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Oscars: Jason Momoa, Serena and Venus Williams Added to Presenter Lineup

Jason Momoa, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and J.K. Simmons are among the latest stars announced to present during the 2022 Oscars. Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced Wednesday the final slate of presenters for the upcoming ceremony which includes Josh Brolin, Jacob Elordi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jill Scott and J.K. Simmons. Rachel Zegler will also […]

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Jane Campion (‘The Power of the Dog’)

Jane Campion, the guest on this episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, is universally regarded as one of the great filmmakers of our time, and by many as the greatest female filmmaker of all time. The New York Times has called Campion — whose work dates back 40 years and includes 1989’s Sweetie, 1993’s The […]

Jane Campion Apologizes to Venus and Serena Williams for “Thoughtless Comment” at Critics Choice Awards

Jane Campion has apologized for a “thoughtless comment” she made toward tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night that has stirred up backlash online. “I made a thoughtless comment equating what I do in the film world with all that Serena Williams and Venus Williams have achieved. I […]

Critics Choice Awards Winner Jane Campion Tells Williams Sisters She Faces a Competition Hurdle They Do Not: Men

Jane Campion took note of other women who have broken down barriers during her acceptance speech for best director at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, including Venus and Serena Williams, but noted that she still had another obstacle that even they didn’t face. “It’s absolutely stunning tonight to be here among so many incredible […]

Tina Fey, Venus Williams, Ariana DeBose Set for Girls Inc. Honors

Girls Inc. has lined up a star-studded program for its March 1 virtual event. The program — designed to shine a spotlight on women making a difference from the worlds of sports, entertainment, beauty, fashion and business — will fete Tina Fey, Venus Williams, newly minted Oscar nominee Ariana DeBose, Aerin Lauder, Pamela Stewart, Carrie […]

Oscars: Venus and Serena Williams Serving Up Increased Support for ‘King Richard’ in Homestretch (Exclusive)

When a film about your childhood winds up nominated for six Oscars including best picture, it makes sense to devote a little more time to supporting it, even if you are extremely busy tennis legends like Venus Williams and Serena Williams. And that is exactly what the Williams sisters are doing on behalf of King Richard […]

Ava DuVernay, Clive Davis, Williams Sisters Set for National Portrait Gallery Honors

The National Portrait Gallery, public home to the presidential portraits, has named Clive Davis, Ava DuVernay, Venus Williams and Serena Williams among its 2022 honorees for its annual Portrait of a Nation Award. The legendary record producer and music executive, the Oscar-winning director and recording-breaking athletes-turned-producers will be awarded during the biennial Portrait of a […]

Pharrell Williams, Alana Haim Visit Chanel Labyrinth at Art Basel Miami Beach

Artist Es Devlin wanted guests to engage in all their senses when she designed “Five Echoes,” the public installation commissioned by Chanel to honor the 100th anniversary of the house’s iconic No. 5 fragrance. More than 2,000 fragrant trees, grasses and other plants were sourced to create a forest-like environment at Jungle Plaza in Miami’s […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Tops Friday With Great $16.5M

Ghostbusters: Afterlife started with a strong $16.5 million from 4,315 theaters at the Friday box office, putting the Sony event pic on course to open to a better-than-expected $40 million or more in North America. The movie — which is launching in advance of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor — is succeeding in attracting families, a […]

Raising Our Voices: How the ‘King Richard’ Crew Supported Black Girl Power

This story is about what came before the Grand Slams and gold medals. King Richard is a look at Venus and Serena Williams’ prelude to tennis superstardom, buoyed by an ultra-supportive family network led by the unrelenting drive and vision of their parents. Will Smith is a producer of the movie and stars as Richard […]

Beyonce’s New Song “Be Alive” Teased in ‘King Richard’ Trailer

Warner Bros. has released another trailer for its upcoming biographical drama King Richard, featuring Beyoncé’s new original song “Be Alive.” Will Smith leads the tennis biopic as the titular character, father and coach of tennis prodigies Venus and Serena Williams (portrayed by Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton, respectively). The latest trailer includes scenes of Richard […]

The Best Workout Leggings Loved by Meghan Markle, Jennifer Lopez and More Stars

Whether you're sweating through Peloton, Pilates, or errands, we've rounded up the best leggings — including a Wonder Woman logo look — for every fitness lover.