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David Lynch says he let Kanye West down because he couldn't come up with a good music video idea

David Lynch was going to direct a Kanye West music video, but the project ultimately fell through after Lynch couldn't figure out any good ideas for it. "I feel I let him down a little bit," Lynch tells The Daily Beast. Lynch said in an interview last year that the Yeezus track "Blood on the Leaves" was a favorite of his, and that apparently led to him and West meeting up. Certainly, it's easy...

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Amazon should turn these pilots into TV shows

Today, Amazon Studios posted a fresh batch of five TV pilots as part of its year-old, semi-crowdsourced production efforts. This third season, which includes two hour-long dramas and three half-hour comedies, indicates a stepping up on Amazon’s part, particularly in terms of who’s behind the camera: this time around, the roster includes Shaun Cassidy, creator of American Gothic, Marc Forster (World War Z), and Steven Soderbergh, who in his return from “retirement" has really taken to the small screen.

As it’s done before, Amazon Studios is soliciting feedback from the pilot’s viewers and says it will use that input to decide which shows go on to produce full seasons — basically, a more transparent version of the big advantage companies like Amazon and Netflix have when it comes to measuring their users’ interest in real-time. As Bill Carr, vice president of digital music and video, has said: “data drives what we put in front of customers.”

So what did the data fairy bring us...

So what did the data fairy bring us this pilot season?

It's come to this: new sitcom is based around people not using their cellphones

What on Earth would a modern sitcom look like if all of its main characters didn't use a cellphone? Maybe it would be something like every series made before the 2000s, or maybe it would be a smart take on today's culture. Either way, Fox is about to find out. According to Deadline, it's ordered a pilot episode — which will very likely be aired to the public — for a show called All Together Now, which features the daring premise of six twenty-somethings all agreeing to turn off their mobile...


Watch 13 of the internet's best 'Simpsons' videos

Love 'The Simpsons,' but tired of just watching episodes? Here are some of internet's best 'Simpsons' videos. From fan-made compilations to cast interviews, these videos are essential for any fan of the show.

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The Flash is a horrible runner in this new poster

The CW today revealed the latest poster for the upcoming The Flash series. Here, Barry Allen taps into the Speed Force to create his iconic symbol. It's a solid poster. But The Verge writers sat down and dug a little deeper into what's happening here.

Adi Robertson: The interesting thing about TV is that it's subverted film's blue / orange filter. Although maybe Gotham will bring it back, based on the posters.

Ross Miller: So... is he...

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