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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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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 […]

Cillian Murphy Credits ‘Oppenheimer’ Actress Olivia Thirlby for ‘Oppenhomies’ Nickname, Encourages Her to “Immediately Trademark That”

A catchy nickname for Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer crew has emerged during awards season: the Oppenhomies. During his acceptance speech for best actor at Saturday’s SAG Awards, Cillian Murphy made sure to give credit where it’s due by revealing the specific Oppenhomie who came up with it. “Just an FYI on that exquisite moniker, Oppenhomies, that […]

Barbra Streisand Gives Moving Speech at SAG Awards, Recalls Dream of Becoming an Actress: “I Didn’t Like Reality”

As a teenager, Barbra Streisand dreamt of being an actress while sitting on her bed in Brooklyn with a pint of coffee ice cream and a movie magazine. During those days, after school she would make a break for New York’s Astor Theatre, which showed black-and-white international movies. Another time, she ducked into a showing […]

Billie Eilish Autographs Melissa McCarthy’s Face With Sharpie During SAG Awards

Melissa McCarthy won’t soon forget sharing a moment on stage at the SAG Awards with Billie Eilish thanks to a black Sharpie. In one of the show’s more hilarious moments, McCarthy and Eilish took to the stage to present the trophy for female actor in a comedy series, and the movie star took the opportunity […]

People Magazine to Host SAG Awards Afterparty

Attendees at this Saturday’s SAG Awards will have a place to party after the big show, thanks to People. The magazine returns as host of the official post-SAG Awards gala for a 26th year at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. As part of the partnership, People will once again make an […]

Ed Sheeran to Headline Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala

Ed Sheeran will soon be heading to Dodger Stadium. The Grammy-winning superstar has been booked to headline the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation’s Blue Diamond Gala on May 2. Previous gala performers include Usher, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Fleetwood Mac, Earth Wind & Fire, Maroon 5, Aloe Blacc and Bruno Mars. The event, dubbed the ‘Party […]

Oprah Winfrey and Niecy Nash-Betts to be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles

Oprah Winfrey and Niecy Nash-Betts have a date with GLAAD. The organization announced Tuesday that the pair is booked for special honors at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on March 14. Winfrey has been tapped to receive a Vanguard Award “for championing allyship and making a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ […]