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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 […]

Angelica Ross Spills All on Emma Roberts, Ryan Murphy and Hollywood Future: “This Is Not My First Time at the Rodeo”

Angelica Ross never needed Hollywood. Long before she got famous on Pose — burning up the screen playing ballroom diva Candy Ferocity, who stole season four by starring in an episode set at her own funeral — she was already an accomplished activist and self-taught computer coder who founded TransTech Summit, which helps trans people […]

Rick Cordella Named President of NBC Sports

NBC Sports has found its next leader. Rick Cordella, a 17-year NBCUniversal veteran, is being elevated to president of NBC Sports. Cordella has held several roles in the company during his tenure and is currently president, programming for NBC Sports and Peacock Sports. He’ll take over as head of the division from Pete Bevacqua, who […]

Ken Burns Distances Himself From Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas After Photo

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns began trending on social media Friday for appearing in a photo with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and billionaire David Koch. However, Burns said he does not have a relationship with Thomas, other than taking the photo. Koch has funded one of Burns’ documentaries.  “Around ten years ago, Ken was stopped […]

Hollywood’s Troubleshooters: Who the Stars Call to Put Out Fires and Prevent Future Disasters

Whether it’s defending against criminal charges, negotiating a prenup or suing an employer, having a top-notch lawyer is a must. But when you’re famous and living under the microscope of public scrutiny, it takes a specialist who can navigate the law and the media. Enter The Troubleshooters, the lawyers Hollywood calls when it’s time to […]

Jon Stewart Stops by ‘Strike Force Five’ Podcast, Reveals How He Fills Void Left by ‘Daily Show’

The Strike Force Five live podcast taping in Vegas this weekend may have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the striking late night hosts from releasing a new, taped episode of their podcast early Friday. In the latest episode, the seventh in a series, the group of Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers […]

Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Lands $750K in Previews on Way to Franchise Worst Opening

Lionsgate and Millenium’s Expendables 4 has hit theaters with $750,000 in Thursday night grosses, with expectations that the film will undoubtedly be a franchise low. The $100 million budgeted film, financed by Millenium, had been looking to open in the $15 million range, with some estimates on the high end placing it closer to $17 […]

How Las Vegas, Once a Sports Desert, Became a Super Bowl-Hosting Sports Capital

Before the 2017 NHL season and the debut of the Golden Knights, Las Vegas had no professional sports franchises — in fact, the idea of allowing teams to play in a city where sports betting was legal seemed dicey at best. This year, the Knights and the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces both won championships. The […]

Participant Launches Education Fund Inspired By Eugenio Derbez’s Upcoming Film ‘Radical’

Participant continues to work at the intersection of film and social impact. In honor of its upcoming release Radical, based on the true story of Mexican schoolteacher Sergio Juárez Correa, who used immersive education techniques to help elevate his students from mostly failing to among the top in the nation, the studio is launching a […]

‘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 […]

André Bishop to Step Down From Lincoln Center Theater After 2024-2025 Season

André Bishop will step down from his role as producing artistic director of Lincoln Center Theater next year, after having worked at the nonprofit theater company for 33 years.  Bishop will depart at the end of the theater’s 2024-2025 season and the board of Lincoln Center Theater will launch a search for his successor “in […]

‘NCIS’ Oral History as Show Turns 20: Cast Exits, Surprise Success and Tackling Politics

Although NCIS was well-liked from the get-go, not even an elite investigation could have foreseen the show becoming a hit that would span decades and launch a franchise. It began in spring 2003 as a backdoor pilot for CBS’ sturdy military-law procedural JAG. Co-created by JAG mastermind Donald P. Bellisario (Magnum, P.I., Quantum Leap) and […]

When Rupert Murdoch’s Empire Was at Its Peak

The last time Rupert Murdoch believed that he had created the Next Big Thing, he celebrated at the Temple of Dendur. The Roman Egyptian temple, completed in 10 BCE, was dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis, who was believed to help the dead enter the afterlife. Now a few Millennia later, the Temple of Dendur […]

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Teaser Has Players Competing in Real Life for Record-Setting Cash Prize

The games have officially become a reality in Netflix’s upcoming series Squid Game: The Challenge. The reality show, based on the streamer’s popular global dystopian series Squid Game, follows 456 real players from around the world who enter the competition show in pursuit of a record-setting cash prize of $4.56 million. The players will compete […]

How the Entertainment Community Fund Is Supporting Workers Impacted by the Strikes

Welcome to the 231st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

Amazon to Bring Commercials Into Prime Video

Another formerly ad-free streaming service is adding commercials to its programming. Amazon announced Friday morning that its Prime Video service will feature limited ads beginning in early 2024 (an exact date for the rollout is to be determined). What’s more, the ad tier will be the default option for Prime Video, which is included in […]

Sex Pistols Documentary in Works Based on Memoir by Founding Member Glen Matlock (Exclusive)

Legendary British punk rockers The Sex Pistols are getting a new documentary, this time based on the memoir by one of its original bandmembers. I Was a Teenage Sex Pistol, adapted from the tell-all 1990 novel by bassist Glen Matlock, is being developed, with VMI Worldwide producing The film will follow Matlock’s journey as a […]

Lizzo Accepts Humanitarian Honor After Being Hit With Second Lawsuit: “I Really Needed This Right Now”

Just hours after Lizzo was hit with a second lawsuit with claims of creating a hostile work environment, the star accepted the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) gala in Los Angeles. After skipping the red carpet portion of the evening, Lizzo took the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel […]