All posts by Rebecca Rubin

Jason Aldean Releases Cover of Tom Petty’s ‘I Won’t Back Down’ to Benefit Las Vegas Shooting Victims

Jason Aldean opened “Saturday Night Live’s” Oct. 7 episode paying tribute to victims of the Las Vegas shooting with a cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” and the singer on Friday released a recording of the cover with all proceeds to benefit victims of the tragedy. Aldean’s rendition was made available Friday across […]

Major Lazer Documentary About Historic Cuba Concert to Air on Apple Music

Major Lazer’s new documentary “Give Me Future,” which offers a behind-the-scenes look at how their historic concert in Havana, Cuba, came together, will premiere Nov. 17 on Apple Music. The group’s March 2016 concert, which drew a reported 400,000 fans, marked the first major performance by an American artist in Cuba after diplomatic ties with the […]

Actress Sean Young Alleges Harvey Weinstein Exposed Himself to Her

Sean Young has come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The actress alleges Weinstein exposed himself to her while working on 1992 film “Love Crimes,” which was produced by Weinstein’s former company Miramax. Young recounted the experience on the Dudley and Bob with Matt Show podcast in Austin, Texas. She said on set, […]

Katy Perry Gets Stuck Mid-Air During Nashville Concert (Video)

Katy Perry had a glitch in her performance on Wednesday night during the Nashville stop of her “Witness” tour. Perry had just finished singing “Thinking of You” atop a suspended model of Saturn when she got stuck in the air on the giant prop planet. “I’m really stuck,” she told the audience. “This is the […]

Remote Controlled: Carly Chaikin Previews ‘Mr. Robot’ and How Trump Fits in Season 3

Welcome to “Remote Controlled,” a podcast from Variety featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. In today’s episode, Variety’s executive editor of TV Debra Birnbaum chats with Carly Chaikin about the new season of “Mr. Robot.” Chaikin addresses where her character, Darlene, picks up in Season 3. “It’s fair to say […]

Megyn Kelly Calls on ‘Male Titans’ to Fight Sexual Harassment Culture: ‘Victim Blaming Must Stop’

Megyn Kelly has called on male titans in the industry to combat sexual harassment culture. In a piece penned for Time magazine on Thursday, Kelly referenced former Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment scandal in July 2016 and alluded to similar stories from Uber earlier this year, and said both were instances where change didn’t ignite the […]

Alicia Keys Returns to Coach Season 14 of ‘The Voice’

Alicia Keys will return to coach Season 14 of NBC’s “The Voice.” The 15-time Grammy winner will join longtime coaches Adam Levine and Black Shelton, along with Kelly Clarkson, who will be making her coaching debut on the singing competition series. Her spring 2018 cycle return will mark Keys’ third time as a coach. Her […]

Lifetime and NeueHouse to Launch Luminaries Screening Series With ‘Flint’

Lifetime has partnered with NeueHouse Madison Square Women’s Forum on a screening and panel series that will showcase the network’s upcoming movies from “Flint” to “I Am Elizabeth Smart.” Dubbed the “Luminaries” screening series, the goal is to showcase a slate of films that celebrate women and their impact on today’s world. “Women are powerful […]

CBS Names Participants for its 2017-2018 Writers Mentoring Program

CBS has announced the eight writers selected to participate in the 2017-2018 Writers Mentoring Program. In its 14th year, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for up-and-coming writers. The participants selected from a pool of 1,300 applicants are Ashley Charbonnet, Gil Hizon, Naomi Iwamoto, Munis Rashid, Jovan Robinson, April Shih, Shuo Zhang and Krystal Banzon. They make […]

TV News Roundup: ‘The Alienist’ Sets Premiere Date on TNT

In today’s roundup, “The Alienist” will air in January 2018, while National Geographic acquired syndication rights to “Running Wild With Bear Grylls.” PREMIERE DATES TNT announced “The Alienist” is slated to premiere on Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. Set in 1896 New York City amid a backdrop of vast wealth, extreme poverty, and technological innovation, the […]