The battle for the hearts and minds of SAG actors has kicked into high gear with both sides warning of apocalyptic consequences from the upcoming strike authorization vote.
NBC Universal is downsizing its workforce by 500 staffers worldwide — the latest move in the Peacock's plan to slice $500 million out of its 2009 budget.
Viacom said Wednesday that it is slashing 850 jobs -- or 7% of its total workforce -- in an ominous sign that massive cost cuts are in the works around the entertainment industry as it braces for a…
That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Politico reports that Chris Matthews is seriously considering a run for the Senate in Pennsylvania, and is even pondering whether to quit MSNBC…
The former presidential candidate and "Law & Order" star will guest on ABC’s "Life on Mars."
Variety’s theater critic David Rooney weighs in: "So what if by composer Marc Shaiman's own admission it's six weeks too late — the song is funny, the performers have a blast mugging up a storm and…
The recession-damaged book biz is reeling from a nasty succession of deep cutbacks.
Access Hollywood reports that Oprah Winfrey will do her show from the Opera House at the Kennedy Center. "I'm going to break that right here; that's where I'm going to be," Oprah told the show. "See…
Chinese distribution and production company Bona Group is poised to receive coin exceeding $30 million from funds controlled by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and private equity group Bain Capital.
On this week’s "Wilshire & Washington On the Radio," Ron Howard talks about the present-day parallels in "Frost/Nixon" at a Variety screening (and even shares his Nixon impersonation). Plus: Is the…