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Kirsten Chuba

Events Editor

Kirsten Chuba oversees THR's events coverage, frequently covering red carpets, panels and awards shows as well as writing feature stories and interviews for print and online. She is based in Los Angeles, where she also grew up, and joined THR as a staffer in 2018 after starting as an intern.

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‘Rings of Power’ Star Sophia Nomvete on Fighting Racist Backlash: “My Place in This Show Is Not Just a Celebration, It Is an Act of Defiance”

Several cast members from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series have been vocal about the racist backlash they received upon joining the Tolkien universe, and now actress Sophia Nomvete, who plays Disa, is opening up in detail about what that experience was like. At The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Raising Our […]

Taika Waititi, Eva Longoria and Niecy Nash-Betts Talk Leading the Diversity Charge at The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices Luncheon

“As you can tell, there’s a writers strike on, so I didn’t write shit,” Taika Waititi joked upon grabbing the mic at The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Raising Our Voices luncheon on Wednesday, teasing he initially had chatGPT take a first pass at his speech and it quickly pointed out Hollywood’s issues in diversity and […]

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Team on Casting New Additions and Expanding Beyond the First Film: “I Don’t Think People Are Ready for What a Leap It Is”

Five years after Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse become a box office and cultural hit, en route to winning an Oscar, the second film in the planned trilogy premiered in Los Angeles on Tuesday and its writers are feeling — tired. “It feels great and we are totally exhausted,” said Chris Miller, who along with partner […]

Events of the Week: ‘You Hurt My Feelings,’ ‘FUBAR’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for You Hurt My Feelings, FUBAR, What Am I Eating? and The Machine. Master Gardener premiere Director Paul Schrader and stars Joel Edgerton and Sigourney Weaver attended a special screening and Q&A in NYC on May 19 for their new […]

Jane Fonda, Jason Momoa and Joaquin Phoenix Among Stars Calling on President Biden to Limit Plastic Production

Stars including Jane Fonda, Jason Momoa, Joaquin Phoenix, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson and Adam McKay are using their platforms to speak out about the climate crisis, joining Greenpeace USA to issue an open letter to President Biden calling for him to strengthen the United States’ position on the Global Plastics Treaty. The letter, […]

How Ken Jeong Prepped to Play Publicist in Charlie Day’s ‘Fool’s Paradise’

Ken Jeong put his Lede publicity team to work not only in the promotion of the new film Fool’s Paradise but also on the research side as he prepared for his role as the publicist to Charlie Day’s main character, an overnight Hollywood star. “I did ask for some personal experiences and they did teach […]

Vin Diesel on Bringing Back Those Stars for ‘Fast X’: “Both of Them Clearly Make People Happy”

[This story contains spoilers for Fast X.] As Fast X hit theaters this weekend, buzz has quickly spread about the film’s post-credit scene, which sees the surprise return of both Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs and Gal Gadot’s Gisele Yashar. Johnson and franchise star Vin Diesel have famously clashed in the past, as director Louis Leterrier […]

Events of the Week: ‘Reality,’ ‘Primo’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Reality, Primo and FYC events for Queen Charlotte and George & Tammy. GLAAD Media Awards GLAAD announced its second batch of 2023 winners at its NYC Media Awards on Saturday, where Maren Morris received […]

‘White Men Can’t Jump’ Director Says in 10 Years Jack Harlow Will Be “The Actor Who Knows How to Rap Well”

Jack Harlow is the latest rap star to try his hand at acting, making his debut in Hulu’s White Men Can’t Jump remake — and director Calmatic thinks Harlow has a bright future on screen. “No matter what he does, it doesn’t feel fake or forced,” the director told The Hollywood Reporter at the film’s […]

Next Big Thing: ‘Little Mermaid’ Star Jonah Hauer-King on Beating Out Harry Styles and Standing Up for Halle Bailey

Jonah Hauer-King, who plays Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid, went through three months of rehearsals for the part, which included learning to ride horses, work with dogs, scuba dive, row and operate a horse carriage. “I’ve never done so much training in my life,” says the 27-year-old London native, whose credits include […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Platonic’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for The Little Mermaid, Platonic, The Mother and Book Club: The Next Chapter. The Little Mermaid premiere Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy, Noma Dumezweni and Art Malik […]

Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne on Switching Up Their ‘Neighbors’ Dynamic in New ‘Platonic’ Series: “We Were a Lot Meaner to One Another”

After playing a married couple in 2014’s Neighbors and 2016’s Neighbors 2, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne have once again reunited for Apple TV+ series Platonic — but this time, as friends. The two star as platonic best friends who reconnect after a long period as they both teeter on mid-life crises, with the friendship […]