''Touched by an Angel'' earned its highest rating in more than a year, putting CBS in position to claim its fourth straight weeklong households victory, according to preliminary primetime Nielsen…
Veteran stage, film and TV performer Maureen Arthur, whose ties to Variety Club service organization go back decades to when her family owned one of the Midwest's largest cinema chains, will receive…
Munich media mogul Leo Kirch has completed the restructuring of his vast media empire. The reorganization of Kirch's assets paves the way for the sale of shares to a group of foreign investors…
The upcoming Oscar show will have a familiar figure in the driver's seat, with Gil Cates returning for a record ninth assignment as producer.
Pay TV cabler BET Movies/Starz! has hired actor Tom Wright to serve as the web's on-air guest host for the first quarter of 1999.
Time Warner and Tele-Communications Inc. have completed a $1.32 billion cable joint venture covering systems in Texas with more than 1 million customers between them, the companies said Monday.
Honoring a NABET dispute with ABC, vice president Al Gore refused Monday to be interviewed by net crews as he attended the Fiesta Bowl between his home state, Tennessee, and Florida State in Tempe…
Barry Diller's local programming experiment WAMI is continuing its retreat from in-house fare, but execs insist the shift is temporary.
Anticipating what possible precedents could be set on Oscar night has become a bit of a science.
As part of Variety's look at some of the leading contenders in the Academy's acting categories, here we put forward numerous thesps who have never been nominated for an Oscar. On page 76, we list…
Though box office momentum flagged slightly in the closing days of 1998, the year finished with a $6.88 billion cume to crush last year's record by 9.9%. Admissions saw a gain of 5.5% for an…