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  • By Variety   -   May 22, 2018

    SONY TO BUY ADDITIONAL 60% STAKE IN EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING FOR $2.3 BILLION

    Sony Corporation announced today that is has signed a deal to acquire Mubadala Investment Company's 60% equity interest in EMI Music...

    News, Emi Music Publishing, Sony Corporation, Sony Music Entertainment
  • By Variety   -   May 22, 2018

    R. KELLY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND INFECTING WOMAN WITH HERPES

    A woman filed a lawsuit Monday against R. Kelly, alleging that the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in rooms to punish her...

    News, R. Kelly
  • By Variety   -   May 22, 2018

    ADAM LAMBERT, TROYE SIVAN, GAY HITMAKERS TALK HOMOPHOBIA IN THE INDUSTRY

    “We're in West Hollywood brunch is definitely a Sunday thing,” observed Parson James, referring to the first “Out to Brunch” luncheon,...

    News, Adam Lambert, David Geffen, George Michael, Hitmakers, Troye Sivan
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    ‘BLACK PANTHER' STAR MICHAEL B. JORDAN TO LEND VOICE TO ROOSTER TEETH'S ‘GEN:LOCK' ANIME-STYLE SERIES

    Michael B. Jordan, star of “Black Panther,” HBO's “Fahrenheit 451” and the upcoming “Creed II,” will join Rooster Teeth's “gen:Lock”...

    Style, Star, News, gen, Lock, Michael B. Jordan, Rooster Teeth
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    TV NEWS ROUNDUP: ‘DESCENDANTS 3' CASTS CHEYENNE JACKSON AS HADES

    In today's roundup, USA cancels drama series “Falling Water” and “The Daily Show” will publish a book on Donald Trump's tweets. CASTING...

    News, Cheyenne Jackson, Descendants 3, Fauda
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    ‘SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY' TOPS STUDIOS' TV AD SPENDING

    In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv,...

    Star, News, Deadpool 2, Incredibles 2, Ocean's 8, Show Dogs, Solo, A Star Wars Story
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS SUE DAILY MAIL OVER CLAIMS THE GROUP WAS A ‘PROSTITUTION RING'

    The Pussycat Dolls, the girl group formed by Robin Antin in the mid-1990s which featured former “X Factor” judge Nicole Scherzinger,...

    News
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    AMAZON IN TALKS TO REVIVE ‘THE EXPANSE' FOR SEASON 4

    “The Expanse” could find new life on Amazon. Variety has confirmed with sources that the streaming giant is in talks to pick up the...

    News
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    UTA SIGNS FORMER ‘AMERICAN IDOL' JUDGE RANDY JACKSON

    United Talent Agency has signed music industry executive and television personality Randy Jackson, the agency announced Monday. Jackson...

    News, American Idol, Randy Jackson, United Talent Agency
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    FIRST ‘MOWGLI' TRAILER PROMISES A DARKER TAKE ON ‘THE JUNGLE BOOK'

    Warner Bros. has released its first trailer for “Mowgli,” director Andy Serkis' decidedly downbeat version of “The Jungle Book,” based...

    News, Andy Serkis, Mowgli
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    BRAT ANNOUNCES NEW MYSTERY SERIES ‘A GIRL NAMED JO' STARRING ANNIE LEBLANC

    A teen mystery series is in development at digital network Brat, featuring Brat and Nickelodeon stars Annie LeBlanc and Addison Riecke....

    Star, News, Annie LeBlanc, Brat, Nickelodeon
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    JEFFREY TAMBOR TALKS LEAVING ‘TRANSPARENT,' STARTING ‘ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT' SEASON 5

    In an interview with Sirius XM's Jessica Shaw posted to YouTube Monday, Jeffrey Tambor addressed his firing from “Transparent,” as...

    People, News, Arrested Development, Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    LENA WAITHE JOINS GLAAD, WME PANEL ON LGBTQ INCLUSION IN HOLLYWOOD

    Emmy-winning actor and producer Lena Waithe on Tuesday will join a GLAAD and WME panel to discuss the state of LGBTQ inclusion in film...

    News, Glaad, WME
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    LUCY LIU LISTS CRAFTSMAN-INSPIRED HOME IN STUDIO CITY'S FRYMAN CANYON

    New York City-based actress Lucy Liu has decided to part with her long-time, celeb-pedigreed residence on the West Coast, listing her...

    Style, Real Estalker, Lucy Liu
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    ORION CLASSICS RE-LAUNCHING WITH KATE BOSWORTH-TYLER HOECHLIN'S ‘DOMESTICS'

    Orion Classics is relaunching with the thriller “The Domestics” on June 28 in theaters, followed by a video on demand release the next...

    News, MGM, Orion, The Domestics
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    AMBER HEARD TO RECEIVE MAUI FILM FESTIVAL'S SHINING STAR AWARD

    Amber Heard will receive this year's shining star award at the 19th annual Maui Film Festival. “We are thrilled to add Amber Heard...

    Star, Festival, Collection, News, Amber Heard, Maui Film Festival
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    DELAYED VIEWING RATINGS: ‘ROSEANNE' RETURNS ON TOP

    “Roseanne” returned from a two-week break to the top of the delayed viewing charts for week 32 of 2017-2018 broadcast season, which...

    News, Ratings, ABC, Delayed Viewing, Roseanne
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    ROYAL WEDDING DRAWS 29.2 MILLION U.S. VIEWERS ACROSS NETWORKS

    An estimated 29.2 million people in the United States tuned in to see the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry of Wales and American actress...

    Wedding, People, News, Ratings, Royal Wedding
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    WWE STOCK CLIMBS AS FOX NEARS DEAL FOR ‘SMACKDOWN'

    WWE stock rose on Monday as reports surfaced that Fox had closed in on a massive five-year, $1 billion deal for the sports-entertainment...

    News, Smackdown, WWE
  • By Variety   -   May 21, 2018

    BEST BUY IS ENDING ITS GAMERS CLUB UNLOCKED PROGRAM

    Best Buy is reportedly ending its Gamers Club Unlocked program, according to a leaked memo posted by Wario64 on Twitter. GCU gave discounts,...

    News, Best Buy, Gamers Club Unlocked