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Taika Waititi, ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stars on Raising the ‘Ragnarok’ Bar: “Is It Possible to Top That? We Did”

Love (and thunder) was certainly in the air on Thursday evening, as the cast and creators behind the fourth installment of the Thor franchise gathered for the film’s premiere. Hundreds of cosplayed fans lined up on Hollywood Boulevard, ready to greet the stars and watch the long-anticipated follow-up to Taika Waititi’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. Thor: […]

Met Gala’s Best Dressed: 16 Stars Who Understood the Assignment

On May 2, stars eschewed the outrageous costumes of past Met Galas and instead ran the gamut from quiet elegance to full-on drama on the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The night’s “Gilded Glamour and White Tie” dress code was interpreted in myriad ways by attendees who ranged from co-host Blake Lively […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Trailer Hammers Out 209M Views in 24 Hours

A lot of cosmic eyeballs were on the Thor: Love and Thunder teaser that dropped Monday. The first look at the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe installment received over 209 million views in its first 24 hours of release, across all digital platforms. That puts the preview in the top tier of Marvel trailers for most […]

Return to Glamour: Top 10 Red Carpet Fashion Trends of 2021

The step and repeat during awards season red carpets in 2021 felt like a collective sigh of fashion relief, as stars stepped out once again in all their splendor. The overarching trend was a return to glamour. That translated into Old Hollywood-inspired looks, the pageantry of dresses with capes and out-to-there trains, flurries of ostrich […]

“Box Office? I Don’t Care. I Did My Job”: Jennifer Hudson, Kristen Stewart, Tessa Thompson and the THR Actress Roundtable

“Welcome to the industry!” joked Jessica Chastain and Kristen Stewart to their younger cohort Emilia Jones as this year’s six participants on The Hollywood Reporter’s Actress Roundtable commiserated about overlooked labors of love (“Is anybody ever going to watch it?”), the degree to which fear drives their decisions (Jennifer Hudson and Kirsten Dunst say no, […]

Salma Hayek, Tessa Thompson and Rosie Perez Set for Impact Awards Honors

The National Hispanic Media Coalition has set its honorees lineup for the 24th annual Impact Awards. Salma Hayek, Rosie Perez, Tessa Thompson, Matthew López and Monica Lozano will be honored during the Dec. 5 virtual event. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the Impact Awards will also feature appearances by U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro and Zoe, Cisely […]

‘Passing’: Tessa Thompson, Ruth Negga Travel to the Harlem Renaissance in First Trailer

In the official trailer for Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga depict the lives of two Black women during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in 1920s New York. The film, based on the novel of the same name from Nella Larsen, focuses on Irene (Thompson) and Clare (Negga), two former childhood friends […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

‘Sylvie’s Love’ Nnamdi Asomugha and Writer-Director Eugene Ashe Reflect on Telling a Story Audiences Hadn’t Seen Before

Filmmaker Eugene Ashe had an unexpectedly revolutionary concept for his new feature film: a sweeping, high-glam love story about a Black couple in the 1960s that assiduously did not revolve around the civil rights movement or Black trauma. Meanwhile, NFL cornerback turned actor Nnamdi Asomugha was painstakingly looking for a breakout role, something so unique […]

Tessa Thompson Sets Puzzle Show at Hulu (Exclusive)

The pandemic puzzle craze has inspired a Hulu series. Tessa Thompson is teaming with the Disney-owned streamer to develop an untitled puzzle show that is inspired by conversation-driven shows like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Iconoclasts. The project, which is currently in the early development stages, will bring together a pair of compelling public […]

‘Passing’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga play light-skinned Black women in 1920s New York, navigating the "color line" in different ways in Rebecca Hall's adaptation of the Harlem Renaissance novel.

Hair and Makeup Artists Reveal How They Make Stars Stand Out on Virtual Red Carpets

Leading into an awards season like no other, the traditional red carpet has pivoted to the virtual arena. But despite socially distancing, hair and makeup artists are still bringing the glam — especially for those Zoom tile close-ups