• Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:00:26 +0000
    For much of the 20th century, being a radical meant being left-wing. Starting in the ’80s, with the rise of the loaded-for-bear Christian right and then the 1994 Republican Revolution, being a radical started to mean being right-wing. Whoever’s out of fashion, in the minority, on the fringe is, by definition, radical. But that leaves... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:51:21 +0000
    You’ve never met a rapper like Patricia Dombrowski. Her best friend calls her Killa-P, while the haters call her Dumbo, but to us, she will always be “Patti Cake$,” an overweight white hip-hop artist who announces her force-of-nature personality from her very first song, “mylifesfuckinawesome.” While Patti’s one-of-a-kind, it’s easy to recognize the type: a... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 02:38:03 +0000
    The industry is in the age of reboots, where it seems nearly every pop culture phenomenon is being developed into a new television series or film. But, if it’s up to Geena Davis, “Thelma & Louise” won’t be joining the growing list of remakes. “I would be against somebody doing, let’s say, ‘Thelma & Louise’ without... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:34:15 +0000
    Verizon’s mobile streaming service Go90 is about to get a hard reset: The company laid off 155 staffers late last week, with most affected working out of the main Go90 office in San Jose, Calif., according to multiple sources. Variety also learned that the streaming service will now be rebuilt by the team that came... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:30:14 +0000
    CBS has ordered drama pilots from Alan Cumming and Craig Turk. Cumming is set to star in and executive produce “Dr. Death,” from writer and executive producer Michael Rauch. The CBS Television Studios pilot is described as telling the story of a former CIA operative who has since built a ‘normal’ life as a gifted... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:27:20 +0000
    Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to “The Incredible Jessica James,” which will be the closing night film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It continues what has been a busy festival for the streaming giant. Netflix came to Sundance with eight films and has picked up such high-profile projects as “Chasing Coral” and “Fun Mom... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:15:07 +0000
    NBC has ordered a comedy pilot from Seth Meyers and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and cast member Mike O’Brien. Written by O’Brien, the untitled single-camera pilot is described as focusing on a hilariously cynical Ivy League professor who loses out on his dream job and goes to work as a high school biology teacher,... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:14:07 +0000
    A unionization election has been set for next month for Telemundo performers to decide whether to join SAG-AFTRA. The National Labor Relations Board has scheduled the election to begin on Feb. 7 and end March 8. The NLRB-administered vote will be conducted by secret ballot, which will be mailed to eligible Telemundo performers. SAG-AFTRA accused... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:09:03 +0000
    “Get Out,” a horror thriller film from Jordan Peele, will get a secret screening at midnight on Monday as part of the Sundance Film Festival, Variety has learned. The Universal and Blumhouse release centers on a young African American man who gets invited to his girlfriend’s family’s estate and becomes ensnared when he discovers the... Read more »
  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:00:21 +0000
    “DEAR DICK,” begins the pilot of “I Love Dick,” in all-caps cards: “EVERY LETTER IS A LOVE LETTER.” The cards are narrated by Kathryn Hahn’s character Chris Kraus, a filmmaker whose name’s unfortunate similarity to ‘90s hip-hop duo Kris Kross is just part of her tragically unhip personality. As Chris, Hahn’s narration is monotone, flat,... Read more »
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