Glenn Close on the One Line She Wanted to Cut From ‘The Wife’

“The Wife” features a tumultuous relationship between a married couple (Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close), and one scene in particular shook Close to her core, so much she almost refused to do it. “The one where he’s dying and he …

“The Wife” features a tumultuous relationship between a married couple (Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close), and one scene in particular shook Close to her core, so much she almost refused to do it. “The one where he’s dying and he says, ‘Do you love me?’ It was so upsetting to me that I stopped and […]

TV News Roundup: ‘The Blacklist’ Season 6 Reveals First Trailer (Watch)

In Friday’s roundup, NBC releases the first trailer for NBC’s “The Blacklist” Season 6, and the Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible” gets a premiere date. FIRST LOOKS NBC has released the first trailer for Se…

In Friday’s roundup, NBC releases the first trailer for NBC’s “The Blacklist” Season 6, and the Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible” gets a premiere date. FIRST LOOKS NBC has released the first trailer for Season 6 of “The Blacklist,” which will return with a two-night/two-part premiere event beginning Jan. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and […]

Grammy Nominations 2019 Announced (Updating Live)

The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards on Friday morning. The Grammys will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will air live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Here are the n…

The Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards on Friday morning. The Grammys will take place Sunday, Feb. 10 from Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will air live on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. ET/PT. Here are the nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards: GENERAL FIELD Album Of The Year: “Invasion Of Privacy” — […]

Viggo Mortensen, Chadwick Boseman on How ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Reflect Refugee Crisis

There’s a scene in February’s “Black Panther” where Wakanda’s Border Tribe leader W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) staunchly argues against letting refugees into the country. Despite the moment coming from a fantasy film, Vig…

There’s a scene in February’s “Black Panther” where Wakanda’s Border Tribe leader W’Kabi (Daniel Kaluuya) staunchly argues against letting refugees into the country. Despite the moment coming from a fantasy film, Viggo Mortensen says that moment reflected the reality in America and people’s “fear of what the country’s made of: immigrants.” “He goes, ‘If we […]

Constance Wu, Felicity Jones Call Out the Lack of Gender Parity in Film Criticism

Constance Wu noticed a curious trend when she served as juror in a film festival: When it came to deciding the best actor award, the jury was split 2-2 by gender lines. She and the other woman fought passionately for one actor, while the male jurors ve…

Constance Wu noticed a curious trend when she served as juror in a film festival: When it came to deciding the best actor award, the jury was split 2-2 by gender lines. She and the other woman fought passionately for one actor, while the male jurors vehemently stuck with another and maintained an “our rule is […]

Constance Wu: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Would Have Had an Impact Even if It Wasn’t Successful

“Crazy Rich Asians” was a massive box office success, but star Constance Wu says she felt intense pressure before its release. Not only was the film her first time as the lead, it was her first studio movie ever, and Wu says she’s gra…

“Crazy Rich Asians” was a massive box office success, but star Constance Wu says she felt intense pressure before its release. Not only was the film her first time as the lead, it was her first studio movie ever, and Wu says she’s grateful that Warner Bros. trusted emerging voices. “The fact that it existed […]

How to Watch the 2019 Golden Globe Nominations Online

The Golden Globes Awards honor the best of both worlds every year, with statuettes handed out to the cream of the crop in television and film. Will “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther” rack up the most film nominations? Can stre…

The Golden Globes Awards honor the best of both worlds every year, with statuettes handed out to the cream of the crop in television and film. Will “A Star Is Born” and “Black Panther” rack up the most film nominations? Can streaming hits like “Homecoming” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” earn nods on the TV […]

New Year’s Eve Programming Roundup: Ring in 2019 With Andy Cohen, Steve Harvey and More

After the crazy year that was 2018, many may feel that 2019 can’t quite come fast enough. Thankfully a number of television networks are putting together special programming to count down to the new year, featuring fun, larger-than-life personali…

