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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.

Adam Sandler’s Aging Animated Lizard Helps a School Class Navigate the Challenges of Growing Up in ‘Leo’ Trailer

Adam Sandler’s aging class pet is on a mission to live his last days in the world beyond his elementary school terrarium, but upon escaping, finds something even better with his students in the first full trailer for Leo. On Thursday, Netflix released the first full trailer for the animated musical, which also stars Bill […]

“There’s Always a New Battlefront”: How NewFest, New York’s LGBTQ Film Festival, Is Still Surviving

When the 2023 edition of NewFest kicks off on Thursday in New York, the LGBTQ film festival will proudly mark a historic milestone: 35 years of serving LGBTQ audiences and filmmakers. That anniversary will begin with the Oct. 12 opening night premiere featuring Netflix’s Rustin, followed by 14 days of virtual and in-person programming across […]

Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White Plagued by Family Tragedy in Trailer for Wrestling Drama ‘The Iron Claw’

Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White grapple with tragedy and triumph as two of the Von Erich brothers in the first look at A24’s wrestling drama The Iron Claw. The trailer, released on Wednesday, explores how the real-life Erich wrestling empire was built — and brought to the deadly brink — by Jack Adkisson Sr., known […]

Kerry Washington on Her Parents’ Plan to Take Sperm Donor Secret to the Grave: “They Thought They Were Protecting Me”

Kerry Washington says that her parents planned to take the secret of her being conceived by a sperm donor “to the grave,” in a move the actress says was an “act of love.” The Scandal and UnPrisoned actress revealed that she found out over half a decade ago that her father wasn’t her biological parent […]

Dwayne Johnson Says He Learned “My Lessons Fast” After Facing Criticism Over Maui Wildfire Fund

Dwayne Johnson says he’s been moved by all the messages he’s received from survivors that have benefited from The People’s Fund of Maui following last month’s wildfires, but that he also appreciates those who spoke openly about their issues with the fund. The actor and producer responded to the public criticism of the fund, which […]

‘The Last of Us’ Star Ashley Johnson and Six Other Women Allege Sexual, Physical Abuse by Brian Foster

The Last of Us star Ashley Johnson, who voices the protagonist Ellie in the popular PlayStation video game series, has filed a lawsuit against Brian Foster, her ex-boyfriend and a former fellow castmember of the Dungeons & Dragons-themed web series Critical Role, alleging physical and sexual violence, as well as mental and emotional abuse. The […]

Jessica Lange Says She Plans to Retire From Acting Soon as “Creativity Is Secondary Now to Corporate Profits” in Filmmaking

Jessica Lange doesn’t think she’s going to work in filmmaking much longer after feeling that “creativity is secondary now to corporate profits.” In a new interview with The Telegraph published Thursday, the Oscar-winning actress spoke about her love of photography, bouts of loneliness, never feeling comfortable with fame and why she thinks the industry is […]

Creative Collective to Launch CultureCon Studios, HBCU Experience and Awards Celebration in 2024 (Exclusive)

The Creative Collective NYC is expanding its programming beyond CultureCon with three new ventures set to launch alongside the return of the annual multi-coastal convention. The community collective, which produces the annual convention geared towards Black and Brown creatives and provides networking events and resources to Black and Brown professionals, is set to launch a […]

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Live-Action Work in Development at CD Projekt Red, Anonymous Content

CD Projekt Red is teaming with Anonymous Content to develop a live-action project set within the universe of Cyberpunk 2077. The project, which will feature an all-new story set in the world of the game franchise, is still in the early development stages and currently looking for a screenwriter, CK Projekt Red announced Thursday. The […]

Roy Wood Jr. Exits ‘The Daily Show’ as Correspondent, Says He Would Consider Host if Offered

Roy Wood Jr. has formally announced his plans to leave The Daily Show. The comedian and correspondent for the Comedy Central series revealed his plans to leave the show amid its search for a new host in an interview with NPR published on Thursday. The decision to leave, according Wood, was based on the demand […]

‘Here Lies Love’ Teams With Gold House, The Asian American Foundation for Broadway Ticket Initiative

Broadway’s Here Lies Love, the disco-pop musical from David Byrne and Fatboy Slim about the infamous former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, is launching a new ticket initiative tied to Filipino American Heritage Month. In an effort to increase access to the historic musical, which features Broadway’s first all-Filipino cast, Here Lies Love‘s producers have partnered with Gold House and The Asian […]

RuPaul Memoir ‘The House of Hidden Meanings’ to Release in March 2024

RuPaul has revealed his next project: A memoir. The queer icon, producer and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race will release The House of Hidden Meanings on March 4, 2024 through HarperCollins, he announced on Instagram Wednesday morning. “After two and a half years, it’s finally here: My memoir,” Paul, said in a brief video (below) […]