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Stripped Down: How Hollywood’s Favorite Pole-Dancing Studio Was Undone by Allegations of Emotional Exploitation and Racial Insensitivity

Nadia Mitri says it was her experience on the dance floor in a Hawaii hotel ballroom with a veteran Hollywood actress that led to the darkest interlude of her life. In 2015, at a wellness retreat

California Democratic Party Backs Chateau Marmont Boycott

California Democrats voted to formally boycott the Chateau Marmont at the state party’s annual convention May 2. The move comes as the famed L.A. hotel, which has spent the past year responding…

Industry-Favored Hotel Mr. C Vetoes Panic Buttons for Employees

Union workers at the L.A. hotel (where Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped an actress) demand heightened security, citing examples of guests exposing themselves to employees.

Chateau Marmont Hit With New Lawsuit Over Alleged Racist Incidents Involving Guests

The embattled Chateau Marmont is facing yet another discrimination lawsuit as a celebrity-fueled boycott gains steam.

Aaron Sorkin’s Lucy-Desi Movie Scraps Chateau Marmont Shoot Amid Boycott (Exclusive)

A night shoot at the Chateau Marmont for Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos was canceled just hours before production was to begin Thursday, April 21, when it ran afoul of a union picket line and a…

Dalton Trumbo, ‘The Brave One’ and the Greatest Mystery in Oscar History

How Robert Rich's 1957 story win for the film (despite the fact that he didn't write a word) kicked off one of Hollywood's most intriguing credit battles — and why it remains unsolved.

Chateau Marmont Owner Faces Expanding Boycott, Loss of Mercer Hotel

Celebrity hotelier Andre Balazs, accused of sexual harassment and racial discrimination, is now battling his Mercer business partners, who claim self-dealing and financial mismanagement. Meanwhile…

“It’s Definitely a Scene Again”: Inside the Return of Hollywood Power Dining

With indoor and outdoor options available, COVID-19 vaccines being distributed and a workforce readying to return to normal after more than a year of rolling calls…

From Opioid Crisis to Hollywood: Heir to Purdue Pharma Undergoes “Identity Makeover”

Film financier Michael Sackler has refashioned himself as a self-styled ethical investor, but some see an attempt to escape accountability for his family’s role in the OxyContin scourge: "Privilege…

‘Top Chef’ Star Kwame Onwuachi Scores Cameo in Biopic on His Life Starring LaKeith Stanfield

The former contestant discusses food policy activism, racism in the dining world and the significance of him returning as a judge for season 18: "America is diverse…

Elite Hollywood Private School Hacked (Exclusive)

 The digital servers of top L.A. private school the Center for Early Education has been breached in recent weeks, and law enforcement is investigating, The Hollywood Reporter has…

L.A. County DA George Gascon Speaks Out on Chateau Marmont Racial Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct Claims

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascon, who took office in December, has weighed in on the alleged pervasive culture of racial discrimination and sexual misconduct against workers at legendary…