Jim Carrey will attend the Just for Laughs Festival with the cast and crew of his new Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here.” Carrey and fellow executive producer Michael Aguilar will sit down with cast members Ari Graynor, Al Madrigal, Erik Griffin, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler, and Clark Duke to discuss the upcoming series, premiering Sunday, June 4 on the cable network. The series focuses on a group of comedians struggling to break into the industry during the 1970s with the help of a comedy club owner played by Oscar-winner Melissa Leo.
Running July 12-31 in Montreal, Canada, the world-famous festival has long been the premier destination for comedy. Every year, Variety announces its 10 Comics to Watch, which has included alumni like Louis C.K., Amy Schumer, and Zach Galifianakis. As previously announced, this year’s shows include performances and panels with such talent as Jerry Seinfeld, Judd Apatow, and Trevor Noah.
Also just announced is a panel on the Fox series “The Mick,” featuring actress Kaitlin Olson and co-creators Dave Chernin and John Chernin. In addition, Kevin Hart will return to the festival to film for his Laugh Out Loud digital comedy network.
Variety’s TV Summit Europe will coincide with London Tech Week this year, returning to the city on June 13. The international conference will be held at the Royal Lancaster and is co-produced by global events company Informa’s KNect365 division, the world’s largest business-to-business organizer. The one-day summit will focus on the intersection of content and [...]
“Rocketman” is ready for lift off. Paramount Pictures threw a cocktail party Monday night to preview 15 minutes of the upcoming Elton John biopic, set for release on May 31, at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, the legendary rock club where John made his U.S. debut nearly 50 years ago. The footage featured pieces of [...]
Lady Gaga was on hand at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday night to help honor her longtime hairstylist Frederic Aspiras by presenting him with the Hair Artist of the Year Award. “I’ve been through many highs and lows, consistently throughout my career, and Freddie has been there for it all,” [...]
Pixar’s Pete Docter reminisced about his days as a student at CalArts on Saturday night at the 2019 CalArts REDCAT Gala, where he received the Distinguished Alumni Award. For the wide-eyed boy from Minnesota, where life was more routine, attending CalArts “was a free-for-all. It was eye-opening in a lot of ways,” he recalled. “But [...]
It was a case of art imitating life at Saturday night’s Hollywood premiere of “The Perfectionists” — Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” spinoff about a scandal involving college students striving for excellence by any means necessary. The TV show’s debut was coincidently preceded by a real-life college scandal involving Hollywood celebrities who allegedly didn’t let a [...]
The reigning queen of period pieces, Keira Knightley, knows a thing or two about historical clothing. “Lining. Lining is always important,” the Oscar-nominated actress playfully advised on Wednesday at the premiere of her post-WWII drama “Aftermath.” “If you get a lot of itchy stuff always put lining in it. I have learned that from having [...]
Priyanka Chopra has just been added to the star-studded list of speakers at the 2019 Women in the World Summit. Chopra, who will be interviewed on stage by Women in the World founder Tina Brown, will discuss her career as an activist and entrepreneur. Recently, the “Baywatch” actress joined forces with Serena Williams in investing [...]