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Dr. Dre Recovering at Home After Brain Aneurysm
Dr. Dre is back at home after reportedly being hospitalized for a brain aneurysm. Peter Paterno, an attorney for Dre, confirmed the news to Variety on Saturday. On Friday, rapper Ice-T tweeted that Dre had been released from the hospital. “Update: Just FaceTimed with @DrDre,” Ice-T wrote on Twitter. “He just made it home. Safe […]
Variety.com | 17-Jan-2021 01:07

Neil Mahoney, Emmy-Nominated Editor for ‘Key & Peele’ and ‘Drunk History,’ Dies at 43
Neil Mahoney, an Emmy-nominated editor for “Key & Peele” and “Drunk History,” among other comedy shows, has died. He was 43. Actor and comedian Jonah Ray first announced the news on Instagram.”Ask anybody, they will tell you that Neil was the best guy,” Ray wrote. “He cared so much about his friends. He kept up […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 23:30

IATSE Calls for Live Venues to Become COVID Vaccination Sites Using Union Labor
As entertainment venues including Broadway theaters, dance centers, arenas and concert halls lie empty across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, IATSE, the union that represents the workers behind-the-scenes at those venues tweeted earlier this week, “Turn live venues into COVID vaccination sites and use union labor to set it up.” As the country […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 21:59

Before TikTok Inspired a Rising Tide for Sea Shanties, the Beach Boys Charted One of Their Own
As new musical genres gain popularity, they are often acknowledged with their own genre-specific Billboard charts. Over the years, disco and reggae are among the musical genres awarded their own tallies. An old musical genre is going viral on TikTok, starting with Scotland’s Nathan Evans’ posting of the 19th century shanty “Wellerman” during the last […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 21:17

Far-Right Streaming Personality ‘Baked Alaska’ Arrested After Capitol Riot
Far-right social media personality Tim Gionet, also known as “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI following his involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, according to the Associated Press. Gionet was arrested in Houston, Texas on Saturday for “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority” […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 20:06

James Murdoch Denounces ‘Media Property Owners’ for ‘Spreading Disinformation’ Leading to Capitol Riot
James Murdoch, the son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch, has spoken out against “media property owners” that spread disinformation leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. In an interview with the Financial Times on Friday, Murdoch said that the attack on the Capitol is a consequence of the election disinformation championed by […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 19:21

‘Bling Empire’ & ‘House of Ho’: The Reality-Show Descendants of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’
There’s the sort of wealth that buys designer clothes. Then there’s the sort of wealth that shuts down Rodeo Drive for a private Lunar New Year party, has a nine-piece band and a Gucci claw machine for a 1-year-old’s birthday, and takes a friend to their favorite restaurant — in Paris — as a treat. […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 18:00

Events and Performances to Watch on and Before Inauguration Day
On Jan. 20, stars and musicians are coming together to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. These virtual events, featuring Tom Hanks, Lady Gaga and Bruce Springsteen, among others, will kick off this weekend and wrap on the evening of Inauguration Day. Check out upcoming events below. “America United: […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 18:00

Let’s Talk About the Knockout Ending of ‘Promising Young Woman’
First of all, for the love of God, do not read this story or watch the video unless you’ve seen Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.” Just stop now — unless, of course, you love spoilers, in which case… go forth. In “Promising Young Woman,” Carey Mulligan plays Cassie, whose childhood best friend, Nina, was raped […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 15:00

Chris Murphy, Longtime INXS Manager, Dies at 66
Chris “CM” Murphy, the longtime manager of Australian band INXS (from 1979 until 1995 and again in the 2000s), has died in Sydney following a battle with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. He was 66. A representative for Murphy Petrol Group shared the news in the early morning hours of Saturday (Jan. 16): “It is with great […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 06:46

TV Ratings: ‘Mr. Mayor’ Ratings Quadruple in Key Demo Following Premiere Date
NBCUniversal’s newest sitcom series “Mr. Mayor,” a comedic, skeptical take on city government co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, opened to solid numbers in its Thursday night debut on Jan. 7. One week after the premiere, and ratings in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic haven’t just undergone a substantial increase— they’ve quadrupled, from […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 04:24

Walt Disney Music Promotes Tom MacDougall to President
Tom MacDougall has been promoted to president of Walt Disney Music. The longtime studio vet will report to Disney Studios Content Chairman Alan Bergman. Following Disney’s acquisition of Fox and the studio’s recent content and distribution reorganization, Disney Studios Content is consolidating music production for live-action and animated films across Disney, Disney Animation, Pixar, Blue […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 03:29

Author of Natalie Wood Book Petitions L.A. Sheriff to Obtain Confidential Death Records
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (L.A.S.D.) is being petitioned to open an inquiry into the 1981 drowning case of Natalie Wood, as an upcoming book claims that there was a cover-up of the circumstances related to her death. The author of the book has taken legal action to obtain confidential sheriff records, which he […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 02:57

