A few months before fashion designer Gianni Versace was murdered on the steps of his Miami Beach villa by serial killer Andrew Cunanan, then-20-year-old Edgar Ramirez visited his parents in the sun-kissed party city. “If you walked on Ocean Drive, you could feel the vitality and the energy,” the Venezuelan actor tells Alexa of those…
The debut films by Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”) and Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) also rank among the year’s best.
The 2017 American Music Awards honored music’s stars in Los Angeles.
An American Christmas is back at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. Guests will enjoy a tour through a winter wonderland featuring 25 trees decorated to celebrate the defining moments of America’s road to greatness, from the Revolutionary Era to today. Each tree reflects the life and times of American society and culture during […]
You may not know Vir Das’ name, but in India, he’s kind of a big deal. The 38-year-old Bollywood star has sold more than half a million tickets to his stand-up tours, but he only recently had a big breakthrough in the US with the Netflix comedy special, “Abroad Understanding,” earlier this year. Now, he’s…
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 talks with Evan Peters about how “Cult” compares with past seasons of “American Horror Story.” “It’s a lot more work for sure,” he says. “It’s […]
U.S.-based sales agent Paul Hudson is handling world sales on CGI feature “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero,” inspired by the true story of an WWI American soldier’s bonding with a stray dog that became a war hero. Budgeted at $25 million, animated by Technicolor’s Mikros Animation in Montreal and the official movie of the 2018 […]
For its ninth annual awards program, the African American Film Critics Association has proclaimed 2017 the “year of the woman in cinema.” “There is no argument that women have made a bold step forward this year in Hollywood,” said AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “The evidence demonstrated during the past year speaks for itself both in […]
A mass shooting scene that was supposed to be featured on “American Horror Story” this week has been edited substantially in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, according to FX. The network announced the changes in a statement Monday. “In light of the tragedy last week in Las Vegas, Ryan Murphy and the producers…
The “Fireworks” singer’s deal left “pennies” for fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.
“American Idol” is idling no more.
Auditions for the ABC reboot are set to start next week.
Heading into Monday’s season finale, “American Ninja Warrior” is building momentum. Last week’s episode drew a 1.6 rating in Nielsen’s 18-49 demo, according to live-plus same day numbers, hitting a season high. The ratings surge followed two straight weeks in which the series had tied its previous season peak. Currently in its ninth season, “American… […]
Craig Johnson on the solace of open spaces in our techie world.
Magnolia Pictures has nabbed North American rights to “Under the Tree,” a new comedy from Icelandic writer and director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, Variety has learned “Under the Tree” digs into the mounting tensions between two neighboring families in a quiet suburb. One man who is forced to move back with his parents after he is… […]
There’s a major reason that becoming a coach on “The Voice” was music to the singer’s ears.
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 | Finales for “Shooter,” “The Bold Type” and “The Fosters.”
“American Idol” has canceled auditions in Houston and San Antonio in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. ABC’s rebooted singing competition — hosted by Ryan Seacrest — was scheduled to hold auditions in Houston on Sept. 2 and in San Antonio two days later, but eliminated these after the Category 4 storm wreaked havoc, causing catastrophic…
Writer Howard Koch was driving through New Jersey, trying to settle on a location for his latest radio play. He pulled off Route 9W into a gas station parking lot and asked the attendant for a state map. He spread it out, closed his eyes and made a blind stab with a pencil. And with…