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B.J. Novak on Landing ‘Fresh Air’ Host Terry Gross to Play ‘Queen Bee’ Radio Mogul in His Film ‘Vengeance’

After wrapping an interview with Terry Gross for her NPR radio series Fresh Air in September, B.J. Novak surprised the iconic interviewer with an offer. “I said, ‘Hey, I have a role for you,’ and she was so confused and surprised,” Novak tells THR‘s Kim Masters on a new episode of KCRW’s The Business. The […]

Constance Wu on Challenge of Returning to Work After Having a Baby: “It Was Emotional”

Constance Wu is back. The actress returned July 14 to Twitter after a three-year absence to reveal that she attempted suicide following an online backlash to “careless tweets” she wrote lamenting the renewal of her ABC sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat. Wu, coming off a high-profile run with Hustlers and Crazy Rich Asians, retreated from […]

Which Service Is That Show On? New App Debuts Amid Crowded Streaming Market

In an era of peak TV, and then some, it’s rarely a struggle to find something to watch. Instead, the challenge typically arrives when trying to remember on what platform the thing you want to see is streaming. Enter QEWD. Launched this week, the free app serves as a discovery engine meant to make it […]

ESPY Awards: Full List of Winners

As it turned out, The ESPYs benefitted from having Steph Curry in the building as host because the superstar picked up an armful of awards tonight in Hollywood including best NBA player, best record-breaking performance for most 3-pointers made in league history and a group trophy for best team for his Golden State Warriors. The […]

Linda Evangelista Settles CoolSculpting Suit After “Horrific Ordeal” With Cosmetic Procedure

Linda Evangelista announced on Instagram yesterday that she has settled a lawsuit with CoolSculpting 10 months after alleging that the cosmetic procedure left her “brutally disfigured” and emotionally devastated. “I’m pleased to have settled the CoolSculpting case,” Evangelista shared with 1.2 million followers. “I look forward to the next chapter of my life with friends […]

Veteran Publicist Cari Ross Joins Gersh as Communications Chief

For the first time in the agency’s history, Gersh now has an in-house communications executive. Veteran publicist Cari Ross has joined Gersh to serve as senior vp of communications, working out of the Los Angeles office and overseeing all communications, social media, imaging and press relations, effective immediately. Ross segues to the post after more […]

Shania Twain’s Netflix Documentary ‘Not Just a Girl’ Releases Trailer

“Taking the risks to do things your way can be scary. You gotta be brave.” So says Shania Twain in a voiceover to open the trailer for her new Netflix documentary Not Just a Girl as a yellow convertible cruises down a road against the backdrop of snow-dusted mountains, presumably in Switzerland where the music […]

Denzel Washington Makes Surprise Appearance at MLB All-Star Game to Honor Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game returned to Dodger Stadium today for the first time in more than 40 years, bringing with it a host of Hollywood all-stars to take in the action on the field. But it was Oscar winner Denzel Washington who had the honor of kicking off the Fox telecast as part of […]

Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim Signs With Anonymous Content

Chloe Kim has her sights set on Hollywood. The snowboarding star and two-time Olympic Gold medalist has signed with Anonymous Content for management representation with the intent of broadening her resume with acting work. She’s dabbled in on-screen work already, having appeared in Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” music video, in a cameo opposite Hailee […]

Steph Curry on Why He Texted Drake, Peyton Manning Before Agreeing to Host ESPY Awards

After picking up another NBA championship for the Golden State Warriors in June — the team’s fourth title in eight years — no one could fault Finals MVP Steph Curry for taking it easy through the off-season. But coasting isn’t Curry’s style. On Wednesday, he’ll hit the stage at L.A.’s Dolby Theater as the host […]

‘Madam Secretary’ Star Erich Bergen Joins Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Billy Flynn

Broadway’s Chicago is getting a new Billy Flynn next month: Erich Bergen. The Madam Secretary star assumes the role Aug. 1, hitting the stage at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on a run that continues through Sept. 11. The showing follows a Broadway outing late last year in Waitress, for which he reprised his […]

Milestone Month for Columbia-Trained Women Filmmakers

The summer box office season is typically filled with milestones of the blockbuster variety but this July, Columbia University’s film program is toasting one of its own. Four international female filmmakers (and MFA grads) have their first features hitting theaters this month. The roster includes Nathalie Alvarez Mesen’s Clara Sola, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s Murina, Mounia […]