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‘Madam Secretary’ Star Erich Bergen Joins Broadway’s ‘Chicago’ as Billy Flynn

Broadway’s Chicago is getting a new Billy Flynn next month: Erich Bergen. The Madam Secretary star assumes the role Aug. 1, hitting the stage at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on a run that continues through Sept. 11. The showing follows a Broadway outing late last year in Waitress, for which he reprised his […]

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 […]

Hollywood Insiders Mourn Passing of Jak Knight at 28: “A Painful Loss to Comedy”

Jak Knight’s death sent shockwaves through Hollywood on Friday as word spread of his untimely passing at age 28. Originally from Seattle and based in L.A., Knight was a regular on the stand-up stage and collected many admirers, friends and fans during a brief but bright career that included writing and voicing a character on […]

Jak Knight, Stand-Up Comedian, Writer and Actor, Dies at 28

Jak Knight, a stand-up comedian, actor and writer who recently co-created the Peacock series Bust Down, has died. He was 28. Knight died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his family announced through an agency rep. Additional details, including cause of death, are not being released at this time. “Knight’s loved ones ask that their privacy […]

Kris Jenner Joins MasterClass to Teach Course on Personal Branding

MasterClass has a new instructor, and relocation to Calabasas is not required. Superstar manager, mogul and branding expert Kris Jenner is offering up her talents, wisdom and secrets to success via a new MasterClass offering that just launched on the online platform. “Here we go,” announces Jenner in a new trailer, “Here we go.” And […]

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 […]