The Russian Filmmaker Trapped Between Hollywood and Moscow

As boycotts of Russia expand to include cultural exports, artists like Kirill Serebrennikov must prove they are dissident enough to enjoy a Western audience.

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Trouble in Paradise

The starry, sorry spectacle and why we watched it.

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Netflix Should Try a Scrappier Model for Paying Creators

There’s one surefire way of controlling costs while increasing quality.

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Soviet Bloc Immigrants Rethink Their Identity Amid Russia-Ukraine War

Immigrants from the former Soviet bloc were never a monolith, but they bonded over shared language and history. Now, they are shifting away from being seen as one group.

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Why Hans Zimmer Won’t Be Making Music for the Metaverse

The composer discusses how streaming and A.I. are transforming movie music.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Talks About His Billion-Dollar Flop

The Hollywood mogul talks about what went wrong at Quibi and why he’s still doubling down on tech.

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Turmoil Was Brewing at Time’s Up Long Before Cuomo

The prominent anti-harassment charity, criticized for its relationship with the former New York governor, is facing an identity crisis over its ties to those in power.

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Crushed Dream Factory

Craving escapism from the Oscar contenders that reflect our sad reality.

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Two Oscar Contenders to Stream

“A Concerto Is a Conversation” and “Hysterical Girl” are among 10 shortlisted films in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Recalls Being Shot and Cradling ‘Guardian Angel’ Dog

Ryan Fischer wrote on Instagram about his “recovery from a very close call with death.”

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Fred Segal, Designer Who Commodified California Cool, Dies at 87

His laid-back style and namesake jeans made him a touchstone of 1960s fashion, drawing celebrities and tourists alike to his stores.

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Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are Stolen and Dog Walker Is Shot

The Los Angeles police said that two French bulldogs were taken Wednesday night and that a dog walker was critically injured. Lady Gaga is offering a reward for their safe return, a representative said.

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6 Arrested After Briefly Altering Hollywood Sign

The stunt had nothing to do with “breast cancer awareness,” as some reports suggested. One organizer said it was intended to protest the suspension of her Instagram account.

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What if the ‘Karate Kid’ Isn’t the Hero?

The ‘Cobra Kai’ actor Ralph Macchio on how the series flipped the script on his iconic character.

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What’s Next in Your Netflix Queue?

Bela Bajaria decides.

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Lifestyles of the ‘More Famous Than Rich’

This entrepreneur is taking on power and money in Hollywood with a new business model for celebrities — including the ones who’ve been forgotten or canceled.

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Tory Lanez Charged With Assault in Shooting of Megan Thee Stallion

The Canadian artist is accused of wounding the singer by firing at her feet after an argument last summer.

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2 TikTok Stars Who Threw Big Parties Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are accused of defying a ban against big gatherings in Los Angeles.

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For Latinos in Hollywood, Finding Success Means Blending In

I’m a Latino trying to make it in Hollywood. Step 1: Lose the curls.

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Pop Smoke Arrests: L.A.P.D. Has Taken 5 Into Custody

The Los Angeles Police Department said it had taken three adult men and two minors into custody on Thursday, following the February shooting of the rising rap star in the Hollywood Hills.

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‘The Sunday Read’: The Iceman and Winter

What happened to Val Kilmer? The unlikeliest star in Hollywood history is just starting to figure it out.

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