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Apple TV+’s ‘The Afterparty’: TV Review

With a cast including Tiffany Haddish, Ilana Glazer and Dave Franco, Christopher Miller's murder mystery comedy unfolds across eight episodes, each styled in a different genre.

The Game Awards Claims High of 85M Views

The Game Awards said Monday that its eighth annual show on Dec. 9 reached 85 million livestreams, up from 2020’s 83 million and the highest to date. Hosted and curated by executive producer Geoff Keighley at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the video game industry’s biggest annual event — in which the family-themed action-adventure […]

‘How It Ends’ Filmmakers on Braving Pandemic for Art: “I Didn’t Realize How Necessary It Would Be to My Sanity”

“Wow, wow, wow, guys — we did it. We’re here!” Daryl Wein said as he grabbed the microphone and walked to center stage on NeueHouse’s rooftop patio Thursday just before 9 p.m. Joined by Zoe Lister-Jones, his creative collaborator on six films, the pair (married since 2013) were about to take turns introducing their latest […]

Mel Brooks, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, More Stars Pay Tribute to Carl Reiner: “A Master at His Craft”

Hollywood celebrities are paying tribute to Carl Reiner, who died Monday night at the age of 98. The multiple Emmy Award winning writer, director and actor created 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and directed films like 'The Jerk.'

Jimmy Kimmel Recruits Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt and More to Read Texts From Their Moms

Gwyneth Paltrow, Emily Blunt, Will Arnett, Lakeith Stanfield, Elle Fanning, January Jones, Ben Schwartz, Don Lemon, Renée Zellweger and Aidy Bryant read memorable texts from their moms ahead of Mother's Day during Thursday's episode of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Ben Schwartz, Sam Rockwell Team for Secret Comedy at Searchlight (Exclusive)

Ben Schwartz and Sam Rockwell have teamed for an untitled comedy for Searchlight Pictures.

Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz on Convincing Netflix to Buy Its First Improv Special

While stand-up has become a key part of the Netflix strategy, the streamer is breaking comedic ground with its first long-form improv comedy special, the three-part 'Middleditch & Schwartz,' starring 'Silicon Valley's' Thomas Middleditch and 'Parks and Recreation's' Ben Schwartz.

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Speeds Past ‘Call of the Wild’ With $26.3M

In its second weekend, Paramount's 'Sonic the Hedgehog' outpaced Harrison Ford and a CGI dog in 'The Call of the Wild' to take the top spot at the North American box office.

Box Office: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Zooming to $55M-Plus U.S. Opening

Paramount's 'Sonic the Hedgehog' zoomed to a solid $3M on the Thursday night of its opening weekend, where it is expected to earn a four-day holiday weekend box office gross in the $45 million to $50 million range.

Ben Schwartz Plays ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ While Answering Existential Questions

It was a clash of the titans. In one corner was Ben Schwartz, the star of the new film 'Sonic the Hedgehog,' perhaps the world's foremost authority on the character. In the other was The Hollywood Reporter gaming editor Patrick Shanley, whose job is to be knowledgeable on all things gaming.

Opinion: My Kids Are Going to Love ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’

Like many online Americans, I was consumed with equal parts horror and fascination watching the first trailer for Paramount's Sonic the Hedgehog on Tuesday morning.

Ben Schwartz to Lead Paramount’s ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Movie

The actor will voice star as Sonic the Hedgehog in the Paramount feature film based on the SEGA videogame character.