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Tom Ford Slams Celebrity Cosmetic Procedures: “People Are Injecting Way Too Many Things in Their Face”

Tom Ford has a message for celebrities doing too much at the med spa: Stop. “People are injecting way too many things in their face,” Ford tells Bruce Bozzi, a Hollywood insider and Air Mail contributing editor, on the latest episode of his iHeart podcast Table for Two With Bruce Bozzi. “You look at a […]

Octavia Spencer on Knowing Her Worth and ‘Truth Be Told’ Season 3

An Oscar-winning actress with a perennially full plate, Octavia Spencer has earned the right to be jaded. But after more than two decades in the business, Spencer remains unabashedly enthusiastic about her job and, more telling, the work of her peers. “This is not something to be taken for granted,” she says in late December, […]

Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment Enters First-Look Deal With Skydance Television (Exclusive) 

Octavia Spencer’s Orit Entertainment and Skydance Television have entered a multiyear first-look deal for scripted TV projects.  The Oscar-winning actress’ shingle, headed by Brian Clisham and Stephanie Kluft, will develop and produce original series for the studio behind Grace and Frankie, Reacher, Foundation and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan — with the potential for Spencer to […]

‘Spirited’ Review: Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds Turn ‘A Christmas Carol’ Into a Boisterous Bro Musical

Octavia Spencer also stars in Sean Anders’ splashy holiday entry for Apple TV+, about spreading goodness in a world turned divisive and mean.

Before They Were Stars: A-Listers Who Survived Their Horror-Movie Past

Everyone has to start somewhere, and taking a look at the early film roles of now-esteemed Hollywood A-listers is a great way to prove it. In addition to delivering thrills, chills and excitement, revisiting low-budget horror flicks provides a window into the often-forgotten turns that gave some future stars a chance to cut their teeth. […]

Mekhi Phifer to Star in Searchlight’s ‘The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat’ (Exclusive)

ER alum Mekhi Phifer has joined Uzo Aduba, Aunjanue Ellis and Sanaa Lathan in The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat for Searchlight Pictures. Tina Mabry is directing the film about three best friends dubbed the “Supremes” from a script by Gina Prince-Bythewood, with revisions by Mabry. Phifer currently stars alongside Octavia Spencer in Apple’s Truth Be […]

‘Spirited’: Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s Musical to Hit Apple TV+, Theaters in Time for Thanksgiving

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s upcoming holiday film Spirited — a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol — will open in theaters on Nov. 11 before making its global debut on Apple TV+ Nov. 18 ahead of Thanksgiving. Apple Original Films announced its release plans for the high-profile movie on Friday. It’s not […]

Octavia Spencer Inks Production Deal With ID, Discovery+, October Films

Oscar-winning actress and producer Octavia Spencer has signed a development and production deal with ID, discovery+ and October Films to create premium unscripted true crime TV content. Spencer and her production company, Orit Entertainment, will work with October Films to produce a slate of series and specials that Spencer, discovery+ and true crime and justice network […]

‘Encounter’ Director on Changing His “Default White Anti-Hero” Lead After Meeting Riz Ahmed

On Thursday evening, the team behind Amazon’s Encounter gathered at the Directors Guild of America Theater in West Hollywood for the film’s premiere. The story follows Malik Khan (played by Riz Ahmed), a decorated Marine Corps veteran on a rescue mission to save his two young sons from a mysterious threat of alien parasites. Malik […]

Octavia Spencer Signs With CAA

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has signed with CAA for representation in all areas. The repping includes ORIT Entertainment, the production banner the actress launched in 2019 with partner and producer Brian Clisham and head of production and development Stephanie Kluft. The company, which is in the middle of a three-year deal with ABC, is currently […]

Riz Ahmed in ‘Encounter’: Film Review | Telluride 2021

The 'Sound of Metal' star plays an ex-Marine trying to save his two young sons from alien parasitic microbes in this drama from British director Michael Pearce ('Beast'), also featuring Octavia Spencer.

Elliot Page Credits ‘But I’m A Cheerleader’ For Transforming His Life During Outfest Acceptance Speech

Elliot Page was honored with Outfest’s Achievement Award during the LGBTQ film festival’s closing night gala on Sunday, appearing via video message while in production in Toronto. Page, who has not yet made a major in-person appearance since coming out as transgender in December, praised the festival for creating, “an incalculable amount of positive change […]