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Netflix to let viewers pick how TV episodes and movies will end

Streaming giant Netflix Inc will now allow users to choose how a TV episode or movie will end as it pushes further into Interactive TV, Bloomberg reported on Monday. The Los Gatos, California-based company is developing specials that will let its users decide the next storyline, Bloomberg said here, citing people familiar with the matter. Netflix had earlier released the animated program “Puss in Book” where viewers could choose alternate endings of the same show. The first project of the new lineup is expected to…

Pediatricians urged parents to keep kids away from ’13 Reasons Why’ Netflix series

A report in the journal Pediatrics warns that watching “13 Reasons Why,” a popular Netflix series about a teen girl’s suicide, may be inadvisable for some youngsters. Mental health professionals have raised alarms that the series - which closes with a graphic depiction of the main character killing herself - could push other young people toward suicide. The second season of the show will air on May 18, while the first season remains available on Netflix. In an article titled, “13 Things Pediatricians Should Know (and…

Selena Gomez sued as girl commits suicide after watching ’13 Reasons Why’

A man whose daughter allegedly committed suicide after watching Netflix’s popular show "13 Reasons Why" is planning to sue pop singer Selena Gomez who serves as the show's executive producer. Herndon and his wife, Donna, discovered their 15-year-old daughter, Bella, hung in her closet on April 18. The teenager was rushed to the hospital, and died 10 days later. In an exclusive interview with RadarOnline, Herndon slammed the singer-actress saying Gomez couldn't be more clueless. Herndon learned shortly after her his…

Online ‘suicide’ searches spiked after Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’: study

Online searches about suicide and suicidal methods soared in the weeks following the release of controversial Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why," about a teenage girl who killed herself, US researchers said Monday. While the report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine did not examine whether the number of actual suicides rose following the popular show's release, researchers called for the series to be removed from Netflix's site until it can be made safer. Overall, suicide-related…