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Sylvia Weinstock, famed wedding cake designer, dead at 91

Sylvia Weinstock — who earned the nickname “Queen of Cakes” for her extraordinary edible art — has died. She was 91.

SAG Predictions: Best Cast Ensemble – A Place for ‘CODA’ to Shine

RANK FILM STUDIO CAST 1 “Belfast” Focus Features Caitríona Balfe, Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Colin Morgan, Jude Hill 2 “CODA” Apple Original Films Emilia Jones, Eugenio…

Canada’s Racial Equality Media Collective Issues Data Collection Recommendations for Race Reporting in Industry

The Racial Equality Media Collective (REMC), a Canadian non-profit representing BIPOC creators in the film, television and digital media industries, has issued recommendations on collecting accurate race-based data…

Santa Claus is still social-distancing from your kids this year

Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2021

Movie theaters reopened, “Succession” Season 3 is finally here and some of the biggest artists are hitting the road once again to go back on tour. As the…

How ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Pays Homage to the Original With Audio Easter Eggs

The proton pack from 1984’s “Ghostbusters” is back in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” Used in the original film by the team of paranormal sleuths played by Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd,…

Animation Writers Hope to Close Pay Gap With Their Live-Action Counterparts

The Animation Guild is gearing up for its contract negotiations next week, with animation writers looking to see a significant boost in pay as part of their new…

Grammy Awards Nominations 2022: The Complete List (Live Updates)

Nominations for the 64th annual Grammy Awards are being announced today in a virtual rollout on the Grammys’ site. Variety will list the nominations in all 80-some categories…

After Britney Spears Victory, Attorney Mathew Rosengart Joins Legal Team to Free Artist Peter Max

Hot off the heels of a major victory for pop star Britney Spears, Hollywood litigator Mathew Rosengart is stepping into yet another guardianship case for a high-profile individual:…

Alec Baldwin once threatened to assault ‘30 Rock’ director, new book claims

Adam Bernstein was one of the directors working on the first season of NBC’s Tina Fey-created critical darling “30 Rock.” While filming a scene during the show’s first season, he held up his thumbs to frame a shot. For reasons unknown, this angered Alec Baldwin, who starred in the show as the hilarious Jack Donaghy,…

Does ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Box Office Debut Signal a Revival of a Fading Franchise?

Almost 40 years after “Ghostbusters” became a smash hit — one that launched a lucrative franchise spanning film, television and video games — Sony is proving the business…

‘Chasing Ghislaine’ doc reveals Maxwell’s daddy issues with Jeffrey Epstein

“My father taught me you do whatever it takes to keep your man,” disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell supposedly told a friend according to a new doc.