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How a Set Decorator Turned His MPTF Country House Cottage Into an "'Out of Africa' Retreat" — Leave it to a veteran set dresser like Stephen Koehler, 86, who worked with everyone from Lucille Ball ("she was great") to Otto Preminger ("difficult - I mean, that's how he was"), to have designed the resident's cottage that’s the envy of the rest of the MPTF Country House campus.

102-Year-Old Hollywood Vet: Walt Disney Hired Me After I Snooped on His Studio — Ruthie Tompson grew up just blocks from Walt and Roy Disney's small animation studio, often peeking her head in on her way to school. Years later, Walt found her tending horses while learning to play polo at a riding academy. He remembered the young snooper and offered her a job.

Meet the Oldest Working Member of SAG — A version of this story first appeared in the May 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. "With John Oliver's show, they said, 'Get Connie to do this,' " 10-year home resident Connie Sawyer recalls of a bit part she played on a recent episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight.

Tony Kushner, Beau Willimon Reveal How to Write for Hollywood Without Ever Leaving New York — What happens when you put four New York-based theater greats (who also write for Hollywood) in a room and ask them to dish about the differences between the two cultures? A lot of smart conversation, not all of it precisely on point.

'Ella Enchanted' Director: 'Late Late Show' Stunt at My House Was Completely Unplanned — James Corden shot an episode at his house - and it's not the first time the property has been sought out for filming. This story first appeared in the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

A Life in Words and Doodles: 'New Yorker' Cartoonist and 'Girls' Writer Releases Memoir — To readers of The New Yorker, he's BEK - a gifted observer of modern human foibles, who signs his cartoons with three boxed initials, piled in the corner like alphabet blocks.

Waiter Who Played Role in Mayweather-Pacquiao Deal Hasn't Been Paid — Actor-waiter Gabriel Salvador introduced Leslie Moonves to Manny Pacquiao's father, setting the wheels in motion for the joint PPV venture between Showtime and HBO that's expected to bring in a record-breaking $600 million: "Something would be nice." This story first appeared in the March 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

SXSW: 'Creative Control' Sells Audiences on 'Mad Men' of the Future — The heat returned to Austin's South by Southwest Film Festival this year, with several major Hollywood premieres - Trainwreck, Spy and a surprise screening of Furious 7 - scoring big with audiences. But the fest has re-established its street cred on the indie side of things, too.

SXSW: Eden Brolin Signs With Paradigm — Eden Brolin has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for representation in all areas. The deal comes on the heels of Brolin's starring debut in I Dream Too Much, which premiered on Monday at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

SXSW: 'Krisha,' 'Peace Officer' Awarded Grand Jury Prizes — Trey Edward Shultz' Krisha was awarded the jury award in the narrative feature competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival, which handed out its prizes Tuesday night at an awards ceremony at the Paramount Theater, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Vanessa Bayer.
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Apr 27, 2015

Wait, that's Oliver Sacks? Shut up and take my money.

Apr 23, 2015

It's a shonda what happened to the nice doctor with the good hair.

Apr 20, 2015

I hope Veep kills off 3/4 of these characters on a big Dynasty-style cliffhanger

Apr 19, 2015

@Filmdrunk reverse engineered asparagus pee, so you've been drinking pee

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