While "Avatar" is drawing near unanimous praise worldwide, the Vatican is scathingly slamming James Cameron's 3D sci-fi epic as "sentimental hokum."
The thought of Jimmy Osmond belting out an aria from "Madam Butterfly" with Meat Loaf judging the perf may sound like the late Pavarotti's idea of hell, but ITV is banking on its latest reality…
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I’ll be doing updates tomorrow from the Prop 8 trial in San Francisco. Both sides are engaging in a full court press (no pun intended), with plans in the works for daily press conferences after each…
When the Writers Guild of America reveals its 10 screenplay nominees this morning, it's going to be from a far smaller field of contenders than in the past.
The Spanish government approved anti-piracy legislation Friday that will allow National Audience, the country's federal court, to close or block websites facilitating unauthorized movie and music…
A two-day strike at Mediaset -- the first to hit the private broadcasting group controlled by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi -- kicked off on Sunday.
Here's my weekly Variety story, hitting newsstands today, on the battle over the "open Web," "net neutrality," a "level playing field," whatever you want to call it. It concerns proposed new rules…
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is weighing whether to grant a stay to prevent TV coverage of the Prop 8 trial. After proponents of the ban on same-sex marriage asked Kennedy to put a halt to…
"Avatar" now has a shot at sinking "Titanic" and becoming the top grossing film of all time.
With period piece "The Tudors" ready to sign off, Showtime has again reached back into European history with new series order "The Borgias."
Updated Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic got a hold of a copy of "Game Change," the saga of the 2008 presidential campaign from John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and finds some pretty revealing stuff…