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Ricky Gervais Rarely Watched American Version of ‘The Office’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, The Office, Features,

Ricky GervaisRicky Gervais isn't emotionally attached to the American version of The Office.

The 51-year-old British comedian - who created the original BBC series - admits he has only watched the NBC version, starring Steve Carell, a few times and is only a fan because it has made him more money than any of his other TV shows. "I don't think I've seen much of it. It wasn't my baby. It was my rights, so I cashed the checks. I think it was good, but I didn't have the same emotional attachment to it. I [have made] more [money] than anything else probably I've ever done. It's the gift that keeps on giving, syndication," he told the June issue of GQ magazine.

Ricky insists he is not worried about the lukewarm response his new show Derek has received from his fans: "I don't worry about it at all. I think I'm pretty self-aware. I think I know what I'm doing. You know when you've been a prat, you know when you're being a prat, you know when something sounds pretentious. They mean they don't like Derek as much as Extras? Science as much as Animals [two of his stand-up specials]? They mean they don't like me. That's what they mean. So they're trying to justify their dislike in a critical response."

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Showtime announces that Dexter season 8 will be the last, starts June 30

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Prime Time, Showtime, News, Spoilers, Video,

Dexter Season 8

Showtime has announced that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be the last for the popular series. The announcement came alongside the reveal that Dexter season 8 would begin on Sunday, June 30th. Showtime broke the news first on the Dexter Facebook fan page alongside a two-minute sneak peek where Dexter and Deb have a particularly intense conversation. If you haven't yet finished season 7, you'll wanna skip this one, since it has some pretty obvious spoilers in it. We've embedded the clip for you after the break.

What do you think of the news of Dexter coming to an end?

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South Park Sued for Copying YouTube Video

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Animation, Comedy, Prime Time, Cable, Video,

Many South Park fans remember the 2008 “Canada on Strike” episode, which celebrated/parodied some of the Internet’s biggest YouTube sensations. The “Chocolate Rain” guy, dramatic gopher and "Star Wars kid" were all portrayed in the episode … but none of them are the one who’s suing the show.

South Park, cable network Comedy Central and parent company Viacom are being collectively sued for copyright infringement of the YouTube hit “What What (in the Butt).” The video, which has scored over 33 million views, was re-made on Park, with Butters playing the role of YouTube singer Samwell. The video above shows a comparison of the two videos, highlighting the similarities.

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VIDEO: 10-Year-Old Opera Singer Wows Talent Judges

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Prime Time, Reality, NBC, Video,


Watch out, . Your (much) younger American match has just been found.

Tuesday night on America’s Got Talent, a small singing sensation wowed the judges with her large voice. That’s when Jackie Evancho, discovered through YouTube auditions, stunned the crowd with her rendition of “O Mio Babbino Caro.”

“I started singing when I was eight years old, because we went to see Phantom of the Opera, so I started singing songs around the house,” the 10-year-old from Philadelphia explained in her pre-taped bio.

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VIDEO: Old Spice Guy Continues to Entertain with Personalized Clips

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Commercials, Video,


He’s made diamonds fall out of oysters, climbed seamlessly onto a horse and swan dived into a hot tub. Now, is mastering social media.

Over the past two days, the Old Spice personality has been cranking out a series of YouTube videos addressing comments/questions posted on such sites as Twitter and Facebook. Although he’s given hilarious shout-outs to actors (e.g. Ashton Kutcher, Alyssa Milano), companies (e.g. Starbucks, VH1) and sports figures (e.g. Chicago Blackhawks, Apolo Ohno), I personally have enjoyed the clips he’s created for the non-personalities the best.

In addition to fighting, romance and bathing advice, Mustafa has even helped deliver a marriage proposal. (She said yes!) Although there are way too many videos to highlight, you can view some of my favorites after the jump. (You can also find other clips on Old Spice’s YouTube channel.)

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VIDEO: YouTube Star Sings on Ellen, Talks to Lady Gaga


Imagine your mother texting you at school to let you know that you’ll be appearing on Ellen.

That’s exactly what happened yesterday to Greyson Michael Chance - the young boy who has rocked the Internet with his Lady Gaga cover.

After seeing his YouTube video, host Ellen DeGeneres immediately flew out the 12-year-old - apparently he’s not 13 - to not only perform “Paparazzi” on national TV, but to speak on the phone with “Miss Gaga” herself.

I can only imagine how low his classmates’ jaws will drop now.

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Vote on Your Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Specials, Sports, Commercials, Video,


It’s hard to sit through an entire - and the commercials - without taking a break or making a kitchen run. If you missed any of the commercials, or want to see them again, YouTube is offering a where you can catch all the in-between game highlights.

Viewers can vote on their favorite advertising spots and share the videos on the social network of their choice.

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How Beautiful: YouTube Breathes New Life into Canceled Series


The CW’s new fall season looked very promising - at first. After some seriously low ratings, the network decided to make a few big changes. People were fired, shows were cut and The Beautiful Life was changed for ever. The series was cut after only two episodes aired. Ouch. Thanks to YouTube, Life .

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The Beautiful Life Lives Again on YouTube

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, The CW, Internet,

The Beautiful Life's Mischa BartonThe season’s very first canceled program is now getting a second life…on the internet.

- featuring Mischa Barton, Sara Paxton and Elle McPherson - was only able to air two episodes before it was yanked by the CW. That left three finished hours sitting on the shelves.

Not wanting to waste what he helped produce, Ashton Kutcher has announced that the remaining segments will be available via YouTube. As of today, the first three weeks have been posted. The last two will debut on Monday.

“What we feel like we’re doing is creating, in some ways, an industry first,” Kutcher told Reuters. “A show that couldn’t find its legs on television, we believe can find its legs on the Web.”

Thanks to a partnership with Hewlett-Packard, all episodes will air commercial-free.

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Wife Swap Family at Center of Helium Balloon Drama

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, ABC, News, Video,

The Heene Family on Wife Swap

UPDATE: In an interview with CNN, Falcon Heene apparently claims to have pulled the stunt for a show.
UPDATE: Falcon Heene has been found safe. He had been hiding in an attic at his family’s home.

The missing child at the center of today’s wild balloon drama was no stranger to reality television.

Over the past year, 6-year-old Falcon Heene and his family have been the subject of two episodes of . The Colorado-based storm chasers first appeared on the show on October 3, 2008 and were then chosen as fan favorites for the program’s 100th episode on March 13, 2009. The Heene boys were also featured in a number of YouTube videos. (You can view one of those after the jump.)

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