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‘Prison Break’s’ Dominic Purcell Joins ‘The Flash’
Dominic Purcell has signed onto the CW’s upcoming comicbook drama “The Flash,” the spinoff to its successful “Arrow” series. Purcell is set to play Mick Rory, a DC Comics...
‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kristian Nairn Taking Year Hiatus, Mounting ‘Rave of Thrones’ DJ Tour
Hiatus is coming for “Game of Thrones” stars Kristain Nairn and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. In a recent interview Nairn revealed their characters weren't scheduled to appear on Season 5 of...
Meet Monaco’s Half Billion Dollar Penthouse
In case any of the children missed it, a fantastical and quite possibly grossly egregious five floor penthouse atop the Monaco’s somewhat controversial and still under construction double-towered To...
Variety Ups Jenelle Riley to Deputy Awards and Features Editor
Jenelle Riley has been promoted to deputy awards and features editor at Variety. Riley joined the industry trade’s staff in September 2013 as an associate editor in the Features department, where sh...
NBC Searches for Participants for Couple Weight-Loss Series ‘Weight for Love’
NBC is prepping for participants for a new unscripted series “Weight for Love,” Variety has learned. Produced by 5×5 Media in association with Warner Horizon Television, the transform...
Oren Aviv and Robert Simonds Seek to Reverse Engineer Star-Driven Middle Movies
Robert Simonds’ new next generation film and TV studio, which has just named Oren Aviv as president and chief content officer of its film side, is out to fill the void between low-budget  indie...
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Talent Agents' Fight Over 'Family Guy' Commissions Ends in Draw
The Kaplan Stahler Agency claimed that Robert Gumer convinced ex-clients to stop payingread more
Jimmy Kimmel's ‘Friends’ Reunion Amasses 13 Million-Plus YouTube Views
Jimmy Kimmel's reunion of “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow might have left some viewers scratching their heads, but despite — or perhaps because of...
TV-News Outlets Grapple With How To Report On Grisly ISIS Videos
The videos are shocking, repulsive and horrifying. Yet they would likely attract tens of thousands of viewers who have few qualms about watching appalling content.  As a broadcaster, do you put them ...
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Real Food Media Project Seeks Films About Sustainable Food
To spread the word about the need for global sustainable food sources, the Real Food Media Project is calling on digital filmmakers to help spread the message. The initiative is holding the second ...
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NBC Readying Couples Weight Loss Show
'Weight for Love' hails from 'Amazing Race's' Rick Ringbakk and 'Survivor's' Craig Armstrongread more
Vscore: Emmys Boost Winners’ Social Media Power
The social media buzz triggered by the recent Emmy Awards  provided a noticeable bump to the Vscore rankings of some of TV’s biggest winners for the night. Vscore is Variety’s method of a...
AwesomenessTV Teams With Kohl's on New Fashion Line
AwesomenessTV is on a quest to be everywhere your kids are. The multi-platform media company will partner with Kohl's to promote a limited-edition junior fashion line that will launch in September...
Fox to Stream 101 NFL Games Online This Season, But Only to Some Pay-TV Subs
Fox Sports will serve up 101 live NFL games during the 2014-15 season on the web, the first time a broadcaster is making regular-season games available streamed over the Internet — but there are...
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'Dancing With the Stars' Reveals Season 19 Cast: Betsey Johnson, 'Duck Dynasty' Star
The ABC dancing competition announces the 13 new celebrities competingread more
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Snuggle Doubles Down on Social Media
Snuggle aims to bring its long-time Snuggle Bear mascot into the digital age with the help of social media. The brand has launched a campaign on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram that celebr...
Black Girls Can Be Losers Too: From 'Living Single' to 'Scandal'
Each night on television, black women are saving the day. When lives are at stake, characters look at each other desperately -- but everyone knows that when She walks through the door everything will ...
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Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers
Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly...
Camden International Film Festival Unveils 2014 Lineup for Its 10th Year
Now in its tenth year, the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) has announced its 2014 lineup with over 60 features and short films. In addition to the titles below, CIFF will screen the Cinema ...
Novelist Trio to Develop TV Projects with TPG-Backed Slingshot Global Media
In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant TPG. Scr...

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