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‘On the precipice of being a real business’: NBCU’s Oxygen wants to make money from podcasts

NBCUniversal’s Oxygen Media has been in the podcasting business for two years, but this is the year that the cable network hopes that business becomes a real source of revenue.

Since its debut in January 2017, episodes of Oxygen’s flagship podcast, “Martinis Murder” — a weekly talk show focused on true crime stories — have been downloaded more than 8 million times, according to Lisa Hsia, evp of digital for Bravo, Oxygen and Universal Kids Media. However, with the exception of one-off series tied to its TV programming, “Martinis Murder” remains Oxygen’s sole regular podcast show because the company is still waiting to see whether podcasting can generate meaningful revenue before it looks to add more shows and enter the podcast network business, Hsia said.

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‘House of Cards’: Robin Wright Says Claire Underwood Wants to Create a ‘More Positive’ Legacy

As heard on House of Cards’ upcoming sixth and final season: “I’d like to fry her eyeballs.” “She is the Antichrist.” “God never intended a woman to rule this land.” If the vitriol of the (fictional) American public is any indication, the latest occupant of the Oval Office, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), is in for a brutal term.

And when Netflix’s over-the-top political thriller returns, she’s also been hit with a seemingly devastating personal blow: the death of husband Frank Underwood, the blood-curdlingly corrupt politician played by Kevin Spacey for the past five seasons.

'House of Cards' Final Season Trailer: Goodbye to the Old Regime (VIDEO)

‘House of Cards’ Final Season Trailer: Goodbye to the Old Regime (VIDEO)

‘The reign of the middle-aged white man is over,’ declares the new Madam President.

When last seen, Frank had resigned from the presidency ahead of a possible impeachment for

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Parkland Shooting Suspect Nikolas Cruz Wants Victims To Get His $800000 Inheritance

The suspect for the Parkland school shooting said he wants his impending $800,000 inheritance to go to an organization that will support the victims’ family and “facilitate healing” in the community, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the beneficiary of his dead mother’s estate, and he’s due to inherit most of his trust fund over the next two years, according to WTVX Palm Beach. His mother died in November.

Cruz, who is indicted on 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first degree, said he wants to give all of the money away.

“Mr. Cruz does not want those funds, whatever money that he is entitled to,” his attorney Melissa McNeill told a judge in a Broward County courtroom. “He would like that money donated to an organization that the victims’ family believes would be able to facilitate healing in our community or an opportunity

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Tennessee Teacher Accused Of Kidnapping Student For Sex For 38 Days Wants To Change Plea To Guilty

Tad Cummins, the former forensics teacher from Tennessee accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student for 38 days and taking her across state lines for sex, is expected to reverse his not guilty plea.

The announcement came on Thursday after Cummins’ attorney made a court filing describing his client’s desire to change his plea to guilty after “personal reflection,” according to The Tennessean.  In May, Cummins pleaded not guilty to federal charges of charges of obstruction of justice and transporting a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in criminal sexual conduct.

In March 2017, Cummins, then 50, ran off with his former student Elizabeth Thomas. After a national manhunt, the two were discovered hiding out in a remote California cabin where they posed as husband and wife. The former teacher allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with the teen during “most nights” during their five weeks on the

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Drake Wants To Honor Parkland Shooting Victim At ESPY Awards

Celebrities are coming together to voice support for Aaron Feis, the football coach who was killed during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Drake was asked about the coach and said that he thinks Feis deserves to win the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the upcoming ESPYs, according to TMZ Sports.

“I agree,” said Drake, who hosted the awards in 2014.

Rapper Lil Yachty also vocalized support for Feis, who was an assistant football coach and security guard.

“I think that’s amazing. For someone to do that in real life, he had a good heart. He was more than just a coach. In my eyes, you do something like that, you’re a superhero,” he told TMZ. “If the ESPYs [don’t] do it, that’s a problem. Give the man an award.” 

