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Perry Botkin Jr., Grammy-Winning TV and Film Composer, Dies at 87

Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated TV and film composer Perry Botkin Jr., known for his theme songs for “The Young and the Restless,” the late ’70s sitcom “Mork & Mindy” and “The ABC Friday/Sunday Night Movie,” died Jan. 18, his publicist announced. He was 87. Botkin, whose career spanned four decades, was also an arranger on Glen […] go to Article >

Perry Botkin Jr, ‘The Young and the Restless’ Theme Song Composer, Dies at 87

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Perry Botkin Jr., the Grammy-winning composer behind “The Young and the Restless” theme song, died on Monday, his publicist confirmed. He was 87. A TV and film composer whose work dominated the ’60s and ’70s, Botkin composed and arranged theme... read more

Bruce Kirby, ‘Columbo’ and ‘Crash’ Actor, Dies at 95

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Bruce Kirby, the prolific character actor known for playing Sgt. George Kramer on NBC’s “Columbo” and the father of Matt Dillon’s cop in the 2005 Oscar winner “Crash,” has died at the age of 95. Kirby’s son, acting coach John Kirby, announced the... read more

Cloris Leachman, Oscar-Winning Star of ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘Phyllis,’ Dies at 94

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Cloris Leachman, the Oscar-winning actress known for “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” and who had an equally long career on television in shows like “Phyllis,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was... read more

Sekou Smith, NBA Writer and NBA TV Correspondent, Dies at 48

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Sekou Smith, an award-winning NBA writer who also worked for NBA TV, has died, the league announced Tuesday night. He was 48. Turner Sports released a statement that read, “We are all heartbroken over Sekou’s tragic passing. His commitment to... read more

Scott Rudin Fallout Intensifies With Sutton Foster Statement, Emotional Video From Late Assistant’s Twin

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The outrage surrounding producer Scott Rudin intensified over the weekend, with Broadway star Sutton Foster speaking out while the twin brother of a late former Rudin assistant posted an emotional video message alleging that his brother was... read more

George Miller’s ‘Furiosa’ Receives Incentives for Australia Shoot

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“Furiosa,” the Anya Taylor-Joy-starring prequel to “Mad Max: Fury Road” is to receive financial incentives from federal and state governments, ensuring that production will take place in Australia. The George Miller-directed picture will shoot... read more

‘Nomadland’ and ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Named Top Films at Dorian Awards (EXCLUSIVE)

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Chloé Zhao’s Oscar frontrunner “Nomadland” won best film and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was named best LGBTQ Film at the Dorian Awards (GALECA: The Society Of LGBTQ Entertainment) during a virtual ceremony. “Nomadland” was also named most visually... read more

P-MRC Invests in SXSW, Marrying Event Platform With Top Entertainment Brands

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Variety owner P-MRC has made a significant investment in South by Southwest, the parent company of the annual SXSW festival. The deal brings top entertainment news brands together with an expansive digital and in-person platform for festivals,... read more

Luke Bryan Will Return to ‘American Idol’ Tonight After Fast COVID Recovery

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Luke Bryan will return to “American Idol” for a live broadcast tonight, sources tell Variety, after being sidelined from last week’s first live episode of the season — and also tonight’s Academy of Country Music Awards — as a result of contracting... read more

Academy of Country Music Awards 2021: How to Watch

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The Academy of Country Music Awards show is airing Sunday night. Come back here for a complete list of winners as the telecast proceeds. To watch the show live, tune in to CBS at 8 p.m. on the east coast or 7 in the central time zone, including... read more

Taylor Swift Logs Third No. 1 Album in Less Than a Year With ‘Fearless (Taylor’s Version)’

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Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” has put her back at the top of the album charts — for the third time in a little over eight months. The re-recorded version of her second album — which became her first No. 1 record back in 2008 —... read more