Milk Bar Founder Christina Tosi on Opening in L.A. and Whether She’ll Do a Cooking Show

The mastermind behind crack pie, birthday cake truffles, and cereal milk soft serve has finally brought Milk Bar to Los Angeles. With a new storefront that opened Saturday on Melrose Avenue just west of La Brea, founder Christina Tosi spoke with Variet…

The mastermind behind crack pie, birthday cake truffles, and cereal milk soft serve has finally brought Milk Bar to Los Angeles. With a new storefront that opened Saturday on Melrose Avenue just west of La Brea, founder Christina Tosi spoke with Variety on the gut-check all desserts must pass before becoming Instagram sensations: “It needs […]

‘Good Doctor’ Writer David Renaud Aims at ‘Authentic’ Depictions of People With Disabilities

“The Good Doctor” is one of the few shows that puts an autistic character front and center. But the hit Sony TV-ABC series, which returns for its second season on Sept. 24, has another distinction. One of the writers, David Renaud, is a &#8…

“The Good Doctor” is one of the few shows that puts an autistic character front and center. But the hit Sony TV-ABC series, which returns for its second season on Sept. 24, has another distinction. One of the writers, David Renaud, is a “good doctor” himself off-screen — and uses a wheelchair in daily life. Canadian-born […]

RuPaul Makes History With Win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Amy Sherman-Palladino wasn’t the only winner to make history at the Primetime Emmys on Monday night. While he may have bemoaned that he only had one line in the opening number as he brought out a telephone, RuPaul walked away with two awards by t…

Amy Sherman-Palladino wasn’t the only winner to make history at the Primetime Emmys on Monday night. While he may have bemoaned that he only had one line in the opening number as he brought out a telephone, RuPaul walked away with two awards by the end of the show for “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” RuPaul made […]

Emmy Winner Proposes to His Girlfriend During Live Broadcast

Glen Weiss not only won the Emmy for outstanding directing for a variety special, but he also proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen — a first in Primetime Emmy Awards history. At the start of his speech, he thanked his daughters and friends at…

Glen Weiss not only won the Emmy for outstanding directing for a variety special, but he also proposed to his girlfriend, Jan Svendsen — a first in Primetime Emmy Awards history. At the start of his speech, he thanked his daughters and friends at ABC as he won for directing the Oscars ceremony. He then […]

Kristen Stewart Teases ‘Woke’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Reboot

“Watch. I’m gonna say all this, and then you’re gonna be like, ‘You guys didn’t do that at all,” Kristen Stewart joked about her upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot that is about to head into product…

“Watch. I’m gonna say all this, and then you’re gonna be like, ‘You guys didn’t do that at all,” Kristen Stewart joked about her upcoming “Charlie’s Angels” reboot that is about to head into production. While promoting historical biopic “Lizzie” with co-star and producer Chloe Sevigny, Stewart noted that the new “Angels” “is still gonna be […]

‘Coco’ Takes Top Honors at Imagen Awards, Film’s Star Talks Sequel Possibilities

While the theme song for “Coco” may be “Remember Me,” the outpouring of love for the Pixar film was certainly hard to forget at the 33rd annual Imagen Awards held at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. “‘Coco&#8…

While the theme song for “Coco” may be “Remember Me,” the outpouring of love for the Pixar film was certainly hard to forget at the 33rd annual Imagen Awards held at the JW Marriott in Downtown Los Angeles. “‘Coco’ was just so beautifully conceived, I loved it. And wasn’t that abuela marvelous? With that enormous […]

Listen: Regina King Teases Damon Lindelof’s ‘Watchmen,’ Eyes ‘Southland’ Revival

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, chats with …

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In this week’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV, Debra Birnbaum, chats with Regina King, who received an Emmy nomination for her gripping performance as Latrice Butler in the Netflix limited series “Seven Seconds.” Listen to […]

