There were no police barricades. There were no souvenir sellers. There were no autograph-seekers. But it too was a funeral of the highest caliber showbiz. It took us a day to appreciate its…
This is my second tour at Variety, and when I started here in 1987 the newsroom was filled with a bunch of crusty old characters, including TV editor Dave Kaufman, film reporter Will Tusher and…
The death of Farrah Fawcett, after her long and valiant battle against cancer still has her friends and family reeling.
Updated That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Errol Morris, director of "Fog of War," argued that Robert McNamara's life has to be viewed in the context of the times. In an essay in…
Columnists love being the first with a thought, but in the aftermath of something like Tuesday's mind-numbing Michael Jackson media frenzy, there's also some comfort in consensus — a bit to be said…
Bravo has picked up a third season of "The Real Housewives of New York City."
Updated Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) spoke at the Staples center at Michael Jackson's memorial service, vowing to pass a resolution honoring the late singer. The Rev. Al Sharpton went a step…
DEATH IS said to trigger five stages of grief. In the wall-to-wall coverage of Michael Jackson since his death, media members can add two more stages to their list: "tortured logic" and "alibis."
Updated That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. In a series of interviews spread across the major networks, Sarah Palin sought to recast her resignation as a humble act designed to save…
Al Franken was sworn in just after noon in Washington at a short ceremony in the Senate chamber. Vice President Joseph Biden administered the oath, and Franken was accompanied by Minnesota's senior…