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‘Shang-Chi’ Sequel in the Works With Director Destin Daniel Cretton Returning

A sequel to “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is officially on the way with Destin Daniel Cretton returning to direct and write. He’s also in…

Olivia Rodrigo Announces ‘Sour Tour’ Dates

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo — who was honored at Variety’s Hitmakers awards on Saturday — has announced dates for the her 2022 “Sour Tour” in support of her RIAA double-platinum certified…

Tom Holland goes from ‘Spider-Man’ to Fred Astaire biopic

His casting was first hinted at in a GQ profile on the 25-year-old actor last month, in which producer Amy Pascal said that she wanted Holland in the role.

Discovery Plus Sets Development Deal With Group Nine (EXCLUSIVE)

Discovery inked a development deal for a slate of new original series for Discovery Plus from Group Nine Media, the digital media company whose brands include NowThis, the…

William Shatner’s Blue Origin Flight Will Be Featured in Amazon’s One-Hour Special ‘Shatner in Space’

William Shatner’s recent flight to space aboard a Blue Origin vessel will be explored in “Shatner in Space,” a one-hour special from Amazon Prime Video. The announcement was…

Polo G’s ‘Momager,’ Stacia Mac, on How ‘Rapstar’ Really Did Make a Star

“I randomly asked Siri what the No. 1 song in the world was,” Stacia Mac, Polo G’s “momager,” recalls. It was a conversation she was happy to have.…

The People’s Choice: Rapper Polo G Is 2021’s Rising Star

When Polo G began planning the rollout of what would become his breakout single, “Rapstar,” the song didn’t even exist — at least not in its current form.…

‘Spencer’ Director Pablo Larraín Endorses Chilean Oscar Entry ‘White on White’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Spencer” director Pablo Larraín has thrown his weight behind Chilean Oscar entry “White on White” (“Blanco en Blanco”), hailing it as a “really interesting, strange and highly violent…

Saudi Multi-Hyphenate Hisham Fageeh on How Hollywood Mentoring Can Help Arab TV

Saudi Arabian stand up comedian, actor, writer and producer Hisham Fageeh in 2013 posted a satirical video on YouTube titled “No Woman, No Drive” that became the country’s…

New mockumentary-style series ‘Abbott Elementary’ gets a good grade

“Abbott Elementary” is a late arrival to ABC’s fall schedule — and it makes a strong case to stick around in primetime for a while. The mockumentary-style comedy, written by and starring Quinta Brunson (“A Black Lady Sketch Show”), revolves around life at an inner-city elementary school in Brunson’s native city of Philadelphia — notably…

French Far Right Presidential Candidate Slammed for Using Footage From Godard, Besson

Eric Zemmour, the French far-right pundit and TV journalist who has been called “France’s Trump,” sparked a scandal in French media earlier this week when he announced his…

The Best Pop Culture Jigsaw Puzzles to Gift This Year: Kacey Musgraves, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and More

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