| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
This animated sequel was more than a raging success at the box office; it also has a place in film history ... as the most profitable movie in the history of Universal Pictures to date.
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the now-domesticated Gru,...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 AM
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire. "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:13 PM
The Katy Perry-John Mayer love tour just hit "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
The "Roar" singer appeared on the daytime talk show Friday to promote her album "Prism" and show off her latest video with her crooning beau, who later surprised her onstage....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Katy Perry has tidied up some old business, selling her fortress-like compound in Hollywood Hills West for $5.565 million.
The pop singer bought the property in 2011 with her then-husband, actor Russell Brand, for $6.5 million. But the couple never...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Courtney Love has a memoir coming out. Probably. From William Morrow in the U.S. and Macmillan in the U.K., if things go as planned. Something she was working on a with a co-writer -- that much is sure.
Love has many identities: As the lead singer of...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Now in its fourth year, Variety's Power of Comedy event recruits a lineup of standup and sketch acts to raise money for the Noreen Fraser Foundation.
While fundraising never hurts, the org is just as committed to raising awareness.
An unfl appable...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Set in Las Vegas, also known as "The People's Republic of Bad Choices" as phrased by screenwriter Diablo Cody, "Paradise" marks the Oscar-winning writer's feature directorial debut.
The movie has been kicking around since late summer on VOD and now...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:45 PM
The physical elements of the current spectacular attraction visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater from the United Kingdom consists of the following: one puppet (hollow cardboard head and cloth body) and one table (rectangular, prosaic).
| Oct 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Rising above the Sturm und Drang, the entertainment stories that managed to captivate Twitter and move the cultural thermometer during this past week's news cycle seemed to cohere around a thematic grouping.
Call it a kind of autumnal stirring. Last...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...