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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.

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Sharon Horgan Reveals New Writing Process for Upcoming ‘Bad Sisters’ Season: Staying in Bed

At the recent Spirit Awards, Sharon Horgan revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she’s been hard at work writing the second season of her Apple TV+ series Bad Sisters, even if it sounds like she’s stuck in a battle with a snooze button. “Sitting in bed is my new writing process at the moment. It’s […]

San Vicente Bungalows Inches Closer to Santa Monica Expansion With Ocean Boulevard Property

In September, Sunset Tower maître d’ Gabé Doppelt informed the staff that with hotelier Jeff Klein’s blessing, she would soon be departing her post at the industry power spot in favor of a new gig at Klein’s members-only club, San Vicente Bungalows. The job change comes as Klein pushes forward with expansion plans for SVB, […]

Why Barack Obama Dined With Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, the Daniels and More in Brentwood

If you saw a bunch of stars ducking into A.O.C. recently, there was a good reason. President Barack Obama and his Higher Ground production company hosted back-to-back dinners the week of March 13 at the Brentwood hotspot, inviting a slew of Oscar winners, nominees and creative talent, according to multiple sources. Joining Obama and Higher […]

YouTube’s Lyor Cohen to Receive City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award

YouTube and Google’s global head of music Lyor Cohen has been confirmed to receive City of Hope’s highest honor, the Spirit of Life Award, at its fall gala. The veteran music executive will receive the shine on Oct. 18 at West Hollywood’s Pacific Design Center. The Spirit of Life Award is “presented to an esteemed community of […]

‘Ted Lasso’ Introduces New “Lunatic” Soccer Star Played by Maximilian Osinski

There’s a new star on the pitch. The third episode of Ted Lasso’s third season introduced a soccer player so famous he goes by a one-word moniker — Zava. Played by Agents of SHIELD star Maximilian Osinski, Zava will have more screen time as the season unfolds, and the actor is still pinching himself. “I […]

Inside The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Power Stylists Dinner With Megan Thee Stallion, Riley Keough and the Fanning Sisters

To the casual observer, the fashion industry and all the glamorous red carpets, runways, photo shoots and campaigns where its wares are presented, posed and fawned over, the business can, at the very least, seem sprawling and intimidating. But when you get a chance to peek behind the curtain — like The Hollywood Reporter did […]

Zendaya to Receive CinemaCon’s Star of the Year Award

This year is shaping up to be a big one on the big screen for Zendaya. The Euphoria Emmy Award winner has been selected to receive a CinemaCon Star of the Year award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards on April 27. The ceremony, held at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, will […]

Wallis Annenberg to Be Honored at Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai Spring Luncheon

Well-known philanthropist Wallis Annenberg has been selected to receive a humanitarian award from Women’s Guild Cedars-Sinai at the organization’s spring luncheon. Scheduled for April 20, the event will be hosted by TV journalist Wendy Burch inside the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills. Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin has been tapped to present Annenberg with […]

BTS Star Jung Kook Poses Shirtless in New Calvin Klein Campaign

Another BTS superstar has landed a fashion campaign. Jung Kook has debuted as the latest global ambassador for Calvin Klein, posing in a series of shots while wearing items from the brand’s Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear lines for 2023. It marks the singer’s CK debut. “I have been a fan of Calvin […]

Ben Affleck Praises Wife Jennifer Lopez at ‘Air’ Premiere: “You’re Wonderful, Good, Kind, Magnificent and I Love You”

When Ben Affleck presented the world premiere of his new film Air at South by Southwest Film & FTV Festival in Austin earlier this month, the director, producer and star of the Amazon Studios release called it “the most important night of my professional life.” Monday night in Westwood must’ve been a close second. Affleck […]

Valentino Partners With Stylists Including Law Roach for Interpretations of Unboxing Collection

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s latest collection for Valentino is coming alive across the globe (and online) with the help of 10 stylists. Maison Valentino drafted the talents of image architects like Law Roach to put their spins on Unboxing Valentino, Piccioli’s designs for spring/summer 2023. Per the luxury house, “Unboxing celebrates the limitlessness of creative impulse and […]

Owen Wilson Says Wig Did “Heavy Lifting” to Help Him Play Bob Ross-Inspired Character in ‘Paint’

Brit McAdams had an idea, one best explained by a couple of questions. “What if an artist, someone like a Bob Ross, had a lot of power but didn’t use that power for good? What if that person, seemingly the nicest, most polite person on TV, maybe even the world, was not what they seemed […]