[video] Dave Chappelle on escaping fame, returning to stand-up with Netflix

Full interview with the the funniest man on the planet still.

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been making people laugh for 30 years. His career exploded after two hilarious seasons of “Chappelle’s Show” on Comedy Central, but he suddenly abandoned it at the height of his success. Now, he’s back with a three-part stand-up comedy special on Netflix. Chappelle often shies away from interviews, but he sat down with Gayle King for an in-depth conversation you’ll see only on “CBS This Morning.”

Nate Parker scores $17.5 million for Nat Turner Slave Rebellion movie at Sundance

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Somebody get Stacy Dash on the phone.

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Birth came to Sundance with big expectations, with many major buyers seeing it as an Oscar contender, especially given the controversy surrounding the past two years of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Parker, 36, quit acting for two years to realize the passion project that he wrote, produced, directed and toplined. He put in $100,000 of his own money to fly around the country to talk to anyone who might want to finance it. A dozen investor groups — which included former NBA player Michael Finley and San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker — cobbled together the film’s $10 million budget.

Just as the world-premiere Sundance Film Festival screening of The Birth of a Nation was about to end on Monday, filmmaker and star Nate Parker snuck out of the Eccles Center theater and into a side room.

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NBC Kills New Bill Cosby Sitcom Pilot

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From America’s most loved to most hated…real quick.

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In January, NBC announced with fanfare a plan to bring Bill Cosby back to television. Now, that pilot has been killed as Cosby’s public persona continues to suffer from recent and renewed accusations from multiple accusers that the comedian, now 77, sexually assaulted them. A source told BuzzFeed News, on Wednesday morning, the plug was officially pulled on the show.

After struggling to find success in a broad family comedy, NBC reached into its past in an attempt to fix that problem and made a deal with Cosby around the idea that he would play a patriarchal grandfather. Sony was to be the show’s producer, but in an unusual deal, NBC was paying Cosby directly, with a large financial penalty attached should the project not go forward.

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Netflix and MTV Networks Announce Deal to Stream ‘South Park’ and Trove of Nickelodeon Shows on Netfl

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NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, April 6 /PRNewswire/ — Previous seasons of COMEDY CENTRAL’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series “South Park” along with hit Nickelodeon shows like “iCarly” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” have joined the thousands of movies and TV episodes that Netflix subscribers can watch instantly on their computers and TVs.

The agreement was announced today by Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world’s largest online movie rental service, MTV Networks (MTVN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA.A and VIA.B), and South Park Digital Studios LLC, the joint venture between “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and COMEDY CENTRAL.

Comic geniuses Parker and Stone are the creative forces behind “South Park,” which features the misadventures of four foul-mouthed, troublemaking young boys in a small town nestled in the Colorado Rockies. The first nine seasons of “South Park” – 139 episodes in all – are now available to be instantly streamed from Netflix. Continue reading

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It’s something you can’t get on the Roku. Nor on LG’s BD300. Nor on Samsung’s P2500 / P2550 Blu-ray players. Nor through Netflix’s own “Watch Instantly” portal. It’s high-def Netflix streaming, and it’s coming first to Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Just in case you glossed over this massively huge tidbit when digesting the new dashboard information this morning, we’re here to remind you that when the aforesaid dash hits on November 19th, with it will come HD Netflix streaming for (US-based, presumably) Xbox Live Gold members. You should know that this is only a “soft launch” with about 300 titles available for now, and the litany of details you’re surely craving simply aren’t available at present time. At any rate, we’d say things just got a lot more interesting in the world of digital downloads, but there’s really no need. The real question is: when will everyone else follow suit, and how quickly can we expect current Netflix streamers to get the HD upgrade?

Update: We’re hearing this whole HD Netflix streaming thing may actually hit all those other boxes in late November as well. Guess we’ll see in time, huh?

Netflix Aims to Kill Off DVD, Set to Release Streaming Box…

DVD’s will soon join where CD’s have been for the last few years,held on to those who have not joined the 21st. Century. Gizmodo has all the info on this game-changing device for your new HD television.

Netflix’s first streaming box is finally here and it’s pretty damn brilliant of a setup. First of all, the box is 99 bucks, and designed by Roku. It’s fanless and quiet; has HDMI and optical outputs; and is about the size of five CD cases stacked together. Any Netflix disc mailing plan over $9 gets you unlimited streaming of almost 10,000 titles. Unlimited! 10K titles! Take that Apple TV and VuDu!

Full story and pics here…