YOUTUBE TOPS 2 BILLION USERS: YouTube now counts 2 billion unique monthly users worldwide, the company’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, announced. That’s up 5% from its reported 1.9 billion users recorded last summer. YouTube is also capturing people’s attention for longer; YouTube was viewed on TV screens more than 250 million hours per day as of March 2019, an increase of 39% in less than a year.
JESSICA ROTH JOINS AMAZON’S UTOPIA: Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) is set to recur opposite John Cusack, Sasha Lane and Rainn Wilson in Amazon’s Utopia, the streamer’s straight-to-series adaptation of the British drama written by Gillan Flynn (Gone Girl). The show will follow a group of young adults who meet online and come into possession of a cult graphic novel.
MINDY KALING DREW ON HER OWN EXPERIENCE FOR LATE NIGHT: Mindy Kaling knows what it’s like to be the only female in the writers’ room, and when she signed up for Late Night, she drew on that experience. “I felt like I needed to write it because I was in this unique position where I completely identified with both of the female leads,” Kaling told The Hollywood Reporter after a screening of the movie at The Whitby Hotel. “I vividly remember my experience coming up in the industry with no connections, not having gone to Harvard, being the only diverse person in the room. But I also — even more vividly because I was living it when I wrote this — remember what it’s like to be in a power position where you’re the showrunner and the star of something. You’re impatient. You’re a little complacent, and you’re just kind of a demanding boss that worries a little bit that you’ve lost touch with people.” Kaling rose to fame of course, writing and starring in The Office. The buddy comedy, which stars Kaling alongside Emma Thompson, will hit theaters June 7th.
E! RENEWS REVENGE BODY, VERY CAVALLERI, MORE: E! has snapped up a third season of Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian and Very Cavallari, and a second season of Dating #No Filter.