Recently retired NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw has inked a two-book deal with his longtime publisher Random House.
Apparently taking their cue from the album's title, Sire/Warner Brothers have treated Regina Spektor's major label debut, "Soviet Kitsch," as if it were samizdat. Released with little fanfare in the…
Why isn't Tift Merritt a star? She's writes country-soul songs that can hold their own beside those of Dan Penn; sings them with a voice that can seduce with a whisper or a shout; she's attractive…
The WB lathered up with Matt LeBlanc and the producers of "Everwood," while NBC greenlit laffers from the team behind "Scrubs" as well as a former "Late Show With David Letterman" head writer, as…
Growing speculations that Haim Saban is negotiating to sell ProSiebenSat 1 to publishing house Axel Springer upped the TV group's share prices by more than 10% on Monday to E14.20 ($18.50).
Spanish-lingo media conglom Univision Communications has inked a multiyear deal with Time Warner Cable, expanding carriage to add the Telefutura broadcast network and feevee Galavision.
Al-Jazeera on Monday confirmed reports that it is to be privatized. Channel spokesman Jihad Ballout said that plans to go public had been in the pipelines for 15 months. He said he had no information…
Just for Variety: Sherry Lansing is moving close to her alma mater, 20thCentury-Fox. She's departing the Paramount lot March 1 and into an office in the Fox Plaza Building where Marvin Davis held…
"The Tony Danza Show" has received clearance to run during the daytime on Los Angeles Viacom stations (KCBS/KCAL).
Those 11 Academy Award noms helped fly "The Aviator" to the top spots in France, Italy and Mexico and ensured modest drops for the Howard Hughes biopic in Germany, Spain and the U.K. last weekend.