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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Ski Trial: The 9 Most Bizarre Moments

While Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski crash trial didn’t exactly deliver the same level of celebrity drama as Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard, the eight-day showdown in Park City, Utah, still managed to offer plenty of bizarre moments in the lead-up to Thursday’s climax where the jury ruled Paltrow was not liable in plaintiff Dr. Terry Sanderson’s […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Ski Crash Trial, Jury Verdict Awards Her $1

Gwyneth Paltrow may have lost half a day of skiing — and spent seven years fighting litigation — but she has won her contentious ski slope collision trial. After eight days of testimony in Park City, the Oscar-winning actress and wellness mogul was found not liable in retired optometrist Dr. Terry Sanderson’s lawsuit claiming that […]

Paramount+ Orders Diverse, Teen-Focused ‘Star Trek: Starfleet Academy’ Series

It’s official: Paramount+ has ordered a Starfleet Academy TV series. After more than a year in development, the streamer has greenlit Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, plus released a description of the show. The new series description and quote below from the showrunners seems to hint at a more soapy YA Trek than the other shows, […]

‘Joy Luck Club’ Star Kieu Chinh Joins Apple Crime Drama ‘Sinking Spring’

The Joy Luck Club star Kieu Chinh has joined the ensemble cast of Apple TV+’s upcoming crime drama series Sinking Spring. Chinh will play a crime family matriarch in the series, which “follows long-time Philly friends and delinquents who pose as DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the countryside, only to have their […]

‘Barry’ Season 4 Official Trailer Gives a Dire Look at Final Season

The official trailer for the fourth and final season of HBO’s Barry shows Bill Hader’s hitman in prison and seeking redemption while those he left behind struggle with the impact of his murderous past. The Emmy-winning comedy debuts the first two of its eight final episodes Sunday, April 16. “It’s been an amazing journey making […]

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Renewed for Season 3 and Returns in June

Even before season two premieres, Paramount+ is renewing Star Trek: Strange New Worlds for a third season. The company has ordered another 10 episodes of the popular Star Trek series. In addition, Paramount+ announced Strange New Worlds will return Thursday, June 15, for its second season. The animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks has been […]

Horse Dies on Amazon’s ‘The Rings of Power’ Set, PETA Calls for Use of CGI Animals

A tragedy has occurred on the set of Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — a production horse perished during rehearsals for a season two scene. The horse died March 21 of cardiac arrest, the studio confirmed. “We are deeply saddened to confirm that a production horse died,” an Amazon Studios […]

Gwyneth Paltrow Grilled on Witness Stand in Ski Crash Trial

Gwyneth Paltrow took the witness stand Friday in the civil trial that has pitted the Oscar winner against a retired optometrist with whom she collided during a ski trip in 2016. A 76-year-old optometrist, Dr. Terry Sanderson, has accused the actress and wellness guru of a hit-and-run crash — slamming into him while skiing on […]

Kiefer Sutherland on ‘Rabbit Hole’ and Looking Back at ‘The Lost Boys’

Kiefer Sutherland returns to TV on Sunday with his new Paramount+ series Rabbit Hole — the actor’s latest thriller following Fox’s iconic 24 and his ABC/Netflix series Designated Survivor. The 56-year-old Sutherland delivers his trademark mix of charm, intensity and desert-dry humor as he plays John Weir, a morally shady corporate spy who finds himself […]

‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ Ending: Keanu Reeves Explains That Emotional Surprise

[This story contains a major spoiler for John Wick: Chapter 4] The ending of John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming as a shock for fans. Wick wins his climatic duel against the villainous Marquis Vincent de Gramont (Bill Skarsgard) yet is seemingly fatally wounded, having finally suffered one gunshot too many. He utters his late […]

Gladiators Are Back: Hollywood Readies 3 Rival Projects

Do you like movies about gladiators? Hollywood is betting you do. There are a trio of sword-and-sandal epics in the works, including a long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s Oscar-winning 2000 movie Gladiator and a reboot of Starz’ groundbreaking TV series Spartacus. The curious surge of Ancient Rome titles in the pipeline seems to be purely […]

Oliver Stone Releases Trailer for His Pro-Nuclear Energy Movie, ‘Nuclear Now’

Oliver Stone’s new film is once again taking a provocative stance on a hot-button issue, this time tackling climate change. His upcoming documentary Nuclear Now (trailer below) makes the case that nuclear energy is the best solution to meet global energy needs. The film — previously titled Nuclear — premiered at the Venice Film Festival […]