Record Store Day (Black Friday) Gotta-Haves: U2, Paul McCartney, Grateful Dead, Fleet Foxes, More

The Black Friday edition of Record Store Day is essentially RSD Jr. — the main one takes place in April — but that doesn’t mean there won’t be long lines outside indie music shops...

Grammy Nominations: Who Will Get the Big Nods? Kendrick Lamar? Ed Sheeran? Alessia Cara?...

With the nominees for music’s proverbial biggest night being announced Tuesday morning, Grammy season is well and truly upon us. And with the Thanksgiving hangover just clearing up, the time seems ripe for a...

How Turkey’s TRT World Wants to Win Over U.S. Online Video Viewers (EXCLUSIVE)

American cable news networks are about to get some unlikely competition online. No, it’s not another news site pivoting to video. Instead, it’s Turkey’s public broadcaster TRT, which has quietly begun to target U.S....

‘Vikings’ Boss on Reinventing the Show and the ‘Most Extraordinary’ Battle Scenes Yet to...

When “Vikings” creator Michael Hirst set about telling the saga of the famed farmer-turned-king Ragnar Lothbrok and his equally (if not more) famous sons, he always knew his leading man would reach an endpoint....

Tommy Keene, Power-Pop Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 59

Tommy Keene, a veteran singer-songwriter of the new wave and power-pop eras best known for his 1984 alternative-radio hit “Places That Are Gone,” died Wednesday, according to a post on his website. The post gives...

Aviron Pictures Acquires ‘Destination Wedding’ With Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

David Dinerstein’s Aviron Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Victor Levin’s “Destination Wedding,” a romantic comedy reuniting Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. The deal also includes all English-speaking territories, including the United...

Apple Projected to Spend $4.2 Billion on Original Content by 2022

Apple will ramp its original content spend to $4.2 billion by 2022 as part of an effort to expand a rebranded Apple Music, according to a projection from Loup Ventures analyst Gene Munster. The longtime...

Snapchat Adds Image Recognition Smarts to Its Photo Filters

Snapchat is using image recognition technology for some of its latest photo filters: Snapchat’s app will now automatically analyze the content of your photos and suggest relevant filters for a variety for contexts. The...

What the Repeal of Net Neutrality Will Mean for Hollywood

WASHINGTON — Next month, the FCC is likely to repeal almost all of the net neutrality rules that govern how internet providers handle traffic online. The action is already generating an outcry on social media....

‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Adds ‘Hart of Dixie’ Alum Wilson Bethel (EXCLUSIVE)

Wilson Bethel has been cast in “Daredevil” Season 3 at Netflix in a series regular role, Variety has learned exclusively. The exact character Bethel is playing is being kept under wraps. It is known, however, that...

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