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  • Barbara Walters back with 'Fascinating People'

    Barbara Walters back with 'Fascinating People'
    So you heard that Barbara Walters retired? Ha. She will be back with "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" at 9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14. And, yes, she said last year that she was done with the franchise. But now she says she'...
  • ABC Close to Selling Out Oscar Telecast at $1.9 Mil an Ad

    Madison Avenue continues to rush to the Oscars. ABC is nearing sell-out of its advertising inventory for its 2015 broadcast of the annual awards from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, according to two media-buying executives and other...
  • Interview: Michael Keaton Goes From Batman to 'Birdman'

    Like most actors, Michael Keaton claims he doesn't enjoy watching himself in his own movies. But when it comes to his buzzy starring role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman," which Fox Searchlight opens in limited release Friday, he can't stop...
  • New Taiwan Academy in Westwood features films from the island

    New Taiwan Academy in Westwood features films from the island
    Taiwanese cinema has had its ups and downs, but in recent years it has been enjoying a renaissance with a new generation of filmmakers. The Taiwan Academy, which opened earlier this month in Westwood and is a branch of the island's Ministry of Culture, is...
  • Tom Cruise Nabs Top Spot on Home Video Sales Charts With 'Edge of Tomorrow'

    The latest Tom Cruise action film, "Edge of Tomorrow," topped the national home video sales charts the week ending Oct. 12, bumping the prior week's top seller, "Transformers: Age of Extinction," from Paramount Pictures, to No. 2. "Edge of Tomorrow,"...
  • Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test

    Neil Patrick Harris, in Oscars' 'perfect storm,' faces ultimate hosting test
    After years spent calling for Neil Patrick Harris to host the Oscars, fans of the star got what they asked for Wednesday when Harris was named emcee of the 2015 ceremony. The actor playfully hinted at the announcement in a video distributed on social...
  • Jodie Foster lands a buyer in Hollywood Hills

    Jodie Foster lands a buyer in Hollywood Hills
    Jodie Foster has sold her home in Hollywood Hills for $4.995 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, is in the Bird Streets area, long popular with celebrities. A courtyard leads to a skylighted entry.  The step-down living room has a cathedral...
  • Cameron Crowe's Ode to Bill Murray

    For this week's Variety cover story on Bill Murray, we reached out to director Cameron Crowe about what it was like working with the legendary comedian on his upcoming, as-yet untitled film, which is scheduled for a May 2015 release. Crowe responded...
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar Host: Edgier Than You Think

    Neil Patrick Harris was the perfect choice to host the Oscars -- but maybe not for the obvious reasons. When Variety broke the announcement of the host Wednesday, industry reaction was positive. He's like the Sara Lee of performers: Nobody doesn't like...
  • Neil Patrick Harris chats about his choose-your-own-adventure memoir

    The shortest distance between Neil Patrick Harris and a glimpse of his life story isn’t a straight line. The actor/singer/director/award show host, currently appearing on screen in “Gone Girl” (and recently on Broadway starring in...
  • Mel Gibson puts his jungle oasis in Costa Rica up for sale

    Mel Gibson puts his jungle oasis in Costa Rica up for sale
    Mel Gibson has put his beachfront retreat in Costa Rica up for sale at $29.75 million. The 500-acre property, called Playa Barrigona, is in a jungle region of the Nicoya Peninsula and includes three hilltop homes with views of the ocean. The villas...