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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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‘Bad Guardian’: Lifetime to Tackle Guardianship Debate With Melissa Joan Hart, La La Anthony

Lifetime is wading into the guardianship debate by greenlighting a fictional movie with the working title The Bad Guardian. Following the headlines and debate surrounding the guardianships of Wendy Williams and Britney Spears, the network has ordered a movie about a court-appointed guardianship gone wrong. The Bad Guardian will star Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the […]

‘Tulsa King’ Rehires Terence Winter for Season 2 After His Exit Amid Creative Tension

Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. Emmy-winning writer Terence Winter is returning to Tulsa King. The Sopranos veteran is back on board the Paramount+ drama after being the showrunner of its 2022 debut season. The series follows a former mobster, played by Sylvester Stallone, who forms a new crime […]

Will Forte Sad After Finally Watching ‘Coyote vs. Acme’: “It’s Incredible”

Actor Will Forte has posted an open letter to the cast and crew of Coyote vs. Acme after he finally got to watch his own film. Amid heavy rumors the film is officially dead following Warner Bros. Discovery’s recent quarterly report that included a mysterious $115 million tax write-off, Forte admitted he assumed the film […]

‘The Rings of Power’ Showrunners Sign New Amazon Deal, Begin Early Work on Season 3 (Exclusive)

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power showrunners have struck a new overall deal with Amazon MGM Studios, a potentially bullish sign for the future of the fantasy series. Patrick McKay and JD Payne have signed a three-year deal which also launches their own production company, 10:40 PM Productions. The duo wrote and executive […]

Willy Wonka Actor at Glasgow Fiasco Speaks Out: “The Script Was AI Gibberish”

One of the actors hired to play Willy Wonka at an “immersive experience” fan event that became a viral sensation for all the wrong reasons is speaking out about what actually went down behind the scenes. The U.K. fan attraction Willy’s Chocolate Experience — which was inspired by Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory […]

Guy Ritchie to Direct a ‘Ray Donovan’ Spinoff ‘The Donovans’ for Paramount+

Paramount+ has ordered a spinoff of its crime drama Ray Donovan that will be directed and executive produced by Guy Ritchie. Titled The Donovans, the new series is “loosely based” on the successful series that ran for seven seasons on Showtime and starred Liev Schreiber as a professional “fixer” in Los Angeles. The official description: […]

Jake Gyllenhaal Responds to Doug Liman Boycotting Their ‘Road House’ Premiere

Jake Gyllenhaal has weighed in on Doug Liman’s decision to boycott the premiere of their upcoming remake of the 1989 action movie Road House. Liman is refusing to attend the film’s March 8 world premiere at the South by Southwest Film & TV Festival next month because the film’s studio, Amazon MGM Studios, is releasing […]

Willy Wonka Immersive Event Leaves Kids in Tears: “It Looks Like a Meth Lab”

An “immersive experience” that promised to transport Willy Wonka fans into a “magical realm” has turned out to be such an epic letdown that customers called the police and compared the attraction to a meth lab. The U.K. event was titled Willy’s Chocolate Experience and charged customers $44 each (photos below). The attraction was not […]

Taylor Sheridan’s Most (and Least) Watched TV Shows, Ranked

When it comes to corralling viewers, Taylor Sheridan is hardly all hat, no cattle. The ultra-prolific writer-director’s Yellowstone universe shows and his other Paramount+ dramas perform quite strongly, helping to heavily prop up the streamer with its 63 million subscribers. Naturally, however, some shows outpull others. Here, The Hollywood Reporter takes a closer look at […]

Jon Stewart Gives His Solution for Israel-Hamas Peace on ‘Daily Show’

Jon Stewart opened his third return episode of The Daily Show by noting his first two episodes generated some controversy, so this week he was going to tackle … the Israel-Hamas war. And during the course of his monologue, Stewart offered a sincere idea for solving the crisis. First, the host delved into the current […]

Netflix Orders Shane Gillis Scripted Series Based on His YouTube Pilot ‘Tires’

Shane Gillis has struck a deal for his first scripted series: a Netflix workplace comedy set in an auto repair shop. The streamer has ordered six episodes of Tires, which is based on a pilot concept Gillis had previously posted on YouTube. The setup: “Will (Steven Gerben), the nervous and unqualified heir to an auto […]

Kevin Costner Breaks Silence: Reveals Trailer for Western Epic ‘Horizon’

Kevin Costner has released the first full trailer for Horizon: An American Saga, his wildly ambitious, four-part post-Civil War Western epic that helped lure the actor away from his other Western — Paramount Network’s Yellowstone. The trailer (below) has a sweeping, old-fashioned grandeur and is full of scenic vistas, gunfights, romance, wagon trains, and a clash […]