Dennis Burkley, a character actor known for his brawny roles as truckers, bikers and rednecks, along with a stint as the voice of Principal Moss on Fox's “King of the Hill,” died in his sleep in…
James “Jimmy” Tolbert, one of the first African-American entertainment attorneys in Hollywood, died April 22 in Santa Monica after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 86. Tolbert’s clients at…
This latest incarnation of the British invasion also embraces adapted formats based on tried and tested U.K. originals.
Joe X. Price, a longtime entertainment industry writer who served as a music reporter for Daily Variety in the 1960s, died Dec. 30 in Woodland Hills, Calif. of complications due to lung cancer. He…
SAG's launching a "Get Your Money" campaign, aimed at distributing some of the more than $25 million in "unclaimed residuals" it hasn't given to more than 66,000 people.
A bombmaker in a basement couldn't have concocted a more ominous recipe for political and personal tragedy than the one that churns though William Mastrosimone's "Dirty Business."
The comic stylings of actor/stand-up Eddie Griffin are recorded for bigscreen posterity in "Eddie Griffin: Dysfunktional Family," a crude and crudely made hybrid that combines performance footage of…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
True to its title, "The Original Kings of Comedy" is a consistently hilarious assemblage of highlights from the hit concert tour of the same name by comedians Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the…
CBS, staring down the barrel of 22 new shows on NBC and ABC next fall, is expected to stand relatively pat with its lineup, based on the assumption that providing viewers some stability and…
Actor-director Ossie Davis makes his feature film debut with this slam-bang, all stops out, comedy-action film about expatriate writer Chester Himes' two Harlem detectives, Grave Digger Jones and…