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Global Citizen Festival Will Run the Gamut from Metallica to Mariah, With Priyanka Chopra Jonas Hosting Fall Event

The New York component of this fall’s consciousness-raising Global Citizen Festival will bring together artists as stylistically diverse as Mariah Carey, Metallica, Maneskin, Rosalia, Mickey Guyton, Charlie Puth…

Brandy and Whitney Houston’s ‘Cinderella’ Cast to Reunite for New ABC Special

Grab your glass slippers — “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” is coming back to TV. In celebration of the beloved fairytale musical’s 25th anniversary, ABC will air a special…

South Park’s 25th Anniversary Concert at Red Rocks Is a Rush, in More Ways Than One

The second night of the South Park 25th anniversary shows at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado Wednesday night provided plenty of surprises — even, in…

Nielsen Streaming Top 10: ‘Stranger Things’ Holds Strong at No. 1 While ‘The Sea Beast’ Reaches No. 2

Per Nielsen, “Stranger Things” was watched for 2.9 billion minutes during the July 11-17 viewing window, which marked the second full week of availability of Season 4 after…

‘Five Days at Memorial’ Shows Us Katrina’s Horrors: TV Review

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina so precisely crystallized a set of seemingly unfixable problems with this country that it’s surprising TV, in an era of re-examining recent history,…

Emmy Predictions: Comedy Series – Could ‘Abbott Elementary’ Go the Distance?

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official awards predictions for the upcoming Oscars…

Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias’ Landmark Dodger Stadium Comedy Show Gets Netflix Airdate (EXCLUSIVE)

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ landmark standup event at Dodger Stadium is finally making its way to Netflix. “Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy Live from Los Angeles” will premiere globally on…

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,”…

Beta Film Adds Serbian, Czech-Slovak Dramas to Growing Central and Eastern Europe Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

Beta Film has added two new titles to its growing slate of titles from Central and Eastern Europe, acquiring international distribution rights to Serbian supernatural drama “Block 27”…

Chile’s Sanfic Industria Bows Virtual Reality, Female Producers Lab Strands

Chilean industry forum Sanfic Industria bows its 11th edition with the launch of new virtual reality and women producers lab sections. Running Aug 11-19, Sanfic Industria will also…

Johnny Depp Channels Controversial King Louis XV in ‘Jeanne du Barry’ First-Look

French filmmaker Maïwenn is teasing the first look at Johnny Depp as the controversial King Louis XV in “Jeanne du Barry,” a historical romance drama about a royal’s…

Bill Engvall Partners with Comedy Dynamics to Produce His Final Stand-Up Special (EXCLUSIVE)

A year after announcing his farewell tour, comedian Bill Engvall is ready to reveal how he’ll wrap things up: With one final stand-up comedy special. Comedy Dynamics has…