Feis shielded students when a shooter broke out in the Parkland, Florida school. The shooter ultimately killed 17 people before being tracked down and taken

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Amy Duggar Says She Wants To Adopt 13 ‘House Of Horrors’ Siblings

Amy Duggar is known for being the cousin of the large Duggar family in the reality show “19 Kids and Counting.” The 31-year-old, also known as Amy (Duggar) King, is sending good wishes to another large family in the news — the 13 Turpin children who were recently discovered after their parents allegedly abused them and held them captive in their California home. The story of their alleged abuse has touched her heart, and she has expressed a desire to adopt them.

She tweeted that she has shared this wish with her husband, Dillon.

“Just texted Dillon and told him I wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children. I would love to show them true love and have a beautiful life and provide a secure and stable home for them. #ifonly #houseofhorrors,” she tweeted.

She added, “God can restore what the devil has stolen.”

Duggar told People that she has the

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Amy Duggar Says She Wants To Adopt 13 ‘House Of Horrors …

Amy Duggar is known for being the cousin of the large Duggar family in the reality show “19 Kids and Counting.” The 31-year-old, also known as Amy (Duggar) King, is sending good wishes to another large family in the news — the 13 Turpin children who were recently discovered after their parents allegedly abused them and held them captive in their California home. The story of their alleged abuse has touched her heart, and she has expressed a desire to adopt them.

She tweeted that she has shared this wish with her husband, Dillon.

“Just texted Dillon and told him I wanted to adopt all 13 Turpin children. I would love to show them true love and have a beautiful life and provide a secure and stable home for them. #ifonly #houseofhorrors,” she tweeted.

She added, “God can restore what the devil has stolen.”

Duggar told People that she has the

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‘Bachelor In Paradise’ Contestant Accused Of Misconduct Wants To Meet With Victim

Production was halted on this season’s Bachelor In Paradise following accusations of misconduct, which alleged that one contestant had been too intoxicated during a sexual encounter to properly offer consent. Warner Bros. investigated the situation and found no wrongdoing, but lawyers for Corinne Olympios, the alleged victim, have since asked to review footage of the situation themselves. Now, DeMario Jackson (who claims his character was assassinated by accusations) is reaching out to Olympios in the hopes of solving the situation in private.

According to TMZ, sources say that DeMario doesn’t hold a grudge, especially after Warner Bros. said nothing bad went down. The source added that DeMario was “blindsided and confused” by the accusations against him, especially because it was originally told to him that a third party had reported the incident and not Corinne herself.

DeMario had assumed that he and Corinne were going to be friends. He

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Jay-Z Wants Hollywood To Make More Social Justice Projects: "This Is Our Power"

Jay-Z wants the entertainment industry to use its power for good. The hip-hop mogul penned an open letter in The Hollywood Reporter to encourage his peers to invest in projects that highlight social justice issues like police brutality and the unfair justice system.

“The power of one voice is strong, but when it comes to social justice, the power of our collective voices is unstoppable. Now is the time to recognize that through our voices we really can effect change,” he writes. 

This year, the rapper released the documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The film  highlighted the story of 16-year-old Browder who was held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island for two (out of three) years without a trial. He committed suicide in 2015. “We’ve seen some of that change slowly start to happen. President Obama outlawed solitary confinement for juveniles. New York has started the long process

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Chris Brown’s Neighbors Are Fed Up With His Antics, And The LAPD Wants To Talk

The Los Angeles Police Department is hoping to have a heart-to-heart with Chris Brown, and soon.

According to TMZ, the LAPD division that covers the San Fernando Valley neighborhood – where Brown lives – is at the end of their rope. Brown’s neighbors constantly complain about the rapper over everything from the noise level at his home to his reckless driving, drug use, and even assault. It’s unclear if that last one means Brown’s been assaulting people on his block, or if his neighbors are bothered by his history of assault – but either way, the entire neighborhood is tired of his antics.

“Chris is a chronic problem who takes up a tremendous amount of our resources,” a police source told the gossip site.


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