No doubt thanks to his newly minted TV stardom, country singer Blake Shelton notches his first No. 1 album, "Red River Blue," this week, leading six albums into the top 10.
A parliamentary panel looking into the phone hacking scandal at News of the World is charging that News Intl., the News Corp. subsidiary, attempted to "deliberately thwart" the original…
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It's a wrap: Warner Music Group announced Wednesday that Len Blavatnik's Access Industries had completed its acquisition of the music company.
The Writers Guild of America has set Feb. 19 as the date for its 2012 awards ceremonies -- a week before the Oscars.
The Weinstein Company has appointed Robert Katz as prexy of Dimension Films.
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Simon Fuller has filed suit in California Superior Court in Los Angeles against Fox and FremantleMedia North America, seeking exec producer pay and credit for television show "The X Factor."
NBC has captured its sixth straight Tuesday in key demos behind the night's top show -- "America's Got Talent" -- and a fairly good start for alternative series "It's Worth What?"
Former Telemundo CEO Jim McNamara and venture capitalist Dennis Miller have joined the board of Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.
Minutes after the trailer hit the Web, 'Spiderman' became a trending topic on Twitter.
Cynthia Nixon will topline a Broadway production of "Wit" this winter as part of the Rialto lineup from Gotham nonprofit Manhattan Theater Club.
A year ago, Variety ran a story that praised certain television shows for their ability to be funny while working within smallscreen standards-and-practices parameters. While mainstream film was…