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Why HBO Max Has Disney Movies That Disney+ Doesn’t | Screen Rant

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HBO Max is out now, and some Disney movies are available to stream on it, which is strange considering those films certainly aren't from Warner Bros. and aren't even available on Disney+. But there's a fundamental difference between what HBO Max is and what other streaming services, like Disney+, Peacock, and CBS All-Access are. Whereas the latter three streaming services are focused only on what their respective companies offer, HBO Max is an extension of what HBO was before.

For years now, HBO has been a leading premium content provider, having produced shows like The Wire and Game of Thrones, and miniseries like Band of Brothers and Chernobyl - and when AT&T acquired Time Warner (including Warner Bros. and HBO) a few years ago, they made it a point to throw their hat into the streaming wars. Since HBO was already known for quality content, as well as hosting recently-released major movies, it made sense to expand on that while simultaneously leveraging the expansive library Warner Bros has in film and on television.

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Going based on that philosophy, HBO Max has launched with a wide variety of movies and TV shows that aren't associated with Warner Bros.. In fact, some of them are Disney movies that really belong on Disney+, such as The Mighty Ducks series and Treasure Buddies. There are also several 20th Century Fox movies that could either be on Disney+ or Hulu, like 2019's Dark Phoenix, the Alien franchise, Big Momma's House series, and more. It's possible even more Disney and Fox movies will be added in down the line.

It's worth noting that most - if not all - of the Disney and Fox movies on HBO Max come directly from HBO's library. Since the new service includes everything that's already on HBO, and HBO has been licensing third-party movies for decades, there's a simple reason for why HBO Max includes Disney movies that Disney+ doesn't. In the end, though, it all boils down to licensing rights. Since TV's early years, licensing rights have meant that movies and TV shows show up on networks and streaming services that don't belong to the studios that made them; that's why Harry Potter aired on Universal channels instead of HBO for so long.

Like other streaming services, HBO Max has its fair share of content that will come and go - some movies are already leaving the service in the near future - but whether or not those Disney and Fox movies go from HBO Max to Disney+ remains to be seen. Unlike WarnerMedia's streaming service, Disney wants to maintain a certain threshold for age-appropriate content. So while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is suitable for Disney+, that doesn't mean Alien will be.

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HBO Max, HBO Now and HBO GO: What’s the Difference?

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With the launch of HBO Max WarnerMedia has three different HBO services to choose from.

President Trump To Reportedly Sign Social Media Executive Order Tomorrow

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President Trump is now expected to sign an executive order tomorrow relating to social media services, like Twitter, and possible even internet companies as well. This comes at a time when President Trump and Twitter have been at the center of a fact-checking argument.

President Trump is a frequent user of Twitter and often Tweets multiple times in the same day. However, a recent Tweet sent by the President over mail-in ballots caught the attention of Twitter. So much so that Twitter, for the first time, responding to the President’s Tweet by adding a fact-checking tag. Essentially, Twitter deemed the Tweet as inaccurate and added a “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” link to the President’s Tweet.

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Earlier today, President Trump sent another Tweet which many considered to be in response to the fact-checking tag with the Tweet stating that “We will strongly regulate, or close them down” in reference to social media platforms. Now, various White House reporters, including Reuter’s Jeff Mason, are confirming on Twitter that they have been advised by the White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, that President Trump is preparing to sign a social media-related executive order.

Originally, the Twitter reports coming through on Twitter suggested the executive order would be signed within a matter of hours, although following Tweets looked to confirm that the President will actually sign the order some time tomorrow. Right now, it is unclear what an executive order will mean for social media services. Likewise, it is equally unclear how it will be enforced, if social media services opted to not comply with the order.

What does appear clear is the general intention to sign the executive order within the next twenty-four hours. Multiple different White House correspondents are all confirming the same message, reportedly relayed to them by the Press Secretary on Air Force One. Due to the consistency of the Tweets by the various reporters on site, it would appear that unless anything changes in the next few hours, the President will in some way issue an executive order relating to social media services and platforms.

Without any further specific having been made public yet, it remains to be seen how “strongly” the executive order would look to regulate social media companies in the future, or what the impact of the order might be for users of different social media platforms. In the meantime, the debate over whether the President can enforce actions, or even completely shut down, services like Twitter will likely continue, on social media.

