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CNBC's Debate Dud and Other Worthy News Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.09.2015 | Media
Tom Alderman

Suggested Variety Headline: "CNBC Debate Dud" -- but for some of the candidates, the NBC business channel's inept handling of the October presidential...

Theeb: Watch an Exclusive Clip From Jordan's Oscar Contender

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar is this year's Jordanian entry to the Academy Awards, and if instinct serves me right, it will be among the final five.

Ashley Judd Reveals She Was Sexually Harassed By A Film Studio Exec

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.07.2015 | Entertainment

In a recent interview with Variety, Ashley Judd revealed she was sexually harassed by a film studio mogul in 1997. Judd told the magazine th...

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

Occasionally you realize someone you thought was a dear friend is actually a foe, their true character finally revealed. But how do you forgive the unforgivable? Here are my 10 steps to handling betrayal with elegance and grace.

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

My last blog addressed the topic of a self-hate attack--a sudden, intense mental episode of self-condemnation. Alternatively (or in addition) self-...

Variety's Purpose

Mark Joseph | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Kirstin Wilder, Managing Editor, Variety Q: What is the Purpose Summit about? A: The Family Entertainment & Faith-Based Summit is dedicated to the ...

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

The Task of the Modern Psychotherapist

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

The "good enough" psychotherapist adapts theories to relate and collaborate with clients to support their growth and help examine obstacles that interfere with their constructive goals.

Will New Gay Drama ‘Love Is Strange' Shatter Hollywood's Glass Ceiling? | Ramin Setoodeh | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices

“Love Is Strange” is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where m...

Has Your Sex Life Got You Down?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Knowing the nature of our sexual desire at any given time and being willing to express that preference without strong attachment or coercion is an essential element in the process of being responsible and proactive in the fulfillment of our sexual needs.

'The Simpsons' Marathon Will End All Marathons

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

FXX is planning 12 days that will put that Christmas song to shame. This summer, the FXX network will launch "The Simpsons" in style with a 12 day ...

'If The Right People Pay Attention, Anything Can Happen' -- Like Beating Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Thanks to Wenzel, Variety and the American Heart Association partnered to hold a "Women in Entertainment" luncheon in Los Angeles on Thursday. It was a chance for powerful women in the entertainment industry to hear her story for the first time and to use it as a call to action.

A Simplifed, Actionable Nutrition Message

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

The key to a sustainable healthy diet is to balance eating for enjoyment with eating for nourishment. But how do you drown out all the confusing noise and figure out what to eat in your day-to-day life?

Robert Evans: 'I'm Still In The Picture'

Greg Archer | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Photo: Victoria Brenner In the introduction to the new edition of "The Kid Stays in the Picture," Robert Evans' incendiary and candid memoir, the ...

Variety's Weekly Magazine To Shift Focus

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2013 | Media

By Jill Serjeant LOS ANGELES, March 26 (Reuters) - Hollywood trade magazine Variety launches a new era on Tuesday with the publication...

Daily Variety Goes Out Of Print

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

By Steve Gorman and Brandon Lowrey LOS ANGELES, March 19 (Reuters) - The venerable Hollywood trade magazine Daily Variety published it...

Anna Almendrala

Famed Hollywood Trade Journal Changes Hands | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.09.2012 | Los Angeles

It's the end of an era for Variety, a daily and weekly print publication that has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1905. Penske Medi...


AP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Penske Media Corp., the owner of the snarky entertainment website Deadline, has purchased venerable show business publication Vari...

Variety's '10 Comics To Watch' List Leaked

Posted 07.10.2012 | Comedy

Well, the cat's out of the bag. Comedian Sarah Colonna tweeted a photo of the cover of Variety's 2012's "10 Comics To Watch" ahead of its publication ...

Ron Burkle In Bidding War To Buy Variety | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

Billionaire Ron Burkle is looking to further extend his influence in Hollywood by buying entertainment trade paper Variety, sources tell Page Six....

Lisa Gizara: The Woman Behind the Art Behind the Mad Men

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Mad Men's set decorator needed paintings with the specific panache to match Roger's sly and savvy personality, she turned to the collection of photographer and painter Lisa Gizara.

Who Will Buy Variety Magazine?

The Wrap | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

The last issue of Variety magazine hit stands on Friday, and this week speculations are swirling about who will buy the iconic entertainment industry ...

Iconic Entertainment News Magazine Goes Up For Sale

Posted 03.23.2012 | Media

Variety magazine's parent company Reed Business Information (RBI) announced on Friday that it has started the process of selling the iconic entertainm...

Miami: Epicenter Of Ridiculous Plots, Gratuitous Slapping, And Heaving Bosoms | Posted 02.19.2012 | Miami

Miami has long been the unofficial showbiz capital of Latin America. Since 1986, it's been home to the world's longest-running TV variety show, "Sabad...

Michael Calderone

Following Departures, Murdoch's iPad Paper Makes A Big Hire | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.17.2011 | Media

The Daily made a big hire Friday, scooping up Variety’s Tom Lowry as the tablet publication’s new business editor. Daily editor-in-chief Jesse...