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‘Scream’ Pilot at MTV Gets Director, Cast of Newcomers
MTV is going with tyro talent in the pilot for its series rendition of Dimension Films’ “Scream” horror franchise. The cabler has set “Faking It” helmer Jamie Travis (pic...
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Emmys: Kerry Washington, Melissa McCarthy and Other Nominees Reveal Their Most Challenging Scenes
From emotionally wrenching storylines (farewell, Josh Charles!) to even the smallest of details (uh, did you see Selina Meyer's "Dustin Hoffman" wig?), this year's crop of nominated actresses spill al...
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MTV's 'Scream' Adaptation Sets Cast, Director
Willa Fitzgerald will star in the pilot from writers Jay Beattie and Dan Dworkin, with Jamie Travis on board to direct the drama from showrunner Jill Blotevogel. read more
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Syfy Adapting Futuristic Military Drama 'Ghost Brigades' (Exclusive)
"The NeverEnding Story's" Wolfgang Petersen will oversee development on the drama based on John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" book series.read more
MTV's ‘Scream’ Casts Leads; Jamie Travis to Direct Pilot
Ghostface has a new crop of telegenic teenagers to target for slaughter as “Scream” heads for the small screen in its latest incarnation. Leading the cast for MTV are young stars Willa Fit...
Animal Planet to Livestream Cat Video Festival for Second Straight Year
Grab a saucer of milk and your tablet, because Animal Planet will be livestreaming the Third Annual International Cat Video Festival, again. This marks the second straight year that the cable channel...
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LinkedIn Reaches $6M Settlement Agreement With Department of Labor
LinkedIn Corp said Monday it would pay more than $6 million in overtime and damages to 359 current and former employees under the terms of a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor, a...
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ComScore Will Acquire MdotLabs to Help Fight Ad Fraud
Cyber-safety startup MdotLabs is being acquired by comScore, an online analytics and fraud prevention. MdotLabs's 12-person staff will join the Reston, Va.-based researcher's team. The move...
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Deal Talk Set to Take Spotlight During Hollywood Earnings Week
UPDATED: On Wednesday alone, Time Warner and its former suitor 21st Century Fox, as well as Viacom, are reporting earnings, with Wall Street looking for more clarity on possible M&A plans.read more ...
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My Goodness, a Blonde Guinness!
Like so many foreigners before it, Ireland’s most famous beer brand is hoping that an all-American look will make it more popular in the U.S. Guinness will debut a Blonde American lager in Se...
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 ...

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