It's been a remarkable sight as America has beheld that charismatic fortysomething black man with the 100-watt smile -- you know, the one who made his name in Chicago before rising to national…
The inauguration of President Obama is over, but the show is still going on. Marketers are still pitching their connection to the event. Performers are introducing songs of hope. Newspapers and…
As it turns out, the Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman and Gabriela Montero did perform in the chilly morning of the inauguration, but what the millions on the Mall watching heard was a recording. A…
I was traveling all day yesterday, so I didn't see Robert Gibbs' first White House press conference. But there seems to be a lot of testing and turning — press and the presidential Administration…
Variety's Kristina Rettig was at the Newseum during the swearing in, and shares one of the great ironies of the inauguration — the premium on print media. In fact, on Wednesday, it was impossible to…
The Vatican has launched its own YouTube channel in what is being touted as a watershed endorsement by Pope Benedict XVI of the new media age.
AMC News’ Jacob Soboroff was with Chris Rock on Tuesday at Sundance, and they both watched as Barack Obama was sworn in. “We did it!” Rock exclaimed, before quipping to Soboroff, “Wouldn’t it be…
More comments from show biz types on how President Obama can tap into the entertainment community, via Variety’s own Josh Marks. At a Sunday party, called “Obama: That One,” Wendell Pierce, who…
HONG KONG - Taiwan exhibition group Vie Show Cinemas has struck a deal with Canada's IMAX Corp. to open an Imax digital theater in its Sun Cinemas complex in Taipei.
Long-serving FCC commissioner Michael Copps has been tapped by President Obama to serve as interim chairman of the commission until the Senate confirms his pick for the post, Julius Genachowski.