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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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Olivia Rodrigo Debuts “good 4 ur GUTS” Erewhon Smoothie in Collaboration With Health-Ade

Move over, Hailey Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo is ready to take over Erewhon’s smoothie counter. Fresh from a performance on Saturday Night Live, the pop rocker, who is nominated for six Grammy Awards, has debuted “good 4 ur GUTS,” a new smoothie in collaboration with leading makers Health-Ade that is being sold at L.A.’s luxe grocery […]

Party Down: A Much Less Merry Christmas in Hollywood

Happy holidays? Eh, maybe. As the industry tiptoes out of a brutal 2023 that delivered a months-long work stoppage due to two labor strikes and widespread layoffs and budget cutbacks, the ripple effects are crashing into the holiday party circuit. There are fewer invites for the month of December compared to years past and sources […]

‘Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson on Hard-Fought Lesson That Changed His Life: “I Almost Didn’t Survive”

When it comes to red carpet interviews, one minute is fair, three minutes is great and 10 minutes, well, that just never happens. Alan Ritchson generously proved to be an exception to the rule on Wednesday night when the Reacher star spent a chunk of time speaking with The Hollywood Reporter inside L.A.’s Culver Theater, […]

Sushi at an Awards Show? Golden Globes Level Up Menu With Addition of Nobu to Cater 2024 Show

The Golden Globes will be brand new on Jan. 7. Not only does the show have new owners, a new voting body, a new PR firm and a new broadcast partner in CBS, the Globes have also leveled up the menu thanks to a collaboration with Nobu Restaurants and chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Forget the rubber chicken […]

My Time With a ‘Maestro’: Producer Howard Rosenman on “Very, Very Close” Relationship With Leonard Bernstein

Howard Rosenman made his way to a screening of Bradley Cooper’s Maestro at the Academy a few weeks back, and admits that before he took a seat, he really wanted to not like it. The veteran producer (Father of the Bride, Call Me by Your Name) tried to sell a project based on the life […]

Kristen Stewart Set for Sundance Visionary Award

She may be only 33, but Kristen Stewart is a seasoned veteran of the Sundance Film Festival. The actress-turned-filmmaker has screened 10 films in Park City over the years, and she’s back in January for not one but two titles in the official selection — Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding and Sam and Andy Zuchero’s Love […]

After a Year of Controversy, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Star Taryn Manning Is (Mostly) Keeping It Together

Taryn Manning’s audition for the Britney Spears starrer Crossroads was so good it made director Tamra Davis nervous.  “She was picking something on her arm, and it looked like it might start bleeding,” recalls Davis of a casting session for the 2002 road trip drama, written by soon-to-be TV mogul Shonda Rhimes. “I thought ‘Oh […]

Oscar Winner Brian Helgeland on 30-Year Journey to Make ‘Finestkind,’ Most Personal Film of His Career

Hollywood is overflowing with stories about films that took years of blood, sweat and tears to bring to the screen. Brian Helgeland’s Finestkind represents one of the longest kinds. The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Mystic River and veteran director of such films as Legend, 42, A Knight’s Tale and Payback finished the script when he was […]

Sterling K. Brown’s Dream of Meeting Meryl Streep Came True at Academy Museum Gala: “Oh My God”

During an appearance on The Tonight Show in 2022, Sterling K. Brown relayed an anecdote to Jimmy Fallon about one of the three times he’d found himself in the presence of none other than Meryl Streep. “She’s just talking, being regular old Streep, and I’m like, ‘No, I can’t, I don’t know.’ I couldn’t talk. […]

Ziwe Photographed With George Santos as She Teases YouTube Interview With Ex-Congressman

Earlier this month, comedian Ziwe reached out to George Santos on X (formerly known as Twitter) to ask the disgraced ex-congressman if he would be interested in a pay-per-view interview? “You’d be an iconic guest,” she said in a Dec. 2 post. Santos seemed into the idea, responding a day later with what seemed like […]

Golden Globes Producers on Host Mystery, Show’s New Tone, Taylor Swift and ‘Barbie’ Star Power

Through their White Cherry Entertainment, entertainment industry veterans Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner have steered just about every major live TV production from the Oscars, Tonys and Emmys to the Super Bowl halftime show and beyond. On Jan. 7, the pair will make their Golden Globe Awards debut as executive producers and showrunners of the […]

Golden Globes Presenter Wilmer Valderrama on Nominee Pronunciations and Getting Back to Work on ‘NCIS’ Post-Strike

Wilmer Valderrama had an early start to the week. The NCIS star was up hours before dawn to help announce this year’s Golden Globe nominees alongside president Helen Hoehne and fellow CBS star Cedric the Entertainer. Moments after all the names were announced, Valderrama chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about the difficulty of his duties […]