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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 […]

‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Season 2 Canceled by Peacock Amid Strikes

Peacock has reversed course and canceled the second season of its Pitch Perfect TV spinoff Bumper in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The renewal was first announced back in January, after the show’s first six-episode season debuted Nov. 23, 2022. At the time of the renewal, NBCU said?Bumper in Berlin?was the streamer’s top comedy […]

SAG-AFTRA Says ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Appearances Are Fine, Don’t Run Afoul of Its Strike

As the Writers Guild of America (WGA) continues to picket Dancing With the Stars rehearsals, SAG-AFTRA is saying its members on the production aren’t running afoul of any of its strike rules. “Our members appearing on?Dancing With the Stars?are working under the Network Code agreement, which is a non-struck contract. They are required to go […]

Eva Longoria Says Most Painful Part of Strikes Is Not Being Able to Support “Amazing Work That Our Community Is Doing” Amid Wave of Latinx Projects

Eva Longoria took part in a sit-down conversation on Wednesday with nonprofit organization 19th News, where the director and star weighed in on the ongoing writers and actors strikes. In between reflecting on her career and the recent success of her feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot, Longoria noted when talking to people while on the […]

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 […]

Toronto: Cord Jefferson’s ‘American Fiction’ Wins Audience Award

Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction picked up the top People’s Choice honor Sunday at the Toronto Film Festival, which wrapped up a 48th edition with little Hollywood star wattage amid the uncertainty of dual Hollywood strikes. Jefferson’s feature directorial debut, an adaptation for Orion of Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure, had its world premiere in Toronto at the Princess […]

Drew Barrymore Defends Talk Show Return Amid WGA Strike After Growing Criticism: “There Are Other People’s Jobs on the Line”

Drew Barrymore is explaining why she made the controversial decision to return her talk show to production amid the ongoing Writers Guild strike, telling critics in a now-deleted video that there’s “nothing I can do or say in this moment to make” resuming production without her picketing writers “OK.” In a video statement that was […]

Spencer and Heidi Pratt on Extending Their “16th Minute” of Fame With New Podcast and Why They Hope Reality Stars Don’t Unionize

The phrase “15 minutes of fame” simply doesn’t apply to Spencer and Heidi Pratt, the husband-and-wife reality star duo better known as “Speidi” since they began dating during the second season of the Laguna Beach spinoff The Hills. Since those early 2000s MTV reality docuseries days, the couple, who eloped in Mexico on Nov. 20, […]

Unmasking the AMPTP: Hollywood Labor’s Opaque Nemesis

On Sept. 8, more than four months into a historic Hollywood labor battle, the Writers Guild of America turned a klieg light on its adversary, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Citing behind-the-scenes conversations the union’s leaders were allegedly having with unidentified legacy studio executives, its negotiating committee said in a bulletin to […]

‘Morning Show’ Bosses on Casting Jon Hamm as Tech Billionaire: “It Was a List of One”

[This story contains spoilers from the first two episodes of The Morning Show season three, “The Kármán Line” and “Ghost in the Machine.”] In the first episode of The Morning Show‘s return, Jennifer Aniston’s character’s hot take on the new tech titan played by Jon Hamm is that he’s a “need-for-speed, hardass from Silicon Valley.” Top UBA […]

Donald Glover’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Remake Delayed to 2024

With no end in sight for the writers and actors strikes, another title is getting pushed to early next year: Prime Video’s reimagining of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The project was originally scheduled for a November release and is from co-creators and executive producers Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Francesca Sloane (Fargo), starring Glover as John Smith […]

‘Harold & Kumar’ Duo Kal Penn, John Cho Reunite at Strike Rally: “We Have the Munchies for a Fair Deal”

At a rally outside Paramount on Wednesday morning, Harold & Kumar duo Kal Penn and John Cho made a surprise appearance to pump up a massive group of SAG-AFTRA members. “We were just in the back, here to support and they asked, ‘Do you want to come up?'” said Penn, with Cho adding, “It was […]