| May 15, 2014
| 5:30 AM
With new content providers blooming like tomato plants in June and more new shows than anyone can reasonably watch, the television awards season offers a brutal winnowing process. Only a handful of programs that premiered this qualifying year are likely...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Back in March, the TV Academy announced a major makeover -- including a new name, a $40 million fundraising drive and a renovation of its North Hollywood campus. Here, TV Academy chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum gives Variety a state of the union report...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Hugh Jackman leaned back in a Radio City Musical Hall chair at a Tony Awards rehearsal session Thursday and contemplated the question that has been on everyone's mind — including his — since he was asked to step in for longtime host Neil...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music.
Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time.
"Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Variety's Power of Women luncheon will make its New York City debut by honoring Claire Danes, Nancy Dubuc, Idina Menzel, Iman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Susan Sarandon on April 25 at Cipriani Midtown.
In partnership with A&E's new television network, FYI,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Usually awards bait actually gets a proper release. Yet after a brief run in late 2010 landed Halle Berry a Golden Globe nomination, “Frankie and Alice” disappeared.
Until now. And until a few minutes into the movie, I&...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor David Duchovny was born in New York City on this date in 1960. This birthday guy has starred as Hank Moody on "Californication" since 2007, though he will be forever immortalized in TV history for playing Fox Mulder on "The X-Files"...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Stars of old and new made the red carpet for the premiere of Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California on Sunday night.
The highlight might have been the presence of "Mary Poppins" stars Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:03 PM
If “House of Cards” creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is getting used to awards recognition by now, he certainly isn’t letting on. On Thursday, the New Yorker was in a hotel room in Century City when he got the news that the political...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Apparently awards season gives with one hand and takes away with the other. In one of the season's unlikelier stories, Scarlett Johansson has been building momentum with a performance in "Her" in which she is heard but never seen as the artificial...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:12 PM
"Frozen," Walt Disney Animation's adventure tale of two sisters trying to put an end to their kingdom's endless winter, is on track to break a box office record for the studio this weekend.
The critically acclaimed film has already made history in a...