Sam is the Senior Operations Editor of Elite Daily. She is also the captain of Team Jess and a disciple of his holiness Yeezus.

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'Underground's Aisha Hinds Warns That We're Not As Free As We Think In 2017

Underground is not a history lesson. While the WGN America series depicts the very real struggles and achievements of the Underground Railroad, it dives much deeper into the humanity of its characters...
By Samantha Rullo

Bryce From '13 Reasons Why' Is A Rapist Whose Relatability Makes Him Even Scarier

The very premise of 13 Reasons Why suggests that the series is filled with villains. It centers on the story of Hannah Baker, a high school student who killed herself and left behind a set of cassette...
By Samantha Rullo

'13 Reasons Why' Changed From Page To Screen & That's Fine With Jay Asher

When bringing a book from page to screen, things are going to change — it's inevitable. But that doesn't mean fans of a book should write off its adaptation, especially when the author is involved. In...
By Samantha Rullo

Bustle's Most Wanted: Baby Groot From 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2'

As has been the case for the past decade, 2017 is saturated with superhero movies. The year has already brought Logan and The Lego Batman Movie, and before it comes to an end, will see the release of ...
By Samantha Rullo

Hannah Simone Proves That There’s No Need To Fear Change

Though you may know her from New Girl, there's much more to Hannah Simone than Cece Parekh. After spending her childhood in many countries, she's spent her adult life exploring different careers from ...
By Samantha Rullo

Joy Could Be A Great Villain If 'Iron Fist' Would Let Her Grow

Iron Fist has a lot of problems. From major issues that have been criticized for months, like Asian representation and cultural appropriation, to basic struggles with pacing and character development,...
By Samantha Rullo

'Underground's Cast Says Anyone Can Be A Soldier

A woman's hands being lashed until they bleed to save her young brother from the same fate. A man preparing to have his feet cut so badly, he will never walk the same way again. A mother throwing hers...
By Samantha Rullo

One 'Bachelorette' Guy Made A Bad First Impression

When Chris Harrison continuously teased that something "historic" was coming to Nick Viall's After The Final Rose special, I didn't believe him. After all, viewers have been burned before. But then he...
By Samantha Rullo

Everything You Need To Know About Gilmore Girls…

By Samantha Rullo & Kaitlyn "Shea" O'Connor

This Marvel Trivia Will Make A Hero Out Of You

By Samantha Rullo

This Oscars Mixup Moment Might Change Everything

It was the mistake heard 'round the world. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced that La La Land won the 2017 Best Picture Oscar, but when the film's cast and crew took the stage and started their ...
By Samantha Rullo

What Casey Affleck's Oscar Win Says About Power

Though the Academy Awards are meant to be a night of celebration, I found myself filled with dread as the night went on. I knew that one of the night's biggest categories was coming, and with it the p...
By Samantha Rullo

Emma Stone Caps Off A Big Night For 'La La Land'

It seems like every year, the Best Actress category at the Oscars only becomes harder to predict. There have been so many incredible performances by women in film that each nominee — and women who did...
By Samantha Rullo

Jimmy Kimmel Roasted Matt Damon At The Oscars

Attending the Academy Awards may usually be an honor, but there's one celebrity at this year's ceremony who probably would've rather been nominated any other year. See, Matt Damon and Jimmy Kimmel hav...
By Samantha Rullo

Kimmel's Mean Tweets: Oscars Edition Is Hilarious

Let's be honest, we all saw this coming. Of course Jimmy Kimmel released Celebrities Read Mean Tweets: Oscars Edition during the 2017 Academy Awards broadcast. The video compilations are one of the si...
By Samantha Rullo

Sunny Pawar Adorably Recreated 'The Lion King'

There are a lot of celebrities in the house at the Dolby Theatre, but Lion star Sunny Pawar is the 2017 Oscars' true winner. From his adorable red carpet interviews to his encounters with other stars...
By Samantha Rullo

Asghar Farhadi Has A Powerful Oscars Statement

Going into the Academy Awards, we knew that at least one nominee wouldn't be in attendance, The Salesman director, Asghar Farhadi. In a category that was loaded with talent, Farhadi won the Academy Aw...
By Samantha Rullo

The 2017 Oscars Monologue Urges Coming Together

While there are always many things to look forward to during the Academy Awards, this year, one moment stood out above the rest. Given the current political climate and growing discussion around celeb...
By Samantha Rullo

To Men In Positions Of Power Like 'Girls' Chuck

In less than 30 minutes, the Feb. 26 episode of Girls, "American Bitch," can make you feel a lot of things. Confusion, anger, doubt, guilt, shock, and shame all coursed through me as I watched author ...
By Samantha Rullo

It's Time For Women To Get Loud

When you first meet them, VICE correspondents Gianna Toboni and Isobel Yeung don't seem especially loud. The reporters are friendly, polite, and speak carefully when discussing the many issues they've...
By Samantha Rullo

