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HGTV Orders ‘Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge’ Series as Part of Cross-Network

HGTV is about to make Barbie fans’ dreams come true with the ultimate home-reno series based on everyone’s favorite doll: “Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge.” Premiering this summer, the Ashley Graham-hosted four-episode event is launching ahead of the July 21 release of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie as part of a giant cross-network promotion across Warner Bros. Discovery […]

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Kodansha Launching K Manga Japanese Comics Platform in U

Leading Japanese publisher, Kodansha is to launch an online comic book distribution service from May. Titled K Manga, the operation will go live in May and be exclusive to readers in the U.S. The company is publisher of many of the best-known manga titles in history including “Attack on Titan” and “Ghost in the Shell.” […]

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Francesco Maselli, Influential Italian Auteur, Dies at 92

Influential Italian auteur Francesco “Citto” Maselli who worked with Lucia Bosé, Claudia Cardinale, Shelley Winters and Valeria Golino on films that combined his political passion with his bent for female-centered dramas, has died in Rome. Maselli, who was known for making left-wing militant cinema, was 92. The director’s death was announced to Italian news agency […]

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‘Stranger Things’ Star Gaten Matarazzo Has a ‘Deep Fear’ of the

“Stranger Things” star Gaten Matarazzo told Jimmy Fallon during a recent interview on “The Tonight Show” that he’s living in “deep fear” of “Stranger Things” ending after its five-season run on Netflix. The cast will shoot the fifth and final season this year. Playing Dustin, Matarazzo has been a “Stranger Things” lead since the pilot […]

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Global Music Revenue Growth Slowed in 2022, But Still Rose

Global recorded-music revenue growth slowed down dramatically in 2022 but still was up 9% according to the year-end report from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s released Tuesday. While 2021 saw an 18.5% growth, largely due to an increase in streaming numbers as the world waited at home for the pandemic to lift, a […]

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‘Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey’ Mysteriously Pulled From Hong

The theatrical release of low-budget slasher movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” in Hong Kong has been abruptly canceled just two days before its scheduled outing. No explanation has been offered, but suspicions that the film may have crossed one of Hong Kong’s increasingly complicated political red lines are certain to be raised. That […]

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SlamBall to Return in July With Six-Week Season in Las

SlamBall is officially bouncing back. The alternative sport — which combined elements of basketball, American football, ice hockey, and trampolines — has closed an $11 million Series A round led by Roger Ehrenberg’s IA Sports Ventures and Eberg Capital as well as strategic investors across sports, gaming, entertainment, and media. “It’s an incredible feeling to […]

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Nashville’s Livestreaming ‘Love Rising’ Concert Looks to Combat Tennessee’s LGBTQ-Targeting

Nashville-based musicians are coming together in a big way — a Bridgestone Arena-sized way — tonight for “Love Rising,” a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for the LGBTQ community and its allies in the face of Tennessee legislation that is seen as targeting the rights of gay and trans people generally and drag […]

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Stagecoach 2023: Where to Find Affordable Tickets and Weekend Passes

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, Variety may receive an affiliate commission. It’s almost time to pull out your cowboy boots and fringed denim jackets. Stagecoach 2023, the annual country music festival, returns to its home at the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, Calif. from […]

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Yo La Tengo Bring ‘This Stupid World’ to Brooklyn With

Yo La Tengo have been releasing well-loved indie rock since the ’80s, and while their albums are strikingly consistent, an interesting thing happened in February: They dropped one of their best records ever. It’s easy to imagine most other bands on autopilot 17 full-lengths in, but the trio’s “This Stupid World” was a return to […]

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