‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Honored at Unforgettable Awards: ‘One Movie Every 25 Years is Just Not F—ing Enough’

Fresh on the heels of its Golden Globe nomination, “Crazy Rich Asians” was the talk of the evening at Kore Asian Media’s 17th annual Unforgettable Awards. Saturday’s event, which celebrates Asian-American trailblazers and their achievements in th…

Fresh on the heels of its Golden Globe nomination, “Crazy Rich Asians” was the talk of the evening at Kore Asian Media’s 17th annual Unforgettable Awards. Saturday’s event, which celebrates Asian-American trailblazers and their achievements in the entertainment industry, honored a host of Asian actors, directors and influencers, including “Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. […]

Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?

Less than two days after announcing Kevin Hart as its Oscar host, the Academy is already on the look-out for a replacement, following widespread protests about Hart’s homophobic past tweets. Many are turning to “Saturday Night Live” a…

Less than two days after announcing Kevin Hart as its Oscar host, the Academy is already on the look-out for a replacement, following widespread protests about Hart’s homophobic past tweets. Many are turning to “Saturday Night Live” actresses Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig as possible solutions, while others are looking to proven veterans like Ellen […]

Angela Bassett, Conan O’Brien Honor Young Students at Children’s Defense Fund Gala

Awards season may be right around the corner, but on Thursday, Hollywood took a break from the glitz and glam to celebrate five high school students who have excelled academically despite facing extreme adversity both at home and in the classroom. The …

Awards season may be right around the corner, but on Thursday, Hollywood took a break from the glitz and glam to celebrate five high school students who have excelled academically despite facing extreme adversity both at home and in the classroom. The 29th annual Beat the Odds Awards ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center featured […]

Golden Globe Nominations: Complete List

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning show live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slate revealed nominees. They were joined by Golden Globe ambassado…

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning show live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Actors Terry Crews, Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slate revealed nominees. They were joined by Golden Globe ambassador Isan Elba, Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Meher Tatna and Dick Clark Productions executive VP of television Barry Adelman. The […]

TV News Roundup: ‘American Gods’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Starz released a new premiere date for the upcoming second season of “American Gods” and VH1 released an exclusive clip from Friday’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular.” DATES Seas…

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Starz released a new premiere date for the upcoming second season of “American Gods” and VH1 released an exclusive clip from Friday’s “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-Slay Spectacular.” DATES Season two of the Neil Gaiman-adapted series “American Gods” is set to premiere March 10 at 8 p.m. on Starz. This season, […]

Jessica Simpson ‘Disappointed’ in Natalie Portman Over Comments About 1999 Bikini Pictures

UPDATED: Jessica Simpson fired back at Natalie Portman after the actress questioned the sexual nature of some of Simpson’s earlier work in the entertainment business. During a USA Today interview about her upcoming pop-star film “Vox Lux,&#…

UPDATED: Jessica Simpson fired back at Natalie Portman after the actress questioned the sexual nature of some of Simpson’s earlier work in the entertainment business. During a USA Today interview about her upcoming pop-star film “Vox Lux,” Portman shared her thoughts on how sexuality often influences the music industry before recalling a specific photo of Simpson […]

TV News Roundup: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Sets Part Two Premiere Date

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix announced the premiere dates for part two of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and season five of “Grace and Frankie.” DATES The fifth season of Netflix’s hit comedy series “Gra…

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Netflix announced the premiere dates for part two of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and season five of “Grace and Frankie.” DATES The fifth season of Netflix’s hit comedy series “Grace and Frankie” is set to premiere Jan. 18. In “Grace and Frankie,” Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin star as enemies turned friends […]

Made in New York Writers Room Taking Applications for TV Fellowship Program

Following the program’s launch last year, the Made in New York Writers Room is accepting applications for its second six month fellowship program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9. The Made in New York Writers Room fellowship works to identify eme…

Following the program’s launch last year, the Made in New York Writers Room is accepting applications for its second six month fellowship program. The deadline to apply is Dec. 9. The Made in New York Writers Room fellowship works to identify emerging local writers who come from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups. Following an application […]

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Team Talks Diversity: ‘Modern Heroes for a Modern World’

Brian Tyree Henry wasn’t so sure about being cast as a father in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” At just 36, the “Atlanta” actor said he didn’t think he was old enough, but when he found out he would be rearing …

Brian Tyree Henry wasn’t so sure about being cast as a father in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” At just 36, the “Atlanta” actor said he didn’t think he was old enough, but when he found out he would be rearing Miles Morales, Marvel’s only black, Latino Spider-Man, he decided to forgo any insecurities he had […]

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Premiere: Cast and Crew Talk Pressure of Living Up to the Original Film

When composers and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman won the opportunity to create new songs for a “Mary Poppins Returns,” it wasn’t all celebration. “We heard we were up for it, and we were ravenous to do it, and yet pet…

When composers and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman won the opportunity to create new songs for a “Mary Poppins Returns,” it wasn’t all celebration. “We heard we were up for it, and we were ravenous to do it, and yet petrified at the same time,” Shaiman told Variety‘s Marc Malkin on Thursday at the movie’s red […]

Jay-Z Denies Kanye West Diss on Meek Mill’s ‘What’s Free’; West Responds

UPDATED: Jay-Z broke his Twitter silence Friday to clarify his verse on Meek Mill’s latest single ‘What’s Free.’ On the track, Jay-Z raps, “No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye/ They separate you when you got Mic…

UPDATED: Jay-Z broke his Twitter silence Friday to clarify his verse on Meek Mill’s latest single ‘What’s Free.’ On the track, Jay-Z raps, “No red hat, don’t Michael and Prince me and Ye/ They separate you when you got Michael and Prince’s DNA/ I ain’t one of these house n—– you bought/ My house like […]

