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Los Angeles District Attorney Decides Against Bringing Charges in Armie Hammer Sexual Misconduct Case

The Los Angeles District Attorney has chosen not to go forward with charges against Armie Hammer stemming from a 2021 Los Angeles Police Department investigation due to a lack of firm evidence. “Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prove, which is why we assign our most experienced prosecutors to review them. In this case, those […]

Boston University President Accuses 2023 Graduates of “Cancel Culture” After They Boo David Zaslav During Commencement

Boston University’s outgoing president has said students who booed Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav during the school’s 2023 commencement were engaging in “cancel culture.” In a lengthy post published to the university’s website and the first full public response from the university following criticisms over the school’s decision to choose Zaslav to speak to […]

Raising Our Voices: Hollywood’s 50 Forces for Change

Meet the creative and business changemakers — including Riz Ahmed, Viola Davis, Sterlin Harjo and Gloria Calderón Kellett — who are continuing to push the industry to be inclusive onscreen and off.

“Can I Invite You to Think Differently About Me?” A Candid Convo Between THR Trailblazers Eva Longoria and Niecy Nash-Betts

Roughly 20 years after breaking out on Comedy Central’s Reno 911! and ABC’s soapy drama Desperate Housewives, respectively, Niecy Nash-Betts and Eva Longoria are deep into second acts that, for them, were inevitable. For Nash-Betts, it’s been a slow burn to be seen as a dramatic actor because, as she says of her God-given talent, […]

Al Pacino Expecting Child With Girlfriend Noor Alfallah

Al Pacino and his girlfriend Noor Alfallah are expecting a child, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Although his rep didn’t share details on their relationship, TMZ, who was the first to report the news, said the 83-year-old actor has been linked to the producer since April 2022. The Godfather actor also shares a […]

Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Should Be Paroled, California Appeals Court Rules

A California appeals court said Tuesday that Leslie Van Houten, who participated in two killings at the direction of cult leader Charles Manson in 1969, should be let out of prison on parole. The appellate court’s ruling reverses an earlier decision by Gov. Gavin Newsom, who rejected parole for Van Houten in 2020. She has […]

Jay Leno Says There’s Still a “Little Pain,” But He’s Doing “Alright” Months After Garage Fire, Motorcycle Incidents

Jay Leno is sharing an update on his recovery, months following a garage fire and motorcycle crash. The former Tonight Show host recently told People Magazine that he’s doing “alright.” Adding, “I’ve got a broken collar bone and two broken ribs and a couple cracked knee caps, but I’m OK.” In November 2022, Leno sustained […]

Amanda Seyfried on Elizabeth Holmes Reporting to Prison: “In a Lot of Ways It’s Fair”

Amanda Seyfried says Elizabeth Holmes’ 11-year prison sentence, after the disgraced former tech exec was convicted for overseeing a blood-testing hoax and defrauding investors at her start-up Theranos, is “fair.” While appearing on Good Morning America to promote her upcoming Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room, Seyfried — who play Holmes in an Emmy-winning performance […]

Johnny Depp Fractures Ankle, Delaying Hollywood Vampires U.S. Tour Dates

Johnny Depp has suffered a “painful” ankle fracture, the actor and his band Hollywood Vampires revealed on Instagram Monday. In a letter posted to his Instagram stories, Depp explained the fracture. “It began as a hairline break but somewhere between Cannes and Royal Albert Hall, it got worse rather than better,” Depp wrote in part. […]

John Stamos Says Ryan Gosling Helped Him Own Being a Disney Adult: “That Kind of Turned the Corner for Me”

John Stamos is setting the record straight that there’s nothing wrong with being a Disney fanatic and is also revealing who helped him own it. While speaking with Keke Palmer on a recent episode of the Baby, This is Keke Palmer podcast, the Full House actor said about six or seven years ago, he thought […]

Edward James Olmos Opens Up About Battle With Throat Cancer: “It Took a Lot”

Edward James Olmos is opening up for the first time publicly about his battle with throat cancer. In an interview with Mando Fresko on Mando & Friends shared Thursday, the actor detailed his recent health scare. “This would be the first time publicly I’ll be coming out and saying it, but I had throat cancer,” […]

Anonymous Strike Diary: ‘The Well-Known Creator’ on Some Harsh Formative Career Lessons

This is part of a series of accounts of the strike from Hollywood writers at different levels in their careers who have been granted anonymity to encourage candor. I was picketing the other day when I ran into an old friend. I hadn’t seen him much since a few years ago when he, for the first […]

Hugh Grant Lawsuit Alleging Illegal Snooping by Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun Can Go to Trial, Court Says

A London court on Friday rejected an attempt by the publisher of The Sun tabloid to throw out a lawsuit by actor Hugh Grant alleging that journalists and investigators it hired illegally snooped on him. Justice Timothy Fancourt said a trial will have to determine whether Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers carried out unlawful information […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Brian d’Arcy James (‘Into the Woods’ & ‘Days of Wine and Roses’)

Brian d’Arcy James, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is a distinguished stage and screen actor and singer who is currently nominated for the best actor in a musical Tony for the 2022-2023 Broadway revival of Into the Woods and who stars opposite Tony winner Kelli O’Hara Off-Broadway in […]

Whoopi Goldberg Says ‘American Idol’ Was the “Beginning of the Downfall of Society”

Whoopi Goldberg is sharing her thoughts on American Idol — and she isn’t too keen on its impact on society. While discussing Netflix’s Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me documentary on a recent episode of The View, the co-host brought up the singing competition show and said the early seasons put a spotlight on drama, judgment […]

Judge Plans to Dismiss $500M Suit From 1968 ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Stars

Paramount won’t have to face a lawsuit accusing the studio of sexual abuse over a nude scene in the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Alison Mackenzie signaled on Thursday that she’ll dismiss the suit, finding claims that the movie depicts sexual acts are a “gross mischaracterization” of the scene. […]