Oscar Race: Bangladesh Selects ‘Firefly’ for Foreign-Language Contention

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bangladesh’s Oscar selection committee has chosen director Khalid Mohammed Mithu’s “Glow of the Firefly” (‘Jonakir Alo’) as the country’s contender in the Academy Awards foreign language category.

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New Zealand Picks ‘Dead Lands’ For Oscar Consideration

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

New Zealand has picked the Maori-language “The Dead Lands” as its contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language Oscar section.

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Report: NFL Security Chief Was Sent Ray Rice Video in April

September 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The video of Ray Rice punching his fiance in a casino elevator was sent to NFL security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials have repeatedly denied ever seeing the tape, which was released by TMZ on Sept. 8. But two weeks... Read more

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Royal Shakespeare Company Hit ‘Wolf Hall’ Moves to Broadway with Original Stars

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2,” the rebranded two-part theater event that originated at the Royal Shakespeare Company as “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” has mapped out its route to Broadway, landing at the Winter Garden Theater in an April opening. Actors Ben Miles (pictured above), Lydia Leonard and Nathaniel Parker, who played starring... Read more

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‘True Detective’: Rachel McAdams Closes In On Female Lead Role (EXCLUSIVE)

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Rachel McAdams is said to be locking down the female lead role in season two of HBO’s “True Detective.” Sources tell Variety HBO has offered McAdams the part opposite Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn. Taylor Kitsch is also expected to land the role of the fourth lead. Several other actresses have been considered for the part,... Read more

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The ‘Big Brother’ Winner Is…

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Find out who won Season 16 of CBS' "Big Brother," with Cody, Derrick and Victoria vying for the $500,000 prize.

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The ‘Big Brother’ Winner Is…

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Find out who won Season 16 of CBS' "Big Brother," with Cody, Derrick and Victoria vying for the $500,000 prize.

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Johnny Depp Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Shifts to January 2015 Release Date

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Johnny Depp’s crime comedy “Mortdecai” will steal into theaters two weeks early, Lionsgate said Wednesday. The story of a hapless art dealer entangled in larceny on a globe-trotting scale will debut on January 23 as opposed to its original release date of February 6. That sets it up against the Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy... Read more

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Johnny Depp Comedy ‘Mortdecai’ Shifts to January 2015 Release Date

September 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Johnny Depp’s crime comedy “Mortdecai” will steal into theaters two weeks early, Lionsgate said Wednesday. The story of a hapless art dealer entangled in larceny on a globe-trotting scale will debut on January 23 as opposed to its original release date of February 6. That sets it up against the Jennifer Lopez thriller “The Boy... Read more

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ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for NFL Comments

September 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

ESPN has suspended analyst Bill Simmons for three weeks over a profanity-laced rant in which he called NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a “liar” and challenged his bosses at ESPN to punish him for criticizing the league’s recent handling of its domestic violence issues. The network made the announcement on Wednesday. “Every employee must be accountable... Read more

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