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ViacomCBS Q2 Profit Slides on Advertising Declines Amid Coronavirus
ViacomCBS said its second quarter net income tumbled amid declines in advertising revenue at its cable and broadcast outlets, the latest sign of the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the operations of U.S. media companies. The New York owner of the CBS broadcast network, the Showtime pay-cable operation and the Nickeodeon kids-media empire […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 13:14

Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci’s ‘Supernova,’ Matt Dillon’s ‘El Gran Fellove’ Set for San Sebastian
Matt Dillon’s “El Gran Fellove,” Julien Temple’s “Crock of Gold” and Harry Macqueen’s “Supernova” have been added to San Sebastian’s Official Selection, along with two other main competition players, from French-Lebanese director Danielle Arbid and Argentina’s Eduardo Crespo. The five new features will all bow at San Sebastian as world premieres, the festival announced Thursday. […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 12:11

High Fidelity canceled after one season
The Zoë Kravitz reboot will not be returning to Hulu.
thefader.com | 06-Aug-2020 11:46

Nearly Half The World’s Cinemas Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
While resurgent waves of COVID-19 have caused new lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions in places including California, Hong Kong and Australia’s Victoria State, nearly half of the world’s cinemas are now back in operation, according to data from the U.K.’s Gower Street Analytics. That should come as some relief to exhibitors and distributors who, in addition […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 11:00

ITV Boss Trumpets ‘Good News on Drama Front’ as Productions Resume Shooting
ITV is ramping up its production might post-lockdown, with CEO Carolyn McCall trumpeting the company’s progress in resuming scripted drama production. “It is all good news on the drama front,” said McCall, during a Thursday morning earnings call. Although ITV declared revenue declines across the board in its half-year results, the chief executive was upbeat […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 10:16

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Expands Gene Roddenberry’s Universe, With Mixed Results: TV Review
“Star Trek: Lower Decks,” the latest series in the franchise kicked off by Gene Roddenberry in 1966, doesn’t take place on the Enterprise, or the Voyager, or any of the similarly inspiringly-named ships in the fleet. This animated show depicts the comings and goings of the support staff on the U.S.S. Cerritos, a ship sharing […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 09:01

Locarno Open Doors Pick ‘Fruit Gathering’ Fronts Same-Sex Desire in Myanmar
The powerful bond between two female factory workers, and the complex desire it ignites, form the starting point of Myanmar director Aung Phyoe’s feature film debut “Fruit Gathering,” which is being presented as part of Locarno’s Open Doors co-production platform. Set in working-class Yangon, the film tells the story of a young woman, San, who […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 09:01

ITV Half-Year Revenues Dip 17% as COVID-19 Impact Bites
U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV’s 2020 half-year earnings have expectedly declined due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Total broadcast revenue in the last six months has declined 17% to £824 million ($1.08 billion) from 2019’s $1.3 billion. Similarly, there was a 17% decline in total ITV Studios revenues to £630 million ($830 million) […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 08:25

Detail, Music Producer Known for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk In Love,’ Arrested on Multiple Sexual Assault Charges
Music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after 15 sexual assault charges and five separate felony assault charges were filed against him five days earlier. The producer is being held on bail of $6.3 million. Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, has worked with such artists as Jay-Z, Nicki […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 07:26

Tokyo Film Festival Plans for Physical Edition, Alliance With Filmex  
The Tokyo International Film Festival  (TIFF) will host physical screenings at its 33rd edition, which is on  schedule to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 9, the festival office announced Thursday. It will also collaborate with the Tokyo Filmex festival, normally held later in November. Plans for a festival with live audiences may change, a TIFF representative […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 07:19

‘The Swamp’ Review: An HBO Documentary About Three ‘Drain the Swamp!’ Republicans Who Can’t See Their Own Swamp
If you want to meet a Republican politician who’s the ultimate poster boy for shameless apple-polishing — the kind of eager conservative loyalist who would crawl across broken glass to shine Donald Trump’s shoes — you should watch “The Swamp,” the new HBO documentary, and get a load of Matt Gaetz, a congressman from Florida […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 06:30

Facebook Deletes Trump Post Claiming Kids Are ‘Immune’ From COVID-19
Facebook removed a post from Donald Trump’s page because it violated the social network’s policy banning false claims about the coronavirus. The content in question was a video clip of a Trump interview on Fox News Channel on Wednesday in which he claimed children were “immune” from COVID-19. “This video includes false claims that a […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 01:08

A Joint Interview With 14-Year-Old Jalaiah Harmon, Who Invented the Most Famous Dance on TikTok, and Her Mom
For Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood issue, we interviewed TikTok stars about their lives in quarantine. At 14, Jalaiah Harmon created the most viral dance the internet had ever seen. The only problem? Nobody knew she made it. After a profile in The New York Times, she finally got the credit she deserved.  In an […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 01:07

