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

Now that the SAG strike is over, the Spidey star is free to reveal his panel of A-list acting coaches, including two fellow MCU alums.

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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 […]

David Mandel Recalls Norman Lear 2017 Emmys Moment

Norman Lear was my babysitter.   Every day, the school bus would drop us off, and in the two hours or so until my mother got home, I was “taken care of” by Good Times, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time and Sanford and Son.   Later on, as I got more interested in […]

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 […]

Why Jeremy Strong Is “Terrified” to Return to Broadway

Jeremy Strong is set to return to Broadway this winter in a new translation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, in which he takes on the lead role of Dr. Thomas Stockmann, a man who tries to warn the townspeople about contaminated spa waters but faces pushback from those who say the truth will ruin the […]

Peacock Offers Luxury Dry Cleaning Service to VIPs to Promote New ‘Monk’ Movie

To pump the return of Tony Shalhoub as a beloved germophobe detective in Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie, the marketing pros at Peacock had plenty of options, especially on the heels of a pandemic. But rather than passing out tubes of hand sanitizer — a choice that might’ve seemed so 2020 — the […]

Fran Drescher for President? Top Dem Consultants Weigh In

In a Nov. 9 post-strike interview with THR, SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher discussed her career plans. The actress, who in September was elected to another two-year term at the helm of the union, recalled that after the announced deal with the studios, “Meryl Streep said to me, ‘This is great, now go run for [U.S.] president.’ ” In response, […]

Bono Revealed as Investor in Massive House in the Hollywood Hills

As Bono plays the Sphere with U2 in Las Vegas this fall, the Irish rock star also has been revealed to be involved with another prominent piece of architecture, this one in L.A. For months, a huge house — with an even more enormous foundation and elevated driveway ­— has been rising in the Hollywood […]

Jason Sudeikis Thanked Taylor Swift for Touring in Kansas City and Endorses Relationship With Travis Kelce: “He’s a Good Egg”

Jason Sudeikis is weighing in on his hometown of Kansas City’s newfound celebrity after visits from Taylor Swift amid her romance with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Sudeikis — who returned to Kansas City on Nov. 11 to host his annual Thundergong! benefit concert in support of Steps of Faith, which helps amputees get the prosthetic […]

Why ‘Marvels’ Director Nia DaCosta Bailed on the Cast-and-Crew Screening

The cast of box office-beleaguered The Marvels couldn’t even attend its own cast-and-crew screening, held Nov. 8 at Westwood’s Fox Village Theatre. That’s because the screening began at 7:30 p.m. — but, even though the actors strike ended that night, SAG-AFTRA members had to wait until 12:01 a.m. before they could participate in studio events. Yet that doesn’t […]

Beverly Hot Springs for Sale as Activist Group Seeks to Secure Historic Designation

Beverly Hot Springs, the popular Korean day spa that counts plenty of stars among its clientele, has had a roller-coaster few months recently. The spa — which opened in 1984 and features a 100-year-old natural hot spring, today the only one in Los Angeles — was set to be purchased by developer Manhattan West over […]

Louise Linton Welcomes Baby Girl With Husband Steve Mnuchin — and a New Rom-Com

With the birth of her daughter on Tuesday, Louise Linton has premiered the first part of what she calls her “double feature.” “I’m just really delighted,” says the Scottish actress (Cabin Fever), who is married to producer and former Trump administration treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin. The news comes just over a month before the Dec. 12 release […]

Rich Paul’s ‘Lucky Me’ Hits New York Times Best-Seller List on Same Day He’s Feted by UTA

UTA timed super-agent Rich Paul’s book party perfectly. “We just found out today that it’s a New York Times best-seller,” agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer announced to the crowd at Beverly Hills’ UTA Artist Space on Oct. 18, “which, if you know Rich, of course it’s no surprise because if he’s going to write a book, it’s […]

Shia LaBeouf Talks David Mamet, Career Struggles and Sobriety in Impromptu Parking Lot Interview

The scene outside Venice’s Electric Lodge on a recent Sunday night could easily have been mistaken for a film premiere. There was a red carpet, a swarm of autograph hounds waiting in the parking lot with stacks of laminated photos in hand, and throngs of well-wishers waiting to congratulate a movie star on a performance […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Puts Positive Spin on Emmys Delay Amid Strike: “My Reign Has Been Supreme”

Sheryl Lee Ralph went viral when she sang part of her acceptance speech upon winning the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series last year. Now, with the 2023 Emmy telecast delayed until the new year because of Hollywood’s dual strikes, the Abbott Elementary star is relishing the opportunity to bask in the […]

No, Says Kim Cattrall, I Did Not Channel Samantha Jones in My New Skims Campaign

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, Skims, dropped a new ad campaign in October, and the lineup of talent included none other than Kim Cattrall. The 67-year-old appears wearing self-styled looks that, as she puts it, make her feel “freakin’ fabulous.” She took a break from a French vacation to speak with The Hollywood Reporter about all […]