TV Review: Catherine Zeta-Jones in 'Queen America'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The migration of movie stars to television has resulted in some series that seem divinely ordained -- from Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in "Big Little Lies" to Billy Bob Thornton and Kirsten Dunst on "Fargo" -- and others that feel significantly more random. "Queen America," which forces an Oscar winner to tamp down all that's best about her persona, is one of the latter cases.
Carrie, Chris and Keith steal the show at the Country Music Awards
(Reuters) - Chris Stapleton was the big winner but Carrie Underwood and her unborn baby stole the limelight at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards on Wednesday.
TV Review: 'Dirty John'
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Just about any crime story can find an audience if it's told with enough drama and intrigue. Though the true crime genre has been exploding in recent years thanks to podcasts ("Serial") and documentary series ("The Jinx," "Making a Murderer"), the widespread fascination with what makes people turn on each other -- and how to withstand it -- has fueled shows like "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Law & Order: SVU" for decades. As much as anything else, true crime and the fiction inspired by it has something of a built-in audience, ready and waiting to see what the hell new twist reality can serve up.
Top YouTuber Lilly Singh Says She's Taking a Break From Videos, Citing Mental Health
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Lily Singh, the popular YouTube comedian and vlogger known online as "Superwoman," is taking a hiatus from posting on YouTube, citing a need to restore her mental health and creative energy.
Cardi B, Chance the Rapper, T.I. to Judge New Netflix Hip-Hop Music Competition Series
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Cardi B continues to take over the entertainment world, and now, the chart-topper can add reality television judge to her resume.
Final season of 'Game of Thrones' to premiere in April
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - HBO's hit Emmy-winning drama "Game of Thrones" will debut its eighth and final season starting in April, the network announced in a trailer released online on Tuesday.
U.S. settles antitrust charges with six broadcast companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has settled antitrust charges with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Media Co and four other broadcast companies accused of sharing competitively sensitive information with rivals, the department said on Tuesday.
The Search for Country's Next Star Gets 'Real' With Shania Twain's New Show
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With so many options for music competition shows on television - "The Voice," "American Idol" and "American's Got Talent" among them -- it's high time the Country genre got its share of the spotlight. Enter: USA Network's "Real Country," a national showcase for promising artists hand-selected by panelists Shania Twain, Travis Tritt and Jake Owen, premiering Nov. 13.
UPDATE 1-Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls, shots
GAZA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Israeli warplanes bombed the studios of Hamas's television station in the Gaza Strip on Monday during a surge in cross-border fighting, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.
How Long Can Alec Baldwin Play Donald Trump on 'SNL'?
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Given Alec Baldwin's recent on- and offscreen troubles, is his most high-profile job -- playing President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" -- still secure?
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