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Chris Gardner

Award-winning journalist Chris Gardner serves as a Senior Staff Writer at The Hollywood Reporter. He writes Rambling Reporter, a legendary column that dates back to the first issue of the magazine, published Sept. 3, 1930. In addition to writing about Hollywood culture, Gardner moves between breaking news, event coverage, talent interviews and features. He has covered the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes and Grammys, film festivals like Cannes, Sundance and Toronto, and cultural events including the Super Bowl. He has won four L.A. Press Club awards including one for a story that detailed power publicist Nanci Ryder's battle with ALS.

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Tim Burton Says Gathering ‘Beetlejuice’ Team for Sequel “Was Like a Weird Family Reunion”

Somebody in Sin City must’ve whispered his name three times because Beetlejuice manifested on the Colosseum stage at Caesars Palace Tuesday afternoon. During Warner Bros. Pictures’ CinemaCon presentation, Tim Burton and the stars of his upcoming Beetlejuice Beetlejuice turned up to rousing applause from the capacity crowd gathered for the annual National Association of Theater […]

Kevin Costner Hopes ‘Horizon: An American Saga’ Can Be Binged in Theaters Someday

Kevin Costner is hoping a few years from now, moviegoers will have the opportunity to binge four Horizon movies in theaters. “Maybe a year and a half, two years from now, they will come (to theaters) for 12 hours,” he told the assembled crowd of theater owners Tuesday at CinemaCon, where he teased his two-part […]

George Miller, Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth Debut High-Octane ‘Furiosa’ Footage at CinemaCon

Furiosa fired up CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday. Warner Bros. Pictures unveiled a sneak peek at five minutes of footage of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga inside Caesars Palace during its studio presentation with the help of director George Miller and his stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth to help pump the upcoming release […]

‘Sweet Dreams’ Director Lije Sarki on Sobriety, Softball and Johnny Knoxville’s Dramatic Turn

Paramount Pictures hosted a ‘Friends & Family’ screening for its new Johnny Knoxville-starrer Sweet Dreams at L.A.’s Laemmle Royal on April 1. Even with a handful of comedians in the building and a date that coincided with April Fool’s Day, the world premiere of filmmaker Lije Sarki’s recovery-centered softball dramedy was no joke. The scene […]

San Vicente Bungalows to Host Pop-Up of Amalfi Coast Favorite Conca Del Sogno Restaurant

A spicy restaurant rivalry that pits two Amalfi Coast dining destinations against one another has emerged in an unlikely, far-flung location: San Vicente Bungalows. Last October, the private membership club launched a pop-up hosting Lo Scoglio as part of its “Sunday Supper” series. High-ranking members of the family business including owner and maître d’ Antonia […]

Maria Shriver and Patrick Schwarzenegger to be Honored at Alzheimer’s Association Event in L.A.

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter is putting the finishing touches on its program for the upcoming Magic of Music Gala at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on May 9. The fundraiser, designed to honor “Alzheimer’s heroes,” will help support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and the local California Southland community. Jane Lynch […]

George Miller on ‘Furiosa’ Star Anya Taylor-Joy: “There’s Something Mystical About Her”

Before Focus Features released Edgar Wright’s neo-noir thriller Last Night in Soho in October 2021, the filmmaker showed a cut to pal George Miller. The Australian director was so struck by star Anya Taylor-Joy’s performance that he went back to Wright with an idea. “I said, ‘Gee, she’d be good for…,’” detailed Miller, who then […]

The Britely and Wolfgang Puck’s Restaurant Ospero Permanently Close at Pendry West Hollywood

West Hollywood hotel The Pendry has shuttered two of its attractions — private membership club The Britely and Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant Ospero. A rep confirmed the news today to The Hollywood Reporter, saying, “The new owner of Pendry West Hollywood decided to simplify operation by closing The Britely and Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant on Sunset, Ospero. […]

Geena Davis Set to Receive Viola Davis Trailblazer Award at CinemaCon

CinemaCon kicks off today in Las Vegas, and as the official convention of the National Association of Theater Owners gets underway, organizers have added another honoree to the roster: Geena Davis. The Oscar winner will be feted with the Viola Davis Trailblazer Award during the Big Screen Achievement Awards inside the Colosseum at Caesars Palace […]

Mexico’s Platino Awards Reveal Roster of Performers

The vision for the ninth annual Platino Awards is coming into focus with the announcement of the night’s musical performers. Ana Guerra, Ana Mena, Ángela Aguilar, David Bisbal, Diana Hoyos, Gerónimo Rauch, Májida Issa, Mariaca Semprún and Monsieur Periné are set to take the stage at the Gran Tlacho theater at Xcaret Park in Riviera […]

‘Wicked’ Director Jon M. Chu to Be Honored at CinemaCon Luncheon With Cultural Impact Award

One year after Universal Pictures debuted the first look at footage from his upcoming two-part musical Wicked at CinemaCon, Jon M. Chu is heading back to Las Vegas for the National Association of Theater Owners’ official convention. Chu will be the guest of honor at an annual filmmaker luncheon during which he will receive a […]

Jonathan Glazer’s Controversial Oscars Speech Backed by Group of Jewish Creatives

Nearly a month after Jonathan Glazer’s Oscars speech reverberated across Hollywood and caused a wave of controversy, 151 Jewish creatives have signed a letter in a show of support. “We were alarmed to see some of our colleagues in the industry mischaracterize and denounce his remarks. Their attacks on Glazer are a dangerous distraction from […]