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Record Labels Sue Pandora Over Pre-1972 Recordings
The popular streaming service is hit with a complaint in New York court with potentially big consequences.read more
Cannes Film Festival: Thierry Fremaux on Godard, Female Filmmakers, U.S. Indies
On the heels of the Cannes Film Festival’s much-anticipated press conference, Variety’s Elsa Keslassy sat down with artistic director and delegate general Thierry Fremaux. Among other things, Frem...
David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro to Headline Spike TV Tribute to Don Rickles
David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld will join Jon Stewart, Robert De Niro and other big names in comedy and entertainment on Spike TV to celebrate the legendary career of industry icon Don Rickles. ...
Bryan Singer's Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Revealed (Photo)
Michael Egan, the man who is suing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer for sexual abuse that allegedly occurred in 1998 and 1999, is being revealed in a newly released photo. Egan's lawyer, ...
Nancy Kirkpatrick Out as Summit's Marketing President
With Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment integrating their respective marketing departments, Nancy Kirkpatrick will resign from her post as president of worldwide marketing at Summit, which she has hel...
Tribeca Film Review: ‘Time Is Illmatic’
It’s unlikely that the hip-hop documentary “Time Is Illmatic” will have many showings as thrilling as its opening-night slot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
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Comedy Legend Carol Leifer on Writing 'Seinfeld', Life on 'Devious Maids' and Her New Book
The Emmy-nominated comedian reinvents herself as a self-help author--a funny self-help author--in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."read more
NBCUniversal Celebrates Earth Week With New Energy Awareness Campaign
NBCUniversal is recognizing Earth Week with a new energy awareness campaign called “Lights Off. Screens On.” during its seventh annual “Green is Universal” initiative. NBCU properties will act...
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Cannes Fest Director: 'Grace of Monaco' Is 'Perfect Opening Night Film' (Q&A)
Thierry Fremaux tells THR about Harvey Weinstein's surprise at the selection and why the fest is an Oscar springboard.read more
Nancy Kirkpatrick Out as Lionsgate, Summit Merge Marketing Operations
Lionsgate and Summit have merged their marketing divisions into one entity, it was announced Thursday, forcing the ouster of longtime Summit marketing exec Nancy Kirkpatrick, who oversaw the “Tw...
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Lionsgate-Summit Shake-up: Marketing Chief Nancy Kirkpatrick to Exit
UPDATED: All feature film marketing operations will now be run by Lionsgate veteran Tim Palen.read more
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Virgin Galactic Is Going to Be Social Media on Rocket Fuel
It might be many months before Virgin Galactic carries paying customers—rich people and celebrities, mainly, with $250,000 to fork over—into outer space. But given that Virgin Group CEO...
Sony Nabs 'I’m in Love with a DJ' Script by Lauryn Kahn
Gary Sanchez Productions will produce the project, which is written by Adam McKay's former assistant.read more
Letterman, Seinfeld, Scorsese to Headline Spike’s Rickles Tribute
Some of the biggest names in comedy, TV and film will be on hand to fete funnyman Don Rickles during the Spike TV special “One Night Only: An All-Star Comedy Tribute to Don Rickles.” David Letterm...
Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan Blast NYT Jo Becker's Gay History Book: It's ‘Bullsh-t’
Jo Becker's new high-profile book chronicling the marriage-equality movement, “Forcing the Spring,” is getting vitriolic reviews from some of the most influential LGBT writers in the c...
Joaquin Phoenix Pimps Out Marion Cotillard in ‘The Immigrant’ Trailer (Video)
Joaquin Phoenix is a charming but slimy sex trafficker preying on desperate foreigner Marion Cotillard in 1920s New York City in a new trailer for James Gray's “The Immigrant.” The per...
'Fading Gigolo' Director John Turturro on Sex, Religion, and Why He'd Work With Woody Allen Again
John Turturro had Woody Allen's voice in his head when penning the script for his latest directorial effort, "Fading Gigolo," but the film owes as much to comedic collaboration as it does to the fact ...
Siri Garber's Platform PR Opens New Offices in NY, Australia
Siri Garber is expanding her Platform Public Relations with new branch offices in New York City and Sydney, Australia. The Sydney office will be headed up by Platform's VP of talent Jane Negline, ...
Sex Abuse Support Group on Bryan Singer Allegations: Don't Let Director's ‘Fame’ Cloud Judgment
A support group for survivors of sexual abuse by religious figures weighed in Thursday on the sexual assault allegations against “X-Men” director Bryan Singer, saying Singer's Hollywoo...
CW Summer Premiere Dates: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Returns, New Series With TMZ, Penn & Teller
The CW has unveiled its summer 2014 programming premiere dates. It includes the returns of drama “Beauty and the Beast” and improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” on Monday, Ju...

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