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  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    DISNEY SETS K. MADHAVAN AS INDIA PRESIDENT

    K. Madhavan has been named president of The Walt Disney Company India and Star India, effective immediately. The move confirms Madhavan's...

    Star, Asia, Exec Shuffle, Global, News, People News, Disney, India, K Madhavan, Uday Shankar
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    ‘MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM' AND ‘MULAN' LEAD COSTUME DESIGNERS GUILD AWARD WINNERS

    ‘Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' and “Mulan” led the 23rd annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. In the Excellence in Period Film category,...

    Design, Costume, Awards, News, Costume Designers Guild Awards
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    SERENA WILLIAMS SETS DOCUSERIES, FIRST-LOOK TV DEAL AT AMAZON

    Serena Williams has signed a first-look TV deal with Amazon, which includes a docuseries about her personal and professional life....

    Look, News, Amazon, Serena Williams
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    FORMER ‘BACHELOR' STAR COLTON UNDERWOOD TO SIT DOWN WITH ROBIN ROBERTS FOR DEEPLY PERSONAL ‘GMA' INTERVIEW

    Colton Underwood, former star of “The Bachelor,” is set to sit down with Robin Roberts for a revealing “Good Morning America” interview...

    Star, People, News, Colton Underwood, Good Morning America
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    MORGAN WALLEN SAYS HE WON'T PLAY SHOWS THIS SUMMER, IS STILL WORKING ON HIMSELF FOLLOWING SCANDAL

    Embattled country star Morgan Wallen posted a four-page, handwritten note to his Instagram account Tuesday afternoon, telling fans...

    Star, Festival, News, Morgan Wallen
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    UNIVISION AND TELEVISA SET MERGER DEAL TO CREATE SPANISH-LANGUAGE CONTENT POWERHOUSE

    Univision and Televisa have come to terms on a merger agreement, a long-awaited deal that will create a Spanish-language TV giant with...

    News, Televisa, Univision
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    NBCUNIVERSAL'S CINDY GARDNER NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, WEST COAST

    Longtime NBCUniversal executive Cindy Gardner has been elevated to the newly-created role of Executive Vice President, West Coast....

    News, Cindy Gardner, Donna Langley, Evan Langweiler, NBCUniversal
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    MUSIC INDUSTRY MOVES: SONY MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNS SUPAH MARIO, MARC BYERS JOINS AMP, LIVEXLIVE STAFFS UP

    Sony Music Publishing has signed Supah Mario (real name: Jonathan DeMario Priester, pictured) to a worldwide deal. The songwriter,...

    Watches, News, Sony Music Publishing
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    PACIFIC THEATRES SHUTTERS: WHO WILL RESCUE THE CINERAMA DOME?

    The workers at the ArcLight Hollywood have been on furlough for more than a year, and have been waiting eagerly for the venue to reopen....

    News, ArcLight Hollywood, Cinerama Dome, Pacific Theatres
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    VC INVESTOR CLINTON FOY JOINS UTA AS GENERAL PARTNER, VENTURE CAPITAL

    Longtime venture investment executive, esports investor and former Square Enix COO Clinton Foy has joined UTA as a general partner...

    News, Clinton Foy, UTA
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    NICK JONAS, JOHN LEGEND, BLAKE SHELTON AND SNOOP DOGG TALK LAUGHS, INSPIRATION AND GOING WITH YOUR GUT ON ‘THE VOICE'

    When Blake Shelton first joined “The Voice,” he thought the show was “pretty ridiculous” with its “Star Trek”- like chairs and big...

    Star, News, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Snoop Dogg, The Voice
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    TV RATINGS: SHOWTIME'S ‘SHAMELESS' FINALE HITS SEASON CROSS-PLATFORM HIGH

    After 11 seasons of drinking, depravity and debauchery, fans showed up for Showtime's last call for “Shameless,” the premium cabler's...

    News, Cameron Monaghan, Shameless, Showtime, William H. Macy
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    FREEFORM'S ‘CRUEL SUMMER' TELLS A HAUNTING, INTRIGUING STORY IN THREE PARTS: TV REVIEW

    “Cruel Summer” has set up an intriguing challenge for itself. Each episode of the new Freeform drama series depicts a single day over...

    Reviews, Cruel Summer, Freeform
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    CHINA LAUNCHES HOTLINE TO REPORT ONLINE COMMENTS THAT ‘DISTORT' HISTORY OR ‘DENY' ITS CULTURAL EXCELLENCE

    China's internet regulator has launched a hotline for citizens to report online comments that defame the ruling Communist Party and...

    Asia, Global, News, Censorship, China, Chloe Zhao
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    IHEARTMEDIA STOCK POPS TO ALL-TIME HIGH ON UPBEAT ANALYST CALL

    Shares of radio and podcast giant iHeartMedia kicked up to all-time highs Tuesday, fueled by an about-face by a formerly bearish analyst...

    News, iHeartMedia
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    DEMI LOVATO COMEDY AMONG TWO NBC PILOT ORDERS

    NBC has given out a pair of comedy pilot orders, including one starring music superstar Demi Lovato. The Lovato project is titled “Hungry.”...

    Star, Look, News, Demi Lovato, NBC
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    NETFLIX CHIEF TALENT OFFICER JESSICA NEAL IS LEAVING THE COMPANY

    Netflix veteran Jessica Neal is leaving the company, after leading the company's HR, recruiting, culture and coaching teams since 2017....

    News, Jessica Neal, Netflix
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    JUDE LAW'S RIFF RAFF ENTERTAINMENT INKS FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH NEW REPUBLIC PICTURES

    Riff Raff Entertainment, the company founded by Oscar nominee Jude Law and Ben Jackson, has signed a first-look deal with New Republic...

    Look, News, Jude Law, New Republic Pictures, Riff Raff Entertainment
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    NILE RODGERS, PAUL WILLIAMS HOST OSCARS' ORIGINAL SONG CONTENDERS AT SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME PANEL

    Sometimes the backstories of Oscar-nominated songs are as compelling as the songs themselves. Last week, the Songwriters Hall of Fame...

    Awards, News, Music for Screens, Oscars
  • By Variety   -   Apr 14, 2021

    ‘SIMPSONS' STAR HANK AZARIA APOLOGIZES TO ‘EVERY SINGLE INDIAN PERSON' FOR VOICING APU

    Hank Azaria has issued an apology for voicing Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu on “The Simpsons,” a controversial role he played for 30 years...

    Star, News, Hank Azaria, The Simpsons