Bruno Mars confirmed that he will indeed join Coldplay and Beyonce on the Super Bowl 50 halftime stage this Sunday. The “Uptown Funk” crooner made the announcement on his Instagram account Friday afternoon. “It ain’t a party if Mr $how Up & $how out doesn’t show up.#Confirmed #SB50 #Halftime #Coldplay#Beyonce #TheBrunz #Shwaaaggg,” he captioned a… Read more »
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Enticing people out of the house to watch movies is a lot easier when there’s also a chef-driven restaurant and full bar involved. Launched in mid-January by former location scout Tim Chung, Syndicated will program a wide variety of titles from recent indies to classics of every genre. Located in a former warehouse in Brooklyn’s… Read more »
Steven L. Canepa, general manager of global media and entertainment industry at IBM, spoke to Variety Co-Editor-In-Chief Andrew Wallenstein about the state of the industry at CES 2016.
“The Last Man on Earth” gets a return date and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” casts Ben Vereen, plus more from the world of TV in Friday’s news roundup… Premiere Dates Will Forte’s “The Last Man on Earth” has set its midseason premiere date for March 6, replacing animated comedy “Bordertown” in the 9:30 p.m. Sunday timeslot. The Fox comedy will… Read more »
The cast of Steven Caple Jr.’s “The Land,” many of whom made their first visit to Sundance to promote the film, discuss the Cleveland spirit of making something from nothing and recount the time they heard actual gun shots while shooting the film. Variety Studio is sponsored by Fandango and presented by Dockers.
Nearly seven years after Michael Jackson’s premature passing, the world has probably gleaned as much as it ever will about the personal, physical and sexual curiosities of the posthumously reigning King of Pop.
USTelecom, an association representing broadband providers, said that it’s dropping out of a coalition formed to challenge the proposed merger of Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. In a statement, USTelecom said that it’s exiting because “the coalition is no longer aligned with USTelecom’s policy positions.” USTelecom said that it had “made clear it does… Read more »
Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in an untitled musical comedy for Universal. The studio outbid rivals in acquiring an untitled pitch for the project, based on an original idea from Michael Bacall and Gordon-Levitt. Bacall will write the screenplay. Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will produce for Marc Platt Productions alongside Tatum, Reid… Read more »
Chinese production-distribution outfit Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures have tapped Ethan Hawke to star in their upcoming thriller “24 Hours to Live.” Brian Smrz will direct from a Zachary Dean screenplay, based on an original script from Ron Mita & Jim McClain. “24 Hours to Live” follows an assassin who is given a chance… Read more »
Come Sunday, football fans across the U.S. are going to flock to the biggest screen in their house to watch the game of the year unfold. Quite a few may even use the occasion to justify buying a new and even bigger TV set. However, for some consumers, size already isn’t everything. Fast forward a few… Read more »
LONDON — Stephen Garrett, founder of “MI-5” and “Life on Mars” producer Kudos, has launched production company Character Seven, which is developing “The Rook,” a London-set supernatural series for Hulu, with “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s company Fickle Fish and Lionsgate. Garrett, who co-founded Kudos in 1992 and was later joint managing director with Jane Featherstone,… Read more »