Ariel Kay
Ariel Kay is a pop culture enthusiast whose work has appeared on Television Without Pity, Film Journal International, and Crushable. She studied Film at Smith College, where she also made time to hone her crochet skills, in hopes of become an Etsy millionaire.

Latest Articles

Meet Malese Jow, 'The Flash's Linda Park

I've got one rule when it comes to dating: if you perform karaoke, and anyone at the bar is still interested in getting to know you after you've stepped off the stage, they're probably a keeper. That'...
By Ariel Kay

A 'Revenge' Favorite Is Back on TV

Part of growing up is realizing that your parents are fallible. It happens to everyone, but not everyone has to deal with the same level of fallibleness. Margarita Levieva's character on
By Ariel Kay

Your Guide to Getting Blitzed During the Big Game

The Super Bowl: like many great American traditions (Mardi Gras, homecoming weekend, Flag Day), the biggest sporting event of the year is best enjoyed if you leave your sobriety at home. Whether you'r...
By Ariel Kay

Everything We Know About 'Homeland' Season 5

When Homeland's Season 4 finale came to a close without a single bomb exploding, gun firing, or character suddenly dying, some viewers were less than thrilled. This isn't the high-stakes, action-packe...
By Ariel Kay

What Are Hakeem's Chances Of Getting Empire?

Like the Lyon family on Empire, I also grew up in a family with three brothers. We weren't hip hop prodigies like the Lyons, but our parents always told us they loved us equally anyway. Empire's patri...
By Ariel Kay

Why 'The Originals' New Rebekah Matters

You would think that, after centuries of living together, a certain vampire family would have learned to just get along. But nope. The Mikaelsons, despite having been alive since the Middle Ages, stil...
By Ariel Kay

'Glee's Jane Hayward Fights Sexism This Season

I'll admit, when I heard that Glee was once again 
By Ariel Kay

Critics' Choice Awards Are Great Oscar Predictors

I'm a self-confessed awards show junkie. I watch them all: the SAG Awards, Directors Guild Awards, Independent Spirit Awards — I'd probably watch the Award Show Guild Awards, if such a thing existed (...
By Ariel Kay

'Empire' Has Some A-List Guest Stars This Season

After Empire's premiere last Wednesday, we quickly learned that Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. But the show's players behind the scenes are just a...
By Ariel Kay

'Empire' is Basically a 'Hustle & Flow' Sequel

It's been nearly a decade since Hustle & Flow was released, and a lot has changed in both Hollywood and television. But people still know a good thing when they see one, and pairing Terrence Howar...
By Ariel Kay

The Rucker Family Is the Kardashians of the South

Move over Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, 'cause there's a new trio of cute and sassy sisters on reality TV. Love Thy Sister's Ruby, Ione, and Ellen Rucker may not have alliterative names or famous badonkad...
By Ariel Kay

Thanks To 'Empire,' Jussie Smollett is Back!

Fame can be a fickle thing. One day you're on top of the world, starring in movies and TV shows, and the next thing you know, you're old news. That's what could've happened to Jussie Smollett, a forme...
By Ariel Kay

'Galavant' Could Be Mallory Jansen's Launch Pad

With Into the Woods now in theaters, Frozen on every movie channel, and Peter Pan Live! a not-so-distant memory, I can understand if you're a little over musicals at the moment. All that cheeriness — ...
By Ariel Kay

This Legend Just Became a Kennedy Center Honoree

Being a ballerina isn't all tutus and twirling. Though it's designed to look light and effortless, ballet is the most difficult and competitive form of dance there is. To rise to the top of the pack, ...
By Ariel Kay

The 10 Best Vines by Women That You Need To See

Though it had already been around for a little while, in 2014 Vine exploded on the digital scene. Your best friends, your little sister, your favorite celebrities — everyone was sharing the funniest s...
By Ariel Kay

Where To Find Matt Bomer After 'White Collar'

Goodbye television, hello movie stardom. In five simple words, that seems to be Matt Bomer's career plan for the next few years. The guy has stuck it out for over 80 episodes of White Collar alone, so...
By Ariel Kay

'Real World: Skeletons' Is Absolutely Insane

The Real World franchise has now existed for 30 seasons, With the premiere of Rea
By Ariel Kay

15 Best TV Quotes of 2014 You Should Never Forget

The end of the year is always bittersweet. And that sentiment counts for TV as much as, you know, real life. We lost some good shows this year. Suburgatory, Sons of Anarchy, Boardwalk Empire, you'll a...
By Ariel Kay

Amal Alamuddin Is 2014's Most Fascinating Person

How many times did we hear George Clooney say he'd never get married? And how many thousands of women wished he'd change his mind? Ironically enough, the woman who finally became Mrs. Clooney earlier ...
By Ariel Kay

Taylor Swifts Talks Sexism with Barbara Walters

Taylor Swift is having a pretty great birthday week. The "Blank Space" singer turned 25 on Dec. 13, and she has two hits on the Billboard Hot 100 to help her celebrate. Even better: Swi
By Ariel Kay