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Seth Abramovitch

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Seth Abramovitch is a Senior Writer at The Hollywood Reporter and the Southern California Journalism Awards’ 2022 Print Journalist of the Year. He has earned 13 Los Angeles Press Club Awards for stories like “Searching for Shelley Duvall” and “The Tragic End of Witold Zacharewicz.” He has previously written for The Atlantic, New York and Esquire.

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Succession, With Smoothies: Inside the Erewhon Dynasty

Maybe it was in 2014, when its second location opened in the Kardashian-rich foothills of Calabasas. Or was it 2018, when Kanye West tweeted about “Erewhon drip,” sending legions of Yeezy wearers on a mad scramble for (then-bootleg-only) merch? How about the summer of 2022, when TikTok caught on to its Hailey Bieber smoothies ($18 […]

Angelica Ross Spills All on Emma Roberts, Ryan Murphy and Hollywood Future: “This Is Not My First Time at the Rodeo”

Angelica Ross never needed Hollywood. Long before she got famous on Pose — burning up the screen playing ballroom diva Candy Ferocity, who stole season three by starring in an episode set at her own funeral — she was already an accomplished activist and self-taught computer coder who founded TransTech Summit, which helps trans people […]

Hollywood Flashback: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ Shattered Plates and Expectations

As Hollywood fairy tales go, few are as enchanting as that of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, whose second sequel — My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 — opens Sept. 8. It all began in the summer of 1997, with a one-woman show written and performed by Winnipeg-born Nia Vardalos (a former member of Chicago’s […]

John Waters on His Academy Museum Exhibit, His Walk of Fame Star and Real-Life Luggage Thieves

Until recently, with respect to Academy recognition, Hollywood filth king John Waters was batting zero. But the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is poised to correct that with a career-spanning exhibition at the Academy Museum. Set to open to the public on Sept. 17 — with screenings scheduled through October of still shocking […]

Bradley Cooper Defended by Leonard Bernstein Family Over ‘Maestro’ Prosthetic Nose

One day after the debut of the trailer for Maestro, the upcoming movie about Leonard Bernstein directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, the children of the classical music great are defending the film against online charges of antisemitism. The criticism pertains to Cooper’s choice of wearing a prosthetic nose to play Bernstein — and has […]

A Pellicano Target’s Second Act

“So we’re down in Uvalde, right?” Anita Busch tells me in one of the lengthy, emotional conversations we’ve had this summer. She is describing the aftermath of the 2022 Texas mass shooting in which 21 grade-school students and teachers died. “I have the team down here in Uvalde for a fifth time. And we’re getting […]

Hollywood Flashback: ‘Midnight Cowboy’ Rode to Success Despite Its X Rating

Ira Sachs’ Passages (released Aug. 4) — a love triangle involving a gay couple (Ben Whishaw and Franz Rogowski) and a woman (Adèle Exarchopoulos) — drew a rare NC-17 rating from the Motion Picture Association. “The censorship of queer images exists from top to bottom,” Sachs said in protest, while the MPA countered that “sexual […]

‘How to With John Wilson’ Star on Nathan Fielder’s Advice, NXIVM Battles and His Signature Stammer

It can be challenging to describe HBO’s How To with John Wilson to the uninitiated. The show, which debuts its third and final season Friday night, presents itself on its surface as a guide to modern life with 30-minute episodes titles like “How to Find a Public Restroom” and “How to Clean Your Ears.” But […]

Hollywood Flashback: In 1986, ‘The Manhattan Project’ Built a Thriller Around an Atomic Bomb

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which drops July 21, chronicles the Manhattan Project and Trinity, or the creation and detonation of the world’s first nuclear bomb. The Manhattan Project (1986) also chronicles the making of a nuclear weapon — but this one is whipped up from green goo and built in a teenager’s bedroom. The film, from […]

After Her Debilitating Stroke, Tatum O’Neal Attempts to Heal a Fractured Relationship With Dad Ryan O’Neal

Fifty years ago, a novice child actress named Tatum O’Neal captivated the world in Paper Moon, the Great Depression-set classic about a motherless little girl (O’Neal) and a grifter — possibly her father (played by her actual father, Ryan O’Neal) — tasked with transporting her from Kansas to an aunt in Missouri. Her performance — […]

‘Goat Story’ Director on His Voluptuous Heroine Katie Becoming Summer’s Viral Star

Who is the breakout CGI starlet of the summer? It certainly isn’t Ruby Gillman, the “teenage kraken” that gurgled at the box office this weekend. The Little Mermaid? Try again. No, the animated ingenue that has captured internet users’ hearts is Katie (voiced by Mahulena Bocanová) — the buxom, blonde love interest from Goat Story: […]

‘Tron’ Creator Says He’s Taking an Obi-Wan-like Role Behind the Scenes of Third Movie

As Disney ramps up production on the long-gestating Tron 3, aka Tron: Ares — adding Dahmer star Evan Peters to the threequel — the godfather of the Tron universe has given the undertaking his blessing. Stopping by The Hollywood Reporter‘s It Happened in Hollywood podcast, Steven Lisberger — writer/director of 1982’s groundbreaking Tron — says he’s […]