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Mexico's actress-singer Thalia and Puerto Rican heartthrob Chayanne went home Thursday night with three prizes each at Spanish-lingo net Univision's first youth kudofest, the Premios Juventud (Youth…
Van Morrison will be honored as a BMI Icon at the performing rights organization's annual London Awards on Oct. 5 at the Dorchester Hotel. Morrison will be honored for his enduring influence on…
The Pixies' appearance at the Coachella Festival in May benefited from a lack of expectations; no one really knew what to expect from a band that split up a dozen years ago. The fact that they were…
Rob Stringer, the younger brother of Sony Corp. of America chairman-CEO Howard Stringer, has been appointed chairman-CEO of the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, U.K. and Ireland.
Dimension Films has set Usher Raymond (known by his first name only) to make his feature starring debut in an untitled drama being scripted by "American Dreams" showrunner Jonathan Prince. Usher…
Just for Variety: Al Gore didn't choose to make a return to the White House, but daughter Kristin (27) will take us back there. She tells me Miramax has asked her to write a sequel to her first…
Sony BMG Music Entertainment has expanded its scope in the Christian music marketplace, extending one distribution deal and inking a pact.
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