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‘Jackpot!’ Trailer: Awkwafina and John Cena Protect Multi-Billion Dollar Lottery Prize in Action-Comedy

2 July 2024 at 14:00
Amazon MGM Studios has released the trailer for action-comedy “Jackpot!,” starring Awkwafina, John Cena and Simu Liu. The film will premiere on Prime Video on Aug. 15. The film is set in 2030, when a grand lottery competition has been established in California. L.A. transplant and aspiring actor Katie (Awkwafina) gets a winning ticket, but […]

‘The Sandman’ Season 2 Casts ‘Season of Mists’ and ‘Brief Lives’ Storylines; Ruairi O’Connor to Play Dream’s Son Orpheus

2 July 2024 at 14:01
“The Sandman” is adding several new cast members to its already growing lineup for Season 2, and these actors will be playing characters introduced in fan-favorite storylines from Neil Gaiman’s beloved DC graphic novel series, including Ruairi O’Connor, who has been cast as the son of Tom Sturridge’s Dream. Netflix announced on its Tudum website […]

CNBC Ramps Up Sports-Business Coverage

2 July 2024 at 14:36
CNBC is tweaking its game. The NBCUniversal-backed business-news outlet said on Tuesday it intends to grow its coverage of the sports industry with the launch of a new vertical called “CNBC Sport.” The company has hired Michael Ozanian, a Forbes journalist known for rankings of the most valuable sports leagues and teams, as a senior […]

‘For Sama’ Director Waad al-Kateab on Turkish-Syrian Earthquake Doc ‘Death Without Mercy’: ‘These People Didn’t Die Just From a Natural Disaster’

2 July 2024 at 14:46
On Feb. 6, 2023, after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Turkish-Syrian border, becoming the deadliest disaster in the region’s modern history, Syrian director Waad Al-Kateab was in London fretting about her family and friends, and feeling helpless. The activist and helmer of “For Sama” – the Oscar-nominated civil war diary that traveled around the […]

‘Industry’ Season 3 Trailer: Kit Harington Is a Green Tech Guru Who Wants His Company to Go Public

2 July 2024 at 15:00
HBO has released the official teaser trailer for “Industry” Season 3. The official synopsis of Season 3 reads: “As Pierpoint looks to the future and takes a big bet on ethical investing, Yasmin (Marisa Abela), Robert (Harry Lawtey) and Eric (Ken Leung) find themselves front and center in the splashy IPO of Lumi, a green […]

AI Firm ElevenLabs Sets Audio Reader Pact With Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds and Laurence Olivier Estates

2 July 2024 at 15:00
AI audio firm ElevenLabs has set agreements with the estates of Judy Garland, James Dean and other legends to use their voices to read books, articles, PDFs and other text material to mobile users of its new Reader App. ElevenLabs envisions users tapping Garland’s legendary pipes to read the original L. Frank Baum novel “The […]

‘3 Body Problem’ Star Zine Tseng Joins ‘Young Sherlock’ Series at Amazon

2 July 2024 at 16:00
Zine Tseng is the latest addition to the cast of the “Young Sherlock” series at Amazon Prime Video, Variety has learned. She will star alongside series lead Hero Fiennes Tiffin as well as recently announced cast members Joseph Fiennes and Natasha McElhone. The show is inspired by Andy Lane’s “Young Sherlock Holmes” novels. The official […]

Frameline Film Festival Announces 2024 Winners: ‘National Anthem’ and ‘Fragments of a Life Loved’ Take Top Honors

2 July 2024 at 16:00
The Frameline Film Festival has announced the winners from its 2024 program. The top honors went to Luke Gilford’s “National Anthem,” which took home the Outstanding First Feature Award, and Chloé Barreau’s “Fragments of a Life Loved,” which won Outstanding Documentary Feature. Frameline, the world’s largest and longest-running LGBTQ film festival, ran from June 19–29, […]

Merck Mercuriadis to Exit as Hipgnosis Song Management Chairman Ahead of Blackstone Acquisition

2 July 2024 at 16:00
Hipgnosis Song Management announced Tuesday that Merck Mercuriadis, chairman of the music rights company that at one point held the rights to catalogs by Neil Young and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is exiting from his post. His departure from the company will be effective upon closing of the proposed acquisition of Hipgnosis Songs Fund […]

