National Endowment for the Arts, Miles Wilkin Win 2016 Special Tony Awards
The National Endowment for the Arts and longtime theater-industry executive Miles Wilkin will received the 2016 Special Tony Awards. These specials prizes are part of a slate of awards handed out bey...
YouTube Star Bart Baker Joins Road Trip Comedy ‘FML’
YouTube star Bart Baker has joined the cast of Digital Riot Media’s upcoming road trip comedy “FML,” Variety has learned exclusively. With more than 10 million followers, Baker is on...
AFI to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno With Honorary Degrees
The American Film Institute will give Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino on June 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Both will be recognized for their contribu...
Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno to Receive Honorary AFI Degrees
The American Film Institute will award honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees to Quentin Tarantino and Rita Moreno as part of its Class of 2016, the organization announced on Monday. Both Moreno and...
Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Jillian Bell Join Scarlett Johansson in Sony Comedy
Gifted comediennes Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Ilana Glazer (“Broad City”) and Jillian Bell (“Workaholics”) are set to join Scarlett Johansson and Zoe Kr...
Ad of the Day: Puma Made a Robot for Runners That Races Them Around the Track
Lots of brands are getting into wearable tech. But Puma decided to make some "raceable" tech in the form of a little robot pin wheels that follows the lines on racing tracks and pushes ru...
Curt Schilling Slams ESPN for Editing Him Out of Red Sox Doc
Curt Schilling isn’t done blasting his former employer. On Sunday night, he accused ESPN of deliberately editing him out of an airing of a documentary about the 2004 Boston Red Sox, to which Sc...
‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Member Aidy Bryant Lands New York City Co-Op (EXCLUSIVE)
BUYERS: Aidy Bryant and Conner O’Malley LOCATION: New York City, NY PRICE: $995,000 SIZE: (approx.) 850 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Veteran celebrity real estate informan...
13 Questions Megyn Kelly Should Ask Donald Trump
When the nation tunes in to watch Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly interview GOP frontrunner Donald Trump on May 17, it will be the apotheosis of the presidential campaign as Reality TV. Two shellacked fre...
IBM's Watson Helped Fashion House Marchesa Design a 'Cognitive Dress' for the Met Gala
IBM's Watson is set to make a splash on one of fashion's biggest stages: the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala. IBM teamed up with design house Marchesa to create an interactive ...
Imgur Survey Finds Millennials Are Cool With Being Geeky
In 2004, a band called Say Hi To Your Mom came out with "Pop Music of the Future," which presciently describes the modern geek from the perspective of the ever-migrating millennial moving...
Trish Deitch Named Variety Copy Chief
Veteran editor and writer Trish Deitch has joined Variety in the new position of copy chief. She will be based in the company’s Los Angeles offices. Deitch — most recently a theater critic fo...
'Hunt for the Wilderpeople' Poster: Nature Is Gangster in New Look at Taika Waititi's Sundance Hit
Taika Waititi's adventure/comedy "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" recently broke box-office in the director's native New Zealand, bringing in $1.3 million over its opening weekend. It's the filmm...
Donald Trump Leads Hillary Clinton in New Poll
Donald Trump enjoys a two-point lead over Hillary Clinton in a new Rasmussen poll. Among 1,000 likely voters, Trump chalked up 41 percent support to Clinton’s 39 percent. The poll has a three-pe...
Why Hollywood Is Slow to Anoint Multicultural Movie Stars
Tom Hiddleston vividly recalls what it was like to audition for big roles in Hollywood. Last week when he was in town promoting AMC Emmy contender "The Night Manager," he recalled consistent...
New York Times Doubles Down on Virtual Reality at NewFronts
It was déjà vu all over again at The New York Times' NewFronts presentation this morning, where once again, visual storytelling—and, more specifically, virtual reality&mdash...
Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Additions, Including Editorial Director and Film Comment Editor
The Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announced the addition of two new members to its growing staff, with Michael Koresky stepping in as the organization’s new Editorial Director and Nicola...
Bella Thorne Signs With CAA Following WME Exit
Teen sensation Bella Thorne has signed with CAA after recently leaving WME. The rising starlet recently wrapped Tyler Perry‘s “Boo! A Madea Halloween,” McG‘s “The Babysit...
Judy McGrath’s Astronauts Wanted Unveils Slate of 8 Projects With Digital Talent
Astronauts Wanted, the digital studio that’s a joint venture between Judy McGrath and Sony Music Entertainment, announced a new slate of eight original projects in development with top digital i...
‘Game of Thrones’ 101: Explaining The Tyrion Targaryen Fan Theory
Tyrion Lannister has done a lot of spectacular things over the course of “Game of Thrones.” On a show where death is the only constant, he has managed to elude the Grim Reaper more times t...

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