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Inside the Costume Designers Guild Awards With Baz Luhrmann, Hunter Schafer and More Stars

On Monday arguably the most creatively dressed awards season crowd gathered at the Fairmont Century Plaza for the 2023 Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA), where winners of the newly dubbed Adrian Awards were announced in eight categories. “I just have to say, this is one of the most stylish crowds I have ever seen ever,” […]

Bette Midler on Her Favorite Costumes and Starting Her Performing Career “In Rags, Literally”

At the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGAs) on Feb. 27 at L.A.’s Fairmont Century Plaza, special honorees will include costume designers Deborah L. Scott (Avatar: The Way of Water) and Rachael M. Stanley (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Ally McBeal); Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Oscar nominee Angela Bassett, who will receive the Spotlight Award; and […]

Bette Midler to Be Honored at the 25th Costume Designers Guild Awards

The Costume Designers Guild has announced that Bette Midler will receive the distinguished collaborator award at its upcoming Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) show on Feb. 27.  The multi-talented actress and singer, a two-time Oscar nominee for The Rose and For The Boys who most recently starred in Hocus Pocus 2, says of the honor […]

Margie Duncan, Dancer and Stand-In for Her Pal Debbie Reynolds, Dies at 92

Margie Duncan, a dancer and actress who stood in for her dear friend Debbie Reynolds in films including The Unsinkable Molly Brown, The Second Time Around and The Singing Nun, has died. She was 92. Duncan died Jan. 3 after a brief illness at her Porter Ranch home in Los Angeles, her family announced. Duncan […]

Budd Friedman, Founder of the Improv, Dies at 90

Budd Friedman, the comedy club pioneer who founded the original Improv in New York in 1963 and gave early career breaks to the likes of Jay Leno, Robert Klein, Bette Midler, Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman, has died. He was 90.  Friedman died Saturday of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his […]

‘The Fabulous Four’ Wedding Comedy Lands at Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street has nabbed the North American rights to The Fabulous Four, a wedding comedy that stars Susan Sarandon, Bette Midler, Megan Mullally and Sissy Spacek as the titular foursome. The feel-good film, to go into production in early 2023 in Australia, will be directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, who co-wrote the script with Jenna Milly […]

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Costume Designer Salvador Perez on Bringing New Meaning to the Lore Behind the Iconic Costumes: “I Gave Them a Backstory”

Hocus Pocus 2 costume designer Salvador Perez helped give the Sanderson sisters a modern update. And while the iconic witches (played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy) are just as bewitching as you may remember them from the 1993 Halloween cult classic, the sequel finds the sisters with new costume details that […]

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Team on “Wish Fulfillment” Behind “Exciting” Reveal, Meta Callback to First Film

[The following story contains spoilers from Hocus Pocus 2.] When the team behind Hocus Pocus 2 decided to embark upon a sequel to the beloved Halloween film, they faced the challenge of trying to figure out how to capture what people loved about the original movie while not repeating the same story from 1993. “It’s […]

‘Hocus Pocus’ Stars: Where Are They Now?

Take a look back at what the actors who played the Sanderson sisters and other characters have been up to since the beloved film was released.

‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review: The Sanderson Sisters Are Back in Disney+’s Nostalgia-Heavy Sequel

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy reprise their roles in the follow-up to the 1993 film about a group of kids who accidentally revive a powerful coven of witches.

James Caan, Macho Leading Man of Hollywood, Dies at 82

James Caan, the brawny star who played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather and a rough-and-tumble athlete in Rollerball but had the self-assurance to showcase a sensitive side during his long career, has died. He was 82. Caan died Wednesday night in Los Angeles, his rep Arnold Robinson told The Hollywood Reporter, confirming a post on […]

Bette Midler Responds to Backlash Over Her Tweets About “Erasure” of Women

Bette Midler has come under fire on social media after tweeting about the “erasure” of women in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, with comments some people have found to be transphobic. On Sunday, in what appeared to be a reference to the Roe news, Midler tweeted, “WOMEN OF […]