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Milestone Month for Columbia-Trained Women Filmmakers

This July, the four international auteurs with MFAs from Columbia University have debuts on the big screen: "It's a beacon for all the others."

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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 […]

Taylor Kitsch on His New Series’ Inevitable Comparison to ‘Dopesick’: “We’re Not F***ing Around”

Taylor Kitsch, now starring opposite Chris Pratt in Amazon’s The Terminal List, next toplines a streaming series about the origins of the opioid crisis. While the premise sounds familiar to Hulu’s Emmy-nominated Dopesick, that doesn’t trouble the 41-year-old actor. “We’re fucking pumped about it and not nervous after Dopesick, not at all,” Kitsch told The Hollywood […]

Anderson Cooper to Host Kering Foundation’s Inaugural Caring for Women Dinner

Kering Foundation — the nonprofit-focused arm of global luxury group Kering — will host the inaugural Caring for Women dinner, a fundraiser to benefit organizations focused on ending gender-based violence. The org has drafted Anderson Cooper to host the Sept. 15 event, which will be held at The Pool on Park Avenue, and has corralled […]

Diane Keaton To Be Honored at Carousel of Hope Ball

The Carousel of Hope Ball will return to an in-person affair this fall and organizers have invited Diane Keaton to take the stage and receive the Brass Ring Award. A longtime supporter of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, Keaton has been selected to receive the award for her philanthropic commitments to the community and continued support […]

Nick Jonas, L.A. Rams Star Andrew Whitworth to Hit SoFi Stadium for Cedars-Sinai Celebration

Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors will hit the field at SoFi Stadium for a 50th-anniversary celebration on Aug. 7. The event program will see beloved Los Angeles Rams player Andrew Whitworth honored with a Visionary Award while Nick Jonas will take the stage to perform. The event will also include a football field experience by reigning […]

J Balvin to Headline Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Party With MLBPA During All-Star Week in L.A.

Michael Rubin and Fanatics are teaming with the Major League Baseball Players Association to host a bash in Los Angeles during MLB All-Star Week, and they’ve recruited J Balvin to headline. Following Monday night’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium, Rubin, Fanatics and the MLBPA will take over a private space in Downtown Los […]

‘The Simpsons’ Star Yeardley Smith Marries Former Detective She Met During Springfield Appearance (Exclusive)

When Yeardley Smith was asked to represent her show, The Simpsons, at a mural unveiling event in Springfield, Oregon, in 2014, she declined. “The joke is that I really will do anything for my show, but I didn’t really want to do it,” said the iconic voice of Lisa Simpson. But after a bit of […]

MLB All-Star Game: Full Lineup of Events and Parties in Los Angeles

Thursday, July 14 Commissioner’s Cup + Jennie Finch Classic MLB Youth Academy, 901 E. Artesia Blvd., Compton, 3 p.m. (Home Run Derby), 7:30 p.m. (Opening ceremonies for Commissioner’s Cup and Jennie Finch Classic) The MLB Youth Academy hosts the launch of the Commissioner’s Cup and Jennie Finch Classic presented by Arm & Hammer. The festive […]

Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ Featured in New VR Experience From Meta, Horizon Worlds

The Jordan Peele universe is expanding — into virtual reality. Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has teamed with Meta and Horizon Worlds to offer a new experience in the free virtual reality video game for Quest 2 headsets. The multi-world VR experience, debuting today after being in the works for two months, opens with Monkeypaw Productions: All […]

Spoiler Alert: How Hollywood Insiders Like Dwayne Johnson and Benedict Cumberbatch Really Feel About Reveals, Leaks and Broken NDAs

On the morning of June 23, just hours before Thor: Love and Thunder’s world premiere at Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, Walt Disney Co. senior publicist Marshall Weinbaum tweeted a polite request for discretion to the first audience to take in Taika Waititi’s new Marvel Studios effort. “Let’s please (please, please) be respectful in our tweets […]

Oprah Winfrey Set for Project Angel Food’s ‘Lead With Love’ Telethon

Oprah Winfrey has been tapped to kick off Project Angel Food’s third annual telethon — Lead With Love 3 presented by City National Bank — airing live on KTLA 5 on July 23. Hosted by Eric McCormack and TV personality Jessica Holmes, the telethon will also feature appearances by a long list of boldface names, […]

‘The Terminal List’ Writer Jack Carr on Landing Dream Collaborators in Chris Pratt, Antoine Fuqua

When Jack Carr was tucked away inside a rental in Coronado, California, typing up what would be the first of five novels centered on a Navy SEAL commander named James Reese, he zeroed in on a short list of dream collaborators if the book was ever adapted. After all, the plot seemed prime for adaptation […]