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YouTube Kids: Implications for the Kids Media Industries

David Kleeman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Kids already spend lots of time with YouTube, and it's become not only a top entertainment destination, but a key contributor to their learning. Increasingly, young people look for visual demonstrations to answer questions.

LOOK: Actors Amber Stevens And Andrew J. West's Cozy Winter Wedding

BRIDES | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Amber Stevens first met Andrew J. West on the set of ABC's Greek in 2008, where they played an onscreen couple.

The Enjoyable and Oddly Gripping NBC Series 'The Blacklist'

Ahmad Khan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

A notable and transformative shift has taken place at NBC. The network has chosen to bet its Thursday night on more serious dramas in hopes of aligning its programming with the viewing preferences of American audiences.

Who Else Wants to Be Happy?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 02.24.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The Great Western Disease is "I'll be happy when..." This is our belief that happiness is a static and finite goal, within our grasp when we get that promotion, or buy that house, or find that mate, or whatever.

Alaska's Film Industry Is Growing, but Budget Crunch Puts Tax Credits in Limbo

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Tax credits documented in a new state report show that Alaska's film industry has continued to grow even as state lawmakers prepare to gut the film incentive program.

Advancing the 'Weird Brown Girl Movement'

Sarah Beauchamp | Posted 02.19.2015 | Black Voices
Sarah Beauchamp

An African City is creator Nicole Amarteifio's web series chronicling the lives of five young Ghanaian women. In the comments on YouTube, someone asks, "Why are they acting like white girls?" Filmmaker, and one of the stars of An African City, Nana Mensah has never known how to answer that question.

Bogus Reps Anger Even More Comcast Customers

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Christopher Elliott

What follows is easily one of the most bizarre epilogues to an already bizarre story about bad customer service. It involves harassing phone calls, threats to cut off service and the use of unusually vulgar language, even by Internet standards.

Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie TV

Maura Kelly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Maura Kelly

Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.

Let's See More #DeafTalent in Hollywood

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

With so many talented deaf/HoH performer working to catch their big break in Hollywood, it is inexcusable that hearing actors and actresses continue being cast for these roles. Deaf parts belong to deaf performers.

The 11 Hottest TV Affairs

www.vanityfair.com | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment

TV today is jam packed with clandestine clinches and scandalous sex scenes. I mean, a show called The Affair won the Golden Globe for best drama. Sapp...

Here's Why NBC MUST Keep Brian Williams

Mike Hegedus | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Network news has been 'localized' and I think we can use Brian Williams to remind us of that. So please, NBC, don't fire Brian Williams.

Fresh Off The Boat Makes People Uncomfortable, And That's A Great Sign

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 02.11.2015 | Entertainment
Sahra Vang Nguyen

Fresh Off The Boat is centered around perspectives of the Asian American experience, inspired by the real life voice of Eddie Huang, positions the white experience as different, and features Asian characters played by real Asian people.

Brian Williams, NBC, Social Media, PR and Branding

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

I am not ready to conclude, as some have, that the new media age offers a free pass on traditional media ethics and credibility. If anything, our social media age demands higher standards of transparency, authenticity and believability.

For 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' star James Sweeney, mixed feelings about reality TV fame

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

If you've watched the reality TV show "Ultimate Survival Alaska," you know James Sweeney. In a field of mild, mostly upbeat competitors, he stands ...

I Am Not Just a Statistic; I Am a Nielsen Family.

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.05.2015 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

You've probably noticed a surge in ratings for Saved By The Bell: The College Years. This is because I am a Nielsen household. Yes, it's true.

'Papering the House' at the Super Bowl?

Robert Marich | Posted 02.05.2015 | Media
Robert Marich

The phrase "paper the house" refers to giving away free or discounted tickets in the rear of a concert auditorium in order to make the venue seem full to those sitting up front who paid full price.

Afterlife Files Takes The Deepest Possible Look Into Electronic Voice Phenomena

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 01.30.2015 | Weird News
Ritoban Mukherjee

I think we all know about Electronic Voice Phenomena. But still, just FYI, when the dead attempt to communicate with the living, there are a number of stereotypical ways such a communication occurs.

Gov. Bruce Rauner Spent a Lot of Money on TV Advertising During the 2014 Campaign

Reboot Illinois | Posted 01.30.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

More than a quarter of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's $65 million campaign fund went straight to TV advertising during the general election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections information.

Super Bowl Advertising and the Stories That Win Our Hearts and Minds

Damian Bazadona | Posted 01.26.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

As we head into the big game with chips and dip in hand and Deflategate jokes ready to roll, I turned to a leading expert on the topic of Super Bowl advertising, Tony Ponturo of The Kirmser/Ponturo Group, to get his take on the formulas that will ultimately define this year's advertising winners and losers.

Top 10 Love Lessons from 'The Bachelor' (Wedding Crashers Episode)

Em & Lo | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Is Chris Soules so boring that the producers' only recourse is to turn the show into an ongoing bloopers reel? Probably.

MTV's Bold MLK Day Move Will Be One You Won't Want To Miss

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices

On Monday, MTV will air twelve hours of programming in black and white -- and no, this is no accidental glitch. The television network will kick o...

First Lady of Arab Cinema, Faten Hamama, RIP

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.18.2015 | Entertainment
Magda Abu-Fadil

They don't make them like that anymore. The First Lady of Arab cinema and its Golden Age, legend Faten Hamama, is gone, leaving a rich heritage that helped turn her country, Egypt, into a Hollywood on the Nile.

The Best TV Show You're Not Watching

Eden Friedman | Posted 01.13.2015 | Teen
Eden Friedman

Though Interstellar is dazzling, and (full disclosure) did make me cry a little, Black Mirror is utilizing the resources and extended parameters that science fiction provides and using it to help humans evaluate themselves and see their flaws.

As Seen On TV Nutrition Advice

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?

WATCH: 'Duck Dynasty' Star On Her Abortion

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.07.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Though they often appear on the hit A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty," you may not know the real story behind the beardless brother Al Robertson and his...