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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…

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…

Nielsen, Amazon Strike Three-Year Pact to Measure ‘Thursday Night Football’

The NFL’s “” may be moving to Amazon, but it’s going to be measured as if it were still playing on traditional TV. Nielsen and Amazon have struck…

Writer tells all in new book about WWE and boss Vince McMahon: ‘Learn to eat a s–t sandwich’

A new book goes inside the wrestling world and the hardball management style of an embattled former CEO known for strange foibles such as despising sneezing and giraffes.

Bill Robinson, Veteran Talent Agent for Robert Duvall, Carol Burnett and More, Dies at 93

Bill Robinson, a veteran talent agent who represented the likes of Robert Duvall, Alan Arkin and Carol Burnett, died on Aug. 6 in Malibu after a long illness,…

‘The White Lotus,’ ‘Severance’ Lead 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards (Winners List)

HBO’s “The White Lotus” and Apple TV+’s “Severance” led the HCA TV Awards’ two-night ceremony, winning five awards each in the broadcast/cable and streaming awards, respectively. “The White…

Bob Greenblatt Turns His ‘Gift of Free Time’ into Memoir of Producing, Programming and Persevering

After years of working with accomplished writers to develop TV shows, Greenblatt says it was humbling and invigorating to face the blank page every day. “It was about…

Awards HQ August 12 BONUS EDITION: Final Emmy Voting Has Started! Exclusive Host Chat with Kenan Thompson; Variety Talk Conundrum; More!

AWARDS CIRCUIT COLUMN: As More Late Night Shows Disappear, TV Academy Will Have to Figure Out Its Variety Series Conundrum Soon As the number of major late-night shows…

Actress Anne Heche dead at 53 after horror car crash

The actress suffered lung damage and horrific burns in the Aug. 5 car crash which landed her in a coma.

Kenan Thompson Shares Why He Couldn’t Say No to Hosting the Emmys — Plus, Seth Meyers Offers Some Advice (EXCLUSIVE)

Hosting an awards show these days is considered a pretty thankless job, with little upside — dwindling ratings, snarky social media posts and rigid formats that are tough…

‘Into the Woods Unveils New Cast for Broadway Extension (EXCLUSIVE)

“Into the Woods,” the acclaimed New York City Center Encores! production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical, will extend performances through Oct. 16 with a largely…

Spectrum Originals to Shutdown as Charter Gets Out of Scripted Programming

Charter is phasing out Spectrum Originals as the cable provider moves out of the original scripted series space, Variety has confirmed. The move comes after it was reported…