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Conductor John Eliot Gardiner quits the choir and orchestra he founded after musician assault claim

LONDON (AP) — Renowned British conductor John Eliot Gardiner said Wednesday he is quitting the orchestra he has led for six decades, almost a year after he allegedly hit a singer backstage after a concert. Gardiner said he was stepping down as leader and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra “with a heavy heart.” Gardiner, 81, allegedly hit William Thomas after the bass singer left the podium on the wrong side following a...


Songwriters with the most no. 1 singles

The Billboard Hot 100 is the ultimate chart in the United States, and indeed an indicator of success in the music industry. Many artists have had several no. 1 singles in other charts, but to get to the top spot of the Hot 100 is not easy. We know that not all music artists are songwriters, and that many of their hit songs are in fact written by other people. But who are these successful songwriters that managed to get so many no. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100? Click on to find out.


The greatest female rock stars of all time

The following women shaped the history of rock 'n' roll, recording some of the greatest hits in the genre. Their music has had a lasting impact on many generations. Click through the gallery to get to know the best female rock stars of all time.


New 'Borderlands' Trailer Sparks High-Octane Fun With Jamie Lee Curtis, Cate Blanchett and Kevin Hart

With just weeks until "Borderlands" comes to life on the big screen, Lionsgate dropped another look at the highly anticipated action movie Wednesday. The second official trailer dives deeper into the chaos that's about to go down in "Borderlands," giving audiences a closer look at the star-studded cast. The film, based on the bestselling video game series, will be hitting theaters in early August. The start of the preview tosses viewers right...


Gloc-9 reveals feeling afraid after releasing 'Sirena': 'Ayaw kong malaman na meron akong nilagay na hindi tama'

Gloc-9 revealed that back in 2012, he was afraid when he released his song "Sirena." On Wednesday's episode of "Fast Talk with Boy Abunda," the Filipino rapper said this was because he was overthinking whether or not there were some unrelatable bits or offensive remarks in the song's lyrics for the gay community. "Kung alam n'yo lang kung gaano ako katakot noong time na ni-release naming 'yung kanta," the rapper said. "Dahil ayaw kong malaman na...


When do new episodes of 'Too Hot To Handle' come out? Season 6 release schedule, times, cast

New episodes for Season 6 of "Too Hot to Handle" are being released in three batches over three weeks.


Lauren Alaina cancels 3 shows following dad's death: 'I really have no words'

Lauren Alaina canceled three upcoming performances following the death of her dad on July 23.


Timothée Chalamet Sings as Bob Dylan in First Teaser for ‘A Complete Unknown' | THR News Video

Timothée Chalamet is channeling Bob Dylan in the first trailer for James Mangold's upcoming biopic A Complete Unknown. The Dune actor stars in the film as the iconic folk singer-songwriter of the 1960s. Chalamet has also said he does his own singing for the role - just like his Dune Part 2 co-star Austin Butler did for his role in Elvis - building on his musical work following […]


Alex James to chronicle ‘mayhem’ of Blur reunion in new book

Alex James to chronicle ‘mayhem’ of Blur reunion in new book - The Britpop group had not played a major UK show for eight years before Wembley.


Paul Feig to Direct ‘Worst Roommate Ever' Movie for Blumhouse

Paul Feig is set to room with Jason Blum. The duo are teaming for a feature adaptation of the Netflix unscripted series Worst Roommate Ever for Blumhouse. Feig will direct a feature centered on a newly single woman finding a seemingly perfect gentleman to sublet the spare room in her dream home, only to learn […]


‘It’s Showtime’ marks second highest rating since the pandemic and ABS-CBN shutdown

Kapamilya noontime show “It’s Showtime” continues to soar in the TV ratings game, achieving one of its highest ratings to date. According to the latest Nielsen NUTAM People survey, “It’s Showtime” achieved its second-highest rating since the start of the pandemic and the ABS-CBN broadcast shutdown. On Thursday, July 18, “It’s Showtime” earned a rating


Vince Vaughn Fast Talks His Way Through Florida Murder Case in First Trailer for Apple TV+ Series ‘Bad Monkey'

