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THR Editor Picks of 2021

Inside the Hollywood Labor Rebellion: “We Have Awoken a Sleeping Giant”

According to union organizers and observers, the pandemic, streaming and corporate consolidation collided in 2021 to supercharge the activist playbook — and this is only the beginning.

Chris Noth Accused of Sexual Assault by Two Women

Triggered by the recent 'Sex and the City' reboot, the women allege two incidents of misconduct they say took place more than a decade apart.

#MeToo Missed Us: Female Composers Speak Out

Composers say their vital but often overlooked corner of the industry — still only 1.7 percent female — is rife with harassment, exploitation and worse: "I don’t believe in cancel culture, but I definitely believe in consequence culture."

Hollywood’s Sobering New Reality of Fentanyl Lacing: “Don’t Gamble If You Don’t Have a Stash From Pre-2020”

The ultra-powerful synthetic painkiller is increasingly mixed with other drugs, from cocaine to Xanax and Adderall, leading to a spate of high-profile overdoses and deaths across the entertainment community: "People often don’t know that they’re taking it."

‘Rust’ Producers’ Prior Film Raised Red Flags

Insiders say the never-released Dennis Quaid-Queen Latifah project 'The Tiger Rising' is emblematic of an indie film world marked by late payments, broken promises and ineffectual union intervention: “It is disgusting how you are treating the entire crew”

Lady Gaga on Mining Personal Pain for ‘House of Gucci’

The singer opens up about the wounds that informed her intense performance as a scorned wife turned murderer, a role that precipitated her own re-traumatization: "I put my entire lifetime into her."

‘Rust’ Shines Spotlight on Opaque Indie Film Financing Scheme

Insiders say the model used on the Alec Baldwin Western, which relies on an obscure provision in the U.S. tax code to offer breaks for investors, is like playing "the audit lottery."

Hollywood Workers’ Dilemma: Push for Gradual Gains or Sweeping Reforms?

As IATSE members decide whether to ratify its studio deal, other unions are taking note of tactics and the state of the labor movement for their own talks.

Groundbreaker Garrett Morris on Battling Racism on ‘SNL,’ Overcoming Addiction and Why Dave Chappelle Is a “Comic Genius”

He faced lots of resistance as part of the original cast of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but he credits producer Lorne Michaels for having his back, praises Richard Pryor and, when it comes to comedy, thinks everyone just needs to relax.

Hollywood Battle Lines Emerge in Simmering Vaccine War

Without mandates to get a shot, some film and TV sets have been thrown into chaos as A-list holdouts have caused work stoppages while others say, “It’s not my place to police anyone.”

Bob Iger’s Long Goodbye

Eighteen months into media’s most consequential transition, Disney’s respected ex-CEO lingers while successor Bob Chapek provokes anxiety as he moves aggressively to reshape the Magic Kingdom.

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

The hyperactive breakout of HBO’s dynastic hit show gets candid about growing up Culkin, the behind-the-scenes dynamics of his onscreen family and his early fears of Hollywood success: "I knew I would not have been able to handle it. So I quite literally ran away from it."