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  1. ‘La La Land,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Among 2017 World Soundtrack Award Nominees

    08.22 / 04:48 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees. Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land”), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement award will be presented to composer David Shire (“The Conversation,” “All... Read more …
  2. MPA Wins Copyright Case Against China’s Xunlei

    08.22 / 02:45 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    A Chinese court has found Xunlei Networking Technologies guilty of copyright infringement. The civil law case was brought by the Hollywood studios under the banner of the Motion Picture Association and started in 2015. The Shenzhen court found that that company did not have authorization to provide links to studio movie and TV titles on... Read more…
  3. Trump Announces Continued Presence in Afghanistan: ‘We Will Fight to Win’

    08.22 / 02:45 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    President Donald Trump unveiled a strategy for Afghanistan that continues the U.S. military presence indefinitely, in a war that has stretched to almost 16 years. Trump would not say how many more troops would be sent to the country — reports were that 4,000 more personnel were under consideration — and he declined to provide... Read more…
  4. Digital Creator Brat Unveils Fall Slate of High School-Set Shows

    08.22 / 01:44 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Newly minted digital company Brat has unveiled its fall slate with recognizable players including Annie LeBlanc, Hayden Summerall, MaeMae Renfrow, Meghan McCarthy, Madeleine Byrne, and Cristian Oliveras, Variety has learned exclusively. Founded by Rob Fishman — who previously started Niche, a digital marketing company acquired by Twitter — the company is backed by Lerer Hippeau... Read more…
  5. Locarno Film Review: ‘The Poetess’

    08.22 / 01:44 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    For a Western audience, there are several arresting elements to Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff’s engaging, accessible documentary “The Poetess”: The first is that although we come to know its subject, Saudi writer Hissa Hilal, very well, and though she’s in almost every shot, we never see her face. The second is that the reason... Read more…
  6. TV News Roundup: HGTV Renews ‘Flip or Flop Atlanta’ for Season 2

    08.22 / 00:40 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    In today’s roundup, Major League Baseball has joined ESPN for their “Shred Hate” anti-bullying initiative, and HGTV renews “Flip or Flop Atlanta” for a second season. RENEWALS HGTV has renewed “Flip or Flop Atlanta” for a 14-episode second season after airing only five episodes of the first season. The second spinoff of the “Flip or Flop”... Read more &#…
  7. Nikki Sixx Marks 10th Anniversary of ‘The Heroin Diaries’ With Special Editions, Vinyl, Audiobook

    08.22 / 00:40 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Nikki Sixx’s New York Times bestselling memoir, “The Heroin Diaries,” turns 10 on Monday and to mark the occasion, the Motley Crue bassist has announced new editions of the book and soundtrack album, including vinyl, a graphic novel, and future audiobook. The book chronicles Sixx’s downward spiral to addiction, a battle that would nearly take his... Read more &#…
  8. ‘Do It Like an Hombre’: Mexico’s Highest-Grossing Local Film of the Year

    08.21 / 22:31 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Some new Mexican box office history has been made as the comedy “Do it Like an Hombre” followed its 68.7 million Mexican pesos ($3.89 million) opening weekend with a two weekend total of $130.3 million pesos ($7.4 million), giving it the highest Mexican movie box office total of 2017, according to comScore. In its first... Read more …
  9. Former Google Marketing Exec Andrew Hotz Joins Warner Bros.

    08.21 / 22:31 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Former Google marketing executive Andrew Hotz has been named executive vice president of worldwide digital marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures. JP Richards, the studio’s exec VP of worldwide marketing and chief data strategist, made the announcement on Monday. Hotz will oversee the division’s domestic and international digital teams, working with the broader marketing team on... Read more…
  10. Snapchat Adds CNN as Second Daily News Show

    08.21 / 22:31 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    CNN debuted a daily program Monday on Snapchat Shows, a growing roster of short-form video series on the social-media platform. Airing every weekday at 6 p.m. ET, “The Update” will feature breaking news from the cable network’s reporters exclusive to Snapchat in its signature Shows format. CNN will also offer rolling updates on developing news... Read more…
  11. Google May Be Building Smart Headphones (Report)