How Studio Movie Grill Reopened During Coronavirus
As a theater chain whose business model relies on serving food and drinks during movies, the Studio Movie Grill might be facing even more challenges than the rest of the exhibition industry. But Dallas-based Studio Movie Grill is still offering snacks and meals in both the theater auditoriums and lounge areas at the chain’s nine […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:45

Live Nation Reports 98% Drop in Second-Quarter Revenue — But Predicts 2021, 2022 ‘Will Be Record Years’
A second-quarter earnings call with Live Nation execs Wednesday was full of hope, promise and even swagger… for 2021-22. Not surprisingly, though, the current numbers were grim, with revenue predictably down by a staggering 98% from year-to-year in the company’s quarterly earnings report. Revenue was $74 million for the quarter, down from $3.2 billion in […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:34

TV News Roundup: HBO Max Announces Selena Gomez’s Quarantine Cooking Show Premiere Date (Watch)
In today’s TV news roundup, HBO Max released the trailer and premiere date for Selena Gomez’s “Selena + Chef,” and CBS announced the Season 2 premiere date for “Love Island.” RENEWALS TruTV has renewed comedy series “Tacoma FD” for a 13-episode third season. The series follows members of a fire department in a city where […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:27

Tribeca Film Festival and Walmart Partner for Free Nationwide Drive-In Screening Series
Tribeca and Walmart Drive-In Screenings The Tribeca Film Festival is teaming up with Walmart for a new drive-in series that will take place at 160 Walmart stores across the country. Store parking lots will be turned into outdoor theaters Aug. 14 to Oct. 21 for free screenings of family-friendly films, including classics such as “The […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:16

Ava DuVernay Launches Array Drive-In With Free Screenings of ‘Selena,’ ‘Purple Rain’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Though many theaters across the U.S. are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ava DuVernay is making sure Angelenos can take a safe (and free) trip to the movies. For a special two-night pop-up event, DuVernay’s non-profit cinema and social justice organization Array Alliance will present “Selena” and “Purple Rain” on a 40-foot screen […]
variety.com | 06-Aug-2020 00:14

Jake Paul’s Calabasas Home Raided by the FBI
Early on Wednesday morning, the FBI — including a SWAT team — raided YouTuber Jake Paul’s mansion in Calabasas, Calif., under a federal search warrant as part of an ongoing investigation into Paul. “We understand that a search warrant was executed at Jake’s Calabasas home this morning while Jake was out-of-state. We are still gathering […]
variety.com | 05-Aug-2020 23:53

Watch A Trailer For The Helen Reddy Biopic I Am Woman
Helen Reddy, the Australian singer whose "I Am Woman" became a feminist anthem in '70s, is the subject of a new biopic, also called I Am Woman , that's being released on demand and in select theaters next month. Today, a trailer for the film has come out -- it depicts Reddy's move to America to…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 23:15

‘Taskmaster’ Tossed From CW Schedule After Only One Episode
One task that “Taskmaster” couldn’t quite, erm, master is making it beyond a single episode on the CW. The U.K. panel game show has been dumped from the network’s Sunday schedule after it premiered to terrible numbers last weekend. Sources with knowledge of the situation say the network is in discussions with the show’s producers […]
variety.com | 05-Aug-2020 23:14

Takeoff Of Migos Sued For Alleged Rape
Takeoff, one of the three members of Migos, has been accused of rape in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles civil court, as The New York Times reports. The lawsuit alleges that a woman, identified as a Jane Doe, was raped by Takeoff during a house party in June that was thrown by Migos producer…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 22:59

‘Siren’ Canceled After Three Seasons at Freeform
“Siren” has been canceled at Freeform after three seasons, Variety has confirmed. The news comes about two months after the Season 3 finale, which aired at the end of May. The series starred Eline Powell as Ryn Fisher, a mysterious young woman (who happens to be a mermaid) who came ashore looking for her sister, who […]
variety.com | 05-Aug-2020 22:37

SG Lewis shares “Impact” featuring Robyn and Channel Tres
The party-ready electro house tune is ready to soundtrack your next sweaty night out, or in.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 22:26

Bon Iver shares new song “AUATC” featuring Bruce Springsteen
The track also features Jenny Lewis, Elsa Jensen, and Jenn Wasner.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:43

Hear beabadoobee’s new single “Sorry”
Fake It Flowers is out October 16.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:36

Megan Thee Stallion teases that her forthcoming horror film will “blow your mind”
The Houston rapper and horror aficionado is currently writing her debut screenplay.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:08

Bon Iver – “AUATC”
Back in April, less than a year after dropping their fourth album, i,i , Bon Iver released an extremely good new song built on a sample from another extremely good new song . Billed as the first "episode" of "Bon Iver Season Five," it was titled "PDLIF," which stood for "Please Don't Live In Fear."
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 21:00

