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  • 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...
  • Film Review: 'Three Windows and a Hanging'

    Set in a traditional Kosovar village in 2000, a year after the war with Serbia, Isa Qosja's "Three Windows and a Hanging" is a critical look at a patriarchal culture threatened by the knowledge that the enemy violated their women. When a local femme...
  • 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...
  • Academy Reaches Out to Fans With Revamped Website

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has redesigned its Oscars.org website, giving the public more access to material from its archives and to its members, and encouraging fans to join in conversations about Oscar. The site includes access to...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

    Neil Patrick Harris will host this year's Oscars on Feb. 22, Variety has learned. Harris has performed on the Academy Awards show, but this will be his first time as host. Harris hosted the Tony Awards last year and Emmy in 2013 and 2009, so with Oscar,...
  • In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

    The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors--but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it comes to the Oscar race,...
  • 'Birdman' Executive Producer Sues Former Company for $55 Million

    The former CEO of Worldview Entertainment, which helped produce the upcoming "Birdman," is striking back against allegations that he misappropriated funds, filing a lawsuit accusing the company and former business partners of defamation. Christopher...
  • Chinn Cousins Launch Shingle for Fact-Based Projects

    Few producers have a better record producing feature documentaries than Simon Chinn, who won Oscars, Baftas and just about every other award going for "Man on Wire" and "Searching for Sugar Man." But theatrical docs are a niche market, as Chinn admits....