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Jan 19 5 tweets 3 min read
Singer-songwriter-guitarist David Crosby, a founding member of two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock units, the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (later Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), has died. He was 81 years old. His wife released a statement to Variety, saying, "Although he is no longer here with us, his humanity and kind soul will continue to guide and inspire us. His legacy will continue to live on through his legendary music."
Jan 17 7 tweets 5 min read
After two years of going virtual, Sundance Film Festival is back in person. Here are 13 films that could have buyers writing big checks: Image DRIFT

Cynthia Erivo plays Jacqueline, a refugee who flees war-torn Liberia for the safety of a Greek island. Through her friendship with a tour-guide (Alia Shawkat), she begins to find a way to move past the violence and trauma she has endured. ImageImage
Dec 7, 2022 7 tweets 5 min read
These are Variety's five #ActorsOnActors covers:

Austin Butler + Janelle Monáe
Cate Blanchett + Michelle Yeoh
Viola Davis + Jennifer Lawrence
Jamie Lee Curtis + Colin Farrell
Eddie Redmayne + Ana de Armas Viola Davis and Jennifer Lawrence cover Variety’s #ActorsOnActors issue.

Their full conversation drops today, Dec. 7.
Dec 7, 2022 11 tweets 7 min read
From #TheDropout to #Euphoria to #Andor, our chief TV critics sifted through an avalanche of shows to pick their favorites from this year. See which ones they chose here: "Abbott Elementary"

"Quinta Brunson’s ABC comedy about a hardworking, charismatic group of Philadelphia teachers was so immediately realized...that it feels like it’s been on for years rather than months." – Caroline Framke
Dec 6, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Kirstie Alley, a two-time Emmy-winning actor who rose to fame with her role as Rebecca Howe in the NBC comedy series “Cheers,” has died after a battle with cancer. She was 71. Alley’s death was confirmed through her official social media presence, which shared a statement from her children.
Dec 6, 2022 9 tweets 5 min read
#TheWhiteLotus is set up for an explosive Season 2 finale, where there are many loose ends to tie up. What will happen to Tanya? Did Cameron sleep with Harper? Is Lucia actually in danger? Who dies?! Here are our best White Lotus theories: THEORY #1: Greg is in cahoots with Quentin to kill Tanya for her money.

We have plenty of reason to be suspicious of Tanya's friendship with the "high-end gays." Plus, her discovery of Quentin's cowboy photo might be proof that he and Greg are scheming.
Dec 5, 2022 25 tweets 20 min read
Feels like a good time to share some behind the scenes photos from our upcoming season 17 of #ActorsOnActors... 🧵 Image Brendan Fraser and Adam Sandler's #ActorsOnActors conversation drops on Dec. 6. Image
Dec 5, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
Introducing the Season 17 lineup of Variety’s #ActorsOnActors. Image ACTORS ON ACTORS
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Oct 11, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Actress Angela Lansbury, whose 75-year career encompassed triumphs on the big screen, in musical theater and on television, died on Tuesday. Image Nominated for three Oscars, she won seven Tony awards and holds the record for Emmy actress nods with 12 for her role as Jessica Fletcher on “Murder, She Wrote.” ImageImage
Oct 11, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
Disney has overhauled its film schedule, delaying the release dates for #Blade, #Deadpool3, #FantasticFour and other Marvel properties. Release date changes for upcoming Marvel properties:

"Blade:" Nov. 3, 2023 ➡️ Sept. 6, 2024
"Deadpool 3:" Sept. 6, 2024 ➡️ Nov. 8, 2024
"Fantastic Four:" Nov. 8, 2024 ➡️ Feb. 14, 2025
"Avengers: Secret Wars:" Nov. 7, 2025 ➡️ May 1, 2026

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Oct 10, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
“Just be who you are, Selena. No one cares about what you’re doing. It’s about who I am, being okay with where I am. I am grateful to be alive.”

Selena Gomez gets candid in the trailer for upcoming Apple TV+ documentary “Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me.” Directed and produced by Alek Keshishian (“Madonna: Truth or Dare”), “My Mind and Me” chronicles Gomez’s health journey over the course of six years, including her struggles with lupus, depression and anxiety.
Sep 30, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Rap Lyrics Can No Longer Be Used as Evidence in California After Gov. Newsom Signs New Bill… In a big win for creative expression, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, which restricts the use of rap lyrics as evidence in court in California.
Sep 30, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Guy Fieri recalls doing a Make-a-Wish visit: "I went to this hospital with a 13-year-old boy and I stopped on the way to all the fast food places because he wanted me to make a dish called the Garbage Plate." "I got there and he was on a ventilator, and it was very emotional. But I built the plate and he goes, 'Now, eat it!' I take a few bites and we’re all laughing. He died five days later."
Sep 30, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
Trevor Noah is nearing his last laugh on “The Daily Show.”

The comedian, who came out of near anonymity to take over the program from Jon Stewart in 2015, plans to exit the flagship Comedy Central series after a seven-year tenure. Trevor Noah transformed #TheDailyShow for a new generation of viewers who are more at home on social media than they are cable outlets and broadcast networks.
Sep 29, 2022 6 tweets 4 min read
“They were gonna come and find me, and they were going to kill me.”⁠

The new trailer for ‘Barney’ docuseries ‘I Love You, You Hate Me’ uncovers the dark side of the beloved purple dinosaur series.⁠ The core message of the immensely popular “Barney and Friends” kids show was to spread love and kindness to one another, but the new Peacock docuseries highlights the idea that America was not so eager to accept that message.
Sep 29, 2022 7 tweets 4 min read
Prince Andrew, Duke of York is the subject of a new documentary coming soon to Peacock. Image “Prince Andrew: Banished" will explore the sexual assault allegations against the royal and his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, which eventually caused Queen Elizabeth II to strip her son of his military titles and royal patronages. Image
Sep 29, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Kathryn Hahn introduced Elizabeth Olsen at Variety's #PowerofWomen dinner: “She was so patient with all of my questions. Who is Ultron? What is that glove with all the gems on it?” “When it was just the two of us working on the finale, our base camp had two cars...She was very patient as it took me like a solid 40 minutes to ‘10-1’…which in the movie business, is to urinate. I had a lot of costume on, and a very small bladder.”
Sep 28, 2022 8 tweets 5 min read
Why do films get an #NC17 rating? Here’s a look at some of the movies that pushed the limits of the MPA ratings board.🧵

Please be aware that some of the film descriptions in the below thread mention sexual assault. "Blue Valentine" (overturned, released with R rating)

#BlueValentine earned an NC-17 rating due to an oral sex scene, but The Weinstein Company pushed back against the decision. The film was eventually released with an R-rating.
Sep 28, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Paramount has removed an untitled “Star Trek” sequel from its upcoming release slate. The news comes roughly one month after director Matt Shakman exited the project. Shakman had been courted by Marvel Studios to helm its “Fantastic Four” reboot.
Sep 27, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine in #Deadpool3 with Ryan Reynolds. Image Ryan Reynolds made the announcement on Instagram, saying, "We've been working very hard on the next Deadpool film for a good long while now...It’s been an incredible challenge that has forced me to reach down deep inside." Image
Sep 27, 2022 11 tweets 6 min read
Netflix's #AvatarTheLastAirbender adaptation has cast 20 new additions including George Takei, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Arden Cho and Danny Pudi. George Takei has joined the cast of Netflix's live-action adaptation of #AvatarTheLastAirbender. He will play Koh, an ancient, predatory spirit. Image