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Miss Universe Pageant Moves to Streaming via Roku Channel, as Deal With Fox and Steve Harvey Ends (EXCLUSIVE)

After decades on broadcast — most recently on Fox — the 71st Miss Universe competition is the latest TV event making the move to streaming. The Roku Channel…

Passion Distribution Licenses 100 Hours of Content Ahead of ATF

Ahead of Singapore’s Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF), Passion Distribution has secured several deals for its documentary and factual entertainment programming in the Asia Pacific region, with…

Jingle Ball performer Jax is sharing her gifts of singing, songwriting — and sweaters

Long Island native Jax will be playing Santa at iHeartRadio Z100’s Jingle Ball on Dec. 9. It’s the “American Idol” alum’s first time performing at Madison Square Garden and meeting some of her fellow performers, so she is distributing homemade ugly sweaters as ice breakers.

Red Sea Souk Seeks to Become Key Film Market for Middle East, North Africa as Local Box Office Booms

The Red Sea Souk, the four-day industry market of the Red Sea Film Festival, is positioning itself as the principal film market for the Middle East and North…

Gun N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose vows to end concert tradition in wake of fan injury

Gun N’ Roses lead singer Axl Rose pledged to end the 30-year-old tradition of tossing his microphone to the crowd after hitting an Australian woman in the face on Tuesday.

Julia Reichert, Oscar-Winning Documentarian of ‘American Factory,’ Dies at 76

Julia Reichert, the veteran documentarian who won an Oscar in 2020 for her feature “American Factory,” died on Dec. 1 due to cancer, Variety has confirmed. She was…

BeatStars Is Making Bank for Its Stable of Music Creators

That Lil Nas X spent all of $30 to purchase the beat for “Old Town Road” has become the stuff of music-industry legend. As the story goes, a…

9 Western Audiobooks for Fans of ‘Yellowstone’

The Western genre has seen a major boom in popularity recently, led in large part by the phenomenally successful TV series “Yellowstone,” and its spin-off “1883.” Yet while…

‘Emancipation’ Review: A Subdued Will Smith Carries Antoine Fuqua’s Brutal-but-Essential Slave Saga

More than 150 years since the end of the Civil War, slavery remains the scar that just won’t heal in the United States. Recognizing that, Antoine Fuqua’s “Emancipation”…

‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8 Finale Reveals Identities of the Harp and Lambs: Here’s Who The Winners Are

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read ahead if you have not watched Season 8, episodes 11 and 12, of “The Masked Singer,” “Two-Hour Epic Finale,” which aired Nov. 30…

Nick Holly, Manager and Co-Creator of ‘Sons & Daughters,’ Dies at 51

Nick Holly, a manager, writer and producer who co-created the ABC comedy series “Sons & Daughters,” died Nov. 21 of cancer in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 51.…