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  • Joan Rivers: Most Memorable Moments in Her Career

    Joan Rivers performed for over 50 years, and was never one to shy away from controversy. Some of her best material came from saying exactly what was on her mind, regardless of the storm that might follow. Here are some memorable moments from the gravelly-...
  • Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Raunchy, gravelly voiced and self-deprecating comedian Joan Rivers, who rose from Greenwich Village standup to occasional host of "The Tonight Show" and star of TV's "Fashion Police," died Sept 4. She was 81. "She passed...
  • Meryl Streep Sells Hollywood Hills West Home To Alex Rodriguez

    A-list actress Meryl Streep has sold a home in Hollywood Hills West to New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for $4.8 million. Known as the Honnold & Rex Research House, the 1954 residence was redesigned and reconfigured by earlier owner and...
  • 'Accused' Tapped Dutch Candidate for Oscar's Foreign-Language Noms

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Paula van der Oest's thriller drama "Accused" ("Lucia de B.") will represent the Netherlands in the race for foreign-language film race at the Academy Awards. "Accused," which is based on a true story of Lucia de Berk and...
  • MGM TV Prepping 'In The Heat of the Night' Series with Tate Taylor, Warren Littlefield (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - MGM TV is in the early stages of developing a drama series based on the 1967 pic "In the Heat of the Night," with Tate Taylor and Warren Littlefield as exec producers. Taylor, writer and director of "The Help," and director of...
  • 'Accused' Tapped Dutch Candidate For Oscar's Foreign-Language Noms

    Paula van der Oest's thriller drama "Accused" ("Lucia de B.") will represent the Netherlands in the race for foreign-language nominations at the Academy Awards. "Accused," which is based on a true story of Lucia de Berk and penned by Moniek Kramer and...
  • Toronto: Judy Cairo Heads Back to Fest With 'Boychoir'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - During the height of the recession, producer Judy Cairo managed to break into the feature film business with a smallish indie called "Crazy Heart" through her Informant Media banner. Since "Crazy Heart" became a major hit with...
  • Norway Sends '1001 Grams' To Oscar's Foreign-Language Race

    Bent Hamer's "1001 Grams" is set to represent Norway in the foreign)language Academy Awards' race. Pic will play in the Masters sidebar at the Toronto film fest. "1001 Grams stands out with a clear international profile - in Hamer's unique way it...
  • Doritos Recruits Elizabeth Banks, 'Pitch Perfect 2′ to Promote its Super Bowl Ads

    Doritos is making a very different play this year to promote its appearance at the Super Bowl. As part of its "Crash the Super Bowl" campaign, the snack brand has turned to Elizabeth Banks, who is currently directing "Pitch Perfect 2" for Universal...
  • Professor's quest reveals LBJ vendetta against George Hamilton

    PHILADELPHIA For a few months in 1966, the budding romance between film star George Hamilton and Lynda Bird Johnson, daughter of the 36th president, was the talk of Washington. Gossip columnists followed their every move as Hamilton squired her around...
  • Emmy Awards score ratings win despite the odds and mixed reviews

     Emmy Awards score ratings win despite the odds and mixed reviews
    Hey, maybe the Emmys won't have to be canceled after all. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Monday, the first time since 1976 that TV's top night has been pushed out of its usual Sunday berth. And not just any Monday, but the last one in...