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Abid Rahman

International Editor, Digital

Abid Rahman is The Hollywood Reporter's International Editor, Digital and the Today In Entertainment newsletter editor. Based in Hong Kong, Rahman works closely with THR's team of global correspondents to cover some of the fastest growing and most dynamic entertainment markets in the world.

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Netflix’s New Releases Coming in October 2023

Pain Hustlers and new seasons of Big Mouth and Elite are among the high-profile new projects debuting on Netflix in October. Directed by David Yates, Pain Hustlers is a crime drama set in the world of pharmaceuticals. The film, which boasts a starry cast that includes Emily Blunt, Chris Evans and Andy García, debuts on […]

U.K. Regulator Finally Clears Microsoft to Complete $69B Activision Blizzard Deal

Microsoft’s planned, but protracted $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard can be completed after the U.K. competition regulator finally approved the deal on Friday. The software giant made the bid for the video game developer behind Call of Duty, Guitar Hero and Overwatch in January 2022, but the U.K.’s Competition Markets Authority (CMA) blocked the […]

Disney Donates $2M to Support Humanitarian Relief in Israel After Hamas Attack

The Walt Disney Co. is donating $2 million to humanitarian relief efforts in Israel following the devastating terror attacks that hit the country over the weekend. The company is donating $1 million to Magen David Adom, an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies that provides emergency medical and blood […]

UTA Undergoes Another Round of Layoffs

United Talent Agency is undergoing another round of layoffs, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Although it is unclear how many staffers have been let go, the latest cuts should impact less than one percent of UTA’s agents and employees, a source tells THR. “We’ve made the difficult decision to part ways with a small number […]

Singer Sues Jason Derulo Alleging He Dropped Her From Label After She Refused to Have Sex With Him

Singer Emaza Gibson is suing R&B star Jason Derulo for sexual harassment, alleging that he dropped her from his label after she refused to have sex with him. In a complaint filed Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Gibson says Derulo contacted her in August 2021 to sign her as a solo artist to […]

Brett Ratner Immigrates to Israel (Report)

Rush Hour director Brett Ratner has reportedly immigrated to Israel. On Tuesday, The Jerusalem Post’s Walla news site reported that Ratner posted to his Instagram Story a clip of an Israeli immigration certificate and national insurance documents. He captioned the clip in Hebrew, “Brett Shai Ratner.” The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to Ratner’s company […]

Apple Releases First Trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Spy Romp ‘Argylle’

The first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s spy drama Argylle dropped Thursday morning, and in the clip, we see more of the director’s trademark slick action and more of Henry Cavill’s disconcerting haircut. The trailer offers more clues as to the plot of Argylle. We learn that Argylle (Cavill) is a fictional super spy dreamed up […]

Get in There Quick! Drew Carey’s Offer of Free Meals for Striking Writers Set to End

With the Writers Guild strike coming to an end at 12:01 am PT Wednesday, Drew Carey’s now legendary largesse during the stoppage will also be coming to an end. In between offering his congratulations to the WGA West members on the conclusion of the stoppage, Carey tweeted on Tuesday night that striking writers had only […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Concert Film Set for Global Theatrical Release

Swifties of the world unite! Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the concert film of Taylor Swift’s phenomenally successful world tour, is going global. In addition to North America, it was revealed Tuesday that the film will also hit cinemas in more than 100 countries overseas timed to its Oct. 13 domestic launch. “The tour isn’t […]

Tokyo Film Festival: Xiaogang Gu and Mouly Surya to Receive Kurosawa Akira Award

The Tokyo International Film Festival revealed Monday that China’s Xiaogang Gu and Indonesia’s Mouly Surya will jointly receive the festival’s prestigious world cinema honor, the Kurosawa Akira Award, at the upcoming 36th edition of the event. The award, which until last year had been on a 14-year hiatus, is presented to “filmmakers who have made […]

Nicki Minaj’s Husband Under House Arrest for Threatening Rapper Offset

Kenneth Petty, the husband of Nicki Minaj, has been ordered to serve 120 days of home detention after violating the terms of his probation by posting clips on social media that appeared to threaten the rapper Offset. In a court order filed Wednesday in the Central District of California, Petty was ordered to undertake home […]

Vanessa Redgrave to Receive European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award

Oscar-winning actress and longtime activist Vanessa Redgrave will be honored this year with the European Film Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Redgrave will receive the honor at the 36th European Film Awards in Berlin on Dec. 9. An acting icon who has deftly straddled theater, film and television in a career that has spanned more than […]