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‘The View’ Faces Highest Turnover Ever as Whoopi Goldberg’s Clout Grows
ABC’s “The View” has famously had plenty of comings and goings of co-hosts during its 17 years on the air, but never has the panel turned over quite as thoroughly as the shuffle in t...
Critics Bash ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction': 10 Brutal Takedowns More Entertaining Than the Movie
“Transformers: Age of Extinction” is set to destroy the box office this weekend, even as critics are destroying it in their reviews. With a measly 17 percent approval rating on Rotten Toma...
Marvel Offers 17 Minutes of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ for Free on Imax
To promote its “Guardians of the Galaxy” — and help educate moviegoers on who its band of otherworldly misfits are — Marvel Studios will screen 17 minutes of “Guardians o...
NewFest, New York’s LGBT Film Festival, Announces 2014 Lineup
NewFest, New York’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Film Festival, has announced a 2014 feature film lineup led by Karim Aïnouz’s “Futuro Beach,” the opening night presentati...
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The Slide That Launched a Thousand Arguments at Cannes
The slide was always meant to be provocative, but it wasn't originally intended to be quite so vulgar. "When I first saw it, it had 'F*** Briefs,' " recalled Nick Law, the glo...
TLC's Cheeky ‘Buying Naked’ House-Hunters Discover a New Kind of Molding (Exclusive Video)
After a short run in 2013 and a months long hiatus, TLC's outrageous reality show “Buying Naked” returns to television Saturday with back-to-back episodes. The new season's first e...
WATCH: Showtime Releases ‘Masters of Sex’ Season 2 Trailer
Showtime has released the full-length trailer for “Masters of Sex” season two. The new promo promises more drama surrounding the work of Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia ...
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The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in May
It's rare to excel professionally at both basketball and soccer, but Samsung Mobile managed it back in May—unleashing two spots that were among the top three branded videos on YouTube that...
CNBC Anchor Accused of Outing Apple CEO, But Did He? (Video)
A CNBC host was accused of outing Apple CEO Tim Cook as gay — but whether he did may actually depend on your definition of “out.” Cook doesn't confirm or deny details of his pers...
Mary Rodgers, Broadway Composer and ‘Freaky Friday’ Author, Dead at 83
Mary Rodgers, the Broadway composer and children’s book author, died of heart failure June 26 in her Manhattan home. She was 83. The daughter of musical-theater legend Richard Rodgers, Mary Rod...
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U.S. Soccer Team Scores on Instagram
If your sports business friends don't know that the typical athletics-focused consumer seems to love Instagram video, do them a favor and tell them. United States Soccer is the latest league to ...
‘Modern Family’ Star Sarah Hyland Joins the Cast of ‘Hair’ at the Hollywood Bowl
Sarah Hyland is going to spend three days in August singing on stage for a lot of people. The “Modern Family” star has joined the cast of the Hollywood Bowl production of “Hair,̶...
First Look: Myx TV Debuts Original Reality Competition Series ‘Call to Cosplay’
Myx TV will premiere its latest original reality series, “Call to Cosplay,” at 8 p.m. June 30 and Variety has an exclusive first look at the creative competition show. The series, hosted b...
Here Are The New Movies Streaming on Netflix this July
A new month means new Netflix offerings, and this July the company is bringing an array of critical darlings and fan favorites to its vast list of streaming options. With the summer kicking into high ...
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Kevin Costner's 'Black and White' Wins Appeal to Overturn R Rating
The drama was written and directed by Mike Binder. read more
New CEO Takes Reins of Jerusalem Film Festival
The Jerusalem Film Festival, long the gold standard of Israeli sprocket operas, has had more than a few bumps over the years since founder Lia Van Leer decided to step down in 2008. One of the few pla...
BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming
The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Paths of Glory” and “Gallipoli” — and now, as the centenar...
Looking Back: ‘Mad Men’s’ Elisabeth Moss Dances Her Way into Variety
Elisabeth Moss has racked up five Emmy nominations playing complex, career-driven Peggy Olson on “Mad Men.” But just as Peggy has transformed over the course of seven seasons, Moss, 31, has virtua...
International Star You Should Know: Sarah Snook
SLIPPERY START:  Snook took a spin in Aussie sudsers (“All Saints,” “Packed to the Rafters”) before scoring a small part in controversial 2011 pic “Sleeping Beauty” and a recurring role i...
Esquire Network to Air Running of the Bulls Live (Exclusive)
Spain’s annual Running of the Bulls draws participants from around the globe — and now Americans can watch it live on the Esquire Network. In the net’s first-ever live original tele...

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