After the crazy year that was 2018, many may feel that 2019 can’t quite come fast enough. Thankfully a number of television networks are putting together special programming to count down to the new year, featuring fun, larger-than-life personalities such as Andy Cohen and Steve Harvey. Here, Variety has compiled the entertainment offerings, from CNN to […]

Armie Hammer on the Art of Snorting (Fake) Cocaine on Camera

Armie Hammer learned a very specific skill while filming “Sorry to Bother You.” He plays a corrupt CEO in Boots Riley’s absurdist dark comedy, a role that required him to snort a long line of cocaine. Of course, the on-screen substanc…

Armie Hammer learned a very specific skill while filming “Sorry to Bother You.” He plays a corrupt CEO in Boots Riley’s absurdist dark comedy, a role that required him to snort a long line of cocaine. Of course, the on-screen substance wasn’t real, but a little movie-making magic meant he didn’t actually have to inhale […]

Lady Gaga, Barack Obama Among Most Popular Tweets of 2018

Twitter has unveiled its top-trending topics and tweets of 2018, with Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and BTS commanding the most popular posts. Leave it to Gaga to write a tweet six years ago that becomes the third-most-quoted tweet of 2018. In 2012, the sin…

Twitter has unveiled its top-trending topics and tweets of 2018, with Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, and BTS commanding the most popular posts. Leave it to Gaga to write a tweet six years ago that becomes the third-most-quoted tweet of 2018. In 2012, the singer tweeted a random string of numbers and capitalized letters, which has […]

TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases Trailer for Ellen DeGeneres Stand Up Special (Watch)

In Tuesday’s roundup, the official trailer is out for Ellen DeGeneres’ first stand-up act in 15 years, and Netflix sets the premiere date for “Sex Education,” a coming-of-age teen dramedy. FIRST LOOKS The first official trailer …

In Tuesday’s roundup, the official trailer is out for Ellen DeGeneres’ first stand-up act in 15 years, and Netflix sets the premiere date for “Sex Education,” a coming-of-age teen dramedy. FIRST LOOKS The first official trailer has been released for “Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable.” The special marks DeGeneres’ return to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus, and […]

Amandla Stenberg, ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Author Margaret Atwood Honored By Equality Now

Amandla Stenberg is unleashing “rain and thunder” with her activism. So said Tracee Ellis Ross on Monday while presenting the Change Maker Award to “The Hate U Give” star at Equality Now‘s Make Equality Reality Gala on Mon…

Amandla Stenberg is unleashing “rain and thunder” with her activism. So said Tracee Ellis Ross on Monday while presenting the Change Maker Award to “The Hate U Give” star at Equality Now‘s Make Equality Reality Gala on Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. “I’m starting to understand that the world is always going […]

Cinematic CEO Jonny Shipes Talks Sean Kingston, Flipp Dinero and ‘Building From a Dream’

Most CEOs might not pepper their conversation with adjectives like “dope” and “fire,” but most CEOs aren’t like Jonny Shipes, who is at the helm of the rising independent hip-hop label Cinematic Music Group. Shipes tells V…

Most CEOs might not pepper their conversation with adjectives like “dope” and “fire,” but most CEOs aren’t like Jonny Shipes, who is at the helm of the rising independent hip-hop label Cinematic Music Group. Shipes tells Variety that what “turned this sh– around” was discovering Sean Kingston, who after signing with CMG in its founding year […]

Mahershala Ali Says 40% of His Interviews Are About Race

As someone who loves acting so much he “would do this for free,” Mahershala Ali yearned to explore deeper aspects of his work with press and audiences. “There’s only so much bandwidth in an interview, only so much space. Forty p…

As someone who loves acting so much he “would do this for free,” Mahershala Ali yearned to explore deeper aspects of his work with press and audiences. “There’s only so much bandwidth in an interview, only so much space. Forty percent of my interview is usually around things of diversity or color,” he says. “You […]

