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‘Trigger Warning’ Review: Supersoldier Jessica Alba Wages War on Domestic Criminals in Slick but Contrived Melodrama

Jessica Alba unleashes her inner Rambo in “Trigger Warning,” wherein her active U.S. military officer gets pulled homeward by tragedy, only to uncover corruption she’ll have to clean up before leaving again. Indonesian director Mouly Surya’s well-crafted first English-language feature is too formulaically contrived to qualify as “elevated genre” or to boast the personal stamp […]

Malaysian Filmmakers, Academics Slam Expanded Censorship Rules: ‘Filmmaking is Now a Dangerous Vocation’

Filmmakers in Malaysia are predicting more arrests and criminal investigations if the government pushes through proposed guidelines to the country’s censorship system and expands the remit of the Film Censorship Board (LFP). Malaysia has in recent years gained itself an intolerant reputation after numerous bans or restrictions on Hollywood and Asian films that have been […]

Gracie Abrams Drops New Duet With Taylor Swift, ‘Us’

“I don’t wanna keep secrets just to keep you,” Taylor Swift sang in “Cruel Summer.” Now, the theme of the cost of maintaining a hidden relationship returns in a new duet between Gracie Abrams and Swift, “Us” (which is styled “us.”), that premiered at the crack of midnight Friday morning. The song is the fifth […]

“Making My Relationship Public Made It Everybody Else's Business”: 19 Times Celebs Spoke About The Realities Of Breaking Up In The Public Eye

Sienna Miller said, “The way I managed [my then-fiancé Jude Law’s cheating scandal] was to get really litigious, start suing. I secretly recorded paparazzi on a lighter that was a camera and got a privacy act taken to a high court to get the law changed in England.”View Entire Post ›

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Season 16 Winner Nymphia Wind on How Her Boba Tea Reveal Almost Went Wrong and a Potential Return for ‘All Stars’

Ever since snatching the season 16 crown on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” life for Nymphia Wind has been nothing short of a whirlwind experience. She has performed for the President of Taiwan, opened for Steve Aoki at the Gold Gala after party, joined her fellow queens at the Critics Choice Celebration of LGBTQ+ Cinema and Television […]

Emmy Predictions: Game Show and Host — Keke Palmer and Dropout’s ‘Game Changer’ Among 20 Hosts and 28 Shows Vying for TV Academy Love

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […]

Peso Pluma Unpacks His ‘Éxodo’ Era, Cardi B Co-Sign and Coachella Glory

Peso Pluma’s “Éxodo” double album — the follow-up to the Mexican singer and rapper’s chart-topping debut, “Génesis” — has a long and thoughtfully curated guestlist. The 24-song effort packs a loaded story with characters ranging from bubblegum pop artist Kenia Os, who switches into reggaeton for a song called “Tommy & Pamela,” along with rap […]

Emmy Predictions: Reality Categories – Could ‘The Traitors’ Finally De-Throne ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and Will ‘Survivor’ Host Jeff Probst Land His First Nom Since 2011?

Variety Awards Circuit section is the home for all awards news and related content throughout the year, featuring the following: the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and Tony Awards ceremonies, curated by Variety senior awards editor Clayton Davis. The prediction pages reflect the current standings in the race and do not reflect personal preferences for any individual […]

Remembering Donald Sutherland: From Cool in ‘MASH’ to Sexy in ‘Don’t Look Now’ to Tragic in ‘Ordinary People,’ He Was a Chameleon, and the Most Human of Movie Stars

It may now be hard to imagine, but in 1970, Donald Sutherland, who died Thursday at 88, was the coolest movie star on the planet. The moment I saw him in “MASH,” I knew he was the person I wanted to be, the same way that I wanted to be Mick Jagger or Steve McQueen. […]