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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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No, Says Kim Cattrall, I Did Not Channel Samantha Jones in My New Skims Campaign

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, Skims, dropped a new ad campaign in October, and the lineup of talent included none other than Kim Cattrall. The 67-year-old appears wearing self-styled looks that, as she puts it, make her feel “freakin’ fabulous.” She took a break from a French vacation to speak with The Hollywood Reporter about all […]

Paris Hilton’s Walmart Journey: From Reality Show Dis to Business Partners

Back in the early aughts, heiress Paris Hilton and party pal/BFF Nicole Richie temporarily relocated to Arkansas to portray misplaced socialites doing their best to fit in on a family farm for the Fox reality show The Simple Life. In a 2003 episode, Hilton shocked her hosts during dinner when she played dumb and asked, “What […]

Yvette Nicole Brown, Tig Notaro and Tembi Locke Set for Symposium Focused on End of Life Discussions

Yvette Nicole Brown, Tig Notaro and Tembi Locke are ready to talk about death. They are set to participate in an inaugural symposium from End Well that is scheduled to take place at L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center on Nov. 16. End Well, a nonprofit founded in 2017 by Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider to help reform the […]

Ted Sarandos and Nicole Avant to Host Sense of Home Gala Honoring Charlotte and Gary Gilbert

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is teaming with producer wife Nicole Avant to host A Sense of Home’s gala on Oct. 21. The fundraiser — introduced in 2019 as a way to support the organization’s mission of preventing homelessness by creating first-ever homes for youth aging out of foster care — will honor La La Land producer […]

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy Joins Siblings to Denounce Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Independent Presidential Run

White House hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced on Monday a decision to switch parties in his presidential bid by exiting the Democratic party and running as a third party Independent. The move — revealed during a rally held outside the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia that featured remarks by his actress wife Cheryl Hines of […]

‘Pose’ Star Dominique Jackson on Activism, Agoraphobia and Traveling to Florida Amid Anti-LGBTQ Politics

The National LGBTQ Task Force — a nonprofit that describes itself as “the progressive voice of the LGBTQ movement” — has set its sights on Miami as the host city for the 27th annual Task Force Gala on Oct. 14. The ceremony, presented by St. John’s on the Lake United Methodist Church, will honor Pose breakout […]

Sing Out for Freedom Benefit Concert to Feature Honoree Peppermint, Host Amber Ruffin

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) are teaming up once again to present the annual Sing Out for Freedom benefit concert. The latest, 21st installment is set to take place at NYU’s Skirball Center on Nov. 13. The theme that night will be “Sing Out for Freedom: […]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Confirmed to Present Award to Byron Allen at Visionary Ball in Beverly Hills

The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery is finalizing the details for its upcoming Visionary Ball. The event — scheduled to take place at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday — raises funds and awareness in support of patients who face complex neurological disorders. And the program will be toplined by mogul Byron Allen who is slated to receive one […]

Jamie Lee Curtis Remembers ‘Halloween’ Producer Debra Hill as “Ride or Die” Best Friend at PGA Event

Jamie Lee Curtis turned up at UTA headquarters in Beverly Hills on Thursday to help the Producers Guild of America announce the recipient of a fellowship bestowed upon a producer identified as a next-generational talent. Before she handed over the certificate, the Oscar winning actress looked to the past to honor the fellowship’s namesake, the […]

Sia Drops Signature Wig for Beauty Event to Debut Facelift and Honor Plastic Surgeon: “He Is Incredible”

Chances are, if you’ve seen Sia onstage at any point in recent years, her face was most likely shielded by an oversize (and often very colorful) wig. But the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter left the extra hair at home Sunday when she turned up to the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles to attend the 5th […]

San Vicente Bungalows to Host Pop-Up of Amalfi Coast Restaurant Lo Scoglio Loved by Celebrities

San Vicente Bungalows will soon be offering a taste of the Amalfi Coast. The private membership club, located in West Hollywood, alerted members via monthly newsletter of plans to welcome Lo Scoglio into the fold as a temporary pop-up, beginning as part of its “Sunday Supper” series on Oct. 22 and continuing that week, Oct. […]

Riley Keough Joins Chanel as House Ambassador

Riley Keough has officially been welcomed into the house of Chanel. The Daisy Jones & the Six star, who is currently nominated for an Emmy as outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series for her work in the Prime Video adaptation, has been named a house ambassador, Chanel confirmed on Thursday. She will […]