Universal put its foot into the hopscotch square late Friday and bought a new romantic comedy, "Third Grade," penned by the duo who scripted Disney's just released "Blank Check." The deal, with…
"Strictly Ballroom" star Paul Mercurio, fresh from toplining Garry Marshall's "Exit to Eden" for Savoy Pictures, has signed for "Back of Beyond," a romantic drama set in the Australian outback.
After years of being told, "That girl and her piano aren't going to make it," and a failed debut record ("Y Kant Tori Read") that seemed to confirm that theory, a devastated Tori Amos slowly crawled…
The Publicists Guild of America is honoring Daily Variety's Army Archerd by dedicating the 1994 directory to the veteran columnist.
A kinder, gentler Jack Valenti late last week brought his traveling diplomacy show to the Berlin Film Festival, where he did his best to patch up differences with the European entertainment biz after…
In the first major talent deal for its fledgling, Orlando-based interactive cable channel, Time Warner is close to an agreement with Gary Wolf, the creator of Disney franchise figure Roger Rabbit.
Warner Bros.' "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" was still dealing from the top of the deck as it nabbed first for a second time with a $ 9.6 million weekend. Cold weather in the East and Midwest iced the…
During the annual gabfest of the four network entertainment heads sponsored by the Intl. Radio & TV Society last Friday, ABC Entertainment prexy Ted Harbert issued the network's first public comments…
Tia Carrere was named Friday as NATO/ShoWest's '94 Female Star of Tomorrow. The "Wayne's World 2" and "Rising Sun" star will be honored at the convention's final night awards banquet March 10.
NBC's "Today" ranked first in the morning race Jan. 31-Feb. 4 for Nielsen daytime and fringe ratings, while the latenight race continued to heat up with increased viewing of both "Late Show With…