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  • Ariana Grande, The Who Among Stars Set for 'Stand Up to Cancer' Telethon

    How do you make cancer entertaining? Ask Joel Gallen. The exec producer of the biennial "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon along with Gwyneth Paltrow, he must craft an hourlong program that's meaningful enough to elicit donations for cancer research -- and...
  • Hollywood Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: 'One of a Kind'

    Hollywood Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers: 'One of a Kind'
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Pioneering comedian Joan Rivers died on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, and Hollywood quickly took to social media to pay their condolences. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by...
  • Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Set with The Weinstein Co.

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Weinstein Company is re-teaming with Quentin Tarantino on his upcoming Western "The Hateful Eight" with shooting starting in January and a release set for the fall of 2015. The announcement is not a surprise, given that...
  • Weinstein Co. to distribute Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'

    Weinstein Co. to distribute Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight'
    The Weinstein Co. is bringing Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" to the big screen -- the very big screen. The company announced Wednesday that it will handle worldwide distribution for the writer-director's post-Civil War western, which will be...
  • Stephen Lee, Character Actor in 'Burlesque,' 'The Negotiator,' Dies at 58

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Stephen Lee, a talented character actor who spent more than three decades in the business, died of a heart attack on August 14. He was 58. Some of his more notable credits include the films "Burlesque" (2010), with Cher and...
  • 'Life of Crime' is true to mayhem and humor of Elmore Leonard

    No one brought more panache to wised-up crime, crime with a wicked sense of humor, than the late Elmore Leonard. As the author of close to 50 novels, Leonard's star has never been brighter, including the publication this week of a collection of four...
  • 'Life of Crime' satisfies despite sluggishness

    As Elmore Leonard screen adaptations go, "Life of Crime" packs in plenty of atmosphere, but not much punch. Though faithful to "The Switch," the 1978 Detroit-set novel on which it's based, the film's overall affect is flat, and its pacing ponderous. You...
  • TORONTO: Sophie Cookson Starring Opposite Adrien Brody in 'Emperor'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a pre-Toronto Film Festival move, British actress Sophie Cookson has come on board opposite Adrien Brody in historical action-adventure "Emperor." Other cast members in "Emperor," directed by Lee Tamahori, include Paz...
  • Best and Worst of the 2014 Teen Choice Awards

    After a water main break left UCLA's Pauley Pavilion temporarily out of service, the Teen Choice Awards were forced to move to Shrine Auditorium, a venue that's more theater than it is stadium. Nonetheless, Sunday's ceremony was far from a disaster,...
  • 'The Expendables 3' has more bones, less muscle

    'The Expendables 3' has more bones, less muscle
    ** (out of four) Why aren’t the “Expendables” movies being released directly to gyms? They’re testosterone-fueled time-passers requiring only a vague interest in seeing countless enemies shot and buildings/trucks/helicopters...
  • First Teaser for Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' to Appear Before 'Sin City 2′

    Though no footage for his next film has even been shot yet, a teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's next film, "The Hateful Eight," will be attached to the release of Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." The trailer will only appear in...