The massive wildfires that continue to rage in California have forced hundreds of thousands in Southern California to evacuate from their homes. Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, and Neil Young are among those whose houses in the Malibu area were destroyed by the Woolsey fire. Cyrus said she was “completely devestated by the fires affecting my […]
Anthony Bourdain took a look back at his past heroin addiction when he visited New York's Lower East Side in the final "Parts Unknown."
The TV show that took home four People's Choice awards was actually canceled by its network this year.
As the Woolsey fire in Ventura and Los Angeles counties continues to rage, Netflix has canceled the red carpet portion of its AFI Fest screening of “The Ballad of the Buster Scruggs,” the Coen brothers’ latest film. “Our hearts are with the victims and families of the Borderline shooting and of the California wildfires,” a […]
Pete Davidson appeared on the Nov. 10 “Weekend Update” segment of “Saturday Night Live” to apologize to veteran and congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw, and this time he brought Crenshaw with him. “In what I’m sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson said. “I made a […]
Bella Hadid is among the several hundred people who have been affected by the Woosley fires in California. She shared a heartfelt post about it on Instagram.
“We don’t get to die young. … We just have to push on. … We don’t get to give up this life.” These words, lyrics obtained by Variety that were purportedly from a collaboration with Swedish dance music superstar Avicii (ne Tim Bergling) before his death in April at age 28, offer a glimpse into […]
Diego Luna will star in a new “Star Wars” series for Disney’s upcoming streaming service. The show will be a prequel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” Luna will reprise his role as rebel spy Cassian Andor, the cocky daredevil who helped Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso steal the Death Star plans in the hit […]
The Satanic Temple made good on its threat to sue Netflix and Warner Bros. on Thursday, filing a $50 million copyright suit accusing them of ripping off the temple’s statue of Baphomet to fuel “Satanic panic” in the Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” The Satanic Temple is best known for making life difficult […]
Rising star Jodie Turner-Smith will star opposite Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya in Universal Pictures and Makeready’s “Queen & Slim.” “Insecure” helmer Melina Matsoukas is set to make her feature directing debut from a script by Lena Waithe. The story follows a couple after they’re stopped by the police and how it affects their lives. […]
The “Frozen” sequel may already have its “Let It Go.” “We have a new song that I think is an evolution,” Jennifer Lee, co-director of the first and second films, told Variety on Monday at the “Ralph Breaks the Internet” premiere in L.A. “It’s its own song…Bobby [Lopez] and Kristen [Anderson-Lopez] just delivered it three […]
The CW is developing a reboot of the USA Network series “The 4400,” Variety has learned. The reboot hails from CBS Television Studios, which produced the original series when it was still known as CBS Paramount Network Television. The project is being shephered by Taylor Elmore and Craig Sweeny, both of whom are under overall deals […]
Laura Ingraham, Fox News, and even Stephen Colbert trolled Taylor Swift after the Senate candidate she endorsed lost.
With the midterm elections heavy on everyone’s mind, Jason Blum was booed offstage at the Israel Film Festival, where he was being honored, for making anti-Trump remarks during his speech. Blum was booed from the start, when he referenced the election results that were rolling in at the same time as the event. “A lot […]
Beto O’Rourke was too proud to hold back an f-bomb late Tuesday, even on national television. Following a narrow defeat to Senator Ted Cruz in Texas, O’Rourke, the celebrity-backed Democrat and former punk rocker, told his hometown supporters of El Paso he was “so f—ing proud” of them. “Tonight’s loss does nothing to diminish the […]
“Shrek” and “Puss in Boots” are getting rebooted and Chris Meledandri, the man behind “Despicable Me,” is overseeing their revival. Universal Pictures has tasked Meledandri with finding some fresh story lines to reintroduce the lovable ogre and the sword-wielding feline to new generations of moviegoers. One thing the animation guru doesn’t want to mess with […]
Netflix is unveiling six new animated projects as the streaming giant continues to bolster its family entertainment slate. The offerings span film and television, and spring from the minds of some of the most acclaimed names in media. The movies include “My Father’s Dragon,” a 2D animated family feature film from Oscar-nominated director Nora Twomey […]
Harvey Weinstein’s attorney moved on Monday to dismiss the five remaining counts in his sexual assault case, arguing that the entire prosecution has been tainted by police misconduct. The defense lawyer, Ben Brafman, also released a text message from one of Weinstein’s accusers, Mimi Haleyi, in which she sought to meet up with him seven […]
Forty-six years after an Aretha Franklin gospel concert film was shot and abandoned, amazement is truly in order. The Franklin estate and producer Alan Elliott have reached an agreement to release the perpetually delayed “Amazing Grace” project, Variety can exclusively reveal. Although no distribution deal is yet in place for a planned general release in 2019, […]
Disney and Fox found themselves wrapped up in another bidding war earlier this year, but this time around it involved vowels, consonants and answers posed in the form of questions. The ABC Owned Television Stations group has renewed the syndicated game shows “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” through the 2022-23 television season. The shows have […]
UPDATED: NBCUniversal and Fox News said they would pull a controversial Trump campaign commercial from rotation on its networks after the ad sparked criticism while appearing during “Sunday Night Football.” Both Judd Apatow, a movie director who has worked frequently with NBCU’s Universal Pictures, and Debra Messing, an actress who is one of the stars […]
Iggy Azalea has parted ways with Island Records, the rapper announced via social media on Saturday, tweeting “I’m officially unsigned!” “Wild you spend so long trying to get IN a record deal… never thought I’d be so elated to be OUT of one,” she wrote in an emoji-filled post. “now I’m free to release whatever […]