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“He’s Radioactive”: Inside Johnny Depp’s Self-Made Implosion

 It wasn't just the erratic and violent behavior that unmade Johnny Depp as one of the world's most bankable stars. It was his unquenchable thirst for revenge.

“He Makes You Feel Like You’re Questioning Your Sanity”: Mark Burnett’s Disruptive Reign at MGM

Mark Burnett's Chaotic Reign at MGM: Five years after joining MGM as the chairman of worldwide television, the reality uber-producer has not only failed to deliver a hit, he has become as an agent of…

Disney’s Muppets Problem: Can the Franchise Reckon With Its Boys’ Club Culture?

In a streaming-centric Hollywood, Disney's Muppets franchise poised for a rebirth, but first its corporate overlords must rectify a workplace that hasn't been…

Donald Trump’s “Serial Bad Behavior” at NBC

Following revelations about the outsized role ‘The Apprentice’ played in Donald Trump’s reinvention, The Hollywood Reporter talked to former NBC insiders who provide new detail on his bad behavior, br…

Charlotte Kirk, Kevin Tsujihara and a Nonconsensual Sex Allegation That Sparked a Secret Legal Saga

The actress has filed an explosive petition to vacate a gag order that has kept her mostly silent amid a years-long battle with former Warner Bros. chief Kevin Tsujihara as well as film moguls James…

Rot at Hollywood’s “Playground”: Chateau Marmont Staff Allege Racial Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct and Neglectful Management

The Chateau Marmont is famed for its exclusivity and excess, but after mass layoffs, former employees reveal how debauchery at the iconic hangout went hand in hand with toxic and neglectful…

The Memorabilia King vs. the Studio Detective: The Never-Before-Told Account of an Epic Battle Over Stolen Movie Props

Back when the entertainment world was just getting wise to the value of their on-set assets, a LAPD cop embarked on a hunt for the man he claims led a sophisticated theft ring, selling items…

Bryan Singer’s Traumatic ‘X-Men’ Set: The Movie “Created a Monster”

The director's auteur style changed Hollywood's approach to superhero movies forever, but his on-set tantrums, a cast mutiny and, later, allegations of sexual abuse have left a tarnished legacy as…

Hollywood and the Police: A Deep, Complicated and Now Strained Relationship

The entertainment industry has always had close ties with law enforcement, but with talent calling for a clean break, those bonds are more fraught than ever: "It's just standing up for what we all…

Allegations of Prostitution, Substance Abuse and Spying: Inside Hollywood’s Nastiest Producer Feud

How the promising partnership between 'The Departed' and 'It' producer Roy Lee and tobacco heir John Middleton imploded amid "very public mudslinging."

When Time’s Up Didn’t Step Up

Time's Up has emerged as the most recognizable brand in the quest for gender equality, but for some women in HBO Max’s 'On the Record' and other activists, its reluctance to back the film raises…

Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire

Frank Lawlis is an adviser to the King of Daytime TV whose practices (including a device to treat mental illness) have been deemed potentially dangerous by the scientific community: "It's predatory…