LCD Soundsystem Wraps Electric Five-Night Residency at Hollywood Palladium

Three songs into LCD Soundsystem’s show last week at the Hollywood Palladium, James Murphy stopped the music. “Can you please turn off your electronic devices?” the frontman asked, nodding to the sea of screens. “Sorry,...

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...

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...

LeBron James, Morgan Spurlock Teaming on ‘I Promise School’ Documentary

Morgan Spurlock’s Warrior Poets and LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment are partnering on a documentary series that chronicles James’ launch of a public school for at-risk children in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The series, which...

Grammy Nominations: Seven Biggest Snubs and Surprises

Every year, the nominations for the Grammy Awards are met with varying degrees of surprise, exhilaration, outrage and boredom — and with dozens of categories, they can be a roller-coaster ride between all of...

Amazon Unveils Web-Based Tools for Creating VR and AR Apps, Characters and Scenes

Amazon has launched a suite of tools promising to make it quick — and affordable — for any business to create slick-looking 3D virtual reality and augmented reality apps. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit...

Soul Train Awards 2017: Full Winners List

The Soul Train Awards, a television staple since 1987, handed out honors to top talents in R&B, hip-hop and gospel music on Sunday night (Nov. 26) at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. In...

Salma Hayek and Mary J. Blige on ‘Connecting to Other Women’ Through Their Characters

Salma Hayek (“Beatriz at Dinner”) and Mary J. Blige (“Mudbound”) sat down for a chat for Variety’s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Google Home, which airs from Jan. 2 to Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. on...

China to Become World Leader in 5G, But Political Controls May Damp Content Industry

China’s ambition to lead the development of 5G mobile networks will make the country the world’s largest market for over-the-top (OTT) content over the next five years. But Beijing’s stringent controls over production and...

On Cyber Monday, Twitter, Reddit and Other Organizations Ask FCC to Save Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and hundreds of other businesses and organizations are calling on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to reverse course and scrap his plans to repeal most of the net neutrality rules. Their...

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