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Everything We Know About ‘Joker 2’ So Far

The clown prince of crime is set to make his return to the big screen — and it’s sounding weirder and weirder the more we hear about it.…

Amazon Prime Video Adapts ‘LOL’ Format in Nigeria, Orders ‘Gangs of Lagos’ and Opens Local Currency Services

Amazon Prime Video has ordered the Nigerian originals “Gangs of Lagos” and “LOL: Last One Laughing Naija,” and opened up local currency services for the platform in the…

Quentin Tarantino Calls ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ a ‘Spectacle’ He Never Thought He’d See Again: ‘I F—ing Love It’

Count Quentin Tarantino as one of the millions of moviegoers who fell in love with “Top Gun: Maverick” this summer movie season. The director stopped by the ReelBlend podcast…

Can Universal and Weeknd Manager Wassim ‘Sal’ Slaiby Take Arabic Music Global?

One of the wonders of music streaming is its borderlessness. Back in the day, a person might never hear, let alone purchase, music outside their country or comfort…

‘Magic’ optical illusion appears to defy gravity — unless you can figure it out

This ball is on a roll. In this optical illusion, you’ll see a hand place a metal ball at the bottom of what looks like an ordinary slide. However, it immediately rolls uphill, seemingly defying the laws of gravity. The slide is 3D-printed, but what did the YouTuber StruckDuck do to it? Can you tell?…

‘Love Island’ Finale Draws 3.4 Million Viewers for ITV

3.4 million viewers watched Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu and Davide Sanclimenti crowned the winners of this year’s “Love Island.” It is the biggest finale since 2019, according to ITV, up…

Reese Witherspoon ‘Still Hopes’ That ‘Legally Blonde 3’ Comes Together: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Gave Us Inspiration

“Legally Blonde” fans have been waiting in limbo for announcements on the long-in-the-works third movie, but a recent Reese Witherspoon interview implies the sequel isn’t a sure thing…

Dick Van Dyke is ready for Halloween

TV legend Dick Van Dyke posted a video on Instagram Friday night of himself knocking on the door and peeking through the glass of an apparently closed Spirit Halloween store.

Israel’s Music Business Has the Ears of the Majors

The estimated $55 million music market in Israel, like the Middle Eastern country’s comparatively small size, would quantify as the equivalent of a rounding error for a global…

The Best (And Oldest) Whiskeys From Hollywood-Loved Distillery The Macallan

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. In Hollywood, it’s a rare thing to…

ZEE5 Global Plots U.S. Expansion With Local Productions, Grassroots Penetration (EXCLUSIVE)

South Asian focused streamer ZEE5 Global has ambitious growth plans for the U.S., where it has just completed a year of operations. It envisages local commissions, English- and…

Lollapalooza to Begin Asian Journey With India in 2023

Music festival Lollapalooza is debuting in Asia with Mumbai, India, set to become its eighth destination next year. The two-day festival will be held over Jan. 28-29, 2023,…