January

Miss Universe Pageant Moves to Streaming via Roku Channel, as Deal With Fox and Steve Harvey Ends (EXCLUSIVE)

After decades on broadcast — most recently on Fox — the 71st Miss Universe competition is the latest TV event making the move to streaming. The Roku Channel…

108 Media to Acquire Majority Stake in Piccadilly Pictures, Set Up APAC Division (EXCLUSIVE)

London and Singapore-based studio 108 Media is set to acquire a majority stake in U.K. film and TV financing firm Piccadilly Pictures, Variety can reveal. Through its latest…

Jonathan Majors Details the Mission of the Gotham’s Sidney Poitier Initiative: ‘To Push the Legacy Forward Is Everything’ (EXCLUSIVE)

When Jonathan Majors was a student at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, he taped a photocopied black and white headshot of Oscar-winning actor, director…

‘Pinocchio’ ‘Puss in Boots’ ‘New Gods’ Among Record Number of Animated Features Set for Oscar Race

In the early days of the Academy’s animated feature Oscar, there were questions as to whether enough films would qualify each year for the award to be given.…

‘The Flash’ Final Season to Premiere in February on The CW (TV News Roundup)

The CW announced the ninth and final season of “The Flash” will premiere on Wednesday, February 8. The show’s final season will consist of 13 episodes. According to…

2023 DGA Awards Predictions: Steven Spielberg Favored Among the Guild; Competitive TV Races With ‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘Rings of Power’

Awards ceremony commentary: Voting for the nominees of the upcoming DGA Awards, are now open. The Directors Guild of America represents more than 19,000 members worldwide. There are just…

From ‘Wait For U’ to ‘Wakanda Forever,’ Future Is Having a Fruitful, Collab-Heavy Year

The list of artists who benefited from Future’s Midas touch reads like a veritable who’s who of hip-hop: Megan Thee Stallion, Dreezy, Hit-Boy, Earthgang, NAV and Don Toliver…

Harry Styles Performs ‘Songbird’ in Tribute to Christine McVie

As tributes continue to roll in for late Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie, who died on Wednesday morning at the age of 79 following a short illness, Harry…

Daisy Ridley to Star in Miramax TV’s ‘The Christie Affair,’ Based on Agatha Christie’s Disappearance (TV News Roundup)

Daisy Ridley will star in and executive produce the series adaptation of Nina de Gramont’s best-selling novel “The Christie Affair” for Miramax TV, which is set to develop and…

‘About Damn Time’ to Dance: Lizzo’s Infectious Hit Is Variety’s Record of the Year

Lizzo knows a hit when she hears one. In January, the artist’s fourth studio album, “Special,” was almost complete after three years of recording — but it was…

Drake Postpones New York Apollo Theater Concerts to January

Drake has once again postponed his New York City shows at the Apollo Theater, pushing them to Jan. 21 and 22 due to “production delays.” The concerts, celebrating…