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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.

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Robert Rodriguez Says Alexa PenaVega, Daryl Sabara Weren’t in ‘Spy Kids: Armageddon’ Because “It’d Been So Long” Since Last Film

Robert Rodriguez isn’t against bringing original Spy Kids stars Alexa PenaVega and Daryl Sabara back for another film. But the director says the time between the latest installment, Armageddon, and 2011’s Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World, meant that it was “important to just start the franchise fresh.” The filmmaker spoke about […]

‘Young Love’ Creator Matthew A. Cherry on Bringing a Black, Millennial Family From the Midwest to Animation

With Young Love, the TV spin-off of the Oscar-winning short and beloved book, Max enters a new area of the animated family sitcom. The concept for the show is something creator Matthew A. Cherry tells The Hollywood Reporter was knocking around as a possibility all the way back to the book’s Kickstarter days. “When we […]

‘Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin’ Season 2 Canceled by Peacock Amid Strikes

Peacock has reversed course and canceled the second season of its Pitch Perfect TV spinoff Bumper in Berlin, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The renewal was first announced back in January, after the show’s first six-episode season debuted Nov. 23, 2022. At the time of the renewal, NBCU said?Bumper in Berlin?was the streamer’s top comedy […]

Russell Brand Accused of Exposing Himself Then Joking About Sexual Harassment on Radio Show

Russell Brand is facing a new sexual misconduct allegation, this time for exposing himself to a woman who worked in the same Los Angeles building as the comedian. The alleged incident took place in 2008 according to BBC News, who was first to report and changed the alleged victim’s name to protect her identity. Brand’s […]

‘Fair Play’ Composer on Capturing the “Ticking Time Bomb” Behind the Film’s Central Relationship With Track “One Crest”

In Chloe Domont’s upcoming erotic thriller Fair Play, the relationship between two competitive stock traders — Phoebe Dynevor’s Emily and Alden Ehrenreich’s Luke — goes from fairy tale-esque to a ticking time bomb. It’s a rather fitting dynamic for the soon-to-be-wed couple who both work at the same company in an industry driven by the thrum and […]

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal Go on an Intimate Journey of Love Through Time in ‘All of Us Strangers’ Trailer

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal navigate the past and present of love in the trailer for All of Us Strangers. In the film, helmed by Andrew Haigh, Scott stars as Adam, a man in contemporary London who has a chance encounter with a mysterious neighbor, Mescal’s Harry, one night near his tower block. As the […]

Angelica Ross Says Emma Roberts Apologized for Transphobic Comment on the Set of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’

Emma Roberts has apologized for a transphobic comment she made to Angelica Ross, who accused her former American Horror Story: 1984 co-star of intentionally misgendering her while filming the season. Less than a day after Ross posted an Instagram Live alleging Roberts implied she was a man while the duo was in between takes on […]

Montclair Film Festival Sets ‘Dream Scenario’ and ‘Eileen’ as Opening and Closing Night Films (Exclusive)

The lineup for Montclair Film’s 2023 festival is set to feature screenings of Dream Scenario, Eileen and Stamped From the Beginning, as well as discussions with director Todd Haynes and award-winning musician Jon Batiste. The 12th annual edition of the New Jersey-based event will kick off with an opening night screening and Q&A for Kristoffer […]

New York Convenes First Industry Council to Address Challenges Facing Live Performances

New York has launched a new council aimed at addressing challenges to the city’s live entertainment industry. On Monday, Mayor Eric Adams convened the inaugural meeting of the first-ever Live Performance Industry Council, which features a mix of leaders representing the theater, music and dance industries from the city’s arenas, cultural institutions, unions, nonprofit sector […]

The Second City Opening New York Entertainment Complex in November

The Second City announced plans Tuesday to open a physical location in New York this November, alongside its first slate of shows and cast. The improvisational comedy enterprise, which supports live theater and training, will house its new nearly 12,000 square-foot entertainment complex at 64 N. 9th St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Set to open on […]

Chris Evans Says Audience Appetite for Movies Like ‘Ghosted’ Is There but Apple Film “Could Have Been Better”

Chris Evans is opening up about the critical panning of the Apple action comedy Ghosted and how his busy 2021 impacted his relationship and marriage to Alba Baptista. The man behind Captain America spoke to GQ about his 20-year journey in Hollywood, entering and leaving the MCU and how he’s grappled with fame — and anxiety […]

Ariana Grande, Guillermo del Toro, Padma Lakshmi and More Sign Open Letter Denouncing Book Bans and Their “Chilling Effect” (Exclusive)

Ariana Grande, Guillermo del Toro, Padma Lakshmi, Roxane Gay, Gabrielle Union, Sandra Cisneros, Amanda Gorman, Margaret Cho and Ron Perlman are among the signatories of an open letter calling on creative communities in Hollywood and beyond to leverage their voices to stop book bans. Upwards of 175 actors, musicians, authors, comedians, reality stars, models, media […]