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Degen Pener

Deputy Editor

Degen Pener is the Deputy Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. He oversees style, lifestyle and culture coverage, including stories on real estate, philanthropy, fashion, beauty, art, travel, dining and spirits, automotive, watches and jewelry, design and architecture and shopping. He has previously written for The New York Times, Out, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Wallpaper, Veranda and New York Magazine.

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‘Succession’: Why Kendall Is Wearing a Flashy Richard Mille Watch and Cousin Greg Rocks a Rolex “Pepsi” GMT

Kendall Roy’s new watch on the latest and final season of Succession is hardly a quiet luxury. The Roy scion — who on earlier seasons favored timepieces by more traditional makers like Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe — is now rocking a much flashier item on his wrist: a sporty RM 67-01 by Richard Mille that qualifies […]

‘Kendra Sells Hollywood’s’ Newest Castmember McKenzie Ryan Takes on L.A.

Kendra Sells Hollywood, the real-estate reality series, returns for season two Friday on Max, and there’s a new castmember joining the ranks of the show. Ranked in the top 3 percent of agents nationwide, Douglas Elliman’s McKenzie Ryan is the latest addition to the series, which follows former The Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson […]

Real Estate Upfronts Launch in Los Angeles, Giving a Private First Look at Upcoming Luxury Residences

There’s an upstart upfront on the scene. Timed to coincide with the television industry’s traditional upfronts presentations — which took place this month featuring fewer stars and amid picket lines — an event featuring some of the leaders of the luxury real estate world gave guests a private sneak peek at a slew of upcoming […]

Spider-Man Fronts a New Audemars Piguet Watch That Costs $215,000, Could Raise Millions for Charities

Audemars Piguet is continuing to take the character watch into lofty, luxury territory. In a follow-up to its 2021 Royal Oak Concept Black Panther Flying Tourbillon timepiece — which was worn by LeBron James and The Weeknd, among other stars — AP is today unveiling a new Royal Oak featuring Spider-Man. Officially titled the Audemars Piguet […]

‘Selling Sunset’ Star Emma Hernan Teases New Villain on Season 6 of Netflix’s Real Estate Reality Series

With Selling Sunset returning for its sixth season on May 19, series star Emma Hernan of the Oppenheim Group says that the new episodes of the Netflix real-estate reality show won’t be lacking in drama. “Don’t worry, we have a new villain,” Hernan tells The Hollywood Reporter with a laugh, when asked whether things will […]

Play Foosball and Try on Watches Inside Vacheron Constantin’s New Appointment-Only L.A. Suite

Creating stylish yet relaxed private environments in which to connect with clients is a rage in the luxury world, whether it be Gucci’s new appointment-only store on Melrose Avenue or the fact that Chanel devotes two out of four floors of its just-opened Rodeo Drive flagship to VIP suites. Swiss luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has […]

Why Uma Thurman Supports This Nonprofit for Mother’s Day

Twenty-five years ago, back when Room to Grow’s founder Julie Burns was starting her nonprofit organization that helps parents and children in low-income circumstances, actress Uma Thurman was her neighbor. Recalls Burns, “Uma was pregnant with her first child during this time.” Fast-forward to today and Thurman’s first child, Maya Hawke, is now 24 and […]

First Look: Hollywood Park Unveils Its First Residence, The Wesley, With Views of SoFi Stadium

Hollywood Park, the biggest mixed-use urban development project in the Western United States, is unveiling photos of the first residential piece of puzzle. Called The Wesley, the contemporary building features 101 apartments located not more than a 10-minute walk from SoFi Stadium and the YouTube Theater. The Wesley has views of the stadium and of […]

Marcia Gay Harden Reveals “All My Children Are Queer” During Drag Isn’t Dangerous Telethon

Top drag stars, LGBTQ celebrities including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Adam Lambert, and celebrity allies of the queer community banded together Sunday to stage Drag Isn’t Dangerous, a telethon to raise money to combat anti-LGBTQ legislation. As anti-drag and anti-trans bills proliferate across the United States — such as Tennessee’s ban on public drag performances […]

Matt Stone’s Former Venice House Hits the Market for $6.5M (Exclusive)

The former Venice home of South Park co-creator Matt Stone is hitting the market for $6.5 million. Located in a residential neighborhood of Venice known as the Silver Triangle, the contemporary-modern house sits on a nearly 7,500-square-foot corner double lot, with just over 3,000 square feet of interior space. “It’s in this very coveted area […]

A Huge Pearl Sculpture Sparkles Inside the New Chanel Flagship on Rodeo Drive

The wait was long, and the wait was worth it. At least 10 years in the making and after three years of construction, Chanel’s stunning new Beverly Hills flagship has opened at 400 N. Rodeo Drive. Clocking in at 30,000 square feet, it’s now the biggest Chanel store in the United States and more than […]

Met Gala 2023: All the Stars in Thom Browne’s Class Photo (Exclusive)

Ahead of the Met Gala on Monday night, May 1, nine of designer Thom Browne’s A-list table guests gathered at the Pierre Hotel for a class photo, shared exclusively with The Hollywood Reporter. The starry group — looking bold and elegant in high-contrast, black-and-white looks designed by Browne and inspired by the Met Gala’s 2023 dress […]