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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. 339, No. 7, February 27

24-Carat Cuisine
Caviar parfait dusted with 24-carat gold. Housemade Pimm'sand-kumquat chocolate bonbons. Edamame and black-truffle pot stickers. Caramel passion-fruit lollipops in the shape of miniature Oscar statuettes. These are just a few of the unconventional dishes...
ABC and E! Stand with Ryan Seacrest
SUZIE HARDY, RYAN Seacrest's former stylist for E! News, has accused the ubiquitous television host of multiple instances of sexual harassment and abuse over the seven years that she worked for him. In an exclusive Variety report published Feb. 26, Hardy...
And the Winners Will Be
As awards season heads down for home, here's what to look for on Oscar nightIt's almost "Pencils down" for the 7,258 voting members of the Motion Picture Academy: Final ballots are due back by 5 p.m. PT on Feb. 27, and the 90th annual Oscar ceremony...
Apres Awards Season Detox
When awards season ends - or in reality, goes into a brief lull - it's time to shift gears back into creative mode. These are places where stressed-out and played-out showbizzers can go make-up free, where they can replace the glam squad with a juice...
Awards Season Timeline of Time's Up
In the weeks since a letter published Jan. 1 in the New York Times announced the inception of Time's Up and the subsequent blackout at the Golden Globes, the landscape of not just the film industry, but the country as a whole has changed irrecoverably....
A Year for Film Lovers to Remember
Decades from now, film lovers will remember 2017 as the year of "Stronger," Jake Gyllenhaal, Hong Chau in "Downsizing," and great work by Luca Guadagnino, James Mangold, Alexander Payne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hugh Jackman and Michael Giacchino. These...
Barbra & Lina & Bernardo - Oh My!
I love a triple bill.How proud I am that we scored big time for our 2018 Oscar issue. We were unbelievably fortunate to have landed rare, candid interviews with three entertainment industry legends - Barbra Streisand and Italian auteurs Lina Wertmüller...
Behind the Scenes on Oscars' Big Night
TALK ABOUT PRESSURE. More than 30 million people in the U.S. alone tune into the live broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony every year. Industry insiders and movie fans alike have their eyes trained on the nearly four-hour telecast - a hugely complex...
Bruce Willis Downsizes on Upper West Side
Action-pic stalwart Bruce Willis and his former model wife, Emma Herning, are in contract to sell their approximately 6,000-square-foot co-op duplex on two lower floors of a distinguished prewar apartment house facing New York City's Central Park for...
Cementing the Irish Connection
On March 1, the Oscar Wilde Awards will celebrate its 13th year shining a light on cinematic contributions from Irish and Irish-American artists. And as in past years, there will be no shortage of star power, with honorary Irishman J.J. Abrams hosting...
Color Tells the Tale for Crew of Academy's Costume Nominees
DEEP REDS. Solemn blacks. Spirited yellows. This year's Oscar-nominated costume designers selected specific color tones to communicate character, period and place, and their choices reverberate for the audience often before a word of dialogue is spoken....
Defining Sexual Abuse Means Standing Up for Ourselves
I was on a production call for a series that I'm helping to produce when my colleague, Evette Vargas, told me the news that Amazon had taken action regarding Jeffrey Tambor following a several-months-long investigation into reports of sexual misconduct...
Disability Community Deserves More Visibility
Diversity and inclusion are two important cultural topics gaining attention and focus by employers nationwide, including Hollywood. And yet, disability is almost always overlooked in this conversation. This award season, in looking across the many films...
Exposure
Runway to Red CarpetCHATEAU MARMONT, WEST HOLLYWOOD, FEB. 20In the spirit of the Oscars, young American designers were celebrated at the inaugural Runway to Red Carpet luncheon, hosted by Variety, WWD and the CFDA. The event welcomed a mix of stars from...
Face Time
For many celebrities, an Oscar red carpet cameo is months in the making. Such procedures as Botox or fillers, which can cause bruising, are best done a couple of weeks ahead of time. Eyelash treatments, including Latisse, show optimal effects on week...
Female Designers Rule the Red Carpet
Stylist Erica Cloud, who works with a roster of clients that includes Hong Chau, Mandy Moore and Patty Jenkins, made the unusual decision to dress her clients almost exclusively in female designers from head to toe this awards season."I just felt, given...
Hot Topics Help Talkers Reign
At the Daytime Emmys, talk shows have been split into two categories - entertainment and informative - since 2008. Yet many shows can't help but be both - especially given how the world of politics and social issues have embroiled the lives of celebrities....
How to Stop Russia from Hijacking the Next Election
SEN. MARK WARNER (D-Va.) says he was not surprised when Special Counsel Robert Mueller laid out his case against 13 Russians and three companies for conspiring to interfere in the 2016 elections, in big part by using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram."What's...
Independent Streak Lives On
As the ceremony eases into its 33 rd year, the Film Independent Spirit Awards confront an enviable dilemma. The indie kudofest held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica once honored films so far outside the Oscars' orbit that they may as well have...
