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VIDEO: Trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s ‘Million Ways to Die’

if you've ever wondered what 1,000 Ways to Die would be like if it were set in a fictional town during the American Old West, Seth MacFarlane has answered your prayers.

In his upcoming A Million Ways to Die in the West, the Family Guy creator - who co-wrote and directed the film - stars as Albert, a nobody-type guy who falls for Charlize Theron's character, who in turn teaches him how to become a good enough gunslinger to rival Liam Neeson's villainous outlaw. The comedy - which, judging from the trailer (seen above), seems to deliver on the gore - also stars Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, and Neil Patrick Harris and hits theaters on May 30.

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Skype Debuts Trailer for Victoria Beckham Doc

Victoria BeckhamCalling all Victoria Beckham worshipers!

Fans of the Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer will have the chance to see what went on behind the scenes of her stylish operation during New York Fashion Week Fall 2013. Teaming up with Skype, Victoria had cameras follow her around à la day-in-the-life style for her upcoming documentary, Five Years - The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story.

Although it's not quite a rags-to-riches story (she was Posh Spice, after all), the 39-year-old indicates in the trailer (seen after the jump!) that her pop star-to-fashion designer journey was not an easy one: "I always dreamed of designing a collection; it was always my passion. I was a Spice Girl married to a footballer. I was trying to do something that no one had really done before."

There's no word yet as to when the complete documentary will be released, but Skype claims that it's "coming soon."

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The Problem with Facebook [Video]

The problem is the only way Facebook has found to make money is by treating all entities on the site as advertisers and charging them to share their content.

This business plan backfires because 1) not all entities ARE advertisers and 2) it was the content from these people, specifically friends, family, and creators that made the site worth visiting in the first place.

Now the incentives are misaligned:

  • Individuals want to see great content, but they are now seeing more paid content and organically shared content which appeals to the lowest common denominator (babies, weddings, and banal memes)
  • Creators want to reach fans but their posts are being throttled to force them to pay to be seen
  • Brands and advertisers have to pay once to advertise their page on Facebook, and then pay again to reach the people who have already liked their page. Plus Facebook is not a place where people generally go to buy things.

Facebook stands in contrast to other social media like Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram where all content is shared with all followers.


New ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Released

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Disney is bringing Sleeping Beauty to life - Lord of the Rings style.

In a new trailer for Maleficent - which sees Angelina Jolie portraying the eponymous villianess opposite Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora - clips of the original 1959 animated film are intercut against the live-action adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale, emphasizing the advancements in animation today. More new scenes featuring Jolie appear in the video (seen after the jump), including one which sees her - despite her evil reputation - warning the princess, "Aurora there is an evil in this wood and I cannot keep you from it," followed by what appears to be an epic battle involving Tolkien-like giant thorns that come to life.

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Mophie Space Pack increases both battery power and storage of iPhone 5 and 5s

Mophie Space Pack iPhone

I've got a lot of love for Mophie and its line of Juice Pack and Powerstation charging devices for smartphones, tablets, and pretty much anything that charges over USB. I've owned them since the original was released for the iPhone 3G way back when. Now, the company is looking to expand into new territory with the Mophie Space Pack. The Space Pack is a battery case for the iPhone that also incorporates built-in storage, allowing users of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s expand the overall storage capacity of their devices. Available soon in 16GB and 32GB variants, users will be able to store any type of file on the Space Pack, including iTunes content, photos, and videos, all managed through the Mophie Space app. The 16GB model will sell for $149, while the 32GB version will be $179. Both are available for pre-order today, and begin shipping on March 14, 2014.

Check out a video demo of how it works after the break.

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Lea Michele Debuts Track “Battlefield”

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Videos, Pop, New Releases,

Lea Michele debuted her new single "Battlefield" which features on her forthcoming album Louder.

The Glee star - who lost her co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith earlier this year when he passed away following an accidental heroin and alcohol overdose in July at the age of just 31 - released a teaser online of the ballad which tells the story of a lost love and is a follow-up to her first single "Cannonball," which was released earlier this month. "You and I / We have to let it each other go / We keep holding on but we both know / What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield / Peace will come when one of us puts down the guns / Be strong for both of us / No please, don't run, don't run / Eye to eye, we face our fears unarmed on the battlefield," she sings.

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VIDEO: Watch the ‘Sherlock’ Prequel to Season 3

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, BBC, Internet, Video,

The BBC has extended a nice holiday gift to Sherlock fans, by way of releasing a mini-episode prequel to the show's third season.

Simply titled "Many Happy Returns," the 7-minute video - penned by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat - sees Inspector Lestrade listening to a convincing theory that Sherlock Holmes is still alive and solving cases two years after his supposed death. Although Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't get much face time save for a previously recorded video played at the end of the clip, we do get to see plenty of Martin Freeman (Dr. John Watson)! Enjoy your British TV Christmas gift - hopefully it'll hold you over until the show returns to PBS on January 19th!

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VIDEO: First Look at Johnny Depp in ‘Transcendence’

Will Transcendence finally be the one Johnny Depp film these days that isn't a complete flop? From the looks of the trailer - which begins promisingly but then ends on a rather boring note (we don't need a film to tell us that our society spends way too much time plugged in online these days) - I wouldn't hold out too much hope. Even my excitement in the fact that this is the directorial debut of Christopher Nolan's favorite cinematographer, Wally Pfister, has been lost after seeing the trailer.

Who knows - perhaps I shouldn't judge a film on its trailer. Hopefully when I check out Transcendence (in theaters starting April 18, 2014), I won't be thinking about how it seems like a bad quasi-prequel to The Matrix.

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Cameron Diaz Promotes Health, Body Diversity in New Book

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Celebrities, Health & Beauty, Videos,

Cameron Diaz with 'The Body Book'In a sea of advertisements where underage models are constantly used and already-thin celebrities are edited until their unrecognizeable, model-turned-actress Cameron Diaz has come to change things with her new book, The Body Book.

A short behind-the-scenes video of Diaz photographing women (of all shapes, sizes, and ethnicities!) for her book has been released (seen after the jump) in which the Counselor star promotes overall health and loving one's body instead of weight loss.

The 41-year-old has also been promoting going makeup free, as she even appeared in a photo holding a copy of The Body Book with what seems to be a completely fresh face!

Hopefully more celebrities take notice and jump onto Diaz's body-positive bandwagon.

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Britney Spears Teases ‘I Am Britney Jean’ Documentary

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Reality, Specials, Cable, Internet, News, Video,

Britney Spears has unveiled a sneak preview of I Am Britney Jean.

The "Work B***h" singer teased fans on Twitter before posting a link to a short 30 second clip today, in which her crew members reveal she has been under "pressure" in the lead up to her residency in Las Vegas which launches later this month. The 32-year-old singer is seen performing a series of complicated dance routines before a crew member explains, "There is a lot more people watching which creates a lot more pressure for her. I'm actually worried about whether the show is going to be ready."

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