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Variety

  1. hmmm
    Margaret Atwood Thinks Star Wars Caused 9/11“The only difference is, in Star Wars, they get away.” Hmm.
  2. the industry
    Ashley Judd Says She Was Sexually Harassed by a ‘Famous’ Studio HeadThe studio head asked her to watch him shower.
  3. Check Out a New Oral History of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’Ahead of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’s Netflix premiere this Friday, Variety put together a comprehensive oral history of the […]
  4. ‘Variety’ Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2015With the Just For Laughs festival currently underway in Montreal, today Variety revealed its 2015 picks for its annual “10 Comics to Watch” […]
  5. speeches
    Lena Dunham on Why She’s an Imperfect Feminist“I always tell people that there is no such thing as a perfect feminist, and I am no exception.”
  6. Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen Talk About ‘SNL’ and Their Other Shows for […]To celebrate both of their Emmy nominations, Variety recently sat down with Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen for a hybrid interview/conversation […]
  7. comedy
    Critic’s Memo to Sarah Silverman: Don’t Be DirtyJust trying to save Sarah Silverman from her humor.
  8. postmortem
    Don’t Be Surprised If Sarah Silverman Never Does a Network Sitcom Again“Network TV is just not the place for me.”
  9. Shut Up, ‘Variety’: The Cluelessness of Claiming that Sarah Silverman […]According to Brian Lowry at Variety, “being as dirty as the guys” is the worst thing that Sarah Silverman can do for her career. This Sarah […]
  10. ink-stained wretches
    Nikki Finke May Contribute to Revamped VarietyNow that the longtime rivals are in the same corporate family.
  11. redesigns
    Variety Unveils Digital Face-liftAnd takes down its paywall.
  12. publishing
    Variety Will Soon Stop Releasing Daily EditionsAlso, they’re removing their paywall.
  13. Chef Shuffle
    Miller’s Tavern Has a New ChefBeberman cooked at Gramercy Tavern and Marlow & Sons.
  14. undignified arrests
    Variety’s New Owner Gets Community Service for Yacht Club Break-inFor allegedly peeing on a plaintiff’s boots.
  15. the industry
    The Three Obstacles to Reviving VarietyNikki Finke’s parent company is doubling down on entertainment news. But is there a place for the hobbled institution anymore?
  16. business
    Variety Sold to Nikki Finke’s BossUnlikely bedfellows!
  17. ‘Variety’ Tells Us about Their 10 Comics to WatchTwo weeks ago, we showed you the cover of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch” issue. The issue hits newsstands this week, so finally we can get an […]
  18. Leaked ‘Variety’ Cover Reveals the 10 Comics to Watch for 2012Sarah Colonna tweeted this picture that reveals this year’s Variety “10 Comics to Watch”, probably because she was super excited to be […]
  19. Neighborhood Watch
    Burger Bistro Expanding to Park Slope; Empanada Mama Spreads to LESPlus: Mail-order soup and chocolate-cheese is HOT-HOT-HOT!
  20. What John Mulaney Would Sound Like as a Def Jam Comic in 1992 In honor of John Mulaney’s bit about his review of Home Alone 2 if he were a def jam comic, here is my post about John Mulaney if I were a […]
  21. Amy Poehler Continues Her Reign of Awesomeness in Power of Comedy Award […] Amy Poehler is everyone’s hero. During the “Battlestar Galactica orgy” that was the Variety Power of Comedy awards ceremony for the Noreen […]
  22. Variety Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2011Just in time for the Montreal Just for Laughs festival this weekend, Variety has unveiled its annual list of “comics to watch.” It’s a list […]
  23. ink-stained wretches
    Leo Wolinsky Out As Editor of Daily VarietyHe was on the job for less than a year. Hollywood is fickle.
  24. todd mccarthy
    Former Variety Movie Critic Heading to Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy will be THR’s chief film critic.
  25. variety
    Variety Killing All Reviews Now?The trade’s publisher said he “planned to cease all reviews this year,” according to a person suing ‘Variety.’
  26. new jobs
    Todd McCarthy to NYFFDeposed ‘Variety’ critic Todd McCarthy is employed again!
  27. doom
    Variety Axes CriticsEmployment prospects for Todd McCarthy and David Rooney not so boffo.
  28. consider this
    ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads: A Reader’s Guide to Oscar-Season VarietyFeaturing our patented Plausibilitron 2010™!
  29. the industry
    Nicole Richie to Play a Sitcom Version of Nicole RichiePlus: Tom Cavanagh! ‘True Blood’! Cartoons!
