TV Review: 'Sharp Objects' Starring Amy Adams
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In the wake of HBO's critical and popular success with "Big Little Lies," the comparisons to the new limited series "Sharp Objects" -- premiering June 7 at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas, before its first airing on July 8 -- are almost too easy to make.
Celebrity chef, TV host Bourdain dies of suicide at 61
(Reuters) - U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's food-and-travel-focused "Parts Unknown" television series, killed himself in a French hotel room, officials said on Friday, in the second high-profile suicide of a U.S. celebrity this week. He was 61.
Amal Clooney speaks from the heart as George gets lifetime award
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amal Clooney on Thursday paid unprecedented public tribute to her movie star husband George Clooney, calling him a gentleman, an amazing husband and father and the love of her life.
'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Alan O'Neill Found Dead at 47
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Alan O'Neill, who played Hugh on "Sons of Anarchy," had died, his manager Greg Meyer confirmed to Variety. He was 47.
Apple to Develop Novel 'Shantaram' as Series With 'American Hustle' Writer
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a competitive situation, Apple has landed the rights to develop Gregory David Robert's novel "Shantaram" as a drama series.
TV Review: 'Strange Angel' on CBS All Access
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The story of Jack Parsons -- the very real rocket scientist upon which "Strange Angel" is based -- is a bizarre combination of ego and ambition that quite literally blew up in his face, when a chemical experiment exploded and killed him in 1952 when he was just 37 years old. Parsons was fascinated by all things considered fantastical, whether that be traveling to the moon or the Los Angeles occult scene that eventually became his stomping grounds. His life intersected in weird and fascinating ways with legendary figures like famed occultist Aleister Crowley and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. As his biographer George Pendle puts it, "By day he built rockets for the government, by night he emerged from a coffin to perform sex magic with his followers."
Pop star David Cassidy said he lied about dementia, drinking
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former teen idol David Cassidy did not have dementia, as he claimed before he died, and lied about giving up drinking, the singer told the makers of a documentary about him in the months before his death.
Bruce Springsteen to Perform at Tony Awards
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - CBS must be breathing a sigh of relief.
Facebook enlists anchors from CNN, Fox News, Univision for news shows
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would introduce U.S. news programs this year hosted by Anderson Cooper of CNN, Shepard Smith of Fox News and Jorge Ramos of Univision to try to improve the quality of news on the social network.
Amazon Officially Greenlights 'Underground Railroad,' Barry Jenkins to Direct All Episodes
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Barry Jenkins has committed to direct all eleven episodes of his upcoming Amazon adaptation of Colson Whitehead's book "The Underground Railroad," which has officially been ordered to series at the streaming giant.
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