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Variety is an American media company owned by Penske Media Corporation. The company was founded by Sime Silverman in New York City in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, reviews, box office results, cover stories, videos, photo galleries and features, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905.Source
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Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Bernie Sanders Hospitalized For Artery Blockage, Cancels Events

Senator Bernie Sanders was hospitalized Wednesday and treated for an artery blockage after suffering from chest pains, his campaign confirmed. The presidential hopeful is canceling forthcoming events and appearances until further notice. “During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted,” Sanders senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the...

October 2, 2019
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Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Movie Audience Scores to Focus on Verified Ticket Buyers

Rotten Tomatoes Revamps Movie Audience Scores to Focus on Verified Ticket Buyers

Rotten Tomatoes is dramatically changing its Audience Score methodology for movies: The site’s standard user rating will now reflect only moviegoers who can prove they’ve bought a ticket to see it in a theater. It’s another troll-fighting move by Rotten Tomatoes, designed to curb coordinated “review bombs” aimed at pushing down the Audience Score for films that certain bad-faith actors dislike. In February, the site disabled user comments prior to a movie’s release and changed the “Want to See” rating from a percentage score (which had been subject to tampering by trolls) to show the raw...

May 23, 2019
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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO

Amazon announced that founder Jeff Bezos will step down as CEO in the third quarter of 2021, moving into a new role as executive chair. Andy Jassy, currently CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will become Amazon.com’s CEO at that time. The ecommerce giant made the announcement alongside blowout fourth-quarter 2020 earnings. Bezos didn’t directly address the executive transition plan in his prepared remarks. “Amazon is what it is because of invention,” Bezos said in a statement. “We do crazy things together and then make them normal. We pioneered customer reviews, 1-Click, personalized...

February 2, 2021
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Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine

Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine

Vox Media is taking over New York Magazine and its related sites such as Vulture. According to the New York Times, Vox Media agreed Tuesday to acquire New York Media, the company which oversees the print magazine, in an all-stock transaction. Neither company confirmed the deal’s price tag. “No one had to do this,” Pamela Wasserstein, the chief executive of New York Media, told the Times. “It’s a brilliant, in our view, opportunity, so that’s why we leaned into it. It’s not out of need. It’s out of ambition.” Jim Bankoff, Vox Media’s chief executive and chairman, also confirmed that the...

September 25, 2019
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SiriusXM Is Buying Stitcher in Deal Worth Up to $325 Million

SiriusXM Is Buying Stitcher in Deal Worth Up to $325 Million

Co. clinched a deal with to sell podcast network and producer , which includes Scripps’ other podcast-related businesses, for up to $325 million.Scripps and combined it with Midroll Media, which it bought for $55 million the year prior. According to E.W. Scripps, the $325 million price tag represents a return of more than 100% in its investment in podcasting over the last five years.Stitcher’s 2019 revenue was $72.5 million, according to Scripps, representing a compound annual growth rate of 52% from 2016-19. News of , first reported by the Wall Street Journal.The deal will build on...

July 13, 2020
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Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83

Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist , whose fusion of traditional country and Southern rock made him a popular cross-genre artist during the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. He was 83.After establishing himself on the Nashville studio scene with session and touring work behind such performers as Bob Dylan and , Daniels attracted attention as a singer and bandleader in his own right with several singles for Kama Sutra and Epic Records – “Uneasy Rider,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “Long Haired Country Boy” – that expressed kinship with the redneck...

July 6, 2020
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Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas

Matthew McConaughey Donates 110,000 Face Masks to Hospitals in Texas

personally delivered a carload of face masks to hospitals fighting coronavirus in Texas.The actor and his wife Camila Alves McConaughey dropped off 110,000 face masks ahead of Memorial Day weekend. McConaughey posted a photo of his car and the boxes of masks on his Instagram account on Thursday.“Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” he wrote.A post shared by (@officiallymcconaughey) on May 21, 2020 at 5:01pm PDTThe couple made another large to healthcare workers in April. Working...

May 26, 2020
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New Batman, Wonder Woman Audio Stories Coming to Serial Box (EXCLUSIVE)

New Batman, Wonder Woman Audio Stories Coming to Serial Box (EXCLUSIVE)

Two of DC’s most iconic superheroes, and , are getting new serialized audio and e-book stories.Under a licensing pact with Warner Bros.’ DC Entertainment, is creating original scripted shows based on the two characters. In “Batman: The Blind Cut,” the Caped Crusader grapples with the fact that he is actually part of the 1%. “Wonder Woman: Heartless” centers on Diana Prince dealing with the consequences of a politically divided public responding to a series of high-profile murders — and finding her belief in the justice system challenged in the process.Serial Box said the new Batman and...

October 13, 2020
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'Mulan' Approved for China Theatrical Release

'Mulan' Approved for China Theatrical Release

nullconfirmed Monday that its live-action “” has been approved to release in Chinese cinemas “soon,” making the most significant territory where the film will receive a theatrical outing. It has not yet been granted an official release date in the Middle Kingdom.The U.S. company clearly tried hard to strike the right tone announcing the forthcoming premiere on its official Weibo social media account, writing in faux-poetic language that sought to mimic the original “Mulan” ballad’s traditional character.“When the magnolia blossom opens, it lives up to its reputation and arrives as...

August 11, 2020
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'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Pushed to Christmas

'Wonder Woman 1984' Release Date Pushed to Christmas

Warner Bros. has postponed the release of “,” the latest development in Hollywood’s rocky plans to return to the movies.The superhero sequel starring Gal Gadot, which was expected to debut on Oct. 2, will now touch down in theaters on Dec. 25, 2020.“Patty is an exceptional filmmaker and with ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ she has delivered an incredibly dynamic film that moviegoers of all ages around the world will absolutely love,” said Toby Emmerich, Warmer Bros. Motion Picture Group chairman. “We’re very proud of the film and look forward to bringing it to audiences for the holidays.”Director Patty...

September 11, 2020
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