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Biden’s Whirlwind Hollywood Fundraising Tour Banks More Than $15M

After a weekend of schmoozing with the Hollywood elite, Joe Biden departed Los Angeles on Sunday with his re-election campaign more than $15 million flusher. The boffo fundraising figure for the weekend was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by a source close to Jeffrey Katzenberg, the DreamWorks and Quibi co-founder and Biden campaign co-chair. The […]

President Biden Blasts Donald Trump While Kicking Off Fundraising Weekend in Hollywood

President Joe Biden kicked off a weekend of fundraising activity in Los Angeles Friday night, speaking at an event, which also featured Steven Spielberg and Shonda Rhimes. As the first Hollywood-centric fundraiser of his reelection campaign, Biden used his time on the stage to call out Donald Trump and explain why he poses the “greatest threat” […]

A TV News Reporter on Israel-Hamas Fog of War, Truth and Combating Conspiracies (Guest Column)

More than 60 days into the war, it’s hard to pinpoint a single moment that stands out. The coverage has been a series of moments. Many horrifying, sad, scary and unpredictable. Every day reporters on the ground — I’ve been in Israel covering the conflict for Fox News since it started on the morning of […]

George Santos Expulsion: Paul Rudnick, Steven Cojocaru and More Hollywood Experts Offer Post-Congress Career Advice

Disgraced ex-congressman George Santos may have been expelled from the House of Representatives on Dec. 1 by a vote of 311-114 — but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the story for the alleged serial grifter and sometimes drag queen from New York. HBO Films has already optioned The Fabulist, a book about Santos’ […]

George Santos Responds to Ziwe’s Request for an Interview: “Let’s Do It”

Is Ziwe getting an interview with George Santos? That was a deal seemingly agreed to on X (formerly Twitter) on Sunday between Santos, the disgraced congressman, and Ziwe, the comedian/writer/interviewer. It all started Saturday, when Ziwe responded to an X user who had posted photos of both Santos and Ziwe with the message, “This interview […]

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State Under Presidents Nixon and Ford, Dies at 100

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, his consulting firm said. He was 100. With his gruff yet commanding presence and behind-the-scenes manipulation of power, Kissinger exerted […]

Fran Drescher for President? Top Dem Consultants Weigh In

In a Nov. 9 post-strike interview with THR, SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher discussed her career plans. The actress, who in September was elected to another two-year term at the helm of the union, recalled that after the announced deal with the studios, “Meryl Streep said to me, ‘This is great, now go run for [U.S.] president.’ ” In response, […]

Hollywood Has Been Here Before With Antisemitism

Hollywood, with its lengthy list of Jewish founders, flourished during an era of rampant antisemitism. In recent years, the Anti-Defamation League has said anti-Jewish sentiment has hit levels unseen since after the Great Depression, a time when Jewish studio moguls had difficulty securing bank loans as many lenders would not work with Jews. Now, in […]

Rosalynn Carter, Outspoken Former First Lady, Dies at 96

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter, the closest adviser to Jimmy Carter during his one term as U.S. president and their four decades thereafter as global humanitarians, has died at the age of 96. The Carter Center said she died Sunday after living with dementia and suffering many months of declining health. The statement announcing her […]

Sony Asks FEC for Go-Ahead to Air ‘The Good Doctor’ Amid Hill Harper’s Senate Run

Sony Pictures Television wants to know: Can The Good Doctor continue airing on U.S. broadcast TV? Sony has asked the Federal Election Commission for an advisory opinion on whether the show can continue to air new episodes, and older episodes currently in syndication, in the state of Michigan. The medical drama, which airs new episodes […]

NewsNation and The CW Snag GOP Primary Debate, Megyn Kelly and Elizabeth Vargas to Moderate

Sorry ABC, CBS and CNN, there’s a new player in the political primary debate fray. NewsNation, the upstart cable news channel owned by local TV giant Nexstar, will host the fourth Republican primary debate next month. The debate, which will also air on the Nexstar-owned CW network, will be moderated by NewsNation anchor Elizabeth Vargas, […]

Biden Hails SAG-AFTRA Deal With Studios, Says It Will “Ensure a Better Future” for Members

The tentative agreement between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP has the support of a major power player: President Joe Biden. Biden weighed in on the agreement in a statement Thursday, hailing the deal as one that “allows our entertainment industry to continue telling the stories of America.” “Collective bargaining works,” Biden said in the statement. “I […]

UTA Executive Jay Sures Denounces Letter on Israel-Hamas Conflict

A top executive at one of Hollywood’s largest talent agencies weighed in at length on Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel and denounced a letter that sought to take issue with statements of condemnation that were publicized shortly after the massacre that killed more than 1,400 people. Jay Sures, vice chairman at United Talent Agency […]

When Stars Wade Into Politics, How Much Do People Listen?

Since Hamas’ attack on Israel, Hollywood studios, guilds, executives and talent have grappled with what, if anything, makes sense for them to speak out about during an escalating war. Perhaps that’s why multiple open letters — Gal Gadot and Amy Schumer were actively involved in one that launched with a website titled “No Hostage Left […]

“Everyone Wants Us to Pick a Side”: Reporters Grapple With Covering Israel-Hamas War

Clarissa Ward was about to begin a top-of-the-hour CNN live shot in Sderot, Israel, when a Red Alert siren started to blare. The alert is “telling us to find shelter,” Ward said, as her crew hurried toward a bomb shelter. They didn’t make it in time. As Hamas rockets whizzed overhead and Israel’s Iron Dome […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls for Younger 2024 U.S. Presidential Candidates

Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees: Today’s leading candidates for U.S. president are too old. The 76-year-old action icon and former California governor was asked about the upcoming 2024 election during an interview with the BBC. “I just hope that America finds some really young blood,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because to me, it is a little bit odd that […]