SG Lewis – “Impact” (Feat. Robyn & Channel Tres)
The London producer Sam Lewis, better known as SG Lewis, has made a little bit of a name for himself over the last few years for his collaborations with other artists, ranging from Clairo to Victoria Monét and Khalid . Today, he's releasing a blockbuster team-up between Robyn and Channel Tres called "Impact." Following "Chemicals " from…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 20:32

beabadoobee – “Sorry”
London bedroom-popper beabadoobee announced her debut full-length, Fake It Flowers , last month. Along with the announcement, she shared the project's lead single "Care ," a sparkling slice of melodic, '90s-indebted rock. And today, she's sharing another track, "Sorry."
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 20:18

Palberta – “Something In The Way”
The experimental New York rock trio Palberta released their most recent album, Roach Goin' Down , in 2018. Since then, one of its members, Lily Konigsberg, has carved out a niche of rewarding music on her own . But today Palberta are back with a new single, "Something In The Way," their first track recorded in a…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 19:01

Palberta embrace the obstruction on their new single “Something In The Way”
The New York trio turn to Coltrane for inspiration on their loopy new track.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 19:01

Zoe Saldana apologizes for taking on the role of Nina Simone
The actress says the music icon “deserved better.”
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 18:34

Tom Petty – “There Goes Angela (Dream Away)”
When the late Tom Petty was working on his classic 1994 solo album Wildflowers , he recorded a whole lot of music that didn't make it onto the LP. Before his death, Petty would talk about how he wanted to release an expanded version of Wildflowers . Sometime soon, Petty's estate will reportedly release that expanded edition,…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 18:28

Chicago rapper FBG Duck shot dead in Chicago
The “Slide” rapper was 26.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 18:15

Meet Australian TikTok Emo-Rapper The Kid Laroi, The Sad-Rap Silverchair
Silverchair was where I jumped off. I just couldn't do it anymore. When that band showed up, the entire idea of alternative rock, and of grunge in particular, just started to seem irredeemably corny. Less than a year after Kurt Cobain's death, alt-rock radio was suddenly in love with this little Australian kid -- 15…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 17:33

Narrow Head – “Hard To Swallow”
Back in June, the Houston-based, '90s-indebted scuzz-rock masters Narrow Head announced their sophomore album, 12th House Rock . So far we've heard "Night Tryst " and "Stuttering Stanley ." Now, with the album's arrival coming up at the end of the month, the band has shared another one.
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 17:03

Twitter permanently suspends Talib Kweli for harrassment
The rapper spent several weeks tweeting at a 24-year-old activist, sometimes for 12 hours non-stop.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 17:03

Gojira – “Another World”
The French band Gojira are one of this century's most important underground metal institutions. The band figured out a way to weld the grimy, mathy complications of technical death metal to the grand, mathy complications of prog-rock, and they quickly became the kind of band that other bands mythologize. Gojira don't record too often these…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:59

Troye Sivan – “Rager teenager!”
Troye Sivan is a couple weeks out from the release of his new IN A DREAM EP. His recent singles "Take Yourself Home " and "Easy " are both on it, and today the Australian pop singer is releasing a third song from it called "Rager teenager!"
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:59

Machinedrum – “Kane Train” (Feat. Freddie Gibbs) & “Ur2yung”
Circa now, there are few better ways to generate excitement for your new album than getting Freddie Gibbs on the lead single. Gibbs, always talented and prolific, has been on a particularly satisfying tear lately, turning out stunning album-length team-ups with Madlib and the Alchemist within the span of a year. He's now linked up…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:56

Machinedrum and Freddie Gibbs team up on “Kane Train”
Machinedrum’s new album A View of U is out October 9.
thefader.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:56

Widowspeak – “Even True Love”
Back in June, the reliably pretty and hazy folk-rock group Widowspeak announced their latest album, Plum . So far we've heard several songs from it, including "Breadwinner ," "Money ," and its title track . Today, with the album's late August release quickly approaching, the band has shared another preview.
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:51

New Order Announce Power, Corruption & Lies Reissue With Previously Unreleased Recordings
New Order have announced a definitive edition box set of their iconic 1983 album Power, Corruption & Lies . The reissue will include the original album remastered for the first time from the original analogue tape masters on LP and CD, an extras CD with previously unreleased writing sessions and rehearsals and the band's 1982 John…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:39

Eartheater – “How To Fight”
Eartheater is Alexandra Drewchin, a Pennsylvania-born and Queens-based singer and composer who specializes in experimental, operatic music that resists easy categorization. Eartheater has been releasing music since 2015, and she's just announced that she'll follow her 2018 album IRISIRI and her 2019 mixtape Trinity with a new LP called Phoenix: Flames Are Dew Upon My
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:31

Zoe Saldana Apologizes For Playing Nina Simone
In 2016, Zoe Saldana portrayed Nina Simone in a biopic titled Nina . The casting of the lighter-skinned Saldana was widely criticized at the time . "My mother was raised at a time when she was told her nose was too wide, her skin was too dark," Simone's daughter Lisa told The New York Times way back…
stereogum.com | 05-Aug-2020 16:31

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