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Viacom CBS Announces 2022 ‘Showcase’ Performers (TV News Roundup)

Viacom CBS has announced the 15 performers starring in the 2022 “Showcase” event. “Showcase,” an annual variety comedy show spotlighting up-and-coming performers, has served as a launching pad…

Addison Rae Recalls Watching Grandfather Survive Kidney Cancer: ‘He’s Very Inspiring’

Welcome to this week’s “Just for Variety.” Addison Rae has a very personal reason for inviting fans to help her raise money for the American Cancer Society. Her…

Irwin Young, DuArt Chairman and Champion of Independent Film, Dies at 94

Irwin “Butch” Wallace Young, the chairman of DuArt Film Laboratories who supported New York filmmakers for decades, died Jan. 20 in Manhattan. He was 94. An important part…

Sundance Winner Francisca Alegria Bows Feature Debut ‘The Cow Who Sang a Song into the Future’ at Fest

Five years after her lauded short “And the Whole Sky Fit in the Dead Cow’s Eye” won Sundance’s short film jury award in international fiction, Chile’s Francisca Alegria…

‘Selling the Hamptons’ has huge houses — and even bigger egos

On the Discovery+ show, former model Mia Calabrese leads a cast of cutthroat real estate agents who rule “the wild, wild east.”

Robert Ackerman, Prolific Theater and Television Director, Dies at 77

Theater, film and television writer-director Robert Allan Ackerman died Jan. 10. He was 77. Nominated twice for Golden Globes and five times for Emmys, Ackerman also received numerous…

New porn-themed horror flick ‘X’ is ‘genuinely terrifying’

The film follows a crew of adult film stars who set out to shoot at an old Texas farmhouse in 1979. “This has a cross between ‘Boogie Nights’ and ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre,'” one fan wrote.

10 rising stars poised to conquer Hollywood in 2022

Maybe you haven’t heard of them — yet. Simu Liu, Simone Ashley, Cooper Hoffman and Melissa Barrera are among Hollywood’s up-and-coming stars, boasting big projects and prospects alike.

Mark Ruffalo, Hugh Laurie Join Netflix’s ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ Limited Series

Mark Ruffalo and Hugh Laurie have joined the cast of Netflix’s “All the Light We Cannot See” limited series. Ruffalo and Laurie will star in the bestselling novel’s…

‘Breeder’ Review: Murky Mad-Scientist Mayhem From Denmark

A Frankensteinian mashup of sci-fi and torture-porn horror tropes, Danish “Breeder” is the kind of movie whose gloss of (eventual) empowerment lies awkwardly atop a story over-enthusiastically focused…

The 15 Best New Year’s TV Episodes of All Time

New Year’s is often the odd one out when it comes to holiday season programming. While many households keep the TV on in the background of Thanksgiving dinner,…

Nicolas Cage Doesn’t Consider Himself an Actor: ‘I Like the Word Thespian’

Nicolas Cage is an Academy Award winner known for turning in memorable, completely original performances in a wide range of beloved movies: The action hit “Face/Off,” the searing…