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Could, or Should, the Grateful Dead Play ‘GD 60’ Concerts in 2025? (And Who’d Play Guitar?)

At the tail end of a light-hearted interview with Anthony Mason for “CBS Saturday Morning,” the concert promoter Peter Shapiro said he “might be holding” Chicago’s Soldier Field…

Olivia Newton-John’s Songs Get a 614% Streaming Bump Following Her Death

She’s the one that they still want — the millions of Olivia Newton-John fans who were prompted by news of her death to revisit her hits on streaming…

‘Abcdefu’ Singer GAYLE to Join Israeli Pop Star Noa Kirel at Tel Aviv Concert (EXCLUSIVE)

The singer GAYLE, whose “abcdefu” is among the most-consumed songs of 2022, will join Israeli pop star Noa Kirel onstage at her Aug. 24 concert at Tel Aviv’s…

‘Cosmic Love’ Creator on Zodiac Matchmaking: ‘Astrology Is a Guide, Not a Rule’

“Cosmic Love” is not only determining if love is in the air, but also if it’s also written in the stars.  The new reality dating show that bows…

Meek Mill and WME Strike Strategic Partnership

Veteran rapper and activist Meek Mill and talent agency WME have formed a strategic partnership focusing on the next wave of cultural leaders, according to an announcement issued…

After ‘Thor’ and ‘Lightyear,’ Malaysia Government Commits to Banning More LGBT Films

The Malaysian government has confirmed that Marvel film “Thor: Love and Thunder” was prevented from releasing in local theaters due to its LGBT elements. A minister said on…

UTA Co-Heads of TV Lit Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman Break Down State of Streaming, ‘Transparency’ of AVOD Future

With streamers making their biggest bets yet on content — and more of them about to include advertising options — Variety spoke with Dan Erlij and Allan Haldeman,…

Alief Swoops on Santiago Fillol’s Locarno Competition Title ‘Matadero’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales company Alief has swooped on international sales rights to horror-political thriller “Matadero” (“Slaughterhouse”), the awaited fiction feature debut of Argentina’s Santiago Fillol, co-scribe on Oliver Laxe’s Cannes…

How Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson’s zodiac signs killed budding romance

Let’s dive into the real connection between them. Are there sparks that could lead to flames — or is it just a fabulous A-list friendship?

TelevisaUnivision’s ViX+ Adds Drama Series ‘Colapso’ and Docu on Spain’s National Soccer Team

TelevisaUnivision is adding to the roster of original titles offered on the ViX+ premium streaming service that bowed last month with the goal of serving up more than…

Sundance Prize Winner ‘President’ Banned in Zimbabwe for ‘Potential to Incite Violence’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The government of Zimbabwe has banned “President,” Danish filmmaker Camilla Nielsson’s Oscar-shortlisted documentary about the African nation’s corrupt 2018 presidential election, Variety can exclusively reveal. In a letter…

Ming Jing Woo’s Locarno Player ‘Stone Turtle’ Swooped on by Parallax Films (EXCLUSIVE)

Chinese sales agent Parallax Films has acquired international sales rights to Malaysian director Ming Jing Woo’s feature “Stone Turtle,” which world premieres in the Locarno Film Festival’s international…