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Tencent: ‘Arena of Valor Switch’ Likely to Deliver Esports to Switch – Variety

Tencent MOBA “Arena of Valor” is a surprisingly natural fit on the Nintendo Switch, featuring the same look and feel of the title while offering …

Tiffany Haddish

World Cup Live-Stream: How to Watch Iran vs. Portugal – Variety

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World Cup: How to Watch Spain vs. Morocco – Variety

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Toni Collette Among Three Cast in Netflix Rape Drama ‘Unbelievable’ – Variety

The upcoming Netflix series based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning article “An Unbelievable Story of Rape” has found its leads.<p>Toni Collette, Merritt …

Hollywood

Los Angeles Animation Festival Will Honor Titmouse’s Chris Prynoski – Variety

The 2018 Los Angeles Animation Festival has announced that this year’s honoree is artist, animator, director and president and founder of independent …

Animated Movies

Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver to Appear at Rome Film Festival – Variety

Martin Scorsese, Sigourney Weaver, Giuseppe Tornatore and French multi-hyphenate Pierre Bismuth will hold onstage conversations at the upcoming Rome …

Film Festivals

Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Join Netflix Comedy ‘Murder Mystery’ – Variety

Netflix’s “Murder Mystery” is rounding out its cast.<p>Gemma Arterton, Terence Stamp, and John Kani have joined the comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston …

Hollywood

Netflix Stock Stumbles After Communications Chief’s Firing Over N-Word – Variety

Shares of Netflix took a hit Monday, dropping more than 6% in early trading, coming after chief communications officer was Jonathan Friedland was …

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Voice Actor Accidentally Reveals Mystery ‘Spider-Man’ Villain – Variety

A voice actor working on Insomniac’s “Spider-Man” game accidentally revealed that a classic Spidey villain makes an appearance, according to …

Call of Duty

Supreme Court Sends Back Case of Florist Who Denied Service to Couple – Variety

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court asked a lower court to again consider the case of a florist in Washington state who denied service to a same-sex …

Civil Rights

What’s Next For ‘Tomb Raider’? Maybe a Game Starring Croft’s Daughter – Variety

The next ‘Tomb Raider’ would center not on Lara Croft but her grown daughter. It would both examine the relation of mother and daughter and feature …

Tomb Raider

What’s Next for the Other Big Merger: Sinclair-Tribune – Variety

WASHINGTON — More than a year after Sinclair Broadcast Group announced plans to acquire Tribune Media, the transaction is still in the midst of …

Telecoms

Broadcaster Gray Television Sets $3.6 Billion Deal to Buy Raycom Media – Variety

Atlanta-based TV station owner Gray Television has set a $3.6 billion deal to buy Raycom Media, creating a station group with a wide footprint in the …

Television Industry

Heather Locklear Arrested for Attacking a Police Officer – Variety

Heather Locklear was arrested on Sunday night for alleged misdemeanor battery, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.<p>Captain Garo …

Domestic Violence

‘The Parting Glass’ Review: An Honest, Stirring Family Reunion Drama – Variety

Director:Stephen MoyerWith:Denis O'Hara, Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans, Ed Asner, Anna Paquin<p>1 hour 35 minutes<p>Naming a film after a famous …

Hollywood

Meek Mill Drops New Song, ‘Stay Woke,’ After Performance at BET Awards – Variety

Rapper Meek Mill dropped a new song, “Stay Woke” (featuring Miguel), late Sunday after premiering it on the BET Awards with a fiery performance that …

New Singles

Trion Worlds Now Owns Gazillion Entertainment Assets – Variety

Trion Worlds acquired assets from the now-defunct Gazillion Entertainment, according to a report from VentureBeat.<p>This acquisition includes “all …

Customer Service

‘Making a Murderer’s’ Brendan Dassey Loses Bid to Take Case to Supreme Court – Variety

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‘Sleepless in Seattle” Turns 25 – Variety

The Empire State Building finale of “Sleepless in Seattle,” the hit romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks celebrating its 25th anniversary …

Tom Hanks

Kanye West Opens Up About Trump, Slavery Comments – Variety

Kanye West opened up about his recent slavery comments, President Trump, mental health, his new music and more in a long interview with The New York …

Mental Health

Chinese Smartphone Giant Xiaomi Aims for $6.1 Billion IPO – Variety

Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is seeking to raise $6.1 billion from its IPO in Hong Kong – one of the world’s biggest offerings, but at a lower …

Hong Kong

‘Jurassic World’: What ‘Fallen Kingdom’s’ Success Means for Franchise’s Future – Variety

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” proved one thing: dinosaurs aren’t going extinct anytime soon.<p>The latest “Jurassic” installment — led by Chris Pratt …

Jurassic World

Conecta Fiction: Takeaways from its 2018 Second Edition – Variety

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — One enveloping industry narrative dominated last week’s 2nd Conecta Fiction, Europe’s main TV co-production meet with …

Latin America

Jesse Eisenberg-Produced Documentary ‘The World Before Your Feet’ Sold – Variety

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired Jeremy Workman’s documentary “The World Before Your Feet,” and will release the film theatrically later this …

Hollywood

‘Burden,’ ‘Bathtubs Over Broadway’ Take Top Honors at Nantucket Film Festival – Variety

NANTUCKET, Mass. — Andrew Heckler’s “Burden” and the documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” took top film honors at the 23rd annual Nantucket Film …

Film Festivals

The Blind Masters of Fighting Games – Variety

Silence is not something found in abundance at fighting game tournaments. Hype is the currency the fighting game community trades in, and skilled …

Tiffany Haddish

AT&T Acquires Ad-Tech Player AppNexus – Variety

Bulking up its ad-tech took kit, AT&T announced a deal to acquire AppNexus, which operates a global digital-advertising marketplace and related …

AdTech

Banijay Studios Italy Bows to Produce Premium Scripted Content – Variety

Banijay Group is launching a Rome-based banner, Banijay Studios Italy, which will be dedicated to premium scripted content.<p>Headed by Massimo Del …

Tiffany Haddish

Exclusive First Look at ‘Reflections in the Dust’ Trailer – Variety

<i>Variety</i> has been given exclusive access to the trailer for “Reflections in the Dust,” which blends factual interviews with an ominous …

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