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WATCH: First 5 music videos aired on MTV

Thirty-six years ago in 1981, Americans tuned in to the premiere of Music Television (MTV), the world’s first 24-hour video music channel.

» RELATED: MTV returns to live TV with ‘TRL’-style show 

The four hour broadcast began at 12:01 a.m. Aug. 1, 1981, with footage of the 1981 Space Shuttle launch and 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, both set to rock music.

Then, MTV aired its very first music video: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by British group, The Buggles.

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Here are the first five music videos aired on MTV:

“Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles

“You Better Run” by Pat Benatar

“She Won’t Dance With Me” by Rod Stewart

“You Better You Bet” by The Who

“Little Susie’s On the Up” by Ph.D

Want to watch the entire four-hour broadcast? According to AV Club, someone recorded the whole thing and it’s available for download here.

Facebook event for 'screaming like Goku' in front of university tower gets over 3,000 RSVPs

What event to be held in front of the University of Texas Tower in Austin has garnered the interest of over 3,000 Facebook users?

Is it a massive group study bringing together dedicated young minds? Or a gathering of advocates exhibiting their support for a noble shared cause?

No, it's “screaming like Goku in front of the UT Tower.”

At 4:20 p.m. Oct. 13, interested individuals (of which there are more than 3,500 on Facebook) will gather in front of the UT Tower and scream like the "Dragon Ball Z" protagonist.

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Users commented on the event posting with questions, including, “Do we need our own Krillin to die for us or will one be provided?” and “What if I wanna scream like Gohan during the Cell saga?” and “What level Sayan Goku scream we talking about?”

And simply, “?????????”

Whether you’re really into “Dragon Ball Z” or just really, really need a release, you know where to be come Oct. 13.

Shonda Rhimes to leave ABC, join Netflix

TV viewers who are looking forward to new content from Shonda Rhimes won’t find her new programs on basic television.

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According to Variety, Rhimes is leaving ABC Studios to pursue a deal with Netflix. The Shondaland production company founder reportedly signed a “multi-year production deal” with the streaming service.  

The deal was announced Sunday.

Rhimes had been with ABC for more than 10 years, producing hit shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder.”

“Shondaland’s move to Netflix is the result of a shared plan (Netflix Chief Content Officer) Ted Sarandos and I built based on my vision for myself as a storyteller and for the evolution of my company,” Rhimes said in a statement. “Ted provides a clear, fearless space for creators at Netflix. He understood what I was looking for -- the opportunity to build a vibrant new storytelling home for writers with the unique creative freedom and instantaneous global reach provided by Netflix’s singular sense of innovation. The future of Shondaland at Netflix has limitless possibilities.”

Rhimes already has plans to produce a series and “other projects,” Netflix announced in a news release.

“I’m thrilled by the idea of a world where I’m not caught in the necessary grind of network television,” Rhimes told the Wall Street Journal.

>> Related: Disney to ditch Netflix, launch its own streaming service

The “TGIT” (Thank God it’s Thursday) lineup will continue to air on ABC as Rhimes moves to Netflix

“Our current shows will continue to thrive on ABC and Shondaland will be there every step of the way,” Rhimes said. “I could not have asked for a better home to begin my career.”

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said he is “proud to have given a home to what have become some of the most celebrated and talked about shows on television.”

“Fans can rest assured that TGIT remains intact and will be as buzzed about as ever,” he said.

Read more at Variety, Netflix, and The Wall Street Journal.

 

Ginger Zee, of 'Good Morning America,' announces pregnancy

Another baby is on the way for “Good Morning America” meteorologist Ginger Zee and her husband, media personality Ben Aaron Colonomos.

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On Monday’s show, Zee revealed that she is expecting her second child during a forecast report. She broke the news to viewers at home and her coworkers with hints at her growing baby bump during her weather report.

“I am pregnant!” she shared, as her coworkers cheered and hugged her. “Another baby! Another boy! I feel good. (My belly is) gonna get big. That’s why I had to tell everybody, because it’s already happening.”

Zee also took to Twitter to share the exciting news with fans.

“Adrian already asking to hold his little brother new baby boy coming February 2018,” she captioned a photo of the 1-year-old holding her ultrasound picture.

Get crazy: 'Jersey Shore' cast reveals date for reunion show

Snooki, The Situation and the rest of the “Jersey Shore” gang have set a date for their return to television.

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On Friday, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino went on Instagram to reveal the premiere date for their reunion docu-series: Aug. 20, on E!, People reported.

“Love my roomies forever,” Polizzi wrote in a post that included a video with her, Sorrentino, Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, Jenni “JWoww” Farley and Pauly “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio. The group was jamming to the sounds of “Get Crazy” by LMFAO, the reality show’s theme song. 

E! also released a brief teaser of the series that shows Sorrentino, Polizzi and Delvecchio reuniting and catching fans up on their lives since the show ended, People reported.

The series ran on MTV from 2009 to 2012.

Mets’ Noah Syndergaard had cameo on ‘Game of Thrones’

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard threw a different kind of strike Sunday night.

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The right-hander had a cameo role as a Lannister soldier on “Game of Thrones,” and Syndergaard showed off his arm strength with a deadly spear toss during a surprise attack against his army, USA Today reported.

Syndergaard has been sidelined with a torn latissimus in his right arm, NJ.com reported in June. 

