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  • Oprah Winfrey Tapped for Santa Barbara Film Fest Honor

    Following her role in this year's hit, Lee Daniels' "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey will receive the Montecito Award at the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The thesp, producer and television host will be feted on Feb. 5 at the Arlington...
  • Stephen Dorff on 'The Motel Life' and What's Wrong with Hollywood

    In 2010, Stephen Dorff found himself on the industry's hot list after starring in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a meditative drama about a Hollywood actor and his lonely daughter. Dorff recalls a stream of offers from a fickle business that he's been...
  • Kim Kardashian's noble heart ... Miley Cyrus not in Vogue

    "I COULDN'T sacrifice my heart for a publicity stunt," said Kim Kardashian. (Some who loathe the Kardashians might paraphrase Bette Davis in "All About Eve" -- "Nice speech, Kim. You can always put that publicity stunt where your heart ought to be.")...
  • Box Office: Sony's 'Cloudy' Sequel Takes a Bigger Bite Stateside With $35 Million

    While Sony's live-action line-up struggled this summer, the studio's animated films -- including hybrid movie "The Smurfs 2" -- have fared better, with "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" being the latest example, grossing a solid $35 million...
  • Fall 2013 Movie Preview

    Fall 2013 Movie Preview
    Lee Daniels' The Butler PG-13; Forest Whitaker, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, James Marsden. Based on a true story, Cecil Gaines served as a butler in the White House for eight terms, major events such as the...
  • Forest Whitaker to Receive Gotham Awards' Actor Tribute

    Forest Whitaker will receive the annual actor tribute at the 2013 Gotham Awards, picking up the kudo for a film career with recent credits including "Fruitvale Station" (as a producer) and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (as an actor). Each year the Gotham...
  • Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'

    Timbaland to produce music for Fox's hip-hop drama 'Empire'
    Fox has tapped Grammy award-winning producer and rapper Timbaland to produce and write music for the new pilot "Empire," the network announced Tuesday. “Empire” is a family drama anchored in the hip-hop world and will feature both original...
  • Make-Up and Hair Awards: Marriage Proposal Upstages Johnny Depp

    While the attention was on Johnny Depp and other honorees for the evening, the 11th Make-Up Artists and Hair Style Guild Awards paused for an onstage marriage proposal between two young men. When host Tom Arnold paused for a "special moment," a video...
  • 'The Butler,' 'Prisoners' Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like "American Hustle" and "Dallas Buyers Club" were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season's derby. In the feature film category, "Lee...
  • 'Best Man Holiday' Over-Performing with Possible $35 Million Weekend

    Christmas is coming early for Universal's "The Best Man Holiday." Malcolm D. Lee's comedy sequel, made for only $17 million, should take in over $30 million at the box office this weekend, wildly exceeding expectations for the Universal film, which...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories....
  • Weinstein Company May Boost Film Distribution From $50 Million Fund

    Harvey Weinstein may be distributing more films, thanks to a distribution deal with newly formed Catalina Capital and its $50 million film finance fund. The Weinstein Company will have a first look option on domestic distribution and international...