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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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Why Kristen Stewart’s Stylist Went on a Three-Month Shopping Hiatus

A-list star stylist Tara Swennen — whose clients include Kristen Stewart, Ali Wong and Sarah Michelle Gellar — recently teamed with fashion nonprofit Remake on a three-month hiatus from shopping as a way to spotlight sustainability. The June?1-Sept.?1 initiative aimed “to press pause on purchasing new clothing and take time to reflect on possible overconsumption […]

Russell Brand Breaks Silence Amid Wave of Sexual Assault Allegations: “It’s Been an Extraordinary and Distressing Week”

Russell Brand returned to social media on Friday amid the wave of sexual misconduct allegations he’s faced over this week by posting a three-minute, 19-second clip across his channels. He does not address the claims but opens the video by acknowledging the moment. “Hello there, you awakening wonders,” says Brand as he looks directly into […]

Barack Obama Praises Magic Johnson’s “Pragmatic, Optimistic Approach” to HIV Diagnosis and How it Changed the World

Magic Johnson estimates that he receives somewhere between 300 and 500 requests every year from organizations all over the United States with offers to honor him or his family. He declines almost all — except the one that he received this year from the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. The organization rolled out the red carpet […]

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Gleb Savchenko: “It’s Going to be Unfair to a Lot of People” If Production is Delayed

What a roller coaster day for Dancing With the Stars. Thursday kicked off with news that ABC executives were considering delaying the Sept. 26 start of the new season after striking writers started picketing the production in recent days. Then came word that Veep actor Matt Walsh, one of the stars set to compete on […]

Shirley MacLaine and Trace Lysette to be Honored at Outfest Legacy Awards in Los Angeles

Outfest has found the headliners for its upcoming Legacy Awards: Shirley MacLaine and Trace Lysette. The pair will be feted at the organization’s gala fundraiser which will be held at NeueHouse Hollywood on Oct. 22. MacLaine will receive the James Schamus Ally Award while Lysette will take home the Trailblazer Award during the Genesis Motor […]

Yara Shahidi to Receive Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award

Yara Shahidi has a date with Women in Film. The actress and activist, best known as the star of Black-ish and Grown-ish, has been selected as the 18th recipient of the WIF Max Mara Face of the Future Award at the organization’s WIF honors in Los Angeles on Nov. 30. In conjunction with the honor, Shahidi […]

Seth MacFarlane Donates $5M to Entertainment Community Fund to Kickstart New $10M Initiative (Exclusive)

Seth MacFarlane is opening his wallet once again for the Entertainment Community Fund. The prolific creator, who donated $1 million to ECF in July for its efforts in supporting industry professionals amid Hollywood’s dual strike, has committed another $5 million. As part of the gift, ECF and MacFarlane have teamed to launch a $10 million […]

Kirsten Dunst Busts a Move to Maya Rudolph’s Band Princess at Chanel and Sofia Coppola’s ‘Archive’ Party

Sofia Coppola took a seat at New York’s Bookmarc on Sunday to sign copies of her first book, Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023. The event inspired hundreds to hit the sidewalk and queue up for hours in a line that snaked through the West Village streets while fans waited for their chance to meet the filmmaker […]

Ryan Reynolds to Receive Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award at Bring Change to Mind Gala

Glenn Close’s Bring Change to Mind nonprofit is putting the final touches on its 11th annual Revels & Revelations fundraiser, selecting Ryan Reynolds to receive the night’s highest honor. The veteran actor, producer and entrepreneur will receive the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award, an honor that is awarded by the late legend’s children, Zak, […]

How Barry’s Gym is Celebrating its 25th Anniversary

Barry’s — the bootcamp-inspired gym and fitness studio — has a big birthday coming up and a whole slate of calorie-burning activities to celebrate it. The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Barry’s, long a Hollywood-favored and celebrity supported institution, will toast its milestone 25th anniversary with a massive VIP party on Oct. 5. Set for Red Studios […]

Danny Masterson’s Wife, Bijou Phillips, Files for Divorce After 30-Year Rape Sentencing

Bijou Phillips has filed for divorce from Danny Masterson less than two weeks after the actor was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the rapes of two women in 2003. The filing, submitted Monday in Santa Barbara, caught many off guard since there was a stream of headlines following Masterson’s sentencing that […]

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Debut Son Riot Rose in First Official Family Photo Shoot

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky are ready to show off their boys. The superstar couple welcomed their second child in August, a son named Riot Rose who joined older brother RZA Athelston. While multiple news outlets reported on the news (following TMZ, which broke the story), the couple never commented nor confirmed the reports … until […]