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‘She-Hulk’ Star Tatiana Maslany Reveals How Late Musician Sophie Inspired the Superhero Role

“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” star Tatiana Maslany says late experimental pop musician Sophie inspired her work as the green-skinned superhero. “Musically, Sophie just lives in this place that…

‘The View’ Tops Daytime Talk Show Ratings for 2021-2022 Season (EXCLUSIVE)

For the second year in a row, “The View” is the most-watched daytime talk show across both network and syndication, Variety has learned. The ABC series ranked No.…

Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell Is Still a Loud One With New EP, Documentary, Tour, TV Syncs

“I’ve been fighting with my demons so long, they’ve become my friends,” sings Billy Idol on “Cage,” the title track of his upcoming four-song EP. Outside the realm…

Wattpad Webtoon Studios Expands With New Animation Division, Multiple Hires

Wattpad Webtoon Studios has expanded its structure with a new animation division and a variety of hires and promotions across international film and television departments. The expansion marks…

David Harewood Boards Karen Bryson’s Directorial Debut ‘Monochromatic’ as Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

“Supergirl” star David Harewood has boarded Karen Bryson’s directorial debut “Monochromatic” as an executive producer, Variety can exclusively reveal. Bryson, who played Elinor Stone in Zack Snyder’s “Justice…

Almost 60% of Americans’ Entertainment Time Is on Ad-Supported Platforms, Luminate Report Finds

Even with the rise of premium subscription video and audio services, content with ads still holds nearly 60% share of the total time U.S. audiences spend consuming entertainment,…

‘The Flash’ Star Ezra Miller Seeking Treatment for ‘Complex Mental Health Issues’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Flash” star Ezra Miller says they are seeking treatment for “complex mental health issues.” In a statement provided to Variety by a representative of the actor, Miller…

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…

Mariah Carey’s Move to Trademark ‘Queen of Christmas’ Angers Fellow Holiday Music Singers Darlene Love and Elizabeth Chan

No one has to wait till December for a holiday squabble. Mariah Carey’s attempt to register the term “Queen of Christmas” as a trademark only she can use…

How ’13: The Musical’ Mixes Broadway Energy With a TikTok Vibe

Choreographer Jamal Sims, DP Adam Santelli and casting directors Kristian Charbonier and Bernard Tesley helped director Tamra Davis realize her vision in adapting “13: The Musical” from the…

Arrowverse Alum Marc Guggenheim Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Marc Guggenheim has signed with CAA for representation, Variety has learned exclusively. Guggenheim continues to be represented by attorney Wendy Kirk at Johnson Shapiro Slewett & Kole LLP…

Ron Perlman, Nick Nolte, Charles Melton, Tim Blake Nelson Join Peacock Series ‘Poker Face’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Ron Perlman, Nick Nolte, Charles Melton, and Tim Blake Nelson have all joined the cast of the upcoming Peacock series “Poker Face,” Variety has learned exclusively. Perlman (“Sons of…