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14 Indie Actresses Who Should Star in the Female-Led 'Ghostbusters' Sequel
Lake BellThe original "Ghostbusters" weren't in particularly great shape -- in fact, most of the crew was sporting pot-bellies big enough to keep them from effectively busting anything if ph...
‘Real Housewives of NYC’ Reunion: Andy Cohen's Marriage Questions Get the Ramona Stinger (Video)
It's Ramona Singer's turn to take the hot seat on Tuesday's second part of Bravo's “The Real Housewives of New York City” reunion. Though her separation (and subsequent rec...
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TV Ratings: 'Bachelor in Paradise' Earns 'Bachelor Pad' Numbers
The latest spinoff of the ABC franchise premieres just south of its TV cousin last season in 2012.read more
‘Under the Dome’ Rises Monday; ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Opens OK
There wasn’t a whole lot of ratings movement for the original broadcast programs on Monday, but CBS’ “Under the Dome” was the only show to rise week to week. Fox’s “...
Apple Hires Former Nike Exec to Expand Its Social Media
Apple surprised the marketing world five months ago when it launched a Tumblr account, its first social media presence. Up until that point, the brand seemed adverse to social. But now that the tech...
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'Cheers' Bar Finally Finds a Museum Home
TV ephemera collector James Comisar has obtained the iconic set from CBS after two decades of hounding the network.read more
New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame
He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway. The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he...
VIDEO: Shane Dawson Talks About His Next Project
Shane Dawson, a prominent YouTuber with 12 million-plus subscribers across his three channels, is a case study in the strategy of trying to extend digital fame into bigger-ticket entertainment project...
TBS Developing Comedy With ‘Super Troopers’ Team (EXCLUSIVE)
TBS is developing a comedy script with Broken Lizard, the team behind cult films like “Beerfest” and “Super Troopers,” the network confirms to Variety exclusively. The project...
Survey: YouTube Stars More Popular Than Mainstream Celebs Among U.S. Teens
U.S. teenagers are more enamored with YouTube stars than they are the biggest celebrities in film, TV and music. That’s the surprising result of a survey Variety commissioned in July that found the ...
Carmen Electra Quietly Switches Los Angeles Canyons
Tinseltown bombshell Carmen Electra covertly unloaded her longtime residence in the Benedict Canyon area of Beverly Hills in early April for $3.75 million. The deal went down off-market, so there aren...
Why I Watched Nothing But YouTube for a Month
When the Winter Olympics blanketed the airwaves in February, I didn’t watch in order to engage in an endurance test of my own. After years of writing about YouTube programming, the time had come to ...
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'Hundred-Foot Journey' Premiere: Helen Mirren, Steven Spielberg Fete Food-Fusion Film (Photos)
Oprah Winfrey, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Juliet Blake, Charlotte Le Bon and more also celebrated Lasse Hallstrom's feature, adapted from Richard Morais' 2011 novel, at NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre on Monday ni...
Digital Stars: Inside the 24-Hour Job on the Internet Stage
Life as a celebrity on YouTube, Vine and other social-media platforms may look like it’s all grins and giggles. But behind the scenes, according to digital stars, the job of feeding the never-ending...
Golden Globes Revise Rules on Miniseries, Animation
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has revised Golden Globes rules that will impact the races for TV series/miniseries, animated features and foreign-language films. The most radical shift is with TV. ...
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Golden Globes Revise Rules for Animation Category, Limited Series
The HFPA has rewritten the rules to allow foreign-language movies into the animation category and has replaced the miniseries category with limited series. read more
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SnagFilms Picks Up 'Sewing Hope' Documentary About Time 100 Honoree (Exclusive)
The film, narrated by Forest Whitaker, follows Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe as she helps girls who were sexually assaulted in Uganda.read more
Golden Globes Set Key Dates, Change Animation and Foreign-Language Rules
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced the timetable for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, in the process instituting new rules that will change the category in which animated foreig...
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Emmys: 'American Horror Story,' 'Fargo' Producers Reveal Their Toughest Days on Set
Producers, writers, directors and actors from this year's Emmy-contending television movies and miniseries have stories to spare from the creative trenches.read more
Doha Film Institute CEO Abdulaziz Al-Khater To Step Down
Doha Film Institute CEO Abdulaziz Al-Khater is stepping down in the latest development that raises questions about the DFI’s future plans, especially in the film festival field. Al Khater, who j...

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