Sony Music has decided to dissolve its working relationship with R. Kelly. Sony’s move comes after years of public calls, and even a petition from members of the #MuteRKelly movement, for the company to part ways with Kelly. Those calls intensified in the wake of Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly,” in which multiple women accuse him of sexual misconduct.
Weeks later R. Kelly’s Twitter account released a statement about a planned tour, that tweet was eventually deleted. So what does the future hold for the singer and songwriter? Variety Chief Correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and Senior Music Editor Jem Aswad discuss.
Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge breaks down the chances of the horror movie sequel becoming a second box office success for the Stephen King franchise. “It’s different from all the other horror movies that are out there. I think you’ve got a lot of really intelligent horror movies being made like what Jordan Peele [...]
Taylor Swift’s first album under her new label, Republic, had massive pre-sale numbers, nearly reaching one million sales before the album even dropped — and all signs are pointing to “Lover” being a huge success. “Lover” is also the first album from Swift to be released after her very public feud with mega music manager [...]
Warning! Do not watch unless you’re ready for “Stranger Things” season three spoilers! After nearly two years, “Stranger Things” is back on Netflix, and fans will have plenty of time to binge it over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Hawkins kids are back to fight their biggest threat ever from the Upside Down, [...]
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.
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Constance Wu from “Hustlers” breaks down the feminism of the film. Read our full interview from Variety’s Toronto Film Festival Studio. Popular on Variety