Performers

How the billion-dollar K-pop music biz banks on a cheap ‘Nazi problem’: rabbi

“This is part of an ongoing problem — use Nazi symbols to get PR, then offer an empty apology.” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center. It’s all part of the Holocaust-charged hype formula for post-BTS mega-fame in the most lucrative American market, critics claim.

How to Watch the 2021 Gotham Awards Online

The Gotham Awards pave the way to the Oscars — helping elevate films and performers early on in the awards season. Focusing on the best of independent cinema,…

Geoffrey Johnson, Casting Director of ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ Dies at 91

Geoffrey Johnson, the casting director for “Cats” and “Les Miserables,” died Friday in New York City at the age of 91, Variety has confirmed. The cause was respiratory failure. In…

Christine Baranski Hails Stephen Sondheim as a Giant of Musical Theater: ‘We All Feel Like Orphans’

For Christine Baranski and a generation of musical theater stars, Stephen Sondheim, the legendary Broadway composer who died on Friday at 91, was nothing less than a father…

British Holiday Programming Is a Global Bestseller

As the days grow shorter and families hunker down cozily in front of the TV, British holiday programming has grown into a dependable export around the world, thanks…

SAG Predictions: Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Mixture of Film and TV Performers Makes Category Harder to Predict

Variety’s Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and…

How Teri Hatcher Found Her Stand-Up Comedy Groove With Help From ‘Ted Lasso’s’ Brett Goldstein

Teri Hatcher is getting serious about comedy. The actor is no stranger to delivering jokes or being put in humorous situations on-screen, from her iconic guest star appearance…

From ‘Squid Game’ to ‘House of Gucci,’ Here Are Key Considerations When Voting for 2022 SAG Award Nominees

If it feels like we were just writing about the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards, well, that’s probably because they got pushed to later in 2021 than usual…

‘The Real Charlie Chaplin’ Review: A Telling Look at the Tramp, Onscreen and Off

“The Real Charlie Chaplin” is an alluring title for a documentary about the man who was arguably the greatest comic artist in the history of the planet. (I…

Lin-Manuel Miranda Introduces ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Youth Theater Music Video — Film News In Brief

Lin-Manuel Miranda Introduces ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Youth Theater Music Video Netflix released a music video of students from performing arts public high schools in Los Angeles, Baltimore,…

The highest-paid and most bankable celebrities on the Cameo app

Celebs are making bank on the Cameo app as the side hustle has earned some tens- and even hundreds of thousands of dollars delivering personalized videos to fans.

Cardi B Talks Hosting the American Music Awards and Almost Making a Song With BTS

Triple platinum-certified rapper Cardi B is set to make her hosting debut at the American Music Awards on Nov. 21, which will broadcast live on ABC from L.A.’s…