Timothee Chalamet Says He ‘Wept’ When He Realized ‘Interstellar’ Role Was So Small

Timothee Chalamet says earlier in his career, he felt like a “fraud.” When he attended a screening of Christopher Nolan’s film “Interstellar,” he was among famous co-stars like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and John Lit…

Timothee Chalamet says earlier in his career, he felt like a “fraud.” When he attended a screening of Christopher Nolan’s film “Interstellar,” he was among famous co-stars like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, and John Lithgow. “And I really had no career at this point, so I was the fraud a little bit, in the room,” […]

‘Ron Burgundy Podcast’ Headed to iHeartRadio

Ron Burgundy, the legendary reporter featured in 2004’s “Anchorman” film, has a podcast coming to iHeartRadio in early 2019. Co-produced by Funny Or Die, the 12-episode “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” will launch in the first q…

Ron Burgundy, the legendary reporter featured in 2004’s “Anchorman” film, has a podcast coming to iHeartRadio in early 2019. Co-produced by Funny Or Die, the 12-episode “The Ron Burgundy Podcast” will launch in the first quarter of next year. A second season is expected to air in mid-2019. “Listen, I don’t know what a podcast […]

Michael B. Jordan Says ‘Black Panther’ Gave ‘Everybody a Sense of Pride’

Since its February release, “Black Panther” has become a global phenomenon, but star Michael B. Jordan (who played villain Erik Killmonger) says he didn’t foresee just how big of a cultural impact the film would make. “It was tr…

Since its February release, “Black Panther” has become a global phenomenon, but star Michael B. Jordan (who played villain Erik Killmonger) says he didn’t foresee just how big of a cultural impact the film would make. “It was truly incredible. While we were making it, you didn’t really realize it. And then in hindsight, it’s […]

TV News Roundup: ABC Sets Premiere Date for ‘Goldbergs’ Spinoff ‘Schooled’

In Wednesday’s roundup, ABC announces the premiere date for “Schooled,” and “Fleabag” releases a first look image ahead of the second season. FIRST LOOKS “Fleabag” has released a first look image from Season 2,…

In Wednesday’s roundup, ABC announces the premiere date for “Schooled,” and “Fleabag” releases a first look image ahead of the second season. FIRST LOOKS “Fleabag” has released a first look image from Season 2, which will debut on BBC Three and Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the comedy series centers […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman to Keynote Variety’s Innovate Summit

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman will keynote Variety’s Innovate: AI and Data Science in Media summit, presented by PwC, on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles. The duo will discuss launching mobile entertainment platform Quibi. Previously CEO and co-founder of Dr…

Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman will keynote Variety’s Innovate: AI and Data Science in Media summit, presented by PwC, on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles. The duo will discuss launching mobile entertainment platform Quibi. Previously CEO and co-founder of DreamWorks Animation, Katzenberg now invests in new consumer technologies as co-founder and managing partner of WndrCo. He […]

NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ Fires Film Critic David Edelstein Over ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Rape Joke

NPR’s “Fresh Air” program has ended its association with David Edelstein following the film critic’s controversial joke about the “Last Tango in Paris” rape scene in the wake of director Bernardo Bertolucci’s d…

NPR’s “Fresh Air” program has ended its association with David Edelstein following the film critic’s controversial joke about the “Last Tango in Paris” rape scene in the wake of director Bernardo Bertolucci’s death. In a Facebook post, Edelstein posted an image of the rape scene with the caption, “Even grief is better with butter,” referencing […]

‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Among Finalists for 44th Annual Humanitas Prize

Box office blockbusters such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” and small screen series including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “One Day at a Time” and “This Is Us” are among the finali…

Box office blockbusters such as “Black Panther” and “Crazy Rich Asians” and small screen series including “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “One Day at a Time” and “This Is Us” are among the finalists for the 44th annual Humanitas Prize, Humanitas executive director Cathleen Young and president Ali LeRoi announced Tuesday. “It’s always an honor and […]