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James Hibberd


James Hibberd is an award-winning journalist who has covered the entertainment industry across two decades. He’s best known for writing in-depth coverage of genre movies and TV shows, along with celebrity profiles and breaking news. He previously served as Editor-at-Large at Entertainment Weekly and is the author of the book "Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon," the behind-the-scenes story of making "Game of Thrones." He lives in Austin, Texas.

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Matthew Perry Died From Acute Effects of Ketamine, Autopsy Reveals

Matthew Perry died from the acute effects of the anesthetic ketamine, according to an autopsy released Friday by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office. The results of the autopsy listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine (used to treat opioid addiction) effects as contributing factors. The manner of death was ruled an accident. There […]

‘Yellowstone’ Boss Taylor Sheridan Sues His Star Cole Hauser Over Coffee

Another Yellowstone fight is a-brewin’! Co-creator and showrunner Taylor Sheridan has filed a lawsuit against one of his own stars — Cole Hauser, who plays the fan-favorite, murderous-yet-romantic Rip. The whole thing is over coffee. Sheridan’s Bosque Ranch — a filming location for Yellowstone and 1883 — filed suit in a Texas federal court against […]

Rob Reiner Takes on Christian Nationalism Threat in ‘God & Country’ Trailer

Rob Reiner has shared the first trailer for his upcoming documentary taking on the rise of Christian nationalism. In God & Country, religious leaders and scholars, journalists and historians sound off about the threat of a movement that infuses Christian dogma with far-right politics. At the same time, the documentary seems to strive to make […]

Norman Lear’s Family Sang His Sitcom Theme Songs as He Passed

Some of the last things Norman Lear heard were the songs that he made iconic. Lear’s son-in-law, Dr. Jon LaPook, revealed Thursday that their family was singing TV theme songs from Lear’s classic shows to him as he passed away. Lear died Tuesday at the age of 101. “The family was gathered around the bed, […]

The Biggest Hollywood Winners and Losers of 2023: From Margot Robbie to Marvel

Even by Hollywood standards, 2023 was pretty nuts. There were two historic strikes that shut down the town for months. Sure-fire, money-printing movie franchises started collapsing at the box office, while some surprising efforts succeeded. Wealthy CEOs kept taking careful aim and publicly shooting themselves in the foot. And at a time of endless division, […]

‘Squid Game: The Challenge’ Renewed for Season 2 by Netflix

Netflix can’t get enough Squid Game: The streamer has renewed its reality show spin-off Squid Game: The Challenge for a second season. The news comes as the first season’s finale begins streaming, where the winner of the show’s record-setting $4.56 million prize is expected to be revealed. The Challenge premiered Nov. 22 and has ranked […]

Kim Kardashian to Star in Ryan Murphy Legal Drama, Expanding Acting Career

Kim Kardashian’s American Horror Story role definitely isn’t just a one-off. The reality TV empress is reteaming with writer-producer Ryan Murphy for another project — a legal drama that’s coming to Hulu. As first reported by Deadline, Kardashian will play Los Angeles’ most successful divorce lawyer and the owner of an all-female law firm. The […]

Nicolas Cage Says He’s Almost Finished: “Three or Four More Movies Left”

One of Hollywood’s most prolific actors is eyeing retirement: Nicolas Cage, who’s getting ready to turn 60 years old, says he’s almost finished acting in movies. “I may have three or four more movies left in me,” the Dream Scenario actor told Vanity Fair. “I do feel I’ve said what I’ve had to say with […]

Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner Reacts to That Secret Girlfriend Exposé

ABC’s Golden Bachelor star Gerry Turner commented on an exposé released this week that detailed his less-than-golden relationship past. Turner was asked about the story by reporters while doing interviews for the hit reality show, which aired its season finale Thursday night. The Hollywood Reporter’s story, which ran one day ahead of the finale, detailed […]

Sleep in Will Smith, J. Lo’s Trailers: Inside Austin’s Celebrity Glamping Resort

When the gates swing open to Austin’s 7744 Ranch, you drive into a beatific grove of oak and elm trees dotted with hipster playground features like a cold plunge, sauna and oversized game boards. Then you come to the main attractions: mammoth two-story recreation vehicles, each about 1,200 square feet. This is a 10-acre glamping […]

‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer Shows Intense Dragon War Action

House of the Dragon is roaring back for season two. The HBO fantasy hit and Game of Thrones prequel series unveiled a teaser trailer (below) during its CCXP23 panel in São Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday. The footage includes some intense dragon war action. “There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war […]

‘The Boys’ Season 4 Trailer Shows a World Being Torn Apart

Prime Video has released the first trailer for the fourth season of The Boys (below). The Emmy-nominated anti-superhero drama series revealed its first look at the CCXP fan convention in Brazil on Saturday. The footage teases political chaos and a world being politically torn apart, much to the delight of Homelander (Anthony Starr). The official […]