A billionaire from the San Francisco area sought clemency for a psychologist convicted of monetary crimes. The Republican donor Elliott Broidy and a lawyer who later represented Jared Kushner were enlisted.
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After decades of research, scientists know what's killing salmon who venture too close to urban centers -- 6PPD-quinone, the derivative of a chemical additive that keeps rubber tires from breaking down too quickly.
Though he’s not as wealthy as his billionaire friend Warren, with whom he shares a surname though not DNA, Jimmy Buffett hasn’t done too poorly from epitomizing the lifestyle of an escapist beach bum — as best described by his still-in-rotation 1977 hit “Margaritaville.” With a business empire based largely on his Margaritaville Café restaurant […] […]
When I think of “Euphoria,” I think of neon lights, glitter smeared across bleary eyes, dizzying camera angles betraying the disoriented teenage mania that fuels it. I think of Rue (Zendaya) staring across a crowded room at Jules (Hunter Schaefer) with such palpable longing that it hurts. I think of the stunning last moments of […]
To celebrate the (slightly more than) one-year anniversary of its release, The Weeknd and superstar Spanish singer Rosalía have teamed up for a remix of “Blinding Lights,” Variety’s Hitmakers Record of the Year and one of the biggest hits in recent memory. Rosalía joined The Weeknd for the “Blinding Lights” remix while also recording the […] […]
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” is indisputably one of the landmark songs of 2020 —and the only reason it isn’t even more dominant is because it was released on Nov. 29, 2019, and racked up significant numbers that year as well. Written by The Weeknd with Max Martin (the most successful songwriter-producer of the past 25 […]
Veteran Indian producer Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and Ramesh Krishnamoorthy’s Global One Studios will produce a series based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The companies have optioned the audio-visual rights to eminent authors’ Dominique Lapierre and Javier Moro’s 2001 book, “Five Past Midnight in Bhopal: The Epic Story of the World’s Deadliest Industrial Dis […]
ABC News is laying off staffers amid a broader reorganization at parent company Walt Disney, one that impacts a low single-digit percentage of the news division’s 1,400 staffers, according to a source familiar with the situation. In a memo to employees sent Thursday evening, ABC News president James Goldston said that the personnel reductions were […] […]
The last time most of us saw Paris Jackson, she was 11 years old and crying. Taking the stage at Staples Center in June 2009 at her father’s star-studded memorial service, her famous aunts and uncles told her to speak up as she nervously said: “Ever since I was born, Daddy has been the best […]
Since Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes first rose to fame as a 14-year-old with a series of covers on Twitter’s Vine app — for those who don’t remember, it was the six-second predecessor to TikTok — he and his team have worked doggedly to position him as a career artist, focused on longevity and maturity rather […]
At the end of a year that was far from ordinary, Variety‘s Hitmakers program brought together some of music’s biggest stars to virtually celebrate their accomplishments. Harry Styles was named Hitmaker of the Year, and was presented the award by comedian Nick Kroll, who co-stars with him in the upcoming film “Don’t Worry Darling.” “I […]
In “Sound of Metal,” Riz Ahmed plays Ruben, a heavy metal musician who gradually loses his hearing. The film, bowing Friday on Amazon Prime, follows Ruben as he copes with his hearing loss. Director Darius Marder relies on sound design to immerse the audience into the film, allowing them to understand what Ruben is going […]
After winter’s quick visit left areas around the Great Lakes and interior Northeast buried under heavy snow at the beginning of December, another winter storm is already setting up to take aim at the region for the first weekend of the month — and it could potentially evolve into the season’s first nor’easter. “It looks...
Forecasters described the fire danger taking aim at Southern California as “extremely critical” Thursday afternoon, and power crews were faced with decisions on whether to risk leaving the electricity on in some communities. “Strong winds and low humidity are combining for a long-duration of critical fire danger,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dave H […]
States in the South Central region are in for another blast of unseasonably cold conditions behind the biggest snowstorm yet this season. The region was dealt a taste of winter’s chill at the end of November and beginning of December, with temperatures dipping to their lowest levels since February and March in places such as...
One Alaskan town was covered in 9 feet of mud and debris after record rainfall triggered landslides, wiped out roadways and prompted evacuations during the middle of the week. The community of Haines, located about 92 miles north of Juneau, Alaska, was nearly cut off from surrounding areas as the highway connecting the city to...
After a period of relatively little rainfall across southeastern Australia, strong thunderstorms can make a return over the weekend. An intense area of low pressure passing to the south of Tasmania will pull a cold front through South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, including the Australia Capital Territory, bringing showers and thunderstorms to th […]
A week after deadly Cyclone Nivar wreaked havoc on southern India, Cyclonic Storm Burevi is wreaking havoc in Sri Lanka and taking aim at southern India. On Monday morning, local time, an area of low pressure in the southern Bay of Bengal developed into a tropical depression, according to India’s Meteorological Department. By Tuesday afternoon,...
The first day of meteorological winter, which began on Dec. 1, ushered in the first taste of the season to come with a major lake-effect snowstorm around the Great Lakes and in a few areas of Northeast, creating travel troubles and power outages. And forecasters are already eyeing the potential for yet another big storm...
The pancake-sized snowflakes may have stopped falling, but the lingering darkness from thousands of power outages remain in Ohio and Pennsylvania following meteorological winter's first snow dump of the season. Across parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia, the season's first lake-effect snowstorm unleashed over 20 inches of blanke […]
A stormy pattern that began in late November across Europe is expected to continue through early December. On the heels of a storm than drenched south-central Europe, a new storm is predicted to impact a large swath of the continent through the weekend. The storm will first impact northwestern Europe through Thursday night with bouts...
Even though the Atlantic hurricane season has officially come to an end, additional tropical development is possible through the end of December. One disturbance over the Caribbean that is close to land could become the next Atlantic tropical depression or storm, according to AccuWeather meteorologists. The Atlantic hurricane season officially extends from J […]