Fergie Set to Host Fox Singing Competition ‘The Four’

Fergie has joined Fox’s new singing-competition series “The Four: Battle for Stardom” as host. “I am very excited and proud to be the host of ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom,’” said Fergie. “This is a...

Billionaire Peter Thiel Sells Majority of Facebook Stake, Pocketing $29 Million

Investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel has sold 73% of his remaining shares in Facebook, earning $29 million on the sale. Thiel now owns 59,913 Class A shares of Facebook after he sold 160,805 shares on...

Philanthropy at the Core of Scooter Braun’s Business

Scooter Braun helps steer the careers of some of today’s top stars as manager to Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Kanye West, Tori Kelly and more, but despite the glamour his celebrity clientele carries, philanthropy...

Slamdance Film Festival Unveils Competition Lineup (EXCLUSIVE)

The Slamdance Film Festival has unveiled its 24th annual narrative and documentary feature film competition lineup, Variety has learned. The festival, launched in 1995 as an alternative to Sundance, has included showings of such notable titles as...

Time Inc. + Meredith: Can Two Old-Guard Publishing Firms Find Digital Strength in Numbers?

Time Inc. earlier this year said it was going to fly solo, announcing that it was ending merger talks. Just a few short months later, CEO Rich Battista and the company’s board changed their tune:...

Netflix Orders Commits to ‘Sex Education’ with U.K. Drama Order

Netflix is putting “Sex Education” on the curriculum, with an order for a new coming-of-age comedy drama out of the U.K. “Sex Education” will follow an awkward teen, Otis Thompson, who lives with his mom,...

From Ariana to Watt: Catching Up With Scooter Braun’s 20 Clients as SB Projects...

As Scooter Braun’s SB Projects celebrates its tenth year in business, its management roster has grown to more than 20 active acts spanning multiple genres from pop (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber) to hip-hop (Kanye West,...

David Cassidy’s Daughter Katie Shares Her Father’s Last Words

David Cassidy’s daughter, actress Katie Cassidy, has posted a Twitter message remembering her father, who died Tuesday at 67. Katie Cassidy shared that her father’s last words were “So much wasted time.” “This will be a...

Departing Hulu VR VP Noah Heller Launches L.A. Tech Fund 3Rodeo (EXCLUSIVE)

One of the key executives behind Hulu’s virtual reality (VR) push has left the company, and is now starting a Los Angeles-based tech fund: Noah Heller, Hulu’s VP of business development for emerging technology...

Peter Horton Developing NBC Drama Based on San Francisco Cop Karen Lynch (EXCLUSIVE)

A drama series is in development at NBC based on the life of Karen Lynch, one of San Francisco’s first female police officers, Variety has learned exclusively. Raised by a schizophrenic mother, the series would follow...

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