‘Selma’ Cast, Director Wear ‘I Can’t Breathe’ Shirts at N.Y. Premiere

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Parties and protests don't typically overlap, but the "Selma" cast made an exception and a statement on Sunday night following the film's Manhattan premiere.

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‘Homeland’ Recap: The Agony of Defeat

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The agony of defeat permeates the penultimate episode of “Homeland’s” fourth season. SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen “Homeland” episode 11, “Krieg Nicht Lieb.” In another very tense installment of the Fall of Islamabad, it’s hard to decide what was more heartbreaking: Hearing Carrie Mathison say the words “We lost” or watching her... Read more

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Aaron Sorkin Slams Journalists for Publishing Hacked Sony Documents

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Newsroom” creator Aaron Sorkin has a message for real-life newsrooms, taking aim at publications posting leaked Sony documents in a new op-ed. Published on the New York Times’ website Sunday evening, Sorkin acknowledged the fact that his name was brought up in many of the emails, given that he wrote the “Jobs” biopic that’s... Read more

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‘The Newsroom’ Finale Might Look Better In Hindsight (SPOILERS)

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

So Aaron Sorkin? As Claude Rains said at the end of “Casablanca,” “As I suspected, you’re a rank sentimentalist.” Then again, anyone who has stuck with “The Newsroom” through its three interesting, exhausting, at times aggravating seasons — or for that matter, “The West Wing” in its heyday — won’t find that to be a... Read more

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Sports on MSNBC? News Outlet Will Launch Streaming-Video Hub To Test New Shows, Hosts

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

MSNBC is getting ready to debut a new show about sports. And one focused on books. And another that will examine celebrity and popular culture. In all, the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news network has 14 new programs ready to roll. You won’t see any of them on MSNBC. At least, not yet. The cable-news outlet best known... Read more

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Off Broadway Review: Edinburgh Fringe Hit ‘Every Brilliant Thing’

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Feeling blue? A little down in the dumps? Well, put down that straight razor and head over to the Barrow Street Theater, where a pudgy Brit comedian named Jonny Donahoe will give you a million reasons for not killing yourself.  Penned by Duncan Macmillan, with assistance from Donahoe, “Every Brilliant Thing” is a concept show... Read more

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S.F. Critics Name ‘Boyhood’ Best Film of 2014

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Boyhood” continued its awards season hot streak on Sunday as the San Francisco Film Critics Circle named it the best film of 2014. Richard Linklater’s 12-year drama, which recently topped the New York and Los Angeles critics’ awards, took home four trophies in San Francisco, including best director (Linklater) and supporting actress for Patricia Arquette. Sandra Adair won for... Read more

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Chris Martin a ‘Miracles’ Worker at ‘Unbroken’ Party

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chris Martin wowed the crowd with songs, ad libs and buckets of charm at Universal’s party Sunday in honor of “Unbroken” on the day before the film’s premiere. Martin offered a three-song set, starting with “Miracles,” the Coldplay tune from the film. He mentioned that it is heard over the closing credits, as everyone is walking out of the theater, “but if... Read more

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Sony Lawyers Warn Press to Destroy Documents from Hack

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony Pictures Entertainment is hitting back at media outlets for using stolen documents to report on the fallout from a devastating hack at the studio. Attorneys for the studio are asking press to destroy any information it may have obtained after information and emails were leaked online and emailed to journalists. “We are writing to... Read more

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Bill Cosby Briefly Breaks Silence, Expects ‘Black Media’ to Stay ‘Neutral’

December 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bill Cosby has briefly broken his silence since a wave of sexual allegations resurfaced against him, asking the media to stay “neutral” and saying that his wife is holding up amid the scandal. Cosby has largely stayed silent since allegations became public once more, but spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six when the... Read more

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