Variety

Founded in 1905, Variety is an entertainment newspaper published weekly by Reed Business Information. The subtitle of the paper is The International Entertainment Weekly. Variety features stories and columns pertaining to theatre, television, radio, music, records and movies. Variety's Vice President and Editor-in-Chief is Peter Bart. Charles Koones serves as President and Publisher. Dana Harris is the Editor and Olivia Hemaratanatorn is the Managing Editor.

Articles from Vol. 332, No. 15, 2016

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
FILMAbsolutely Fabulous: The MovieA prime-time sitcom that gave the finger to family values and reveled in the joys of middle-aged, unattached women behaving badly, Jennifer Saunders' "Absolutely Fabulous" was a pretty rare bird when it tumbled into...
A Convention Rarity: Unpredictability
ON THE PENULTIMATE NIGHT of the Republican National Convention in 2012, TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" drew an audience greater than any individual network's coverage of the GOP gathering.This embarrassing testament to voter apathy was hardly a surprise:...
A Day in the 'Love' Life
Cirque du Soleil's "Love," now celebrating its loth anniversary at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, is an imaginative depiction of the fantasy behind the music of the Beatles. And the faces of those fantasies are those of the 68 performance artists who...
After Ailes Suit, How Will Fox Move Forward?
THE FUTURE OF FOX NEWS ÍS in question given the precarious position of chief executive Roger Ailes. As the furor around a sexual harassment suit filed by former Fox anchor Gretchen Carlson grows, the 2ist Century Fox-owned network could boot out the...
Anthropoid
AnthropoidDirector: Sean EllisStarring: Jamie Doman, Cillian MurphyIn Hollywood's alternate history of World War n, Tom Cruise tried and failed to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the loosely factbased "Valkyrie," as did Walter Pidgeon in Fritz Lang's thoroughly...
A Reason to Live: A Feast of Sports
The transition from June to July was tough for me. I had to face an uncomfortable truth: Without the recently concluded NBA season to revolve my life around, I'm left to stare into an abyss no amount of binge-watching can possibly fill (though I tried...
Backstage Mystery Tour
It is not just changes to choreography that have given "Love" a refreshed look and feel. Key changes to the show's technical elements have given the show a new look.While video projection has always been part of "Love," it was mainly seen in two panoramic...
Big-Time Celebrity Nest-Hopping in First Half of 2016
Fears that Brexit could plunge the global economy into a chaotic tailspin, as well as nail-biting anxieties about a potential Trump presidency - or a Clinton one, for that matter - have yet to have a negative impact on the celebrity property market....
Branding Gold
Gold is the goal when it comes to the Olympics. But after the Games, gold can be the gateway to a different kind of reward: Madison Avenue and talent agencies are eager to latch on to winners, and that can mean millions of dollars and priceless publicity...
Devour
Watch'Gleason'Former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011 and began documenting the progress of the disease in a video diary for his family. The devastating, revealing footage became part of this feature documentary...
Digs
Clint Gives BackFormer mayor and longtime Carmel resident Clint Eastwood is securing his community legacy by donating his 79-acre Odello East property to the Big Sur Land Trust. Additional funds are being raised to improve access to Palo Corona Regional...
Dwyane Wade
'I Grew Up Idolizing Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.'Dwyane Wade just signed a two-year, $47.5 million deal with the Chicago Bulls after 12 seasons in Miami. The NBA superstar, married to actress Gabrielle Union, talked with Variety about his family...
Ghostbusters
FILM REVIEWGhostbustersDirector: Paul FeigStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen WIIg, Leslie Jones, Kate McKlnnonAll reboots are haunted by the specter of the movie that inspired them, but Sony's new gender-swapped "Ghostbusters" - which substitutes comediennes...
In the Heat of 'The Night Of'
"The Night Of" Zaillian's first TV series, but t more like a nine-hour fil nning writer-director ("Sc Moneyball") labored over evi e HBO limited series, fro the direction to the editing. The gripping eight-part murder mystery - which debuted July 10...
It's Time for Dodger Baseball!
IT WAS FRIDAY AFTERNOON, and in a press box no bigger than a Beverly Hills walk-in closet sat Vin Scully, the voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the past 67 seasons. He was pushing pen to paper, preparing for a 7:10 p.m. start against the Milwaukee...
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
