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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 won an Emmy Award, as well as three Emmy nominations, for her digital contribution to story coverage. She later moved to Los Angeles to pursue entertainment news at THR.

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15 People Injured in Universal Studios Hollywood Tram Crash, Authorities Say

Fifteen people were injured when a tram crashed at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday night, according to authorities. The Los Angeles County Fire Department shared on social media that it responded to the theme park just after 9 p.m. for reports of a crash. “A tram tour was in progress on the Universal Studios Hollywood […]

Kevin Bacon Returns to High School Where ‘Footloose’ Was Filmed After Student Campaign

Kevin Bacon returned to the high school where 1984’s Footloose was filmed, 40 years after the movie’s release. The actor gave a speech to the school’s student body in Payson, Utah, on Saturday, following a student-led social media campaign, hoping to get Bacon to attend the prom before the school was relocated. Local news outlet […]

Zendaya on What Serena Williams Told Her After Watching ‘Challengers’ Performance

Zendaya is revealing what tennis superstar Serena Williams thought of her latest performance in Challengers. The actress, who plays tennis player-turned-coach Tashi Duncan in the Luca Guadagnino-directed movie, recently spoke to Entertainment Tonight about her conversation with the legendary athlete. “She was like, ‘I know there definitely weren’t real [tennis] balls,'” Zendaya recalled. “She knows. […]

Original ‘Blair Witch’ Cast Asks Lionsgate for Retroactive Residuals and Consultation on Future Projects

The stars of The Blair Witch Project have come together with a public proposal to Lionsgate after the studio recently announced a partnership with Blumhouse for a reboot of the 1999 horror sensation. Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams wrote in a statement on Saturday that they’re asking Lionsgate for retroactive and future residual […]

Ncuti Gatwa Says While “White Mediocrity” Gets Celebrated, Black People Must Be “Flawless” to Get Half That

Doctor Who star Ncuti Gatwa is getting candid about his battle with acceptance. The actor, who has faced backlash for his role as the hit show’s first Black lead, recently opened up in an interview with Attitude magazine about what he’s learned over the years regarding what he deserves in life. “We’re trained to be […]

Post Malone Says He Was “Beyond Honored” to Collaborate With Taylor Swift on “Fortnight”

Post Malone is feeling even better now that his song with Taylor Swift has officially dropped. The singer-rapper, featured on Swift’s track “Fortnight” from her 11th studio album The Tortured Poets Department, released Friday, shared some sweet words on their collaboration and friendship. “It’s once in a lifetime that someone like @taylorswift comes into this world,” Malone […]

Bill Maher Says ‘Quiet on Set’ Made Nickelodeon Look Like “Neverland Ranch With Craft Services”

Bill Maher took some time during his “New Rules” segment on Real Time Friday to offer his takeaways from the Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV docuseries. “As one of the few people in the public eye who’s gone through life and never had kids, someone’s got to tell me why I’m […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Crowns Winner for Season 16

[The following story includes spoilers for the season 16 finale of RuPaul‘s Drag Race.] RuPaul’s Drag Race has crowned a new champion. Nymphia Wind happily accepted the crown for America’s Next Drag Superstar during the season 16 finale on Friday night, becoming the first Taiwanese American drag queen to be named the show’s winner. Her final lip sync […]

Jon M. Chu Among Guest Speakers USC Decided to “Release” From 2024 Commencement

The University of Southern California has decided to “release” guest speakers and honorees from attending this year’s commencement on May 10. Among those who were set to be featured at the main commencement program were Wicked filmmaker Jon M. Chu as the commencement speaker, and honorary degree recipient’s tennis star Billie Jean King, Maria Rosario Jackson […]

Taylor Swift Unveils Music Video for “Fortnight” With Post Malone From ‘The Tortured Poets Department’

Taylor Swift has released the music video for “Fortnight” featuring Post Malone from her new album, The Tortured Poets Department. The track is the first single from the record, which the singer released early Friday. In the footage, Swift and Post Malone play ex-lovers, with the latter trying to save the singer who appears trapped […]

Debi Mazar Says She Regrets Turning Down ‘The Wedding Singer’ Role: “Made a Stupid Decision”

Debi Mazar is still mourning a role she passed on in the 1998 beloved rom-com The Wedding Singer. The actress revealed during a surprise virtual appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show Friday that she turned down the opportunity to play Holly Sullivan, cousin and friend to Julia Sullivan (Drew Barrymore), in the movie also starring Adam […]

Taylor Swift Breaks Multiple Records at Spotify With ‘The Tortured Poets Department’ Album

Breaking records is nothing new to Taylor Swift, and she’s done it again with her 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. Spotify revealed on Friday, mere hours after the Grammy-winning singer dropped the album that Tortured Poets became the audio giant’s most-streamed album in a single day. Swift also became the most-streamed artist in […]