Swoosie Kurtz, Jenifer Lewis and Brooke Shields are the latest to sign up for Eve Ensler's play, "The Vagina Monologues," which will run at the Canon Theater Jan. 2-21. The trio of actresses changes…
Franchise Pictures is seeking to sever its ties with German film group Intertainment in a lawsuit expected today in L.A. County Superior Court. Tension between the two has been building. On Tuesday…
The BBC has unveiled plans for a $293 million media village" at its White City complex in West London, part of the pubcaster's ongoing build-out (Daily Variety, Oct. 31).
A disagreement between Europe and the U.S. over movie royalties on Wednesday derailed a global treaty to protect actors' rights. After two weeks of talks in Geneva involving 120 countries, the U.N.'s…
The ongoing war between cable networks and cable operators over the high price of doing business could claim two victims on Jan. 1: The Disney Channel and cable subscribers in Akron, Ohio.
GameSpy Industries, the popular online gaming venture backed by Michael Ovitz, said Wednesday it has acquired the Mplayer service from HearMe, creating the largest source for interactive games on the…
NTL has surpassed its year-end target of half a million digital television subscribers.
Mark Ruffalo, star of "You Can Count on Me" and legit thesp-director, has returned to the theater for a brief directing stint. Ruffalo, who has helmed five plays, is directing Timothy McNeil's…
Claudia Schiffer has joined Sarah Jessica Parker, Harry Connick Jr. and Johnny Knoxville in Sony Pictures' "Life Without Dick," a comedy being written and directed by Bix Skahill and produced by…
MTV will be making some noise in Times Square New Year's Eve with live performances by Marilyn Manson, BBMAK, XZIBIT and Papa Roach.
DreamWorks has inked a five-year licensing deal with children's software maker TDK Mediactive to develop games based on the studio's upcoming computer-animated pic "Shrek."