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Netflix Sparks Ire in Italy For Holding Back Copies of Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Hand of God’ Theatrical Release

The Italian theatrical release of Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Hand of God” is sparking protests from some of the country’s exhibitors who claim the hand of Netflix is cutting…

Sick George Floyd video game sparks outrage online

“Is there anything people won’t try and profit from?” asked one social media critic.

How Many Movies Can Oscar and BAFTA Voters Watch Over Thanksgiving?

The long Thanksgiving weekend provides an opportunity for awards voters to get through the first pile of screeners — or in the case of the Academy Awards and…

After a Year of Change, the 2022 Golden Globes Have a Mountain of Content to Climb

Just days before the 78th annual Golden Globes earlier this year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA) — the organization behind those awards — came under public scrutiny…

Why Elizabeth Berkley Lauren’s ‘Showgirls’ Jokes in ‘Saved by the Bell’ Are So Delightful

Even admirers of the movie “Showgirls” can concede that it was not a movie with its star’s best interests in mind. The 1995 box-office bomb was, in its…

Abigail Disney’s Fork Films Funds 11 Documentary Projects, Partners With Peace is Loud (EXCLUSIVE)

Fork Films, a New York production company co-founded by Abigail Disney, has announced 11 grantees for its 2021 round of documentary funding. Topics explored in the slate of films…

Hollywood Music in Media Awards Honor Billie Eilish, Hans Zimmer, Nicholas Britell, Rufus Wainwright and More

Honors were given out in more than 30 categories at Wednesday’s 12th annual Hollywood Music in Media Awards, with singer-songwriters like Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Adam Levine and Rufus…

Staples Center Will Be Renamed Crypto.com Arena in New 20-Year Deal

Staples Center will be renamed Crypto.com Arena as part of a new 20-year naming rights agreement. The cryptocurrency platform announced the partnership on Tuesday evening. The iconic downtown…

Sophia Urista, silent amid scandal, isn’t first rocker to pee on stage

Shania Twain, Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Gene Simmons and, yes, Marie Osmond have gone No. 1 on stage. 

Shaq Says He Turned Down The Green Mile But Has No Regrets

It’s pretty much impossible to imagine anyone other than Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey in The Green Mile, but it could have been NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal.…

‘Flee,’ ‘Summer of Soul’ Lead Cinema Eye Honors 2021 Nominations

The Cinema Eye Honors has announced the nominations for its 15th annual awards. “Flee” leads the field with seven nominations, while “Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution…

Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anderson Paak, Edgar Wright to Keynote Variety Music for Screens Summit

Bono, Anderson Paak, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson and Edgar Wright will keynote Variety‘s Music for Screens Virtual Summit. Running from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, the summit will…