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Chris Gardner

Award-winning journalist Chris Gardner serves as a Senior Staff Writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He writes Rambling Reporter, a legendary column that dates back to the first issue of the magazine, published Sept. 3, 1930. In addition to writing about Hollywood culture, Gardner moves between breaking news, event coverage, talent interviews and features. He has covered the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, film festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto, and cultural events including the Super Bowl. He has won four L.A. Press Club awards including one for a story that detailed power publicist Nanci Ryder's battle with ALS.

Wondery to Launch ‘Exhibit C: A True Crime Experience Live’ at New York’s Gotham Hall

Wondery is jumping from the airwaves to real life. The premium podcast studio from Amazon is prepping to launch Exhibit C: A True Crime Experience Live at New York’s Gotham Hall on Oct. 24. The one-night-only event promises to “bring to life the world of Exhibit C,” the collection of Wondery podcasts that are “rooted […]

Rebel Wilson Promises to Reveal “Deepest, Darkest Secrets” with Some Laughs in Memoir ‘Rebel Rising’

Rebel Wilson is rising up the ranks to become a memoirist. The multi-hyphenate has struck a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish a memoir titled Rebel Rising that will be rolled out globally in hardcover, ebook and audio on April 2, 2024. Wilson will narrate the audiobook. The book will track her “unconventional journey” […]

Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Kristen Bell and Ana Gasteyer Set for Groundlings Improv Musical Fundraiser

The Groundlings has entered the chat. The iconic sketch comedy troupe is mounting an improv musical fundraiser titled One Night Only that will serve as a benefit for below-the-line workers impacted by Hollywood’s dual strikes via the Motion Picture & Television Fund. The show will be performed at the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center at […]

Miami Film Festival Appoints James Woolley as Executive Director

The Miami Film Festival has a new executive director: James Woolley. The festival veteran has been selected to oversee festival operations and activities while nurturing relationships with filmmakers, distributors, sponsors, donors and the greater Miami film community. The news was announced by Miami Dade College, which puts on the fest. Woolley joins after serving as executive […]

Timothée Chalamet and Martin Scorsese Catch up During Intimate Dinner to Celebrate Chanel Campaign

While the fashion set focused on France for the ongoing Paris Fashion Week, Chanel managed to sneak in a chic dinner over the weekend in New York City for a couple of its A-list collaborators. Timothée Chalamet ducked into Bemelmans Bar at the famed Carlyle Hotel on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where he […]

Zendaya Steps Out in Daring White Dress for Louis Vuitton Show During Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week got a dose of Zendaya on Monday. The actress turned up to the star-studded runway presentation for Louis Vuitton in the City of Lights wearing a daring white dress with double zippers. The plunging gown featured a top zipper that was pulled down to her midriff, while the bottom accent was zipped […]

Jodie Turner-Smith Files to Divorce Joshua Jackson After Four Years of Marriage

On the heels of their fourth wedding anniversary, Jodie Turner-Smith has filed to divorce Joshua Jackson. The actress, represented by power lawyer Laura Wasser, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday and cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. The filing, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, also lists the date of separation […]

‘Barbie’ Director Greta Gerwig Tapped as Guest Artistic Director for AFI Fest

The Barbie phenomenon is spreading to AFI Fest. Greta Gerwig, who directed and co-wrote the billion dollar blockbuster starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, has been tapped to serve as guest artistic director of the Los Angeles-based festival. In the role, Gerwig will curate a number of films to add to the festival lineup and will […]

Sunset Tower Introduces Fleet of Vintage Wheels for Guests

Sunset Tower is ready to take its guests for a spin. The Hollywood-favored hotel has introduced an offer that aligns well with its old Hollywood vibes. The Sunset Boulevard property has partnered with rental agency Hollywood Classic Cars on an arrangement that makes a fleet of wheels available for cruising including vintage rides like a […]

Outfest Board of Directors Says It Plans to Recognize Staff Union

Outfest’s board of directors says it voted to recognize its employee union a day after it laid off nearly half of the workers that had pushed for the effort. The vote took place on Friday during a special session and the film festival nonprofit’s new acting executive director, Zackery Alexander Stephens described it as an […]

Outfest Lays Off 5 Staffers Two Days After Unionization Attempt

Outfest is facing turbulent times. The Los Angeles LGBTQ film festival, which was founded in 1982 and has grown into one of the country’s leading queer festivals, is experiencing upheaval in its ranks as executive director Damien Navarro is stepping aside for a “minimum” 45-day leave of absence. Separately, five staffers were notified Thursday that they […]

‘All of Us Strangers,’ ‘American Fiction’ and ‘The Bikeriders’ Among Selections of AFI Fest

Next month’s AFI Fest is coming into focus. The Los Angeles event — headquartered at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre and set to take place from Oct. 25-29 — has revealed its full lineup including critical favorites that have emerged from the festival circuit so far and a world premiere from director Rob Reiner, Albert Brooks: Defending […]