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Clarence Gilyard Jr., ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ and ‘Die Hard’ Star, Dies at 66

Clarence Gilyard Jr., an actor best known for starring in “Walker, Texas Ranger” and his supporting performance in “Die Hard,” has died. He was 66 years old. No…

CBS Executive Vice President of Communications Scott Grogin to Exit

Scott Grogin is stepping down as executive vice president of communications for CBS Entertainment, Variety has confirmed. Grogin originally joined CBS in 2016, working with CBS Television Distribution.…

Behind the Music of ‘Tár‘ and ’Aftersun‘: Music Supervisor Lucy Bright on Cate Blanchett, the Classical World and the Majesty of ’Under Pressure’

Two of the best and most intriguing films of the year have something in common: music supervisor Lucy Bright. Both “Tár” and “Aftersun” contain some of the most…

Bia, Zaytoven Highlight AfroTech’s First Post-Pandemic Conference

The AfroTech conference returned last weekend with its first in-person event since 2019 in Austin, Texas. The technology and entertainment conference was originally launched in the San Franciso…

Chip and Joanna Gaines Aren‘t Right Wing or Left Wing or Moderate, Just Human Beings ’Looking Out for the Betterment of Other Human Beings’

Chip and Joanna Gaines have garnered a vast fanbase that began in their “Fixer Upper” days and has only grown since they expanded their Magnolia empire to a…

Gray Frederickson, Oscar-Winning Producer on ‘Godfather’ Movies, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ Dies at 85

Gray Frederickson, who was part of the Oscar-winning production team for Francis Ford Coppola’s “Apocalypse Now” and “The Godfather Part II,” died Nov. 20 of prostate cancer in…

‘Silos Baking Competition: Holiday Edition’ Set at Magnolia Network (EXCLUSIVE)

Magnolia Network is getting into the seasonal spirit with a special holiday edition of its hit series “Silos Baking Competition.” The sweet treat from Chip and Joanna Gaines’…

Jason David Frank, ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Star, Dies at 49

Jason David Frank, the actor who originated the role of Tommy Oliver a.k.a. the Green Ranger in the “Power Rangers” franchise, died Nov. 19 in Texas. He was…

World’s largest book published in Texas

The world’s largest book measuring 7 feet tall and 11 feet wide, was created in Texas by a nonprofit, publishing house and museum. The massive title, ‘I Am Texas,’ contains work from 1,000 students.

‘Property Brothers’ Stars Join Variety’s Inaugural Business of Lifestyle Breakfast

Variety will host its first-ever Business of Lifestyle Breakfast, honoring lifestyle TV pioneers and rising stars who have used their platforms to drive thriving retail, e-commerce, licensing, branded…

Alamo Drafthouse Names Ken Brendemihl as Chief Operating Officer (EXCLUSIVE)

Ken Brendemihl has been appointed as chief operating officer at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the specialty theater chain that popularized the dine-in cinematic experience. In his new role, Brendemihl…

David Schwimmer, Sarah Silverman and More Condemn Antisemitism in David Baddiel’s Documentary ‘Jews Don’t Count’

“Jews Don’t Count,” a new documentary from British writer and comedian David Baddiel set to air on U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 next week, is an examination of how,…