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Degen Pener

Deputy Editor

Degen Pener is the Deputy Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. He oversees style, lifestyle and culture coverage, including stories on real estate, philanthropy, fashion, beauty, art, travel, dining and spirits, automotive, watches and jewelry, design and architecture and shopping. He has previously written for The New York Times, Out, InStyle, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Santa Barbara Magazine, Wallpaper, Veranda and New York Magazine.

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John Mayer Designed a New Watch That He Predicts “Will Outlive Me”

John Mayer has legendary status among watch lovers. A major collector for years — renowned not only for his connoisseurship of luxury timepieces but also his knowledge of what makes some of the most complicated examples tick — he’s now joined the ranks of the few celebrities (LeBron James, Travis Scott) who have designed a […]

Fifth Avenue’s Tallest Residential Building, Due in 2025, Opens Sales and Reveals Design Plans

When 520 Fifth opens next year in Manhattan, due to be the tallest residential tower on Fifth Avenue, residents will live in a classic-luxe property that takes cues from such nearby historic buildings as the New York Public Library and Grand Central Station. Located at the corner of 43rd Street, the skinny, supertall project from […]

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert Sells Home in Remote Bell Canyon Outside L.A. for $4.35M

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert has sold his home in Bell Canyon, California — a hilly remote area in Ventura County outside Los Angeles County — after nearly six months on the market. The final sale price was $4.35 million for the modern-contemporary house. It boasts five bedrooms and six baths in 7,021-square-feet of interior space. […]

‘Selling The Hamptons’ Season 2 Brings New Castmembers to the Real Estate Drama

On the second season of Max’s real estate reality show Selling the Hamptons, bad-boy agent and new castmember Dylan Eckardt reveals to the cameras regarding his castmates: “I barely like them at all.” In another scene, agent Peggy Zabakolas walks away from a team get-together and says to her fellow agent (and onetime singer) Ashley […]

How Are Luxury Brands Leveraging the Red Carpet? Launchmetrics’ March 20 Panel Offers an Inside Look

Barbie‘s global take will soon top $1.5 billion — and that’s only in box-office receipts. From Chanel, TAG Heuer and Moschino to the Mattel dolls and other products that had a showcase in the 2023 blockbuster, the exposure these and other brands enjoyed combined with consumer purchases to undoubtedly push that film’s economic impact to […]

Ryan Serhant Says “Shouting It From the Mountains” Is Key to Success in Any Business

There are people who stay on message — and then there’s Ryan Serhant. The celebrity real estate broker, who gained global fame for his appearances on Million Dollar Listing New York, is hyper-focused, direct and as polished as the gleaming surfaces of the mega-penthouses he sells in Manhattan. Not a bad look when you’ve just […]

Roger Federer “Cried Like Six Times” Watching Amazon Doc About Last 12 Days of His Tennis Career

Roger Federer — who’s about to get the sports doc treatment on Amazon — has had a busy few days in Los Angeles. On March 10, he attended the Oscars for the second time with his wife Mirka, and afterward hit the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Two nights later, Federer and eyewear company Oliver Peoples […]

Joe Jonas Sells New York City Condo With Huge Terrace for $5.36M (Exclusive)

Joe Jonas has just sold a New York City condo that he listed four months ago. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the property just closed at a sale price of $5.36 million, after being listed for just shy of $6 million. The light-filled unit, clocking in at 2,907 square feet, is located in downtown […]

See the 1949 Dior Gown That Inspired Anya Taylor-Joy’s 2024 Oscars Look

Just as the new Apple TV+ series The New Look takes viewers back to the 1940s — when Christian Dior erupted onto the fashion scene — the 2024 Oscars also provided a portal back to that era of elegance. Academy Awards presenter and Dune: Part Two actress Anya Taylor-Joy stunned Sunday night wearing a Dior […]

Even When Naked, a Watch is a Must-Have Accessory At the Oscars — Just Ask John Cena

Watch spotting at the Oscars is always catnip for timepiece lovers, as the biggest stars walk the red carpet wearing a parade of hyped horological mechanisms by the likes of Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Jacob & Co., IWC, Cartier and Rolex (typically their own as that brand doesn’t gift or lend its pieces). Falling into that […]

Josh Flagg Joins Compass Brokerage, Returns Soon for ‘Million Dollar Listing’ Season 15 (Exclusive)

Josh Flagg is moving to a new home — a new home brokerage, that is. The celebrity real estate agent and Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles star is joining Compass in its Beverly Hills Office, as Flagg reveals exclusively to The Hollywood Reporter. “I made the strategic decision to join the top brokerage in the […]

Vanity Fair’s Backdrop for Its Oscars Party Is Being Compared to McDonald’s

Some social media users on X (formerly Twitter) have come for the red and yellow backdrop at Vanity Fair’s 2024 Oscar Party, complaining that the colors remind them of the McDonald’s fast-food chain. Scores of stars walked the carpet at the magazine’s Academy Awards afterparty, one of the most exclusive invites in Hollywood, from Kendall […]