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By Jem Aswad Livestream and on-demand platform LiveXLive has announced the launch of a new original franchise show called “The Snubbys,” which is intended to honor “those who are deserving but not receiving.” The event, is slated to air on Sunday night (January 31) at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT — the …read more      

By elskes Luc Besson, the French filmmaker behind “Lucy” and “Valerian,” who is accused of rape by Dutch-Belgian actor Sand Van Roy, was made an assisted witness by a French judge on Monday. The judge assigned the new status following a private, five-hour hearing with Besson as part of an ongoing judicial …read more      

By Brian Steinberg After years of breaking into TV programs with commercials, Pepsi wants to get into a little show business of its own. “Cherries Wild” represents something different for the glitzy soda marketer, which has entertained viewers for decades with ads starring Michael Jackson, Madonna and Britney Spears. The half-hour trivia game …read more      

By jazztangcay A key scene in Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman” has audiences falling in love with Paris Hilton’s underrated 2006 single, “Stars are Blind.” The film’s Stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham dance to the song affectionately while in a local pharmacy. The tango soundtracks the two characters’ budding relationship, before …read more      

By Angelique Jackson Misha Green is taking on Lara Croft. The “Lovecraft Country” and “Underground” creator is set to make her feature directorial debut, writing and directing the next installment of “Tomb Raider” for MGM. Alicia Vikander will reprise her role as Lara Croft in the sequel to the 2018 action flick, which …read more      

By Haley Bosselman Kerry Washington, in conversation with Voices Artistic Creative Director Aja Monet, explained how “The Vagina Monologues” connected her ambitions as an actor and activist.  “Once I became a professional actor … the path for connecting the activism and art wasn’t always clear for me,” Washington said in an Instagram Live. …read more      

By Natalie Oganesyan In today’s TV news roundup, ABC announced the premiere dates for new series “Pooch Perfect,” “Home Economics” and “Rebel,” and HBO Max unveiled the trailer for its five-part limited series “It’s a Sin.” CASTING Constance Zimmer will join the cast of Freeform’s “Good Trouble” in a recurring role as Kathleen …read more      

By Leo Barraclough Vienna-based sales outlet Square Eyes has acquired Tim Leyendekker’s first feature “Feast” ahead of its world premiere in the Tiger Competition of the Rotterdam Film Festival. Variety has been given exclusive access to the trailer. Based on the Groningen HIV case, in which three men drugged other men and infected …read more      

By Jordan Moreau Jodie Turner-Smith is joining the “Witcher” universe. The “Queen & Slim” star has been cast in a lead role in Netflix’s prequel series “The Witcher: Blood Origin.” The six-episode limited series will take place 1,200 years before the events of “The Witcher,” starring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, and …read more      

By Jem Aswad The NFL has announced that Miley Cyrus will headline the NFL TikTok Tailgate at Super Bowl LV in Tampa Bay on February 7. According to the announcement, the Tailgate will be the on-site pregame hospitality event exclusively for the 7,500 vaccinated health care heroes the NFL invited to attend Super Bowl LV. The league …read more