Kanye West Living in Atlanta Stadium to Complete Work on New Album

Kanye West has been living inside an Atlanta stadium while working on his new album.A representative for the performer said Monday that West planned to remain inside Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium while working to complete Donda, his 10th studio album.The person spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized […]

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Jackie Mason, One of the Last Borscht Belt Comedians, Dies at 93

Jackie Mason, the sometimes-controversial standup comedian who unapologetically embraced Jewish themes and political incorrectness, achieving a national profile through a series of successful one-man shows on Broadway without substantial work in film or television, died Saturday in Manhattan.He was 93.The New York Times said his death was confirmed by his friend Raoul Felder.Mason was one […]

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Issa Rae Marries Louis Diame During Intimate Wedding Ceremony in South of France

While we know everything about Issa Dee’s romantic pursuits on the small screen, Issa Rae’s Irl romances are a bit more mysterious.  Perhaps that’s why it’s only fitting that the Insecure star and her fiancé Louis Diame pulled off a private wedding ceremony in the South of France over the weekend.Issa hilariously confirmed the news on Instagram on July 26 while […]

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Mary Tyler Moore Doc ‘Being Mary’ in the Works From Lena Waithe, Endeavor Content

A Mary Tyler Moore documentary is in the works from Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Productions and Endeavor Content.Directed by James Adolphus, Being Mary: The Mary Tyler Moore Documentary will follow the personal and professional journey of the star, businesswoman and advocate best known for her portrayal of a single, successful and professional woman of television […]

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How Cannes Pulled Off an In-Person Film Festival by Spending More Than $1 Million on Covid Testing (Exclusive)

The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival beat the odds by delivering two weeks of nonstop movies — and major stars such as Matt Damon, Regina King and Timothée Chalamet — in the middle of a global pandemic.It wasn’t an easy task.Variety has learned that the festival fronted more than $1 million to cover the costs […]

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‘Lovecraft Country’ and ‘Hamilton’ Break Emmy Records for Actors of Color

The Emmy nominations were announced Tuesday, and the TV Academy provided historic representation across its acting categories, despite a couple of questionable hiccups.Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett of the now-canceled “Lovecraft Country” made history as the first two Black leads to be nominated from the same drama series.“Pose” also joins for achieving the same feat […]

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Remembering Richard Donner: With ‘Superman’ and the ‘Lethal Weapon’ Films, He Made the Blockbuster Era Both Bigger and Smaller

There’s no denying that Richard Donner, who died Monday at 91, was one of the most influential architects of the blockbuster era.He directed “Superman,” the 1978 man-of-steel epic that invented the comic-book movie as we know it.He directed all four films in the “Lethal Weapon” series, which may be the quintessential incarnation of the joshingly […]

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Christina Aguilera Says Britney Spears ‘Deserves All the Freedom Possible’

Christina Aguilera is the latest person to publicly declare her support for fellow pop icon Britney Spears as Spears fights to leave her legally binding conservatorship.The singer posted a series of tweets Monday evening expressing her thoughts on Spears’ conservatorship.“These past few days I’ve been thinking about Britney and everything she is going through.It is […]

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