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Seth Abramovitch

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Hollywood Flashback: Alec Guinness Struck Gold With ‘Star Wars’ 45 Years Ago

The O.G. Obi-Wan, already an accomplished actor, soared to a new stratosphere — and made bank — when the George Lucas film became a global sensation.

How ‘Saturday Night Live’ Breakout Please Don’t Destroy Became Show’s Viral Weapon

They’re virgins! They’re seltzer aficionados! How a comic trio from New York broke out as late night’s latest video stars by gamely making themselves the butt of the joke.

Hollywood Flashback: In 1992, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman Left Cannes Starstruck

'Far and Away’ was the first and only film Cruise presented on the Croisette. Thirty years later, the actor returns to showcase ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Dave Chappelle Provides New Details of Attack at Secret Stand-Up Show, Joined by Chris Rock Onstage

Two nights after the Hollywood Bowl incident, the comedian played The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, with stars like Kim Kardashian and Sean "Diddy" Combs in the crowd.

Hollywood Flashback: Miles Teller Made His Studio Debut in ‘Footloose’

A decade before Paramount+’s ‘The Offer,’ the actor busted a move in the remake of the ’80s hit.

Top Cameo Star Gilbert Gottfried Leaves Behind 200 Hours of Content

"Even when he was ill, Cameo was a way for him to earn money for his family and pay his bills," says Steven Galanis, CEO of the celebrity video message app, where the comic earned over $2 million.

Hollywood Flashback: In 1957, The ‘Confidential’ Trial Scandalized Hollywood

When the OG gossip rag got into hot water for its stories on the love lives of Liberace, Maureen O’Hara and other stars, attorney Arthur Crowley came to its defense in a criminal libel case that captivated America.

Comedy Clubs Reassess Security Measures After Will Smith Oscars Slap

As the stand-up world condemns the attack on Chris Rock, venues already on edge during the post-pandemic return consider adding security guards, preshow warnings and even metal detectors.

Bruce Vilanch Compares Will Smith Oscar Slap to 1954’s ‘A Star Is Born’

The longtime head writer of the Academy Awards weighs in on the smack heard 'round the world, discussing how Elizabeth Taylor once signed off on a mean joke and how Judy Garland paved the way for Chris Rock.

At Cirque du Soleil, a Russian and a Ukrainian Stand Strong: “Without Trust This Is Not Going to Work”

As Vladimir Putin's brutal invasion devolves into a catastrophe of historic proportions, two acrobats from the region — one Russian, one Ukrainian — share meals, laughs and death-defying performances in the traveling "Ovo," back in L.A. after a two-year COVID pause.

Puppet Makers Rise Up Against the Puppet Masters

As they push for unionization, craftspeople at the The Jim Henson Company say they are treated as an underclass, subject to abuse and unsafe conditions: "The job of the wrangler is eating sh** and taking blame."

Kitty Kelley, Queen of the Unauthorized Biography, Spills Her Own Secrets

Her battles with the most powerful figures in Hollywood — from Frank Sinatra to Oprah — are the stuff of legend. Now 79, the grande dame of tell-alls looks back on a trailblazing career while peering ahead to her next target (Jeff Bezos, look out).