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June Foray, Voice of ‘Bullwinkle Show’s’ Natasha and Rocky, Dies at 99

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June Foray, the voice of “The Bullwinkle Show’s” Rocky the Flying Squirrel and his nemesis Natasha Fatale of Boris and Natasha fame, died Thursday. She was 99. Her close friend Dave Nimitz, confirmed her death on Facebook, writing “With a heavy heart again I want to let you all know that we lost our little… Read more »

Bonnie Hammer

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One of TV’s most energetic executives, Bonnie Hammer makes overseeing multiple networks look effortless. USA, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Bravo, Oxygen, Style, Esquire Network, Sprout, TV One, Chiller, Cloo, and Universal HD are all under her purview, as are Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios. She never stops seeking innovative ways to refine and build upon… Read more »

5 Things We Learned From TCA: Day 2

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There’s always plenty of surprises, who-knew and they-said-what moments during the parade of TV show panels at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. Day two of the summer tour that runs through Aug. 9 featured presentations from Discovery Channel, Science Channel, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, ESPN and HBO. Here are five things we learned from… Read more »

TCA Roundup: HBO Talks ‘Confederate’ Controversy, ‘True Detective’ Season Three and More

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The Television Critics Assocation press tour arrived in Beverly Hills July 25 and will continue through August 9. Each day, Variety will publish a roundup of the most essential news items to come out of the day’s panels. In today’s roundup, Andrew Sodroski and Greg Yaitanes discussed the humanity in Discovery Channel’s “Manhunt: Unabomber” series, Mahershala Ali was… Read more »

Larry David Reveals How Lorne Michaels and Ari Emanuel Recruited Him to Play Bernie Sanders on ‘SNL’

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Larry David’s stint playing Sen. Bernie Sanders on “Saturday Night Live” began the night of the first Democratic primary debate in 2015. The comedian and “Seinfeld” creator  spoke about his “SNL” run Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he appeared to promote the upcoming ninth season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” “This Bernie… Read more »

Patrick Whitesell

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In his two-decade reign as a superagent, he’s done everything from help with the mergers of WME and IMG to playing a part in getting two of his clients the iconic role of Batman. Whitesell began his career at Intertalent before moving over to UTA and finally CAA as head of the agency’s talent department… Read more »

Harvey Weinstein

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Harvey Weinstein is fixture on the film festival acquisition circuit and movies generally, though increasingly his focus broadens to TV programming and The Great White Way. His mogulese attributes are his taste, tenacity, tight relationships with talent, and brushing aside speculation about his company’s financial health. Weinstein has a reputation for being hands-on in editing… Read more »

‘Game of Thrones’: Euron Greyjoy ‘Knows He’s Going to Die,’ Star Pilou Asbæk Says

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SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen “Stormborn,” season seven, episode two of “Game of Thrones.” “Stormborn” — Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones” — was a dark moment of triumph for Euron Greyjoy. His enemies are dead, scattered, or taken as prisoners. Their ships are burned. The crazy-eyed madman… Read more »