Changing the letters of the Hollywood sign is an old tradition, and vandals struck again over New Year’s Eve to change the sign to “Hollyweed.” Perhaps celebrating the first year in which marijuana…
The first mention of the Hollywood sign in Variety came in the "To the Ladies" pages, in coverage of the fashionable scene at the Pacific Southwest tennis tournament. "Hollywood Puts It on Tennis…
Flimsily constructed as a billboard for the Hollywoodland housing development at its feet, the Hollywood sign has evolved over its 90-year history into an international symbol of opportunity. Though…
It was white, not orange, that was the new black on Sept. 19 as the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce toasted the 90th birthday of the Hollywood Sign with a White Party at Drai’s Hollywood in the W…
Just over a decade ago, Vin Diesel shot from near-obscurity to earning a $10 million payday in what seemed like record time, racing from an ensemble role in "Saving Private Ryan" to headlining "XXX"…
When the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in October of 2003, it became an instant Los Angeles landmark, right up there with the Griffith Park Observatory, the Capitol Records…
Lindsay Lohan brings a raw conviction to Paul Schrader's ultra-low-budget but handsomely made study of hungry young things clawing at the good life.
A German court has ruled in favor of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in its legal effort against a Dorstein, Germany department store that featured an unauthorized ‘Hollywood’-themed shop and…
Our first choice for Deep Focus was a no-brainer: Google. It's hard to think of any company more influential in the entertainment industry — and just about every other industry that uses a…
An initially rather slow-moving thriller that proves more watchable than particularly convincing or suspenseful.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Variety have renewed their exclusive media partnership for three more years. Last year, Variety became the chamber's media partner and began complete coverage of…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
- Oscars: With Historic ‘Moonlight’ Win, the Academy Embraces Empathy Over Escapism
- Oscar-Winner Casey Affleck Calls Denzel Washington ‘One of the First People Who Taught Me How to Act’
- Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
- ‘La La Land’ Makes Damien Chazelle Youngest Best Director Winner in Oscars History