‘The Morning Show’ Casts Jeremy Irons in Season 4 as Alex’s Dad

2 July 2024 at 16:10
Jeremy Irons has joined the cast of “The Morning Show.” In the Apple TV+ drama’s upcoming fourth season, he will play Martin Levy, the father of Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston). Irons first rose to prominence in 1981, when he starred opposite Meryl Streep in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” in the roles of Charles Henry Smithson […]

Eminem References Spider-Man on New Single ‘Tobey’ Featuring Big Sean and Babytron

2 July 2024 at 16:13
Fresh off announcing a July 12 release date for his upcoming album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce),” Eminem is showing love for his hometown with his new single “Tobey” featuring fellow Detroiters Big Sean and Babytron. Fans were perplexed when the track didn’t drop at the assumed midnight hour, but he officially […]

MTV News Repository of 460,000 Articles Launched by Internet Archive After Paramount Content Purge

2 July 2024 at 16:27
MTV News lives! Well, sort of. In the days after Paramount Global disabled and — removing a trove of hundreds of thousands of articles about music and pop culture from the internet — the not-for-profit Internet Archive assembled a searchable index of 460,575 web pages previously published at You can search the […]

Childish Gambino Announces Release Date for Final Album ‘Bando Stone & The New World,’ Releases First Single ‘Lithonia’

2 July 2024 at 16:29
Childish Gambino has announced his new and final album under the moniker “Bando Stone & The New World,” releasing July 19. Coinciding with the album announcement, the rapper has released its first single “Lithonia,” named after a city just east of Atlanta, where his TV show is set. “Lithonia” is something of a different sound […]

MipDoc and MipFormats Move to London

2 July 2024 at 16:55
MipDoc and MipFormats are joining Mip London next Feb, organizers confirmed today. The new market is set to replace Mip TV, which traditionally took place in Cannes in April. It will be the 27th edition of MipDoc and the 15th edition of MipFormats. Mip London will take place in London’s West End from Feb. 23 […]

‘Horizon’ Actor Michael Rooker Defends Kevin Costner’s Film After Dismal Box Office Debut: ‘Get Over That Crap’ TikTok and ‘Learn How to Watch Real Cinema’

2 July 2024 at 17:07
Kevin Costner’s “Horizon” franchise got off to a dismal start at the box office, with the first of four-planned movies debuting to just $11 million at the domestic box office. Michael Rooker, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” favorite who stars in the Western epic as Sgt. Major Thomas Riordan, caught up with TMZ after the […]

‘Amedspor,’ ‘Lover, Not a Fighter’ Among Winners at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Awards

2 July 2024 at 17:41
“Amedspor” and “Lover, Not a Fighter” were among the winners at the awards for Eastern Promises, Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s industry section, on Tuesday. The Works in Progress Visual Post-Production Award went to Turkish documentary “Amedspor,” directed by Rezan Yesilbas and produced by Ahmet Gurata. The film follows Amedspor, a minor soccer club from the […]

Kevin Bacon, Glenn Howerton Join Netflix Limited Dark Comedy Series ‘Sirens’

2 July 2024 at 18:00
Kevin Bacon and Glenn Howerton are joining the cast of the upcoming Netflix limited series “Sirens,” Variety has learned. The pair join previously announced leads Julianne Moore, Milly Alcock, and Meghann Fahy in the dark comedy. Variety exclusively reported in February that the series was coming to Netflix. It hails from “Maid” creator Molly Smith […]

Music Industry Moves: Third Side Music Secures U.S. Administration for Galt MacDermot’s ‘Hair’ the Musical Compositions

3 July 2024 at 20:15
Independent music publisher Third Side Music has inked an exclusive publishing deal with MacDermot Music LLC. to administer late composer Galt McDermott’s compositions from the musical “Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” in the United States. Since 2013, Third Side has represented McDermott’s non-“Hair” catalog. The Canadian-American composer’s works include songs like “Coffee Cold” and […]

Xbox Live Goes Down

2 July 2024 at 18:36
Xbox Live, Microsoft’s multiplayer gaming and digital media network, was suffering technical problems Tuesday as thousands of users reported problems accessing it.  User-reported problems with Xbox Live began to spike at about 2:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, according to monitoring site Downdetector. As of 2:25 p.m., more than 23,000 outage reports had been logged with the […]