NYC Theaters to Reopen; 'Bachelor' Star Weighs In on Controversy; Hollywood Stands Against Asian Hate Crimes

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February 23, 2021

New York City Movie Theaters Can Reopen at Limited Capacity, Gov. Cuomo Says

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has given movie theaters in New York City permission to reopen at limited capacity. 

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Minari Stars Open Up About Cast Dynamic, Universal Appeal of Film

Watch the full conversation from the Variety Screening Series presented by the All-New Toyota Mirai.

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'The Bachelor' Matt James Breaks Silence on Chris Harrison Controversy: 'Troubling and Painful'

Matt James, the first Black star of "The Bachelor," has broken his silence on the escalating controversy surrounding host Chris Harrison.

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Directors Guild, Content Players Decry 'Malicious Attacks' Against AAPI Community

"There is no place in our society for these hateful acts fueled by incendiary rhetoric," Hollywood guild says

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Spotify Launches Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen Podcast

Spotify debuted "Renegades: Born in the USA" with Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen, part of its growing podcast content and features.

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Harry Shearer No Longer Voicing Black 'Simpsons' Character Dr. Hibbert, Kevin Michael Richardson to Take Over

"The Simpsons" has recast Dr. Hibbert with voice actor Kevin Michael Richardson, who takes over from veteran actor Harry Shearer.

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Gladys Knight, Alessia Cara to Perform at NBA All-Star Game

The All-Star festivities will also include performances by HBCU musical groups, including marching bands, step teams, glee clubs and choirs.

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PaleyFest LA Adds 'Lovecraft Country,' 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'Ted Lasso,' More to 2021 Lineup

The Paley Center for Media released the full 2021 PaleyFest lineup, including 'Lovecraft Country,' 'The Queen's Gambit,' 'Ted Lasso,' more.

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Daft Punk Talks Kanye West, Coachella and That Wild Pyramid Stage in Unpublished Interview

Daft Punk talked about their galvanizing Coachella appearance, their wild pyramid stage and meeting Kanye West in this 2007 interview.

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Indie Films Confront New Reality During Awards Season

Oscar-worthy fare finds audiences but in new ways as viewing patterns change for theatrical and streaming

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2021 Is a Year for Betting on Long Shots in Awards Race

This year anything can happen in Oscar awards race

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