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Chris Gardner

Award-winning journalist Chris Gardner serves as a Senior Staff Writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He writes Rambling Reporter, a legendary column that dates back to the first issue of the magazine, published Sept. 3, 1930. In addition to writing about Hollywood culture, Gardner moves between breaking news, event coverage, talent interviews and features. He has covered the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, film festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto, and cultural events including the Super Bowl. He has won four L.A. Press Club awards including one for a story that detailed power publicist Nanci Ryder's battle with ALS.

Reese Witherspoon, Husband Jim Toth Announce “Difficult Decision” to Divorce After 12 Years of Marriage

Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth are going their separate ways. The Oscar-winning actress and producer shared a joint statement on Instagram on Friday, confirming the split that comes just days before the couple was to celebrate their 12th anniversary on Sunday. “We have some personal news to share,” reads the statement. “It is with […]

Usher to Headline Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala

Usher has a date with the Dodgers. The Grammy-winning singer is confirmed to headline the Blue Diamond Gala, the marquee fundraiser for the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation. Set for June 22 at Dodger Stadium, the gala, titled “The Party for L.A.,” and is to be presented by the Los Angeles Dodgers Ownership Group. The whole […]

PR Firm DKC Opens Flagship Office in Century City

DKC has a new home base on the West Coast. The public relations, digital communications and content production agency has opened doors of a new West Coast flagship office. Located on the ground floor at 1801 Century Park East in Century City, the spread features open-concept workspaces, multiple high-design meeting rooms, a product showroom, viewing […]

GLAAD: Racial Diversity Up Among LGBTQ Characters on TV; Overall Representation Drops

After a record-setting showing last year, overall representation of LGBTQ characters on television has decreased from 637 characters to 596 characters while racial diversity has increased to more than 50 percent of those characters being people of color. This is according to the 18th edition of Where We Are on TV, a new report from […]

Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne Remember Lance Reddick at ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ L.A. Premiere

Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre hosted the Los Angeles premiere of Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4 on Monday night and while the festivities had the requisite red carpet, cast, filmmakers and media in place, the focus fell on the missing member of the John Wick family: Lance Reddick. The beloved actor, who reprises his role as […]

Cast of Adele Lim’s Comedy ‘Joy Ride’ to Receive CinemaCon’s Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award

On the heels of a world premiere at SXSW, Adele Lim’s Joy Ride has snagged its first award. The cast of the wild road trip comedy will receive the CinemaCon Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards inside The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 27. From Lionsgate […]

Stylist Law Roach Explains Why He’s Retiring from Celebrity Styling and Whether He’ll Continue to Work With Zendaya

“I am definitely, 100,000 percent retiring.” So says Law Roach in a new and wide-ranging interview with The Cut and its editor-in-chief Lindsay Peoples done directly on the heels of an announcement that shook up the fashion industry this week. The A-list star stylist posted on Instagram that he was bowing out because “the politics, […]

Jason Blum, Nicole Brown, Charles D. King and Scott Stuber Join American Cinematheque Board of Directors

The American Cinematheque is beefing up its board of directors with the addition of four Hollywood heavyweights. Joining the ranks, in alphabetical order, are producer Jason Blum, TriStar Pictures president Nicole Brown, MACRO chief Charles D. King and Netflix film chairman Scott Stuber. American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said the organization is “excited and honored” […]

Sian Heder on How Winning an Oscar Changed Her Life (But Not Her Car)

A new crop of winners will soon find out how owning an Oscar can change one’s life and career, which is why The Hollywood Reporter asked Siân Heder at the recent Spirit Awards how having one has impacted hers. Heder, a winner for best adapted screenplay last year for her work on the best picture […]

Sharon Stone Says She Lost “Half My Money to This Banking Thing,” Breaks Down in Tears During Speech

Sharon Stone prepared some remarks to offer in return for receiving the Courage Award on Thursday night during the Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s (WCRF) An Unforgettable Evening fundraiser. But she didn’t seem to need any help in delivering a speech that, at times, had her in tears and ended with a standing ovation. “I brought […]

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Producer on What Rapper Lil Jon Had to Do With Decision to Take Party Bus to Oscars

The makers of Everything Everywhere All at Once had a celebratory solution for the task of transporting everyone everywhere all at once on Oscar night: a fleet of party buses. The best picture-winning team hit the town in supersized rides, traversing from the 95th Oscars to afterparties including Vanity Fair’s event at the Wallis Annenberg […]

Aaron Taylor-Johnson Strips Down to Underwear, Shows Off Ripped Abs in Calvin Klein Campaign

Michael B. Jordan isn’t the only one who is showing off his Calvins. Two weeks after the Creed III filmmaker and star debuted as part of a spring 2023 drop, Calvin Klein has unveiled additional images from the Mert & Marcus-led “Calvins or nothing” campaign including shots of Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Blackpink’s Jennie, supermodel Kendall Jenner […]