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Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Simmering Vaccine War

In August, a high-profile actor was on the set of a film when he came down with COVID-19 and was hospitalized. The star, known to the cast and crew as being dismissive of vaccines and masks, was said

Bob Iger’s Long Goodbye

In June, Disney’s board and top management flew to the company’s Aulani resort in Hawaii for their annual retreat. It was executive chairman Bob Iger’s last official appearance at such a…

Martinis and Red Meat With Kieran Culkin: The ‘Succession’ Star on Childhood, Co-Stars and Fame

“My mom would do it this fast all the time,” says Kieran Culkin, sprinting through exhibits at New York’s American Museum of Natural History — a Cro-Magnon family, some bighorn sheep, was that…

Scarlett Johansson, Disney Settle Explosive ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit

Scarlett Johansson and Disney have settled a breach of contract lawsuit over the star’s Black Widow payday, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “I am happy…

Critic’s Notebook: How the Britney Spears Documentaries Reveal an American Obsession

A couple of new investigative projects about the pop singer make clear that when it comes to the nation's fascination with her life, little has changed.

Disney Has an Avengers-Sized Legal Problem (Maybe Bigger Than It Realizes)

Seven years ago, in an event both momentous and foreshadowing, Disney blinked. At the time, Disney’s Marvel unit was facing off in court against the estate of comic book legend Jack Kirby over

The Academy Museum Finally Arrives: Inside the New $484M Temple of All Things Movies

“Minstrel,” reads the label on the canister of pancake makeup. The provocative object sits in a glass case next to another tin marked “Chinese,” in the costume, hair and makeup section of the…

Despite Risks, ViacomCBS’ Streaming Push Is Convincing Wall Street So Far

Shari Redstone’s ViacomCBS appears ready to take a big risk: playing to win in the streaming wars. The company plans to double its streaming content spend to bulk up streamer Paramount+…

No Time to Lose: Hollywood Pins Its Hopes on Bond Director Cary Fukunaga

The first time this THR reporter met Cary Fukunaga was on Feb. 26, 2020, at London’s Goldcrest postproduction facilities. The director was standing in front of a wall filled with 100-plus index…

“Change That Is Long Overdue”: Why IATSE May Call for a Strike

On Sept. 18, as industry power brokers were getting ready for the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, an estimated 2,800 crafts workers in Local 700 — which represents Hollywood editors — participated…

Emmys Analysis: The Changing of the Guard Is Complete

Interestingly enough, the Primetime Emmys’ “changing of the guard” from the cable era to the streaming era has unfolded entirely over the course of the run of Netflix’s The Crown, the first season…

Emmys: It Took a Pandemic, But Netflix Finally Topped HBO

Netflix has earned Emmys bragging rights for the first time in its history. The streaming giant topped all winners after the statuettes were handed out — between Sunday’s ceremony and…