    08.21 / 22:31 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Google’s next major hardware product may be designed to bring the company’s smart assistant closer to your ears. Code in one of the company’s Android apps indicates that it may be building, and getting ready to launch, smart headphones that offer direct access to the Google Assistant, according to a report from 9to5Google. Traces of... Read more »…
  12. Eclipse: New Yorkers Celebrate ‘Communal Moment’ in Central Park

    08.21 / 22:31 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    There were no tickets, no lines, no security checks. All anyone who happened to be in Central Park on Monday afternoon needed to enjoy the rare transcontinental solar eclipse was a patch of ground and curiosity about the cosmos. As peak eclipse time of 2:44 p.m. ET approached, a crowd of a few hundred people... Read more…
  13. Amazon Studios Buys ‘Cold War’ From Oscar Winner Paweł Pawlikowski (EXCLUSIVE)

    08.21 / 21:32 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Amazon Studios has acquired “Cold War,” a period romance from Oscar-winning director Paweł Pawlikowski. The film takes place across Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, and is set in the 1950s — a time when the forces of democracy and communism were clashing throughout Europe. The terms of the deal are being kept under wraps, but it has been... Read more …
  14. ‘Game of Thrones’ Director Alan Taylor Breaks Down Timeline in ‘Beyond the Wall’

    08.21 / 21:32 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Season 7 Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones,” titled “Beyond the Wall” While the “Game of Thrones” episode “Beyond the Wall” had many talking about the insane fight sequences between humans, zombies, and dragons, others were more concerned with gaps in the timeline of... Read more…
  15. ‘American Idol’ Star William Hung Sings ‘She Bangs’ at Karaoke

    08.21 / 21:32 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    William Hung is not one to sing the blues. However, the internet sensation can bang out an old favorite on the karaoke machine. On Sunday, the former “American Idol” contestant was seen singing Ricky Martin’s song “She Bangs” at a friend’s birthday in Chandler, Ariz. Hung entered the public eye in 2004 after judge Simon... Read more »…
  16. Streams of Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ Skyrocket During Solar Eclipse

    08.21 / 21:32 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    As it turns out, millions of people were looking for the perfect track to score Monday’s total solar eclipse. So much so, that Bonnie Tyler’s 1983 ballad “Total Eclipse of the Heart” saw a major spike on streaming platforms. In the hours leading up to Tyler’s performance of her hit aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise,... Read more…
  17. ‘Imma Let You Finish’: Kanye West, Taylor Swift, and the Biggest Beefs in MTV VMAs History

    08.21 / 20:30 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    As rumors circulate about a possible Katy Perry-Taylor Swift reconciliation at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27, it’s worth noting how many beefs have been instigated or squashed at the annual event. From Eminem versus Moby in 2002, to Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus in 2015, who needs therapy when there’s the VMAs?... Read more…
  18. L.A. Times Ousts Four Top Editors; Ross Levinsohn Named Publisher

    08.21 / 20:30 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Four top editors at the L.A. Times were terminated on Monday morning, including editor and publisher Davan Maharaj, the paper announced. Also leaving the paper are Marc Duvoisin, the managing editor, Megan Garvey, the deputy editor for digital, and Matt Doig, the assistant managing editor of investigations. Tronc, the Times’ corporate parent, appointed veteran media... Read more…
  19. ‘Friends From College’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

    08.21 / 20:30 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Netflix has renewed comedy series “Friends from College” for Season 2, Variety has confirmed. The series follows a group of friends from Harvard played by Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Annie Parisse, Nat Faxon, Fred Savage, and Jae Suh Park. The series is described as “a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life... Read more &…
  20. Will Ferrell, Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions Developing Two New Comedy Series With CBS, CBS TV Studios

    08.21 / 20:30 variety.com Variety.com -Lifestyle
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions is developing new TV comedy projects with CBS and CBS Television Studios, Variety has confirmed. The first project, set up at CBS, is based on the book “Things You Should Already Know About Dating, You F—ing Idiot,” which was written by Ben Schwartz and Laura Moses, due out later... Read more &…