Facebook Inc is exploring potential licensing agreements in the coming year with Canadian media outlets and expanding its investment in local journalism initiatives, a source familiar with the company's thinking said on Wednesday. The move comes as the Canadian government is preparing to introduce legislation in the coming months, along the lines of the controversial Australian model that forces technology companies like Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google to pay media companies for content. But the source said Facebook views the situation in Australia as unique.
“Mission: Impossible 7,” “A Quiet Place Part II” and more upcoming Paramount Pictures releases will be available to view at home sooner than expected. Those films will debut exclusively in theaters as planned. However, the studio has newly shorten the amount of time they will play exclusively on the big screen. After 45 days, new […]
A sequel to “Paranormal Activity” and a prequel to “Pet Sematary” will debut on Paramount Plus. In addition, “The In Between,” a supernatural thriller from “Chumscruber” and “The Face of Love” director Arie Posin, will also premiere on the new streaming service. The films were developed by Paramount Players, the studio’s genre label. Paramount is […]
The producers of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” have been booked and busy producing a new unscripted international drag queen singing competition (that’ll reportedly blow your wig off) for ViacomCBS’ all-new SVOD rebrand Paramount Plus. “Queen of the Universe,” produced by World of Wonder, the company behind “Drag Race,” promises to be a singing competition like no […]
Paramount Pictures is entering the streaming era in a big way, one that will see the 108-year old studio overhaul the way it releases and licenses the movies it makes. As part of that effort, Paramount will substantially shrink the amount of time its films are in theaters. At the same time, the studio has […]
The Paramount Plus digital service will soon have a vintage MTV Networks look to some of its offerings, as the MTV series “Unplugged” and “Yo! MTV Raps” and VH1’s venerable “Behind the Music” are all set to be revived as streaming offerings, it was announced Wednesday afternoon. A new music offering is on tap from […]
Intercontinental revenues fell in 2020 but its CEO says remote workers could prompt new opportunities for business travel.
In the wake of Bruce Springsteen’s relatively light sentence after being arrested for driving under the influence last November, Jeep has reinstated its high-profile Super Bowl ad starring the singer. After news of the arrest emerged earlier this month — just days after the ad first aired — Jeep removed the ad from YouTube and […]
More than one hundred sea turtles were returned to the Gulf of Mexico on February 22 by the Texas State Aquarium after being cold-stunned by a record-breaking winter storm the week before.Assisted by the US Coast Guard and Texas Game Wardens, the marine creatures were ferried out to sea before being released over the side of the vessel. The aquarium planned to release hundreds more the following days, according to a Facebook post.Several record low temperatures were broken in Corpus Christi over the weeklong storm. Credit: Texas State Aquarium via Storyful
Tyson Fury has played down the chances of a heavyweight unification showdown against Anthony Joshua this year, claiming no progress has been made in fixing the fight. Joshua beat Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in December to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles and set up the prospect of a mouth-watering clash with fellow Briton Fury, the WBC belt holder. Yet despite Joshua's manager Eddie Hearn saying in January that a deal was almost done, Fury says the fight was no closer to being arranged than it was a year ago.
Paramount Plus will boast a slew of revivals and spinoffs of established MTV Entertainment Group comedies as part of its original programming lineup. The new service will feature iterations of of “Inside Amy Schumer,” “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah,” “Workaholics,” “Reno: 911!” and “Beavis & Butt-head.” “Inside Amy Schumer” will return with five specials […]
Canada's largest city Toronto is cancelling all large in-person, city-permitted outdoor events through July as the country seeks to stave off a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The city of Toronto announced Wednesday it is extending an existing cancellation of outdoor events, including the annual Pride Parade, which will be a virtual event, and July 1 Canada Day celebrations, which tend to cap off mid-summer festivities. The announcement does not include professional sporting events, which need permission from provincial and federal governments in addition to Toronto Public Health.
NBC has removed the “Nurses” episode “Achilles Heel” from digital platforms and future airings following backlash over a storyline involving a man from the Orthodox Jewish community. The episode of the Canadian sitcom, which aired Feb. 9, contains a scene in which a young Orthodox Jewish man named Israel is hospitalized for a shattered leg. […]
The “Frasier” revival has officially been ordered at Paramount Plus. Original series star Kelsey Grammer will return in the title role in addition to executive producing. Chris Harris and Joe Cristalli will serve as writers and executive producers, with Grammnet Productions’ Tom Russo and Jordan McMahon also executive producing. The series will be produced by […]
The seventh and final season of Darren Star’s “Younger,” starring Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff, will debut first on Paramount Plus before it airs on TV Land later this year, announced ViacomCBS at its big streaming presentation Wednesday. The last season, which is 12 episodes long, does not yet have a set premiere date. The […]
Taylor Sheridan has set up a number of new projects at Paramount Plus under his extended overall deal, including a “Yellowstone” spinoff. The spinoff is currently titled “6666.” Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it […]
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Ferland Mendy scored late as Real Madrid beat 10-man Atalanta 1-0 on Wednesday to close in on the Champions League quarter-finals.
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars from Film Awards Editor Clayton Davis. Following Academy Awards history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar predictions are updated regularly with the current year's contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: […]
Jeremy Renner has signed on to star in the Taylor Sheridan series “Mayor of Kingstown,” which is moving from Paramount Network to the streaming service Paramount Plus. In addition, Antoine Fuqua has boarded the series as an executive producer. The announcements were made as part of the ViacomCBS investor day on Wednesday. “Mayor of Kingstown” […]