• Variety Wins Best Entertainment Publication at National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards December 4, 2023
    Variety won top honors Sunday at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, taking the trophy for best entertainment publication along with 11 other first-place wins. The May 3 cover package “No Words: What the Writers Strike Means for Hollywood” was recognized in the category of best entertainment publication during the ceremony held at the [… […]
    Cynthia Littleton
  • Damian Lewis to Star in ‘Heartstopper’ Director Euros Lyn‘s ‘The Radleys’ October 21, 2022
    Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis (“A Spy Among Friends,” “Billions”) will star in BAFTA-winning “Heartstopper” director Euros Lyn’s supernatural black comedy film “The Radleys.” “The Radleys” is based on Matt Haig’s popular novel which follows the Radleys, a seemingly ordinary family who hold a dark secret – they are vampires. They are abstainers, [ […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Costume Designer Deborah Lynn Scott on 40 Years of ‘E.T‘ and Making ’Avatar 2’: ‘There are Huge Leaps in Every Technical Way ’ October 19, 2022
    “Titanic,” “Avatar” and “Back to the Future” are just a few of Deborah Lynn Scott’s many credits as a costume designer, but Steven Spielberg’s “E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial” is one that Scott is particularly fond of. “I have fun memories of making it, and I can’t believe it’s 40 years,” Scott says as the film celebrates […]
  • Young Stars Play Real Estate Game With Big Gains August 12, 2021
    To say Emma Chamberlain has been busy over the past year would be a grandiose understatement. Despite the pandemic, the famously irreverent YouTuber still managed to produce dozens of videos and ink campaign deals with the likes of Levi’s and Louis Vuitton. She also bought a striking West Hollywood mansion that’s already been sold off […]
    James McClain
  • Amazon and Netflix Lead Producers Guild Nominations, All-Black ‘Judas’ Team Makes History March 8, 2021
    The Producers Guild of America announced its nominations for the motion picture and television categories for the 32nd PGA Awards. The streamers ruled the film category with Amazon Studios and Netflix landing three noms each in the field of 10 nominees. Among Amazon’s films were the dramas “One Night in Miami” from Regina King and […]
    Clayton Davis
  • ‘Nomadland’ Takes Top Prizes at Toronto Critics’ Awards, Riz Ahmed Wins Best Actor February 8, 2021
    “Nomadland” won best picture, best director for Chloé Zhao and best actress for Frances McDormand at the 24th annual Toronto Film Critics’ Awards (TFCA), while Riz Ahmed won best actor for “Sound of Metal.” The awards were voted on by TFCA members at a virtual meeting on Sunday. They will be presented along with the […]
    Naman Ramachandran
  • Jackie Chan Apartments Are Seized and to Be Auctioned September 3, 2020
    Two apartments in Beijing that are home to movie star Jackie Chan are being forcibly put up for auction. The reason appears to be an ownership dispute. The adjacent apartments in a residential compound in the capital city’s Dongzhimen district are where Chan and his family have lived since 2007. According to mainland Chinese media […]
    Patrick Frater
  • Beverly Hills Realtor Accused of Stealing From Usher, Adam Lambert August 23, 2019
    A Beverly Hills real estate agent has been arrested on charges of stealing from the homes of celebrities, including Usher, Adam Lambert and “Real Housewives” star Dorit Kemsley. Jason Emil Yaselli, 32, is accused of encouraging an accomplice, Benjamin Ackerman, to enter homes during open houses in order to steal from them. Ackerman allegedly sold […]
  • Variety’s Real Estate Section ‘Dirt’ Expands to Stand-Alone Site August 19, 2019
    Variety‘s Dirt, the publication’s coverage of breaking real estate news, is expanding to its own stand-alone site Dirt.com, Variety and the Penske Media Corporation announced Monday. The site is joining a large number of PMC media brands that includes Variety, Rolling Stone, Robb Report and Deadline.com. Dirt will still maintain its partnership with Variety, […]
    Nate Nickolai
  • Variety Hires James McClain as Editor at Large for Variety Dirt April 8, 2019
    James McClain has been hired as editor at large for Variety Dirt, the publication’s coverage of breaking real estate news, Variety and Penske Media Corporation announced Monday. McClain, along with Variety’s real estate editor Mark David, will launch the standalone real estate coverage site Dirt.com. The site will join PMC’s portfolio of media brands that [… […]