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Kirsten Chuba

Events Editor

Kirsten Chuba oversees THR's events coverage, frequently covering red carpets, panels and awards shows as well as writing feature stories and interviews for print and online. She is based in Los Angeles, where she also grew up, and joined THR as a staffer in 2018 after starting as an intern.

L.A.’s Larchmont Village Is “Really a Shopping Street Again”

“I call it the new Larchmont. It’s rocking,” says Louis Eafalla, who has been operating his Village Heights gift shop in Larchmont Village for 17 years. “It’s really a shopping street again.” The area — which features more than 50 stores and restaurants packed along Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly Boulevard and First Street — was established in 1921, […]

Sheryl Lee Ralph Recalls Criticism Over Speaking Out During the AIDS Crisis: “People Told Me to Shut Up”

Sheryl Lee Ralph received a special honor at Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards on Saturday night, where she was recognized for her longtime activism in the HIV/AIDS community. While accepting the inaugural Sheryl Lee Ralph Legacy Award, the Abbott Elementary star admitted that she “never, ever dreamed that someone would be naming an award after […]

Events of the Week: ‘Dicks: The Musical,’ ‘The Creator’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for Dicks: The Musical, The Creator, Cassandro and Chanel’s Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023 dinner. Feeding America for Hunger Action Month For Hunger Action Day on Sept. 15, Feeding America hosted events across the east and west coast to […]

Lizzo Accepts Humanitarian Honor After Being Hit With Second Lawsuit: “I Really Needed This Right Now”

Just hours after Lizzo was hit with a second lawsuit with claims of creating a hostile work environment, the star accepted the Quincy Jones Humanitarian Award at the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) gala in Los Angeles. After skipping the red carpet portion of the evening, Lizzo took the stage at the Beverly Hilton hotel […]

Eva Longoria Says Most Painful Part of Strikes Is Not Being Able to Support “Amazing Work That Our Community Is Doing” Amid Wave of Latinx Projects

Eva Longoria took part in a sit-down conversation on Wednesday with nonprofit organization 19th News, where the director and star weighed in on the ongoing writers and actors strikes. In between reflecting on her career and the recent success of her feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot, Longoria noted when talking to people while on the […]

Bill Nye to Give Fireside Chat at Emerson Collective’s First-Ever Climate Science Fair

Emerson Collective, the social change organization led by Laurene Powell Jobs, is hosting the first-ever Climate Science Fair from Sept. 20- 23 during Climate Week NYC, with a special appearance by Bill Nye. The four-day interactive event will take place along Manhattan’s iconic High Line and showcase groundbreaking climate solutions, performances and hands-on workshops from entrepreneurs, scientists and artists. The […]

Events of the Week: Kering Foundation Dinner, ‘The Continental’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including the Kering Foundation dinner, The Continental: From the World of John Wick special screening and W Magazine and Chanel’s Sofia Coppola Archive: 1999-2023 celebration. Kelce premiere Philadelphia Eagles captain Jason Kelce, wife Kylie Kelce and mother Donna […]

Salma Hayek Pinault to Be Honored at 2023 Baby2Baby Gala

Baby2Baby, the celeb-loved non-profit that provides basic necessities to children experiencing poverty, announced on Thursday that Salma Hayek Pinault will be honored with the Giving Tree Award at the 2023 Baby2Baby Gala presented by Paul Mitchell. The event will be held in Los Angeles on Nov. 11. The Giving Tree Award is awarded annually to […]

Tom Sandoval, ‘Special Forces’ Stars on Unionizing Reality TV: “If They Run This Show a Million Times, Why Am I Not Getting Residuals On It, Too?”

Amid recent chatter in Hollywood about the need to unionize reality TV — with Bethenny Frankel at the forefront championing for residuals and better treatment of unscripted performers — a number of veteran reality stars weighed in on the idea at the premiere of their latest venture, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, on Tuesday in […]

Tom Sandoval Considered Not Returning to ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Says Filming New Season “Sucked”: “It Was Very Isolating and Hard”

Following the explosive “Scandoval” season of Vanderpump Rules, the hit Bravo reality series recently finished filming its forthcoming 11th season — with Tom Sandoval and without Raquel Leviss — and Sandoval is speaking out on returning to the show after becoming its biggest villain. Sandoval and Leviss caught the world’s attention when it was revealed […]

Events of the Week: NYFW, Soho House Awards and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including events for New York Fashion Week and the Soho House Awards. Chanel’s Lucky Chance Diner Chanel hosted a party on Wednesday to debut the Lucky Chance Diner, a unique fragrance experience in Williamsburg. Guests included Ava Phillippe, Chase […]

Belafonte Family Foundation Sets Inaugural NYC Gala Benefitting Underserved Communities

The Belafonte Family Foundation has announced its inaugural gala, supporting the foundation’s multi-generational philanthropic mission to create access, opportunities and progressive programs for historically underserved youth, adults and communities. The event is set for Oct. 24 at New York City’s Sony Hall, featuring performances, tributes, awards and a live auction. Established in 2020 by the […]