Viacom Exec Bruce Gillmer Defends VMAs, Acknowledges ‘Damage’ to MTV Brand

Viacom’s Head of Music and Talent for its Global Entertainment Group, Bruce Gillmer, refuses to take a hit from industry trade site Hits Daily Double. In Hits’ coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards, which were held on Monday night, the outlet cl…

Viacom’s Head of Music and Talent for its Global Entertainment Group, Bruce Gillmer, refuses to take a hit from industry trade site Hits Daily Double. In Hits’ coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards, which were held on Monday night, the outlet claimed that “the trophyfest hit a new nadir with 2.25m viewers and a 1.1 rating […]

TV News Roundup: Kim Dickens Joins Showtime Pilot ‘Queen Fur’

In today’s roundup, Melissa Rosenberg signs an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, while Kim Dickens joins the pilot for “Queen Fur” at Showtime. FIRST LOOKS BBC America has released initial photos for upcoming five-part series…

In today’s roundup, Melissa Rosenberg signs an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television, while Kim Dickens joins the pilot for “Queen Fur” at Showtime. FIRST LOOKS BBC America has released initial photos for upcoming five-part series “Dynasties,“ presented by Sir David Attenborough (“Blue Planet II,” “Planet Earth II“) and executive produced by Mike Gunton (“Planet Earth II“). The series will focus on one […]

Live ‘Rick And Morty’ Show Will Make a 37-Piece Orchestra Get Schwifty

“Rick and Morty” are ready to rock audiences with the “Rick and Morty” Musical Ricksperience at the Adult Swim Festival Oct. 5-7. The fest will be held at the ROW DTLA Los Angeles. Going live with a 37-piece orchestra, composer …

“Rick and Morty” are ready to rock audiences with the “Rick and Morty” Musical Ricksperience at the Adult Swim Festival Oct. 5-7. The fest will be held at the ROW DTLA Los Angeles. Going live with a 37-piece orchestra, composer for the series Ryan Elder and some special surprise guests will bring “Rick and Morty” […]

La Roux Does Not Support Fox Business ‘Bulletproof’ Back-to-School Segment

Ask La Roux’s permission before using her 2009 hit song “Bulletproof” to promote bulletproof back-to-school gear. In a segment highlighting “back-to-school” fashion for “Mornings with Maria” on Monday, Fox Busi…

Ask La Roux’s permission before using her 2009 hit song “Bulletproof” to promote bulletproof back-to-school gear. In a segment highlighting “back-to-school” fashion for “Mornings with Maria” on Monday, Fox Business featured the song as the lead-in track with the lyrics “This time, baby, I’ll be bulletproof” on full blast. Commenting on the video, La Roux […]

Hollywood Mourns Producer Craig Zadan: ‘He Had Music and Dance in His Soul’

Friends and colleagues of Craig Zadan remembered the prolific producer of musicals, TV shows and movies for his talent in shepherding ambitious productions, for his loyalty and support and for his love of the industry. Zadan’s death at 69 followi…

Friends and colleagues of Craig Zadan remembered the prolific producer of musicals, TV shows and movies for his talent in shepherding ambitious productions, for his loyalty and support and for his love of the industry. Zadan’s death at 69 following complications from shoulder replacement surgery shocked the industry when the news broke Tuesday evening. Zadan […]

Bobby Lytes Wears ‘Make America Gay Again’ to VMAs

Bobby Lytes of “Love & Hip-Hop” Miami made waves on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Monday night, as he donned a “Make America Gay Again” jacket. Lytes is the first openly gay cast member of the VH1 franchise. Raise…

Bobby Lytes of “Love & Hip-Hop” Miami made waves on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet on Monday night, as he donned a “Make America Gay Again” jacket. Lytes is the first openly gay cast member of the VH1 franchise. Raised in Florida to Dominican parents, he’s a relation to the artist Trina. The […]

MTV Video Music Awards: Winners List

Performing on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time since 2001, Jennifer Lopez is set to make this year’s ceremony an awards show viewers won’t soon forget. Along with J.Lo, some of the night’s nominees, including Ariana…

