| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" was down from last year but remains a ratings force as it kicks off season five, with Tuesday's return leading the night in its target younger demos while also helping launch new drama launch "Chasing Life" to credible...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:27 AM
Has "Dancing With the Stars" jumped the shark?
ABC's most popular series announced its latest celebrities Thursday morning on "Good Morning America," and the star power seemed weaker than usual. Will viewers care about "stars" they've never heard of?...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Chelsea Handler said goodbye to E! on Tuesday night with a star-studded hourlong sendoff that drew the show's largest audience in a couple of years.
According to Nielsen estimates, "Chelsea Lately" averaged 1.003 million viewers, including 498,000 adults...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 10:55 PM
Bethlehem got a little star power last year when actors Corbin Bernsen, Taylor Spreitler and friends scoured the city for spots to shoot their "passion project," a coming-of-age movie titled "Bethlehem."
They said they wanted authenticity and revised...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Aspiring star Ryan Guzman took an unusual path to Hollywood, including a few years as a martial arts fighter. It wasn't exactly acting school, but it taught him some valuable lessons.
"I learn through experience. That's how I've always been," Guzman...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Any group of awards bestowed by one group of humans on another will inevitably be considered arbitrary, political, meaningless, myopic or absurd (unless, of course, you win one, at which time they become shiny symbols of wisdom and insight).
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
NBC again edged ahead of its Big Four rivals in adults 18-49 last week, but Univision has made it two straight frames as the top-rated network overall in the key demo.
With its year-round slate of firstrun telenovelas, the Spanish-language Univision...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Thirteen-year-old Aubrey Davenport, hoping to be noticed among the thousands of fans outside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for Fox's Teen Choice Awards, held up a sign she made for her favorite star.
But the celebrity the Orange County native wanted to...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:31 PM
"Desperate Housewives" alum Shawn Pyfrom, in the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's untimely death, has admitted that he is an addict and has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Hoffman, the 46-year-old "Hunger Games" and "Capote" actor, who was...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
From the moment it premiered, Showtime's high-stakes, wildly ambitious spy thriller "Homeland" was not so much discussed as it was anointed. It was the first drama to both embody post-9/11 anxiety and serve as a master class in acting, a narrative high-...