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Alex Kerai

Consumer Trends Reporter

Alex began writing for student newspapers and has managed to turn that into a career. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he wrote about small businesses for Biz2Credit and Before that, he spent time in communications for higher education institutions, created marketing materials for nonprofits, and worked for entertainment companies in Los Angeles. Today, he reports on emerging consumer trends and his work can be seen on The Penny Hoarder,,,,,,, and When he's not writing, Alex watches too much TV, plays guitar, reads and writes fiction, and goes on nature walks.

Nickelodeon blimp "sliming" the Super Bowl logo on a football field

Get Ready for a SpongeBob Super Bowl on Nickelodeon This Year

by | Feb 9, 2024 | Entertainment, Industry News

When Super Bowl LVIII kicks off in February, you can watch an alternative broadcast on Nickelodeon. The version of the Super Bowl on Nickelodeon will be the same game as on CBS and Paramount+ but with extended graphics like SpongeBob SquarePants and the network’s signature green slime.

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Deadliest states according to horror movies

U.S. Horror Movie Death Count: How Safe is Your State?

by | Oct 9, 2023 | Entertainment, Outreach

Find out if your state is considered the deadliest according to horror movies.

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What TV Shows and Movies Are Affected by the Actors’ Strike?

by | Sep 22, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Two months after the Writers Guild went on strike, screen actors are joining the fight and more TV shows and films are shutting down.

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What TV Shows and Movies Are Affected by the Writers’ Strike?

by | Sep 22, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

More than 35 Hollywood productions have been affected since the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) went on strike last week. With writers’ rooms pausing, productions shutting down, and picketers disrupting filming, studios are feeling the heat from the strike.

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Professional sports logos with Max logo

MLB and NBA Games Could Come to Max This Fall

by | Sep 19, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

After launching its renamed streaming service, Max, in May, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to boost its offerings with live sports programming. During the company’s quarterly earnings call, CEO David Zaslav said the company has digital rights for sports and could stream live sports games on the Max platform.

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Logos for popular streaming services Peacock, Disney+, and Hulu

Ready to Pay More to Stream? Hulu, Peacock, and Disney+ Increase Prices

by | Sep 19, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Peacock announced its first price hike since launching in 2020. The new cost is up $1 for Peacock Premium and $2 for Peacock Plus. Disney also increased the price for Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN by as much as $3 per month.

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What to Watch before Taylor Swift's Eras Tour hits theaters

Are You Ready for It? What To Watch Before the Eras Tour Comes to Theaters

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour is coming to theaters on October 13, and to ensure you’re not the problem, take a journey through Swift’s discography and filmography with these streaming options.

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Most popular reality TV shows by state

We Found the Most Popular Reality TV Shows

by | Sep 8, 2023 | Entertainment

Which state wants to compete in The Amazing Race and which took sides in Vanderpump Rules? Check out our findings!

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More Reality TV and Game Shows—Networks Prepare Strike-Proof Fall

by | Sep 8, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

New episodes of popular broadcast hits will not air this fall. Instead, the schedule will primarily be comprised of unscripted and reality TV. We have the daily schedules so you know what to watch.

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Why Are ABC and ESPN Not Available on Charter? Your Questions Answered

by | Sep 6, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

Since Thursday, August 31, Disney channels have been blacked out for Charter Spectrum customers—affecting nearly 15 million people across the U.S., including major markets in New York City and Los Angeles.

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