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Spirit Awards Disrupted by Small But Loud Israel-Hamas War Protest Outside Tent

People protesting the Israel-Hamas war outside the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards could be heard inside throughout the ceremony on Sunday afternoon. A handful of protesters were outside the tent located on the beach in Santa Monica playing previously recorded chants on a megaphone such as “free Palestine,” “long live Palestine” and “ceasefire now.” The chants […]

Trump Wins South Carolina, Beating Haley in Her Home State, Further Closing in on GOP Nomination

Donald Trump won South Carolina’s Republican primary on Saturday, beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination. Trump has now swept every contest that counted for Republican delegates, with wins already in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The former president’s latest […]

Nikki Haley on Love of ‘Barbie,’ Black Son-in-Law and Belief That “America Is Not a Racist Country”

In 2021, former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley predicted that former president Donald Trump would “never run for federal office again” because he had “lost any sort of political viability.” Three years later it is clear she underestimated him. It has also become clear that he underestimated her. Among a crowded primary field of more […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Star Colin Jost to Headline 2024 White House Correspondents Dinner

The 2024 White House Correspondents’ Dinner is turning to Saturday Night Live for its entertainment this year. The annual event — a fundraiser for the White House Correspondents’ Association — says that SNL “Weekend Update” host Colin Jost will be this year’s featured entertainer. This year’s WHCA dinner is scheduled for Saturday, April 27. “Colin […]

Grammys Pay Tribute to Oct. 7 Victims of Supernova Music Festival Massacre: “Music Must Always Be Our Safe Space”

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. took to the 2024 Grammys stage to pay tribute to the victims of the Supernova music festival massacre that launched the Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7, 2023. “Tonight, we celebrate the world of music,” he said. “Every one of us, no matter where we’re from, is united by the […]

Donald Trump Ordered to Pay Additional $83.3M to E. Jean Carroll in Defamation Case

A jury has awarded a huge $83.3 million in additional damages to advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who says former President Donald Trump damaged her reputation by calling her a liar after she accused him of sexual assault. The verdict was delivered Friday by a seven-man, two-woman jury in a trial regularly attended by Trump, […]

Trump Wins New Hampshire Primary as Rematch With Biden Appears Increasingly Likely

Former President Donald Trump easily won New Hampshire’s primary on Tuesday, seizing command of the race for the Republican nomination and making a November rematch against President Joe Biden feel all the more inevitable. The result was a setback for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who finished second despite investing significant time and financial resources in a state famous […]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ends Struggling Presidential Bid and Endorses Donald Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis suspended his Republican presidential campaign Sunday, ending his 2024 White House bid just before the New Hampshire primary while endorsing his bitter rival Donald Trump. The decision leaves Trump and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as the last major candidates remaining in the race ahead of Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. This […]

Rory Kennedy on Decision to Denounce Brother Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Presidential Campaign: “I Felt Compelled to Speak Out, Which I Didn’t Want to Do”

Last October, White House hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced a decision to switch parties in his presidential bid by exiting the Democratic party and running as a third-party Independent. The move was quickly denounced by members of his own family, including Oscar-nominated documentarian Rory Kennedy, who joined her siblings in posting a family statement. […]

NewsNation Taps Chris Stirewalt for New Sunday Show

NewsNation is making a play in the crowded and competitive Sunday public affairs show space. The upstart cable news channel — owned by the local TV giant Nexstar — will launch The Hill Sunday beginning March 3. The program will be hosted by Chris Stirewalt, NewsNation’s political editor and the former political editor for Fox […]

Is Joe Biden Still a Blockbuster in Hollywood?

When Los Angeles voters head to the polls March 5 and again in the November general election, President Biden won’t have to sweat the results here and across the state. Nearly twice as many Californians are registered Democrat as they are Republican. In 2020, 71 percent of L.A. County voters picked Biden. But Los Angeles remains popular […]

Trump Wins Iowa Caucuses as Haley and DeSantis Fight for Second Place

Donald Trump decisively won the Iowa caucuses on Monday with his closest rivals languishing far behind, a crucial victory that reinforces the former president’s grip on his party at the outset of the GOP’s 2024 nomination fight. It was not immediately clear who would emerge as the second-place finisher, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or former […]

Biden Reelection Campaign Adds Late Night TV Veteran as Research Director

Can experience generating viral moments on late night TV translate to a political campaign? The Biden-Harris reelection effort is betting that it can. President Biden’s 2024 campaign operation has hired late night TV veteran Andy Crystal as its research director, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Crystal was most recently lead research producer on the Apple […]

A Little Barbie Could Take Nikki Haley All the Way to the White House (Guest Column)

Though Margot Robbie’s delightful tributes to Barbie on the red carpet have become a fun staple this season, seeing a possible homage to Barbie on a presidential debate stage this year was definitely a surprise. During the final, pivotal primary debate on Jan. 10, five days before the Republican Iowa Caucus, former South Carolina governor […]

Susan Sarandon, Charles Dance, Cynthia Nixon Among Stars Supporting South Africa’s Genocide Charges Against Israel

More than two dozen prominent names from the acting world — including Susan Sarandon, Cynthia Nixon, The Crown actors Khalid Abdalla and Tobias Menzies, and Game of Thrones stars Charles Dance, Carice van Houten and Lena Headey — have contributed to a series of videos supporting South Africa’s historic case charging Israel with genocide at […]

‘The View’ Books VP Kamala Harris as 2024 Election Coverage Kicks Into Gear (Exclusive)

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to make her return to the set of ABC’s The View next week, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The booking of Harris kicks off the ABC daytime panel show’s 2024 election coverage, which is expected to feature interviews with journalists, elected officials and other guests, including both Republicans and […]