Performing on the MTV Video Music Awards stage for the first time since 2001, Jennifer Lopez is set to make this year’s ceremony an awards show viewers won’t soon forget. Along with J.Lo, some of the night’s nominees, including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, and Travis Scott, will also take the stage to perform at Radio City […]

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired by 1985’s ‘Fletch’ (EXCLUSIVE)

When Season 3 of “Stranger Things” eventually returns, don’t expect Chief Jim Hopper to be jumping for joy at the sight of Starcourt Mall — or rushing to buy a sundae from Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington, for that matter. &#8…

When Season 3 of “Stranger Things” eventually returns, don’t expect Chief Jim Hopper to be jumping for joy at the sight of Starcourt Mall — or rushing to buy a sundae from Joe Keery’s Steve Harrington, for that matter. “I don’t know if Hopper would be caught dead at Scoops Ahoy,” David Harbour joked ahead of a […]

Ariana Grande’s ‘Sweetener’ Includes Hidden Tribute to Manchester Victims

A year after the terrorist bombing at her concert in Manchester, Ariana Grande is paying tribute to the 22 victims of the attack on her new album, “Sweetener.” The final song, “Get Well Soon,” includes 40 seconds of silence that…

A year after the terrorist bombing at her concert in Manchester, Ariana Grande is paying tribute to the 22 victims of the attack on her new album, “Sweetener.” The final song, “Get Well Soon,” includes 40 seconds of silence that makes the song’s duration exactly 5:22 in length — the date of the Manchester bombing […]

Fox News Mistakenly Uses Patti LaBelle Photo in Aretha Franklin Tribute

Fox News got their Queens of Soul confused on Thursday. As Twitter users were quick to recognize, the network’s tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday morning at 76, featured an image of Patti LaBelle instead. The faded photo appeared duri…

Fox News got their Queens of Soul confused on Thursday. As Twitter users were quick to recognize, the network’s tribute to Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday morning at 76, featured an image of Patti LaBelle instead. The faded photo appeared during an “America’s Newsroom” segment with hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, who were in the […]

TV News Roundup: Starz Sets ‘Outlander’ Season 4 Premiere Date

In today’s roundup, “Outlander” will return to Starz in early November for Season 4, while Busy Philipps heads to late night on E!. DATES “Outlander” will return for Season 4 on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Starz. The…

In today’s roundup, “Outlander” will return to Starz in early November for Season 4, while Busy Philipps heads to late night on E!. DATES “Outlander” will return for Season 4 on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Starz. The Fraser clan try to make a new home in colonial North Carolina this season, as Claire […]

Reality TV Personality Lyric McHenry Found Dead at 26

Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead on Tuesday in New York City, according to a law enforcement report obtained by CNN. She was 26. A statement from the New York Police Department described that a “26-year-old woman was found early Tuesday …

Reality star Lyric McHenry was found dead on Tuesday in New York City, according to a law enforcement report obtained by CNN. She was 26. A statement from the New York Police Department described that a “26-year-old woman was found early Tuesday morning unconscious and unresponsive, lying on the sidewalk in the vicinity of Undercliff […]

Simon Cowell to Be Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

This time, it’s Simon Cowell that is making his way to Hollywood. The “American Idol” judge is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. He will be dedicated in the television catego…

This time, it’s Simon Cowell that is making his way to Hollywood. The “American Idol” judge is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. He will be dedicated in the television category. “Simon Cowell has brought a new meaning to talent shows and […]

YouTube Removes ‘The Nun’ Ad After Jump-Scare Complaints

A recent ad for “The Nun,” the fifth flick in “The Conjuring” series, is not the most saintly. Because of the fear the six-second clip has incited in unsuspecting viewers, YouTube has notably taken the video down from the site. …

A recent ad for “The Nun,” the fifth flick in “The Conjuring” series, is not the most saintly. Because of the fear the six-second clip has incited in unsuspecting viewers, YouTube has notably taken the video down from the site. The preview, which was streaming before other videos would load on YouTube, displays a typical […]