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Sasha Banks Stars In College Football Championship Game Opening
 The football game, which will see the number three ranked University of Georgia Bulldogs take on the number one ranked University of Alabama Crimson Tide, is sure to be a ratings juggernaut, making this a pretty big stage for Banks to be featured on outside of the wrestling world. WWE superstar Sasha Banks starring in the opening video for[...]
The Mandalorian: Ch 14 The Tragedy is Action Masterpiece (Spoilers)
Speaking with Variety, the actor opened up on whether we'll see Gideon again after he was captured in his own lightcruiser by Mando/Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) with his strike force that included fellow bounty hunters Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) & Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) as well as fellow Mandalorians Koska Reeves (Mercedes Varnado aka WWE's[...]
WandaVision Review: Sugar, Spice, and Everything That Sufficed
Variety spoke with Hahn in hopes that she could offer a nudge-and-a-wink in regards to her Marvel Cinematic Universe future despite having been left in an induced sitcom-trance by Wanda following their fight and the Scarlet Witch confiscating her magic. Image courtesy of Marvel Studios/Disney+ A Rather Strange Pitch for a WandaVision Sequel Variety: "Where will we see[...]
Parris spoke with Variety about how the series tackled classic American sitcom's treatment of African Americans, Monica's contentious relationship with her boss, and teases her future This is your spoilers warning. Extended Clip _ Marvel Studios' WandaVision _ Disney+ 0-16 screenshot With WandaVision's weekly episodes, Parris noticed the increased attention on her social media "It's been pretty[...]
Ms. Marvel Star Iman Vellani, EP Bisha K. Ali Preview Kamala Khan
The actor, who will return to Discovery for season four, spoke to Variety about how he fits into the series and making sense of his character like a space John Munch. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/CBS ©2020 CBS Interactive, Inc All Rights Reserved. "[Kovich] is an interrogator who's also kind of an academic historian," Cronenberg said[...]
Mark-Paul Gosselaar Hosts Saved by the Bell Watch Podcast
The actor spoke to Variety about how it felt to formally return to the only role he regularly revisits but is only watching for the first time. Mark Paul-Gosselaar(ABC/Brian Bowen Smith) "I feel like it's a little bit torturous every week for me to go through this process because I am watching my work — and it[...]
Knight Rider: James Wan Producing Film Adaptation of Television Series
Spyglass Media group, according to Variety The original NBC sci-fi TV series created by Glen A Larson followed the adventures of Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff), a former police detective under a new identity to be the primary field agent for a pilot program for the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG) Helping him on his[...]
In The Heights will now release in summer 2021.
Chu, who told Variety that the film has to release on the big screen. In The Heights Demands the Big Screen "I hate the word 'indefinitely' because it's sort of open-ended We're gonna have a date It's just about if we choose a date now, we'd probably have to shift it later So, we're not going to[...]
"The Batman" Adds Zoe Kravitiz as Selina Kyle aka Catwoman
The star of Hulu's High Fidelity spoke to Variety on how things changed for the actor. Editorial credit: lev radin / "I was excited when I got the role Usually when you get a job, the people who are excited about it are you, your parents, agent, friends, and that's kind of it When the press[...]
“The Man from Toronto”: Jason Statham, Kevin Hart in Talks for Sony’s Latest Action Comedy
The film reunites Statham with his The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes, according to Variety. L – Markus Wissmann / R – Photo by Tinseltown / Other Work Hughes comes off his success of 2017's Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L Jackson action-comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard for Lionsgate The film grossed an estimated $180 million globally at[...]
Variety to Shut Down Their Entire Gaming Section, Effective Just After E3
Penske Media, the parent company of Variety, will be shutting down its gaming editorial branch next month The news leaked earlier today and was later confirmed by Video Game Editor Brian Crecente who revealed that the game section of the publication will close after E3 in June. As the gaming staff of Variety was limited to just[...]
#InclusionAndCocktails: An Evening with Female Showrunners
Inclusion and cocktails sounds like the perfect Twitter hashtag to support tonight's event, An Evening with Female Showrunners. Perhaps you'll recall Variety's… faux pas…with their most recent version of their ongoing writers' room event Out of 12 gathered professionals, only one was a woman This, of course, caused a number of questions to be asked —[...]
'13 Reasons Why', 'Heathers', and Why TV Should Make You Angry [The Weekly Static s01e43]
Presidential Election…and the promise that each and every one of you takes a few minutes to make sure those you care about are doing okay – physically and mentally. can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: '13 Reasons Why', 'Heathers', and Why TV Should Make You Angry [The Weekly Static s01e43] ( 2019 Miss America Competition:[...]
Bill Hader attends Premiere Of HBO "Barry" at the Neuehouse, Hollywood, CA on March 21, 2018
One of the best interview series around this last year has to be Variety's Actors on Actors series presented by Shutterstock I mean, seriously — Kate Winslet interviewing Gary Oldman, Michael B Jordan and Issa Ray  chatting, and Allison Brie talking with Jessica Biel, just to name a few. Bill Hader attends Premiere Of HBO "Barry" at the Neuehouse, Hollywood, CA on March 21, 2018Credit:[...]
1 Female Writer out of 12: Variety's A Night in the Writers' Room Event
It appears that Variety's A Night in the Writers' Room event happening on June 14th has one lone female tv series writer out of the gathered 12 I thought we were getting better about this, Hollywood folks. The annual event will mix writers from both drama and comedy genres in a discussion about their processes and[...]
'Handmaids Tale' Author Margaret Atwood Talks Star Wars and Terrorists
Margaret Atwood as earned the right to some strong opinions in her rather successful career as an author.  Perhaps you're familiar with one of her works in particular, "The Handmaid's Tale", which Hulu adapted into an award-winning tv drama series. Editorial credit: Markus Wissmann / In a recent interview Variety did with the 78 year old[...]
Aziz Ansari Responds To Allegations of Misconduct and Assault
Serious accusations of assault and misconduct have been brought forth against Aziz Ansari, (winner of two Golden Globe awards for his Netflix series Master Of None) earlier this week.  The allegations were posted via by a woman who has identified herself as "Grace", a 23 year old photographer from Brooklyn. Credit: Kathy Hutchins / "Grace" claims in[...]
Variety And The New Ghostbusters Movie – Sony Leaks…
On August 2nd, Variety reported that "Paul Feig in Talks to Direct 'Ghostbusters' Reboot With Women" I think we can now believe that this wasn't an officially approved story.Because we've been reading more of those Wikileaked Sony e-mails. So how did Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal react to that news? how did thoes f—ckers get this!!!!! its such a big[...]
DC To Publish "The Batman Of Las Vegas"?
According to Variety, DC Comics has bought global publishing rights to The Tyrant, the protagonist of Jon Land's gangster Vegas novel The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending. And with a film in the works, Variety reports that Fabrizio Boccardi, founder of King Midas World Entertainment who put together the deal, "envisions The Tyrant as[...]
Japanese Create Anti-Comics Code Authority, Boycott Convention In Protest
Variety reports a rather interesting development in Japan. That ten of the biggest Japanese comics publishers, including Kodansha, Shueisha, Shogakukan and Kadokawa have withdrawn from the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF), the biggest such convention in the world attracting over 130,000 visitors. The fair is sponsored by the Tokyo city government The publishers, allied as[...]