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Kirsten Chuba

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Events of the Week: ‘Never Have I Ever,’ ‘Beast’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Never Have I Ever, Beast, Day Shift and Secret Headquarters. Beast premiere Idris Elba premiered his new film alongside producer Will Packer and costars Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries at MoMA […]

Mindy Kaling on New ‘Never Have I Ever’ Love Interest and Not Taking a ‘Euphoria’ Approach to High School Shows

Netflix’s Never Have I Ever is back for a third season of high school love and life lessons, with this year also exploring some more adult struggles and of course, a new heartthrob. “What I thought was interesting in this season is this idea of when my parents immigrated here, my mom didn’t have female […]

Insiders React to Janet Yang Being Named Academy President: “She’s the Leader We Need”

On Aug. 2, hours after Janet Yang was elected as the new president of the Film Academy — becoming the first Asian person to hold the position — Universal hosted the premiere for Jo Koy’s Filipino American family comedy, Easter Sunday, where insiders cheered the historic news. “I’m so proud of her,” producer Dan Lin […]

How NBC’s ‘La Brea’ Took a “Solid Step” Toward a More Sustainable TV Set

NBC’s La Brea, which follows a massive sinkhole opening in the middle of Los Angeles, is doing its part to ensure that world-ending disasters remain a fictional, on-screen occurrence. The drama, currently shooting its second season in Australia, is an early film or TV production to use a hybrid lithium-ion battery system to power the […]

Ben Stiller, ‘Severance’ Team on Dream Season 2 Castings and How “Music Dance Experience” Almost Didn’t Make The Cut

Apple TV+ breakout hit Severance left the waffles behind and celebrated its 14 Emmy nominations on Sunday at Nobu, where the streamer hosted an oceanside For Your Consideration event with some of the cast and crew. The show, which follows a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and […]

Events of the Week: ‘Bullet Train,’ ‘A League of Their Own’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Bullet Train, Easter Sunday, Prey and A League of Their Own. Bullet Train Los Angeles premiere Sony’s Bullet Train stopped in Los Angeles on Monday, where stars Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, […]

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. […]

Jo Koy, ‘Easter Sunday’ Team on Collaborating With Steven Spielberg and Telling Filipino American Stories

“Literally I walked into Amblin and everyone was like, ‘Steven loves you’ and I’m like ‘Steven from accounting? Who are you talking about? There’s no way it’s Steven Spielberg,'” recalled Jo Koy at the Tuesday night Los Angeles premiere of his new film Easter Sunday. Spielberg had been a big fan of Koy’s 2019 Netflix […]

“Lots of Starbucks Hunting” on ‘House of the Dragon’ Set After Infamous ‘Game of Thrones’ Viral Cup Moment

Few of Game of Thrones’ many viral moments took Twitter by storm quite like the unintended Starbucks cup cameo in the fourth episode of the HBO series’ final season. While filming the Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, co-showrunner Ryan Condal admits he and his colleagues were careful to avoid a déjà vu incident, telling […]

Brad Pitt on Reuniting With Former Stunt Double David Leitch and Avoiding Injury on ‘Bullet Train’

Action-star Brad Pitt has returned, following up his 2020 Oscar for Once Upon A Time in Hollywood — in which he plays a washed up stuntman — by reuniting with his own former stunt double, David Leitch. Leitch, who doubled for Pitt on Fight Club, is at the helm on Bullet Train, Sony’s starry action […]

Why Logan Lerman Is Excited for a New Generation to Watch the Disney+ ‘Percy Jackson’ Series

While on the red carpet for his latest project Bullet Train on Monday night in Los Angeles, Logan Lerman also reacted to the news that the Percy Jackson franchise, in which he starred, is getting a new iteration. Lerman led 2010’s Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and 2013’s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters as […]

Events of the Week: ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘Thirteen Lives’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for House of the Dragon, Thirteen Lives, Vengeance and Uncoupled. Vengeance Los Angeles premiere B.J. Novak premiered his directorial debut Vengeance on Monday at DTLA’s Ace Theater, along with stars Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, Isabella […]