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Beyond 'Serial': Hollywood eyes gameshows in booming podcast market

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 5:09am
Four years after "Serial" put podcasts on the mainstream map with a twisty true crime murder story, Hollywood is rushing to embrace the audio format with everything from fictional thrillers to game shows.

Netflix steps up original Asian content to hook international viewers

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 3:01am
Netflix Inc unveiled a plan on Thursday to make 17 more original productions in Asia including Thai and Chinese language shows, as the U.S. firm seeks to attract new international users through more local content.

Netflix plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 9:44pm
Netflix Inc plans to make 17 more original productions in Asia as it seeks to boost international subscriber numbers, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said on Thursday.

Excited Spice Girls say reunion tour will feel strange without 'Posh'

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:51am
British pop band the Spice Girls joked on Wednesday about their plans for a new album after announcing they would reunite for a UK tour next year but said it would feel strange performing without "Posh Spice" Victoria Beckham.

Michael Douglas joins dad Kirk with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 3:20pm
Michael Douglas celebrated his 50th year in showbusiness on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near that of his screen legend father, Kirk Douglas, now 101.

EU approves Disney buy from Fox if makes TV divestments

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:22am
Walt Disney's $71.3-billion offer to buy Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's entertainment assets won approval from the European Commission on Tuesday, subject to Disney selling interests in factual TV channels in Europe.

Director Steve McQueen says `Widows' not just a heist movie

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 4:45am
At first glance, Steve McQueen's latest film, "Widows", looks like a fast-paced heist movie, but the award-winning British director says he wanted his Chicago-set movie to take a deeper look at the current political and social-economic climate.

Britain's Idris Elba named People mag's 'sexiest man alive'

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 12:04am
Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine.

Rapper Mac Miller died of accidental cocaine, fentanyl overdose: coroner

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 11:55am
Rapper Mac Miller, the former boyfriend of pop star Ariana Grande, died of an overdose of cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, the Los Angeles coroner's office said on Monday.

Bosnian musicians keep Sephardic Jews' dwindling language alive

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:02am
Sephardic Jews in Bosnia have kept their language alive ever since they were expelled from Spain in the late 15th century and found a home in Sarajevo, but today it is spoken by only a handful of the city's ageing Jews.

5 become 4: the Spice Girls reunite, minus 'Posh' Victoria Beckham

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:28am
British pop band the Spice Girls said on Monday they would reunite for a British tour next June although there was no mention of whether Victoria Beckham would take part.

Girlfriend of Italian deputy PM Salvini says goodbye with bedside selfie

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:26am
Italy's real-life soap opera, the relationship between Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and television star Elisa Isoardi, reached its last episode on Monday when she said goodbye by posting a selfie of them in bed.

Camila Cabello comes out on top at MTV Europe Music Awards

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 5:28pm
Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello was the top winner at the MTV Europe Music awards on Sunday night, with "Best Song," "Best Artist," "Best Video" and "Best U.S. Act" in a show that featured a stellar performance from Janet Jackson.

Box Office: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks with $50 million, 'Nutcracker' crumbles

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 10:24am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - There's a new box office queen in town.

Colombia must invest in education to have peace, singer Shakira says

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 9:03pm
Colombian must invest more in education if there is to be peace, pop star Shakira said on Friday, during a visit to her home country to close her El Dorado tour and break ground at two schools to be built by her charitable foundation.

Actor Alec Baldwin charged over New York parking spot fight

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:46pm
Actor Alec Baldwin, most recently famous for his impersonations of U.S. President Donald Trump, was charged on Friday after a fight over a New York parking spot, police said.

'Cool to vote': Hollywood election telethon aims to get youth to polls

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:34pm
Hollywood celebrities will make a push next week to urge young people to the polls in Tuesday's U.S. elections, when control of Congress and many state governorships are at stake.

Actor Alec Baldwin arrested over New York parking spot fight

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 2:20pm
Actor Alec Baldwin, most recently famous for his comic impersonations of U.S. President Donald Trump, was arrested on Friday in New York over a fight for a parking spot, police said.

'Cool to vote': Hollywood election telethon aims to get young to polls

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 12:49pm
Hollywood celebrities will make a push next week to urge young people to the polls in Tuesday's U.S. elections, when control of Congress and many state governorships are at stake.

Russia halts release of Hollywood movie that shows Kremlin coup

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 7:13am
Russia blamed bureaucracy rather than censorship for a decision to halt the release of a Hollywood movie that tells the fictional story of U.S. troops rescuing a Russian president from a Kremlin coup.

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