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Hollywood publicity giant ID PR has lost three of its top executives. Variety has learned that senior vice president Jillian Roscoe and vice presidents Lindsay Krug and Rachel Karten have left the company. Roscoe, who started her career two decades ago at ID in New York City, is launching a…

Baz Luhrmann is remembering Lisa Marie Presley after the only child of Elvis Presley died on Jan. 13 at age 54 due to cardiac arrest. She died just days after celebrating Luhrmann’s “Elvis” — and Austin Butler’s Golden Globes win for his work portraying the King of Rock and Roll…

Jay Shetty loves love. So much so that the life coach and self-help guru worried his emotions would get the best of him when he officiated Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s wedding in August. “The No. 1 thing that was going through my mind was, ‘Don’t cry, don’t cry, don’t…

Brendan Fraser’s sons had a special gift waiting for their dad when the Oscar nominations were announced earlier this month. “They brought me a cake and balloons,” said Fraser, who earned his first Academy Award nomination for best actor for his work in “The Whale.” Fraser spoke with Variety on…

Brett Goldstein and Bill Lawrence didn’t have to do much to convince Harrison Ford to co-star in their new Apple TV+ comedy series, “Shrinking.” In the show, Jason Segel stars as a therapist who is facing his own personal issues, including the unexpected death of his wife. Ford plays his…

Jonah Hill’s “You People” co-stars are weighing in on the actor’s decision not to promote or do press for his films because of the toll it takes on his mental health. “Life is tough for all of us,” Lauren London told Variety Tuesday at the “You People” premiere at the…

Sadie Sink admits she didn’t know much about Brendan Fraser until she was cast as his estranged daughter in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale.” “To be honest, I hadn’t seen any of his films. I didn’t grow up with his films,” the 20-year-old actor told me at the New York City…

Jim Parsons cried a lot while reading “Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Other Four-Letter Words,” entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello’s 2017 book about his late husband Kit Cowan’s battle with cancer. “My husband watched me read it, which means he watched me sob through it.…

Joe Jonas is disappointed with his history teachers. He says it’s a shame that he was never taught about Jesse Brown, the Navy’s first Black fighter pilot who served in the Korean War. Brown’s time in the war and friendship with fellow pilot Tom Hudner (played by Glen Powell) is…

“Hillbilly Elegy” director Ron Howard admits he was “surprised” by J.D. Vance’s embrace of Donald Trump and the GOP’s conservative ideology during his recent successful campaign for Ohio senator. “To be honest, I was surprised,” Howard told Variety at the Academy’s Governors Awards Saturday in Los Angeles. “When I was…

Chloe Bailey is getting behind this year’s Small Business Saturday campaign. The singer-actor has teamed up with American Express to create the Shop Small Soundtrack on TikTok, a catalog of tunes consumers can use for making videos showing their support of the Nov. 26 initiative. “The holidays are coming up…

Wayne Brady didn’t hesitate when he was asked to host this year’s American Music Awards. “That’s kind of a no-brainer,” he tells me just days before the big show, airing live on ABC on Sunday, Nov. 20. “When they ask you if you want to host, you don’t doddle, you…