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 [...]
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 […]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
Mindy Kaling and Constance Wu both starred in woman-directed films this year; Kaling in Nisha Ganatra’s “Late Night” and Wu in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two shared stories about working with female directors and how playing women who are ambitious used to be portrayed as a negative […]