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Chris Gardner

Award-winning journalist Chris Gardner serves as a Senior Staff Writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He writes Rambling Reporter, a legendary column that dates back to the first issue of the magazine, published Sept. 3, 1930. In addition to writing about Hollywood culture, Gardner moves between breaking news, event coverage, talent interviews and features. He has covered the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, film festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto, and cultural events including the Super Bowl. He has won four L.A. Press Club awards including one for a story that detailed power publicist Nanci Ryder's battle with ALS.

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After a Year of Controversy, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Taryn Manning Is (Mostly) Keeping It Together

Taryn Manning’s audition for the Britney Spears starrer Crossroads was so good it made director Tamra Davis nervous.  “She was picking something on her arm, and it looked like it might start bleeding,” recalls Davis of a casting session for the 2002 road trip drama, written by soon-to-be TV mogul Shonda Rhimes. “I thought ‘Oh […]

Oscar Winner Brian Helgeland on 30-Year Journey to Make ‘Finestkind,’ Most Personal Film of His Career

Hollywood is overflowing with stories about films that took years of blood, sweat and tears to bring to the screen. Brian Helgeland’s Finestkind represents one of the longest kinds. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Mystic River and veteran director of such films as Legend, 42, A Knight’s Tale and Payback finished the script when he was […]

Sterling K. Brown’s Dream of Meeting Meryl Streep Came True at Academy Museum Gala: “Oh My God”

During an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2022, Sterling K. Brown relayed an anecdote to Jimmy Fallon about one of the three times he’d found himself in the presence of none other than Meryl Streep. “She’s just talking, being regular old Streep, and I’m like, ‘No, I can’t, I don’t know.’ I couldn’t talk. […]

Ziwe Photographed With George Santos as She Teases YouTube Interview With Ex-Congressman

Earlier this month, comedian Ziwe reached out to George Santos on X (formerly known as Twitter) to ask the disgraced ex-congressman if he would be interested in a pay-per-view interview? “You’d be an iconic guest,” she said in a Dec. 2 post. Santos seemed into the idea, responding a day later with what seemed like […]

Golden Globes Producers on Host Mystery, Show’s New Tone, Taylor Swift and ‘Barbie’ Star Power

Through their White Cherry Entertainment, entertainment industry veterans Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have steered just about every major live TV production from the Oscars, Tonys and Emmys to the Super Bowl halftime show and beyond. On Jan. 7, the pair will make their Golden Globe Awards debut as executive producers and showrunners of the […]

Golden Globes Presenter Wilmer Valderrama on Nominee Pronunciations and Getting Back to Work on ‘NCIS’ Post-Strike

Wilmer Valderrama had an early start to the week. The NCIS star was up hours before dawn to help announce this year’s Golden Globe nominees alongside president Helen Hoehne and fellow CBS star Cedric the Entertainer. Moments after all the names were announced, Valderrama chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the difficulty of his duties […]

Lippin Group Creates New Management Structure, Promotes Trio to Office of Chairman

The Lippin Group has overhauled its executive ranks. The strategic communications firm that specializes in entertainment, media and tech with offices in L.A., New York and London has established an office of the chairman that is comprised of senior executives Matt Biscuiti, Kevin Broderick and Katie Fuchs. Each will hold the newly created position of managing […]

Tom Holland Talks Grueling ‘Crowded Room’ Shoot, Taking a Year Off From Acting and Seeking Advice From Zendaya

With Akiva Goldsman’s The Crowded Room, Marvel superstar Tom Holland netted a career first by executive producing a TV show and taking on not only the lead role of Danny Sullivan — a character inspired by Daniel Keyes’ 1981 nonfiction book The Minds of Billy Milligan, about the first person to be found not guilty […]

David Alan Grier on Why His Surprise Cameo as Black Santa in ‘Candy Cane Lane’ Reminded Him of ‘Black Panther’

As the Candy Cane Lane premiere red carpet heated up Nov. 28, two publicist elves worked their way down the press line to remind journalists not to spoil the big reveal from the Reginald Hudlin-directed holiday adventure. The Prime Video release, penned by Kelly Younger, stars Eddie Murphy as a recently unemployed man on a mission […]

E! News Personality Adam Havener Signs With Ken Lindner & Associates for Representation

E! News personality Adam Havener is in the news. The veteran on-camera host and entertainment correspondent has inked with Kin Lindner & Associates for representation. Havener is known in celebrity circles and among red carpet press for his work with E! News for which he has worked many major movie premieres, press junkets and other […]

Lukas Gage Laughs Off Quip About Quickie Marriage to Chris Appleton: “I’m Totally Kidding”

The White Lotus star Lukas Gage and celebrity hair stylist Chris Appleton had one of those whirlwind Hollywood romances that made it all the way to the altar before ending in a tabloid frenzy. About six weeks after their first red carpet appearance together, 28-year-old Gage and 40-year-old Appleton (whose clients include Kim Kardashian, Dua […]

James Gunn Named Person of the Year by PETA

PETA has found its 2023 Person of the Year in James Gunn. The animal rights organization has singled out the blockbuster filmmaker, who stepped in last year as co-head of DC Studios alongside Peter Safran, for his use of CGI animals like Rocket Raccoon in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. The third installment of […]