Three of television’s most talked-about shows are headed to PaleyFest LA in 2018.
The Times’ can exclusively confirm that Netflix’s cultural phenomenon “Stranger Things,” NBC’s revitalized revival of “Will & Grace” and ABC’s ratings juggernaut “The Good Doctor” will all be featured at next year’s PaleyFest LA held March 16-25.
“For thirty-five years PaleyFest LA has set the standard for what a television festival should be,” Paley Center president and CEO Maureen J. Reidy said in a statement Thursday. “We’re so proud to announce the first three selections for this special anniversary, each of which represent the best of what television has to offer, and epitomize the stellar programming featured at PaleyFest LA year after year.”
To the surprise of almost no one, the video for “Despacito” tops YouTube’s year-end rankings of the most popular music videos of 2017. The collaboration between Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee has logged nearly 4.5 billion views, the only video to surpass the 4-billion views threshold.
It took “Despacito” just 204 days to become the most-watched video in YouTube history, the first to surpass 3 billion views and the only video to score more than 4 billion views, YouTube reports. It ranked as the most-viewed music video in more than 50 countries.
Following “Despacito,” Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” landed at No. 2 with more than 2.5 billion views and spawned a choreography video by Kyle Hanagami that finished No. 2 on YouTube’s companion list of the top trending videos of the year. It has registered more than 119 million views.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has reportedly found more records from its 1993 investigation of Michael Jackson — records that include an audio recording of an interview with Corey Feldman.
Feldman has long maintained that he named his alleged abusers in the course of that investigation, but the sheriff’s office said previously that it had no record of him doing so.
“In a container which included the original reports from the investigation, the Sheriff’s Office located some detective working copies of audio recordings made during the investigation. A copy of Mr. Feldman’s interview was located,” a sheriff’s spokesperson told Fox News via email Wednesday.
Time’s Person of the Year is more than a person: It’s a movement.
Under the umbrella “the Silence Breakers,” the magazine has honored the legions of women coming forward about sexual harassment in the workplace as its most influential entity of 2017.
“The hashtag #MeToo (swiftly adapted into #BalanceTonPorc, #YoTambien, #Ana_kaman and many others), which to date has provided an umbrella of solidarity for millions of people to come forward with their stories, is part of the picture, but not all of it,” the magazine said.
So much of the advice that was given to me when I was 15 and 16 years old, I took. Everything from the logistics of how to get on at a comedy club to discipline and patience. A lot of what people talked about was that it took a really long time to become a good comedian. That was important to hear.
Netflix is parting ways with Danny Masterson, star of “The Ranch,” in light of multiple sexual assault accusations made against the actor earlier this year.
“As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of ‘The Ranch,’” a Netflix spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Times on Tuesday. “Yesterday was his last day on the show, and production will resume in early 2018 without him.”
Representatives for Masterson provided The Times with the following statement from the actor regarding his dismissal: