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Shamier Anderson, Stephan James Launch The Black Academy, Celebrate Black Excellence in Canada

Shamier Anderson (“Wynonna Earp”) and Stephan James (“Homecoming,” “American Son”) want to break down barriers of discrimination and combat systemic racism in the Canadian arts. On Dec. 3, the Scarborough, Ont. brothers announced the formation of The Black Academy, an expansion of their not-for-profit B.L.A.C.K. Canada (Building a Legacy in …read more

Todd Rundgren Plots 25-Show Virtual Tour Targeted to Different U.S. Markets

Todd Rundgren has a virtual road trip on the books for this winter, although the literal part of it will take him and his 10-piece band only as far as Chicago, and leave them there. The legendary singer-songwriter/producer is announcing a 25-city “tour” that will target different cities around the …read more

New ‘Christmas Carol’ Movie With Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya Comes to U.S. Theaters (EXCLUSIVE)

CineLife Entertainment is handling the U.S. release of a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” with a British voice cast including Carey Mulligan, Daniel Kaluuya, Martin Freeman, Simon Russell Beale and Andy Serkis. The film has been scheduled for more than 200 U.S. locations and will begin opening Dec. …read more

J Balvin Talks Beyonce, Bieber, and Who He’d Like to Collaborate With Next

In a little more than a decade, J Balvin — who is Variety‘s Hitmakers Collaborator of the Year —  has become one of the biggest artists in the world, a feat made even more remarkable by the fact that he nearly always sings or raps in Spanish (he’s fluent in …read more

Philip Bloom Dives Into the Hot Mess That Was the Canon R5

Perspective.

When Phillip Bloom’s latest video popped up in our YouTube subscriber feed, the headline caught our eye: “The BEST HYBRID on the market – but a HOT & MESSY start!”

Thumbnail image aside, we knew it had to be about the Canon EOS …read more

‘SEAL Team’ Star David Boreanaz on Playing Angel on ‘Buffy’ and Supporting LGBTQ Youth

Stacey Abrams shocked social media when she sounded off on Twitter last month about, not politics, but “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” The political powerhouse tweeted, “To be fair, Angel was the right boyfriend for Buffy coming into her power. Spike was the right man to be with as she became the …read more

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Says ‘It’s Time to Hunker Down’ Amid Surging COVID-19 Cases

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered a COVID-19 response update on Wednesday evening, telling residents that “it’s time to hunker down” as COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the county. “Cancel everything,” he advised in his first public address in a week. Garcetti delivered dire statistics, saying that in the …read more

Blackpink to Play Livestreamed Concert on YouTube This Month

Blackpink is coming in your area — virtually, anyway. YouTube Music has announced a livestream concert featuring the K-pop group, set for launch on Dec. 27 at midnight ET. The event, available exclusively on Blackpink’s YouTube channel, will include first-time performances of songs from “The Album,” released in October. Members …read more

Nexstar Media, Dish Reach Impasse in Carriage Talks

The Dish satellite service is in the midst of another feud with a programmer. Nexstar Media, the nation’s largest owner of TV stations, and Dish have failed to come to terms on a new carriage contract, leaving subscribers without access to the WGN America cable network and programming from stations …read more

Mel Gibson’s Ex-Wife Robyn Moore Pays $17.5 Million for Third Malibu Estate

A clifftop compound situated along one of the best streets atop Malibu’s Point Dume peninsula recently sold for a hefty $17.5 million, one of the biggest deals inked in that neighborhood this year. Records reveal the seller was Wendy Miller Hughes, the ex-wife of billionaire Public Storage heir B. Wayne …read more