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 2022-06-28 05:30 

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James Corden Opens Up as 'The Late Late Show' Takes London With Family, Friends and Billie Eilish...

James Corden had a triumphant homecoming on Monday night as he taped the "The Late Late Show" in London, U.K., the first date in a week-long residence in Corden's homeland. In add......

 2022-06-28 05:18 

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Abhishek Rege to Depart Endemol Shine India After 15 Year Run...

Abhishek Rege, currently CEO of Endemol Shine India, is to leave the company after 15 years in multiple roles. His successor has not been announced. Rege joined Endemol in 2007 as head of commercia......

 2022-06-28 03:28 

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Selena Gomez Speaks Out Against Roe v. Wade Reversal at 'Only Murders in the Building' Premiere: 'I'm Just Not Happy'...

"Only Murders in the Building" star Selena Gomez took a moment during the second season's red carpet premiere to speak out against the Supreme Court's decision to overturn R......

 2022-06-28 02:17 

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China's iQiyi Defies Takeover Gloom With 213-Title Summer Slate...

Chinese streaming service iQiyi is uploading a huge slate of drama series, films and variety shows for summer. Many were teased as part of a 213-title splurge in May. The drama series lineup includ......

 2022-06-28 01:30 

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Trailer Park Sets Asia Pacific Expansion With Key Executive Hires (EXCLUSIVES)...

Leading entertainment marketing and content production company Trailer Park Group is continuing its Asia Pacific expansion drive with the hiring of two key executives. The company, which recently a......

 2022-06-28 00:57 

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'Black-ish' Stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross on The Show's Legacy, and When They'll Be Ready for a Reunion...

After eight seasons and 175 episodes, ABC's "Black-ish" has definitely ended its run with a real legacy. Star Tracee Ellis Ross agrees. "I really hope that our show leaves a......

 2022-06-28 00:26 

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Muna on Rejecting the Term 'Girl Band,' Tori Amos' 'Top Energy' and Working With Mitski...

Muna is not the band it was three years ago. Of course, the world isn't the same, either. When Muna's second studio album, "Saves the World," was released in 2019, COVID was......

 2022-06-27 23:17 

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Claudia Eller on Medical Leave From Variety...

Claudia Eller has taken a temporary medical leave from her role as Editor-in-Chief of Variety. Eller expressed her gratitude to the Variety staff for the concern and support they have expressed aft......

 2022-06-27 23:11 

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Awards HQ June 27: LAST DAY OF EMMY NOMINATION VOTING! Last Minute Ballot Suggestions, Podcasts, Trends and More...

Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is June 27, 2022, which means Emmy nomination round voting ends today. From there, it's 15 days until Emmy nominations are announced on July 12; th......

 2022-06-27 22:50 

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Mary Mara, 'ER' and 'Law and Order' Actor, Dies at 61 in Apparent Drowning...

Mary Mara, the actor best known for her recurring roles in "ER" and "Law & Order," died in Cape Vincent, N.Y. Sunday from an apparent drowning. She was 61. In a report p......

 2022-06-27 22:27 

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'Elvis' Producer Gail Berman Talks Biopic's Success, Teases 'Goonies' Series and Netflix's 'Wednesday'...

Four years after she was first elected to run the Producers Guild of America with Lucy Fisher, Gail Berman is ready to fully dig back into her day job. Like many in show business, she didn't initia......

 2022-06-27 22:21 

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Manolo Cardona Begins Filming Directorial Debut 'One Must Die' for Paramount+ (EXCLUSIVE)...

Manolo Cardona, one of Colombia's top actors who has starred in such Netflix hits as "Narcos" and "Who Killed Sara?," is now filming his directorial debut, "One Must Die," for Paramount+. Cardona a......

 2022-06-27 22:05 

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Steve-O: 'Jackass' Was Worth 'Vilifying' and 'Legitimately a Bad Influence' on Kids...

"Jackass" star Steve-O recently admitted on Mike Tyson's "Hotboxin'" podcast (via IGN) that the long-running MTV comedy series deserved to be vilified in its early day......

 2022-06-27 22:00 

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'Cobra Kai' Team's Netflix Action-Comedy Series 'Obliterated' Casts Nick Zano, Shelley Hennig...

The Netflix action-comedy series "Obliterated"; from the creators of "Cobra Kai" has found its first two cast members, Variety has learned. Nick Zano and Shelley Henig are se......

 2022-06-27 21:58 

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Fiona Apple Shares Message on Roe v. Wade Reversal: 'This Feels Like Sexual Assault'...

Fiona Apple has joined the growing group of musicians to speak out against the recent Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade, and pledge to do something about it. Apple, who is well known for keepin......

 2022-06-27 21:46 

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'Abbott Elementary,' 'Pachinko' Among Nominees for 46th Annual Humanitas Prizes...

Humanitas has revealed the nominees for this year's Humanitas Prizes, which recognize "television and film writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced way." The a......

 2022-06-27 21:39 

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'Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe' Composer Wanted a Serious Score — So He Hired a 69-Piece Orchestra...

