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‘Pop Idol’ favorite Darius Campbell Danesh dies suddenly at 41

The Scottish vocal talent was remembered fondly by former “Pop Idol” judge Simon Cowell: “He was charismatic, funny and just a great person to be with.”

David Harewood Boards Karen Bryson’s Directorial Debut ‘Monochromatic’ as Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supergirl” star David Harewood has boarded Karen Bryson’s directorial debut “Monochromatic” as an executive producer, Variety can exclusively reveal. Bryson, who played Elinor Stone in Zack Snyder’s “Justice…

BBC Journalists Considering Strike Action Over News Channel Merger

BBC journalists are considering whether to strike over the merger of two of the network’s news channel teams, which will see up to 70 jobs axed. Earlier this…

Jeremy Paxman Steps Down as Host of BBC Quiz Show ‘University Challenge’ After 28 Years

Jeremy Paxman, who presented popular BBC quiz show show “University Challenge” since 1994, will film his last episode this fall. A new presenter will be announced later this…

‘Modern Love Amsterdam’ Set for Winter Debut on Prime Video – Global Bulletin

STREAMING The Dutch adaptation of Amazon original series “Modern Love” will premiere on Prime Video this winter. The series features stories about love and relationships, with each episode…

Sir David Attenborough to Host New Five-Part BBC Nature Series ‘Wild Isles’

Sir David Attenborough is set to host a new nature series for the BBC tentatively titled “Wild Isles.” The five-part series will introduce viewers to fauna and flora…

Adele: Postponed Las Vegas residency was ‘worst moment in my career, by far’

“I was so excited about those shows,” she said recently. “It was devastating.”

India’s Applause Entertainment Reveals Robust Film Slate, Doubles Down on Investment as it Turns Five (EXCLUSIVE)

Prolific Indian studio Applause Entertainment is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a flourishing streaming slate, several films, an ambitious expansion model and a doubling down on investment. The…

‘Shantaram,’ Gandhi’s Assassin, Ophelia: The Many Faces of Shubham Saraf

During his eclectic career so far British actor Shubham Saraf has played a variety of roles. Saraf, who studied at the U.K.’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama…

Eurovision Song Contest Reveals Shortlist of U.K. Cities to Host; London Off the Table

It’s official: the Eurovision Song Contest will not be held in London. A shortlist of potential host cities was unveiled on Friday morning and, as had been widely…

Paramount+ Sets September Italy Launch – Global Bulletin

STREAMING Streamer Paramount+ will arrive Sept. 15 in Italy with some 8,000 hours of content spanning all genres at launch. Paramount originals available at launch include “The Offer,”…

Diane Morgan to Receive Variety Outstanding Achievement Award With Edinburgh TV Festival

Actor, writer and director Diane Morgan is set to receive the Variety Outstanding Achievement Award, distributed in association with the Edinburgh TV Festival. The honor, which is awarded…