• Schell Games’ ‘Until You Fall’ Is VR Sword Fighting Game
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    Schell Games’ ‘Until You Fall’ Is VR Sword Fighting Game

    Schell Games revealed its latest project, a "magic-infused" VR sword fighting game known as "Until You Fall." The upcoming title will find players mastering their own combat style as they take on humanoid creatures, monsters, and a variety of other threats. Roguelike elements ensure

  • Live+7 Ratings for Week of Jan. 28: Super Bowl LIII Clobbers Competition
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    Live+7 Ratings for Week of Jan. 28: Super Bowl LIII Clobbers Competition

    In a shock to no one, the 2019 Super Bowl handily defeated all of its broadcast competition in the Live+7 numbers for the week of Jan. 28. Live sports typically receive virtually no lift in delayed viewing, and Super Bowl LIII was no exception. The game did, however, rise from a 31.1 rating in adults

  • Red Hook Studios Is Working on a ‘Darkest Dungeon’ Sequel
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    Red Hook Studios Is Working on a ‘Darkest Dungeon’ Sequel

    Lovecraftian role-playing game "Darkest Dungeon" is officially getting a sequel, developer Red Hook Studios revealed on Tuesday. "In the howling darkness of the end, men will become monsters," the reveal trailer states. "But hope will ride with those courageous enough to carry

  • Arista Records, Mogul Vision Launch Joint Venture
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    Arista Records, Mogul Vision Launch Joint Venture

    Arista Records and Smokepurpp/ Lil Mosey manager Josh Marshall today announced the launch of Mogul Vision Music, a new joint venture label focused on “breaking extraordinary talent and building artist careers through innovative A&R, branding and marketing strategy,” according to the announcement. Based

  • At Country Radio Seminar, Garth Brooks and Others Hope for No Fences Between Radio, Digital Worlds
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    At Country Radio Seminar, Garth Brooks and Others Hope for No Fences Between Radio, Digital Worlds

    "Alexa, make the radio and streaming worlds play nice together." That may be a tall order, but at the 50th annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville this past week, breaking down the barriers of suspicion that separate traditional radio from digital services was the hottest topic. Garth “No

  • Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack
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    Jussie Smollett Faces Prison, Career Ruin if He Lied About Attack

    Jussie Smollett is facing prison time and the implosion of his career if it turns out he lied about being the target of a hate crime, legal and public relations experts say. "The best thing that Jussie can do is pray and pray a lot," said Ronn Torossian, founder of 5W Public Relations. "

  • TV Review: ‘Better Things’ Season 3
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    TV Review: ‘Better Things’ Season 3

    A few episodes into the new season of “Better Things,” fed-up mother Sam (creator Pamela Adlon) tries a new tactic to break up one of the countless petty fights between her daughters. Instead of forcing them apart and hoping for the best, she throws up her hands and decides to just let them go at it,

  • Double Fine Next Game After ‘Psychonauts 2’ Likely a ‘Not Sequel’
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    Double Fine Next Game After ‘Psychonauts 2’ Likely a ‘Not Sequel’

    Tim Schafer isn’t yet talking about what game will come next for Double Fine Productions following the release of “Psychonauts 2,” but he has some general ideas. “We’re doing a sequel right now and I have an urge to make a not sequel,” he told Variety during a recent interview. The problem, he went on

  • Ryan Adams Silenced by Radio Amid Allegations
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    Ryan Adams Silenced by Radio Amid Allegations

    Ryan Adams, currently mired in sexual harassment charges raised by a story in the New York Times last week, is being abandoned in droves at Adult Album Alternative radio stations around the country. The singer/songwriter had been a stalwart of Triple A since scoring No. 1 singles with “New York, New

  • Marc Weinstock Named President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Paramount
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    Marc Weinstock Named President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution at Paramount

    Paramount Pictures has named Marc Weinstock as president of worldwide marketing and distribution for the studio, while current president of international marketing and worldwide home entertainment Mary Daily has been promoted to co-president of worldwide marketing and distribution.Weinstock and Daily

  • Oscars Endgame: What Are ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ and Other Campaign Ads Really Trying to Say?
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    Oscars Endgame: What Are ‘Roma,’ ‘Black Panther’ and Other Campaign Ads Really Trying to Say?

    Oscars campaigning may be a marathon, with half of this year’s Best Picture nominees unveiled at the fall festivals in late August and early September, another at Cannes in May and one, “Black Panther,” way back in February 2018.But to win this particular marathon, you need a strong finishing kick, which

  • Listen: Red Bull Practically Invented Branded Entertainment. What’s Next?
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    Listen: Red Bull Practically Invented Branded Entertainment. What’s Next?

