Merv Griffin received a standing ovation at the Beverly Hilton Hotel 7 p.m. tonight when Joe Balogna, among those paying tribute to Merv, asked everyone to give him a final send-off. Bologna and…
Irish director John Carney is hot in Hollywood right now after the U.S. success of his microbudget musical "Once." But contrary to reports, he won't be making his next film for a U.S. studio.
More than any other celebrity activist, Mia Farrow has been the most provocative in pressing for action in Darfur. As a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, she's challenged leaders, offered to trade in her…
"Woody Allen is all over Barcelona," we learned last week at dinner in Mallorca with friends who had just arrived from the Spanish city.
Looking at the issue honoring the recipients of the Women's Impact Awards (Daily Variety, July 31), I was thrilled to see that there were so many women deserving such special acknowledgement and that…
When the GOP launched a new e-mail blast against John Edwards, they mockingly called him "Johnny Cash." It’s a riff on his costly haircuts, expensive home and higher taxes — and they branded Edwards…
Matt Damon is the catalyst for the hilarity in "Lost Verizon." That’s the takeoff title for KABF15– the 15th episode in the 19th season of "The Simpsons." The cast performed their table-read of the…
Sometimes you have to take a step back to gain perspective, which is one reason why "Mad Men" has quietly emerged as the standout series of this busy, busy summer.
Now what's all this jazz about the suave Cary Grant playing Buffalo Bill in Mervyn LeRoy's "Cowboys and Indians"? "I'm not playing Buffalo Bill," Grant laughs.
That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama. Continuing her efforts to press China on Darfur, Mia Farrow led an Olympic-style torch relay in the Rwanda capital of Kigali along with other…
While the Endeavor space shuttle was maneuvering in/out of the International Space Station today, the astronauts debating the repair requirements for its return to earth, I was talking (on the phone)…