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Tributes paid to EastEnders star Roberta Taylor

She played Irene Raymond in the soap from 1997-2000 and also starred in police drama The Bill.


‘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, […]


SpongeBob SquarePants is 'autistic', voice actor Tom Kenny confirms

SpongeBob SquarePants is 'autistic', voice actor Tom Kenny confirms - The star described the cartoon character’s neurodiversity as his ‘super power’


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.


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...


Kehlani announces Crash concert tour: How to get tickets

R&B star Kehlani is gearing up to embark on her Crash world tour, which is set to kick off in September. Check out the dates and how to get tickets.


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.


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.


Timothee Chalamet Sings as Bob Dylan in First Teaser for 'A Complete Unknown'

Searchlight Pictures unveiled the first teaser trailer for the Bob Dylan biopic "A Complete Unknown" on Wednesday, offering a first listen at Timothee Chalamet singing as the legendary singer-songwriter. The "Dune" actor plays a young Dylan in the film, which charts the Minnesota musician's rise in early 1960s New York City. He can be seen and heard singing Dylan's "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" all by himself -- the film appears to be eschewing...


Vince Vaughn Chases Justice — and Brings the Laughs — in “Bad Monkey ”Trailer

The upcoming series — based on Carl Hiaasen’s 2013 novel of the same name — premieres August 14 on Apple TV+


Hannah Gadsby Is Bringing Stand-Up Show ‘Woof!' to NYC

Hannah Gadsby is bringing their stand-up show, WOOF!, to New York City this fall following its run in Australia and across the United States. The Australian comedian, who rose to fame with their 2018 Netflix special Nanette which earned them an Emmy Award, is said to be sharing it all - “their worries, their wisdom, […]


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!


‘Skibidi Toilet' Film and TV Franchise in the Works From Michael Bay, Adam Goodman - Listen to the Exclusive Interview

As if it wasn’t ubiquitous enough as digital video shorts or games, “Skibidi Toilet” may be headed for a future as long-form content, too. The controversial animated internet sensation is being developed for TV and film treatment by director Michael Bay and former Paramount Pictures president Adam Goodman, who sat last week for an exclusive […]


‘They Call Me Jeeg' Writing Team Talks New Project ‘Piranhas in Rome' and Why It Isn't Another ‘Under Paris' (EXCLUSIVE)

Continuing its push into the genre space, Italy's Indiana Production has announced it is set to produce action chiller “Piranhas in Rome – The Great Horror Beauty," from a screenplay by ace Rome-based writing duo Nicola Guaglianone and Menotti, who penned hit superhero movie "They Call Me Jeeg." While its director is still being decided, the “Piranhas […]


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...


‘La Pecera' Producer Solita Boards Divorce Drama ‘March 14th,' by Locarno Match Me! Player Contraria Media (EXCLUSIVE)

Spain’s Solita Films, the outfit run by director-producer brothers José Esteban Alenda and César Esteban Alenda (“Sin Fin,” “La Pecera”), has boarded Alberto Gross Molo’s feature debut "Catorce de Marzo" ("March 14th"). The divorce drama is set up at Barcelona’s Contraria Media, one of the 36 emerging producers selected for the upcoming Locarno Film Festival […]


Mel Brooks 2-Part Doc Sets the Stage at HBO, Apatow Productions

Comedy icon Mel Brooks is the subject of a new two-part documentary in production at HBO Documentary Films and Apatow Productions. The project will offer an expansive yet intimate look at the actor, filmmaker, songwriter and playwright, whose work has had audiences around the world laughing for more than 70 years. Brooks' decades of film and TV credits include "The Twelve Chairs," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein," "Silent Movie," "History...


PBS and GBH's ‘Frontline' Hires Brian Eule As Its New Managing Director (EXCLUSIVE)

Brian Eule has been named the new managing director of “Frontline,” the award-winning PBS documentary series produced by Boston public broadcaster GBH. He replaces Janice Hui, who exited her post as managing director for “Frontline” to serve as COO of ITVS. At “Frontline,” Eule will oversee business operations and strategic planning and report to “Frontline” […]


Dick Asher, Veteran Music Executive Who Fought Radio Payola, Dies

Dick Asher, a veteran music-business executive who was president of PolyGram and Columbia Records and worked with artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi to Bob Dylan, has died, his family confirms to Variety. His age and cause of death were unconfirmed at the time of this article's publication. Renowned for his […]


