- Currently: Associate Editor at The Hollywood Reporter - Iranian-American journalist who loves to nerd out over pop culture.
It has been over two years since anyone has heard a word from The Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart clerk Apu — a silence that looks to be indefinite following Hank Azaria's confirmation to The New York Times on Tuesday that he will no longer voice the character.
Hachette Book Group will no longer publish Woody Allen's memoir, Apropos of Nothing. "At HBG we take our relationships with authors very seriously, and do not cancel books lightly," the publishing company said in a statement.
Ahead of Sara Zandieh's feature directorial debut, the Iranian-American director explains how 'A Simple Wedding' celebrates multiculturalism and feminism while also breaking down stereotypes.
African American stars say productions don't provide makeup artists and hair stylists who are familiar with natural textures and dark skin tones: "It's a real disservice to actors of color."
Filmmakers from two of the 15 shortlisted documentary features reveal how a story about bees became one about fighting for a woman’s livelihood and how a depiction of war-torn Aleppo became a study of one family’s survival.
'Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am' filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders talks about his history with the author, how this tribute to her took shape and the impact in leaves in the wake of her death.
Hit-making producer Linda Perry says she knew Dolly Parton loved her when they first met to create the soundtrack for Netflix's Dumplin', a result of their shared appreciation for working hard and if need be, staying in a studio all night to make movie magic (in this case, movie music magic) happen.
Orlando Jones says he was fired from the Starz series American Gods in September, alleging that new showrunner Charles Eglee decided his character was sending "the wrong message for black America."
Gloria Calderón Kellett says her drive to create stories about the Hispanic community comes from wanting to provide more accurate representations of it in entertainment.
Dante Basco Talks Memoir 'From Rufio to Zuko,' Making a "Blueprint" for Hollywood's Young Actors of Color
The 'Hook' and 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' actor hopes his first venture into the book world can be a useful guide to the "next generation of artists."
Scribes Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster detail how personal experiences with fatherhood led to their new film.
Monique Ganderton, the first woman to hold that position on a Marvel film, opens up about dealing with "pressure" in her role, choreographing the climactic fight (without knowing the ending) and breaking barriers in her industry.
Several representatives of minority advocacy groups spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about their reactions to the streamer's disclaimer for films such as 1967's 'The Jungle Book' and 1953's 'Peter Pan.'
When disability lifestyle influencer Lauren "Lolo" Spencer was first approached about taking on a role in the film Give Me Liberty, there were plenty of unique qualities about the story to consider before saying yes.