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Monday, September 28, 2015

Kristen Stewart Says New Romantic Film Similar to Her Own ‘Awakening Period’ by Variety Staff

Kristen Stewart premiered her futuristic love story, “Equals,” at the Toronto Film Festival on Sunday afternoon. Before the rain-soaked event, Stewart and her co-star Nicholas Ho…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Bryan Cranston to Co-Star with James Franco in Comedy ‘Why Him?’ by Variety Staff

Bryan Cranston will join James Franco in the 21 Laps and 20th Century Fox comedy “Why Him?” John Hamburg is on board to direct, and penned the script from a previous draft by Nic…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Penske Media Corporation Acquires Gold Derby by Variety Staff

Gold Derby, a website dedicated to predicting the winners at major entertainment awards shows, has been acquired by Variety parent company Penske Media Corporation, the company announced Tue…

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Live From Variety’s Power of Women: New York Event by Variety Staff

Variety’s 2015 Power of Women: New York event is honoring Glenn Close, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz and Kim Kardashian West for their philanthropic efforts. Follow along …

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Variety’s 2015 Power of Women Issue by Variety Staff

In its 2015 Power of Women New York issue, Variety honors five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes. The honorees: Whoopi Goldberg, Rachel Weisz, Kim Kardashi…

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced by Variety Staff

The 2015 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday, with Stephen Adly Guirgis winning the drama prize for his play “Between Riverside and Crazy.” Author Anthony Doerr won t…

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

David Geffen Donates $100 Million for Naming Rights to Lincoln Center Venue by Variety Staff

David Geffen has donated $100 million for the renovation of Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall, which will be renamed for the showbiz mogul in the fall. Lincoln Center is in the midst …

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Friday, February 20, 2015

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Oscar Host Neil Patrick Harris? by Variety Staff

Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, but how much do you know about the multi-hyphenate performer? Test your knowledge with Variety‘s quiz to find out whether you&…

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

‘Birdman’ Extended Scene: Keaton vs. the Critic by Variety Staff

Fox Searchlight has released an extended clip from Oscar hopeful “Birdman,” featuring the scene where Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) confronts acidic theater critic Tabitha Dickinson (L…

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Rosie O’Donnell to Exit ‘The View’ by Variety Staff

Rosie O’Donnell is stepping away from ABC’s “The View’ for a second time, Variety has confirmed. She will leave the daytime talkshow next week to concentrate on her…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

‘Frozen’ Songwriters to Pen Oscar Musical Number for Neil Patrick Harris by Variety Staff

Oscarcast producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have tapped “Frozen” tunesmiths Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez to write an original number for host Neil Patrick Harris on…

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Golden Globe Winners 2015 – Updated List by Variety Staff

Stay tuned for the updated list of winners from the 72nd annual Golden Globes.  The 2015 ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC. Full list of nominations: Best Motion Picture – Drama Boyh…

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris’ Oscar Writing Team Announced by Variety Staff

The special material writing team for the 87th Oscars was announced Tuesday, including Paul Greenberg, Mason Steinberg and Derek DelGaudio. Host Neil Patrick Harris will led the team with he…

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Bob Baker, Puppeteer Whose Theater Was L.A. Institution, Dies at 90 by Variety Staff

Puppeteer Bob Baker, whose marionette theater near downtown Los Angeles was an institution serving generations of kids, died Friday of natural causes. He was 90. Baker, who launched the Bob …

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols: Friends, Fans Hail Director’s Work, Wit and Generous Spirit by Variety Staff

The range of Mike Nichols’ work during his long career was reflected in the outpouring from friends and fans on social media Thursday morning following the news of the director-produce…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Watch Allison Williams and Christopher Walken Sing in ‘Peter Pan Live’ Trailer by Variety Staff

NBC has released a new promo for the upcoming “Peter Pan Live!” musical, offering viewers their first glimpse at scenes and songs from the holiday special, which stars Allison Wi…

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Monday, November 17, 2014

New ‘Late Late Show’ Host James Corden Sets David Letterman Appearance by Variety Staff

CBS viewers will get a glimpse of the incoming “Late Late Show” host, James Corden, on Friday when the British thesp makes his first visit to “The Late Show with David Lett…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Watch the First Promo for NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ by Variety Staff

NBC has debuted the first promo for its production of “Peter Pan Live!” which will air Dec. 4. Since the musical won’t be pre-recorded when it hits our screens, the trailer…

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Illinois Offers Many Incentives for Film, TV and Theater by Variety Staff

Illinois, home of the Windy City, offers multiple inducements for film, TV and live theater. The state boasts a deep crew base, thriving acting community, numerous industry vendors and 20 ma…

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Variety’s 2014 Power of Women by Variety Staff

In the sixth annual Power of Women issue, Variety celebrates five women who are using their clout to bring attention to worthy causes: Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda, Viola Da…

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

West End ‘Speed-the-Plow’ Starts Late, But Don’t Blame Lindsay Lohan by Variety Staff

The current West End revival of David Mamet’s Hollywood comedy “Speed-the-Plow” started 15 minutes late Saturday evening — but don’t blame Lindsay Lohan. The actress once dubbe…

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

First look at Allison Williams as Peter Pan ahead of NBC live special by Variety Staff

LOS ANGELES ( - The first photo of "Girls" star Allison Williams as Peter Pan has been revealed, courtesy of NBC's "Today."

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First Look at Allison Williams as Peter Pan Ahead of NBC Live Special by Variety Staff

The first photo of “Girls” star Allison Williams as Peter Pan has been revealed, courtesy of NBC’s “Today.” Williams appeared on “Today” to discuss …

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Emmys Winners 2014 — Full List by Variety Staff

Stay tuned for updated winners from the 2014 Emmy Awards, which air tonight on NBC at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Full list of nominations: Best Drama Series “Breaking Bad” “Downton Abbey” “G…

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Monday, August 18, 2014

‘Saturday Night Live’ Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96 by Variety Staff

Don Pardo, whose voice was synonymous with “Saturday Night Live” for generations of fans, has died. The radio and TV announcer was 96. CBS Radio News confirmed the news with a Tw…

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'Mad Men' season 7: Elisabeth Moss has 'grown and changed' with Peggy by Variety Staff

LOS ANGELES ( - "Mad Men" concludes its seventh and final season next spring, and its stars are now contemplating life beyond the hit AMC series.

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‘Mad Men’ Season 7: Elisabeth Moss Has ‘Grown and Changed’ with Peggy by Variety Staff

“Mad Men” concludes its seventh and final season next spring, and its stars are now contemplating life beyond the hit AMC series. In a new interview with Gotham magazine, Jon Ham…

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Robin Williams Found Dead in Possible Suicide by Variety Staff

Veteran film and television comedic actor Robin Williams was found dead on Monday. He was 63. The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s …

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Elaine Stritch, Acerbic Tony and Emmy Winner, Dies at 89 by Variety Staff

Actress Elaine Stritch, star of Broadway hits including “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” and “Show Boat,” who was nominated for multiple Tonys and Emmys, winning three of the latter, has …

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Shia LaBeouf Handcuffed, Escorted out of Broadway ‘Cabaret’ by Variety Staff

Is Shia LaBeouf putting on another performance? According to sources, the 28 year-old actor was arrested at the Broadway musical “Cabaret” in handcuffs Thursday night. Police say…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Pearl Jam Covers ‘Let It Go’ from ‘Frozen’ at Italian Concert by Variety Staff

It would seem that even rock stars can catch “Frozen” fever, after Pearl Jam performed “Let It Go” from the ubiquitous Disney film at a concert in Milan, Italy on Fr…

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