The New York Post reported in March that Syndergaard flew to Spain and took part in the filming, but it was uncertain when the pitcher would appear on the show.

David Letterman to host new Netflix talk show

Legendary late-night star David Letterman will make a television comeback for streaming giant Netflix, according to Variety.

>> PHOTOS: David Letterman through the years

The first season of the new show will consist of six hour-long episodes that will see the former “Late Show” host a conduct in-depth, long-form interviews as well as a few “in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor,” according to a press release.

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Filming is expected to begin later this year with a launch date of sometime in 2018. We have no clue who his first guests will be, but Netflix promises “extraordinary people."

“I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix,” the 70-year-old Letterman said about the announcement. “Here’s what I have learned: If you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”

After losing son, 'American Ninja Warrior' contestant and wife adopt sick baby from same hospital

A family is sharing their story of heartbreak and joy after losing one son and gaining another.

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Katie and Josh Butler of Nashville, Tennessee, welcomed baby boy Dewey in May 2015. He was born with a rare genetic disorder and lived for only 100 days.

The couple told WLBT that it was a devastating time, but the experience of caring for Dewey perfectly prepared them to care for a baby they later adopted from the same hospital.

After Dewey’s death, a nurse told them about another baby at the hospital who had similar medical issues as Dewey, the “Today” show reports. The nurse said the baby’s family abandoned him.

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Katie and Josh fostered and adopted the baby boy, Braxtel. He’s now 2 years old. He relies on a breathing tube to get enough oxygen and communicates with his parents through sign language.

“Caring for Brax has not in any way replaced our loss of Dewey,” Josh told “Today.” “Rather, Braxtel has given us a reason to keep fighting and to keep loving. It would be so easy to lose hope and to be depressed. Even though we tend toward selfishness, Braxtel helps us to remember that our lives are not about us first but putting others first.”

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Josh competed on “American Ninja Warrior," where people fell in love with the family’s story.

“Through sharing our story on 'ANW,' we want others to know that there is a purpose to your life, that God has a purpose for you, in the good and especially the bad,” Josh said.

Hackers leak 'Game of Thrones' stars' phone numbers, demand ransom

Hackers who targeted HBO last month released a trove of new data on Monday, including a file that appeared to show the phone numbers and other personal details of the stars of “Game of Thrones,” and demanded a ransom under the threat of releasing more sensitive network data, according to multiple reports.

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The data dump, comprised of just 3.4 gigabytes of the 1.5 terabytes allegedly stolen by the group, appeared online Monday and included a video ransom note, according to The Associated Press.

In the five-minute video, a “Mr. Smith” tells HBO CEO Richard Plepler that the network has three days to pay a ransom in bitcoins or see hackers release more confidential corporate data and entire unaired seasons of the network’s shows, the AP reported.

One of the documents leaked Monday appeared to include a confidential cast list for “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s wildly popular adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.” The document included what appeared to be the personal cellphone numbers and email addresses of actors including Emilia Clark, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, according to the AP.

 The Verge reported that draft scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one scheduled to air this Sunday, were released in the latest data dump. Also leaked were a month’s worth of emails from Leslie Cohen, HBO’s vice president for film programming.

> Related: 'Game of Thrones' script appears online after hackers target HBO: reports

In its ransom letter, the group claimed that it took six months to breach HBO’s security and demanded “our six-month salary in bitcoin,” the AP reported, adding that the group claimed to have earned between $12 million and $15 million each year by stealing information and then blackmailing companies. The group redacted the exact amount of money they were demanding in the ransom letter released Monday.

“Our demand is clear and non-negotiable: We want XXXX dollars to stop leaking your data,” the ransom note from Mr. Smith said in part, Wired reported. “HBO spends $12 million for market research and $5 million for ('Game of Thrones' season 7) advertisements, so consider us another budget for your advertisements!”

In a statement released to Wired, HBO spokesman Jeff Cusson said that the network continues to investigate the data breach.

“The review to date has not given us a reason to believe that our email system as a whole has been compromised,” he told the news site.

HBO officials acknowledged last week that the company had been targeted by hackers who managed to get “proprietary information.” The group behind the cyberattack last week released what appeared to be at least one script from “Game of Thrones” and episodes of the networks’ “Ballers” and “Room 104” series.

In the video letter Monday, the hackers claimed that HBO was the 17th company to be targeted by them and that only three previous targets refused to pay, according to the AP. The group said it spends $500,000 each year to buy exploits that allow them to break into networks before Microsoft and other software companies are aware of the security holes.

Honey Boo Boo's sister Pumpkin is pregnant

Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson is about to be an aunt, again.

>> Mama June Shannon shows off her slim new figure again in body-hugging red dress

Her sister, Lauryn Shannon, aka Pumpkin of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is an expectant mom. The family that hailed from McIntyre, Georgia, before relocating to south metro Atlanta made the announcement via WEtv, the channel that featured matriarch “Mama June” Shannon’s dramatic transformation.

>> Mama June flaunts new figure in red swimsuit

Now that “Mama June: From Not to Hot” chronicled Mama June's weight loss surgery, vigorous exercise regimen and diet program, they’re eager for new material. Pumpkin and her baby to the rescue.

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“I think Mama will be an alright grandma,” Pumpkin says in the clip. “I mean, she can’t really see, but she’ll do good!”

See the announcement here.

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