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Sarah Silverman and Joel McHale Talk Politics, Standup and Adapting to the Binge-Watching Model

They may be the hosts of variety series on streaming services — his looks at popular clips from the world of pop culture under a humorous lens, while hers travels the country to interview those with different backgrounds and points of views than her own — but Joel McHale and Sarah Silverman are still stand-up […].....»»

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Universal Marketing Overhaul: Michael Moses Promoted, Dwight Caines Hired

Universal has elevated Michael Moses to the position of worldwide marketing president and hired Dwight Caines as co-president of marketing, the studio announced in a company-wide memo. The moves come as Universal has been rocked by a series of executive dismissals following allegations of inappropriate conduct by former marketing chief Josh Goldstine. Seth Byers, executive […].....»»

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WHO Details What Separates Gaming From Addictive Gaming as Disorder Closes on Recognition

The World Health Organization may soon recognize “gaming disorder” as an addictive disease, according to an official news release. The addition comes with the new release of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Other additions include a chapter on sexual health topics, such as “gender incongruence” and a chapter on traditional medicine, […].....»»

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WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey Talks Post-Merger Priorities, Investing in Content and Falling for ‘Westworld’

AT&T committed upwards of $100 billion to acquire Time Warner. After laying out that kind of capital, AT&T leaders would be crazy not to invest heavily in content for HBO, Warner Bros., and Turner. That’s the message sent by John Stankey, the AT&T veteran who is CEO of the newly minted WarnerMedia division, in an […].....»»

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Frances Bean Cobain Seeks Sale of Vintage Spanish in Hollywood Hills

Frances Bean Cobain, rock ‘n’ roll royal daughter of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, hoisted her vintage Spanish residence in the low-key foothills above Hollywood, Calif., up for sale at $2.695 million. The visual artist and part-time fashion model, featured in the spring/summer 2017 advertising campaign for Marc Jacobs, paid […].....»»

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Sam Mendes Sets WWI Movie ‘1917’ as Next Directing Gig

Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners has won a spec package auction and will finance World War I film “1917” with Sam Mendes on board to direct. The film will begin production next April, for a U.S. release in December 2019 with Universal distributing the pic. Mendes wrote the original script, which marks his first writing credit, […].....»»

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Dr. Dre Is Making a Movie About Marvin Gaye (EXCLUSIVE)

Dr. Dre is working on a movie about the late singer Marvin Gaye, Variety has learned. The rapper, whose film credits include 2015’s “Straight Outta Compton,” on which he served as a producer and an inspiration for the film, is in the early stages of getting the project off the ground. And rights to use […].....»»

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Roku Plans to Launch Amazon Channels-Like Video Subscription Marketplace (EXCLUSIVE)

Roku plans to launch a marketplace for video subscription services in the coming months, which will allow consumers to sign up for and watch subscription services without the need to download separate apps on Roku devices, Variety has learned from multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. The marketplace is said to be similar to […].....»»

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Elijah Wood on Why He’s Making a Video Game

“Transference” looks like a movie wrapped inside a video game, but Elijah Wood, who’s helping to create the title with Ubisoft, tells Variety that’s not the case. “It’s a game, it’s definitely a game,” he said in a private upstairs room at LA’s Orpheum Theatre following Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last week. “This isn’t just a […].....»»

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Dick Wolf on What’s Next After His NBC Deal Expires and Why He’ll Never Retire

Casting is an area of television production that is of great importance to uber-producer Dick Wolf, and he makes sure that he has the last word on that, he tells Variety at the Monte Carlo TV Festival, which is paying tribute to the career of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” star Mariska Hargitay, and […].....»»

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The Mysteries of ‘Westworld’ Are Far More Than Hype (Column)

At the beginning of the season, “Westworld” look like a show that might come to serve as a replacement for “Game of Thrones,” the other HBO series that catalyzes fans with its spectacular imagery and compelling, archetypal characters. It remains as close to serving as methadone for “Thrones” addicts as any other show on the […].....»»

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Emmys 2018: Late Night and Sketch Series Offer More Variety (Column)

With more news to cover than ever, TV’s late-night talk and variety shows have had their work cut out for them. Luckily — if a bit overwhelming — for us, there are also more talk and variety shows on the air than ever to help us parse through it all. In fact, some of the […].....»»

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Netflix Is Coming to More Hotel Rooms, Courtesy of Dish

Netflix is growing its hospitality footprint: The streaming service will arrive in additional hotel rooms in the coming months, thanks to a new partnership with Dish’s Evolve hospitality offering. Evolve, which Dish launched in June of 2017, is combining Dish’s live TV service with streaming apps. To do this, the service is using Android TV […].....»»

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Kyra Sedgwick Talks ‘Controversial’ Fashion and Becoming a ‘More Authentic Self’

First-time director Kyra Sedgwick — who scored four Emmy nods and one win for playing Brenda Leigh Johnson on “The Closer” — saw something in “Story of a Girl” others didn’t. “The experience of being in a very complicated family … and feeling a lot of self-doubt and shame and searching for myself, that’s something […].....»»

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TV Ratings: ‘Shades of Blue’ Season 3 Opens at Series Low

The third and final season of NBC’s “Shades of Blue” hit a new series low in its premiere on Sunday night. Airing at 10 p.m., “Shades of Blue’s” Season 3 opener averaged a 0.6 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.5 million viewers. That is down nearly 40% in the demo and  just over 30% in total […].....»»

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A Discussion With ‘Resident Evil 2’s’ Re-Creators

Its existence wasn’t a surprise, but one of the dark horse candidates for E3’s best of show lists was unexpected – a tour-de-force, top-to-bottom remake of “Resident Evil 2,” one of the most beloved games of all time. Publisher/developer Capcom has gone back to the well with “Resident Evil” a number of times with various […].....»»

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‘Jane The Virgin,’ ‘One Day at a Time’ Document the Undocumented

Immigration and the thorny issues surrounding it have fueled countless back-and-forths on cable news shows, but the much-debated topic has also steadily found its way into the scripted realm, with viewers’ favorite fictional characters wrestling with problems including ICE raids, deportation and the plight of the DACA Dreamers. The saga of Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) secretly […].....»»

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‘Legion’ Team Talks Season 2 Telepathic Fight Sequence and ‘Darth Vader Offer’

In the second episode of “Legion” season two on FX, Dan Stevens’ troubled telepathic hero David Haller encounters, for the first time, the true face of the nemesis that haunted and hunted him through season one — the Shadow King, aka Amahl Farouk, played by Navid Negahban. It’s a critical scene for David and Farouk, […].....»»

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TV Review: ‘Believer’ on HBO

Pride, the celebration of the LGBTQ community through the month of June each year, is as good an occasion to mark quite how much progress in the battle for equality has been made, and how far there is to go. “Believer,” a sweetly earnest new documentary airing on HBO, has plenty of the latter; it […].....»»

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Todd Fisher Opens Up About Deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds spent decades in the public eye. Nothing was off limits for the Hollywood mother-daughter duo. In interviews, stage shows, memoirs. and thinly veiled works of fiction such as “Postcards From the Edge,” Fisher and Reynolds dissected their tumultuous relationship, speaking candidly about everything from drug addiction to bad romances. What’s […].....»»

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