The Emmy Awards are moving outdoors as the delta variant continues to spike across the U.S. and the globe. Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement sees some justice as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Prince
The Emmy Awards are moving outdoors as the delta variant continues to spike across the U.S. and the globe. Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement sees some justice as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Prince Andrew and R. Kelly made headlines this week following resignation, lawsuits and criminal trial proceedings, which were all followed by the news that Britney Spears’ father Jamie Spears has filed to end his conservatorship agreement with his daughter.
In the latest episode of Variety’s video series “The Take,” presented by VIZIO, senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and film awards editor Clayton Davis discuss their takes on the week’s biggest headlines.
Also, in this episode, #ClayAndWagz discusses the woes at the box office this past weekend with “The Suicide Squad” opening to modest numbers by pandemic standards. Still, compared to pre-COVID times, it was considered a “bomb,” prompting a discussion about how journalists should be talking about movies during this difficult time for Hollywood and movie theaters. Of course, this helps when new films such as “Free Guy” with Ryan Reynolds and “Respect” with Jennifer Hudson are opening in theaters this weekend.
Variety magazine released their annual Young Hollywood covers, graced by rapper Lil Nas X, singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo and “Gossip Girl” star Thomas Doherty. It was a positive light for LGBTQ representation, especially with the announcement that Batman’s latest comic book edition has his sidekick Robin coming out as bisexual.
Finally, we have two new hosts of the game show “Jeopardy” – longtime executive producer Mike Richards and Emmy nominee Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) will split duties as social media erupted in disappointment that it wasn’t fan-favorite LeVar Burton.
Hosted by Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and awards editor Clayton Davis, “The Take,” presented by VIZIO, navigates the week’s top stories from entertainment, pop culture and media while providing expert analysis and exclusive insight on what’s buzzy and brewing in Hollywood. Filmed in Variety’s state-of-the-art studios in Los Angeles, new episodes are released Fridays on Variety.com, YouTube and social media. The short-form series will also be available on VIZIO SmartCast TVs in July and August.
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