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TWC to carry Al Jazeera America, Jamie Dornan cast in '50 Shades'

October 24, 2013|By Ryan Faughnder
  • Jamie Dornan, seen in "Once Upon a Time," has been cast to play Christian Grey in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Jamie Dornan, seen in "Once Upon a Time," has been cast to play… (Jack Rowand / ABC )

After the coffee. Before World Series ratings come in.  

The Skinny: I didn't catch the whole Red Sox victory, but got to the gym just in time to see the Cardinals' Carlos Beltran rob David Ortiz of a grand slam. Thursday's stories include a big carriage get for Al Jazeera America, YouTube's streaming music dreams and the end of Conde Nast's internship program. 

Daily Dose: Guess I'll finally be able to see what "Fault Lines" is all about. Time Warner Cable and Al Jazeera America finally have a carriage agreement, bringing AJA into markets including Los Angeles, New York and Dallas over the next six months. Remember, the channel's launch drew about 22,000 when it was carried in just 40 million homes.

ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll       

YouTube's me-too: To paraphrase Ron Burgundy, streaming music services are kind of a big deal right now. YouTube is already pretty much the top destination for young people trying to catch up on what's hot in music, so the Google-owned video sharing site was definitely expected to come out with a subscription service to rival Spotify, Rdio and the like. Well, it's happening, as soon as December. You heard it first at the Los Angeles Times

Good work if, you can afford it: Faced with a legal fight over minimum wage, the publisher Conde Nast is getting rid of its internship program. Interns from the company's W Magazine and the New Yorker said their internships, often a steppingstone for budding media pros, violated labor laws. Details from the Wall Street JournalThe New York Times and Poynter

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Dude, where's my ad?: Wonder if Don Draper would've thought of this. 20th Century Fox, it seems, bought two full-page ads in the New York Times and filled them with, essentially, nothing, except for a link to the website for "The Book Thief." It's a pretty bold move, considering a page goes for more than $100,000. Actual words on this from Fast Company.  

Cast-a-Grey: The Hollywood Reporter and Variety say Jamie Dornan will replace Charlie Hunnam as the leading man in the adaptation of the kinky book "50 Shades of Grey." In other news, this is apparently a popular Halloween costume this year

Inside the Los Angeles Times: Steven Zeitchik reports on the career of Michael Fassbender; Randy Lewis sheds more light on the reopened Forum in Inglewood. 

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