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L.A.’s Drought: Favorite Low-Water Plants Recommended By A-List Landscape Designers

As Los Angeles enters the dog days of summer, lawns and greenery are looking a little less green amid the city’s drought-induced water restrictions, which allow for outdoor watering only two days a week — in early mornings and nights, at eight minutes per station. In an effort to avoid having a brown front yard […]

Events of the Week: ‘Nope,’ San Diego Comic-Con and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Nope and Ted Lasso, along with a flurry of events for San Diego Comic-Con, the MLB All-Star Game, the ESPYs and Outfest. Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin premiere HBO Max hosted a bloody red […]

‘Barry’ Stars Talk the Show’s Dark Tones and Plans for Season Four: “We’re Going to Manage to Keep Things Funny”

Barry, now in its third season, is up for 14 awards at this year’s Emmys, with two in the same category. Anthony Carrigan, who plays lovable Chechen mobster NoHo Hank, and Henry Winkler, who plays Barry’s (Bill Hader) acting teacher turned biggest threat Gene Cousineau, will go head-to-head this year for supporting actor in a […]

Jordan Peele, ‘Nope’ Stars on Exploring “How People Consume Spectacle” and Taking Inspiration From Unlikely Sources

Nope — Jordan Peele’s latest project, which follows a sibling horse training duo, played by Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer, who encounter a mysterious force over their California ranch — has left audiences guessing about its secretive plot ever since the film’s first trailer dropped in February. It turns out, his cast had many of […]

Why That Reality TV Song Sounds Familiar (But Isn’t)

Tune in to a hit reality show these days and you’re likely to hear a trend: songs extolling the empowered, girlboss lifestyle, from artists you’ve probably never heard of. While the reality landscape was once soundtracked by top 40 hits on shows like The Hills, today’s content takes a different approach, relying heavily on music […]

Events of the Week: ‘The Gray Man,’ ‘Rap Sh!t’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for The Gray Man, Rap Sh!t, Where the Crawdads Sing and DC League of Pets. Where the Crawdads Sing premiere The novel adaptation, produced by Reese Witherspoon, premiered at MoMA in NYC on Monday with […]

Billy Porter Bashes Supreme Court, Calls for New Political Messaging: “The Change Has Already Happened, and We Ain’t Going Back”

Billy Porter, who was honored with the Outfest Achievement Award on Thursday as part of the LGBTQ+ festival’s opening night, used his onstage time for “a soapbox moment,” taking on the Supreme Court and Republican politicians. “Fuck SCOTUS,” Porter declared from the front of downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, following the Court’s recent strike down of […]

Ryan Gosling on Chris Evans’ ‘Gray Man’ Trash ‘Stache and Inspiring ‘Barbie’ Halloween Costumes: “This Is My Dream”

Ryan Gosling is living out his dreams. First, he’s facing off against Chris Evans in high-powered spy flick The Gray Man after having “always wanted to make an action movie,” he told The Hollywood Reporter at the Netflix film’s premiere on Wednesday. “I finally got to do it.” Though the movie is packed with stunt […]

Participant Creates Impact Advisory Council, Names Inaugural Members

Participant announced on Tuesday the creation of its Impact Advisory Council, which will provide feedback and recommendations on the media company’s social impact strategy around campaigns and strengthen connections to those with shared goals. The council is comprised of five leaders in the impact and entertainment space, whose expertise in advancing social issues will help […]

Events of the Week: ‘Only Murders in the Building,’ ‘Black Bird’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Only Murders in the Building, Black Bird, Minions: The Rise of Gru and Mr. Malcolm’s List. Minions: The Rise of Gru premiere Universal debuted its most recent Despicable Me flick in Hollywood on Saturday, […]

‘Black Bird’ Star Taron Egerton on Why He Waited a Year for His ‘Rocketman’ Follow-Up

Since his 2019 portrayal of Elton John in Rocketman, which landed him plenty of critical acclaim and some awards recognition along the way, Taron Egerton has had a quiet couple of years out of the Hollywood spotlight. It turns out that was all in waiting for another project that would match the experience of the […]

Behind the Glistening, Shirtless Scenes of ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Fire Island’ and More: “It Was Definitely a Lot of Oil”

Beyond scoring big at the box office, breaking streaming viewership records or enchanting critics, several of this summer’s hottest projects have one thing in common: oiled-up, skin-baring scenes. Top Gun: Maverick took its own approach to the famous beach volleyball scene of the original, staging an oil-heavy game of beach football with Tom Cruise, Miles […]