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Ryan Gajewski

Staff Editor, Digital

Ryan Gajewski is THR's Digital Staff Editor. He previously worked as a writer and editor at E! News, Playboy, Us Weekly and The Wrap. His work has earned both the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards. Gajewski's play "George and Laura Bush Perform… Our Favorite Sitcom Episodes" has been produced in NYC starring Jen Tullock ("Severance") as Laura. He is co-author of the Penguin Random House book "Los Angeles Like a Local."

‘South Side’ Canceled at HBO Max

South Side is coming to an end on HBO Max. The comedy series from co-creators Bashir Salahuddin, Diallo Riddle and Sultan Salahuddin is not getting a fourth season, a representative for the Warner Bros. Discovery-backed platform told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. “While HBO Max will not be moving forward with a fourth season of South […]

‘Stranger Things’ Star David Harbour Says “It’s Definitely Time” to End Netflix Series

David Harbour sounds ready to focus on the future after playing Stranger Things’ Jim Hopper since the Netflix series launched in July 2016. Harbour, who stars in the streamer’s upcoming film We Have a Ghost, told Discussing Film in an interview published Monday that, at one point, he assumed he would never want Stranger Things […]

Rapper Da Brat Is Pregnant, Expecting First Child at Age 48

Rapper Da Brat is expecting her first child with wife Jesseca “Judy” Harris-Dupart. Da Brat, 48, revealed the news to People in an article published online Tuesday and explained that she wasn’t sure if having children would be part of her path. “I never thought I was going to have kids,” the performer said. “I […]

‘Outer Banks’ Scores Early Renewal at Netflix

Netflix delivered an early prize to Outer Banks fans. The series about the treasure-hungry group of friends known as the Pogues has been renewed for a fourth season, the streamer announced Saturday. The pickup arrives as Outer Banks is set to launch its third season Feb. 23. This news was revealed in a surprise announcement […]

Simu Liu Criticizes Celebrity Look-Alike Segment During NBA All-Star Weekend: “This Wasn’t Cool”

Simu Liu was a member of the winning squad during the 2023 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, but there was one aspect of the event that he didn’t appreciate. Liu took to social media Friday to call out a celebrity look-alike video segment during the game, which took place that day at Huntsman Center in Salt […]

Oliver Wood, Cinematographer on ‘Bourne’ Franchise and ‘Face/Off,’ Dies at 80

Oliver Wood, whose work as a cinematographer included such big-budget action films as The Bourne Identity and two of its sequels, along with studio comedies like Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, has died. He was 80. Wood died Monday, Feb. 13, surrounded by loved ones at his Hollywood home following a battle with […]

Eminem Was the First Choice for Mark Wahlberg’s Role in ‘The Fighter,’ Producer Reveals

Eminem hasn’t focused much on a career path as an actor, but he apparently was in the running for a film that could have potentially changed his trajectory and had nothing to do with Mom’s spaghetti. Film producer Todd Lieberman was a guest on the latest episode of the Hollywood Gold podcast, where he revealed […]

Johnny Knoxville Responds to ‘Reboot’ Cancellation: “I’m a Little Pissed”

Johnny Knoxville will readily admit that, while he had a great time working on Hulu’s Reboot, his first experience as a series regular did not end the way he was expecting. In an interview published Thursday, Knoxville spoke to Vulture about the comedy from series creator Steven Levitan that was canceled last month after its […]

‘The Tick’ Team Reflects on Live-Action Comedy’s Budget Challenges, Struggling With Fox: “They Murdered This One”

Paul Rudd returns as Ant-Man on Feb. 17 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, the second sequel for Disney’s diminutive Marvel character, but he’s not the first actor to memorably portray an insect superhero. In November 2001, Fox launched the live-action series The Tick, which starred Patrick Warburton as the well-meaning but clueless crime fighter […]

Rebel Wilson Says Her ‘Pitch Perfect’ Contract Stipulated That She Couldn’t Lose Weight

Rebel Wilson is reflecting on her role in the Pitch Perfect movies as it pertains to her health. The actress was a guest on the latest episode of the Call Her Daddy podcast, where she discussed her weight loss journey that she began in early 2020. When asked whether she felt limited in her role […]

Reese Witherspoon, Paul Feig, Christopher Meloni Remember Raquel Welch: “A True Icon”

Reese Witherspoon, Paul Feig, Jackie Hoffman and Christopher Meloni are among the Hollywood notables paying tribute to Raquel Welch, who died at age 82. Welch’s management confirmed her death to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. The star was known for such film roles in the 1960s and ’70s as Fantastic Voyage, One Million Years B.C., […]

Angela Bassett on Austin Butler Still Sounding Like Elvis: “You Have to Bid It Farewell”

Angela Bassett understands Austin Butler’s plight as he responds to questions about his voice following his Oscar-nominated turn in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis. Bassett, whose Black Panther: Wakanda Forever role landed her a best supporting actress nomination, sat down with the New Yorker for an interview published online Monday. During the conversation, Bassett was asked whether […]