Apple TV+ has dropped the first trailer for the comedy series “Bad Monkey” starring Vince Vaughn. The series is based on Carl Hiaasen's bestselling book of the same name. Vaughn stars as Andrew Yancy, “who has been bounced from the Miami Police Department and is now a health inspector in the Keys,” per the official […]


Guillermo Amoedo on His Haunting Horror Comeback ‘Loved Ones': ‘Loving Someone, Becoming Friends, is a Death Sentence in This Place' (EXCLUSIVE)

Spirits of those loved and lost wreak global havoc in director Guillermo Amoedo’s comeback title “Loved Ones” (“Seres Queridos”). In development, the project is produced by Harvey Grisalez, Senior Vice President at Spain’s Onza Américas (“Isla Brava”), and heads to Sanfic’s genre sidebar Morbido Lab in August. “When Guillermo shared the script for ‘Loved Ones’ with us, we […]


Widows’ War: Basil and his anger issues (Episode 18)

Aired (July 24, 2024): Sa hindi inaasahang pagkakataon ay si Jerico (Royce Cabrera) ang napagbuntungan ni Basil (Benjamin Alves) ng kanyang galit. #GMANetwork #GMADrama #KapusoThe newest murdery-mystery drama series on Philippine TV is here. Catch the latest episode of ‘Widows War’ on GMA Network 8:50 PM. Starring prominent Kapuso actresses Carla Abellana as George and Bea Alonzo as Sam. Also included in the cast are Tonton Gutierrez, Jeric Gonzales, Juancho Trivino, Jackie Lou Blanco, Lito Pimentel, Rita Daniela, Royce Cabrera, Lovely Rivero, James Graham, and Jean Garcia, with special appearances by Benjamin Alves and Rafael Rocell.


Mel Brooks Documentary Co-Directed by Judd Apatow Set at HBO

Mel Brooks’ life and career will be chronicled in a two-part documentary set up at HBO Documentary Films, with Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The project is already in production. Per the official logline, the project will offer “an expansive yet intimate look at one of comedy's most hilarious and influential minds, whose work has […]


The greatest movie soundtracks ever

What are movies without music? Even silent films had showtunes playing in the background, and since then the modern movie soundtrack has become a staple of contemporary cinema. For films like 'Pulp Fiction' or 'Black Panther,' the music can become as memorable as the movie itself. Such is true of 'The Lion King,' the 1994 cartoon classic featuring hit songs like 'Hakuna Matata' and 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight?'. As you may know, 'The Lion King' has had a big-budget remake, starring Beyoncé, Donald Glover, and a host of world-class entertainers. Naturally, the cast has recreated songs from the original movie, putting a unique spin on some childhood tunes. What's more, Beyoncé has produced 'The Gift,' a companion album with new music from herself, Jay-Z, and even daughter Blue Ivy Carter. Click on to revisit 'The Lion King,' as well as the most iconic movie soundtracks ever released.


Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive Honorary Doctorate From American Film Institute

Dr. Curtis at your service. Academy Award winner Jamie Lee Curtis, who just snagged an Emmy nomination for her critically-acclaimed turn on The Bear, is poised to receive another accolade. The American Film Institute announced today that it will present a doctorate of fine arts degree honoris causa to Curtis in honor of “contributions of […]


Jon Lucas credits co-stars for his engaging portrayal as villain

MANILA, Philippines — After airing more than 170 episodes, the GMA Prime full action series, “Black Rider,” will have its finale episode on Friday night at 8. It is among today’s Top 10 most-watched programs. The show has also featured more than 200 talents. One of them is Jon Lucas, who has established himself as a supporting actor. Looking back on his convincing performance as villain Calvin Magallanes, Jon attributes it to the creative...


fromis_9 to drop 3rd single album ‘Supersonic’ on Aug. 12

K-pop girl group fromis_9 is set to drop their third single album “Supersonic” on Aug. 12, which marks 14 months since their last release. The eight-member girl group’s new album was confirmed by their label Pledis Entertainment in a press statement, where the record hopes to “claim the Summer Queen title.” Following the confirmation, fromis_9’s social media platforms shared a glimpse of “Supersonic’s” concept, showing a moving poster of a...


