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‘The Terminal List’ Writer Jack Carr on Landing Dream Collaborators in Chris Pratt, Antoine Fuqua

"I think it actually set a land speed record of page to screen," joked showrunner and executive producer Dave DiGilio of how quickly it came together.

Jack Johnson to Headline City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala in Support of Republic Records Co-Founders

Jack Johnson has a City of Hope gig on Oct. 27. The eco-conscious rocker has been booked as the headline performer at City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Gala. Held at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, this year’s event marks the first in-person one in the series after two years due to the […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Recalls How His Father’s Generosity in Gifting $100 to Strangers Inspired Lifetime of Philanthropy

When Jeffrey Katzenberg was a kid growing up in New York, his father Walter, “a very successful, man-about-town stockbroker,” always carried a wad of discreetly folded $100 bills. As he moved through the day, Walter would “quietly and stealthily” slip one to people in his orbit, whether it be “a doorman, a waiter, a valet, […]

Fanny’s Restaurant Debuts Supper Club Series Named After ‘Funny Girl’ “Hello, Gorgeous” Line

“Hello, Gorgeous.”  That is, of course, the classic line uttered by Barbra Streisand’s Fanny Brice in 1968’s Funny Girl. Starting Saturday night, it’s also the name of a new monthly live music series and supper club at the character’s namesake restaurant, Fanny’s, inside the Academy Museum. Fanny’s, from restaurateurs Bill Chait and Carl Schuster and […]

Inside Vacheron Constantin’s Anatomy of Beauty Event With Dakota Johnson, Riley Keough and Nicole Richie

With daylight fading from the sky and lanterns floating on a private lake over his shoulder, Vacheron Constantin’s Alexander Schmiedt stepped up onto a dock that had been transformed into a mini stage, encased in lush green foliage with a giant movie screen as a backdrop. Taking a microphone, the luxury Swiss watchmaker’s president of […]

Mike Judge Details Pre-Lockdown Lunch That Led to Deal for ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’

Just after 7 p.m. inside Neuehouse Hollywood on Tuesday, Mike Judge took the microphone and started offering a series of thank you’s to the team that helped him bring knuckleheads Beavis and Butt-Head back to the screen in the pair’s first movie since 1996. He took a brief detour after mentioning the first two names […]

West Hollywood’s Beloved Irv’s Burgers Mounts Comeback With Industry Backers

Irv’s Burgers is back in business — almost. The beloved burger stand, set to open any day now, returns to the West Hollywood fast-food scene (7998 Santa Monica Blvd.) thanks to backing by Off the Menu founder Lawrence Longo, investments from industry heavyweights like WME talent agent and partner Brad Slater and a roster of celebrities […]

Vice President Kamala Harris Dines With Hollywood Power Brokers (and Impersonator Maya Rudolph)

Vice president Kamala Harris touched down in Los Angeles on June 3 ahead of big political week in the city for a gathering of global leaders, including President Joe Biden, at the ninth Summit of the Americas. And while official communication from her office stated that the Harris had no public events scheduled for the […]

‘The Old Man’ Star Jeff Bridges on Facing Death During Cancer, COVID Battle: “I Surrendered”

It’s a feat to get a show made at any time, but FX’s The Old Man faced unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced a shutdown in March 2020 after only a handful of episodes had been shot. Months later, star Jeff Bridges, set to make his debut as a TV series regular, […]

Bradley Cooper on ‘Maestro,’ How Will Arnett Helped Him Get Sober and Being Snubbed Twice at CAA’s Oscar Party

Will Arnett kicked off the 100th episode of SmartLess in characteristic fashion by teasing co-hosts Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes with details about their guest — noting multihyphenate talents proven by armfuls of accolades and Oscar nominations — before he revealed a name. “And above all, this is a person that we all adore,” Arnett […]

Charlize Theron on Surprise Superhero Cameos in ‘The Boys’ and ‘Doctor Strange,’ Toasting 15 Years of Africa Foundation

Saturday night was a big one for Charlize Theron. The Oscar-winning talent turned up on the Universal Studios backlot to host the second annual block party to benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), an organization she founded in 2007 that is celebrating a milestone 15th anniversary this year. As part of those duties, […]

‘First Love’ Filmmaker A.J. Edwards on Heartbreak of Losing Original Score by Arcade Fire Musician

On June 17, filmmaker A.J. Edwards debuts his third feature, a drama titled First Love starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Sydney Park, Diane Kruger and Jeffrey Donovan. But Edwards, who also wrote the script about a young man’s journey into adulthood, is having trouble fully committing to the celebration because while audiences will see his true […]

MPTF Sets Centennial Event With Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jodie Foster, Yvette Nicole Brown and Tori Kelly

The Motion Picture & Television Fund is prepping to toast its 100th anniversary with a starry celebration set for June 18th at The Lot at Formosa in West Hollywood. The event, part of the organization’s yearlong centennial celebration, will roll out as “100 Years of Hollywood: A Celebration of Service” and feature a night of […]