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Laurane Sheehan, Longtime Entertainment Publicist, Dies at 61

Laurane “LaLa” Sheehan, a longtime corporate entertainment publicist and events planner, died Nov. 11 of a sudden heart attack. Sheehan was a senior accounts supervisor at Maggie Begley…

Creepy Metaverse spoof depicts Mark Zuckerberg as BBQ fiend

The new, nightmarish parody video of Mark Zuckerberg’s “metaverse” is a reminder to always read the fine print.

Critic’s Choice Association Names Celebration of Latino Cinema Honorees and Presenters

The Critic’s Choice Association announced the honorees and presenters for the inaugural Celebration of Latino Cinema, taking place virtually on Dec. 9 at 5:30 p.m. PT / 8:30…

Halle Berry Signs Multi-Picture Netflix Film Deal as ‘Bruised’ Tops Global Charts

Halle Berry is staying in business with Netflix. Following the streaming release of her directorial debut “Bruised,” Berry has signed a multi-title deal with the service to produce…

Foo Fighters Unveil 2022 North American Tour Dates

It seems barely a day passes without some noises coming from the Foo Fighters camp, and the noise is big today: The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall…

Jamie Dornan’s ‘The Tourist’ and Jodie Comer’s’ ‘Help’ Licensed to China – ATF

Jamie Dornan-starring series ‘The Tourist’ and Jodie Comer– and Stephen Graham-starring serie ‘Help’ have both been licensed to Chinese companies by international distributor All3Media International. The deals were…

Awards Season Filmmakers, Actors and Artisans to Participate in Variety’s FYC Fest

Creators and stars will gather for Variety’s two-day virtual FYC Fest featuring panels on film and television.  Variety FYC Fest will be held on Dec. 14 and 15,…

Hitmaker of the Month: Master Mixer Serban Ghenea Keeps the Weeknd, Doja Cat and Ariana Grande in His Own Mix

Serban Ghenea’s studio is a 25-minute drive from his home in Virginia Beach. “Otherwise,” the prolific mix engineer says over the phone, “I would never be able to…

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Mark Mothersbaugh Go Inside the Music of ‘Mitchells vs. the Machines’

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines” centers around a dysfunctional family battling a Skynet-style robot uprising during a family road trip. And what’s a road trip without stellar tunes?…

ViacomCBS, NENT Group Team to Launch New Pluto Service in Nordics (EXCLUSIVE)

ViacomCBS Networks International, a division of ViacomCBS, has joined forces with Scandinavia’s leading streaming company NENT Group to launch a new Pluto TV service across Sweden, Denmark and…

Adele’s ’30’ Has the Biggest Bow of 2021 With 839,000 Album Units

Adele’s “30” enjoyed the biggest opening numbers of any blockbuster album in 2021, as expected, with 839,000 album-equivalent units, according to an announcement by Billboard Sunday night. Adele’s…

Why the Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ May Stand as the Best Rock Doc Ever (Column)

A moment of silent, please, for “This Is Spinal Tap,” as that satire formally abdicates its title as the best and truest movie ever made about what it’s…