Photo-Illustration: Vulture and NBC Paramount+ launches next week, and based upon a preview of the service that owner ViacomCBS offered Wednesday, there’s nothing about it that screams game-changer. That’s not meant as a slam: As sister linear network CBS has demonstrated for decades, being considered exciting or ahead of the curve by members of the media is not a prerequisite for success. And while Paramount+ as a whole may not be revolutionary, the vast and incredibly diverse slate of content outlined yesterday by the streamer actually is impressive — a dramatic improvement over the CBS All Access service it is replacing. By now, you likely have read about many of the biggest projects headed to Paramount+ over the next year or so: Revivals of Frasier, Rugrats , and Yo! MTV Raps; the return of Road Rules and iCarly ; series based on Paramount movies such as Grease , Love Story , The Godfather , and Fatal Attraction . Almost every project announced … [Read more...] about Paramount+ Is Mining for Nostalgia. Will It Work?
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Photo: Left: Getty Images, Center: Paramount+, Right: Getty Images Amy Schumer is bringing back her Emmy and Peabody Award–winning Comedy Central sketch series Inside Amy Schumer — but not for cable. Instead, the revival is headed to Paramount+, where it will be one of the centerpieces of a Comedy Central–branded hub on the new streaming platform. New chapters of well-known Comedy Central titles such as Workaholics, Reno 911! and The Daily Show, along with a new Beavis and Butt-Head movie, are also headed to the service, according to MTV Entertainment Group president Chris McCarthy. The exec unveiled plans for the latest iteration of the 30-year-old cable network Wednesday during a ViacomCBS investors conference outlining the company’s overall streaming strategy. In an interview earlier this week, McCarthy told Vulture the Comedy Central hub “will define comedy” on Paramount+. “It will serve as an anchor for the audience, [telling them] that this is the home for … [Read more...] about Comedy Central Is Getting the Brands Back Together for Paramount+
September 10, 2013 - 11:19 BST hellomagazine.com Kris Humphries has reportedly made plans to sell off the diamond engagement ring he gave to his ex-wife Kim Kardashian Kris Humphries has reportedly made plans to sell off the diamond engagement ring he gave to his ex-wife Kim Kardashian . The basketball player is believed to have struck a deal with auction house Christie's to anonymously sell the ring in an upcoming October auction titled "Bright and Beautiful". While Kris has not formally announced his plans to auction the ring, and the sparkler is listed as the property of a "gentleman", it is speculated that the item is in fact Kim's old engagement ring, according to MailOnline . VIEW GALLERY The impressive Lorraine Schwartz rock features the same details as Kim's ring — a stunning 16.21-carat rectangular cut diamond, flanked by a 1.80-carat diamond on either side. The ring is estimated to fetch between … [Read more...] about Kris Humphries reportedly plans to auction Kim Kardashian’s engagement ring