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Bethany Joy Lenz Names Cult She Was in for 10 Years

After revealing last year that she was a part of a cult for a decade, Bethany Joy Lenz is finally naming the group she joined at the time. When unveiling the cover for her upcoming memoir Dinner for Vampires on Thursday, the cult that the One Tree Hill actress joined was also identified: A church […]

‘Slave Play’ in London: U.K. Prime Minister Calls Plan for Two Black Audiences-Only Shows “Divisive”

A London production of the U.S. play Slave Play, written by actor and playwright Jeremy O. Harris (Zola, Euphoria, Gossip Girl), is making political waves after the U.K. prime minister criticized plans to offer two performances exclusively for Black audiences as “wrong and divisive.” The controversial play is set on a plantation and explores “race, identity and […]

Leslie Jamison on Finding Peace Among the Discourse

When Leslie Jamison began publishing non-fiction books, she entertained a certain fantasy about what would happen when she allowed her work out into the world. “There was a part of me that imagined that I would, at some point, become a person who didn’t feel an intense amount of caring,” she says. “But one lesson […]

Sandra Oh to Star in Off-Broadway Play ‘The Welkin’

Sandra Oh will appear in the Off-Broadway premiere of The Welkin, written by Lucy Kirkwood at Atlantic Theater Company this spring.  Oh, known for her starring roles in Grey’s Anatomy and Killing Eve, among many others, has previously appeared on the New York stage in Off-Broadway productions including Satellites, Stop Kiss and Wild Goose Dreams. […]

L.A. Art Week Crush: What’s On at the Frieze, Felix and Spring/Break Fairs

“L.A. has come of age — I’ve heard that so many times in the past decade. It has always sounded provincial and defensive,” says Dean Valentine, co-founder of the Felix Art Fair. “We’re one of the four or five global capitals of contemporary art. We always had the artists. But now we have the museums, […]

Zendaya Makes “Generous” Donation to Theater Where She Started Acting

Zendaya is honoring her roots in a big way. The Oakland, CA-based California Shakespeare Theater (a.k.a. Cal Shakes), where the Emmy-winning actress got her start, announced that Zendaya made a sizable donation alongside the Women Donors Network to the theater’s North Star Fund.  In a statement shared on Cal Shakes’ website, executive director Clive Worsley […]

The Anti-Frieze: The Best Art Shows to See Outside the Fairs

While Frieze Los Angeles, Felix and Spring/Break Art Show will certainly be the draw of the international collecting crowd descending upon the city for L.A. Art Week (Feb. 26 to March 3), there are plenty of local artists, galleries and events taking place outside an overcrowded tent or booth that are equally worthy of attention. THR rounded […]

Eva Mendes to Release Debut Children’s Book

Eva Mendes is set to release her debut children’s book. Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced Thursday that the actress will release Desi, Mami, and the Never-Ending Worries on Sept. 17, 2024. The book will publish in both English and Spanish. The picture book, illustrated by Abbey Bryant, centers on […]

Ella Beatty to Take Over Elle Fanning’s Role in ‘Appropriate’ on Broadway

Ella Beatty will replace Elle Fanning in Appropriate when it transfers to the Belasco Theatre. A Juilliard grad, Beatty is currently appearing in Ryan Murphy’s FX series Feud: Capote vs. The Swans as Kerry O’Shea. She will next appear in the A24 film, If I Had Legs I’d Kick You with Rose Byrne and A$AP […]

Kelly Bishop to Give ‘Gilmore Girls’ Fans an Intimate Look at Her Life in Upcoming Memoir ‘The Third Gilmore Girl’

Kelly Bishop is returning to Stars Hollow with upcoming memoir The Third Gilmore Girl. The 79-year-old Gilmore Girls alum is set to publish her book on Sept. 17 under Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.  The Third Gilmore Girl delves into Bishop’s remarkable career, from starring as Sheila Bryant in A Chorus Line […]

Jenny Slate to Release Her Second Book in October (Exclusive)

Jenny Slate is returning to one of her most beloved creative outlets: Processing deep personal change through writing the sort of book that only she could write. The comedian, actress, producer and New York Times best-selling author will release her second essay collection Lifeform on Oct. 22. Slate will tackle her journey through motherhood in […]

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ Theater Review: Sarah Snook Is Phenomenal in Bravura Oscar Wilde Adaptation

The Emmy-winning 'Succession' star steps into all 26 roles in Kip Williams' lauded Sydney Theatre Company production on London's West End, with rumored plans in the air for a Broadway run to follow.

Kate Berlant Is Ready to Be Used by Hollywood

In her one-woman show, there’s a running joke that Kate Berlant cannot cry on cue. Throughout the performance, she stands in front of a camera that projects footage of her onto a screen above the stage, contorting her face, willing a single tear to fall until, at long last, she triumphs.  Recently, as she closed […]

Gary Tyler, Artist Wrongfully Imprisoned for 41 Years, Awarded 2024 Frieze L.A. Impact Prize (Exclusive)

Los Angeles-based artist Gary Tyler has been awarded the 2024 Frieze Los Angeles Impact Prize.  The award — which was launched with Endeavor Impact and is presented in partnership this year with The Center for Art and Advocacy — will grant Tyler a solo project at the upcoming Frieze Los Angeles art fair and a […]

Does LACMA Have a Looted Art Problem?

Michael Phillips — producer of The Sting, Taxi Driver and Close Encounters of the Third Kind — learned in early January 2023 that a Buddha sculpture he owned was plundered. An anonymous online activist collective, Lost Arts of Nepal, had publicized a previously published photo of the object, residing on a low glass table in […]

Kate McKinnon to Release Debut Novel in October

Kate McKinnon is set to publish her debut novel. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (LBYR), a division of Hachette Book Group, will publish the Saturday Night Live alum’s novel, it was announced Monday by Megan Tingley, LBYR president and publisher. The book, called The Millicent Quibb School of Etiquette for Young Ladies of Mad […]