Starz Puts Itself Up For Acquisition, Meets With Fox for Potential Bid
Starz is shopping itself for possible acquisition, taking a meeting on Tuesday with 21st Century Fox, according to individuals with knowledge of the encounter. A Fox insider said that the media compan...
Report: Starz Acquisition Discussed in Talks with Fox
Having abandoned his bid to swallow the parent company of HBO, Rupert Murdoch may be entertaining thoughts of absorbing another U.S. pay cabler. 21st Century Fox held preliminary talks with Starz on T...
Barbra Streisand Tops Chris Brown With History-Making Album Debut
Barbra Streisand can put another notch on her belt of impressive feats. The EGOT winner's latest album “Partners” debuted atop the top of Billboard 200 chart, making her the first art...
Studio 8's Jeff Robinov on Sony, Fosun Deal: ‘I Have the Greenlight’
Hollywood veteran Jeff Robinov is preparing to produce 24 movies over the next five years through his Chinese-funded Studio 8, which he unveiled to a select group of media in a briefing on Tuesday. &#...
'The Voice' Recap: Blake Shelton Pulls Out a Parody of Pharrell's Hat
"How hard is it gonna be when he's making you a heartfelt speech, and you're waiting for him to make you an Arby's roast beef sandwich?"read more
Jeff Robinov Unveils Sony Plans: "Visually Unique" Films, China Co-Productions
Studio envisions releasing 18 to 22 movies per year read more
Visual Effects Replace Woman’s Face on ‘The Knick’
Perhaps no facial transformation is more disturbing than the absence of a nose, and the creators of Cinemax’s “The Knick” used such an image to maximum effect in a recent episode. The original d...
Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi Talk Heroin, Ramen at ‘Street Food’ Launch
Traveler and professional eater Anthony Bourdain came to L.A. Tuesday to preview the fourth season of “Parts Unknown” and introduce CNN Digital’s new show “Street Food with Roy...
Eva Longoria Courted by Both NBC and ABC Pilots
It's a bidding war! Eva Longoria is being courted to star in pilots from both NBC and ABC, individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. NBC is offering her a telenovela-style show fr...
‘Dancing With the Stars’ Week 2 Elimination: It's All About the Celebrity Fanbase
(Spoiler alert: Do not read on if you have not yet watched Tuesday's Week 2 elimination episode of “Dancing With the Stars.”) Michael Waltrip is a champion on the racetrack, but he fou...
Simon Helberg’s ‘We’ll Never Have Paris’ Acquired for U.S. by Orion Releasing
The directorial debut of “Big Bang Theory” star Simon Helberg, “We’ll Never Have Paris,” has been acquired for North American rights by Orion Releasing. Orion will releas...
Andrew Lack to Leave Bloomberg for Federal Agency Post
Andrew Lack is leaving Bloomberg Media Group to become chief executive officer of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency that oversees international networks like Voice of America and...
'Modern Family' Actress Sarah Hyland Granted Temporary Restraining Order Against Ex
The couple split in August after five years togetherread more
‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Files Restraining Order Against Ex-Boyfriend for Alleged Abuse
“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland filed a restraining order against ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop, alleging years of verbal and physical abuse that included choking, until costar Julie Bowe...
Why the Hollywood Sign Disappeared for a Day
An avant-garde British architect talks about the conceptual stunt she pulledread more
Variety Kicks Off Awards Season with Celebration
As part of its commitment to leading awards coverage, Variety held a cocktail reception at the Ace Gallery in Beverly Hills Monday night. The event was attended by studio representatives, publicists a...
Talkshow Host Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
Skip E. Lowe, who hosted a public access cable show about Hollywood and inspired Martin Short’s character Jiminy Glick, died Monday in Hollywood. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema ...
‘Dallas’ Fans Express Shock, Grief and Disbelief Over Season Finale Death of Jesse Metcalfe
When TNT began teasing that a lead character would die on the season 3 finale of “Dallas,” there was always a chance that the chosen Ewing could be a minor character who wouldn't mess ...
‘True Detective’ Casting of Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn Draws Early Grumbling From Fans
HBO confirmed Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn would join Season 2 of “True Detective” on Tuesday and almost instantly social media was set set ablaze by strong reactions to the casting deci...
Rod Stewart Sued for Allegedly Injuring a Fan With His Soccer Ball
Watch out — Rod Stewart's soccer balls can be dangerous. At least, that's the claim in a new lawsuit filed against the “Maggie May” singer. A lawsuit filed against Stewart in...

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