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Janelle Monáe, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kim Kardashian, Margot Robbie Among Presenters at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala

Jamie Lee Curtis, Kim Kardashian, Janelle Monáe, Carey Mulligan, Margot Robbie, Seth Rogen and Yvonne Orji are set to present at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast gala, presented by Lifetime. In addition, Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey will keynote the event, taking place Dec. 7 in Los Angeles. Rogen will present the Sherry […]

“It Feels Like Graduation”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Issa Rae and Cast of ‘Insecure’

Five months after the release of the series finale, the cast and creators of Insecure are back together. The group, including series creator and star Issa Rae, showrunner Prentice Penny, and castmembers Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson, Amanda Seales, and Christina Elmore reunited for a THR Presents conversation (powered by Vision Media) dedicated to the end […]

Critic’s Notebook: Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’ and Its True Love Story

Issa Rae’s HBO series was stylish and funny, but its complex portrait of a deep, tumultuous friendship between two Black women is its most potent legacy.

Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards Honor ‘Spencer,’ ‘The Harder They Fall’ and ‘The Lost Daughter’

Kristen Stewart, Regina King, Maggie Gyllenhaal and more kicked off award season Saturday night by honoring those who work behind the camera during the 11th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards, presented by Los Angeles Confidential magazine. Sponsored by Hamilton watches and Los Angeles Confidential magazine, the event, held at the Avalon Hollywood, honors those who […]

‘Insecure’ Star Yvonne Orji to Host 2021 International Emmys

Insecure star Yvonne Orji will host this year’s International Emmy Awards, organizers announced Friday. The Nigerian-American actress and comedian, a Primetime Emmy nominee herself for her performance as Molly in the hit HBO series, will present the 49th International Emmy Awards in front of a crowd of international and U.S. industry guests at the Great […]

Issa Rae on How ‘Insecure’ Will Be Remembered After Its Final Season: “It Was for Us, by Us”

When HBO broke the news in January that the fifth season of Insecure would be its last, the internet broke into collective tears — and outrage. “I didn’t anticipate how much in their feelings people would be and how much they would put on us to deliver,” co-creator and star Issa Rae told The Hollywood […]

‘Insecure’ Season 5: TV Review

The final chapter of Issa Rae’s acclaimed HBO series ties up loose ends and burrows more deeply into the friendship that started it all.

Yvonne Orji on Emotions of Saying Goodbye to ‘Insecure’: “We’ve Never Seen Black Characters Like This”

In June, Insecure star Yvonne Orji shared a look via Instagram at her final moments on the series as she wrapped five seasons playing Molly Carter, the best friend to Issa Rae’s Issa Dee. There were hugs, tears, cake and multiple bottles popped, Orji shared with her 1 million followers. And on the red carpet […]

Halle Berry on Conquering Self-Doubt to Direct First Film: “It’s F***ing Hard”

Halle Berry’s new film Bruised casts the groundbreaking Oscar winner as a down-and-out MMA fighter who heads back into the ring in search of redemption while facing her demons and juggling motherhood after the son she gave up reenters her life. The plot reads like a tall order and there’s more: Berry made her directorial […]

Yvonne Orji to Host Single Parents Dating Show From Greg Daniels at HBO Max

Greg Daniels is making his first foray into unscripted series — with an assist from his daughter. The Office and Upload creator and daughter Haley Daniels are behind a dating show for single parents called My Mom, Your Dad that has landed a series order at HBO Max. Insecure’s Yvonne Orji will host the series, […]

Lil Rel Howery and John Cena in Hulu’s ‘Vacation Friends’: Film Review

Vacation Friends, raunchy and occasionally amusing, begins with a proposal gone awry. Marcus (Lil Rel Howery), a rule-following, schedule-obsessed businessman, plans to ask the love of his life, Emily (Yvonne Orji), to marry him during their vacation in Mexico. But disaster strikes the minute the couple step into the palatial lobby of their luxury resort. […]

With No Red Carpets, Stylists Focus on DIY Backdrops: “It’s Fallen to Glam Teams to Create Moments”

Amid the pandemic, stars and stylists have had to come up with their own visual settings to make sure looks stand out.