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Rogue One Trailer: Yes, Darth Vader is in it

Rogue One Trailer: Yes, Darth Vader is in it

When you are one of the most iconic hero-anti-hero-villain-tragic-hero figures in entertainment history, even a one-second appearance in a two-minute trailer will be enough to have the Internet buzzing. The latest "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" trailer has just confirmed what everyone practically knows already, and still everyone is talking about it nonetheless. Yes, Darth Vader, the Jedi formerly known as Anakin Skywalker, is in the film. Because how could he not be.

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Amazon’s Hugh Hefner docuseries premieres in 2017

Amazon’s Hugh Hefner docuseries premieres in 2017

Amazon has decided to launch a new original series: “American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story.” The company describes its latest original show as a “docuseries,” saying it draws from more than 17,000 hours of video footage and more than 2600 scrapbooks as the basis for its show. The docuseries will include reenactments and some archival footage, as well as interviews relevant to the show, to tell Hefner’s story. The show’s first season will span 13 episodes, and will be available in five different regions starting next year.

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Twitter Moments rolls out to more creators, everyone else soon

Twitter Moments rolls out to more creators, everyone else soon

Twitter has announced that it's rolling out its Moments feature to more users today. The feature, which allows users to string together a series of tweets to make one comprehensive story, was launched last year and has so far been slow to move into wider tests. That's changing today, but the feature won't be available for all Twitter users for some time to come.

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Amazon pilot episodes will stream on Twitch this month

Amazon pilot episodes will stream on Twitch this month

Amazon has a pretty effective method for choosing which original shows it is going to proceed with — it makes the pilot episodes for its most promising upcoming shows available to Prime subscribers, using their feedback in part to determine whether they’re going to proceed with a series. In a first, Amazon is also going to make the pilots available to the general public for one day by streaming them on Twitch.

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Yahoo View launches, bringing Tumblr integration to free Hulu shows

Yahoo View launches, bringing Tumblr integration to free Hulu shows

Yahoo is making a play for the increasing number of cord cutters out there, today announcing Yahoo View. The new service, which is live now in the US, is product of Yahoo becoming a preferred partner of Hulu, offering up a selection of Hulu's free TV shows and movies. On its own, that wouldn't be a very big announcement, as there are plenty of preferred Hulu partners out there, but in an effort to make itself stand out from the crowd, Yahoo View has tossed a certain degree of Tumblr integration into the mix.

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Stranger Things featured in Netflix’s first 360-degree video

Stranger Things featured in Netflix’s first 360-degree video

In case you haven't heard, the new show Stranger Things is Netflix's latest binge-watching hit. It just debuted a few weeks ago, and now fans are already clamoring for a second season. With the series as popular as it is right now, it makes sense that Netflix would feature it in its first 360-degree video experiment. While it's only two minutes long, the video puts viewers directly inside a tense scene from the mystery drama.

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George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ may get a television adaptation

George R.R. Martin’s ‘Wild Cards’ may get a television adaptation

Game of Thrones fans may be bracing themselves for the end of their favorite show when the final season airs in 2018, but those who enjoy author George R.R. Martin's writing may be relieved to hear that another of his creations could be getting a TV adaptation. Following the recent news that HBO may develop a Game of Thrones spin-off, something Martin has supported, the author himself revealed that the rights to his Wild Cards series were picked up Universal Cable Productions.

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Hulu is developing several pop culture documentaries, including Batman and Bond

Hulu is developing several pop culture documentaries, including Batman and Bond

While Netflix continues to bolster its original content lineup with new series, streaming video rival Hulu has announced it's working on a line of new original documentaries. Craig Erwich, Hulu's senior vice president of global content, revealed on Friday that the service will establish its Limelight Documentary Series with several exclusive documentaries focusing on little-known people and stories in the world of pop culture.

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Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

While critics have widely panned Suicide Squad, the new DC Comics supervillain movie from Warner Bros., that isn't stopping eager fans from buying tickets to its theatrical release. The film made its domestic debut on Thursday evening, and ended up setting a box office record for August openings, bringing in $20.5 million.

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Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

Star Wars live-action TV show in the works from Lucasfilm and ABC

A live-action TV show set in the Star Wars universe is something that's been rumored and whispered about for many years now. Series creator George Lucas even had plans for a show called Star Wars Underworld, back before the franchise was acquired by Disney. However, it seems official talks are ongoing once again, as ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey recently revealed they were working with Lucasfilm on the concept.

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‘Stranger Things’ will (likely) be back for a second season

‘Stranger Things’ will (likely) be back for a second season

Netflix has a big summer hit on its hands called 'Stranger Things,' and we can expect to see a second season, at least if comments recently made by company CEO Reed Hastings are anything to go by. When asked about the show's future, Hastings said Netflix "would be dumb not to" release a second season. As is typical for Netflix, the company hasn't released any viewership numbers for the show; however, ratings are strong and expansive across the web, and social media reveals a largely very positive reception among viewers.

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Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Sling TV will offer NFL Network and NFL RedZone soon

Before this year’s football season kicks off, Sling TV will add both NFL Network and NFL RedZone to its livestreaming TV service. The company hasn’t announced whether these offerings will be available as standalone add-ons or in certain packages, though a statement from it suggests that NFL Network may be more readily available while RedZone will be a separate option for subscribers.

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