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Sydney Odman

Assistant to the Editorial Director

Sydney Odman is the Assistant to the Editorial Director Nekesa Moody at The Hollywood Reporter. In addition to her role, she covers film, TV, lifestyle, events and more. She began at THR as an Online Intern in 2017 and 2018, and later continued her work as a freelance writer. Prior to taking on her current role, Sydney worked in film publicity at Amazon Studios. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

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Shine Global’s Children’s Resilience in Film Awards Give $15,000 to Deaf Documentary ‘Name Me Lawand’

Nonprofit media company Shine Global celebrated its second annual Children’s Resilience in Film Awards at Paramount Studios ​on Tuesday night. Recognizing films and filmmakers around the world that highlight the resilience and strength of children in the face of adversities such as poverty, violence, illness and discrimination, the awards honored documentary Name Me Lawand with […]

‘The Continental’ EPs on “Terrifying” Undertaking of a ‘John Wick’ Spinoff Without Keanu Reeves

While promoting Peacock’s John Wick spinoff series The Continental: From the World of John Wick, executive producer Basil Iwanyk acknowledges the elephant in the room: How does one explore the John Wick universe without the eponymous star — played by Keanu Reeves — himself? “It’s hard to look at: OK, why does a movie or […]

Selena Gomez Talks the Future of AI in Music, Why She Will Never Watch Her Documentary Again

As the most followed woman on Instagram with a staggering 429 million followers, Selena Gomez has never been much concerned with social media success. “I’ve never really cared about that stuff,” Gomez said at Universal Music Group and Thrive Global’s Music & Health Conference on Tuesday afternoon. “I suppose I’m grateful for the platform, and […]

A Day of Unreasonable Conversation Event Launches $125,000 TV Writers Fellowship

Social-impact agency Propper Daley’s annual TV creators gathering A Day of Unreasonable Conversation has launched the Unreasonable Fellowship, an initiative for television writers to create stories that explore important social issues and inspire meaningful change in media. In partnership with philanthropic organization Quadrivium, the inaugural Unreasonable Fellowship will focus on climate change, with the ultimate […]

‘Ahsoka’ Confronts the Past of ‘Star Wars’

[This story contains spoilers for Ahoska episode five.] Ahsoka episode five takes a break from the conflict at hand to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane — one that expands on a major cameo revealed at the end of last week’s episode. Directed and written by Dave Filoni, the midseason episode picks up right […]

Doja Cat Performs New Singles at 2023 VMAs: “Attention,” “Paint the Town Red” and “Demons”

Doja Cat is no stranger to the MTV Video Music Awards stage, having performed for the first time in 2020, then again in 2021, when she showcased her acrobatic skills. She even hosted the awards show in 2021. This time around, the singer-rapper returns to the VMAs as a nominee, former winner and performer. Introduced […]

VMAs: Demi Lovato Hits the MTV Stage for the First Time in Six Years With Rock Medley of Hit Songs

Demi Lovato returned to the VMAs stage for the first time in six years Tuesday night. Backed by an all-female band, at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, Lovato dove into a rock rendition of some of her biggest hits, including “Heart Attack,” “Sorry Not Sorry” and “Cool for the Summer.” In the audience, stars […]

VMAs: Anitta Puts on Dance-Filled Performance of Hit Songs “Used to Be,” “Funk Rave” and “Grip”

Grammy nominee and global sensation Anitta took the VMAs stage for the second time Tuesday night. Surrounded by a large group of neon backup dancers, Anitta transformed Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center into a full-on dance party to perform hit songs off her latest EP, Funk Generation: A Favela Love Story. Introduced by Outer Banks […]

VMAs: Olivia Rodrigo Gives Explosive Performance of “Vampire” and “Get Him Back!”

Coming off the release of her sophomore album Guts, VMA nominee Olivia Rodrigo hit the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards stage to perform two songs off the new record. As the second performer of the night, Rodrigo opened her set with the first Guts single, “Vampire,” a track that’s nominated for video of the year, […]

Brazilian Actress Suzana Pires Talks the Release of Feminist Empowerment Book ‘Unleashed’

In order to raise money for her budding women’s empowerment nonprofit Dona de Si, Brazilian actress Suzana Pires had to get creative. Her solution? Selling her entire designer bag collection. “In Brazil, we don’t have these [fundraising] methods [like in America],” Pires explains. “So I looked at my closet and I saw my Chanel bag […]

‘Better Call Saul’ Star Rhea Seehorn on Why She’s Not Completely Saying Goodbye to Kim Wexler

Whenever she finds herself in a room surrounded by TV’s biggest stars, Rhea Seehorn is always looking for Bob Odenkirk. “He’s my partner in crime,” the Better Call Saul star says of her co-star. This awards season will likely be no different, as Seehorn, Odenkirk and the AMC series are all nominated once again for […]

John Legend Fights to End Mass Incarceration: “There’s Got to Be a Better Answer”

On top of his day job of, well, being John Legend, the EGOT winner also leads his nonprofit, FreeAmerica. Legend’s social-impact organization has two main initiatives: Unlocked Futures, a campaign to end mass incarceration through storytelling, education and policy reform, and HumanLevel, a movement to uplift communities disproportionately impacted by institutionalized racism by working hands-on […]