Fangirls at Lyric Hammersmith review: raucous Aussie musical is a bittersweet celebration of fandom

Fangirls at Lyric Hammersmith review: raucous Aussie musical is a bittersweet celebration of fandom - 3/5 The hit show from Australia raises sharp and sensitive observations, but never quite transcends its own daft plot


Variety, Rolling Stone to Award Journalist E. Jean Carroll Truth Seeker Award at Truth Seekers Summit

Variety and Rolling Stone will honor journalist and author E. Jean Carroll with the Truth Seeker Award at this year's Truth Seekers Summit presented by Paramount+. Carroll is an esteemed journalist whose popular "Ask E. Jean" column, published from 1993 to 2019, was one of the longest-running columns ever. Over her career, Carroll has been nominated […]


Stephen Curry Makes His Scripted TV Debut with “Mr. Throwback” — Watch the Trailer

The new Peacock comedy follows Curry as a "version" of himself who reunites with a childhood friend


'Deadpool & Wolverine' Will Set Box Office Records, But By How Much?

It's finally here. After being delayed by the SAG-AFTRA strike and leaving the box office to suffer through a miserable May, Marvel Studios' "Deadpool & Wolverine" is here to deliver the biggest opening weekend the film industry has ever seen from an R-rated movie. How big it will be is still difficult to determine. Projections for the film have stayed firm at a spectacular $170 million for the past couple of weeks. Not only would that break the...


Pepe Aguilar on Maintaining the Aguilar Dynasty, Selling His Catalog and New ‘Que Llueva Tequila' Album: ‘Not a Family Affair – This Is Business'

Mexican actor and singer Antonio Aguilar was already performing in Hollywood when, in 1960, he forged one of the greatest unions of Southern California entertainment families by marrying singer and actress Flor Silvestre. Aguilar, with credits in American western films like "The Undefeated" starring John Wayne, and Silvestre, a leading star of the "golden age" […]


The Bill and EastEnders star Roberta Taylor dies aged 76

The Bill and EastEnders star Roberta Taylor dies aged 76 - The actress was also known for appearances in Luther, Casualty and Inspector Morse, as well as the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.


Review: 'Time Bandits' reboot with Lisa Kudrow is full of tired jokes

Despite the talents of producers Taikia Waititi and Jemaine Clement and star Lisa Kudrow, "Time Bandits" is not a good time at all.


‘Morning Show' Season 4 Casts William Jackson Harper

William Jackson Harper has joined the cast of “The Morning Show” Season 4 at Apple TV+, Variety has learned. Harper will appear alongside series leads Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston and fellow new cast members Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, and. Aaron Pierre. Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Greta Lee, Jon Hamm, and […]


Where to Watch All the Deadpool and Wolverine Movies

"Deadpool & Wolverine" is nearly here, and yes, it would probably serve you well to catch up on the films that preceded them. There are admittedly a lot but the good news is, they're mostly all streaming in one place. Granted, it's unclear where exactly "Deadpool 3" will fit on the timeline of everything. It will certainly take place after the events of "Deadpool 2," but the film is also the official entrance of both its title characters into...


‘Bionico's Bachata' SXSW Audience Award-Winning Duo Heads to Locarno's Match Me! With Next Project, ‘The Baker' (EXCLUSIVE)

Dominican producer Cristian Mojica and filmmaker Yoel Morales will pull double duty at this year’s Locarno, where their SXSW Audience Award-winning film “Bionico’s Bachata” will screen in the Open Doors section and their next project, “The Baker,” will participate in the Match Me! forum. Mojica and Morales produce through their label Mentes Fritas Film Production, […]


Tarek El Moussa addresses Christina Hall's divorce news: 'We're here to help'

Tarek El Moussa is on ex-wife and "Flip or Flop" co-star Christina Hall's side amid her divorce from husband Josh Hall, a real estate agent.


