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CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Exits Network After 20-Year Tenure

Jeffrey Toobin’s time at CNN has come to an end. The network’s chief legal analyst announced on Twitter that he was exiting his post after 20 years after his current vacation. “Was great to spend my last day on air with pals Wolf [Blitzer], Anderson [Cooper] and Don [Lemon],” he posted. “Love all my former […]

Pickleball Craze Reaches New Heights With Riviera Tournament, Network TV Debut

Pickleball is ready for its close-up. The paddle sport — which saw its popularity skyrocket during the pandemic and is now an obsession of such stars as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew Perry and Jamie Foxx and power players including Ari Emanuel, Jeremy Zimmer and Brian Grazer — is stepping up to the big leagues. CBS will […]

John Mayer to Perform at Seth Rogen, Lauren Miller Rogen’s Hilarity for Charity 10th Anniversary Party

Hilarity for Charity — the nonprofit led by Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller Rogen and dedicated to support for dementia family caregivers, brain health advocacy and education — has big plans for its 10 anniversary. The organization will take over L.A. event venue Rolling Greens on Mateo on Oct. 1 for a “birthday extravaganza” hosted […]

Donald Trump Says Mar-a-Lago Home “Under Siege” as FBI Agents Raid Property

Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents executed an unannounced raid Monday at Mar-a-Lago, his private club and residence in Florida. “These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said late Monday […]

Ezra Miller Charged With Felony Burglary in Vermont

There’s a new chapter in Ezra Miller’s legal saga. The 29-year-old actor, best known for playing the Flash in Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, has been charged with felony burglary for allegedly stealing bottles of alcohol from a Vermont home. According to a police report posted online, Vermont State Police were notified May 1 of […]

Robert Gibbs Named UTA Partner, Co-Head of Agency’s Atlanta Office

Robert Gibbs has joined UTA has partner and co-head of the agency’s Atlanta office, making him the latest ICM Partners rep to find a new home in the wake of CAA’s acquisition. He’s not alone: Music agents Kevin Jergenson and Victoria Gutierrez, who worked closely with Gibbs at ICM on several clients, are confirmed to be […]

Britney Spears Preps for Music Comeback as Elton John “Tiny Dancer” Duet Gets Official Title

“Hold me closer, tiny dancer.” Elton John and Britney Spears’ rumored remake of John’s “Tiny Dancer” officially has a title, “Hold Me Closer,” borrowing from the first three words to the chorus to the 1972 single. “Hold Me Closer” was officially confirmed Monday by a rep for Universal Music’s Interscope Records, home to John, though […]

Ewan McGregor, Jack Black and Zooey Deschanel Dive in for Mike Birbiglia’s ‘The Old Man and the Pool’

Mike Birbiglia can definitely draw a crowd. The Mark Taper Forum in downtown Los Angeles hosted a star-studded pool party Wednesday for the opening night of Birbiglia’s latest one-man show, The Old Man and the Pool. Ewan McGregor (with daughter Clara), Jack Black, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Kroll, Alison Brie, Zooey Deschanel with Jonathan Scott, Rachel […]

The Top 20 Power Lunch Spots in L.A. Now

A.O.C. Brentwood This Mediterranean mecca is from Caroline Styne and Suzanne Goin — key figures behind Hollywood’s favorite philanthropic culinary event, L.A. Loves Alex’s Lemonade. Angelini The original Fairfax location first gained an industry following thanks in large part to late Hollywood publicist David Horowitz, who would hold court there. A Palisades outpost opened this year. […]

‘Golden Girls’ Kitchen to Host Brunch With Drag Queens

Drag events have become a hot-button topic in some parts of the U.S., but in the 90210, a series of drag brunches at the Golden Girls Kitchen, a tribute to the classic NBC sitcom, are simply a hot ticket. The pop-up — an officially licensed shindig at 369 N. Bedford Drive presented by events and […]

Top ICM Agent Bart Walker Joins Gersh as Partner

Bart Walker, a veteran power player on the independent film who is best known for a long tenure at ICM Partners, is joining Gersh as a partner. Based in the agency’s New York office, Walker brings with him a long list of talent across film, TV and stage including David Byrne, Lisa Cholodenko, Sofia Coppola, […]

LACMA to Honor Director Park Chan-wook and Artist Helen Pashgian at Art+Film Gala

LACMA has zeroed in on a pair of honorees for its Art+Film Gala. Set for Nov. 5 and presented at the museum once again in partnership with Gucci, the annual event will fete artist Helen Pashgian and filmmaker Park Chan-wook. In making the announcement, LACMA CEO Michael Govan called Pashgian “a friend of the museum […]