When director Mike Judge was working on "Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe" (now streaming on Paramount+), it was only fitting he call composer John Frizzell to work on the score. Ju......

 2022-06-27 21:36 

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Drake Tops Album and Song Charts, as 'Honestly, Nevermind' and Single 'Jimmy Cooks' Both Bow at No. 1...

It may be a polarizing album, but the public is voting with its streams on Drake's dance-oriented new music, and he seems to be winning listeners over with his change of direction, or at leas......

 2022-06-27 21:30 

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'The Old Man' Starring Jeff Bridges Renewed for Season 2 at FX...

"The Old Man" has been renewed for Season 2 at FX. The drama series debuted on FX on June 16. The first season will consist of seven episodes total with the fourth set to air on June 30......

 2022-06-27 21:24 

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Depeche Mode Confirm Founding Member Andy Fletcher's Cause of Death...

One month after Depeche Mode keyboardist and founding member Andy Fletcher's death, the band has released a new statement on social media, confirming the cause of death. In a statement posted......

 2022-06-27 21:23 

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Paul Haggis Gets Trial Date in Rape Lawsuit in New York...

Director Paul Haggis, now under house arrest on sexual assault charges in Italy, has gotten a trial date for his rape lawsuit in New York. The trial is set to begin on Oct. 11, before Judge Sabrina......

 2022-06-27 21:00 

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American Black Film Festival Names 2022 Best of Fest Award Winners...

The American Black Film Festival has announced this year's Best of ABFF award winners, with "Our Father, the Devil" and "Feel Like Ghosts" among the top honorees. Afte......

 2022-06-27 20:37 

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Adam Venit, Former WME Agent, Sued for Assault by Estranged Wife...

Adam Venit, who was formerly a top Hollywood agent at WME and was accused of groping client Terry Crews, has been sued by his estranged wife, Trina Venit, for alleged assault, sexual battery, dome......

 2022-06-27 20:34 

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Natalie Portman Wants a Thor-Captain Marvel Crossover...

Natalie Portman wants to team up with Captain Marvel. The Oscar winner revealed her dream superhero cross over when I caught up with her at the "Thor: Love and Thunder" world premiere. "I love Capt......

 2022-06-27 20:33 

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Longtime Ludacris Manager Chaka Zulu Shot and Wounded in Atlanta...

Chaka Zulu, a veteran music executive and longtime manager of Atlanta rapper Ludacris, was shot Sunday night in the city's Buckhead neighborhood, police confirmed to 11Alive. The executive, who is ......

 2022-06-27 20:30 

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'Righteous Gemstones' Season 3 Adds Kristen Johnston (EXCLUSIVE)...

Kristen Johnston has joined "The Righteous Gemstones" Season 3 at HBO in a recurring role, Variety has learned exclusively. Johnston joins previously announced new Season 3 cast member ......

 2022-06-27 20:10 

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Amazon Reality Series 'Forever Summer: The Hamptons' Gets First Trailer (TV News Roundup)...

The first trailer for "Forever Summer: The Hamptons," Prime Video's upcoming reality series set in the famous Long Island vacation destination, has been released. "Forever S......

 2022-06-27 20:00 

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'Succession' Season 4 Now Filming: 10 Episodes Confirmed, Plus First Plot Details...

The Roy family is officially back in production. HBO has announced that "Succession" Season 4 is now filming. The new season will consist of 10 episodes, up one installment from the 9-e......

 2022-06-27 20:00 

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NBC to Raise Money for Ukraine With Primetime Special Featuring Volodymyr Zelenskyy...

To raise funds and awareness for the war in Ukraine, NBC will air primetime special "Ukraine: Answering the Call" featuring an address from president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on July 3 at 7 p.m. "Ukrain......

 2022-06-27 19:50 

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Emmy Rossum Wore Fake Earlobes to Star in 'Angelyne': 'It Doesn't Get Much More Full-On Than That Makeup'...

In an Emmys season of some truly memorable transformations on screen, Emmy Rossum leading the cast of Peacock's "Angelyne" may be the most mind-boggling. The legendary billboard queen of Los Angele......

 2022-06-27 19:41 

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How Mandy Moore Played a Concert With COVID-Stricken Husband Taylor Goldsmith — Who Was Quarantined in a Dressing Room...

When Mandy Moore headlined Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium Sunday night, it might have seemed to some attentive audience members as if some trickery was going on. The singer-actress tou......

 2022-06-27 19:35 

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Pablo Fendrik Bows Latino Sci-Fi Series 'The Shelter,' From Starzplay, Pantaya, Fabula, Fremantle...

In an early scene in Episode One of Pablo Fendrik's "The Shelter" which is suffused in oneiric chromatic blue, Emilia, a little girl in bed at night, spies a figure down a corridor who looks like h......

 2022-06-27 19:28 

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Conecta Fiction & Entertainment: 12 Takeaways, From Radical Growth to Industry Turmoil and Fabulous Fabula...

Fully on-site last week for the first time since 2019, Spain's Conecta Fiction & Entertainment, its first major TV event, returned to much of the winning formula of its early pre-pandemic editi......

