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CBS is looking to be a television pioneer in the digital arena. Today, the longstanding station launched CBS All Access — their new digital subscription Video On Demand and live streaming service. Consumers will now have access to thousands of hours of programming from CBS Television’s current lineup, previous seasons and classic shows.

For just $5.99 a month, buyers will be able to watch whatever they want through through CBS.com — and its Smartphone compatible. The new service will also allow users to stream local CBS Television stations live in 14 of the largest U.S. markets.

Jim Lanzone, President and CEO, CBS Interactive, said: “Our focus is to develop the best cross-platform video experience possible. We want our audiences to be able to watch CBS’s industry-leading content live and on demand whenever and wherever they want. CBS All Access delivers on that promise by giving our audience not only more CBS content but also more ways to watch in a seamless user experience. We’ve integrated the service into our existing offerings and look forward to bringing it to all major digital platforms — including additional connected devices — in the coming months.

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After Leonardo DiCaprio passed on playing Apple founder Steve Jobs in the official film adaptation of his Author Walter Isaacson written biography, Christain Bale has reportedly taken on the role. The movie is rumored to be titled Jobs and will be directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin will produce along with Mark Gordon and Guymon Casady.

Sorkin said the film will revolve around Apple’s famous product launches and will be divided into 3 long acts.

“The first one being the Mac,” he told the Daily Beast. “The second one being NeXT, after he had left Apple. And the third one being the iPod. “It’s a little like writing about the Beatles,” he added. “There are so many people out there that know him and revere him.”

Shooting will reportedly start this Spring. (via Variety)

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Miss Info: I’m just as excited as the next person about the idea of Chris Rock and Prince hitting that legendary SNL stage…The only problem is….this only guarantees that the opening monologue from Rock will be incredible and biting and edgy and on point…and the two musical performances by Prince will be entertaining and possibly bizarre and hopefully vintage and definitely memorable. But what about the other hour and change of skits? With the horrible writing and mediocre comic skill that we’ve suffered through pretty consistently for the past few seasons on this show….I’m not that optimistic. Maybe they should let Chris Rock handle all the scripts and bring in some of his own co-stars? Seriously. Please?

Anyway, it all goes down on Novemember 1st. Mark your calendars!

via Vulture

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Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have commited to develop a new made-for-tv drama for the Syfy network. Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the duo’s upcoming flick, Incorporated, which is described “as a futuristic espionage thriller set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power. The drama will be the story of one man’s efforts to beat the system.”

The film will come through Ben and Matt’s Pearl Street Films venture, and will mark their second scripted project to date. The first being a Fox network pilot, The Middle Man, with Affleck set to direct. (via Hollywood Reporter)

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Zach Galifianakis Talks New Movie ‘Birdman,’ Fatherhood & Why He Hates the Red Carpet

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A drunk flight from Ireland to a jail cell in New York doesn’t sound out of the ordinary, does it? (Hey, we’ve all been there). But that’ll be leaving out the best part(s) of how Shia LaBeouf got arrested this summer. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, the Fury actor gave a detailed account of his truly bizarre run-in with the law, which involved a 30-minute conversation with a homeless soldier, an invitation to a Cabaret show and giving a leather pants-wearing Allan Cumming a slap on the ass. Turn down for what?

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Zach Galifianakis made a long overdue appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to promote his new movie, Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), which is already an Oscar favorite. The slimmed-down actor-comedian talked about shooting said film in just 30 days, being a dad to a one-year-old son, and why he hates red carpet interviews. In fact, Zach went in on celebrity culture as a whole during a recent post-screening press conference for Birdman, which itself takes satirical jabs at today’s society:

Being a celebrity is shit. It’s dumb. I’m not interested in it. I like to be an actor and that’s it. The blurred lines are, I think, man-made. I think celebrity is a man-made thing. It’s not innate in us. We have people telling us we should pay attention to these people for the wrong reasons — their personal lives and that stuff. I’m just being honest. I would rather do my work and go home and watch Lifetime or something.

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T.I. brought the sounds of Atlanta to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night. Dressed in all-black and backed by a live band, the Hustle Gang CEO hit the AT&T Outdoor Stage to perform “No Mediocre” and “About the Money.” The two songs serve as singles off TIP’s Paperwork: The Motion Picture album, due October 21.

Featuring appearances from Usher, Chris Brown, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Jeezy, The-Dream, and more, fans can click here to stream the full album in its entirety a week early, and click here to pre-order on iTunes.

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Ok, so as a Brit, I wasn’t familiar with this pumpkin spice trend at all (and if you aren’t either, allow Info to fill you in below). But thankfully my fellow countryman John Oliver is up on pumpkin spice and all its disgusting forms, and decided to take them to task on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight.

Miss Info: It started years ago, when all the coffee spots like Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks would bring out “seasonal” flavors for fall….namely pumpkin spice, and then egg nog, and maybe like cranberry or something. They’re all completely disgusting and sweet and horrible.

Now we have pumpkin spice EVERYTHING. Donuts, candy, candles, lotion, air fresheners, muffins, ice cream, sodas…

The conspiracy here is…I haven’t found a single person who really wants these inventions, and yet, they’re everywhere. I CAN BARELY WITHSTAND A FEW BITES OF PUMPKIN PIE ONCE A YEAR AT THANKSGIVING.

The tyranny of the spicy pumpkins is strong.

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Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel brought the Shmoney Dance to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night. Just hours after hundreds of people gathered outside NBC Studios at Rockefeller Center for a Flash Shmob, Shmurda made his late-night television network debut, performing his popular single “Hot Ni**a” with help from The Roots. Moments before hitting the stage, the GS9 rapper released his new single “Bobby Bi**h” which can be streamed here.

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