Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon is the Movies Editor at Bustle. Talk to her about Buffy, ice cream, or Nancy Meyers' interior design.

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Bustle's Editors On Barcelona + Star Wars

What a day it's been. The news today was quite a mix, to say the least, from the tragic (the deadly Barcelona attack) to the entertaining (that huge Star Wars movie announcement). If you're still proc...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Trump's Speech + Heather Heyer

Happy hump day, all! This week has been a doozy so far, and I think we're all letting out major sighs of relief that we're already at Wednesday. Seriously, the weekend cannot come soon enough. There'...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Trump + Taylor Swift

How's it going, everyone? It's been quite a hectic few days, and the news just keeps on coming. From the "Unite the Right" rally and reactions to the Taylor Swift sexual assault trial (more on both th...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Charlottesville + Shonda Rhimes

Happy Monday, everyone! I think I speak for everyone when I say we all could use a break after this absolutely insane weekend. The tragic events in Charlottesville had all our attention, and we can on...
By Rachel Simon

Brie Larson Has The Best Advice If You’re A Major People Pleaser

Brie Larson is known for playing characters who are basically open books, from Room's escape-dreaming Joy to The Glass Castle's memoir-writing Jeanette. But in real life, the actor is a bit more guard...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Taylor Swift + Facebook

Happy Thursday, all! This week (and month... and year) is truly speeding by. Reminder, though, that the Bustle Huddle is taking a Summer Friday tomorrow, so check back in on Monday for your next editi...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On North Korea + Brangelina

Happy hump day, everyone! Hopefully the workweek is speeding by for you, and the casual threat of nuclear war (more on that below) isn't worrying you too much, at least for now. What a totally insane ...
By Rachel Simon

Aubrey Plaza & Elizabeth Olsen Want You To Change Your Instagram Habits

After seeing the new movie Ingrid Goes West, about a mentally ill 20-something who becomes obsessed with an Instagram-famous influencer from L.A., you'll never use social media the same way. Well, at ...
By Rachel Simon

Don't Let Kylie Jenner Make You Feel Sorry For Her

Shortly into the premiere episode of Life of Kylie, its star, Kylie Jenner, announces that she's unsatisfied with her life. "When I know I could buy any car, any house, that happiness lasts two second...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On 'The Bachelorette' + That Epic Group Date Story

How's it going, everyone? Hopefully, you're all at least semi-recovered from last night's insane Bachelorette finale. It's hard to believe that Rachel Lindsay's season has finally come to an end, and ...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Chris Pratt + Anna Faris

Happy Monday, all! It may be a sad start of the week due to the upsetting news that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up, but hey, it can only go up from here. Right? Right?! But still, what he...
By Rachel Simon

Why Toni Collette Won't Settle For Playing The "Mom Of" Or "Wife Of"

Like many female actors, Toni Collette has spent much of her career playing moms, wives, and girlfriends on-screen. From The Sixth Sense to Little Miss Sunshine to The United States of Tara, many of t...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Mexico + 'Real Housewives'

Hello, hello! There's lots to talk about today, from that outrageous call Trump had with Mexico's president to the sad news that Luann and Tom D'Agostino are divorcing. Read on for more on those subje...
By Rachel Simon

How Well Do Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey Really Know Each Other? — VIDEO

In their new movie The Dark Tower, Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey play mortal enemies — Elba is Roland, a gun-toting hero working to save the universe, and McConaughey is Walter, the "Man in Black...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors on Affirmative Action + Immigrants

Happy hump day! Unfortunately, there's not much to celebrate this Wednesday, as the news of the day is pretty depressing. From the Trump administration's immigration plan to its attack on affirmative ...
By Rachel Simon

How Jessica Williams Fights To Be The Movie Star She Knows She Is

There's a scene towards the end of the new Netflix movie The Incredible Jessica James in which Jessica Williams' character, also named Jessica, argues with her love interest in the middle of the stree...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Fox News + 'The Bachelorette'

Happy first day of August, everyone! We're officially in the last real month of summer, so make sure to spend the next couple of weeks soaking it all in before fall comes around. The first day of the ...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Equal Pay Day + 'Game Of Thrones'

It's the last day of July — how crazy is that? Summer is truly speeding by at a breakneck pace, and August will undoubtedly be here and gone before we know it. *Sigh* But July isn't going out quietly....
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Hillary Clinton + Justin Bieber

Happy Thursday! The weekend is looming closer and closer, and I think I'm not alone in feeling that after a week like this one, we can all seriously use a break. Before you start planning all your wee...
By Rachel Simon

