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‘Wednesday’ Production Designer Explains Inspiration and Process Behind the Stained Glass, Romanian Forest and Shrunken Head

From the 1960s sitcom to the Barry Sonnenfeld films to MGM’s animated iterations, “The Addams Family” has been a ripe property for adaptation over the decades. But when…

Early LGBTQ Author Fritz Peters Getting Doc Treatment From Hirsch-Giovanni

A documentary about the life and work of author Fritz Peters is underway from director William Gazecki.  The Emmy winner and Oscar nominee behind New Yorker Films’ “Waco: The…

The secret life of Times Square’s notorious porn queen

Chelly Wilson’s improbable story is revealed in an upcoming documentary.

Model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Who Was at the Center of Harvey Weinstein NYPD Sting Operation in 2015, Gets Her Day in Court

A model whose police report caused sex crimes prosecutors to investigate Harvey Weinstein in 2015 — two years before his colossal downfall in 2017 — testified in Weinstein’s…

Comedy queen Caroline Hirsch says pot stench permeating NYC is no laughing matter

Caroline Hirsch, the owner of the famed comedy club Caroline’s on Broadway says marijuana — legal or not — is contributing to the growing sense of lawlessness in Times Square.

LAPD to Investigate Captain Accused of Tipping Off Leslie Moonves About Sex Assault Investigation

The LAPD said Wednesday that it has begun an internal investigation into a retired police commander who allegedly tipped off Leslie Moonves, then the CEO of CBS Corp.,…

Steve Martin, Nathan Lane are speaking in NYC—Get tickets for under $60

Steve Martin and Nathan Lane are speaking at New York City’s Town Hall to discuss Martin’s new book on Nov. 15.

Paul Haggis Rape Trial: Attorneys for Both Sides Agree There Is ‘No Evidence’ Accuser is Connected to Church of Scientology 

The two sides in the Paul Haggis civil rape trial haven’t agreed on much over the past week and a half, but they did reach an important consensus…

Is ‘Tár’ Rooting For or Against Cate Blanchett’s Superstar Predator Conductor?

There are a lot of enticing questions that haunt “Tár,” Todd Field’s rapturously fascinating, dread-fueled, immersive drama about a symphony orchestra conductor, Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), who is…

Inside Variety’s New York Party, Celebrating Brendan Fraser, Darren Aronofsky and Other NYC Power Players

“Thirty years ago, I was looking for a job in the back pages of your magazine…It’s a singular thrill to be on the cover,” Brendan Fraser said in…

Paul Haggis Rape Trial Begins With Focus on Scientology and Abuse of Hollywood Power

Opening statements began on Monday in a civil trial against Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis, who has been accused of raping a publicist nearly a decade ago.  Haleigh Breest,…

NYC restaurant owner feels ‘really sorry’ for James Corden after exposing him

He doubled down saying Corden “was definitely abusive to my staff,” but admits he now feels “sorry” for him.