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Carly Thomas

Associate Editor

Carly Thomas has been an Associate Editor for online at The Hollywood Reporter since November 2022. After graduating from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, she worked for three years as a Digital Content Producer/Lead Digital Producer for WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her digital contribution to story coverage. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue entertainment news at THR.

Priyanka Chopra Recounts NICU Experience Following Daughter’s Premature Birth: “I Didn’t Know if She Would Make it”

Priyanka Chopra is opening up about the terrifying months that followed the birth of her and Nick Jonas’ daughter and their reason for choosing surrogacy. Nearly a year after their baby, Malti, was born, the actress detailed the moments when her daughter had to be delivered preterm, a full trimester before her due date, in […]

Aaron Carter Benefit Concert Raises More Than $150K for Nonprofit

A benefit concert honoring the late Aaron Carter raised more than $150,000 for a nonprofit organization that brings awareness to children’s mental health.  On Wednesday night, Angel Conrad and Lance Bass hosted the “Songs For Tomorrow” event in Los Angeles. Nick Carter, Bass, David Archuleta, AJ McLean, O-Town, LFO (Brad Fischetti), Ryan Cabrera, B. Howard […]

‘Ginny & Georgia’ Showrunner on Season 2’s Shocking Finale, Mental Health Representation and Season 3 Hopes

[The following story includes major spoilers from Ginny & Georgia season two.] Season two of Netflix’s mother-daughter coming-of-age series Ginny & Georgia brought more drama, lovable family moments, shocking developments and even more questions heading into a possible season three. Created by Sarah Lampert and showrun by Debra J. Fisher, the show follows the confusing, lovable and sometimes […]

C.J. Harris, Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant, Dies at 31

C.J. Harris, a prominent contestant on the 13th season of American Idol, died Sunday night in Jasper, Ala. He was 31.  The Walker County Coroner’s Office confirmed the singer was rushed to Walker Baptist Medical Center after suffering from cardiac arrest. At this time, they believe his cause of death was possibly a heart attack.  Harris, born […]

Critics Choice Awards: Brendan Fraser Gets Emotional Accepting Best Actor Honor for ‘The Whale’

Brendan Fraser shared a powerful message while holding back tears as he accepted the award for best actor for The Whale at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association,” The Mummy actor said. “It was Herman Melville who once wrote that ‘there are only five critics in America. The […]

Critics Choice Awards: Chelsea Handler Mocks James Corden’s Restaurant Controversy During Monologue

Chelsea Handler mocked several controversial topics from last year during her monologue at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards. “It is an honor to be here hosting tonight after everything that we’ve all been through together over the past few years, between COVID, Monkeypox, the Don’t Worry Darling press tour,” the comedian said. “It’s been a […]

Al Brown, ‘The Wire’ and ‘Commander in Chief’ Actor, Dies at 83

Al Brown, who portrayed Stan Valchek, the eventual police commissioner for the Baltimore Police Department on David Simon’s The Wire, died Friday. He was 83. TMZ reported that Brown, who had Alzheimer’s disease, died in Las Vegas, according to his daughter, Jenny. On Saturday, a statement posted to a Facebook account dedicated to the actor announced […]

Lisa Rinna Gets Candid About ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Departure: “Hated This Year”

Lisa Rinna is addressing her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills exit for the first time since announcing her departure from the Bravo franchise.  Speaking to Interview magazine for a piece published online Friday, the Days of Our Lives alum got candid about her reason for leaving, saying, “I had a rough year.”  “I never think, ‘Oh wow. It’s […]

Christina Applegate to Attend Critics Choice Awards in a First Since Her Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Christina Applegate’s award show return will be one to remember at Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards.  The Bad Moms actress, who is nominated for best actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s Dead to Me, is set to attend an awards ceremony for the first time since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Applegate has received two […]

Jamie Lee Curtis to Miss Critics Choice Awards After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Jamie Lee Curtis said she won’t be attending Sunday’s Critics Choice Awards after testing positive for COVID-19.  The Halloween Kills star is nominated for best supporting actress for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.  Curtis took to Instagram on Friday, expressing her frustration. “Fuck COVID! Sadly, this head cheerleader is not going to […]

Sarah Jessica Parker Teases John Corbett’s Return to ‘And Just Like That’ 

Sarah Jessica Parker teased John Corbett’s return to And Just Like That on Instagram Friday.  The social post featured a carousel of photos with Parker and Corbett walking down a New York City street, holding hands, with the caption, “Shh. Don’t tell anyone.”  Last year, Entertainment Tonight reported that Parker confirmed Corbett would be coming back to the Sex […]

‘The Last of Us’ Star Bella Ramsey Comes Out as Gender Fluid

The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey has come out as gender fluid.  Ahead of the series’ debut, she sat down with The New York Times for an interview published online Wednesday and was candid about how she identifies.  “I guess my gender has always been very fluid,” Ramsey said. “Someone would call me ‘she’ or […]