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J Balvin Doc ‘The Boy From Medellin’ Debuts at In-Person Rose Bowl Premiere

J Balvin may not yet be able to tour amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop him from taking over a Los Angeles stadium on Thursday night. Balvin-centered documentary The Boy From…

Drybar Founders Launch Modernized Therapy Experience Okay Humans

Drybar co-founders Alli Webb and Michael Landau are behind a new talk therapy experience coming to Los Angeles. Okay Humans is a concept spearheaded by L.A. marriage and family therapist…

‘The Normal Heart’ Virtual Reading Set With Sterling K. Brown, Laverne Cox: “It Doesn’t Have to Be About All White Gay Men”

The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's famed play following the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, will take on a new form during a historic virtual table read on May 8.

“The Means of Getting Someone in the Door”: An Inside Look at Scientology’s Lavish Production Facilities and Actor Recruitment Strategy

Ex-members offer a rare look at the organization’s multiple studios and allege that Scientology used the audition process to recruit outside actors: "It's an in-house…

AMC Among First to Sign Up to Inclusion Rider Pushed by #ChangeHollywood, Endeavor Content

#ChangeHollywood has joined Pearl Street Films and Endeavor Content in coalition with the inclusion rider co-authors to release a reimagined inclusion rider template…

Oscars Face Criticism Over Union Station Closures: “Transit Riders Got the Short End of the Stick”

Commuters were vocal about the problems that Union Station detours and restrictions caused, especially for disabled riders: "The inferior service given to these folks is a disgrace."

Hollywood Reflects on an Awards Season Unlike Any Other

Carey Mulligan, Chloé Zhao and more mourn the in-person fun but celebrate the accessibility of a virtual awards season.

From “The Mank” to “Cassie’s Revenge,” L.A. Restaurants and Hotels Honor Oscar Nominees With Specialty Cocktails

Local spots are celebrating the big night with a slew of specially created drinks.

Social Media Stars Offer Tips on How to Make Oscars TikTok-Worthy

Top creators give advice to the Academy on how to create viral moments that register with the meme generation.

The Oscars at L.A.’s Union Station Will Be “This Horrible Town Car Parade,” Critics Say

While transit advocates bemoan holding the ceremony partly at the highly trafficked spot — with the potential disruption for commuters — some area stakeholders welcome…

‘Cruel Summer’ Premieres With First-of-Its-Kind Beverly Hilton Experience

Freeform took over 80 hotel rooms for the screening, where guests watched the new series from their own private balcony overlooking a 70-foot screen.

Director Sofia Coppola Reveals Why “The Camera Department Is the Best Place to Be”

The self-professed photography nerd — the 2021 American Society of Cinematographers' choice for its annual Board of Governors Award — opens up about pivoting to TV and…