The cable-fed punditry was never able to resolve the question of whether Oprah's endorsement mattered. With a study showing Winfrey was responsible for more than 1 million votes, her involvement and…
The studios are becoming lonely places these days. That's one conclusion to be drawn from several stories appearing in Variety this week. Consider the following...
John Edwards told ABC News that he did have an affair with documentary filmmaker Rielle Hunter, but did not father a child with her. And he corroborates the National Enquirer's version of events, in…
When Howard Stern left CBS' Infinity Radio in 2005, there's no question he wounded the radio powerhouse. Yet as the evidence continues to mount, the case of the missing radio personality increasingly…
Ever since British playwright Alan Ayckbourn told a newspaper last month, "I do feel the straight play is a doomed species," a flurry of comment pieces has appeared in the U.K. bemoaning the state of…
That, and other news, in today's Political Panorama. We're now officially in the dog days of the political season, the time of year when the most outlandish attacks on either candidate tend to stew…
In last week's column, Peter Bart described the "ferocious competition" among women seeking to gain a place on Variety's annual list of female power players.
To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of my column, Pierre Cossette produced an all-star show in 1993 at the Beverly Hilton. One of the performers was The Four Plaids who were then playing at the…
From The Army Archerd Archive: "Maybe movie stars are overdoing their political stand," notes outspoken Kirk Douglas -- adding -- "particularly in the primaries.
This is just a little weird.
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%