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‘Men in Black’ at 25: How the Sci-Fi Hit Made Will Smith the Biggest Star of His Era

If Steven Spielberg had his way, then “Men in Black” would have been a very important stepping stone in the career of…Chris O’Donnell. The superstar filmmaker, who was…

AMC’s ‘Alan Wake’ Adaptation Adds Producers Jon Jashni and Jeff Ludwig as Showrunner Peter Calloway Exits (EXCLUSIVE)

AMC’s “Alan Wake” TV adaptation has brought on two new producers following the exit of its previously announced showrunner, Variety has learned exclusively. Based on the best-selling video…

‘Friends’ creator’s $4M apology for lack of diversity: ‘I’m embarrassed’

“Friends” co-creator Marta Kauffman is finally ready to admit her failure with the show’s lack of diversity with a $4 million pledge to Brandeis University.

‘Barbie’ movie’s costume designer is an Oscar winner

The “Barbie” costumes aren’t plastic, but they are fantastic.

Marcus Mumford Declares Band Is Not Breaking Up, as He and Brandi Carlile Offer First Taste of His Solo Album Live

News of a forthcoming Marcus Mumford solo album began to leak out this past week, which countless radio stations and websites around the world immediately leaped to assume…

Bright Eyes Really Provides a Reason to Look on the Bright Side at L.A.’s Greek: Concert Review

It’s tempting, and not entirely inaccurate, to cast Bright Eyes’ excellent show at the Greek Theater in L.A. Thursday night as part of a redemption story in progress.…

SAG-AFTRA and IATSE Unions Vow to Fight Abortion Ruling: ‘The Supreme Court Is Wrong’

SAG-AFTRA and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees are among the Hollywood unions vowing to fight to protect a woman’s right to choose after the Supreme Court…

Charlize Theron, Sheryl Lee Ralph to Be Honored at Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS

Charlize Theron and Sheryl Lee Ralph will receive the Elizabeth Taylor Commitment to End AIDS Award for their commitment to raising awareness of HIV at the Elizabeth Taylor…

‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’ Review: They’re Back for a Sequel, a Mere 26 Years Later

“Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” is only the second Beavis and Butt-Head movie — after “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America,” which came out (are you ready to…

Bobbie Whiteman, Longtime Variety Editor, Dies at 62

Roberta Whiteman, a longtime editor for Variety who specialized in international coverage, died June 17 at a hospice facility near Vero Beach, Fla., where she lived. She was…

Tyler Sanders dead at 18: ‘9-1-1: Lone Star’ actor was an Emmy nominee

No cause of death has been determined and an autopsy is set to be performed soon.

Jake Gyllenhaal Joined by Dennis Quaid, Lucy Liu Gabrielle Union in Disney’s ’Strange World’

Dennis Quaid,  Lucy Liu, Gabrielle Union and Jaboukie Young-White have joined the key voice cast of “Strange World,” the upcoming adventure film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and…