Salma Hayek Calls Hollywood Sexism “Incredible Ignorance”

Salma Hayek was on hand Saturday at the Cannes Film Festival to offer her opinion on the gender-biased situation in Hollywood. Salma Hayek was on location at the festival to support her film, A Tale of Tales. At an event…

Idina Menzel, Others Honored for Charitable Work

Idina Menzel, Iman, Claire Danes and others were honored Friday by Variety Magazine for charitable work in its “Power of Women: New York” issue. Other honorees Sarah Jessica Parker, Susan Sarandon and A&E President and CEO Nancy Dubac, were honored…

Cory Monteith Emmy Tribute Starts Debate

“Does Cory Monteith Deserve A Special Emmy Memorial?” was the headline of Variety Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wallenstein’s Opinion column yesterday. The question Wallenstein poses is not whether Monteith deserved to be recognized alongside the others that will be featured in the…

Splinter Cell Movie in Production, Tom Hardy to Play Sam Fisher

Variety is reporting that “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell” in in production and that actor Tom Hardy has signed onto the project. Hardy is set to play Sam Fisher in the movie adaptation of the video game series. Variety states that…

Web-Based Penske Media Buys Century-Old Publication Variety

The web claims a historic print publication. Penske Media Corporation, which owns publication/blog brands like BGR, Deadline, Hollywood Life, HollyBaby, ENTV, MovieLine, TVLine, and OnCars, has now acquired Variety, the entertainment news publication that has been around for over a…

Draw Something TV Show Coming to CBS

Draw Something was the mobile gaming phenomenon of spring 2012. The game surged in popularity this past March, with more than 50 million people playing the game at one point. The game became so popular that the biggest name in…

Seth MacFarlane’s Rejected Trade Ad

Seth MacFarlane tried to run this ad in the entertainment-trade papers in L.A. a couple of days ago. They rejected it. Instead he sent out mailers with the above on the front and this image on the inside: (image) This…

Variety Partners With Fizziology On Popular Movies In Social Media

Social media  research company Fizziology, has partnered with Variety to create a weekly chart of the most popular movies in social media.

The Weekly Fizz10, Fizziology’s proprietary chart of the 10 ten movies in social media, will appear every Wednesday on Variety.com. The partnership also includes the use of additional Fizziology social media data.