How ‘Sniper,’ ‘Imitation Game’ and ‘Selma’ Made a Difference Beyond Oscar Race
There’s no denying that Hollywood’s awards derby is brutally cutthroat. Every studio, publicist, filmmaker and star that has skin in the game is guilty of shameless campaigning. But on the...
Oscar Party Diary: Inside the Glitziest Bashes With Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore
Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams and more hit the most exclusive celebrations.read more
Aziz Ansari Pens Touching Tribute to Harris Wittels: ‘My Friend, Colleague and Hero Passed Away’
“Parks and Recreation” star Aziz Ansari paid tribute to his “friend, colleague & hero” Harris Wittels in a touching and lengthy Tumblr post on Friday. Ansari recounts stori...
Doc Nominee Rory Kennedy Celebrates at Chateau Marmont
Oscar week festivities made room for the serious on Friday as docu filmmaker Rory Kennedy, Oscar-nommed for “Last Days in Vietnam,” was celebrated at Dom Perignon’s fourth annual Academy Aw...
Showtime, HBO Unite for Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao PPV Fight
HBO and Showtime are teaming up so that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, two of this generation’s most iconic boxers, can finally face off in the ring in a pay-per-view televised May ...
Film Review: ‘The Duff’
A smart, snappy "Pygmalion" for the millennial age, "The Duff" gives a modernized makeover to a classical scenario involving an outcast who tries fit in with the help of a good-looking, popular mentor...
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Oscar Host Neil Patrick Harris?
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 2015 Oscars on Feb. 22, but how much do you know about the multihyphenate performer? Test your knowledge with Variety‘s quiz to find out whether you’re a ...
‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Publisher Was Stiffed Out of Royalties, Jury Rules
A Texas court has ruled in favor of a woman who claims she was defrauded out of royalties from the original publication run of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Jennifer Lynn Pedro...
Spirit Awards 2015: Red-Carpet Photos
Jessica Chastain, Olivia Munn and Gillian Jacobs are stepping out for the annual award show held at Santa Monica Beach on Feb. 21.
Nicki Minaj Team Member Death: Police Question Person of Interest
Police are anticipating an arrest in the stabbings that killed one member of rapper Nicki Minaj‘s tour team and left another injured, the Associated Press reports. According to Homicide Capt. Ja...
Sony Sets ‘Sniper Elite’ Movie From ‘American Sniper’ Author
Sony Pictures is developing the thriller “Sniper Elite,” based on the trilogy of novels by “American Sniper” co-author Scott McEwen and Thomas Koloniar. Action specialist Jaume...
Watch: 'The Wolfpack' Boys Reenact Best Picture Nominee 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
The Angulo brothers have done it again. The subjects of "The Wolfpack," which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year, thanked the festival in the way that they know best; by&nbs...
‘ICYMI’ on TheWrap: Justin Bieber, Vanilla Ice, Obama and Dr. Seuss in Pop Culture This Week (Video)
TheWrap‘s “ICYMI in Pop Culture” is back and better than ever! Catch a brand new episode, hosted by Greg Gilman, every Friday. See photos: Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Replacemen...
‘The DUFF’s’ Winning Social Strategy Blurs Line Between Movie Star and Marketer
In one clever scene of CBS Films’ new movie “The DUFF,” a character “breaks up” with her best friends by unfriending, unfollowing and disconnecting their Twitters, Faceb...
Indiewire Podcast: Our Final 2015 Oscar Predictions
For their final podcast before this year's Academy Awards ceremony, Kohn and Thompson speak from the streets of Los Angeles, as they drive around in anticipation of a busy weekend. The duo offer their...
Oscars 2015: The Winners' Reactions
Patricia Arquette, J.K. Simmons and more winners spoke with the press backstage at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Feb. 22.read more
Machinima Slashes 14 Percent of Staff One Day After Securing $24 Million From Warner Bros.
Machinima laid off 13 employees on Friday, just one day after securing $24 million in financing from Warner Bros. Entertainment. The jobs being terminated are production opportunities tied to now disc...
Stephen Colbert Set for Guest Spot on ‘The Mindy Project’
Stephen Colbert is bringing his beard to Fox’s “The Mindy Project.” Series star-creator Mindy Kaling caused a stir Friday by tweeting a picture of herself with Colbert with the messa...
‘Walking Dead’ Vet Laurie Holden Joins ‘Chicago Fire’ Spinoff ‘Chicago Med’
“Chicago Med” has just gained another resident. Laurie Holden, who played The Governor’s love interest Andrea on the AMC zombie drama “The Walking Dead,” has signed on fo...
Matt Milam Joins Sony Pictures as VP of Creative Production
Sony Pictures has tapped Matt Milam as VP of creative production. Milam comes to Sony from Skydance, where he served as VP of production; before that he was with Warner Bros. “We are tremendous...

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