Shannon Carlin
Since earning her master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Shannon has been writing a lot about music, TV, movies and books and getting paid for it. She would really love to talk to you about the "Gilmore Girls."

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How Jenny Slate's New Movie Helped Her Get Through Her Divorce

Director Gillian Robespierre has been known to call her Obvious Child leading lady Jenny Slate her “muse.” It’s flattering, Slate admits, but it’s rather misleading. “Maybe she thinks I’m her muse, bu...
By Shannon Carlin

This Is How These 'GoT' Actors Want Their Characters To Die

When you're an actor on Game of Thrones , you're constantly confronted with death. A recent illustrated guide from The Washington Post clocked the number of deaths on GoT at a whopping 1,243, with man...
By Shannon Carlin

'The Originals' Season 5 Will Be The Final Season

All good things must come to an end, and that seems to be the case for The Originals. According to a statement from creator Julie Plec on Twitter, The Originals Season 5 will be the final season of th...
By Shannon Carlin

Lena Dunham's 'AHS' Season 7 Character Is Still A Mystery

Sure the title is still a mystery, but Ryan Murphy has certainly not been shy about teasing American Horror Story Season 7. Especially when it comes to the cast, which already includes series mainstay...
By Shannon Carlin

This 'AHS' Teaser Will Remind You Why You Hate Clowns

It's coming, so you better get ready. After days of teasing fans, Ryan Murphy swears the official title of American Horror Story Season 7 will be revealed on Thursday. But while you wait, perhaps you'...
By Shannon Carlin

Here's Your First Glimpse At Donald Glover In The 'Star Wars' Spinoff

In a galaxy not so far away, director Ron Howard seemed to reveal the first photo of Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian, but he did so in a pretty sneaky way — potentially even accidentally. See,...
By Shannon Carlin

Khaleesi May Lose A Powerful Ally If This Photo Is To Be Believed

What's evidently clear after the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones is that alliances are going to be important in the race for the Iron Throne. Its current occupant, Cersei Lannister, is trying to ...
By Shannon Carlin

'Landline' Shows The Hopeful Side Of Divorce

Divorce isn’t usually funny, but with their new movie Landline, director Gillian Robespierre and her co-writer Elisabeth Holm found something to laugh about. The indie film tells the story of two sist...
By Shannon Carlin

This Movie Takes A Deep Dive Into 'Wonder Woman's Backstory

Wonder Woman already dominated the 2017 box office once, but can she do it again? Well, she'll get the chance with a new movie telling the story behind Wonder Woman's creation. Gal Gadot will be nowhe...
By Shannon Carlin

Fans Are Convinced Drake Is Working On A Sequel To 'Take Care'

In the last two years, Drake has dropped four projects, but fans believe that right now Drake's working on the sequel to 2011's Take Care. The evidence seems to come from Drake's Instagram, where he a...
By Shannon Carlin

Kesha Will Be Performing At The iHeartRadio Music Festival

Continuing the comeback that fans have been waiting for, Kesha will perform at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas as a special guest on Saturday, July 23. She'll play alongside Niall Hor...
By Shannon Carlin

The LGBT Film 'Desert Hearts' Is More Important Now Than Ever

Over 30 years ago, director Donna Deitch made Desert Hearts, a hopeful lesbian love story that was ahead of its time. In 1986, few people could even imagine a queer film that didn’t end in tragedy, De...
By Shannon Carlin

Why Bran Stark May Actually Be The Unsung Hero Of 'GOT'

While Jon Snow and Sansa Stark are back in Winterfell figuring out how to stop the White Walkers and Arya Stark is checking people off her Kill List, Bran Stark is stuck beyond the Wall worried that t...
By Shannon Carlin

This Tweet About The 2017 Emmys Is A Challenge To The Film Industry

I hate to break it to the Oscars, but the 2017 Emmys are showing what female diversity looks like with this year's nominees. This became very clear in this one tweet about the nominees for Outstanding...
By Shannon Carlin

Barb From 'Stranger Things' May Get A 2017 Emmy, You Guys

Finally, some justice for Barb. When the 2017 Emmys nominations were announced on Thursday, Shannon Purser, who played Barb Holland on Stranger Things, got nominated for an Emmy Award. Purser is up fo...
By Shannon Carlin

Sorry, But 'Game Of Thrones' Won't Be A 2017 Emmy Nominee

When looking at the list of 2017 Emmy Awards nominations, there was one show that was surprisingly missing. No, you're not going crazy: Game Of Thrones wasn't up for any Emmys this year. Not one singl...
By Shannon Carlin

The Internet Has More Than A Few Ideas About Casting 'Aladdin'

Believe it or not, Disney is apparently having difficulty finding an actor in his 20s of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent, who can sing and dance. What, you don't believe it? Well, neither does the in...
By Shannon Carlin

Night King From 'GoT' Gets A Spotify-Approved Playlist

What would a cool guy like the Night King listen to while he's trying to destroy The Wall? Well, you don't have to wonder any longer, because Spotify made a playlist for Game Of Thrones' Night King th...
By Shannon Carlin

What Does Blac Chyna's Reported NDA For The Kardashian Family Mean Now?

