Tag: Variety

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Bombshell: Weinstein Board Knew About Harvey’s Payoffs In 2015 (What About Disney?)

Out of the growing fear that the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal is about to spin out of control, is about to bring down those (like Ben Affleck) who are not useless has-beens like Harvey, the bombshell news that The Weinstein Company board knew of Harvey’s payoffs to women is being downplayed, especially by the Hollywood trades. Nevertheless, it is still a bombshell.

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Deadline, Variety, Hollywood Reporter Circle Wagons to Protect ‘Buttman’ Ben Affleck

Good faith searches reveal that, as of this writing, nowhere on the home page of either Variety, Deadline, or the Hollywood Reporter will you find a headline with the words “Ben” or “Affleck.” How is this possible in a news cycle where Hollywood’s Batman is being dubbed “Buttman” due to a whole new round of groping allegations?

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Lena Dunham, Megyn Kelly Make Variety’s ‘New Power of New York’ List

Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Girls star and showrunner Lena Dunham, Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith, late-night host Jimmy Fallon and Grammy Award-winning musician Alicia Keys are among those featured in Hollywood trade publication Variety’s 2016 “New Power of New York” list.

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5 Things We Learned from Megyn Kelly’s Variety ‘Power of Women’ Interview

Kelly shares this year’s honors with actresses Lupita Nyong’o and Julianne Moore, fashion designer Vera Wang and renowned ballet dancer Misty Copeland. The five women will be feted at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Manhattan on April 8. As part of the outlet’s special issue, Kelly spoke at length about her public battle with GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, her desire to interview Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton and her future at Fox News.

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Al-Jazeera Reporter’s Egyptian Prison Memoir Being Made into a Movie

Former 60 Minutes journalist Michael Bronner is developing a feature film based on the upcoming memoir of Canadian-Egyptian former Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy, who spent more than a year in Egypt’s most notorious prison on allegedly false charges.

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Pirates Leak Pilots for FOX, NBC Upcoming TV Shows

Pirated HD-quality pilots for a number of upcoming 2015-16 season TV shows began showing up on torrent sites Monday, in what is being called a coordinated action by Variety.