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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

‘Saw X’ Gets Franchise’s Best Reviews, First “Fresh” Rotten Tomatoes Score

A Saw movie is actually getting good reviews. Saw X — the 10th entry in the long-running gory horror franchise that opens this week — has Rotten Tomatoes score of 84 percent “fresh.” While more reviews will be added (the film has 62 reviews so far, including 18 “top critics” like The Hollywood Reporter’s review), […]

‘Naked Attraction’ Surges to Become Max’s “Most Popular” Show

The people have spoken, and they want to see the peen. Naked Attraction has surged to capture the top spot on Max streaming service’s “Most Popular” series list a week after its U.S. release. That’s pretty impressive for a 7-year-old British reality show that was added to Max with zero fanfare on Sept. 20. Media […]

Chevy Chase Bashes ‘Community’: “The Show Wasn’t Funny Enough”

Chevy Chase has once again taken aim at his former sitcom Community. The 79-year-old actor says NBC’s comedy series, which ran for six seasons, wasn’t funny enough for him. Appearing on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, Chase was asked about the series and declared, “Honestly, I felt the show wasn’t funny enough for me, ultimately … […]

ABC Moves Forward With ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Premiere After Considering Delay

With a tentative deal reached between writers and the studios and streamers, ABC has decided to move forward with its premiere of the 32nd season of Dancing With the Stars. As of late last week, ABC was considering delaying the return of the veteran reality dance competition after strikers picketed outside the show’s rehearsal spaces […]

‘Rick and Morty’ Season 7 Trailer Reveals New Voice Actors

Adult Swim has revealed the season seven trailer for Rick and Morty and, along with it, the show’s new voice talent for its titular main characters. Below is the first trailer for the new season, which features voice actors replacing co-creator Justin Roiland, who was dismissed from show due to misconduct allegations. In an unusual […]

‘Naked Attraction,’ Brutal Full-Frontal Nude Dating Show, Quietly Added to Max

It’s like being on Tinder, but so much worse. One of the U.K.’s most infamous dating shows (censored trailer below) was quietly added to the Max streaming service last week, and it’s already causing quite a stir. The streamer has imported six seasons of Naked Attraction, a game show that promises to “start where a […]

‘One Piece’ Quickly Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

One Piece isn’t going to be a one-off. Netflix has renewed the charming adventure series for a second season. Executive producer (and creator of the original manga) Eiichiro Oda said in video announcing the pickup on Thursday: “To the Straw Hat Grand Fleet: What did you think of Season 1 of the live-action One Piece? […]

‘Frasier’ Trailer Brings Back Kelsey Grammer in Sitcom Revival

Kelsey Grammer appears to have slipped effortlessly back into his famed sitcom character Frasier Crane in the first trailer for Paramount+’s revival of the classic NBC series. “Fraiser is back … and he’s basically the same,” declares the trailer below, which shows the snooty shrink in the next chapter of his life as he returns […]

Donald Glover’s ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Remake Delayed to 2024

With no end in sight for the writers and actors strikes, another title is getting pushed to early next year: Prime Video’s reimagining of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The project was originally scheduled for a November release and is from co-creators and executive producers Donald Glover (Atlanta) and Francesca Sloane (Fargo), starring Glover as John Smith […]

‘Aquaman 2’ Director James Wan Admits Having Trailers for Trailers Is Silly

On Sunday, Warner Bros. released a trailer for the trailer of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The 30-second hype-blast of aquatic action and Jason Momoa brooding teased that the actual trailer would arrive in four days (so, Thursday). But for now, the studio served up a piece of video that is trailer-esque, but played more […]

‘Milli Vanilli’ Trailer Tells Untold Story of Music’s Most Infamous Con

The rise and fall of pop duo Milli Vanilli is the subject of a new feature-length documentary coming to Paramount+. Below is the trailer for Milli Vanilli, the story of Robert “Rob” Pilatus and Fabrice “Fab” Morvan whose pop superstardom was abruptly cut short following a lip-synching controversy. The film — which made its world […]

Drew Barrymore Dropped as Awards Ceremony Host Due to Resuming Show Amid Strike

In another example of protest against Drew Barrymore’s decision to resume her daytime talk show, The National Book Foundation has said they’re dropping Barrymore as host of their upcoming awards ceremony. Barrymore was previously announced in July as the host of the ceremony, which takes place in New York on Nov. 15. In a post […]