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Release Date Moves Ahead Two Months
While nearly every movie has been delayed in wake of the pandemic, Warner Bros. has taken the unusual step of moving the release date for “Godzilla vs. Kong” ahead two months. The legendary monsters will face off on March 26, instead of May 21, in theaters and on the streaming service HBO Max. Legendary Entertainment, […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 01:07

New Movies to Watch This Week: ‘Locked Down,’ ‘The Marksman,’ ‘One Night in Miami…’
While moviegoers cope with being shut indoors, HBO Max has a film that could have you feeling even more stir-crazy. “Locked Down” sequesters audiences for nearly two hours with an unhappy couple (played by Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor), who vent for a time, before hatching a plan to steal a huge diamond from Harrods. […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 01:05

Kate Winslet Reflects on ‘Ammonite’ and Her Career, ‘I’m a Working Class Scrapper Who Got F—ing Lucky’
Kate Winslet has been an undeniable talent for over 25 years, dating back to her breakout turn in 1994’s “Heavenly Creatures” from Peter Jackson. This year, she teamed with Francis Lee for his relationship drama “Ammonite” from Neon. Playing Mary Anning, an English fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist, the Oscar-winner displays new colors of her […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 01:04

Oscars Expand International Feature Shortlist to 15, Remove the ‘Saves’ in Preliminary Voting
The Oscars have made some adjustments for the best international feature category. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has provided many challenges, both in viewing the films up for awards and voting. To ensure that the process’ integrity remains intact, the international feature film preliminary committee will vote via a secret ballot that will produce a shortlist […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 00:56

Netflix Announces ‘Selena: The Series’ Part 2 Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)
In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix gave a premiere date to Part 2 of “Selena: The Series,” and Apple TV Plus offered a first look at Season 2 of “For All Mankind.” CASTING CBS All Access shared that Louie Anderson, Kevin Bacon, Jillian Bell, D’Arcy Carden, Rob Delaney, Elle Fanning, Will Forte, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 00:35

‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Series Adaptation in the Works From ‘John Wick’ Writer
Derek Kolstad, writer for the “John Wick” franchise, will write and develop a series pitch based around the popular game “Dungeons & Dragons,” Variety has confirmed. The game, which features dice, a dungeon master and an active use of the imagination, has encouraged fans across the world to host game nights and weave inventive stories of […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 00:24

‘WandaVision’ Star Paul Bettany on Why Sitcom Acting Was ‘Frightening at Times’
This ain’t your grandparents’ Avengers. In the new Disney Plus show, “WandaVision,” each episode finds Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) living in different comedy sitcom-inspired worlds, including “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bewitiched,” “The Brady Bunch” and more. “There’s a moment in the second episode where we’re trying to sneak away and we’re […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 00:21

‘WandaVision’: SWORD’s Involvement, Monica Rambeau’s Role and More Burning Questions from Episode 2
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched the second episode of Season 1 of Disney Plus’ “WandaVision.” Toy helicopters, bee swarms and sudden pregnancies, oh my!? The warped sitcom-styled world of “WandaVision” is getting less Lucille Ball cutesy and more David Lynch disturbing as the Marvel Studios show plays on — and, […]
Variety.com | 16-Jan-2021 00:19

Bryan Fogel on Why Netflix and Streamers Were Scared of Releasing ‘The Dissident’
Bryan Fogel’s “The Dissident” was too hot to handle. The documentary about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the journalist and political activist who was allegedly killed in 2018 on the orders of the Saudi Royal Family, was one of the hottest films at last year’s Sundance. It had glowing reviews, a ripped from the headlines […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 23:50

‘Doogie Howser’ Reboot at Disney Plus Casts Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (EXCLUSIVE)
The Disney Plus “Doogie Howser” reboot, “Doogie Kame?loha, M.D.,” has cast Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman in a series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively. Bowyer-Chapman joins previously announced cast members Peyton Elizabeth Lee and Kathleen Rose Perkins. The rebooted series will focus on Lahela “Doogie” Kame?loha (Lee), a mixed race 16-year-old girl who works as a doctor in […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 23:30

MF DOOM, Kaytranada, Steely Dan, and more feature on the Biden/Harris Inaugural Playlist
46 songs for president 46.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 22:46

Chino Amobi shares new album Darling Street
The experimental artist’s PARADISO follow-up is here.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 21:27

Lexus and The FADER present 25/8: How Empress Of turns fear into fuel
This is how Lorely Rodriguez goes all in.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 20:00

Listen to DJ Muro’s remix of J Dilla’s “Think Twice”
The new version appears on the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of Dilla’s album Welcome 2 Detroit .
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 19:42

Hear Aly & AJ groove out with Wild Nothing and Nancy Wilson on new single “Listen!!!”
A new cut from their as-yet untitled forthcoming album.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 19:35

DaBaby returns with new song “Masterpiece”
Watch the video below.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 18:23

Listen to Pusha-T and Vince Staples on Divine’s new song “Jungle Mantra”
The song is taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film The White Tiger .
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 17:34

