Dej Loaf – “Beef N Broccoli”

Dej Loaf - "Beef N Broccoli"Dej Loaf just dropped her stellar All Jokes Aside mixtape this past spring, but since then she’s come with a nice string of one-offs. She continues that streak with the smooth, contemplative ballad “Beef N Broccoli.” The single’s sleeve art is misleading, because this is definitely a song that goes much deeper than the … More »

‘Ice’ Teaser Trailer: First Look At Antoine Fuqua’s Audience Diamond Trade Drama

“Each diamond has lived a life. Persevered. Suffered…Each one tells us a story, and that story, no matter how many times it’s told, can outlive us all.” We’re getting a first look at Ice, Antoine Fuqua‘s upcoming drama series for A&T’s Audience network.
The 10-episode series, from Fuqua’s Fuqua Films and Entertainment One, was named after the slang word for diamonds. Written/exec produced by Robert Munic, it follows the Green family as they plunge into the underbelly of…


Watch Fiona Apple & Andrew Bird Play A New Song, Cover Bob Dylan, & More On Live From The Great Room

Watch Fiona Apple & Andrew Bird Play A New Song, Cover Bob Dylan, & More On Live From The Great RoomEvery so often, Andrew Bird hosts a series on Facebook called Live From The Great Room. For the latest episode, he got the elusive Fiona Apple to participate. (Earlier this year, they released a collab, “Left Handed Kisses” together.) Throughout the half-hour broadcast, they perform Apple’s Idler Wheel cut “Werewolf,” Bird’s Swimming … More »

RIAA, IFPI, and BPI File Lawsuit Against Top YouTube to MP3 Site

Just say No to Youtube to MP3 ripping. In a joint effort, The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) have taken to court. The RIAA announced the action against the service on their own website today. The lawsuit was filed […]

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‘Modern Family’ Will Feature First Transgender Child Actor

This Wednesday’s “Modern Family” will include the first openly transgender child actor on TV. In the upcoming episode — entitled “A Stereotypical Day” — parents Cameron “Cam” (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) permit their daughter Lily (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) to have her transgender friend Tom over for a play-date. Both parents are filled with pride that they have done… Read more »

Watch Our Presidential Debate Coverage Beginning at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm PT

Join us tonight for live video coverage of the U.S. presidential debate beginning at 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm ET. Variety’s political reporter Ted Johnson will provide live analysis of the much-anticipated debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton during a special “pre-game” segment on and our Facebook page, followed by our live post-debate coverage…. Read more »

Molly Parker, Miranda July & Newcomer Helena Howard Topline Indie Pic ‘Movie No. 1’

EXCLUSIVE: Emmy nominee Molly Parker (House of Cards) has signed to star in the indie feature tentatively titled Movie No. 1, alongside Miranda July and newcomer Helena Howard. The pic is  filming in New York City.

From writer-director Josephine Decker, Movie No. 1 follows an ambitious theater director (Parker) who begins to weave the troubled interior life of her young star (Howard) into her new play. But when the teen actor takes the performance offstage, the question…