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Melissa McCarthy Wears “Say Gay” Headpiece at WeHo Pride Parade

“Obviously, there’s a lot of parts of this country where people don’t feel safe so we have to band together to make people as safe as we can,” country music star Orville Peck told the audience at the WeHo Pride’s Outloud music festival on Saturday, referring to the wave of anti-trans and anti-drag legislation that […]

Taika Waititi, Eva Longoria and Niecy Nash-Betts Talk Leading the Diversity Charge at The Hollywood Reporter’s Raising Our Voices Luncheon

“As you can tell, there’s a writers strike on, so I didn’t write shit,” Taika Waititi joked upon grabbing the mic at The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Raising Our Voices luncheon on Wednesday, teasing he initially had chatGPT take a first pass at his speech and it quickly pointed out Hollywood’s issues in diversity and […]

“Can I Invite You to Think Differently About Me?” A Candid Convo Between THR Trailblazers Eva Longoria and Niecy Nash-Betts

Roughly 20 years after breaking out on Comedy Central’s Reno 911! and ABC’s soapy drama Desperate Housewives, respectively, Niecy Nash-Betts and Eva Longoria are deep into second acts that, for them, were inevitable. For Nash-Betts, it’s been a slow burn to be seen as a dramatic actor because, as she says of her God-given talent, […]

‘Agent Elvis’ Review: Matthew McConaughey Voices Elvis Presley in Supremely Silly Netflix Animated Comedy

Elvis moonlights as a globe-trotting secret agent in a new series featuring Priscilla Presley among its creators.

Golden Globes: Jennifer Coolidge, Jenna Ortega, Henry Golding, Hilary Swank and Regina Hall Join as Presenters

The Golden Globes is filling out its presenter ranks. A new group of boldfaced names has been announced to take the stage during Tuesday’s telecast. Set to appear are, in alphabetical order, Jennifer Coolidge, Claire Danes, Jay Ellis, Henry Golding, Harvey Guillén, Regina Hall, Cole Hauser, Salma Hayek Pinault, Jennifer Hudson, Jenna Ortega, Mo Brings […]

Golden Globes: Quentin Tarantino, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Tracy Morgan Set as Presenters

The Golden Globes will have some stars onstage come Jan. 10. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the first batch of presenters set to take the stage when the Globes return to NBC next Tuesday. Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, Blonde nominee Ana de Armas, Everything Everywhere All at Once nominee Jamie Lee Curtis, Billy Porter, Ana […]

‘Beauty’: Film Review

A singer on the cusp of fame struggles to balance family life, love and self-worth in a Netflix feature written by Lena Waithe and directed by Andrew Dosunmu.

‘The Rookie’ Spinoff, Hilary Swank Drama and Gina Rodriguez Comedy a Go at ABC

ABC, the most stable of all five broadcasters this upfront, has made its new series orders for the 2022-23 season. The Disney-backed network has added two new dramas — Alaska and The Rookie: Feds — and the Gina Rodriguez-led comedy Not Dead Yet to its schedule. The trio will fill the voids created this season […]

‘The Rookie’ Spinoff With Niecy Nash in the Works at ABC

ABC is looking to turn The Rookie into its latest franchise. The network on Tuesday announced plans for a potential spinoff series starring Niecy Nash. The Claws alum will guest star in a two-episode arc as the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. The episodes will serve as a backdoor pilot as the Disney-owned network […]

Tiny Bell Canyon Becomes Hot Spot for Celebrity Real Estate

It’s hard to find, cell service is spotty, the threat of fire is high, and it’s over the Ventura County line. Yet Bell Canyon — the exclusive, 1,700-acre gated community north of Calabasas (with one gate; one way in and out) — is a celebrity magnet, where residents have included Niecy Nash, Jhené Aiko, Alyssa […]

Pride 2021: Hollywood’s 10 LGBTQ Changemakers

Featuring activists and actors, a news anchor and a rapper, The Hollywood Reporter celebrates Pride with a focus on those who pushed progress (and boundaries) by booking jobs previously reserved for cis performers, simply being themselves or, in one case, sliding down a stripper pole into Satan's lap.

GLAAD Media Awards: ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Happiest Season,’ Sam Smith Take Top Prizes

The 32nd annual awards event, held virtually Thursday and hosted by Niecy Nash, also saw awards go to Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band' and 'Disclosure' as well as the Paramount+ series 'Star Trek: Discovery.'