Mo's Digital Last Word: SLOW HAND STRIKES AGAIN
Couple of scandals brewing across the pond.
A new book about Eric Clapton, “Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton”, by by Paul Scott, is being excerpted in London’s Daily Mail.
The biggest headline-grabber involves the rumour that Clapton and Diana, the Princess of Wales, may have had an affair in the early ’90s.
Between Clapton, and possibly Bryan Adams, and the polo player, the red haired guy, and Doctor Kahn .. Makes you wonder how she had time for princessing …
You may be ears deep in House of Cards – you may even be done (and I hear it doesn’t end well), but did you know that the Chinese love it as well?
They’re crazy about the Underwoods, and they don’t even have Netflix. In some of these non-Netflix countries, third party websites like China’s SohuTV work directly with show producers to allow hit shows like ‘House of Cards’ to stream on their website.
The fact of the matter is that the show is pirated … in China, India, Australia, Poland and Greece, although Netflix plans to have a foot print in those countries, among 200 others, by 2017.
China also loves Saturday Night Live, so much so that China-based online video website Sohu.com has teamed up with Saturday Night Live as Lorne Michaels plans to bring the show to China.
While the website already streams the U.S. edition of the show in China, this new version will feature a cast of Chinese-based comedians for a show “featuring live music and sketch comedy.” Live from Beijing.
About an hour later you won’t think it’s funny again. .
Sohu CEO Charles Zhang attends the 2014 China Internet Conference at Beijing International Convention Center on Aug. 28, 2014 in Beijing.