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Julia Reichert, Oscar-Winning ‘American Factory’ Documentarian, Dies at 76

Julia Reichert, whose 50-year career as a documentarian included a 2020 Oscar win for American Factory, has died after a battle with bladder cancer. She was 76. Reichert died on Thursday night, her frequent collaborator Steven Bognar told The Hollywood Reporter. Despite undergoing chemotherapy ahead of her Oscar win, she attended the 2020 Academy Awards […]

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Danny Masterson’s Rape Trial: “Hopelessly Deadlocked” Jury Results in Mistrial

A Los Angeles judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in Danny Masterson’s rape trial after the jury said they are at an impasse on a trio of charges in one of the most high-profile criminal cases of the #MeToo movement. “I find the jury is hopelessly deadlocked,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charlaine Olmedo. “Therefore, […]

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Dies at 79

Christine McVie, beloved Fleetwood Mac musician and prolific lyricist, died Wednesday. She was 79. The late singer’s family shared the news via a statement posted to Facebook, which noted that she passed away at a hospital “following a short illness.” “She was in the company of her family,” the statement continued. “We kindly ask that […]

Simu Liu Returns to Host 2023 Juno Awards

Simu Liu will return to emcee the 2023 Juno Awards after making his hosting debut for Canada’s music awards in Toronto earlier this year. Charlotte Cardin was the big winner at the 2022 Junos, Canada’s version of the Grammys, as she picked up four trophies. But Liu, best known as the Marvel superhero Shang-Chi, arguably […]

Matthew McConaughey Recounts How He and His Family Quickly Mobilized to Help His Hometown After Uvalde School Shooting

Matthew McConaughey is reflecting on his family’s immediate response to the Robb Elementary School mass shooting in the actor’s hometown of Uvalde, Texas, and how they supported the families of the 19 students and two teachers who died. In a new interview with People magazine tied to their People of the Year issue, the actor […]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye “Ye” West Settle Divorce, Avoiding Custody Trial

Kim Kardashian and Ye have reached a settlement in their divorce, averting a trial that had been set for next month, court documents filed Tuesday showed. The former couple and their attorneys filed documents asking for a judge’s approval of terms they have agreed on, including $200,000 per month child support payments from Ye, formerly […]

Former Chinese Leader Jiang Zemin, Who Guided Country’s Rise, Dies at 96

Former President Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the army crushed the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests in 1989 and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96. Jiang died of leukemia and multiple organ failure in Shanghai, where he was a former mayor and […]

Lars Ulrich Reveals the Reason Metallica Allowed ‘Stranger Things’ to Use “Master of Puppets”

Metallica recently changed its tune on licensing out music, and now it’s paying off big time. In a Monday interview with Howard Stern, Lars Ulrich opened up about how the band’s game-changing collaboration with Stranger Things — which saw one of the show’s most pivotal season four scenes using “Master of Puppets” as a backing […]

Guest Column: “Hollywood’s Rabbi” Who Spoke at Trump’s Inauguration Calls on Ex-President to Denounce Kanye West and Nick Fuentes

Rabbi Marvin Hier is the founder of Los Angeles’ Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance and Moriah Films. He is the only rabbi who has ever been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and he has won two Oscars as a producer of documentaries about the Holocaust. It isn’t […]

Ed Brubaker Took Inspiration From Nicolas Winding Refn for Graphic Novel ‘Night Fever’

Ed Brubaker has straddled the worlds of comic books and Hollywood for years as the co-creator of Marvel’s The Winter Soldier, as a writer on HBO’s Westworld and as an executive producer on the upcoming animated series Batman: Caped Crusader. Now, his time with filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn on the Amazon miniseries Too Old to […]

Mesfin Fekadu Named Senior Editor of The Hollywood Reporter’s Music Coverage

The Hollywood Reporter is expanding its music coverage and has hired Mesfin Fekadu as its senior music editor. An award-winning journalist who spent 13 years at The Associated Press, Fekadu will oversee THR’s music content for the brand’s website and magazine. Fekadu will start his new position Dec. 5 and report to David Katz, THR’s Executive Editor.  “Mesfin is one of the best […]

Clarence Gilyard, ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ ‘Matlock’ and ‘Die Hard’ Actor, Dies at 66

Clarence Gilyard, the veteran actor who had notable roles in Die Hard, Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger before becoming a theater professor and author, has died. He was 66. The University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Fine Arts, where Gilyard taught, announced his death Monday afternoon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He had […]

Jennifer Lopez Reflects on “Painful” Break-Up With Ben Affleck and Returning to Their Relationship for ‘This Is Me … Now’

Jennifer Lopez says her break-up with husband Ben Affleck 20 years ago was so painful she not only “felt like I was going to die” but stopped performing certain songs from her This Is Me … Then album. But their reunion later in life has once again inspired her musically, with the singer revealing that […]