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Donatella Versace Attacks Italian Government’s Anti-LGBTQ+ Policies at Milan Fashion Week

Italian fashion icon Donatella Versace has sharply criticized moves by Italy’s far-right government to restrict the rights of same-sex couples, lashing out at anti-LGBTQ+ policies in a speech Sunday night at the CNMI Sustainable Fashion Awards during Milan Fashion Week. The new Italian government, under Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, which took power last year, has […]

Federation Studios Acquires French Animation Group Go-N Productions

Fast-growing French production group Federation Studios has acquired French animation company GO-N Productions, Federation unveiled on Monday. The animation studio, set up by Anne de Galard and Eric Garnet in 2004, is known for such kids series as Simon Super Rabbit, Lou!, Zip Zip and Tootuff. That week, it was named producer of the year […]

Nipsey Hussle’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation to Join L.A. Marathon as Charity Partner (Exclusive)

Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues: The late rapper’s Neighborhood Nip Foundation will join the 2024 Los Angeles Marathon as an official charity partner. Hussle, who died in 2019 at age 33, was known as a skilled lyricist and activist who worked to build and unite his South Los Angeles community. The 39th running of the L.A. […]

Amazon Takes ‘The Swarm’ for Africa

Amazon is diving into The Swarm, snatching up rights for its Prime Video service across sub-Saharan Africa for the ecological thriller from Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger. The limited series, adapted from Frank Sch?tzing’s international best-seller, tells the story of a series of escalating disasters emerging from the world’s oceans. As scientists around the […]

Patrick Schweitzer Named CEO of Studiocanal’s ‘It’s a Sin,’ ‘Years and Years’ Producer Red

Patrick Schweitzer has been named the new CEO of Red Production Company, the U.K. producer behind such hits as It’s a Sin, Years and Years and the upcoming Neil Gaiman-adapted fantasy series Anansi Boys. Red parent company Studiocanal unveiled the news on Monday, with Studiocanal CEO Anna Marsh calling Schweitzer “an incredible asset to Red. […]

U.K. Writers Guild on Tentative Deal to End Strike: “Your Solidarity Has Counted and Your Voice Has Been Heard”

With the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and representatives of Hollywood studios and streamers reaching a tentative deal on a new contract late Sunday, international reactions started pouring in Monday. Among the groups chiming in on the development was the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB). “We send our congratulations to our sister union in the States […]

Sophia Loren Hospitalized After Fall, Has Several Fractures

Sophia Loren underwent emergency surgery Sunday after suffering several fractures, including one to her femur, after a bad fall at her Swiss home. The Italian acting icon, who turned 89 on Sept. 20, fell in her bathroom and sustained several fractures to her hip as well as a serious fracture to her femur, which needed […]

China Box Office: ‘Oppenheimer’ Still Holding Strong, Nears $60M

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer nudged near the $60 million mark in China during a somewhat downbeat weekend for moviegoing in the world’s second-largest theatrical territory.  The Universal Pictures-backed historical blockbuster added $2.5 million from Friday to Sunday, taking its total to $58.1 million, according to data from box office tracker Artisan Gateway. Oppenheimer came in fourth […]

Tokyo Film Festival: Xiaogang Gu and Mouly Surya to Receive Kurosawa Akira Award

The Tokyo International Film Festival revealed Monday that China’s Xiaogang Gu and Indonesia’s Mouly Surya will jointly receive the festival’s prestigious world cinema honor, the Kurosawa Akira Award, at the upcoming 36th edition of the event. The award, which until last year had been on a 14-year hiatus, is presented to “filmmakers who have made […]

Hollywood Reacts to Tentative WGA, AMPTP Deal: “We Did It!”

Striking writers and other members of Hollywood are calling the tentative deal reached by the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Sunday a “victory.” The deal was announced Sunday, which was 146 days after the writers strike began on May 2 and following five back-to-back days of negotiations that ran through the weekend. In its […]

Writers Guild Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios and Streamers

After several long consecutive days of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America and the labor group representing studios and streamers have reached a tentative deal on a new contract in a major development that could precipitate the end of a historic, 146-day writers strike. The Writers Guild of America emailed strike captains the news on […]

Three Golden Globe Voters Expelled for Allegedly Violating Code of Conduct

The company behind the Golden Globes has expelled three voters for allegedly violating its code of conduct. The Globes, which is owned by Dick Clark Productions, have removed Howaida Hamdy, Munawar Hosain and Aniko Navai from the group’s membership ranks following complaints about, and investigations into, their behavior, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Hamdy, an […]

Robert De Niro Is Not Reprising ‘Taxi Driver’ Role for Uber U.K. Ad Campaign, Rep Says

Robert De Niro will be doing an Uber U.K. ad campaign, but it will not be tied to his memorable Taxi Driver role. Reports earlier this week in U.K. tabloid The Sun suggested that the Oscar-winning actor would be bringing one of his most memorable roles, Travis Bickle, to the commercial space. The ads were […]

No Red Carpets? No Problem! Party Dress Line Retrofête Is a Hit With Hollywood Stars

During her Renaissance World Tour stops in L.A., Beyoncé caused a run on sparkly fashion with a silver dress code directive. It’s a favored metallic the megastar also rocked back in March when she offered a peek into hubby Jay-Z’s ultra-exclusive post-Oscars Gold Party. In the GIF she posted, she’s wearing a customized mirrored mini […]

Kerry Washington Reveals ‘Finding Your Roots’ Led to Discovery She Was Conceived Through a Sperm Donor

Kerry Washington says her feelings of “not quite belonging” in her family that she’s had since childhood were a result of a long-hidden secret that she was conceived using a sperm donor. The actress opened up about the revelation in new interviews with The New York Times and People, tied to the release of her […]

Why Stars Like Brian Cox, Jason Isbell and Damian Lewis Are Flocking to This Leather Jacket Designer

Savannah Yarborough, a classically trained, Central Saint Martins-educated tailor, is sitting on a calf-hair-covered sofa thinking about the one-year anniversary of the Melrose Avenue outpost of her leatherwear store, Savas. “It may be a cliché,” she says, “but everybody came to L.A. to be someone and to do something, and a leather jacket is kind […]

Why Mark Wahlberg and the ‘CSI’ Creator Are Buying Into Vegas’ Luxury Real Estate Boom

“We are thankful for the Californians because you are helping our market,” says real estate agent Trish Nash, of Douglas Elliman. “What started all this was COVID. We started to see people make lifestyle changes and really take a look at what their living situation was. And we started to see this influx of buyers […]

‘Naked Attraction,’ Brutal Full-Frontal Nude Dating Show, Quietly Added to Max

It’s like being on Tinder, but so much worse. One of the U.K.’s most infamous dating shows (censored trailer below) was quietly added to the Max streaming service last week, and it’s already causing quite a stir. The streamer has imported six seasons of Naked Attraction, a game show that promises to “start where a […]