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Joan Rivers Blasts Palestine's Involvement in Gaza Conflict: ‘They Started It!’ (Video)
Joan Rivers is blowing up on camera again, but this time her ire is directed toward Palestine and its supporters. “If New Jersey were firing rockets into New York, we would wipe ‘em out,&#...
‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ First Reveal at Comic-Con: Philip Seymour Hoffman Introduces the Rebellion
The voice of Philip Seymour Hoffman is the first sound you hear in the latest trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” the third installment in the popular movie franchise. Hoffm...
Zurich Film Fest Co-Founder to Co-Launch Zurich Summit
Zurich Film Festival co-founder and artistic director Karl Spoerri and the Film Finance Forum’s Katherine Winston and Amy Baker have announced the launch of the Zurich Summit, an event designed ...
Joaquin Phoenix Eyed to Star in Marvel's ‘Doctor Strange’ (Exclusive)
As Marvel finalizes surprises for its Comic-Con panel on Saturday, the rumor mill regarding “Doctor Strange” has reached a fever pitch and the actor who has been mentioned most often for t...
AMC Orders Chris Mundy and Tom Freston’s Afghanistan-Set Drama Pilot
AMC has ordered the pilot of the Afghanistan-set geopolitical drama “White City,” Variety has learned. The project, which will concentrate on Western diplomats and journalists living in Af...
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The Scene at Comic-Con 2014
Dwayne Johnson, Matthew McConaughey, Julie Plec, Megan Fox, Chloe Grace Moretz, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez were among those attending the events in the first few days at San Diego Comic-Con. ...
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Tinder Co-Founder's 'Next' iPhone App Tries to Uncover New Indie Bands
How finding a new musical group to connect with is like hooking up a relationship.read more
AMC Greenlights Afghanistan Drama Pilot ‘White City’
AMC is heading to Afghanistan with its latest project. The network has given the greenlight to the drama pilot “White City,” which is billed as “a gripping geopolitical drama focused...
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'Magic in the Moonlight': What the Critics Are Saying
Woody Allen's latest Europe-set rom-com stars Colin Firth as an arrogant stage magician determined to debunk Emma Stone's clairvoyant claims in 1920s France.read more
‘Lucy’ Scores $2.74 Million on Thursday Night, ‘Hercules’ Grunts to $2.1 Million
In the battle of brains vs. brawn, Scarlett Johansson‘s expanded mind won easily. “Lucy,” the Luc Besson-directed sci-fi thriller about a woman who develops superhuman powers after ...
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Seinfeld Says His Iconic Sitcom Might Be Coming to Netflix
During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) yesterday, Jerry Seinfeld confirmed that he is currently in talks with Netflix to bring Seinfeld, the iconic sitcom of which he was the star and co-creator (wit...
8 New Documentaries Streaming on Netflix Now: 'Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me,' 'Gideon's Army' and More
We may be in the golden age of documentaries, with more accessible and affordable equipment democratizing nonfiction storytelling. Luckily, we are also in the age of streaming content, which means aud...
What Do You Need to Take Gaming Into the Real World? Here Are 3 Steps
As Comic-Con descends upon us this week, now would be the perfect time to address that magical moment when games and movies collide. And no, I'm not referring to the abominations that leak...
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer Reaches Almost 7 Million Views in First 24 Hours
“Fifty Shades of Grey's” first official YouTube trailer, which dropped on Thursday, registered nearly 7 million views in just 24 hours. The erotic film, which stars Dakota Johnson as t...
‘Walking Dead’ Co-Creator’s Exorcism Pilot Ordered at Cinemax
Comicbook writer Robert Kirkman’s new exorcism drama “Outcast” has been ordered to pilot stage at Cinemax. Kirkman, who co-created the “Walking Dead” comic series with artist Tony Moore,...
U.S. Majors Recover Box Office Ground in China in a Year of Solid Growth
The U.S. majors enjoyed a big comeback at the Chinese box office in the first half of 2014, after stumbling in 2013 — but with the local B.O. growing by 25% over the same period in 2013, there’s e...
Giada Debuts in Las Vegas: A Menu With the De Laurentiis Touch
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis opened her first restaurant inside Caesars Entertainment’s new Cromwell boutique hotel in June, and it’s quickly become one of the toughest dinner reservations t...
Willem Dafoe Remembers His First Mention in Variety
Willem Dafoe has played tough guys in films like “To Live and Die in L.A.,” starred in boundary-pushing pics like “The Last Temptation of Christ,” and been Oscar-nommed for his roles in “Pla...
The Ramones Punked Their Way Into History
Who’da thunk they’d all be dead, but their music would live on? Certainly not anybody who came across the Ramones’ debut in the bins back in ’76, with its black-and-white cover and music so co...
Emmy Guest Star Nominees Prove Integral to Storytelling
A long time ago in another TV galaxy — we’re talking eight, even 10 years ago — the “guest star” appearance was a pretty well-defined event; the famous Hollywood actor or Broadway actress wo...

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