Charlize Theron Is Mad AF About This Gender Inequality & You Will Be Too

Charlize Theron is pissed. It's not that Atomic Blonde, her new movie, isn't getting good reviews — the praise started pouring in back in March when the spy thriller premiered at South by Southwest, a...
By Rachel Simon

A Day In The Life Of 2 Badass Hollywood Producers

Ever since Wall Street hit theaters in 1987 and announced to the world that "Greed is good," financial dramas have become as commonplace in Hollywood as rom-coms or horror flicks. From Margin Call to ...
By Rachel Simon

How 2016 Changed Taylor Swift Forever

For as long as I've followed celebrity culture, I've cared about Taylor Swift. I'm not a singer, and my foray into songwriting lasted about two weeks during seventh grade, but like countless others, I...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On ChyRo + The Electoral College

Happy Monday! Hopefully, your weekend was full of holiday parties, hot chocolate, and movie marathons of all the best Christmas classics, from Home Alone to Love, Actually. This week is likely going t...
By Rachel Simon

Celebs Pay Tribute To Zsa Zsa Gabor

A Hollywood legend has passed away. On Sunday, it was announced by Variety that according to the star's rep, Zsa Zsa Gabor had died at the age of 99. Gabor, an actor and personality, had reportedly be...
By Rachel Simon

Imogen Poots Is All About Getting Sh*t Done

There's having a banner year for your career, and then there's Imogen Poots' 2016. Over the course of the last 12 months, the actor has appeared in three acclaimed movies, each as different from each ...
By Rachel Simon

These Are The Best Movies Of 2016

The end of 2016 is finally upon us, and oh, what a year has it been. Between the U.S. presidential election, the deaths of beloved public figures, and massive events like Brexit and Zika, these past 1...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Kanye + 'Rogue One'

Hope everyone had a good Tuesday! This day has been quite, um, interesting, seeing that it started with a Donald Trump-Kanye West meeting that seemed too strange to be real and yet actually, somehow, ...
By Rachel Simon

This Sex-Positive Doc Is A Must-See

When director Garrett Zevgetis first set out to make a documentary at the famed Perkins School for the Blind, he didn't have a specific focus in mind; as he recalled to Independent Magazine in March, ...
By Rachel Simon

The 2017 Grammy Nomination Snubs Are Major

With the release of the 2017 Grammy nominations on Tuesday morning, awards season has officially begun, and they're off to quite a start. From Beyonce getting all those noms for Lemonade to Adele bein...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Standing Rock + 'Westworld'

Happy Monday, everyone! December is officially in full swing, so if you haven't already decorated that Christmas tree and stocked up on comfy sweaters, now's the time. The holidays will be here before...
By Rachel Simon

Gina Rodriguez's Awards Show Is So Empowering

Thanks to her title role on The CW's acclaimed dramedy Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez is no stranger to awards shows. In just three years, the actor has earned a Golden Globe win and several Critics ...
By Rachel Simon

Jessica Chastain Is A Nasty Woman & Proud Of It

It might feel like ancient history now, but it was only a little over a month ago that Donald Trump took the stage at the third presidential debate, glanced over at Hillary Clinton, and muttered the s...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Kanye & Face Masks

Only two days to go until Thanksgiving, people — which means that if you haven't started gathering your cooking items and prepping for the stress that'll inevitably come when distant relatives pile in...
By Rachel Simon

How Two Directors Captured The 2013 Boston Bombing

It's hard to believe that it's been over three-and-a-half years since the Boston Marathon Bombings, the terrorist attack that caused the deaths of three people and injured over 260 others. For those w...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Selena Gomez + Sabra Hummus

Happy Monday, everyone! The first day of the workweek is generally something of a slog, and the first day of a short workweek tends to be even worse. Add in the cold weather (especially if you're in N...
By Rachel Simon

'Fantastic Beasts' Introduces A Huge New Character

For all of the brand-new characters introduced in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it's the one who has a connection to a family fans already know that might have the biggest impact on the fra...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On 'Gilmore Girls' & Black Friday

It's officially hump day, everyone. If you've felt like this week has been dragging on forever, it's not just you — for all of us, these days post-election, pre-Thanksgiving are bound to feel slow. Th...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On 'The Bachelor,' Books, & More

Happy Tuesday, everyone! This time last week, we were all freaking out over the election occurring that night, and while, a week later, things have definitely not calmed down for good, hopefully today...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Obama, Kardashians, & More

How's everyone holding up? Nearly two days after Donald Trump was announced America's president-elect, the country is still reeling from the news. Some people are in celebration mode, but many others ...
By Rachel Simon

What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About Today

For many people, today has been a painful day. It's difficult to come to terms with the fact that, last night, Donald Trump was elected our next president, beating Hillary Clinton, a candidate whose b...
By Rachel Simon