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Abbey White

Associate Editor & News Writer

Abbey White is an associate editor and news writer for The Hollywood Reporter’s digital team, where they also report, edit and web produce features spanning film, TV, awards, theater, animation, children's & family, inclusion and more. A Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY alum, they’ve been recognized as a 2022 Curve Emerging Journalist, ASME Awards finalist, National A&E Journalism Awards winner and GLAAD Media Award nominee, among other honors.

Paul Simon Says He “Lost Most of the Hearing in My Left Ear,” May Not Return to Live Performing

Paul Simon says he has lost much of his hearing in his left ear, impacting his ability to continue performing his music live. The singer-songwriter, one-half of the former music duo Simon & Garfunkel, opened up about his sudden hearing loss in a recent interview with the U.K.’s The Times. The Grammy winner said it […]

‘Dragnet,’ Children’s Entertainment Highlighted in New USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center Gun Safety Study and Guide

The real-world impact of firearm representation in police programming like Dragnet, children’s shows and in storylines that feature women and gun are among the trends explored in a new media guide released by the Hollywood, Health, & Society at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. Published Tuesday, Trigger Warning: Gun Guidelines for the Media is a first-of-its-kind resource […]

Melissa McCarthy Says Working for Someone Who Ran a “Volatile, Hostile Set” Taught Her to Advocate for Herself

Melissa McCarthy said she worked for someone in Hollywood who created a set so “volatile” and “hostile” it made her physically ill, but that the experience led to her learning how to advocate for herself in Hollywood. The Little Mermaid actress spoke about the experience in an extensive interview with The Guardian, in which she […]

Def Leppard Drummer Rick Allen Is “Thankful That I’m Still Here” After Being Assaulted in Florida

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he hit his head on the pavement after being attacked following a show in Florida last March, but is now feeling “grateful” for his loved ones amid his recovery. The musician sat down for his first and so far only interview about the incident with Good Morning America, revealing […]

‘Elemental,’ ‘Bottoms,’ ‘Chasing Chasing Amy’ and ‘Our Son’ Among Frameline’s 2023 Festival Lineup

Frameline’s 2023 festival lineup includes Pixar’s new film Elemental, the Ayo Edebiri and Rachel Sennott-starring Bottoms, a screening of Chasing Amy and its new reflective doc, Chasing Chasing Amy, and the Billy Porter and Luke Evans-led Our Son. The 47th edition of the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival runs June 14-24 and will feature […]

David Zaslav Gets Booed at Boston University Graduation Amid the Writers Strike

David Zaslav was met with boos and angry chants from students after taking the stage at Boston University on Sunday to accept his honorary degree and give the 2023 commencement speech. Those cries began as early as the Warner Bros. Discovery CEO’s introduction by BU President Robert A. Brown during the 150th commencement exercises at […]

The Charitable Foundations and Local Agencies Stepping in to Support Industry Members During the Writers Strike

When the Writers Guild strike began on May 2, it wasn’t just union members trying to anticipate what a months-long work stoppage might mean. A number of industry and writer-adjacent organizations on both coasts had already begun discussions about the work stoppage’s potential impact in the weeks before negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance […]

NBCU Launch Unveils Below-the-Line Traineeship and Production Assistant Initiative (Exclusive)

NBCU Launch is unveiling two new below-the-line diversity, equity and inclusion efforts aimed at boosting representation in key production roles within the TV industry. The Below-the-Line Traineeship and Production Assistant Initiative will offer opportunities for paid on-the-job experiences on NBCUniversal TV productions to qualified talent from communities historically marginalized within the industry. The pipeline programs […]

Jordan Peele, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Lulu Wang and Kevin Feige Top USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, Adobe Foundation’s New Inclusion List

Jordan Peele, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Lulu Wang, Kevin Feige, Will Packer, Universal and A24 are among the most inclusive directors, producers and distributors in Hollywood, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Adobe Foundation’s newly unveiled The Inclusion List The first-of-its-kind ranking system for representation and inclusion in Hollywood films based entirely on data was […]

‘Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me’ Team on Why They Did the Doc Now and That Ending Twist

Over the last several years, the documentary space has increasingly explored a topic that director Ursula Macfarlane and producer Alexandra Lacey say it never would have even just 10 years ago: wronged women. “This film wouldn’t have been made in this way even five years ago — certainly, not 10 years ago,” doc director Ursula […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Not Injured in New York Car Chase

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were in a “near catastrophic car chase” in New York City on Tuesday night, but there were no collisions or injuries as a result. A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that the incident, which took place following their appearance at a Ms. Foundation gala alongside Markle’s […]

The Weeknd Addresses ‘The Idol’ Director Departure, Calls Filming Reports “Ridiculous”

The Idol star Abel Tesfaye says he posted the clip from the HBO series that went viral because he wanted to meet a “ridiculous” report with a “ridiculous response.” Published on Tuesday as part of a cover story with Vanity Fair spanning his rise in music and his decision to branch out in new creative […]