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‘Pop Idol’ favorite Darius Campbell Danesh dies suddenly at 41

The Scottish vocal talent was remembered fondly by former “Pop Idol” judge Simon Cowell: “He was charismatic, funny and just a great person to be with.”

Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell Is Still a Loud One With New EP, Documentary, Tour, TV Syncs

“I’ve been fighting with my demons so long, they’ve become my friends,” sings Billy Idol on “Cage,” the title track of his upcoming four-song EP. Outside the realm…

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Queens Willow Pill and Jinkx Monsoon on Adulting, Sobriety and Eating Haggis

“Drag Race: All Stars” Season 7 winner Jinkx Monsoon made “Drag Race” her-story when she became the first queen to win twice. Willow Pill is still coming to…

Cyber espionage drama ‘The Undeclared War’ a hit-or-miss affair: review

“The Undeclared War,” premiering Aug. 18 on Peacock, goes heavy on the cyberspeak and hacking in a six-episode drama about Russian bots trying to disrupt an election in England in 2024.

David Harewood Boards Karen Bryson’s Directorial Debut ‘Monochromatic’ as Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supergirl” star David Harewood has boarded Karen Bryson’s directorial debut “Monochromatic” as an executive producer, Variety can exclusively reveal. Bryson, who played Elinor Stone in Zack Snyder’s “Justice…

CNBC Chief Mark Hoffman Hears Closing Bell, Will Step Down After 17 Years

The closing bell is ringing for Mark Hoffman, the longtime chief of stock-market chronicler CNBC. Hoffman said in a memo Tuesday that he plans to step down from…

BBC Journalists Considering Strike Action Over News Channel Merger

BBC journalists are considering whether to strike over the merger of two of the network’s news channel teams, which will see up to 70 jobs axed. Earlier this…

Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke Attend ‘House of the Dragon’ Premiere in London

The cast of “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” made an appearance in London’s Leicester Square on Monday evening for the U.K. premiere of the upcoming…

Adele: ‘I’m Very Proud of Myself’ for Postponing Las Vegas Residency

In a cover story in the new edition of Elle, Adele speaks at length on her decision to postpone her Las Vegas residency on January 20 of this…

First Look at Netflix’s British Movie ‘I Used to Be Famous,’ Starring Ed Skrein, Leo Long (EXCLUSIVE)

In British director Eddie Sternberg’s feature debut “I Used to Be Famous” – produced by Collie McCarthy at Forty Foot Pictures for Netflix – two sides of the…

Svika Pick, Israeli ‘King of Pop’ and Eurovision Winner, Dies at 72

Svika Pick, the Israeli king of pop who wrote Dana International’s Eurovision-winning hit “Diva” in 1998, died on Sunday. He was 72. According to Israeli media, he died…

Nicholas Evans, ‘The Horse Whisperer’ Author, Dies at 72

British journalist and author Nicholas Evans, best known for writing “The Horse Whisperer,” which was adapted as a film by Robert Redford, has died of a heart attack,…