• Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:28:10 +0000
    With about a dozen or so races yet to be called, CNN on Tuesday night will return to the midterms, once again bringing in its top anchors, analysts, and John King at the Magic Wall to go over the results. It’s indicative of how the initial Election Night assessment — that Democrats won the House […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:27:20 +0000
    At this point in the Oscar race, all of the serious contenders for lead actress have been seen. So how is this year’s field stacking up? Three performances feel like shoo-ins for nominations: Olivia Colman’s mad Queen Anne in “The Favourite,” a controversial category placement decision for a role some argue is supporting (though the […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:15:12 +0000
    Despite the demise of Toys R Us, which rocked sales for Hollywood’s film and TV merchandise, the death of retail stores is exaggerated. Online commerce only accounts for around 10% of U.S. retail sales, and such brick-and-mortar mass-market retailers as Walmart and Target are still corralling two-thirds of sales in many product categories. But the […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:59 +0000
    Manolo Caro’s pan-Latin American version of movie franchise hit “Perfect Strangers” is set for a Dec. 25 release in Mexico by its producer-distributor Cinepolis, followed by a Jan. 11 U.S. bow from Pantelion. Variety has been given exclusive access to the dark ensemble comedy’s official U.S. trailer and poster. “Perfect Strangers” revolves around a circle […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:03 +0000
    ReFrame and IMDbPro have awarded 62 television and streaming series their first-ever ReFrame Stamp for Television, Variety has learned exclusively. The ReFrame Stamp was created by ReFrame, a coalition of industry professionals founded by Women in Film and the Sundance Institute, to recognize projects that have demonstrated success in gender-balanced hiring. Productions that receive the stamp are those that […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:00:02 +0000
    Licensing is more complex than ever, as studios and networks compete for increasingly distracted consumers. But Star Wars; Overwatch League; and Snoop Dogg’s marijuana products are among the content creators inventing products consumers covet. Here are six companies, stars or shows showing the way. Nickelodeon Shells Out New Take on Turtles Network pulled back merchandise […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:55:51 +0000
    Pandora today announced the Podcast Genome Project, a cataloging system and discovery algorithm that uses a combination of technology and human curation to deliver personalized content recommendations. In short, it is similar to the Music Genome recommendations the service pioneered in the last decade. Beginning today, Pandora will roll out beta access to select listeners […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:49:30 +0000
    Awkwafina played chauffeur to comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll in a video released by Cadillac on Tuesday. In the video, Mulaney and Kroll – reprise their characters from their Broadway show “Oh, Hello.” With the help of “Val the Vlogger,” played by Awkwafina, the duo goes on a tour of New York City in […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:19:25 +0000
    A day after saying it stood by the story, Playboy in Germany acknowledged Tuesday that its published interview with Ennio Morricone had “reproduced incorrectly” some of the quotes attributed to the legendary Italian composer. The magazine did not specify whether the incorrect quotes included comments in which Morricone appeared to disparage Quentin Tarantino as “a […]
  • Tue, 13 Nov 2018 15:16:15 +0000
    A day after his performance with Kid Cudi at Camp Flog Gnaw, Kanye West has delayed the release of his forthcoming “Yandhi” album again, from Nov. 23 to an unspecified future date. “It felt so good being on the stage last night with my brother Cudi,” West tweeted Monday night. “After performing again, I realize […]
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