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Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls for Younger 2024 U.S. Presidential Candidates

Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees: Today’s leading candidates for U.S. president are too old. The 76-year-old action icon and former California governor was asked about the upcoming 2024 election during an interview with the BBC. “I just hope that America finds some really young blood,” Schwarzenegger said. “Because to me, it is a little bit odd that […]

Why the Writers Guild Hasn’t Weighed In On Israel

An estimated 75 members of the Writers Guild of America met Friday afternoon for a 90-minute Zoom meeting that served as an outlet for their collective disappointment about their union’s silence after Hamas’ attack on Israel. Showrunners including Hank Steinberg (Without a Trace), Howard Gordon (Homeland), Joel Fields (The Americans) and Marc Guggenheim (Legends of […]

President Biden Says Support for Israel, Ukraine Is “Vital” for U.S. Security, Will Ask Congress for Billions

President Joe Biden declared it is “vital for America’s national security” for Israel and Ukraine to succeed in their wars, making the case Thursday night for deepening U.S. involvement in two unpredictable foreign conflicts as he prepared to ask for billions of dollars in military assistance for both countries. If international aggression is allowed to […]

Anti-Defamation League CEO: How Hollywood Can Help Israel While It’s At War (Guest Column)

The co-creator of the popular Netflix show Fauda, which depicts the conflicts and challenges of a fictional elite Israeli special forces unit, once had an idea for a storyline in which hundreds of Hamas terrorists infiltrate Israel and overwhelm a village. But, as Avi Issacharoff told a reporter, he decided not to go with it because “it […]

Oprah Winfrey Disputes Mitt Romney’s Claim That She Asked to Join Him on a Unity Presidential Ticket

Oprah Winfrey is pushing back on a claim made by Sen. Mitt Romney in a new biography. A spokesperson for Winfrey tells The Hollywood Reporter that, despite a claim in a new book, Winfrey was never considering a run for president in 2020 and did not ask Romney to join her on a ticket. “In […]

Democratic Party “Apathy” Is Major Concern in 2024 Elections, Warns ‘Texas, USA’ Director Andrew Morgan

Five years ago, with Beto O’Rourke mounting an electrifying campaign to unseat Ted Cruz from the U.S. Senate, Democrats seemed hopeful that the political winds were shifting in Texas to one day make it a purple state. He ultimately lost by 2.6 percent amid a record turnout for a mid-term election. Since then, Democratic hopes […]

New California Senator Laphonza Butler’s Hollywood Connections

When actress Yvette Nicole Brown first heard that California Gov. Gavin Newsom had appointed Laphonza Butler to serve as U.S. Senator on Oct. 1, filling the seat left vacant following the death of longstanding Democratic senator Dianne Feinstein, her immediate thought was, “Of course.” Having been a part of the search committee that ushered in […]

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy Joins Siblings to Denounce Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Independent Presidential Run

White House hopeful Robert F. Kennedy Jr. announced on Monday a decision to switch parties in his presidential bid by exiting the Democratic party and running as a third party Independent. The move — revealed during a rally held outside the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia that featured remarks by his actress wife Cheryl Hines of […]

Anti-Defamation League Director Criticizes MSNBC Coverage of Attacks on Israel While On Network

Amid the flurry of breaking news coverage of the attacks on Israel, Jonathan Greenblatt, national director and CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, appeared on MSNBC to critique the way the network, as well as some others in media, have depicted the conflict.  Appearing on Morning Joe on Monday, Greenblatt — a frequent guest on cable […]

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Iran’s Narges Mohammadi for “Her Fight Against the Oppression of Women”

Iranian human rights advocate and freedom fighter Narges Mohammadi has won the Nobel Peace Prize 2023, organizers of the award said Friday. The Norwegian Nobel committee that awards the prize lauded Mohammadi for “her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all.” It highlighted: […]

Gov. Gavin Newsom Vetoes WGA and SAG-AFTRA Backed-Bill to Give Unemployment Checks to Striking Workers

California Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill Saturday that would have given unemployment benefits to workers on strike. Newsom said he rejected the bill, which was backed by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA, because the fund that the state uses to pay unemployment benefits is projected to be nearly $20 billion in debt […]

Dianne Feinstein, California Senator Who Broke Gender Barriers, Dies at 90

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the “Year of the Woman” and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died. She was 90. Three people familiar with the situation confirmed her death to The Associated Press on […]

New York Judge Finds Donald Trump and His Sons Liable for Fraud

A judge ruled Tuesday that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House. Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling in a civil lawsuit brought by New York’s attorney general, found that the former president and his company deceived banks, insurers and others by massively […]

Gavin Newsom to Debate Ron DeSantis in Debate Moderated by Fox News Host Sean Hannity

The long-rumored televised debate between California Governor Gavin Newsom and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is officially a go. Fox News says that its 9 p.m. host Sean Hannity will moderate the debate, which will be held Thursday, Nov. 30 in the state of Georgia. The 90-minute debate will take place at a location to be […]

Taylor Swift’s Call for Fans to Register to Vote Helped Drive Surge in Traffic to Registration Site

The nonpartisan nonprofit saw a spike in voter registration, thanks to Taylor Swift. The organization said it had 157,041 eligible voters visit the site on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day, as well as 35,252 new registrations. This came after the Grammy-winning singer took to her Instagram Stories that morning, which has 272 […]

Rep. Ro Khanna: Why I Took a Congressional Delegation to Bollywood (Guest Column)

When I decided to lead the first delegation of lawmakers to India to celebrate the country’s Independence Day earlier this month, I knew that Bollywood had to be a major focus of the trip because it has played such an important role in telling India’s story after colonialism. Hollywood and Bollywood are among the most […]