If you've been wondering why Rob Kardashian's sisters and mom have not weighed in on his escalating situation with ex Blac Chyna, ABC News may have an answer. After Kardashian went after Chyna in on s...
By Shannon Carlin

Mia Kirshner Might Not Return For 'The L Word' Sequel

First Showtime revives Twin Peaks, and now it's been reported that The L Word might be getting a sequel. According to Entertainment Weekly, the influential LGBTQ drama, which aired on Showtime from 20...
By Shannon Carlin

The Most Feminist Celebrity Quotes Of 2016

In 2016, it wasn't just the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that had the country split; it actually seemed as if women's rights were also dividing the nation. In fact, across the board...
By Shannon Carlin

Sidney Prescott in 'Scream' Changed Everything

Twenty years ago, director Wes Craven made Scream and changed horror movies forever. As any film nerd will tell you, Craven did this with a clever opening scene that proved that no one was safe from t...
By Shannon Carlin

How Many Faithless Electors Voted For Jill Stein?

The Electoral College has voted and Donald Trump will officially be the next president of the United States. But just because he cleared the 270 electoral votes he needed to win the presidency doesn't...
By Shannon Carlin

'Gotham City Sirens' Missed A Major Opportunity

When Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn returns to the big screen, she'll be bringing some friends along. No, not her Suicide Squad. Instead she's taking a page from Taylor Swift and teaming up with an all-...
By Shannon Carlin

Of Course There's Video Of Kanye Visiting Trump

Kanye West was spotted in New York, but it wasn't just the fodder of the people over at TMZ. Oh, no, this Kanye spotting was also relevant to the likes of C-SPAN. The public service network, which str...
By Shannon Carlin

Here's Who Conor McGregor Might Play On 'GoT'

The UFC is reportedly coming to GOT. Irish mixed martial artist and reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor is set to appear on Season 7 of Game Of Thrones. According to Watchers On The Wall,...
By Shannon Carlin

Prince Gets A Light Show Tribute For The Holidays

In one Minnesota town, it's not snow that's falling this holiday season, but "Purple Rain." In Chaska, Minnesota, there's a house that's putting on a Christmas light show in Prince's honor. According ...
By Shannon Carlin

Get Ready For the 'DuckTales' Reboot

DuckTales — woo-oo! — is back. The animated series starring Scrooge McDuck and his grandnephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie is returning summer 2017 to Disney XD, and to get fans excited, DuckTales just dr...
By Shannon Carlin

Adele Is Up For The Grammys' Biggest Awards

When Adele returns to the Grammys next year, she has a chance to win big all over again. But, unlike in 2012 when Adele totally dominated the Grammys with 21, she'll have a few less opportunities to t...
By Shannon Carlin

Beyoncé Has An Impressive Amount Of Grammys Noms

Once again, it's time to bow down to Beyoncé, who just picked up a whole lot of nominations for the 2017 Grammys. But how many Grammys nominations did Beyoncé get total? Her album Lemonade racked up a...
By Shannon Carlin

Nope, Lady Gaga's 'Joanne' Can't Get Grammy Noms

Since Lady Gaga is no stranger to the award show, which is why you may be wondering why Gaga's Joanne wasn't nominated at the 2017 Grammys. Don't worry, it wasn't a snub and you definitely don't need ...
By Shannon Carlin

Check Out 'Hamilton' From Your Own Comfy Couch

Tickets to Hamilton aren't easy to get, but seeing the show just got a whole lot easier. And even better, it can be done from the comfort of your own home. To coincide with the upcoming release of the...
By Shannon Carlin

How Richard Gilmore Found Out 'GG' Was Over

Like many of us, Lauren Graham doesn't remember much about Season 7 of Gilmore Girls. In Graham's memoir, Talking As Fast I Can: From Gilmore Girls To Gilmore Girls (And Everything In Between), she go...
By Shannon Carlin

These Albums Are Eligible For 2017 Grammys

Before you can even start trying to guess who will win Album of the Year, you have to know who is eligible for the 2017 Grammys. The rules for eligibility are pretty cut and dry. According to the awar...
By Shannon Carlin

What We Know About Kanye's Hospitalization

After canceling the remainder of his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West has been hospitalized for exhaustion. West's rep confirmed that the rapper was admitted to the hospital after Los Angeles police paid ...
By Shannon Carlin

Ryan Gosling Has A Lot Of "Hey Girl" Feelings

Hey Girl, sad news. It turns out that Ryan Gosling has never said the words "hey girl." Like, ever. It's why Gosling's really confused about how the meme, which first hit the internet in 2009, even go...
By Shannon Carlin

The Best 'Gilmore' Theories For Fans To Revisit

There are a lot of Gilmore Girls revival theories to wrap your head around before the show returns to Netflix on Nov. 25. But the thing is, theorizing about the show is nothing new. Fans of Gilmore Gi...
By Shannon Carlin

58 Christmas Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Now

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's time your Netflix queue reflected that. With the 2016 holiday season right around the corner, the best way to get ready is with a Netflix Christmas ...
By Shannon Carlin

Let Leslie Knope Inspire You After The Election

For all the Leslie Knopes of the world, don't give up. That was the message from the letter Leslie Knope wrote to America after Donald Trump's win. Knope, who works for the U.S. Department of the Inte...
By Shannon Carlin

Trump's Cover Of 'TIME' Points Out Something Big

As announced early Wednesday morning, Donald Trump will be America's new president-elect, and like those who came before him, Trump gets his own cover of TIME. According to the magazine's editors, thi...
By Shannon Carlin