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‘WALL-E’ Was Inspired by Rise of Amazon and Apple, Director Says

Andrew Stanton describes the inspiration for 2008's 'WALL-E' for The Hollywood Reporter's 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast.

Nathan Lane Recalls “Terrifying” Moment Oprah Tried to Out Him: “I Wasn’t Ready”

Nathan Lane reveals to The Hollywood Reporter's 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast that fame post-'The Birdcage' wasn't all it was cracked up to be: "It was all so intimidating."

Peter Bogdanovich Recalls “Horrified” Local Reaction to Texas-Set ‘Last Picture Show’

Legendary director Peter Bogdanovich stopped by the 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast to share stories about the making of 1971's 'The Last Picture Show.'

Harry Hamlin: Playing Gay in 1982’s ‘Making Love’ Ended My Film Career

After 1981's 'Clash of the Titans,' Harry Hamlin wanted to tackle "something relevant and cutting edge," but playing a gay writer in the way-ahead-of-its-time 1982 drama 'Making Love' torpedoed his job prospects until 'L.A. Law.'

David Mamet Reveals Secret Behind His Trademark Dialogue

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter and director David Mamet shared the secret behind his trademark rapid-fire dialogue on the latest episode of the 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast.

‘Private Parts’ Director Betty Thomas Recalls Crush on Howard Stern: “We Would Have Been a Hot Couple”

Trailblazing filmmaker Betty Thomas stopped by The Hollywood Reporter's 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast to reveal never-before-told secrets about the making of the 1997 Howard Stern biopic 'Private Parts.'

John Cameron Mitchell: ‘Hedwig’ Is “Not Really a Trans Story”

John Cameron Mitchell, the multi-hyphenate talent behind the ambitious new musical podcast 'Anthem: Homunculus,' stopped by The Hollywood Reporter's studios for an in-depth revisiting of his most famous creation: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch.'

Tommy Chong to Felicity Huffman: “Relax,” Federal Prison Isn’t So Bad

Tommy Chong has a message for Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and other parents facing jail time for their roles in the college admissions cheating scandal: Relax. Prison life isn't so bad, he says on the latest episode of the 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast.

“Walk Like a Kitty Cat, Laura”: How David Lynch Directed ‘Mulholland Drive’

Star Laura Harring spills all about the mysterious 2001 neo-film noir — including the "vulnerable" sex scene she filmed with Naomi Watts — on the 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast.

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Stars Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd Reunite on Hollywood Reporter Podcast

'It Happened in Hollywood' delves into the iconic '70s series 'Charlie's Angels' — which inspired an upcoming big-screen reboot helmed by Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart.

Thora Birch Asks ‘American Beauty’ Fans to See Past “Stain” of Kevin Spacey

As it approaches its 20th anniversary later this year, 'American Beauty' star Thora Birch is hoping that audiences are able to separate allegations of sexual misconduct made against its star, Kevin Spacey, and continue to appreciate the film on its own terms.

Tim Blake Nelson on Trusting the Coen Brothers: “It’s Like Hanging Out”

Tim Blake Nelson, star of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' and 'Buster Scruggs' stops by The Hollywood Reporter's 'It Happened in Hollywood' podcast to reveal all about working with the enigmatic Coen brothers.