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‘Roe v. Wade’ Actors Still Waiting for Paychecks

In February, a handful of actors from the abortion drama Roe v. Wade came forward to share frustrations that they had yet to be paid for their work on the film more than two years after…

The Reporters-in-Chief: TV’s Top White House Correspondents (All Female) on Covering Trump, Biden and Becoming the Story

For the first time, the top White House correspondents at the major TV outlets are women, with ABC's Cecilia Vega, CBS' Nancy Cordes, NBC's Kristen Welker, CNN's Kaitlan Collins and PBS' Yamiche Alci…

Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss Weighs In on Musical About Her Life

Heidi Fleiss’s colorful life has been given the musical treatment in Little Black Book, a Broadway concept album co-conceived by writer, composer and singer-songwriter Billy Recce and…

Annie Lennox and Jane Lynch Set for Alzheimer’s Los Angeles Fundraiser

Alzheimer’s Los Angeles is hoping its first-ever virtual fundraiser is “An Unforgettable Evening.” The organization has drafted Jane Lynch to emcee and Annie Lennox to perform during the…

Chopra Global and Alicia Keys Partner on 21-Day Meditation Program

Alicia Keys is following in the footsteps of Oprah Winfrey by partnering with Deepak Chopra and his Chopra Global on a program under the 21-day Meditation Experience banner. Keys and Chopra…

Insiders Call for Inclusive Change During Hair and Makeup Panel: “We Are Not Riding the Back of the Bus Any Longer”

So many virtual events these days open with video segments such as trailers, highlight reels or video testimonials that help introduce the forthcoming program. Tuesday afternoon’s “Hair and…

Ryan Coogler and James Ivory Booked for USC School of Cinematic Arts Commencement

Both graduates of USC, the filmmakers will participate in Q&A sessions that will be included in a virtual commencement program.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Producer Has ‘Top Gun’ Moment

The pandemic has led many to perfect their hobbies. If you’re producer David Ellison, that means flying a Marchetti S-211, a turbofan military trainer aircraft. The Skydance Media honcho — who…

HBO Max Delays a Series Because of Prince Philip’s Death

The Prince coming soon to HBO Max,” writer-producer Gary Janetti teased April 4 of the animated series he created as a satirical take on Britain’s royal family, with Prince William and…

Patrick Dempsey on Returning to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and How Television Can Be “Healing”

“I didn’t realize I was the first brand ambassador. That was news to me,” Patrick Dempsey told The Hollywood Reporter during an interview about that new gig as the face for Porsche Design

Jon Hamm, Morgan Freeman, Jewel and Ben Platt Join Covenant House Virtual Gala

Night of Covenant House Stars is filling up with more stars. Jon Hamm, Morgan Freeman, Jon Bon Jovi, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, Ben Platt, Zach Braff, Chita Rivera, Marlon Wayans, Charlie…

How Celebrities Are Joining Relief Efforts for India During COVID-19 Crisis

As India faces one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the world, more celebrities are stepping up to use their platforms to raise funds and drive relief efforts. On the heels of reports that…