  30. printmediapocalypse
    Variety’s Website to Cost Money, Hollywood Reporter Possibly Going Paperless?Nikki Finke says both trades will put up paywalls online and ‘HR’ will soon dump its print edition.
  31. obits
    Army Archerd Dead at 87Legendary showbiz reporter Army Archerd passed away in Los Angeles yesterday, following an extended battle with cancer.
  32. blogs
    Anne Thompson Splits for IndieWireShe’ll move her blog from ‘Variety’ to IndieWire on August 1.
  33. Openings
    Newest Coffee Innovation: Chemex by the CupThe latest in the quest for a cleaner, brighter, better cup.
  34. beef
    Hollywood Blog Wars Continue to EscalateBut is the whole thing just a tempest in a teapot?
  35. spats
    Fox Atomic Bites the Dust… giving Nikki Finke another opportunity to swipe at ‘Variety.’
  36. promotions
    Peter Bart ‘Up and Out’ at VarietyBart has been given an exciting new meaningless title: “vice-president and editorial director.”
  37. nikki finke
    Nikki Finke Hits Back at VarietyWere the trade’s three hit pieces the result of a failed acquisition?
  38. personal vendettas
    Variety Attacks Bloggers, But Mostly Nikki Finke’Variety’ let loose a trio of incensed stories yesterday about “toxic bloggers.” But they’re particularly angry about one in particular.
  39. the economy
    Anne Thompson Out at VarietyLayoffs at the trade have claimed longtime deputy editor Thompson, along with 30 others.
  40. company town
    Citigroup Posts $2.5 Billion LossA lot of big news at the banks today — but there’s also crazy stuff going down with Jeff Zucker, Dan Rather, Brooke Astor (from beyond!), and Barack Obama, in our daily industry roundup.
  41. company town
    Lawyers Advocate an Oscar for ‘Michael Clayton’ — That George Clooney Makes Them Look So Good!LEGAL • Lawyers everywhere are crossing their fingers for a Michael Clayton Oscar win. “In 80 years, only 10 legal movies or actors playing members of the legal community have taken home gold,” a columnist sighs. Awwwwww. Wait a second. We didn’t do the math, but isn’t that more than like, every other profession? How many people playing bloggers have won Oscars, for instance? Slickster lawyers. Always trying to trick us with their fancy talk. [Law.com] • Could John Edwards be our next attorney general? [The American] • The Sean Bell “50-shot” case is set to go to trial on Monday. [NYT]
  42. party lines
    Celebrities Skipping Out at SundanceHey, have you noticed how the celebrity supply in New York has been depleted these past few days? (Thankfully, we still have Tom Brady wearing a boot in the West Village.) It’s because all of the actors and directors are at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. But it seems like even in the celebrity fustercluck that is Park City right now, planners still can’t get enough star power to fuel their events. Apparently, Sundance schedules are so jam-packed with appointments, parties, and swag-suite visits that it’s no wonder they don’t make half the events they (well, their publicists) say they will. Of course, some no-shows you can see coming: Robert De Niro and Quentin Tarantino “expected” at a dinner for 50 Cent sponsored by VitaminWater? Um, sure. And we look forward to seeing Paris at the poetry reading.
  43. the sports section
    A-Rod Hires Guy Oseary, in Order to Better Entertain UsThere’s a new boss in the house of A-Rod, and sadly it’s not Cynthia Rodriguez. The Yankee third-baseman, who famously just renegotiated a $275 million contract with the Steinbrenners without the help of his longtime agent Scott Boras, has hired talent manager Guy Oseary to help steer his career. “He’s focusing on baseball and needs someone whose interests are aligned,” Oseary told Variety, seeming to imply that he will be A-Rod’s only management. “This is to help him have more control of his image and brand.” Now, we watched 60 Minutes on Saturday and A-Rod definitely said that he would keep Scott Boras onboard (Boras is getting $15 million from the A-Rod’s new contract, even though it was A-Rod’s wife, Cynthia, who coached him through it). “There hasn’t been a lot of talking back and forth” between Boras and A-Rod, the Yankee explained, but it seems like they’re still working together. Which is confusing, considering that Variety says they’re not. But it’s not as confusing as the fact that A-Rod hired Oseary in the first place. Oseary, who co-founded Maverick Records in the eighties, only has entertainment clients like Madonna, Lenny Kravitz, David Blaine, and the show Last Call With Carson Daly. Which we can only guess means that television, music, or magic is somewhere in A-Rod’s near future. We’re hoping for all three. A-Rod Bats for Oseary’s Team [Variety] Earlier: Scott Boras Out, Cynthia Rodriguez In?