Why Awards Shows Like Billboard's WIM Matter

If you tune into Lifetime on Monday, Dec. 12 at 9 p.m., you may be a little confused. The network is airing the Billboard Women In Music special, which is a completely different event than the Billboa...
By Samantha Rullo

The Full List Of 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

Though there are many, many things that should be left in 2016, there are a few things from the past year that deserve to be celebrated — namely, movies and television shows. Just before the year come...
By Samantha Rullo

How Randall On 'This Is Us' Can Make A Real Impact

Though all of the interwoven storylines on This Is Us bring unique themes and perspectives, one has risen above the rest throughout the first season. In both the past and present, we've seen Randall s...
By Samantha Rullo

The Grammys Snub Your Faves For Album Of The Year

The 2017 Grammys may have a whopping 84 categories, but there's one that stands out above the rest: Album of the Year. Spanning all genres and recognizing a complete work, it's always a highly coveted...
By Samantha Rullo

The Grammys Still Don't Understand Kanye West

Sometimes, you may be tempted to separate Kanye West the person from Kanye West the artist, whether it's when he's going after someone on Twitter, making controversial comments on stage, or giving an ...
By Samantha Rullo

Michelle Mitchenor Knows All About Work Ethic

Upon first viewing, you might not associate the characters of FOX's new series Lethal Weapon with hard work. Though Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and Riggs (Clayne Crawford) are skilled detectives, their pu...
By Samantha Rullo

Someone Allegedly Yells Kill Obama At Trump Speech

Though some votes are still being tallied, the Associated Press reported that Donald Trump has won the presidential election, which meant it was time for his victory speech. While many people were lik...
By Samantha Rullo

Colbert's Speech Encourages Laughter Over Fear

Since Election Day first kicked off this morning, I was looking forward to watching Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?, the late night ...
By Samantha Rullo

Stephen Colbert Gives Trump A Comic Origin Story

The 2016 election isn't over yet, but many Americans likely need a break from all of the speculation and punditry that's causing anxiety across the nation. Luckily, Stephen Colbert's live election spe...
By Samantha Rullo

Yes, Even Matthew McConaughey Dances To Beyoncé

If you skipped out on the 2016 Country Music Association Awards because you're not the biggest country music fan, you seriously missed out. The awards show featured some great performances and appeara...
By Samantha Rullo

A Major A-List Celeb Was Almost On 'Gilmore Girls'

Often, the best intel you can get about a TV show doesn't come from its cast, but the people who worked behind the scenes. That was definitely the case at the first panel of the Gilmore Girls Fan Fest...
By Samantha Rullo

Chelsea Handler Is Reveling In Trump's Emmy Loss

Going into the third and final 2016 Presidential debate, I think all viewers knew we were in for an intense night, but none were as prepared as a certain sharp-witted comedian. Chelsea Handler live tw...
By Samantha Rullo

Twitter Wants Hillary Clinton To Lead The Galaxy

For the span of her career, people have talked about Hillary Clinton's outfits. She's become synonymous with pantsuits, and because of her gender, her appearance has been unfairly scrutinized. But on ...
By Samantha Rullo

What You Didn't Notice About Hillary At The Debate

Finally, the third and final Presidential debate has arrived. On Oct. 19, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off one last time and before the first question was even read, it was clear that Clinto...
By Samantha Rullo

Jon Bernthal Is Making 'The Punisher' His Own

Many of the characters featured in Netflix's Marvel series haven't gotten much attention outside of the original comic books. We may all know Jessica Jones and Luke Cage's names now, but their Netflix...
By Samantha Rullo

This 'TWD' Sneak Peek Teases Rick's Loss

If you couldn't wait another moment for The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, I have great news. Well, maybe I have bad news. It depends on how you feel about certain limbs that belong to Rick Grimes. S...
By Samantha Rullo

'TWD' Will Reveal Negan's Victim In The Premiere

For the past six months, only thing has been on the mind of fans of The Walking Dead: who did Negan kill? The series will finally return for its seventh season on Sunday, Oct. 23, and don't worry, you...
By Samantha Rullo

Kanye West Cut His Meadows Set Short

New York fans of Kanye West have some serious bad luck. At this weekend's Meadows festival, Kanye ended his performance in the middle of the set, citing a "family emergency."  More to come...
By Samantha Rullo

Erica Benamy Is Overcoming Stigma & Others' Doubts

Birth control. For so many women, those two words are part of their daily life — something so routine, they hardly even think about it. So why do those same two words carry such a stigma in our societ...
By Samantha Rullo

The Women In 'Suicide Squad' Deserve More

Suicide Squad had a chance to do something great. The enormous success of Deadpool, an R-rated superhero movie that incessantly mocked its own genre, proved that audiences are more than ready for edgi...
By Samantha Rullo