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Degen Pener

Deputy Editor

Degen Pener is the Deputy Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. He oversees style, lifestyle and culture coverage, including stories on real estate, philanthropy, fashion, beauty, art, travel, dining and spirits, automotive, watches and jewelry, design and architecture and shopping. He has previously written for The New York Times, Out, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Wallpaper, Veranda and New York Magazine.

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The Hollywood Guide to a Perfect Weekend in Mexico City

“People from all over the world fall in love with Mexico City as soon as they see the dimension of this beautiful capital,” says actress Eiza González, star of Extrapolations and Godzilla vs. Kong, of her mile-high hometown. With top-flight restaurants, a thriving cocktail scene and some 150 museums, Mexico City — or el DF, […]

Poet Cleo Wade’s Next Challenge: Write a Love Story

“I watch a rom-com every day, even if it’s just for five minutes,” says New York Times best-selling author, poet and artist Cleo Wade.  For Wade, rom-coms are just one of the many ways she connects herself with the love that she espouses in her work. Throughout her career, Wade has focused on innovative ways […]

Malibu Home Where Dolly Parton, Steve McQueen and Stephen Dorff Once Lived Hits Market for $9.8M

A boldly reimagined and fully restored home on La Costa Beach in Malibu where Dolly Parton and Steve McQueen each once lived, and which was formerly owned by actor Stephen Dorff, is hitting the market for $9.8 million. The house melds classic midcentury details including double-height cedar ceilings and shingles with of-the-moment maximalist design. Originally […]

Former Home of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward For Sale in Beverly Hills for $8M (Exclusive)

A home where Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward once lived in the early 1960s is set to hit the market in Beverly Hills to the tune of $7.99 million. Woodward (who turned 93 this year) and Newman were photographed in the house a few years after their marriage in 1958 by the New York Daily […]

Ryan Seacrest on Opening His 14th Children’s Hospital Studio and Starting Wheel Duties With Vanna White

Ryan Seacrest, through his nonprofit, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, has opened his 14th Seacrest Studio inside Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. The family run foundation led by Seacrest’s sister, Meredith Seacrest Leach, who serves as executive director and chief operating officer, opened its first studio inside Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2010 as […]

Where to Dine in Santa Monica Now

In Santa Monica — where Wolfgang Puck’s stalwart Asian fusion restaurant Chinois on Main is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and other acclaimed places to dine include Rustic Canyon, Citrin, Cassia, Michael’s, Pasjoli and Crudo e Nudeo — a quartet of new spots have opened this year for great eating not far from the beach. […]

Wanda Sykes on Political Humor: “I’ve Established an Audience Who Expect Me to Say Something”

When Wanda Sykes first toured the school that her now-14-year-old twins attend, not only were she and her wife, Alex, won over by how LGBTQ-inclusive it is, but the comedian imagined how things would have been different if she had grown up with such acceptance. “I could’ve saved myself a lot of unnecessary dick in […]

Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Selena Gomez and More Stars Walk the Red Carpet at the Academy Museum Gala

Streep and Winfrey are being honored at the event, along with, Michael B. Jordan and Sofia Coppola.

Bono Revealed as Investor in Massive House in the Hollywood Hills

As Bono plays the Sphere with U2 in Las Vegas this fall, the Irish rock star also has been revealed to be involved with another prominent piece of architecture, this one in L.A. For months, a huge house — with an even more enormous foundation and elevated driveway ­— has been rising in the Hollywood […]

Mark Strong on Working With Ukraine to Help Schoolchildren and Joking With President Zelensky About ‘Dune’ Series Emperor Role

Mark Strong is lending his voice and celebrity to help raise money to renovate a bomb shelter for 327 school kids in Ukraine. The actor recently joined the Ukrainian government’s fundraising platform United24 as an ambassador and has signed on to help create a safe and protected space for children at a school in Uman […]

‘Selling Sunset’s Jason Oppenheim Reveals Season 8 Renewal for Netflix’s Hit Real Estate Reality Show (Exclusive)

Sitting on a couch post-workout session in his office on the Sunset Strip, L.A. real estate broker Jason Oppenheim tells The Hollywood Reporter exclusively that his popular Netflix reality show Selling Sunset has been renewed for an eighth season and that production will begin soon on the latest installments of the series. “For me, each […]

Drag Star Jimbo Signs With WME and Producer Entertainment Group (Exclusive)

Jimbo — the drag star and designer who won season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars in July — now has full Hollywood representation. The performer has signed with WME and with management firm Producer Entertainment Group (PEG). Hailing from Victoria, British Columbia, Jimbo first competed in reality TV on Canada’s Drag Race as well […]