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From Justin Bieber's Facebook to The Killing: Rosie Larsen Case File: The Internet makes entertainment better

"Facebook: Justin Bieber," www.facebook.com/JustinBieber

Pop sensation Justin Bieber is one of many artists and bands whose Facebook pages are taking advantage of the new Listen button, which gives fans an easy way to listen to music through their favorite playback services -- such as Spotify and Mog -- directly from Facebook pages. After the fan clicks on the button, the music service the person uses most frequently will begin playing the band or artist's most popular songs. As the services are also Timeline apps, the listening activity also posts to the Facebook Timeline as it happens.

"Crackle," www.crackle.com

The digital network, a property of Sony Pictures Entertainment, offers films and TV shows from the Sony library, along with original programming, from a base in Culver City, Calif. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards -- honoring film and video productions; Web ads, videos and films; and local,
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Casting Bits: Selena Gomez in ‘The Sky is Everywhere’, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Kumail Nanjiani in ‘Hell & Back’

Casting Bits: Selena Gomez in ‘The Sky is Everywhere’, Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn and Kumail Nanjiani in ‘Hell & Back’
[1] Now that her hit Disney series Wizards of Waverly Place has come to an end, Selena Gomez has been trying to make the transition into non-Disney movies with projects ranging from last year's Monte Carlo to the upcoming Harmony Korine-directed Spring Breakers. The latest addition to her slate is The Sky is Everywhere, an adaptation of Jandy Nelson's Ya romance of the same title. Gomez will produce the film through her shingle July Moon, developing it as a star vehicle for herself. The plot follows Lennie, an introverted band geek who's used to being overshadowed by her much more outgoing older sister Bailey. When Bailey suddenly dies, however, Lennie struggles to cope and soon finds herself torn between two guys: her dead sister's boyfriend Toby and a charismatic, musically gifted new boy named Joe. The teen love triangle is nothing new, but the book's received pretty good reviews; if
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Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn & Kumail Nanjiani Join Stop-Motion Comedy Hell & Back

The twisted minds that had a hand in bringing you such warped TV sketch shows as Human Giant, Pretend Time and Robot Chicken have conspired to take crass stop-motion comedy to the big screen withHell & Back, a horror-comedy starring Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star) and T.J. Miller (Our Idiot Brother). Here the pair play two twenty-something best buds, Remy and Augie, who are happily stuck in manchild mode, but must man up for a rescue mission once a mutual friend is mistakenly sent to hell. Variety reports Rob Riggle, who made memorable appearances in The Hangover, The Other Guys, and Human Giant, has signed on to play this hell-bound bud, who unlike Remy and Augie is willfully entering the realm of adulthood. Also joining the stop-motion feature are Michael & Michael Have Issues's Kumail Nanjiani and The Sarah Silverman Program's Brian Posehn. The stand-up comic who
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Catch up Guide: From E20 to Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

TV: EastEnders E20

"You wanna jump on my wave daddio?" Faith, Ava and Donnie are the newest residents of No 3, Albert Square as this bouncy teen-friendly Ee spin-off returns for a third series (complete with a dubsteppy remix of the theme). Three 10-minute chunks debut online every week, with an omnibus edition on Friday nights. Hot spice 'n' that, innit.

Online from Thu; omnibus Friday, 8.30pm, BBC3

TV: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

If you enjoyed Gary Oldman's new version of Le Carré's classic and want to spend more time in the murky world of cold war espionage, slow meetings and brown carpet Britain, you now have clearance to access the full seven-episode version from 1979. Alec Guinness is on impeccable form, trying to uncover a Soviet mole at the heart of the MI6 circus. Ian Richardson, Joss Ackland, Beryl Reid, Patrick Stewart are among the top-drawer Brit cast in a
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New Blu-ray and DVD Releases: August 23rd

Rank the week of August 23rd’s Blu-ray and DVD new releases against the best films of all-time: New Releases Blitz