TV News Roundup: Rupert Grint Cast in M. Night Shyamalan Series at Apple

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Rupert Grint has joined an untitled M. Night Shyamalan Series and BBC One released a first look image of Sam Claflin on set for the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders.” DATES Season five of INSP’s “The C…

In Today’s TV News Roundup, Rupert Grint has joined an untitled M. Night Shyamalan Series and BBC One released a first look image of Sam Claflin on set for the fifth season of “Peaky Blinders.” DATES Season five of INSP’s “The Cowboy’s Way” is set to premiere Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. CT. Produced by Glassman […]

What’s Coming to Amazon Prime in December 2018

Everyone’s favorite housewife turned comic is returning once again to the small screen in Amazon Prime’s latest streaming update. Fresh on the heels of her Emmy win, Rachel Brosnahan is helping kick off the streaming platform’s holida…

Everyone’s favorite housewife turned comic is returning once again to the small screen in Amazon Prime’s latest streaming update. Fresh on the heels of her Emmy win, Rachel Brosnahan is helping kick off the streaming platform’s holiday season with the reprisal of her titular, pink-coated role in Season 2 of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Dec. […]

TV New Roundup: ‘Walking Dead’ Sets Season 9 Midseason Premiere Date

In Today’s TV News Roundup, AMC announced a new premiere date for the return of “The Walking Dead” season nine and director Patty Jenkins released a new trailer for TNT’s upcoming drama “I Am the Night,” starring Chr…

In Today’s TV News Roundup, AMC announced a new premiere date for the return of “The Walking Dead” season nine and director Patty Jenkins released a new trailer for TNT’s upcoming drama “I Am the Night,” starring Chris Pine.  DATES AMC announced the return of  “The Walking Dead” season nine on Feb. 10 at 9:00 p.m. […]

Listen: ‘Outlander’ Star Caitriona Balfe on the Secret Behind TV Adaptations and Claire’s Family Life in Season 4

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, Debra Birnbaum chats with “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe about the four…

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, Debra Birnbaum chats with “Outlander” star Caitriona Balfe about the fourth season of the hit Starz show. As Claire Randall, a time-traveling nurse balancing both family and love, Balfe finds herself […]

Satanic Temple Settles ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Lawsuit Against Netflix

The Satanic Temple has settled with Netflix after filing a $50 million copyright lawsuit that accused the streaming platform of copying the temple’s statue of Baphomet in its new series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” In a statement r…

The Satanic Temple has settled with Netflix after filing a $50 million copyright lawsuit that accused the streaming platform of copying the temple’s statue of Baphomet in its new series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” In a statement released Wednesday, the religious organization announced that both parties had reached an amicable settlement requiring Netflix to […]

Ariana Grande Blasts Piers Morgan Over Nudity Comments

Ariana Grande had some strong words for Piers Morgan after the journalist launched a Twitter tirade on Wednesday against the U.K. girl group Little Mix and her mother, Joan Grande. The feud started after Morgan criticized the promotional art for Little…

Ariana Grande had some strong words for Piers Morgan after the journalist launched a Twitter tirade on Wednesday against the U.K. girl group Little Mix and her mother, Joan Grande. The feud started after Morgan criticized the promotional art for Little Mix’s upcoming album, “LM5,” calling the image a copy of a previous photo shoot […]

Stan Lee’s Company Slams Bill Maher’s ‘Disgusting’ Response to Comic Book Legend’s Death

Stan Lee’s company POW! Entertainment posted an open letter on Monday in response to a blog post written by Bill Maher that chided the Marvel icon after he died on Nov. 12. Maher’s initial blog post criticized American adults for taking com…

Stan Lee’s company POW! Entertainment posted an open letter on Monday in response to a blog post written by Bill Maher that chided the Marvel icon after he died on Nov. 12. Maher’s initial blog post criticized American adults for taking comic books seriously and questioned the validity of Lee’s legacy. In response, Lee’s company […]

6 Takeaways From Variety’s 2018 Inclusion Summit

Innovators from across film, television, and digital media gathered at Variety‘s Inclusion Summit Thursday to discuss the state of diversity and representation within the entertainment industry. Among the event’s keynote conversations and m…

Innovators from across film, television, and digital media gathered at Variety‘s Inclusion Summit Thursday to discuss the state of diversity and representation within the entertainment industry. Among the event’s keynote conversations and moderated panels were discussions with Entertainment Studios CEO Byron Allen, Oscar-winning “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins, and actress Eva Longoria Baston, who shared her experience as a female […]

TV News Roundup: ‘SMILF’ Season 2 Premiere Date Set at Showtime

In today’s TV News Roundup, Showtime released the premiere date and a new trailer for the second season of “SMILF” and Syfy unveiled a new trailer for season four of “The Magicians.”  DATES “Young Justice” is coming to the…

In today’s TV News Roundup, Showtime released the premiere date and a new trailer for the second season of “SMILF” and Syfy unveiled a new trailer for season four of “The Magicians.”  DATES “Young Justice” is coming to the DC Universe streaming platform for a third season on Jan. 4, nearly five years after the […]

Kim Kardashian Recalls Fire Evacuation, Kanye’s ‘Empathy’ Plea to Trump in Exclusive Interview

Kanye West may have said he’s distancing himself from politics, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer in contact with the White House. Kim Kardashian West tells Variety that her husband reached out to officials about Pres. Donald Trump’s controver…

Kanye West may have said he’s distancing himself from politics, but that doesn’t mean he’s no longer in contact with the White House. Kim Kardashian West tells Variety that her husband reached out to officials about Pres. Donald Trump’s controversial tweet blaming the California wildfires on forestry mismanagement. “When he doesn’t agree with something like […]