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Kim Masters

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Spoiled by Netflix Monopoly Game, Duffer Brothers Upset

The sci-fi hit's creators reportedly had a "total meltdown" after photos of cards from the tie-in board game — which reveal crucial plot elements from the penultimate season — began circulating online.

MGM Shake-Up: Michael De Luca, Pam Abdy Exiting as Amazon Era Begins (Exclusive)

Under De Luca's stewardship, the storied studio made 'House of Gucci' and the Channing Tatum hit 'Dog.'

Netflix’s Big Wake-Up Call: The Power Clash Behind the Crash

As rivals toggle between schadenfreude and fear, top creators and insiders are increasingly becoming vocal about what’s gone wrong with the streaming giant’s culture.

Netflix Backs Away From Will Smith Film ‘Fast and Loose’ (Exclusive)

The project had already lost director David Leitch before the infamous Oscars slap, and now the streaming service has quietly moved the film to the back burner in the awards ceremony’s wake, according to sources.

“He’s Not Kryptonite Yet”: Hollywood Execs on Will Smith’s Career Damage Post-Slap

Even as the Academy weighs discipline, the prevailing view in Hollywood is that the actor's onstage assault of Chris Rock will not have a major impact on his movie-star career, though his future awards prospects may dim.

Bob Chapek’s Missteps Fuel Confidence Crisis at Disney

Amid a staff revolt over his handling of Florida’s "Don’t Say Gay" bill, insiders speculate how long he might last on the job: “There’s a lack of awareness.”

The Real Mission Impossible: Saying “No” to Tom Cruise

How the franchise superstar lawyered-up and out-gunned Paramount execs over costs, COVID and a last-minute submarine.

Directors Guild Orders Members Off Project From ‘Rust’ Producer

Citing safety concerns, the DGA issued a directive to stop work on the teen genre movie 'Oak,' backed by Thomasville Pictures, one of the companies behind 'Rust.'

Why Disney Won’t Say Much About Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” Bill

Insiders say CEO Bob Chapek is less willing than predecessor Bob Iger to take public political stands — including on LGBTQ issues and voting rights. The new Disney chief’s rep replies that he “does not bring any partisan agenda to work.”

David Zaslav Doesn’t Need a CNN Problem: What Was Jason Kilar Thinking?

Eliminating Jeff Zucker as the head of CNN was likely part of the Discovery chief’s long-term plan — but not now, in such a spectacularly messy way, just as the WarnerMedia merger is about to close.

Kim Masters: CNN’s Jeff Zucker Defenders Aren’t Helping the Network

By publicly objecting to Zucker's removal for failing to disclose a romantic relationship — before knowing the full story — the network's staff are emotionally standing by a beloved boss rather than abiding by journalistic values.

Kim Masters on Hollywood’s Year of Dizzying Uncertainty

THR's editor-at-large looks back on a confusing period that produced mega-mergers and lame-duck CEOs and culminated with John Stankey toasting the town in a Papa Bear onesie.