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Jan 15, 2019

Lady Gaga: From Fear of Auditioning to Award-Winning Acting Career

At the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied in the best lead actress category for their performances in A Star Is Born and The Wife respectively. As the Edge of Glory singer… Read More

Jan 12, 2019

Regina King Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress

Three-time Emmy Award-winning actress Regina King just earned her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in honor of her powerful performance in If Beale Street Could Talk. King portrays the nurturing mother Sharon Rivers who supports her daughter,… Read More

Jan 7, 2019

Glenn Close Wins Her Third Golden Globe Award with Her Performance in ‘The Wife’

Forty-five years into her legendary acting career, Glenn Close can now say she is a Golden Globe winner for the third time. The 71-year-old star received Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal… Read More

Dec 24, 2018

Thinking Outside the Box, Producer Franklin Leonard’s Black List Influences What Movies Are Made

“I accidentally changed part of the conversation about which movies get made.” — Franklin Leonard, producer What stories will be told in Hollywood movies in the upcoming years? Will they feature conventional themes and predictable actors and settings with the… Read More

Dec 21, 2018

Goodbye to the Talented Actress and Director Penny Marshall

The trailblazing actress, director, and producer Penny Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday evening at the age of 75. A spokeswoman for the family said she passed peacefully in her Hollywood home. Marshall’s family released a statement saying,… Read More

Dec 17, 2018

Benedict Cumberbatch Loved Playing a Mean Old Grinch

In the animated film The Grinch, Benedict Cumberbatch voices the cantankerous green Grinch who lives atop Mount Crumpit, despises Christmas, and plans to ruin Whoville’s holiday festivities. When asked to play the iconic Dr. Seuss villain whose heart is “two… Read More

Dec 15, 2018

Amazing Stuntwomen for the Stars

  Actresses Scarlett Johansson, Evangeline Lilly, Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Candice Patton receive a lot of praise for their action-packed movie and TV roles. But in this Hollywood Reporter’s Women of Action video, the stars give a lot… Read More

Dec 8, 2018

Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams on the Need to Be Flexible

The 2019 Golden Globe nominations are in, and Nicole Kidman and Amy Adams are on the list. Kidman is up for consideration for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, and Adams is up for not one, but… Read More

Dec 4, 2018

Aubrey Plaza Decides to Test Free Agency

Legion actress Aubrey Plaza has been developing an athletic skill on Tuesday nights over the past few years, and it’s playing recreational basketball. The comic actress isn’t acting when she dribbles, passes and shoots baskets (or at least attempts to)… Read More

Nov 19, 2018

‘The Princess Bride’ Screenwriting Star William Goldman Dies at the Age of 87

William Goldman, writer of the cult-classic film The Princess Bride died on Friday at the age of 87 in New York City. The novelist and screenwriting star is also celebrated for his two Academy Award-winning screenplays, Butch Cassidy and the… Read More

Nov 16, 2018

Goodbye to the Superhero of Marvel Comics Stan Lee

The beloved comic book legend, Stan Lee, passed at the age of 95 on November 12th in Los Angeles after being rushed to the hospital. Although the cause of his death has not yet been released, earlier in the year,… Read More

Nov 12, 2018

Michael Douglas Gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The seventy-four-year-old veteran actor, director, and producer Michael Douglas just got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! For the prestigious event, he was accompanied by his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and his hundred and one-year-old father, the legendary Spartacus… Read More

Nov 12, 2018

Legendary Location Paramount Ranch Burns Down

The Woolsey Fire relentlessly blazed through the legendary Paramount Ranch on November 9th, leaving significant damage to the set of Westworld. The 2,700-acre ranch nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains was the house to numerous large-scale sets built amongst the… Read More

Study Says "Good Guys in Superhero Movies are more Violent than villains
Nov 5, 2018

Study Says “Good Guys” in Superhero Movies More Violent than Villains

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling out “good guy” superheroes on their excessive movie violence. During a presentation in Orlando, Florida on Monday, researchers shared their findings that protagonists in superhero films commit 23 violent acts per hour as… Read More

Nov 4, 2018

Rami Malek Committed to the Role of Freddie Mercury Before He Was Cast

Rami Malek is hearing a lot of Oscar buzz about his magnetic portrayal of British rock star Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. But the most meaningful accolades he’s heard so far have come from Queen’s band members, Brian… Read More