Ariana Grande sang a rousing rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral service Friday.
The 25 year-old pop star gave the pitch-perfect performance in front of a chorus of gospel singers as friends, family, and peers of Franklin looked on. After finishing the song, Grande declared “We love you, Aretha,” before embracing her back-up dancers and exiting the stage to a standing ovation from Big Sean and more.
Grande is just one of the many celebrities scheduled to perform, which includes the likes of Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and Faith Hill.
Robert Pattinson stopped by the Variety studio to talk about “The Lighthouse,” mustaches and spending a day singing sea shanties with co-star Willem Dafoe. After playing the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize for director Robert Eggers, the indie went on to earn Pattinson some of the best reviews of his career. [...]
Golden Globe contender Saoirse Ronan reunited with her “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig and co-star Timothée Chalamet in “Little Women,” a film she uncharacteristically approached Gerwig about at an award show. “I just tapped her on the shoulder and was like, ‘I know you’re doing ‘Little Women’ and I know Jo is going to be [...]
On the second installment of “Pick of the Week,” Variety’s new video segment devoted to the top categories of awards season, editors Marc Malkin and Jenelle Riley dissect the Oscars’ oh-so-crowded best actor race, which features the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Adam Driver and Leonardo DiCaprio, among many others.
Noah Baumbach and Adam Driver sat down with The Variety Studio at the Toronto Film Festival to discuss their new Netflix drama, “Marriage Story,” and some of the most intense moments on set. One particular scene (SPOILER-ALERT) features Driver and his co-star Scarlett Johansson in a difficult and tense conversation as their marriage falls apart. […]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
The cast and creators of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” promise that its new season will bring about plenty of new changes. After Season 2 left off with Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) leaving her children, ex-husband, Joel (Michael Zegen) and potential new husband, Benjamin (Zachary Levi) behind to go on a six-month tour with a famous […]