Like an early Woody Allen character stretched through a fun-house mirror, Stephen Merchant plays a haplessly girl-obsessed, amiable loser in "Hello Ladies," an HBO series that's occasionally amusing…
Howard The Duck
Fox News Channel said it would debut a new live Sunday program devoted to the state of the news media hosted by Howard Kurtz ” on September 8. And it will run the hour-long show, called “MediaBuzz,”…
As the Dwight Howard sweepstakes continue during this free-agent period in the NBA, it turns out the Los Angeles Lakers aren't the only ones who can bring the Hollywood firepower.
TNT and USA split bragging-rights honors as the top cable networks in the second quarter, but the standout performer was A&E. In an example of how a couple of shows can tilt the scales in a network’s…
Looking into their crystal ball, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg predicted the imminent arrival of a radically different entertainment landscape, including pricey movie tickets, a vast migration of…
It's been an "annus mirabilis" for Variety Power of Comedy honoree Seth MacFarlane, whose feature directorial debut "Ted" proved the Emmy-winning "Family Guy" creator is more than just the patron…
A&E's reality series "Duck Dynasty" broke ratings records Wednesday night, landing an impressive 3.8 million total viewers during its second-season bow.
This seems to be an appropriate week to comment on the art of losing gracefully.
It's an entertainment empire, spanning 1,700 employees and seven divisions that represent some $1.2 billion in annual sales. It encompasses movies, visual effects and lots and lots of real estate.
The Backlot: MEMO TO BRAD GREY: The last few weeks must have been difficult for you, Brad. It's never easy to change course in your career, especially when the whole community is looking over your…
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