Posts Tagged ‘news’

Chance the Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Set

April 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Chance the Rapper will be missing the last day of Coachella, as the rising Chicago musician has been hospitalized for unknown reasons. Chance was supposed to preform Sunday at 3:10 on the main stage at Coachella. However, hours before that, a since-removed photo appeared on his Instagram account of the rapper in a hospital bed... Read more

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Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

April 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Kevin Sharp, a country musician who topped the charts after fighting a grueling, heavily publicized battle with cancer in the mid ’90s, has died. He was 43. According to his website, he died Saturday evening from “past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.” The Redding, Calif. native began showing interest in music early in his life,... Read more

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‘Rush Hour’ Producer Developing Spy Tale ‘Fugitive Colors’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Rush Hour” producer Arthur Sarkissian is developing “Fugitive Colors,” optioning Lisa Barr’s debut novel about the 1930s art world in Paris. The novel, published in October by Arcade Publishing, centers on an American Jewish artist who flees Chicago for the artistic freedom of Paris and becomes a spy amid the Nazis’ plans to rid Europe... Read more

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Gwen Stefani In Talks to Replace Christina Aguilera on ‘The Voice’

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Gwen Stefani is in talks to replace Christina Aguilera on NBC’s “The Voice” next season. The No Doubt singer joins new host Pharrell Williams, who replaces Cee Lo Green, and returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for the seventh season. She replaces Aguilera, who announced in February that she was pregnant with her second... Read more

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Johnny Depp’s ‘Transcendence’ Laying an Egg at the Box Office

April 19, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite its star power, Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” will likely play fourth fiddle in the box office this Easter weekend. The race looks to be a repeat of last weekend’s sequel showdown between Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and Fox’s “Rio 2,” which are each tracking for $25 million-plus. “Rio 2” looks to benefit from... Read more

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Characters Insist They’re ‘Just Like You’ (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The whole gang has finally come together in all its fearsome glory. In the new trailer for Showtime’s upcoming horror series “Penny Dreadful,” Josh Hartnett, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton and the rest of the cast insist that their eccentric characters are “just like you.” We’re assuming the same goes for the classic horror characters that... Read more

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Lara Spencer Named Third Co-Anchor of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Lara Spencer, the “Good Morning America” newsreader who recently negotiated a new contract with ABC to stay on the program, has been elevated to the role of co-host, and will, going forward, hold forth alongside current anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopolos. The move comes as “GMA,” TV’s most-watched morning program, has been in the... Read more

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TNT’s Craig Sager Diagnosed With Leukemia

April 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for his ever-colorful suits, has been diagnosed with leukemia. His son made the announcement Thursday on Twitter. Craig Jr.’s tweets also suggested that his dad, who also works for TBS, would miss most if not all of the NBA playoffs, which begin this weekend. Sager has been working with... Read more

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Watch Netflix’s Trailer for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2 (VIDEO)

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Netflix has released the official trailer for the second season of “Orange Is the New Black,” which premieres Friday, June 6, with all 13 episodes available worldwide on the streaming service. Series brings back the inmates of Litchfield women’s prison, starring Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, a 30-something woman serving a 15-month sentence after being... Read more

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Channel 5 Sale Falters as Discovery Withdraws From Bidding: Report

April 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — An attempt by the owner of U.K. broadcaster Channel 5, Northern & Shell, to sell the network appears to have faltered as reports circulated Thursday that one of the leading contenders to acquire the TV group, Discovery Communications, had withdrawn from the bidding process. Discovery was reported to have tabled a joint bid... Read more

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