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Vice News Promotes Beverly Chase to Vice President of Current Programming, Development (EXCLUSIVE)

Beverly Chase has been promoted to vice president of current programming and development for Vice News and Vice World News, Variety has learned exclusively. Chase was previously the…

‘The Kite Runner’ Broadway review: Gripping stage adaptation of bestseller

It’s a straightforward, to-the-point play, but one that’s easy to embrace.

San Sebastian Festival’s 2022 Spanish Film Lineup: Emerging Talent, Fresh Titles From a New Establishment

Fernando Franco’s coming of age drama “The Rite of Spring” and Mikel Gurrea’s rural drama “Suro” will vie for the top Golden Seashell at September’s 70th San Sebastian…

‘Magnum PI’ Picked Up for Seasons 5 and 6 at NBC Following CBS Cancellation

NBC has ordered two seasons of “Magnum P.I.” following the drama’s cancellation at CBS in May after a four-season run. The broadcaster has ordered 20 new episodes of…

Afghan Earthquake: Death Toll Nears 1000, Villages Razed

The death toll in Afghanistan after an earthquake early on Wednesday is at least 920, with more than 600 injured, according to Reuters. The earthquake struck some 44km…

EJ Bonilla on working with Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow in FX spy series ‘The Old Man’

There’s a moment in “The Old Man” when FBI agent Angela Adams (Alia Shawkat) refers to confrontational CIA operative Raymond Waters (EJ Bonilla) as “The nosiest motherf—er in the history of the CIA.” “They wrote Raymond to be the kind of guy who is so willing to stick to his morals and his view of…

Julian Assange Extradition to U.S. Approved by U.K. Government

The U.K. government has approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. where he will face spying charges. U.K. Home Secretary Priti Patel signed the…

Why Jeff Bridges shines in FX spy series ‘The Old Man’

“The Old Man” premieres Thursday, June 16 (10 p.m.) on FX.

Pluto Plans to Launch ’60 Minutes’ Streaming Channel

CBS News’ venerable  “60 Minutes” is creating a time machine, of sorts. The long-running newsmagazine will be form the bulk  of a new channel at Pluto, the ad-supported…

‘Fauda’ Director Rotem Shamir Makes Indian Debut With Afghan Rescue Film ‘Garud’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Rotem Shamir, whose credits include hit series “Fauda” and “Hostages” will make his Indian film debut as director of “Garud.” Inspired by real events, “Garud” will present a…

Paperboat Reveals Animation Slate, Including ‘Kabuliwala’ Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Toronto-headquartered animation outfit Paperboat Animation Studios has revealed a new slate. The slate is led by “Kabuliwala: Man from Kabul,” a 3D animated feature based on the classic…