It's a Huge Gamble
Odds expert Benjamin Eckstein compares gambling in the United States to smoking weed: millions of people partake and it's not going away anytime soon. That includes gambling on Hollywood's biggest night - the Oscars.But unlike sporting events, which...
Jaina Lee Ortiz 'I Feel like a Natural Superhero'
There's a new name to add to the Shondaland Sisterhood: Jaina Lee Ortiz, who stars in "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff "Station 19." Ortiz plays Andrea Herrera, a first responder in the fire department near Seattle Grace hospital of "Grey's Anatomy" fame. She'll...
Leaders of la la Land and Beyond
OREN & TALALEXANDERFounders of the Alexander Team, Douglas EllimanThe Alexanders are based in N.Y. and Miami and market $1 billion of properties. Handled sales for luxury Faena House and sold the most-expensive penthouse in Miami history for $60...
Lionsgate Seeks Sale as M&A Storm Looms
LIONSGATE WON'T win an Oscar for subtlety.In earnings calls, investor conferences and television interviews, CEO Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns have made it clear that the studio behind "Mad Men" and "The Hunger Games" is willing - even...
Love, Simon
Love, SimonFILM REVIEWDirector: Greg BeriantiStarring: Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamei, Jennifer GarnerBy the time your average American teen experiences his or her first kiss, they've probably seen hundreds, if not thousands, of heterosexual smooches on-screen....
More Than House, Agents Provide Concierge Services
A POSTED "FOR SALE" sign on a neatly mowed lawn was all it took once to sell a home. Today's top luxury residential real estate firms have evolved into multi-faceted, multi-platform entities that offer lifestyle coverage, content and experiences along...
Oscar Ear Candy
An army of black gowns made a powerful statement on the Golden Globes red carpet - and provided the perfect backdrop to one of the evening's less-solemn trends: statement earrings. Stylist Erica Cloud says the striking jewelry adorning stars' lobes was...
Parties with a Platform
In the wake of the divisive presidential election, many of last year's annual Oscar events were postponed or significantly scaled back.Now, when victims are speaking out against sexual misconduct, Latinos are decrying their lack of film opportunities,...
Production Design for 'Black Panther' Blends Fantasy, Reality
WHEN "BLACK PANTHER" production designer Hannah Beachler was given the task of bringing the fictional land of Wakanda to life, she essentially agreed to build an entire society.Beachler says she began by looking at the big picture - mapping out the topography...
Provocative Auteur
Plenty of ink has been spilled on the fact that, with her Oscar nomination for "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig has joined an all-too-exclusive group: the sorority of just five women who have been deemed worthy of a directing nod from the Academy. Few people...
Rise of Social Media Disrupts and Helps the Craft of Publicity
Entertainment industry publicists have found a profoundly altered landscape in recent years as social media emerges as the predominant method for reaching much of the audience.That's the overriding view of several recipients of the Les Mason Award, the...
Swag Stops
This year's contenders, A-Listers, and industry influencers will get first crack at innovative products and luxurious gifts. Pet cams, face serums, hightech headphones, and extravagant getaways will all be up for grabs - as an on-hand photographer helps...
The Irish Connection Is Strong with Them
Four very familiar faces will be honored at the U.S.-Ireland Alliance's 13th annual Oscar Wilde Awards: Mark Hamill, Catherine O'Hara, Barry Keoghan and Paula Malcomson."Star Wars" alum Hamill follows in the footsteps of franchise stars Carrie Fisher,...
The Looming Tower
The Looming TowerTV REVIEWLimited series: 10 episodes (3 reviewed); Hulu; Wed., Feb. 28Starring: Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael StuhlbargHulu has a buzzworthy hit on its hands with "The Handmaid's Tale." But "The Looming Tower," a densely reported...
The Nonconformists: Bertolucci & Guadagnino
BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI AND Luca Guadagnino hail from different generations, but both Italian directors have a bent for making sensual English-language films. And each knows what it's like to be embraced by critics and audiences abroad but snubbed at home,...
The Way It Was - and Is
THE OSCARS have an embarrassing history of snubbing female directors. Barbra Streisand was naturally verklempt but ultimately fine when the Motion Picture Academy failed to nominate her for 1983's "Yentl," a musical fable about a spinster who passes...
The Year in Pictures
For better or worse, it was an eventful 12 months in the world of Hollywood cinema. From Harvey Weinstein's downfall and the evolution of the MeToo and Time's Up movements to how they affected the role of women in the biz, there was nothing banal about...
Trio of Honorees Step into the Spotlight
BETTY WHITELifetime Achievement AwardForget the Energizer bunny. The legendary actress, comedy icon and producer is the true measure of longevity. At 96, with a career that has spanned more than 75 years, White is still working and in demand as one of...
Young Guard Takes Aim at Establishment
This year's Cesar Awards pit old-school establishment contenders against a younger, more independent guard that might not have been so readily acknowledged a decade or two ago.It's an exciting slate, but also a transitional one.With top nominations for...
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