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Degen Pener

Deputy Editor

Degen Pener is the Deputy Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. He oversees style, lifestyle and culture coverage, including stories on real estate, philanthropy, fashion, beauty, art, travel, dining and spirits, automotive, watches and jewelry, design and architecture and shopping. He has previously written for The New York Times, Out, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Wallpaper, Veranda and New York Magazine.

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Inside Schiaparelli’s L.A. Party With Jennifer Lopez, Designer Daniel Roseberry and Evil Eye Cookies

“The relationship between fashion and celebrities can feel very transactional,” said Daniel Roseberry, the Hollywood-loved artistic director of Schiaparelli, at a party for the brand on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Los Angeles. All around him at the event — held at the iconic Mayan-style John Sowden House in Los Feliz, designed in 1926 by Lloyd […]

Ed Sheeran Reveals G-Shock Watch Collab with John Mayer and Hodinkee

During the North American dates of Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour, some fans spotted a bright yellow watch on the singer’s wrist at concert venues and assumed it might be a one-of-a-kind custom piece. It turns out that’s partly true. As revealed today, the musician has worked with watch news and shopping site Hodinkee, G-Shock and […]

Kygo’s Manager, Myles Shear, Buys $8.6M Waterfront Miami Beach House (Exclusive)

Myles Shear, music manager to Norwegian DJ and record producer Kygo, has just closed on a new waterfront home in Miami Beach, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The price: $8.6 million. According to public records, Shear has acquired a 5,000-square-foot, five-bedroom house sited on a waterway not far from Miami Beach’s main strip of hotels […]

Nancy Sinatra’s Mod Midcentury Former Home in Beverly Hills Lists for $2.95M (Exclusive)

The former Beverly Hills home of singer Nancy Sinatra — where she was once photographed with some of her iconic made-for-walkin’ boots — is hitting the market for $2.95 million. Much of the midcentury property remains the way it was when Sinatra owned the home in the 1960s. “It’s been my family home for 50 […]

Kevin Smith Selling L.A. Home, Bought from Ben Affleck, for $5.995M

Kevin Smith has listed a Los Angeles home for $5.995 million that he first saw in 2001 when his friend Ben Affleck owned it. The Clerks, Clerks III, Chasing Amy and Mall Rats director and his wife, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith, were invited to a Fourth of July barbecue at Affleck’s house that year. Smith told […]

Mauricio Umansky to Host The Hollywood Reporter’s L.A. Power Broker Awards at Madonna’s Former Home

Mauricio Umansky, the co-founder of real-estate brokerage The Agency — who also stars on Netflix’s Buying Beverly Hills and is a contestant on the new season of Dancing with the Stars premiering on Tuesday — is set to follow up his dancing debut by hosting The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual L.A. Power Broker Awards. The evening will […]

The Newest L.A. Boutiques to Shop Now, From Fine Lab-Grown Jewelry and IWC Watches to Cult-Favorite Fragrances

Los Angeles welcomes its first Trudon candle and fragrance store and BR Home's brick-and-mortar debut, while Jean Dousset spotlights lab-grown diamond jewelry at its new shop and L’Agence opens in Beverly Hills.

LP Becomes Ambassador of Sustainable Jeanswear Brand Coreva Design by Candiani Denim

Candiani Denim has unveiled the first jeanswear brand with natural, biodegradable yet stretchy fabric ever produced and distributed to date. Coreva Design, the name of the new line, takes advantage of the elastic properties of a plant material, derived from natural rubber, to provide comfort without having to resort to the use of synthetic yarns. […]

‘Million Dollar Listing’ Star Josh Flagg Launches Media Company Spotlighting Real Estate Content Creators

Josh Flagg, one of real estate’s most recognizable personalities thanks to his long-running presence on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles, has announced that he’s started a media business. The new Estate Media — launched with former Amazon Prime Video and Roku content-acquisition exec Griff O’Brien and Andrew Shanfeld, co-founder of real estate private equity […]

Meet Maya, an AI Real Estate Expert Launched by Celebrity Agent Fredrik Eklund

Real estate agents are already using ChatGPT to help write listing descriptions, while prop tech, short for property technology, is one of the hottest areas of development in the real estate world, from artificial intelligence-powered interior design generator ReImagine Home (which can be used by potential buyers to quickly envisage how a home could be […]

Real Estate Agent to the Stars Jordan Cohen Is Sharing His Selling Secrets in New Book

Jordan Cohen is quite possibly the most ebullient person you will ever talk to. His sunny attitude comes through the minute he picks up the phone to talk about his new book. It’s perhaps the key reason he’s become the no. 1 RE/MAX real estate agent in the world and a go-to agent who sells […]

Kelsea Ballerini Got “Goosebumps” on Her First Trip to Venice for Armani’s Couture Show

Kelsea Ballerini got “goosebumps” on her first-ever trip to Venice, she tells The Hollywood Reporter. The singer-songwriter visited the glamorous City of Canals with boyfriend Chase Stokes to attend designer Giorgio Armani’s “One Night Only” event on Sept. 2, which included a haute-couture presentation and party for around 500 guests. “The pieces themselves were stunning. […]