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Frieze Announces Shortlisted Filmmakers for the 2023 Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award (Exclusive)

Frieze, the global art platform and international fair producer, has announced that nine emerging filmmakers have been named as finalists for the 2023 Deutsche Bank Frieze Los Angeles Film Award, in addition to revealing its jury for the prize.  The short list of Los Angeles-based filmmakers for the award, first given in 2019, includes Aidan […]

“It Feels Like Graduation”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Issa Rae and Cast of ‘Insecure’

Five months after the release of the series finale, the cast and creators of Insecure are back together. The group, including series creator and star Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and castmembers Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Amanda Seales, and Christina Elmore reunited for a THR Presents conversation (powered by Vision Media) dedicated to the end […]

MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Night’s Best Looks on Jennifer Lopez, Olivia Rodrigo, Glen Powell and More Stars

Jennifer Lopez, Riley Keough and Sofia Carson were among the stars who brought high-wattage style to the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which took place Sunday night at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The night was hosted by Vanessa Hudgens, who wore a parade of looks including a stunning blue dress from Vera […]

Inside ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s’ San Diego Premiere Spectacle, Including Tom Cruise’s Helicopter Arrival

In typical Tom Cruise fashion, Top Gun: Maverick did not premiere with any old red carpet on Hollywood Boulevard. Instead, ahead of the film’s debut at Cannes in a few short weeks, Paramount unveiled the action film on Wednesday with a San Diego takeover of retired aircraft carrier USS Midway — and a true action-star […]

Critic’s Notebook: Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’ and Its True Love Story

Issa Rae’s HBO series was stylish and funny, but its complex portrait of a deep, tumultuous friendship between two Black women is its most potent legacy.

Issa Rae on How ‘Insecure’ Will Be Remembered After Its Final Season: “It Was for Us, by Us”

When HBO broke the news in January that the fifth season of Insecure would be its last, the internet broke into collective tears — and outrage. “I didn’t anticipate how much in their feelings people would be and how much they would put on us to deliver,” co-creator and star Issa Rae told The Hollywood […]

Yvonne Orji on Emotions of Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’: “We’ve Never Seen Black Characters Like This”

In June, Insecure star Yvonne Orji shared a look via Instagram at her final moments on the series as she wrapped five seasons playing Molly Carter, the best friend to Issa Rae’s Issa Dee. There were hugs, tears, cake and multiple bottles popped, Orji shared with her 1 million followers. And on the red carpet […]