 2022-06-27 19:10 

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'The Staircase' Music Supervisor on Finding Right Tunes for Crime Drama...

HBO Max's "The Staircase" marks the fifth collaboration for music supervisor Randall Poster and creator Antonio Campos. Poster says that the journey has helped build a musical rapport. When it came......

 2022-06-27 19:03 

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Ella Mai, Eva Marcille, Victoria Monet, Many More Slam Supreme Court's Overturn of Roe v. Wade at BET Awards...

The BET Awards are officially a celebration of "Black excellence," and Sunday night's show featured blockbuster performances from Lizzo, Mariah Carey, Latto, Jack Harlow (who was joined by Brandy a......

 2022-06-27 19:02 

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'Stranger Things, 'Umbrella Academy' and 'House of the Dragon' Rule Twitter Conversation...

After falling to the second spot on Variety's Trending TV chart last week, "Stranger Things" was back up top for the week of June 20 to 26. The show climbed 10% week-over-week in terms of overall e......

 2022-06-27 19:00 

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Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne's Animal Pictures Sets Apple TV First-Look Deal...

Apple has struck a multi-year first-look deal with Animal Pictures, the production company run by Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens. The announcement of the deal comes after......

 2022-06-27 19:00 

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Scoot McNairy Joins Amy Adams in 'Nightbitch' (EXCLUSIVE)...

Award winning actor Scoot McNairy will star opposite Amy Adams in the forthcoming adaptation of the best-selling book "Nightbitch."; Mounted by Searchlight Pictures and Annapurna, the fi......

 2022-06-27 18:04 

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Christina Ricci, Lana Condor Among 2022 Maui Film Festival Honorees...

The Maui Film Festival has announced the slate of films and honorees for its 22nd annual edition. The 2022 festival will feature the Maui premieres of 13 feature films, including "McCurry: Th......

 2022-06-27 18:00 

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Disney+ Series 'American Born Chinese' Casts 'Hacks' Breakout Poppy Liu (EXCLUSIVE)...

Poppy Liu has been cast in a guest star role in the upcoming Disney+ series "American Born Chinese," Variety has learned exclusively. Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene......

 2022-06-27 18:00 

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Rita Moreno and Cicely Tyson Honored With Buildings in Their Names at Hollywood Arts Collective...

Rita Moreno is not only an EGOT winner, but now the Hollywood legend is having a building with her name on it in Hollywood. The "West Side Story" star was on hand on June 23 at the nami......

 2022-06-27 17:56 

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Isabelle Adjani Placed Under Formal Investigation for Alleged Fraud...

French actress Isabelle Adjani, who was Oscar nominated for "Camille Claudel" and "The Story of Adele H.," has been under formal investigation for alleged fraud relating to ......

 2022-06-27 17:45 

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As Emmy Nomination Voting Ends, Don't Forget About These Worthy Contenders...

Hey, remember 2021? It may only be 2022 right now, but I've done the math — and I can confirm that 2021 was a decade ago. Or at least it feels that way, particularly as we still live in a COVID-ind......

 2022-06-27 17:30 

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Karolina Bielawska in Production With Biopic About Polish Singer Violetta Villas...

Director Karolina Bielawska is moving into production with her debut feature, a biopic inspired by the life of iconic Polish singer Violetta Villas. The working title is "Violetta and the Woodpecke......

 2022-06-27 17:29 

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Senators Slam Streaming Services' Request to Defer Payment of Back Royalties, as CRB Ruling Looms (EXCLUSIVE)...

The negotiations over streaming-service royalties are one of the most complex, contentious and important battlegrounds in the contemporary music industry, pitting some of the world's largest compan......

 2022-06-27 17:26 

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Amazon's Freevee Launches Two Free Streaming Channels From Fuse Media...

Fuse Media has secured distribution for two of its free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels — Fuse Backstage and Fuse Beat — on Amazon Freevee. Amazon's Freevee, fo......

 2022-06-27 17:26 

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Beta Fiction Spain Unveils 'Dolores,' Plans, Priorities...

Moving waves on Spain's film-TV scene when it launched in early May, Beta Fiction Spain has unveiled its first project as a producer, "Dolores," a portrait of Spain's Dolores Ibarruri, a worldwide ......

 2022-06-27 17:15 

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'Only Murders in the Building' Shines With Selena Gomez's Career-Best Work in Season 2: Review...

"Only Murders in the Building" was a surprising triumph last year — a comedy whose amiable, low-key wit built in power as its first season ran on. With fine work by Steve Martin, Martin Short and S......

 2022-06-27 17:13 

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'Pretty Woman': From Screen to Stage, How Female Empowerment Was Key to Musical Adaptation...

Garry Marshall's romantic comedy "Pretty Woman" starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts continues to wow audiences through both the 1990 film and subsequent musical adaptation. But how does one tra......

 2022-06-27 17:00 

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Idris Elba in Discussions for $1.2 Billion Channel 4 Bid: Report...

"Luther" star Idris Elba is in talks for a 1 billion ($1.2 billion) bid for U.K. broadcaster Channel 4, according to The Sunday Times. The Sunday Times report states that Elba is in di......

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