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Wolfgang Petersen, ‘Air Force One,’ ‘Das Boot’ Director, Dies at 81

Wolfgang Petersen, who rode his acclaimed German-language film “Das Boot” into a career directing Hollywood blockbusters such as “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One,” “The Perfect…

Focus Features’ 30 Best Movies, From ‘Brokeback Mountain’ to ‘Eternal Sunshine’

With audacious directors, courageous actors and unforgettable stories that have touched the lives of cinephiles on a global scale, Focus Features has been a fixture in the Hollywood…

‘Hunger Games’ Prequel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ Debuts First Look at Rachel Zegler’s Tribute

Let the 10th Hunger Games begin! Lionsgate is teasing a first look at “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes,” a prequel story set in the bleak world of…

‘The Great American Recipe’ Season 2 Gets Summer 2023 Release Date From PBS (TV News Roundup)

Season 2 of the cooking competition series “The Great American Recipe” is set to premiere in Summer 2023, PBS announced Monday. The programmer also announced that Silvia Martinez, a home…

Sacheen Littlefeather gets Academy apology 50 years after 1973 Oscars ‘abuse’

The Native-American activist famously refused “The Godfather” star Marlon Brando’s Oscar on his behalf that year.

Viola Davis to Star in ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ as Head Gamemaker

Viola Davis is headed to Panem as the head gamemaker in “The Hunger Games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.” The Lionsgate movie is based on the…

Ben Affleck Turns 50: From ‘Gone Girl’ to ‘Justice League’, His 15 Best Performances

A promising actor then a tabloid punchline and now an accomplished, Oscar-winning filmmaker, Ben Affleck has run the gamut of labels in Hollywood. With the nostalgia of “Bennifer”…

Elina Psykou, Nikola Ležaić Set New Projects for Sarajevo Co-Production Forum

New films from Tribeca prize winner Elina Psykou, Sarajevo winner Nikola Ležaić and the producers behind the upcoming Venice Horizons premiere “The Happiest Man in the World” are…

‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong and EP Adam McKay Break Down Kendall’s Tragic Season 3 Birthday Party

Jeremy Strong has been commuting this August between the New York City set of “Succession” Season 4 to Sagaponack, a village in the Hamptons where his family is…

Awards HQ August 12 BONUS EDITION: Final Emmy Voting Has Started! Exclusive Host Chat with Kenan Thompson; Variety Talk Conundrum; More!

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: As More Late Night Shows Disappear, TV Academy Will Have to Figure Out Its Variety Series Conundrum Soon As the number of major late-night shows…

Kenan Thompson Shares Why He Couldn’t Say No to Hosting the Emmys — Plus, Seth Meyers Offers Some Advice (EXCLUSIVE)

Hosting an awards show these days is considered a pretty thankless job, with little upside — dwindling ratings, snarky social media posts and rigid formats that are tough…

Diane Keaton says ‘nobody’ wanted Al Pacino cast in ‘The Godfather’

“Nobody wanted Al Pacino. They didn’t want him to play that part,” Keaton revealed.