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Ryan Gajewski

Senior Entertainment Reporter

Ryan Gajewski is THR's Senior Entertainment Reporter. He previously worked as a writer and editor at E! News, Playboy, Us Weekly and The Wrap. His work has earned both the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism and Southern California Journalism awards. Gajewski's play "George and Laura Bush Perform… Our Favorite Sitcom Episodes" has been produced in NYC starring Jen Tullock ("Severance") as Laura. He is co-author of the Penguin Random House book "Los Angeles Like a Local."

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Hollywood Flashback: 40 Years Ago, Cyndi Lauper Declared “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”

By the time Cyndi Lauper broke out with “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” she was more than ready to walk in the sun. Lauper had launched her singing career in the late 1970s as part of Blue Angel, but the group’s 1980 debut album flopped and legal issues with their manager led her to […]

Charity Lawson Shares Post About “Unwarranted Hate” She Received From ‘DWTS’ Fans

Charity Lawson’s brother is offering his thoughts about social media comments addressing the former Bachelorette lead’s performance during this week’s Dancing With the Stars season 32 finale. Dr. Nehemiah Lawson, who appeared during his sister’s season of ABC’s The Bachelorette that aired earlier this year, took to Instagram as the dance competition’s pivotal episode was […]

How Bradley Cooper Created “Acting Heaven” for ‘Maestro’ Cast While Telling Leonard Bernstein’s Story

Maestro filmmaker and star Bradley Cooper admires the courage he saw his colleagues exhibit in making the Netflix movie about Leonard Bernstein and wife Felicia Montealegre. In a behind-the-scenes video that is exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter and can be seen below, Cooper is joined by co-stars Carey Mulligan and Sarah Silverman, in addition to […]

‘Golden Bachelor’: Gerry Turner and Fiancée to Marry in Wedding Ceremony Airing Live on ABC

Gerry Turner will not be a Golden Bachelor for much longer, as he is set to get married in a wedding ceremony televised live on ABC. During Thursday’s live finale of The Golden Bachelor, which featured series lead Turner getting engaged to Theresa Nist in Costa Rica, the couple announced that they will tie the […]

Emma Stone Reveals the Secret to Her Success in ‘Saturday Night Live’ Promo

Emma Stone is in a revelatory mood — well, sort of — in the first promo for her upcoming Saturday Night Live return. The Poor Things star is set to host SNL this Saturday alongside musical guest Noah Kahan. Stone’s appearance will mark her entry into the NBC sketch series’ famed Five-Timers Club following four […]

Sebastian Stan to Portray Young Donald Trump in Ensemble Film ‘The Apprentice’

Sebastian Stan is set to portray a young Donald Trump in a movie from filmmaker Ali Abbasi. The Apprentice began principal photography this week and features an ensemble cast that includes Jeremy Strong and Maria Bakalova. The film focuses on Trump as he builds his real estate business in New York City in the 1970s […]

Lionsgate Picks Up Stephen King’s ‘The Long Walk’ with Francis Lawrence Attached to Direct (Exclusive)

The Long Walk has new spring in its step as Lionsgate is now behind a big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King book. Lionsgate has picked up the rights to the 1979 dystopian novel, with Francis Lawrence in final talks to direct. JT Mollner will pen the script. The move puts Lawrence back in business with […]

‘Karate Kid’ Open Casting Call Quickly Lands 10K Submissions for Lead Role in New Film

The lucky performer who snags the starring role opposite Jackie Chan and Ralph Macchio in the new Karate Kid film will have prevailed against some fierce competition. Just one day after the two stars announced Sony Pictures’ open casting call to find the next Karate Kid, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the studio has […]

Adam Sandler Says Daughter Sunny Wasn’t Happy About His Kissing Scenes With Co-Stars

Adam Sandler’s daughter Sunny Sandler is now a movie star in her own right, but before she had a clear sense of how Hollywood works, she wasn’t thrilled about seeing her dad kiss actresses for his films. Sandler appeared as a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show on Tuesday to promote his new Netflix animated […]

‘The Marvels’ Star Iman Vellani Isn’t Concerned With Box Office Discussion: “That’s for Bob Iger”

Iman Vellani would rather celebrate positive feedback to her film The Marvels, as opposed to focusing on its performance at the box office. The actress spoke to Yahoo Entertainment about the recent release in an interview published online Thursday. During the conversation, Vellani referenced Disney CEO Bob Iger when asked about the financial return for […]

‘SNL’: Bowen Yang’s Giant Panda Steals Attention From Biden in Cold Open

President Joe Biden faced tough competition for media attention when giant panda Tian Tian joined his press conference during Saturday Night Live’s cold open for this weekend’s Jason Momoa-hosted episode. SNL kicked off its latest installment with a sketch poking fun at Biden’s recent meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that included discussion of China’s […]

Christopher Nolan on the Danger of Streaming-Only Films Disappearing: “It Will Need to Be Fixed”

Christopher Nolan is addressing the concern that filmmakers’ projects could vanish if they are removed from streaming platforms and not available to be seen via physical media. During a conversation with The Washington Post published online Friday, the Oppenheimer director discussed his film’s upcoming home release. Nolan clarified that a comment he made at a […]