Showbiz

What the Variety Staff Is Thankful for in Entertainment in 2022

Tom Cruise revived movie theaters with the blockbuster hit “Top Gun: Maverick,” Taylor Swift broke the internet (and Ticketmaster) with her “Midnights” album and “Eras” tour and Michelle…

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Set Artists Equity Studio Launch with RedBird Capital Partners

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are reuniting as business partners with the launch Artists Equity, a production venture backed by RedBird Capital Partners that vows to expand profit…

Jake Lacy on Emotionally Preparing for Abusive ‘Friend of the Family’ Character and Adapting to a New Kind of Fame

“A Friend of the Family” isn’t a light lift. In fact, even the person handling 14 hours a day of ADR had to step outside for walks in…

How HBO Max Head of Originals Sarah Aubrey Is Using Her New ‘Marching Orders’ to Dive Deeper Into Fan-Favorite Warner Bros. Discovery IP

Sarah Aubrey definitely did not sign up for this.  In early 2015, when she ended her producing partnership with filmmaker Peter Berg to join what was then Time Warner, she came…

Omar Epps spills on life-changing ‘Juice’ with Jalen Rose

On the latest episode of the “Jalen Rose: Renaissance Man” podcast, Omar Epps tells Jalen about writing his new sci-fi book and how the film “Juice” changed his life.

Paul Presburger Exits Hispanic Showbiz Leader Pantelion, Spanish-Language Streamer Pantaya

Paul Presburger, who served as CEO of Hispanic showbiz leader Pantelion Films and Spanish-language streaming service Pantaya, is leaving after serving more than a decade at the helm.…

Oprah’s Favorite Things of 2022: You Can’t Go Wrong Gifting One of These This Year

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. If you’ve been struggling to come up…

‘Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues’ Review: A Documentary Worthy of its Monumental Subject

There are great artists, and then there are artists of such titanic power that they literally change the world. I’m thinking of Shakespeare, Leonardo, Dostoevsky, Picasso. Louis Armstrong…

Adele reveals the one musical that could lure her to Broadway

Adele recently revealed her personal obstacles to earning an EGOT, while naming the one musical that would make her want to say “Hello” to Broadway.

Elton John’s lacking ‘Tammy Faye’ musical needs a prayer

Fresh off the atrocious “Devil Wears Prada” musical in Chicago, Elton John is back with the Televangelist Wears Mascara in London. 

‘Personality Crisis: One Night Only’ Review: Martin Scorsese’s Portrait of David Johansen Is Lusciously Indulgent Aging-Rock-Star Nostalgia

A month from now, Martin Scorsese will turn 80, and the fact that he goes back that far has always given him a special angle on the rock…

Leslie Jordan dead at 67: Beloved actor dies in car crash

The “American Horror Story” alum — who became a social media sensation during the COVID-19 pandemic — crashed his BMW into the side of a building in Los Angeles on Monday morning, TMZ reports.