FILM REVIEWMike and Dave Need Wedding DatesDirector: Jake SzymanskiStarring: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey PlazaIt's fair to say that anyone who goes to see "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" will expect a certain amount of bang (pun...
Mr. Robot
Mr. RobotSeries: USA, Wed. July 13,10 p.m.Showrunner: Sam EsmailStarring: Rami Malak, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly ChaikinNow that the secrets of "Mr. Robot" are known - its hallucinations identified, its faces unmasked, its world markets...
Mr. Worldwide Scores with Strategic Partners
Read an interview, any interview, with Pitbull from five or six years ago, as the Miamiborn rapper was forcing his way into the American pop mainstream, and you're likely to come across reference to his multi-year plan for world domination. It went something...
MY FIRST TIME IN VARIETY: Bob Costas
"I re-recorded it with the treble down and the bass up to make myself sound more authoritative, because I was only 19 years old."Bob Costas has been regaling fans with encyclopedic sports acumen from his perch at NBC since the early 1980s, as a broadcaster...
Necessary Roughness
As he walks down the curved, red tunnel that leads to the playing field, Joe Furin Is recalling some of the historic grandeur of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum."The '32 Olympics, Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson, the Fearsome Foursome - Deacon Jones,...
Nickelodeon's New Show Blends Sports, Stunts
FROM THE FLASHING LIGHTS of a giant TV to the colorful jerseys of competing teams, the vibrant red-and-blue aesthetic of Nickelodeon's "Crashletes" merges the adrenaline of a sporting event with popculture imagery and the antics of wannabe athletes who...
Olympics Needs to Prove Its Worth
WITH THE SUMMER OLYMPICS kicking off next month, Comcast is ramping up promotional activity around everything from coverage on the various NBCUniversal properties to the unique experience cable customers will get via its Xi set-top boxes.U.S. TV rights...
Plugged In
Variety PollComedy MakeoversThe new "Ghostbusters," which hits theaters July 15. stars funny women instead of men. We asked Variety.com readers which comedy they would like to see given a women-centric reboot, and "The Hangover" came out handily on top.The...
Ready for Rio
"Bravo has been a place where we've had tennis, but I'm not really sure why? Bell says. "It seemed like a good idea at the time, and no one has complained about it."Bell is explaining why certain sports are scheduled on certain channels. He's also speaking,...
Show's Got a Ticket to Thrive
"love" - as the Beatles told us in 1967, it's pretty much all you need. And over the past 10 years, through more than 4,500 performances of Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas show of the same name, inspired by - and featuring - the music of the Fab Four, close...
Sony TV Eyes Global Market
THE LEADERS OF HOLLYWOOD'S largest TV studios have their hands full keeping track of the ever-expanding number of U.S. outlets in the market for original series. At Sony Pictures Television, the new regime has set an ambitious goal to expand the studio's...
Sports & Entertainment Impact Report
ERIN ANDREWSFox Sports broadcaster "Dancing With the Stars" co-hostThe veteran broadcaster continues to shine for Fox Sports, contributing feature stories and sideline insight for its NFL broadcasts and other major events, including Super Bowl XLVIII,...
Stranger Things
Stranger ThingsSeries: Netflix, Fri. July 15Showrunners: Matt Duffer, Ross DufferStarring: Winona Ryder, David HarbourIt's easy to get lost in a game of Spot the Reference while watching "Stranger Things." This creepy Netflix drama about odd events in...
Sun Valley
Preoccupations of the Rich and FamousTitans of Silicon Valley, Hollywood. and Wall Street converged last week in Sun Valley, Idaho, for the annual Allen & Company media conference. Here are three takeaways from the exclusive event.Madia Mergers Heating...
The Infiltrator
The InfiltratorDirector: Brad FurmanStarring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Kruger, John Leguizamo, Benjamin BrattWe should all be happy that Bryan Cranston has become a highly sought-after movie actor. Yet the very thing that brought him to that position -...
There's No Sure Thing in VR Sports
IS VIRTUAL REALITY THE FUTURE of sports coverage? Conceptually, it's a no-brainer; VR technology can put viewers in the center of the action. And there's no shortage of players: Jaunt VR, Next VR, and IM36O are among the companies that have been demonstrating...
YouTuber Dilemma: Money vs. Prestige
A movie starring two YouTubers will make its money back in iTunes sales, regardless of its quality. That may sound like a good thing, but it's not if you're an online content creator looking to transition into traditional Hollywood projects and shake...
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