Latin Grammys Predictions: Shakira Gunning for Multiple Nominations, Mon Laferte and Peso Pluma Among Frontrunners

It's fitting that Shakira's Grammy-contending album is called "Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran" ("Women Don't Cry Anymore"). The defiant statement rings true in Shakira's first project after a seven-year hiatus., marking her return to the limelight after a tumultuous year with her personal life splattered on the tabloids, and stylistically it spans from Afrobeats and […]


The incredible female directors who changed cinema

It's no secret that filmmaking has been a male-dominated, often sexist, industry for most of its history. Thankfully, that's been changing in recent years, with systemic changes being made that are making the industry more transparent, more inclusive, and safer. There is still a long way to go, but as incredible filmmakers, screenwriters, producers, and directors like Greta Gerwig, Sofia Coppola, and Chloé Zhao continue to receive the power and attention they deserve, the future is beginning to look bright. Of course, women have a long history in film, and although the due credit was rarely given at the time, women have nearly always been on the cutting edge of the art form. Some of the greatest pioneers in filmmaking have been women, and knowing their stories and bodies of work doesn't shed light on just the history of women in film, but the history of film in general. Read on to learn about some of the most influential and wonderful women to have ever gotten behind the camera.


‘It's about time Jazz is here again’: David Benoit reconnects with Pinoy audiences

No one was more thrilled to set foot on the Manila concert stage again than David Benoit, who had a long-awaited rendezvous with his Manila audience last July 20 after 12 years of not performing in the Philippines. The jazz pianist-composer undoubtedly missed the Philippines so much though it took him a decade to return and perform in Manila again. His full-house concert last weekend at The Theater at Solaire was undoubtedly well-received, proof...


When do Sabrina Carpenter London O2 tickets go on sale?

When do Sabrina Carpenter London O2 tickets go on sale? - Fans have complained about the extortionate cost of going to see the American singer on her Short n' Sweet tour


5 Burning Questions Ahead of Comic-Con: Superhero Fatigue, Superman's Absence and Marvel's Big Moment

Last year's Hollywood strikes didn't shut down San Diego Comic-Con entirely like it did the majority of film and television productions, but the 2023 event was a dramatic change of pace as studios -- with a few exceptions -- either severely reduced their presence or stayed away entirely, effectively sending the annual gathering back to it roots. Not so this year. Hollywood -- with one notable exception -- is returning in force for SDCC 2024. But...


‘The Batman' Spinoff Shows on Gotham PD and Arkham Got Dropped After HBO Execs Wanted to ‘Lean Harder into Marquee Characters,' Says Matt Reeves

“The Batman” director Matt Reeves recently told Entertainment Weekly that series centered on the Gotham police department and Arkham Asylum were dropped after HBO executives suggested to focus more on “marquee characters” from the Batman universe. Reeves is expanding the universe he launched in “The Batman” into television starting with this fall’s “The Penguin,” in […]


Famous songs that were written for movies

It's easy to forget that many of the hit songs that have remained popular for generations were first written for movies. Whether the musician in question starred in the movie or simply created a song for the soundtrack, their songs lived on in public memory long after the credits rolled. How many of these tunes were you already aware were specifically created for the movies? Click on and test your knowledge!


Every Marvel superhero movie, ranked (including new 'Deadpool & Wolverine')

We're 34 films deep into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. How does the new "Deadpool & Wolverine" rank compared to "Ant-Man" or "Avengers: Endgame"?


All the revelations from 'Dirty Pop,' Netflix's new Lou Pearlman documentary

In "Dirty Pop," 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick asks, “Why are we still working our butts off for nickels and dimes and (Lou Pearlman's) making millions?”