Juice WRLD and Young Thug’s “Bad Boy” has arrived
The Pi’erre Bourne-produced song comes with a music video directed by Cole Bennett.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 16:45

Flo Milli lays waste to her haters on “Roaring 20s”
Listen to the Kenny Beats-produced track now.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 13:32

Ariana Grande shares “34+35” remix with Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat
Listen to the updated version of the Positions track.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 13:09

‘Minari’ Distributor Sets March Release Date in South Korea
South Korean distributor Pancinema has set a March release for “Minari,” the acclaimed Korean-language film by Lee Isaac Chung. The film follows a Korean family in the 1980s as they move to a farm in rural Alabama. Controversially, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association put the American-made picture in the foreign film category for the Golden […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 13:07

Kinology Spotlights New Films By Catherine Corsini, Jacques Doillon and More (EXCLUSIVE)
Gregoire Melin’s Kinology, the Paris-based company handling Leos Carax’s and Mia Hansen-Love’s next films, has added a string of ambitious new films from a mix of emerging and seasoned directors. Kinology has launched sales on “A Girl’s Room,” a stylish psychological thriller directed by Finnish up-and-coming helmer Aino Suni; “The Divide,” a stars-packed film by […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 12:28

Rob Brydon, Shabana Azmi Board Lily James and Emma Thompson Comedy ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’
Working Title and Studiocanal romantic comedy “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” directed by Shekhar Kapur (“Elizabeth”), has added to its cast. Joining the existing cast of Lily James (“Yesterday”), Shazad Latif (“Departure”) and Emma Thompson (“Last Christmas”) are British actors Rob Brydon (“The Trip to Greece”) and Asim Chaudhry (“Wonder Woman 1984”), Pakistan’s […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 11:28

Film Festival Chiefs Debate Move to Virtual and Shifting Dates at UniFrance Rendezvous
Speaking at a panel organized as part of UniFrance’s Rendezvous With French Cinema market on Tuesday, festival directors Vanja Kaludjercic of Rotterdam, Carlo Chatrian of Berlin, and Mickaël Marin of Annecy made clear that in order to survive this challenging moment their events needed to adapt. For one thing, they needed to separate their identities […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 11:08

‘Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho to Head Jury at Venice Film Festival
“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho will preside over the main jury of the 78th Venice Film Festival in September, marking the first time a South Korean director has been picked as the Lido’s top juror. Bong, who does not have a previous rapport with Venice, made history in 2020 when “Parasite” became the first foreign-language […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 11:02

‘The Night Manager’ Director Susanne Bier to Head Goteborg Festival TV Drama Vision Keynotes
Running fully online over Feb. 3-4, the Nordic region’s largest TV market, TV Drama Vision – which is held parallel to Sweden’s Göteborg Film Festival – will roll out the red carpet to Danish writer-director Susanne Bier as an honorary guest. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning helmer will discuss her 30-year career, ranging from the […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 10:03

Bravura Single-Take Fight Sequence in ‘Crazy Samurai’ Stirs Excitement Nine Years After Being Filmed
“Crazy Samurai: 400 vs. 1,” a period swashbuckler starring Tak Sakaguchi (“Versus”) as the legendary warrior Miyamoto Musashi, is wowing fans outside Japan as it moves from the international festival circuit to streaming. In North America, it hits martial arts specialist HI-YAH! on Feb. 12, 2021 under the title “Crazy Samurai Musashi.” Digital, Blu-ray, and […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 09:32

Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Actress (Limited Series/TV Movie) – Anya Taylor-Joy’s Gambit to Take On Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for upcoming awards. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date. To see […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 08:59

Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie) – Mark Ruffalo Faces Formidable Foes
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for upcoming awards. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date. To see […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 08:58

Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Supporting Actress – Gillian Anderson’s Iron Lady May Mine for Gold
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for upcoming awards. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date. To see […]
Variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 08:57

Ariel Pink goes on Tucker Carlson, says he is “destitute and on the street”
“People are so mean,” Ariel Pink tells Tucker Carlson of those criticising his choice to attend Trump’s D.C. rally last week.
thefader.com | 15-Jan-2021 05:18

TV Ratings: NBC’s ‘Chicago’ Trio Tops Wednesday’s Primetime Numbers
NBC’s “Chicago” crossover trio, which consists of the three dramas “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Chicago PD,” took up the top three slots in Wednesday’s overnight primetime numbers. The fast affiliate ratings from Nielsen+Live Same Day indicate that a new episode of the third installment of executive producer Dick Wolf’s franchise, “Chicago Med,” drew a […]
variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 01:07

Olivia Rodrigo, Morgan Wallen Both Breaking Records on Way to Blockbuster First Weeks
It didn’t take long for 2021 to get kicked into gear with blockbuster music breakouts. Not even a full week into their respective releases, both pop newcomer Olivia Rodrigo and country star Morgan Wallen have shattered records on streaming charts, setting themselves up to pull far ahead of their respective packs when the leaders of […]
variety.com | 15-Jan-2021 00:58

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