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 Scooter Braun, who acquired Big Machine Records, thus gaining ownership of Swift’s entire music catalogue prior to “Lover.” At the time of Braun’s acquisition for a reported $300 million, Swift said she felt “sad and grossed out” by the deal, which she said was her “worst case scenario.”
In true Swift fashion, the superstar recently confirmed during two national television interviews that she will be re-recording her masters, therefore gaining back control over her past hits.
Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with senior music editor Jem Aswad to discuss the latest in the brouhaha between Braun and Swift, plus her latest album.
Six years after the original “Frozen” hit theaters and made everyone sing along with “Let it Go,” Disney has released the long awaited sequel, “Frozen 2.” Fans will be taken back to the snowy kingdom of Arendelle with Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and the lovable snowman Olaf (Josh Gad). Sterling [...]
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 [...]
Kerry Washington has her seat at the table on Hulu’s “Little Fires Everywhere,” in which she’s a lead actor and executive producer with co-star Reese Witherspoon. “When I was a kid I wasn’t like, ‘I want to be a producer one day!’ But I think I have always been — my mother would vouch for […]
Every year the line-up of the Sundance Film Festival is filled with powerful stories from independent filmmakers from around the world. Because many of them brought us to tears, Variety decided to ask the actors and filmmakers behind this year’s Sundance films what was the last movie to make them cry. Plenty of classics were […]
Bong Joon Ho has a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. The Korean filmmaker made history at the Academy Awards on Sunday night when his comedy-thriller “Parasite” became the first foreign language film to win the Oscar for best picture, beating out “1917,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” […]