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  1. media digest
    Everything to Know About the Media’s Reckoning With Abuse of PowerAmy Emmerich has stepped down as Refinery29’s president and chief content officer after the R29 union called for her resignation last month.
  2. media mavens
    Variety Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller To Take 2 Month Administrative LeaveShe called freelance journalist Piya Sinha-Roy “bitter” on Twitter.
  3. the industry
    Ashley Judd Says She Was Sexually Harassed by a ‘Famous’ Studio HeadThe studio head asked her to watch him shower.
  4. Check Out a New Oral History of ‘Wet Hot American Summer’Ahead of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’s Netflix premiere this Friday, Variety put together a comprehensive oral history of the […]
  5. ‘Variety’ Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2015With the Just For Laughs festival currently underway in Montreal, today Variety revealed its 2015 picks for its annual “10 Comics to Watch” […]
  6. Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen Talk About ‘SNL’ and Their Other Shows for […]To celebrate both of their Emmy nominations, Variety recently sat down with Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen for a hybrid interview/conversation […]
  7. postmortem
    Don’t Be Surprised If Sarah Silverman Never Does a Network Sitcom Again“Network TV is just not the place for me.”
  8. Shut Up, ‘Variety’: The Cluelessness of Claiming that Sarah Silverman […]According to Brian Lowry at Variety, “being as dirty as the guys” is the worst thing that Sarah Silverman can do for her career. This Sarah […]
  9. ink-stained wretches
    Nikki Finke May Contribute to Revamped VarietyNow that the longtime rivals are in the same corporate family.
  10. redesigns
    Variety Unveils Digital Face-liftAnd takes down its paywall.
  11. publishing
    Variety Will Soon Stop Releasing Daily EditionsAlso, they’re removing their paywall.
  12. undignified arrests
    Variety’s New Owner Gets Community Service for Yacht Club Break-inFor allegedly peeing on a plaintiff’s boots.
  13. the industry
    The Three Obstacles to Reviving VarietyNikki Finke’s parent company is doubling down on entertainment news. But is there a place for the hobbled institution anymore?
  14. business
    Variety Sold to Nikki Finke’s BossUnlikely bedfellows!
  15. ‘Variety’ Tells Us about Their 10 Comics to WatchTwo weeks ago, we showed you the cover of Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch” issue. The issue hits newsstands this week, so finally we can get an […]
  16. Leaked ‘Variety’ Cover Reveals the 10 Comics to Watch for 2012Sarah Colonna tweeted this picture that reveals this year’s Variety “10 Comics to Watch”, probably because she was super excited to be […]
  17. What John Mulaney Would Sound Like as a Def Jam Comic in 1992 In honor of John Mulaney’s bit about his review of Home Alone 2 if he were a def jam comic, here is my post about John Mulaney if I were a […]
  18. Amy Poehler Continues Her Reign of Awesomeness in Power of Comedy Award […] Amy Poehler is everyone’s hero. During the “Battlestar Galactica orgy” that was the Variety Power of Comedy awards ceremony for the Noreen […]
  19. Variety Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2011Just in time for the Montreal Just for Laughs festival this weekend, Variety has unveiled its annual list of “comics to watch.” It’s a list […]
  20. ink-stained wretches
    Leo Wolinsky Out As Editor of Daily VarietyHe was on the job for less than a year. Hollywood is fickle.
  21. todd mccarthy
    Former Variety Movie Critic Heading to Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy will be THR’s chief film critic.
  22. variety
    Variety Killing All Reviews Now?The trade’s publisher said he “planned to cease all reviews this year,” according to a person suing ‘Variety.’
  23. new jobs
    Todd McCarthy to NYFFDeposed ‘Variety’ critic Todd McCarthy is employed again!
  24. doom
    Variety Axes CriticsEmployment prospects for Todd McCarthy and David Rooney not so boffo.
  25. consider this
    ‘For Your Consideration’ Ads: A Reader’s Guide to Oscar-Season VarietyFeaturing our patented Plausibilitron 2010™!
  26. the industry
    Nicole Richie to Play a Sitcom Version of Nicole RichiePlus: Tom Cavanagh! ‘True Blood’! Cartoons!
  27. printmediapocalypse
    Variety’s Website to Cost Money, Hollywood Reporter Possibly Going Paperless?Nikki Finke says both trades will put up paywalls online and ‘HR’ will soon dump its print edition.
  28. obits
    Army Archerd Dead at 87Legendary showbiz reporter Army Archerd passed away in Los Angeles yesterday, following an extended battle with cancer.
  29. blogs
    Anne Thompson Splits for IndieWireShe’ll move her blog from ‘Variety’ to IndieWire on August 1.
  30. beef
    Hollywood Blog Wars Continue to EscalateBut is the whole thing just a tempest in a teapot?
  31. spats
    Fox Atomic Bites the Dust… giving Nikki Finke another opportunity to swipe at ‘Variety.’
  32. promotions
    Peter Bart ‘Up and Out’ at VarietyBart has been given an exciting new meaningless title: “vice-president and editorial director.”
  33. nikki finke
    Nikki Finke Hits Back at VarietyWere the trade’s three hit pieces the result of a failed acquisition?
  34. personal vendettas
    Variety Attacks Bloggers, But Mostly Nikki Finke’Variety’ let loose a trio of incensed stories yesterday about “toxic bloggers.” But they’re particularly angry about one in particular.
  35. the economy
    Anne Thompson Out at VarietyLayoffs at the trade have claimed longtime deputy editor Thompson, along with 30 others.