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Abid Rahman

International Editor, Digital

Abid Rahman is The Hollywood Reporter's International Editor, Digital and the Today In Entertainment newsletter editor. Based in Hong Kong, Rahman works closely with THR's team of global correspondents to cover some of the fastest growing and most dynamic entertainment markets in the world.

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‘Dune: Part Two’ Trailer Sees War Come to Arrakis 

The third trailer for Dune: Part Two has been revealed and in the clip, we see an all-out war breakout on Arrakis. Anchoring the new trailer is the relationship between Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides and Zendaya’s Chani as their love story underpins a lot of the action and also seeks to explain the leveling nature […]

Biden’s Whirlwind Hollywood Fundraising Tour Banks More Than $15M

After a weekend of schmoozing with the Hollywood elite, Joe Biden departed Los Angeles on Sunday with his re-election campaign more than $15 million flusher. The boffo fundraising figure for the weekend was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a source close to Jeffrey Katzenberg, the DreamWorks and Quibi co-founder and Biden campaign co-chair. The […]

Spotify to Cut 17 Percent of Global Workforce

Music streaming giant Spotify is making another round of job cuts, slashing 17 percent of its global workforce as the company continues its strategy to become “both productive and efficient.” In a blog post published Monday, founder and CEO Daniel Ek wrote that the new layoffs would “reduce our total head count by approximately [17 […]

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Trailer Sees Epic Kaiju Team Up

It’s a team-up for the ages, as we finally see Godzilla and Kong join forces to take down a ferocious foe in the first trailer for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire. The latest feature film entry in Warner Bros./Legendary Entertainment’s MonsterVerse follows the events of Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), where fans got to see […]

Gal Gadot Calls Out Silence Over Reports of Sexual Violence During Hamas Attack: “World Has Failed the Women of Oct. 7”

Gal Gadot has called out the silence over media reports of sexual violence committed by Hamas during the Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel, and the ongoing danger female hostages face as their captivity nears almost three months. “The world has failed the women of October 7th,” the Israeli actress wrote in an impassioned message […]

Netflix’s New Releases Coming in December 2023

Zack Snyder’s latest big-budget effects-driven feature, an awards contender from Todd Haynes, Bradley Cooper’s sensitive portrayal of an American icon, a beloved follow-up to an Aardman classic and the conclusion of The Crown are some of the highlights of a jam-packed December schedule on Netflix. Haynes’ drama May December debuts on Netflix on Dec. 1. […]

Julianna Margulies Says Black and LGBTQ Supporters of Palestine Are “Brainwashed to Hate Jews”

Julianna Margulies has called out the Black and LGBTQ communities’ lack of support for Israel in its fight against Hamas, and suggested that people backing Palestine were “brainwashed.” Appearing on the Nov. 21 episode of The Back Room With Andy Ostroy podcast, Margulies briefly spoke about her role on The Morning Show, before the topic […]

‘Ted’ Series Trailer: Ted and John Try to Survive High School in ’90s-Set Prequel

The official trailer for Peacock’s upcoming Ted series has dropped, and it gives viewers a clearer look at how Ted the Bear and his best friend John Bennett try to survive the awkwardness of high school in the 1990s. Created by Seth MacFarlane, the R-rated series — at least from the trailer — seems to […]

Banksy Revealed? Artist Confirms Name in Lost BBC Interview

Who is Banksy? It is one of the art world’s, perhaps even pop culture’s, most enduring mysteries since the street artist burst onto the scene in the early 2000s. But we may be one step closer to the artist’s true identity following the recent discovery of a lost BBC interview in which Banksy appears to […]

‘Welcome to Wrexham’ Renewed for Season 3 at FX

Newyddion da! FX has renewed Welcome to Wrexham for a third season that will premiere in 2024. The news comes ahead of the conclusion of season two on Dec. 13. The fly-on-the-wall sports documentary series follows the exploits of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and their ownership of soccer club Wrexham AFC, the […]

Ridley Scott’s ‘Napoleon’: What the Critics Are Saying

Ridley Scott’s epic Napoleon hits theaters Nov. 22, but the review embargo for the film broke Tuesday night, and the early reaction from critics has been largely positive. Written by David Scarpa, the lavish period film, which clocks in at a meaty two hours and 38 minutes, stars Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix as the French […]

Phil Lord, Christopher Miller Praise ‘Coyote vs. Acme’: “It’s Delightful”

Oscar-winning filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have given the much-talked-about Coyote vs. Acme his seal of approval, describing the film as “delightful.” Lord and Miller, the producers behind the animated hits Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and The Lego Movie franchise, took to X on Tuesday night to reveal that they […]