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Evan Nicole Brown

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Where to Go Out in Los Angeles Right Now

“We’re entering a beautiful renaissance” of L.A. nightlife, says Tom Topit of West Hollywood hotspot Employees Only (which was just named one of the best bars in North America by World’s 50 Best.) He’s a regular at the Sunset Strip’s Edition hotel, which relaunched its Sunset club space this year (it had opened briefly before […]

Cynthia Erivo on Identifying as Queer Later in Life: “We Assume Every Queer Person Knows It From the Beginning”

This morning, Cynthia Erivo opened up about her sexuality during an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, further expanding on an interview for British Vogue’s August 2022 Pride issue where the magazine identified her as bisexual. The 35-year-old award-winning actress told Clarkson about her journey navigating questions about her identity throughout adolescence to her acceptance […]

Oprah, Cher Toast Sidney Poitier Apple Doc as a “Memorial and Celebration of His Life”

“I just saw what I saw,” an elder Sidney Poitier says in an interview reflecting on his early childhood in the Bahamas, when he’d never seen a mirror — or water coming through an indoor faucet — in the new Apple TV+ documentary Sidney. Out Friday on the platform, the Reginald Hudlin-directed, Oprah Winfrey-produced retrospective […]

L.A.’s Lucas Museum Pushes Back Opening to 2025

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has delayed its opening again as construction continues. After previously pushing its planned launch from 2022 to 2023, the Los Angeles-based museum that is founded by filmmaker George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson announced Tuesday that its targeted opening has now been delayed by another two years. The museum, […]

A Private Members Club Opens in L.A.’s Historically Black West Adams Neighborhood

Dreamed up and co-founded by former Georgetown undergraduate classmates Ryan Wilson and TK Petersen, The Gathering Spot is a private membership network designed as a place for connectivity and community building. “It’s like a think tank and a country club, minus the elitism,” Wilson, CEO of the company, tells THR.  “We’re used to being tolerated in […]

Why Anna Faris Is Supporting a Memoir by Her Husband’s Ex-Wife

Stars aligned on the night of Sept. 13 at NeueHouse Hollywood, when actress Anna Faris interviewed Natasha Sizlo, an estates agent at The Agency, about her new, magical memoir, All Signs Point to Paris: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Destiny (Mariner and Sugar23 Books, $28.99). The two share much in common (Faris’ husband, cinematographer Michael Barrett, […]

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon on How AstraZeneca’s New “Up The Antibodies” Campaign Centers the Immunocompromised Community

On Wednesday morning, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon led a virtual discussion in partnership with global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to educate the immunocompromised community about medical options, like a long-acting monoclonal antibody, that offer added protection against COVID-19. Academy Award-nominated writer and producer Gordon, who was diagnosed with adult-onset Still’s disease while dating her […]

How the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Brought Filmmakers Spike Lee and Kyle Bell Together

Over the weekend, the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative presented a multidisciplinary arts festival on the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s campus in New York. The Rolex Arts Weekend offered two days of public conversations, performances, screenings and exhibitions in celebration of a culmination of the latest Rolex Arts Initiative cycle, which pairs talented artists […]

Comedian Jenny Yang’s Food Education Campaign Asks Goop to Rethink MSG Messaging

Jenny Yang, comedian, writer and actor, is dispelling myths around MSG and “clean eating” with a clever campaign — developed with Ajinomoto, a Japanese multinational food and biotechnology corporation — called #DinnerWithGoop. The dinner, which was held Sept. 7 at The Gourmandise School in Santa Monica was not attended by Gwyneth Paltrow or any other […]

Taylour Paige on Starring in Kendrick Lamar’s Short Film ‘We Cry Together’: “It Was the Right Time, Right Place, Right People” (Exclusive)

When Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album, was released on May 13, one of the album’s standout tracks quickly became “We Cry Together,” as much for its raw subject matter as its slightly irregular format. (The song sounds more like a radio play or rap battle than it does a […]

Bulgari Docufilm Set to Debut at TIFF

A docufilm about Bulgari is set to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Bulgari is the official jewelry partner. Directed by Matthieu Menu and produced by Terminal9 Studios, Inside the Dream tells the story of the brand, showing the inner workings of the high jewelry maison founded in Rome in 1884. The […]

B.J. Novak, Chrissy Teigen, Uzo Aduba Set for Propper Daley’s A Day of Unreasonable Conversation

On Sept. 15, Propper Daley’s second A Day of Unreasonable Conversation gathering will return to Los Angeles, after being canceled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The invite-only event — produced in collaboration with social impact and culture change agency Invisible Hand — will take place at The Wallis Annenberg Center […]