(Blu-ray & DVD | Nr | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #9439

Win Percentage: 51%

Times Ranked: 215

Top-20 Rankings: 5

Directed By: Elliott Lester

Starring: Jason StathamPaddy ConsidineAidan GillenZawe AshtonDavid Morrissey

Genres: Crime • Crime Thriller • Police Detective Film • Thriller

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The Beaver

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #5199

Win Percentage: 52%

Times Ranked: 858

Top-20 Rankings: 6

Directed By: Jodie Foster

Starring: Mel GibsonJodie FosterAnton YelchinJennifer LawrenceZachary Booth

Genres: Comedy Drama • Drama • Psychological Drama

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Win Win

(Blu-ray & DVD | Nr | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #2107

Win Percentage: 61%

Times Ranked: 2455

Top-20 Rankings: 6

Directed By: Thomas McCarthy

Starring: Paul GiamattiAmy RyanBobby CannavaleJeffrey TamborBurt Young

Genres: Comedy Drama • Drama • Sports Comedy • Sports Drama

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The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

(Blu-ray & DVD | PG13 | 2011)

Flickchart Ranking: #5643

Win Percentage: 49%

Times Ranked: 725

Top-20 Rankings:
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‘Issues’, Exclusive Look Inside Crackle’s Latest

Some web series pop out as fast as the creative diarrhea works its ways from inception inside the brain of anyone with a camera to the bowels of YouTube. Others, take time. Sometimes years. Crackle’s new half-animated, half-live-action comedy web series Issues falls in the latter of those two camps. The setup of Issues, which percolated during co-creator Matt Oates’ college psych class, is rather simple—Dr. Ted (Josh Cooke) is a disgruntled psychologist sorting out “the bizarre neuroses and psychoses” of animated superheroes. Or, as our own Josh Cohen put it, “Issues is what happens when you take those Jerry Seinfeld and Superman Amex commercials off the streets of New York City and into a pschyologists’s office.” Voicing these original superheroes—like the flashing-exhibitionist Captain Magnificent Seth Green (Austin Powers), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Rob Riggle (The Daily Show), Greg Grunberg (Heroes), and
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Comic-Con Movie and TV Panels Full Schedule

Just in case you’ve never seen any of the shaky handheld video on YouTube and need a quick explanation: TV and movie panels at Comic-Con take place in ballrooms at the convention center, and stars and directors and showrunners show clips of their project and take questions from the audience. It is So. Much. Fun. This is a very brief summary of all of the show and movie panels currently scheduled to be at the 2011 Comic-Con.

There is a boatload of information available about each of these panels – and about everything other panel that will be there – if you go to the main site. Check out the full schedule, which is now downloadable as a Pdf, and see all of the amazing panels being offered, from comic book authors and artists to game previews to costuming to a celebration of Harry Potter fandom, and you’ll see the agony
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Stoopid Monkey Getting YouTube Show

Seth Green is all up in the internet lately. The trailer for his new Crackle series Issues just dropped, and now comes word that he’s launching a new dedicated YouTube channel, Stoopid Monkey, based around the title card of Green and partner Matt Senreich’s Robot Chicken production company. The YouTube channel put out its first video today (below), a short teaser for the combination live-action and stop-motion animation series that will put out two new episodes each Friday for 10 weeks starting this Friday (July 15). The show follows “the misadventures of Stoopid Monkey, Biggie and Qt as they interact with real people.” Animation is being handled by Buddy System Studios with John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner and David Brooks directing. Matthew Beans is head writer on the series and shares producing duties with Nakia Trower-Shuman, Steve Tzirlin and Terence Liff. Related News:Seth Green Gets Animated, Superheroes Have ‘Issues
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Seth Green Gets Animated, Superheroes Have ‘Issues’

Before Seth Green Green Executive Produced stop-motion animation shorts featuring action figures in unlikely situations reciting uncharacteristic lines of dialogue for television’s Comedy Central, he Executive Produced more or less the same program for the web. Sweet J Presents was the original Robot Chicken. Green and Matthew Senreich created, wrote, and produced the show for Sony’s ScreenBlast.com way back in 2001 during the internet’s first online video craze. It lasted one full 12-episode season before it’s funding disappeared when the Dot-com bubble popped. 10 years, a wildly successful television series based on his original web show, and an original reality web series later, Green is once again starring in a Sony web program featuring alt superhero-focused and action figure-oriented animated comedy. Issues is what happens when you take those Jerry Seinfeld and Superman Amex commercials off the streets of New York City and into a pschyologists’s office.
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