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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.

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Damien Chazelle Weighs Prospects of Next Project After Box Office Flop: “‘Babylon’ Didn’t Work at All”

In Hollywood, they say you’re only as good as your last credit. Damien Chazelle is weighing what that means for him following the box office failure of his big-budget film Babylon starring Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Diego Calva. Made for a reported $80 million before marketing costs, the Paramount Pictures release opened to a […]

Selma Blair Parts Ways With CAA, Publicity Team and Lawyer

Selma Blair is changing up her team. The actress has parted ways with her agents at CAA as well as her publicity team at Narrative, sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. It also appears that she’s made changes to her management and legal reps as well. For years, Blair has been represented by manager Troy […]

Natasha Bedingfield and A Great Big World Booked to Perform at Race to Erase MS Gala

Natasha Bedingfield and rockers A Great Big World will share a stage in Century City this summer. They’ve been booked to perform at the Race to Erase MS annual gala, which will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza on May 10. The 31st installment will also feature a fashion show by L’Agence, a silent […]

From Interim to Official: Allegra Madsen Named Executive Director of LGBTQ Org Frameline

Frameline has made it official: Allegra Madsen has been named executive director. Madsen took over the post six months ago on an interim basis but the San Francisco-based LGBTQ+ media arts organization made it official, effective immediately, after an extensive search process led by the firm Scott Miller Executive Search that engaged 150 candidates. “Allegra’s […]

“I’m Bloody Tired of Hiding”: Lynda Obst on Her Trailblazing Career and Devastating Diagnosis

Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 23. The backlash began by sunrise. Barbie received eight nominations, including for best picture, but where were individual nods for director Greta Gerwig or star Margot Robbie, the A-list architects who constructed a billion-dollar blockbuster out of an $18 plastic doll that was born in 1959? […]

Stephen Gaghan Reveals New Details About Heath Ledger’s Death and Devastating Call: “It’s Still Sad”

Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast launched a new limited series today titled “Development Hell” that offers deep dives into Hollywood projects that never made it on screens big or small. The New York Times best-selling author — who serves as co-founder of audio content company Pushkin Industries, home to his podcast — kicked off the […]

Australian Comic Celeste Barber to Hit U.S. and Canada on Backup Dancer Tour

Celeste Barber is headed to North America. The multihyphenate, who has been nicknamed the “Australian Queen of Comedy,” announced this morning that she’ll be hitting the road in May with the Backup Dancer Tour across the United States and Canada. Produced by Live Nation, the 20-plus city tour kicks off with a performance at the […]

Amy Poehler Set for CinemaCon Vanguard Award

Amy Poehler is heading to Las Vegas. The multi-hyphenate has been selected to receive CinemaCon’s Vanguard Award during the convention’s closing night Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace on April 11. Poehler joins a roster of honorees that includes Lupita Nyong’o (Star of the Year) and Shawn Levy (Director of the Year). For Poehler, […]

Da’Vine Joy Randolph Has an Update About Those Extra Oscars Tickets: Mission Accomplished

Da’Vine Joy Randolph is going to the Oscars — and she’ll be bringing a few guests. The actress, cleaning up this awards season for her work opposite Paul Giamatti and Dominic Sessa in Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers, scored a best supporting actress nomination for the upcoming Oscars. While she was invited to the big party […]

Zoe Lister-Jones Comes Out by Revealing New Relationship After Divorce: “I’m Here, I’m Queer”

Zoe Lister-Jones was proud to attend Sunday’s Spirit Awards, and the reason is twofold. First, the multihyphenate talent turned up in Santa Monica to support a pair of nominations for Roku’s Slip, the original series she created, starred in and executive produced alongside a team that includes Dakota Johnson. Reason No. 2: She did so […]

Contemporary Artist Takes Aim at Wellness Culture for L.A. Exhibition: “Art Can Be a Shift in Perception”

Wellness, self-help and “woo woo” culture are the backbone of Nora Turato’s new exhibition so, naturally, it brings the contemporary artist to Los Angeles for her first West Coast outing. Hosted by Wilshire Boulevard gallery Sprüth Magers, it’s not true!!! stop lying! runs from Feb. 28-April 27, and finds Turato playing with words and phrases […]

12 Things the Cameras Missed During the Spirit Awards

Film Independent posted up on Santa Monica Beach on Sunday to present its annual Spirit Awards, the biggest party for the independent film scene. While cameras captured the live show for a stream on YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter was inside the iconic white tent on the beach to bring you all the action you might’ve […]