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Blow Into L.A. With Powerful ‘Weathervanes' Songs at the Hollywood Bowl: Concert Review

If you could think of albums as like magazines, Jason Isbell might offer the most reliable subscription in the music business. Every three years (formerly two, but who’s counting), he issues a record almost exactly as world-class as the last, to the point that it almost feels predictable to pile on accolades, for either the […]


HBO Drops Official Trailer for ‘Industry' Season 3 (TV News Roundup)

HBO has dropped the trailer for Season 3 of “Industry,” starring Myha'la, Marisa Abela, Harry Lawtey and Ken Leung. The third season will debut Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and will be available to stream on Max, with new episodes dropping weekly. The trailer sees a potential budding romance between Yasmin (Abela) […]


Miranda Lambert Announces Her First Republic Album, ‘Postcards From Texas,' and Teases It With a Warning About ‘Alimony'

Miranda Lambert has set a release date, title and tracklist for her first album under a new deal with Republic Records. “Postcards From Texas” will be out Sept. 13, and in the meantime, the country star’s fans can collect “Alimony,” a track issued concurrently with the album news on Wednesday.` The 14-track album is self-produced […]


Your favorite LGBTQ superheroes and villains on TV

These days there are more superhero shows on the air than you can count on both hands. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that on shows where differences (i.e. superpowers!) are celebrated, so are LGBTQ+ characters. Whether they're superheroes, allies, or villains, there's a growing list of queer characters on your favorite superhero series. To learn more, check out this gallery full of episode stills and behind-the-scenes images and discover the best of the batch. It's superqueeroes to the rescue!


Harland Williams, Spencer Grammer, Harry Lennix Lead Voice Cast for Animated Sci-Fi Movie ‘Isla Monstro' (Exclusive)

Spencer Grammer, Harland Williams, Will Friedle, Harry Lennix and John DiMaggio are among the performers comprising the ensemble voice cast of the animated sci-fi comedy movie Isla Monstro. Hailing from multimedia company Abyssmal Entertainment, the feature has completed production and launches promotion at San Diego Comic-Con with a booth and a panel taking place Saturday. […]


Venice Film Festival lineup includes ‘Joker 2,’ films with Pitt, Clooney, Jolie, more

Five years after “Joker” won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, filmmaker Todd Phillips is returning with the sequel. “Joker: Folie à Deux” will play in competition with 20 other titles, festival organizers said Tuesday, July 23. The highly anticipated follow-up to the blockbuster comic-book film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the mentally ill Arthur Fleck and Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. The lineup for the 81st edition of the festival, unveiled...


UK blues legend John Mayall dies at 90

LOS ANGELES — John Mayall, the British blues pioneer whose 1960s music collective the Bluesbreakers helped usher in a fertile period of rock and brought guitarists like Eric Clapton to prominence, has died at 90, his family said Tuesday, July 23. Mayall, a singer and multi-instrumentalist who was dubbed “the godfather of British blues,” and whose open-door arrangement saw some of the greats in the genre hone their craft with him and his band,...


Eminem’s new album featuring Fil-Am rapper Ez Mil soars to No. 1

It seems renowned global rapper and producer Eminem has infused his latest album, “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce),” with a touch of Filipino charm. Featuring Filipino American rapper Ez Mil, the album has surged to the top of the Billboard 200, ending Taylor Swift’s impressive 12-week reign with “The Tortured Poets Department,” which has now dropped to No. 4. One of the album’s highlights is the collaboration with Ez Mil on the track...


‘The Fabulous Four' Review: An Incoherent Girls-Trip Comedy in the Vein of '80 For Brady'

A huge misfortune befalls “The Fabulous Four” right out of the gate: its resemblance to the delightful and far superior “80 For Brady,” the 2023 comedy in which four aging women reclaim their youth and friendship on a Super Bowl misadventure. “The Fabulous Four” is by no means a knock-off - both films had been […]


‘The Boy and the Heron' Streaming Release Date Set on Max

Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning “The Boy and the Heron” will make its U.S. streaming debut on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max in September. The Studio Ghibli film will be available starting Friday, Sept. 6, exclusively on Max in the U.S. The hand-drawn, semi-autobiographical animated movie from Miyazaki is the first feature film in 10 years that he […]


Tessa Thompson to Star in Netflix Limited Series ‘His & Hers' Based on Alice Feeney Novel

Netflix has ordered the psychological thriller limited series “His & Hers” with Tessa Thompson set for the lead role, Variety has learned. The streamer has given the series a six-episode order. It is based on the Alice Feeney novel of the same name. William Oldroyd and “Ozark” co-creator Bill Dubuque serve as writers and executive […]