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‘Halston’ Costume Designer Jeriana San Juan on Her Conscious Fashion Faves: “I Think Women Seek Pieces With Power”

“It was a daunting challenge to paint this artist’s voice correctly,” says New York-based costume designer Jeriana San Juan of recreating the aesthetic of iconic American designer Halston in the…

“It Should Be Nationwide”: Nicole Beharie Heralds Moves to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Juneteenth, the June 19 holiday commemorating the official end of U.S. slavery in 1865, was first acknowledged by many non-Black Americans amid 2020’s racial reckoning, with Hollywood…

2021’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Films, TV Shows and Books

MOVIES EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Amazon releases the musical drama, based on the stage show of the same name about a teenage boy (played by Max Harwood) who dreams of being a drag…

Next Big Thing: Leyna Bloom Makes Big-Screen Debut With ‘Port Authority’

Leyna Bloom made history in 2019 when she became the first trans woman of color to lead a film at the Cannes Film Festival. “That was such a magical moment. It was an out-of-body experience…

‘Bob Hearts Abishola’ Co-Creator Gina Yashere on How Moving to America Prompted Her to Come Out: “F*** it. I’m in the Land of the Free”

In her thoroughly entertaining and moving new memoir Cack-Handed (a British term for being left-handed), comedian Gina Yashere — co-creator and a castmember of CBS’ Bob Hearts Abishola — writes…

“These Types of Women Need More Representation”: Imani Hakim on her ‘Mythic Quest’ Video Game Tester Character

Actress Imani Hakim is proud of the visibility her role on Apple TV+’s Mythic Quest gives to women working in video games and tech. “I identify as being a pretty nerdy woman,” says Hakim, 27…

Demand for Houses With Two Kitchens Spikes in L.A. Amid Pandemic

Real estate listings as a matter of course spotlight how many bedrooms and baths a home has. But there may come a day in Los Angeles’ high-end residential market where the number of kitchens…

‘Ellen’s Next Great Designer’ Host Scott Foley Picks His Favorite Classic Furniture

So how did actor Scott Foley — known for playing the roles of Noel Crane on Felicity and Jake Ballard on Scandal — come to be the co-host of a reality series about furniture design? Chalk it up to…

‘Legendary’ Costume Designer Johnny Wujek’s Favorite Fab Things

With the launch of the second season of HBO Max’s voguing competition show Legendary on May 6, costume designer Johnny Wujek is back working with the contestants on looks that will slay the panel…

For Lease: A Paul Williams-Designed Building on L.A.’s Sunset Strip

An office building built by iconic L.A. architect Paul Williams has come up for lease on the Sunset Strip. Known for years as the Berman/Kohner Building and now dubbed The House on Sunset

Industry Psychologist Explains Why Hollywood Bosses Are So Mean

Jeff Blume, a licensed psychologist based in Beverly Hills who has worked with creative talent in Hollywood for 30 years, spoke with THR about bullying in the entertainment world, how to address…

City Views: Multimillion-Dollar Penthouses for Sale Around Los Angeles

From a $18.5 million West Hollywood Edition unit to the 8600 Wilshire Gardenhouse with floor-to-ceiling windows, a roundup of options for those looking to live high in the sky.