• Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:46:36 +0000
    Eminem was the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on Nov. 18 and he brought Skylar Grey along for a performance that started with his new single “Walk on Water” and evolved into renditions of “Stan” and “Love The Way You Lie,” as well. In a white gown, Grey sat and sang at a piano […]
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:08:40 +0000
    After Al Franken was accused of sexual assault earlier this week, “Saturday Night Live” used its Nov. 18 “Weekend Update” segment to address the allegations against the senator who was once a “SNL” writer himself. Jost kicked off the segment by noting that Thursday is Thanksgiving, and there is a lot to be thankful for — […]
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:02:35 +0000
    Chance The Rapper wants to become the “Mariah Carey of Thanksgiving.” Appearing on “Saturday Night Live” Nov. 18 as the episode’s host, Chance said he was not there to promote anything but the upcoming holiday. And in the spirit of giving he wanted to donate $1 million to Chicago public schools — only he joked he […]
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 05:00:27 +0000
    It was a sketch months in the making but potentially the start of a new recurring property. “Saturday Night Live” opened its Nov. 18 episode with a cold open sketch entitled “The Mueller Files,” inspired by Robert Mueller’s investigation into Julian Assange and Wikileaks back in May of this year, an action once again made […]
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 03:43:07 +0000
    The final numbers for Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” are in. A week after its release, and following a standout performance on “Saturday Night Live,” “Reputation” has tallied 1.28 million in pure album sales, according to BuzzAngle Music. In total consumption, which includes audio streams for  “Reputation” tracks over the last seven days, the number inches closer […]
  • Sun, 19 Nov 2017 01:39:44 +0000
    Lena Dunham has reversed course, and apologized for her initial defense of Murray Miller, the “Girls” writer accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau. When news of the accusations broke on Friday, Dunham — and “Girls” co-showrunner Jenni Konner — issued a statement standing by Miller. “While our first instinct is to listen to […]
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 23:16:13 +0000
    At 1 p.m. on Saturday, music artists and execs mixed and mingled at the inaugural Variety Hitmakers event that celebrated the launch of Variety’s first music franchise, titled Hitmakers. The party, held at the Sunset Tower Hotel, was thrown in conjunction with the issue that lists 77 of the top music makers, while dissecting the 30 most-consumed songs of […]
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:44:55 +0000
    Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck,” which screened in the main competition at Camerimage, tells the complicated story of two children, both deaf, growing up in New York during different historical periods, whose paths strangely and magically converge. To tell this multi-layered story, DP Edward Lachman, a Camerimage regular and frequent Haynes collaborator (“Far From Heaven,” “I’m Not […]
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:33:06 +0000
    Cinematographer Steven Poster, who’s shot such films as “Donnie Darko” and “Stuart Little 2,” and is a former president of the Americans Society of Cinematographers, has been head of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, since 2006. He sat with Variety to assess the state of the organization at this point in its history (good) […]
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:16:40 +0000
    Production designer Adam Stockhausen, known for creating much of the fantastical look of Wes Anderson films such as “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Grand Budapest Hotel,” for which he won the Oscar, says he derives much of his inspiration from intensive research. Working closely with Anderson, Stockhausen most recently designed the upcoming “Isle of Dogs” while also […]
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