Friday, July 1, 2022

Entertainment

Jennifer Connelly Will Topline Alice Englert’s Directorial Debut “Bad Behaviour”

Riding high off the success of “Top Gun: Maverick,” which has taken in over $1 billion worldwide, Jennifer Connelly has lined up her next project. The Oscar winner has signed on to star in Alice Englert’s directorial debut, “Bad...

Diablo Cody and Zelda Williams Team Up for “Lisa Frankenstein,” Kathryn Newton Stars

Frankenstein is heading to high school. Diablo Cody and Zelda Williams are teaming up for “Lisa Frankenstein,” a pic inspired by Mary Shelley’s gothic novel. A press release announced that Kathryn Newton (“Big Little Lies”) and Cole Sprouse (“Riverdale”)...

Trailer Watch: Nana Mensah Inherits Her Mother’s Bookstore in Tribeca Winner “Queen of Glory”

“You don’t have to be your mother. You have to define you,” Nana Mensah is told in a new trailer for “Queen of Glory.” The multi-hyphenate’s directorial debut sees her starring as Sarah, a doctoral student on the brink...

Ricky Martin Sued for $3 Million by Ex-Manager for Breach of Contract

Ricky Martin is being sued for more than $3 million dollars in unpaid commissions by his ex-manager, Rebecca Drucker, according to legal documents. Drucker managed the Puerto Rican singer during two separate periods: from 2014-2018 and again from 2020-2022,...

South by Southwest Conference Expanding to Australia in 2023

The South by Southwest Conference is expanding beyond its longtime Austin, Texas home to Sydney, Australia. SXSW Sydney will host a seven-day celebration of technology, film and music from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22 in 2023. As in Austin,...

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Announce Partnership With World Bank for Educational Initiatives

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization that produces the Golden Globes, will co-sponsor a series of events with the World Bank to promote the growth of educational entertainment programming. Called “Global Forums,” these events will feature panels of...

How ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Achieved Authentic Representation of Autism, According to Its Star and Casting Director

For “Cha Cha Real Smooth” casting director Angela Demo, it was out of the question to consider neurotypical actors for the part of Lola, who is on the autism spectrum. “It was never in my mind,” Demo tells Variety....

The Best Coats and Sweaters From ‘Only Murders in the Building’

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. It might be summertime but Hulu is delivering hot fall lewks on their murder...

July 2022 Television Preview

As networks and streamers return to nearly pre-pandemic levels of content, July offers a broad variety of summer popcorn dramas and light-hearted comedies, plus a few spin-offs and prequels to round out blockbuster franchises.Among the most-anticipated new series are...

Travis Barker Hospitalized for Pancreatitis, According to Reports

The cause of Travis Barker’s emergency trip to the hospital Tuesday is reported to be due to pancreatitis, which doctors believe to be triggered by a colonoscopy. According to TMZ, multiple sources connected to the family have confirmed the hospitalization...
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David Arquette, Elizabeth Marvel Join Damon Lindelof & Tara Hernandez Peacock Series ‘Mrs. Davis’

David Arquette and Elizabeth Marvel are the latest additions to the cast of Damon Lindelof and Tara Hernandez’s Peacock...
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Trailer Watch: Phoebe Robinson Is a Podcast Host Learning How to Adult in “Everything’s Trash”

Phoebe Robinson is conquering another medium with “Everything’s Trash,” a Freeform comedy based on her 2018 New York Times bestseller. The “2 Dope Queens”...

Greenwich Entertainment Buys Stewart Brand Doc ‘We Are As Gods’ (EXCLUSIVE)

A documentary on counterculture icon and environmentalist Stewart Brand will get a U.S. release via Greenwich Entertainment. The indie distributor has bought the long-gestating...

El Salvador Civil War Movie ‘Fireflies at El Mozote,’ Exec Produced by Bob Yari, Greenlit by Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

Bob Yari, whose credits include “Crash” and “Yellowstone,” will serve as executive producer on “Fireflies at El Mozote,” one of three films set in...

Sigourney Weaver Plays a Teenager in ‘Avatar 2’: ‘Thrilled to Be Given That Challenge’

“Avatar” fans have known for quite some time that Sigourney Weaver is coming back for the upcoming sequel, “Avatar: The Way of Water,” but...