Those were the days. In 1951, "The King and I" weighed in as the most expensive show in Broadway history, costing $360,000.
For more than 30 years, "Network" has set the gold standard in media-related science fiction -- advancing the increasingly believable notion that a TV network might actually murder a guy for ratings.
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie "Bruno" makes its long-awaited debut today, a followup to "Borat" that already has angered certain groups, caused a…
There are two relatively pleasant surprises in the documentary space next week, which both do creditable jobs of exploring their topics despite the salacious titles. CNBC's "Porn: Business of…
If soundstages are built, will film production follow?
At a press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that a resolution honoring the late singer was "unnecessary." She said there was plenty of "opportunity on the floor of the House to express…
That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap. Alec Baldwin hit back against Jack Cafferty's criticism of his credentials to run for office. Michael Moore found a title for his new doc…
Updated Towleroad reported this morning on a rift between the American Foundation for Equal Rights — the group headed by Chad Griffin that filed the federal suit challenging Prop 8 — and a coalition…
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…