‘Twisters' Reignites Debate Over Steamy Scenes in Movies

[This story contains spoilers for Twisters.] Twisters audiences are getting swept up in the renewed debate surrounding depictions of sexual intimacy on the big screen. Social media users have been in a tizzy over the ending of director Lee Isaac Chung’s action film that stars Glen Powell, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Anthony Ramos. A follow-up to […]


On the Sauce with Dre and Snoop at Flipper's Roller Boogie

On the Sauce with Dre and Snoop at Flipper's Roller Boogie - It was already a crazy night. And then Eminem turned up, recalls Josh Barrie


Lisa Kudrow Leads a Merry Band of ‘Time Bandits' in Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's Giddy Reboot: TV Review

If one were tasked with naming a modern successor to Monty Python, the crew of New Zealand comedians informally captained by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi would be a strong candidate. (As a bit, the Ministry of Silly Walks wouldn't be out of place on the duo's mockumentary-turned-FX-series "What We Do in the Shadows," give […]


20th Television Hires Jillian Longnecker as EVP of Production, Brendan Countee as Head of Comedy Development

20th Television has hired Jillian Longnecker as executive vice president of production and Brendan Countee as head of comedy development. In their new roles at 20th TV, which is part of Disney Television Studios, Longnecker will report to Carol Turner, head of Production for Disney Entertainment Television, while Countee will report to Carolyn Cassidy, executive […]


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.


Blair Underwood Rejected First ‘Sex and the City' Offer: ‘It Was About How Samantha Was Fascinated by a Black Man' and ‘Rumors About Our Anatomy'

Blair Underwood participated in a career retrospective interview with the AV Club and remembered turning down the first offer he got to join HBO’s “Sex and the City.” Underwood would go on to play Dr. Robert Leeds, a brief romantic love interest for Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), during the show’s sixth and final season. However, that […]


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


Adam Lambert, ‘Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Taking Over Lead Roles in Broadway's ‘Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club'

Willkommen, bienvenue Adam Lambert and Auli'i Cravalho. There’s a new act at the Kit Kat Club. Lambert, a Grammy nominee and “American Idol” breakout, and Cravalho, the star of the movie adaptation of “Mean Girls: The Musical,” will make their Broadway debuts as the Emcee and Sally Bowles this fall. They replace Eddie Redmayne and […]


These movies are already getting 2025 Oscar buzz


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.


‘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 […]


Jamie Lee Curtis to Receive Honorary Degree at AFI Conservatory Commencement – Film News in Brief

Jamie Lee Curtis will be awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts by the American Film Institute at the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony Aug. 10. at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Curtis, who won an Oscar in 2023 for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” has appeared in plenty of films […]


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 […]


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


Toronto Film Festival Adds ‘Mother Mother,' ‘My Fathers' Daughter,' ‘On Falling' to Discovery Lineup

Toronto Film Festival programmers have unveiled the Discovery lineup, showcasing a mix of contemporary international cinema. This year’s slate has 24 titles that represent more than 25 countries including Argentina, Bangladesh, Colombia, Greece, Italy and Thailand. The schedule boasts 20 world premieres such as Durga Chew-Bose's “Bonjour Tristesse,” César Augusto Acevedo's “Horizonte,” K'naan Warsame's “Mother […]


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...


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.


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 […]


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!


'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...


‘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


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 […]


‘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 […]


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"?


‘One Day's' Brendan Quinn Joins Ensemble Cast of Dark Comedy ‘Scene House' (EXCLUSIVE)

Brendan Quinn, whose role in Netflix’s “One Day” landed him a best supporting nod at the National Film Awards UK, has joined the ensemble cast of “Scene House,” a dark comedy penned and directed by Annabella Fazio. Quinn stars alongside Netflix alum Sayya Ingar (“The Witcher”), Nell Williams (“Blinded by the Light”), Denzel Baidoo (“Last […]


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" […]


Watch Taylor Swift bring back cut song to Eras Tour acoustic set in Hamburg, Germany

The singer had a marvelous time bringing back the cut track.


“Inside Out 2” Blows Past “Frozen 2” to Become the Biggest Animated Movie of All Time

'Inside Out 2' became one of 11 animated films to surpass the $1 billion mark in the box office


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...


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...


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 […]