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Steven Spielberg Has COVID, Skips Gotham Awards

Steven Spielberg was set to present Michelle Williams with her performer tribute at Monday’s Gotham Awards but had to bow out because he has COVID. Variety learned “The…

Variety Announces 10 Directors to Watch for 2023

Pop quiz: What do the filmmakers who won this year’s top Sundance prize (Nikyatu Jusu, “Nanny”), Cannes’ Palme d’Or (Ruben Östlund, “The Triangle of Sadness”) and Oscar’s best…

Apple Has Threatened to Pull Twitter From App Store, Musk Claims

Elon Musk unleashed a stream of confrontational Twitter posts directed at Apple — including claiming that the tech giant has threatened to remove the Twitter app from the…

How much are Phish concert tickets at MSG in 2022?

Phish phanatics rejoice! These MSG NYE tickets are affordable … For now.

BBC Journalist Beaten, Arrested by Police During China Protest

A BBC journalist was reportedly beaten, kicked and arrested by police in China while covering anti-lockdown protests currently sweeping the country. Edward Lawrence, a senior journalist and camera…

China Box Office Tumbles to $8.6 Million Weekend as COVID Infections Rise

China’s box office plunged back to its lowest levels in six months as the twin curses that have haunted the China film industry throughout this year – COVID…

Behind the Music of ‘Tár‘ and ’Aftersun‘: Music Supervisor Lucy Bright on Cate Blanchett, the Classical World and the Majesty of ’Under Pressure’

Two of the best and most intriguing films of the year have something in common: music supervisor Lucy Bright. Both “Tár” and “Aftersun” contain some of the most…

Kanye West favored to earn ‘Anti-Semite of the Year’ dishonor

Disgraced rapper and fashion mogul Kanye West is favored to be named anti-Semite of the year by a group that tracks Jewish hate.

Disney’s ‘Strange World’ to Lose $100 Million in Theatrical Run

Disney’s “Strange World” bombed at the box office over Thanksgiving, leaving the studio to mop up oceans, mountains and terrains of red ink. The animated feature debuted dramatically…

Owners of Bob Dylan’s Machine-Signed Art Prints Will Get Refunds, in Return for Sending Back Certificates of Authenticity

The U.K. gallery that sold a lion’s share of the prints of Bob Dylan’s paintings, Castle Galleries, has issued a statement offering full refunds for customers who bought…

The Beatles Vs. the Rolling Stones in Music and Cinema Tribute at Torino Film Festival

The Torino Film Festival, under the direction of Steve Della Casa, launched its 40th edition on Friday evening at the sumptuous Teatro Regio, not with a film screening,…

Bob Dylan Says He ‘Regrets’ an ‘Error in Judgment’ in Selling Machine-Signed Art and Books: ‘I Want to Rectify It Immediately’

Bob Dylan issued a rare public statement Friday night to admit that he “regrets” having made “an error in judgment” in using machine technology to affix duplicate signatures…