Senior Writer, The Hollywood Reporter. Tip jar: seth.abramovitch@thr.com

SXSW: 'The Breakfast Club' Restored for 30th Anniversary Screening

hollywoodreporter.com — Thirty years later, you didn't forget. Long before the young-adult era, there was The Breakfast Club -andnot many films have touched it since. The late writer-director John Hughes' coming-of-age masterwork, a cross-caste collision of five American teens sentenced to weekend detention, is getting a vivid new print in celebration of its 30th birthday.

'True Blood's' Stephen Moyer Addresses Addiction Battles at Hollywood Panel

hollywoodreporter.com — Stephen Moyer addressed past struggles with substance abuse -- and his 14 years of sobriety -- during a frank discussion on the current state of Hollywood addiction. The True Blood star, 45, was among a half-dozen addiction experts who gathered Friday at Santa Monica's CLARE Foundation, a nonprofit treatment facility serving L.A.'s Westside since 1970, for the panel.

'Parks and Rec' Star Nick Offerman Makes Strange, Raunchy Request for Harris Wittels Remembrance

hollywoodreporter.com — The comedy world is still in mourning over Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels, who died tragically Feb. 19 at age 30 of a suspected drug overdose. Among his many memorable achievements, Wittels worked closely with Parks star Nick Offerman to develop his Ron Swanson character's sax-playing alter-ego, Duke Silver.

'Parks and Rec' Writer Harris Wittels' Death at 30: Humblebrags and the Specter of Heroin

hollywoodreporter.com — The loss of Parks and Recreation co-executive producer Harris Wittels -- discovered dead at age 30 in his Los Feliz home Feb. 19 after a suspected heroin overdose -- has sent shock waves through the Hollywood comedy world, where the rising star was considered one of the most gifted in the business.

Oscar’s First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated ‘No Blacks’ Hotel in L.A.

ca.movies.yahoo.com — Read 'Oscar's First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated 'No Blacks' Hotel in L.A.' on Yahoo Movies Canada. On a February afternoon in 1940, Hattie McDaniel - then one of the biggest African-American movie stars in the world - marched into the Culver City offices of producer David O.

Oscars: Red-Carpet Crasher Vitalii Sediuk Is Back in L.A.

hollywoodreporter.com — He's back, and he's bearded. Vitalii Sediuk -- the scourge of A-list celebrities and the security personnel hired to protect them -- has returned to Los Angeles, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Ukrainian prankster, whose most recent headline-grabbing stunt involved tackling Kim Kardashian's legs at a Paris fashion event in Sept.

Mo'Nique: I was 'blackballed' after winning my Oscar

cnn.com — As The Hollywood Reporter recognizes the 75th anniversary of McDaniel's historic win, we speak at length with Mo'Nique about her debt to her movie-star idol, her memories of her own Oscar night and the dramatic turn her career has taken in the five years since.

'Deer Hunter' Director's First Interview in 13 Years: Michael Cimino Touts Clint Eastwood for President, Blasts Rumors He's Becoming a Woman

hollywoodreporter.com — From genius auteur to Hollywood pariah in the space of two films: That is director Michael Cimino's legacy to bear. Born in New York City in 1939 to a music-publisher father and costume-designer mother, the writer and Oscar-winning director and producer of the groundbreaking 1978 Vietnam War feature The Deer Hunter first made a name for himself on Madison Avenue, directing visually striking TV spots for the likes of Kodak, Pepsi and United Airlines.

Oscar's First Black Winner Accepted Her Honor in a Segregated 'No Blacks' Hotel in L.A.

hollywoodreporter.com — On a February afternoon in 1940, Hattie McDaniel - then one of the biggest African-American movie stars in the world - marched into the Culver City offices of producer David O. Selznick and placed a stack of Gone With the Wind reviews on his desk.

Mo'Nique: I Was "Blackballed" After Winning My Oscar

hollywoodreporter.com — At the 2010 Academy Awards, Mo'Nique wore white gardenias in her hair - just as Hattie McDaniel had in 1940 when she became the first African-American actress to win an Oscar. The Precious star later thanked McDaniel in her best supporting actress acceptance speech "for enduring all that she had to, so that I would not have to."
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Mar 01, 2015

@r0bwatson no comment on those guys. I thought she was relaxed, very funny. The monologue had no songs yet she made it work.

Mar 01, 2015

@SladeHV the shining a light part, the piggybacking part

Feb 27, 2015

Well-spoken and compassionate man. RT @THR: Stephen Moyer Addresses His Addiction Battles at Hollywood Panel thr.cm/sGMQlO

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