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Source: Jeff Mason/Twitter

RHOBH Teddi Is Fed Up With Dorit’s Constant Insults

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Teddi is fed up with Dorit’s constant “shade.” Teddi has had her buttons pushed all season and has finally decided she has had enough.

Teddi Mellencamp is the daughter of famed rock and roll star John Mellencamp and has been a fan favorite since grabbing her diamond. She holds herself and those around her accountable for their actions asking that everyone just be honest with her. Since last season she has formed a close bond with Kyle Richards which has not sat well with the group of women as they feel they are a bit too cliquey.

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Mellencamp is usually the calmest of the bunch, but thanks to hormones she is feeling a whole different way this season. Kemsley has been throwing shade all season at the two best friends, implying they sleep together and may have a deeper connection. On Wednesday’s episode, Mellencamp finally stuck up for herself by trying to tell Kemsley that she feels she is always the butt of her jokes. Mellencamp then turned into a shrink and told Kemsley that she feels her comments stem from the Beverly Beach founder’s own issues with Richards.

While Kemsley tried to defend herself, Mellencamp continues to say that if she has no issues of her own with Richards, she must simply enjoy attacking Mellencamp on the show saying she must “really dislike her.” Most of the other housewives have not been interacting during filming, but Mellencamp and Richards have kept a close friendship when the cameras stop rolling as they enjoy spending time together with their husbands.

Last week, fans watched as Dorit’s anger just scratched the tip of the iceberg during Erika Jayne’s dinner party. Kyle Richards became so upset that she started asking the psychic for help on how to handle the situation. The argument between the three got so heated that they did not even notice when the other women left the table to go home. Richards also was attacked by the new girl Garcelle for not being authentic towards her or trying to get to know her. Fans can not wrap their heads around why all the women seem to be arguing with Richards as for past seasons she has been the meeker of the women. Fans are still waiting for Brandi Glanville to make her appearance and bring down the house on Denise Richards and their secret, tawdry affair.

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Bravo.

RHOBH Teddi Is Fed Up With Dorit’s Constant Insults

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Teddi is fed up with Dorit’s constant “shade.” Teddi has had her buttons pushed all season and has finally decided she has had enough.

Teddi Mellencamp is the daughter of famed rock and roll star John Mellencamp and has been a fan favorite since grabbing her diamond. She holds herself and those around her accountable for their actions asking that everyone just be honest with her. Since last season she has formed a close bond with Kyle Richards which has not sat well with the group of women as they feel they are a bit too cliquey.

Related: RHOA: Why Yovanna Momplaisir Shouldn’t Be a Full-Time Housewife

Mellencamp is usually the calmest of the bunch, but thanks to hormones she is feeling a whole different way this season. Kemsley has been throwing shade all season at the two best friends, implying they sleep together and may have a deeper connection. On Wednesday’s episode, Mellencamp finally stuck up for herself by trying to tell Kemsley that she feels she is always the butt of her jokes. Mellencamp then turned into a shrink and told Kemsley that she feels her comments stem from the Beverly Beach founder’s own issues with Richards.

While Kemsley tried to defend herself, Mellencamp continues to say that if she has no issues of her own with Richards, she must simply enjoy attacking Mellencamp on the show saying she must “really dislike her.” Most of the other housewives have not been interacting during filming, but Mellencamp and Richards have kept a close friendship when the cameras stop rolling as they enjoy spending time together with their husbands.

Last week, fans watched as Dorit’s anger just scratched the tip of the iceberg during Erika Jayne’s dinner party. Kyle Richards became so upset that she started asking the psychic for help on how to handle the situation. The argument between the three got so heated that they did not even notice when the other women left the table to go home. Richards also was attacked by the new girl Garcelle for not being authentic towards her or trying to get to know her. Fans can not wrap their heads around why all the women seem to be arguing with Richards as for past seasons she has been the meeker of the women. Fans are still waiting for Brandi Glanville to make her appearance and bring down the house on Denise Richards and their secret, tawdry affair.

Next: RHOA: Has Cynthia Bailey Had Plastic Surgery?

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesdays at 9pm EST on Bravo.

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