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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 heâ...
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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HFPA Sets Golden Globes Timetable, Nominations Announcement Date
The timetable for the Jan. 11, 2015, awards requires that entry forms be in by Oct. 31 and ballots must be in by Dec. 8. read more
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Ricky Gervais Making 'The Office' Movie Featuring His Character, David Brent
BBC Films is producing "Life on the Road," which will catch up with Gervais' middle-manager anti-hero over a decade after the original U.K. TV series ended.read more
Ratings: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Debuts OK
“Bachelor in Paradise” didn't premiere strong enough to power ABC to a win over its rivals Monday. NBC and Fox tied for first in the key demographic, while CBS was tops in total viewer...
The Amazing Spider-Woman: TheWrap Explores Superheroine Male-Female Divide
Superpowers aren't just carried by the Y chromosome – not that you'd know from the recent film offerings from Marvel and DC. The recent slate of superhero movies have been overwhelmingly...
New A+E Networks-Dish Deal Includes Over-the-Top Streaming Rights
The new OTT rights will give customers access to content through a "future multistream subscription service of linear and video-on-demand content."read more

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