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Next Big Thing: How Horror-Averse Myha’la Herrold Landed a Role in Gory ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Myha’la Herrold, who stars in A24’s buzzy new slasher flick, Bodies Bodies Bodies, is afraid of scary movies. She plays Jordan, one of the overly woke Gen Z’ers stuck in a mansion during a hurricane as a mystery killer takes them down one by one: “When I got the offer, I thought, ‘Dang, am I […]

The First Emmy Nom Is a Charm for Seth Meyers

On the day of the Emmy nominations, Seth Meyers left his phone at home and set out for a jog — alone, save for his thoughts. He describes the run as “5 miles of lies.” He spent the time reminding himself of all the reasons being recognized by Television Academy isn’t the most important thing, […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each week, The Outne Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all or the source material for a hot new TV show.  Rights Available All This Could Be Different by Sarah Thankam Matthews (CAA) The […]

Author Mohsin Hamid on His New Novel, Working With Riz Ahmed and the Value of a Limited Series

After a lifetime spent between his birthplace of Lahore, Pakistan; the United States; and Great Britain, Mohsin Hamid is an expert at not only observing the world around him, but in using his surroundings to feed his art. In 1993, he was a relatively newly arrived transplant to the States and wrote his debut novel […]

What to Read Right Now: Timely Books With Hollywood Appeal

Each week, The Outne Reporter will offer up the best new (and newly-relevant) books that everyone will be talking about — whether it’s a tome that’s ripe for adaptation, a new Hollywood-centric tell-all, or the source material for a hot new TV show.  Rights Available Dirtbag, Massachusetts by Isaac Fitzgerald (UTA) A publishing industry stalwart […]

Sydney Sweeney on Fame, Hollywood Fakery and the Pressure of Paying the Bills

This summer, Sydney Sweeney experienced her first glimpse of millennial burnout. At 24, the actress is by definition a member of Gen Z, but this feels like a technicality given the amount of life experience she has. The panic attacks began in June, fast and furious events that convinced her brain she was probably dying. […]

“Disappearing the Whistleblower”: An Excerpt From ‘Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels’

In Paul Pringle’s new nonfiction thriller Bad City: Peril and Power in the City of Angels, he takes readers behind the scenes of his Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into one of Los Angeles’ biggest scandals. It all began with a drug overdose at one of the city’s hotels, which was seemingly connected to Dr. Carmen Puliafito, […]

“He Had a Preternatural Ability to Detect People’s Vanities”: An Excerpt From Harvey Weinstein Biography ‘Hollywood Ending’

In 2017, Ronan Farrow published an extensive takedown of Harvey Weinstein, following New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in exposing the producer’s years of abuse and sexual assault. He received help and consultation from fellow New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta, who first heard the whisperings about Weinstein’s behavior twenty years prior, while reporting on […]

Isabel Kaplan on the Ways Her Studio Assistant Job Inspired the Explosive New Novel ‘NSFW’

Isabel Kaplan has a tortured relationship with Los Angeles. Enjoying the city wholeheartedly can require a suspension of disbelief that the author of this summer’s much-hyped #MeToo-inspired novel NSFW never really found. She grew up here but was more into politics than Hollywood — at the age of 6, she was already dressing as Hillary Clinton […]

“Finding the Funniest People Was a Non-Negotiable”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘I Want You Back’ Team

I Want You Back started with a scheme. The romantic comedy, which stars Charlie Day, Jenny Slate, Scott Eastwood and Gina Rodriguez, follows Day and Slate after they’re both dumped (by Rodriquez and Eastwood, respectively) and decide to form a friendship with the aim of putting their heads together to get their former flames back. The […]

“I Know Somebody Will Come Help Us”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Jose Andres and Ron Howard

Ron Howard and José Andrés met at a conference — they were both featured speakers — several years ago, but their mutual admiration goes back much further. The director-producer knew Andrés through his many successful restaurants and charitable work at World Central Kitchen, and according to the chef, he’s known Howard since his 1984 film Splash. […]

Lisa Taddeo on Writing the Female Experience: “It’s Meant to Make People Feel Less Alone”

Lisa Taddeo has become synonymous with the sex lives of other women. Her explosive debut, Three Women, became a best-seller and an international cultural sensation for her provocative and sensitive retelling of the sexual experiences of real-life subjects. Last June she published her first novel, Animal, a spiritual follow-up to her 2019 book, and this week […]