Nickelodeon is reviving one of its signature franchises for a new generation. The kids’ cabler announced Tuesday that it has given a series order to a new version of “Double Dare.” The ’90s games show will return this summer with 4o new episodes. “Double Dare” features two teams competing to win prizes in a contest […]
Kanye West sounded off on his split with co-managers Scooter Braun and Izvor Zivkovic — among many other topics — in a Wednesday morning Twitter fusillade. “I no longer have a manager. I can’t be managed. I’m nobody’s ‘client,’” he tweeted, before claiming in subsequent posts that his Yeezy apparel clothing business will “hit a […]
Fleetwood Mac got a big look on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday as the group — including new members Neil Finn and Mike Campbell — announced a massive 50-plus-date tour (see the full dates here) and discussed the departure of Lindsey Buckingham earlier this month. As previously reported, the tour, which had been planned for some […]
Mia Farrow expanded on the tumultuous year her children have had, revealing that she originally didn’t want her daughter Dylan to go public with her story of alleged abuse at the hands of Farrow’s ex-partner Woody Allen.
In case you haven’t heard, “Avengers: Infinity War” is heading towards an opening weekend that could end all opening weekends. The Marvel superhero adventure is eyeing a debut weekend of $225 million to $245 million, with a possibility of even crossing the $250 million mark. If numbers reach the end of that range, “Infinity War” […]
Joss Whedon’s unmade “Wonder Woman” script stirred up controversy when it leaked last year. But the director and screenwriter stands by his work, and addressed the reactions head on.
Last week, two days before the second anniversary of Prince’s death, his estate released a bounty of new stuff celebrating his work and his relationship with his fans: Not only the previously unreleased — and largely unheard — original version of “Nothing Compares 2 U” and an accompanying video of remarkable rehearsal footage, but also two […]
Sony Pictures has closed a multi-year development and production deal with NBA superstar Stephen Curry across its film, television, and worldwide partnerships operations in the biggest media deal of any athlete to date.
Apple Music is establishing a beachhead in Nashville. The company announced Monday morning that 13-year Apple veteran Jay Liepis has relocated to Music City to head up a team there that will be “dedicated to being more involved with artists, managers, songwriters and the label community at large.” That’s welcome news to Nashville’s label chiefs, […]
This is no time for bogus expressions of sophistication. So, let’s just say: Hooray! With “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” the Boy Who Lived has finally come to Broadway, bringing enchantment to a world that could really use a little magic right now. The show’s savvy producers have done a wonderful job refurbishing the vintage Lyric […]
Filmmaker James Cameron is hoping to make moviegoers an offer they can’t refuse with the next round of “Avatar” movies by bringing an element of “The Godfather’s” epic sensibility to the world of Pandora. And he has plans to expand the story into a five-film epic if the first few are successful. “It’s a generational […]
Wherever Beyonce goes, gossip precedes her, and rumors abounded that she would dramatically change up her world-beating Coachella performance last Saturday for the festival’s second weekend — one of her dancers even told Variety that the performers would “switch up a couple things.” While there were some tweaks — mostly different outfits, although J Balvin […]
When first-time director Bradley Cooper was shooting his forthcoming remake of “A Star in Born,” his co-star, Lady Gaga (aka Stefani Germanotta), made a deal with him. “She said right from the beginning that there would be a bargain,” Cooper recalled at a public talk at the Tribeca Film Festival with Robert De Niro. He […]
Any major fan of Todd Rundgren’s Utopia has pretty much been living in a constant state of dystopia for the last 25 years. It’s been more than three decades since the band went on seemingly eternal hiatus and a quarter-century since they did their seemingly one and only reunion tour in Japan. But now Rundgren’s […]
“Piper at the Gates of Dawn” isn’t just the name of a Pink Floyd album that’s being reissued on vinyl. It’s a prescription for how early you may need to be in line at the gates of your local brick-and-mortar music shop on Saturday for Record Store Day, if you want to be sure to […]
Jesse Plemons is setting sail with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s “The Jungle Cruise,” sources tell Variety. Plemons will play one of the film’s villains. As previously announced, Edgar Ramirez and Jack Whitehall are also on board. Jaume Collet-Serra is directing the movie based on the classic theme park attraction, which operates in […]
We all know that Rousey is extremely fit, and it's no surprise that it takes serious dedication to become that strong and healthy, especially when training for a big fight.
The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017. Netflix leads with three honorees — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris, which won for children and youth programming; mockumentary “American Vandal” about a high school prank; and stand-up special […]
Carrie Underwood announced today that “Cry Pretty,” her first studio album on Capitol Records Nashville, will be released on Sept. 14. The album’s title track and lead single was released on April 11, and the singer performed it Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards in her first public appearance since suffering an injury that left […]
Co-created by Elba and TV producer Gary Reich, the series follows Charlie (Elba), a struggling DJ and eternal bachelor, who’s given a final chance at success when he reluctantly becomes a manny to his famous best friend’s problem-child daughter.
The H Collective and Vin Diesel’s One Race Films have acquired rights from Revolution Studios to the “xXx” film franchise and plan to begin shooting the fourth film in December.
Lauryn Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her multiple-Grammy-winning debut solo album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” with a North American tour, with international dates to follow.