    With memorable moves like sponsoring Felix Baumgartner's jump from outer space in 2012 to achieve the world's farthest ever-parachute drop, Red Bull has been a pioneering force in branded entertainment. While known best for its line of energy drinks, the beverage maker has eschewed traditional

  • Paradox Interactive Had Its ‘Best Year to Date’ in 2018
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    Paradox Interactive Had Its ‘Best Year to Date’ in 2018

    Video game publisher Paradox Interactive just had its "best year to date," CEO Ebba Ljungerud said during a financial results report on Tuesday. The company had its best income quarter in Q4 2018, despite not releasing any new games during that time. Revenues increased 51% to 336.9 million

  • TV Review: ‘Flack’ Starring Anna Paquin
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    TV Review: ‘Flack’ Starring Anna Paquin

    There’s a familiar, acrid aftertaste to “Flack,” Pop’s new drama about the controlled chaos of the publicity industry. The grim behind-the-scenes machinations of the glossy entertainment industry have always been one of TV’s favorite subjects, as are the people tasked with pulling the strings without

  • Harvey Weinstein Issues Strange Denial to Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ Casting Story
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    Harvey Weinstein Issues Strange Denial to Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Shakespeare in Love’ Casting Story

    Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul arrested on rape charges last May, took time on Tuesday morning to respond to a Variety cover story on Gwyneth Paltrow. The profile centers on Paltrow in the 20 years since winning the Academy Award for best actress for “Shakespeare in Love,” which Weinstein produced

  • NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Like Magic’ Casts Jee Young Han in Lead Role
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    NBC Comedy Pilot ‘Like Magic’ Casts Jee Young Han in Lead Role

    Jee Young Han has been cast in the lead role of the NBC single-camera comedy pilot "Like Magic," Variety has learned. The project is a workplace comedy that follows an optimistic young woman (Jee) pursuing her dream to be a headlining magician in the eccentric and ego-driven world of the Magic

  • ‘Leaving Neverland’ Trailer: Michael Jackson Accuser Wants to ‘Speak the Truth as Loud as I Had to Speak the Lie’ (Video)
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    ‘Leaving Neverland’ Trailer: Michael Jackson Accuser Wants to ‘Speak the Truth as Loud as I Had to Speak the Lie’ (Video)

    HBO on Tuesday released the first trailer for the highly anticipated and much discussed new Michael Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland.”The film, which will premiere on HBO on Sunday, March 3, is a four-hour documentary by Dan Reed featuring detailed accounts from two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck

  • NATAS Announces 2019 Daytime Emmys Pre-Nominations for Drama Performer Categories
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    NATAS Announces 2019 Daytime Emmys Pre-Nominations for Drama Performer Categories

    The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced the pre-nominations for all of the drama performer categories ahead of the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. "The Young and the Restless" lead the pre-nominations with 21 candidates, but "General Hospital" and "

  • ‘PUBG Mobile’ x ‘Resident Evil 2’ Debut ‘Zombie: Survive Till Dawn’ Crossover Event
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    ‘PUBG Mobile’ x ‘Resident Evil 2’ Debut ‘Zombie: Survive Till Dawn’ Crossover Event

    "Resident Evil 2" meets "PUBG Mobile" with the portable battle royale's new gameplay mode "Zombie: Survive Till Dawn," available now. The new collaboration between the mobile iteration of "PUBG" and the survival horror hit "Resident Evil 2" launched

  • ‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’
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    ‘Childrens Hospital’ Team Reunites at Netflix for Comedy Series ‘Medical Police’

    The team behind the Adult Swim series "Childrens Hospital" has come back together at Netflix. The streamer has ordered 10 thirty-minute episodes of a new scripted series called "Medical Police," which is written and executive produced by Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern

  • Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire
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    Emma Thompson Exits Skydance Animation Movie ‘Luck’ Over John Lasseter Hire

    Emma Thompson has dropped out of the voice cast of Skydance Animation's upcoming film "Luck," a spokesperson for the actress told Variety. The beloved British star did some recording for the project, but dropped out in January, following John Lasseter's hire to the top animation job

  • Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis
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    Nicky Whelan Cast in ‘Trauma Center’ Opposite Bruce Willis

    Actress Nicky Whelan has been cast to star opposite Bruce Willis in the upcoming action movie “Trauma Center.”Whelan, whose past credits include the Farrelly brothers’ “Hall Pass,” “The Wedding Ringer,” “Knight of Cups” and “Left Behind,” will play Madison opposite Willis’ Lt. Wakes in the film.“Trauma

  • Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader
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    Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Film About Black Panther Party Leader

    Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield are in negotiations to star in the historical drama "Jesus Was My Homeboy" about Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton. The project is set up at Warner Bros. with "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler producing along with Charles King through

  • Barry Diller Says Netflix Has Conquered the Studios: ‘Hollywood Is Now Irrelevant’
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    Barry Diller Says Netflix Has Conquered the Studios: ‘Hollywood Is Now Irrelevant’

    Former Paramount and Fox chief Barry Diller believes Netflix has toppled the old studio guard that has ran show business for decades, saying that “Hollywood is now irrelevant.”“Hollywood is now irrelevant,” Diller told Kara Swisher on the latest Recode Decode podcast. Diller said the industry was long

  • ‘Luke Cage’ Alum Mike Colter Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’
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    ‘Luke Cage’ Alum Mike Colter Joins CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’

    Mike Colter has been cast in a lead role in the CBS drama pilot "Evil" from Robert and Michelle King, Variety has learned. Colter will play David DaCosta, a Catholic priest in training, tasked by the Church to assess unexplained phenomena to see if there is a supernatural or scientific explanation