Kendrick Lamar Drops Album; TV Cancellations Flood In; Norm Macdonald Gets Posthumous Emmy Contender

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May 13, 2022

Kendrick Lamar's 'Auntie Diaries' Is a Powerful, Genre-Shifting Statement on Transphobia

Kendrick Lamar’s new album “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” includes the song “Auntie Issues,” which addres …

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Naveen Andrews, Jessica Biel, Octavia Spencer, Henry Winkler and more join Variety TV Fest for exclusive keynotes and panels discussing the …

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'Charmed,' 'Dynasty,' 'Roswell, New Mexico' and 'In the Dark' Canceled at CW

"Charmed," "Dynasty" and "Roswell, New Mexico" have been canceled at The CW, Variety has learned.

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Norm Macdonald Will Have a Shot at a Posthumous Emmy, as Netflix Releases His Final Stand-Up Set This Month

A posthumous stand-up special from 'SNL' star Norm Macdonald will premiere on Netflix on May 30, making it eligible for this year's Emmys.

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Fred Ward, Star of 'The Right Stuff,' 'Tremors,' Dies at 79

Fred Ward, who starred in films including "Henry and June," "Tremors," "The Right Stuff" and "The Player," has died. He was 79. 

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Twitter Deal 'Temporarily on Hold,' Says Elon Musk

Billionaire Elon Musk's plans to buy social media platform Twitter are on hold for now, he said on Friday.

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Christopher Walken Joins 'Dune Part Two' as Emperor Shaddam IV

Christopher Walken will join Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya in director Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune Part Two,' as Emperor Shaddam IV.

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'This Is Spinal Tap' Sequel in the Works With Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer

A sequel to 'This Is Spinal Tap' is in the works, with Rob Reiner returning alongside Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer.

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'Supernatural' Prequel 'The Winchesters,' 'Walker: Independence,' 'Gotham Knights' Ordered at CW

The CW has ordered the "Supernatural" prequel "The Winchesters," the "Walker" prequel "Walker: Independence," and "Gotham Knights" to series

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'They/Them' First Look: Blumhouse to Debut Kevin Bacon's Gay Conversion Horror Film on Peacock

Blumhouse has announced 'They/Them,' a new horror film about conversion therapy set to star Kevin Bacon

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'Firestarter' Review: They're Remaking THIS? Zac Efron Stars in a Stephen King Rehash That Does Not Burn Brightly

The remake of Stephen King's 'Firestarter' starts Zac Efron in a remake but doesn't burn brightly.

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Why Didn't Johnny Depp Sue Amber Heard for Breaching Her NDA?

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard agreed in their divorce settlement not to talk about their relationship any more. How did that fall apart?

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Machine Gun Kelly Talks Directorial Debut 'Good Mourning,' Working With Megan Fox and That Viral Variety Microphone Slap

Machine Gun Kelly also talks about going full Method to play a stoner in "Good Mourning."

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Cord-Cutting Q1 2022 Review: The Cycle of Decline Continues

New VIP+ Analysis: The new numbers are in, and they're not pretty, with a record number of subscribers axing service in the first quarter.

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