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  • Jane Fonda hosts Rape Foundation annual brunch

    The event: Jane Fonda hosted the Rape Foundation’s annual brunch on Sunday, celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary and raising funds for the Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. The scene:...
  • Jane Fonda, Viola Davis Fundraise at Rape Foundation's Annual Brunch

    Like most celebs Jane Fonda gets a lot of requests to help charities. At Sunday's Rape Foundation annual brunch at Ron Burkle's Beverly Hills estate, Fonda, host of the event, said for years she had resisted appeals to join the org. "Like a lot of you I...
  • People magazine retracts 'stupid & insensitive' Viola Davis tweet

    The editors at People magazine might be vetting their Twitter feed a little more carefully after a Viola Davis tweet Thursday night touched off an uproar. The magazine apologized after sending out a live tweet during the premiere telecast of ABC's...
  • Killer Start Thursday for ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder'

    Killer Start Thursday for ABC's 'How to Get Away With Murder'
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - UPDATE: In updated Nielsen estimates released late Friday, ABC's dramas all pick up a tenth: "Grey's Anatomy" (3.1/11 in 18-49, 10.14 million viewers overall), "Scandal" (3.9/11 in 18-49, 12.16 million viewers overall) and "How...
  • TV ratings: 'How to Get Away with Murder' premiere kills for ABC

    TV ratings: 'How to Get Away with Murder' premiere kills for ABC
    ABC's Thursday night block of Shonda Rhimes shows is off to a strong start in the ratings, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "How to Get Away With Murder," the new legal thriller starring Viola Davis, made off with an impressive 14 million...
  • 'How to Get Away With Murder' keeps spotlight on Viola Davis

    'How to Get Away With Murder' keeps spotlight on Viola Davis
    Many things have changed about television lately, but murder still makes the world go 'round. An astonishing variety of characters, environments and scenarios can be wrapped around the sturdy framework of a crime/legal procedural and coaxed into bloom....
  • 'How to Get Away with Murder' Creator Peter Nowalk on Working with Shonda Rhimes, Diversity on TV

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - On paper, "How to Get Away with Murder" certainly has the auspices to be a "Scandal"-sized hit for ABC when it premieres on Sept. 25 -- a charismatic lead in Oscar nominee Viola Davis, a "fast-paced and frothy" serialized story...
  • WATCH: Chris Hemsworth Hacks to Save the World in 'Blackhat' Trailer

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures have released the trailer for Michael Mann's "Blackhat," starring Chris Hemsworth as a convicted computer hacker with a passable American accent called on by the U.S. government to...
  • 'Blackhat' trailer: Chris Hemsworth is a pistol-packing hacker

    'Blackhat' trailer: Chris Hemsworth is a pistol-packing hacker
    Hey, what's Thor doing sitting at a computer terminal? Saving the day, of course. Chris Hemsworth, best known for his role as an Asgardian superhero in Marvel's "Thor" and "Avengers" movies, has traded his hammer for a keyboard in the first trailer...
  • TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'

    TV Picks: 'Transparent,' 'How to Get Away With Murder,' 'Gotham'
    "Transparent." Amazon's first scripted drama is an amazing thing. In it, Mort, a retired professor (Jeffrey Tambor), finally finds the courage to live truly as herself, which is to say as a woman, Maura. But how to tell his adult though not terribly...
  • Pop Essentials, Sept. 25

    Pop Essentials, Sept. 25
    Main Event Sinbad The Word: Comedian Sinbad first came to prominence in the 1990s through his popular standup and presence in films including "Houseguest," "First Kid" and "Jingle All the Way." In recent years, Sinbad has made a mini-comeback with new...
  • Viola Davis tackles lead in Rhimes' 'How to Get Away with Murder'

    LOS ANGELES There's no big mystery as to why two-time Academy Award nominee Viola Davis signed on to star in the new ABC drama from producer Shonda Rhimes, "How to Get Away with Murder." It was killer material. "I wanted to have a character that kind of...