Roku buys library of the short-lived streaming service Quibi
FILE - This Aug. 13, 2020 file photo shows a logo for Roku on a remote control in Portland, Ore. On Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, Roku is buying short-lived streaming service Quibis content library to bolster content for its free Roku Channel. AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)Roku is buying the content library of Quibi, the short-lived streaming service, to bulk up its own free ad-supported channel. Roku created its business solely as a hub for other streaming services, but has recently begun piling up content for its free Roku Channel. Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Liam Hemsworth, Anna Kendrick, Nicole Richie, Chrissy Teigen and Lena Waithe have all been in Quibi shows. New streaming services including Discovery+, NBCUniversal's Peacock, HBOMax, and others have been launched to rival older services like Netflix and Hulu.
Paris Hilton reveals private side in upcoming documentary
Paris Hilton speaks at the "Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary" panel during the YouTube TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)PASADENA, Calif. – Having thrown her life open for years, it's hard to believe there isn't much the public doesn't know about Paris Hilton. The 38-year-old socialite often described as famous for being famous reveals a private side of herself in “This is Paris,” a YouTube Originals documentary premiering in May. Dean changed her mind after hearing a particular story described as “heartbreaking trauma” involving Hilton that is revealed in the film. “She's my best friend and my other half.”At times, Hilton comes off as lonely in private even as her public image portrays her as the life of every party and club she works as a DJ. “Growing up in Hollywood, it's very hard to trust people because you don't know what their intentions are,” she said.