Alanna Bennett is an entertainment writer here at Bustle and the Weekend Editor over at The Mary Sue. An Oberlin College graduate (2013), she really wants to talk to you about Harry Potter and your feelings about Gilmore Girls.

9 Times Lauren Graham Rocked Lorelai Gilmore

There are a few things that I simply cannot deny were formative in my development. There was my family, of course, but there was also, for so much of my life, Gilmore Girls lessons to live by, and the phenomenal performance by Lauren Graham as…
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'Gilmore Girls' & 'Hart Of Dixie' Need A Crossover

If you ever thought that Hart Of Dixie's town Bluebell sure looks a lot like Gilmore Girls' town Stars Hollow, you're not wrong. Hart Of Dixie and Gilmore Girls share a gazebo and a set, literally. And that's not even getting into the bits of…
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Relive The Magic Of 'Hart of Dixie's Zoe & Wade

Shows may end, but certain parts of them live on far longer than their dwindling episodes. In the case of The CW's Hart Of Dixie , one of those things will certainly be the relationship between title character Zoe Hart and Wade Kinsella. Despite…
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Who Are These Ladies Playing In 'Age Of Ultron'?

You can't just do this to me, Marvel: You can't just bust out two new (female) Avengers: Age Of Ultron cast members on April Fools Day, have it not be a joke and then not tell me who they're playing. But that's exactly what happened: Marvel…
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Other Kardashians Spinoffs The World Needs

It's a franchise you just can't stop — the Kardashians keep plotting more and more ways to take over the world, and we are helpless to stop them. And now they're spreading their influence past just the family and into their business: E! has…
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Zayn Malik's Solo Track Actually An Old 1D Song?

It's been choppy waters for One Direction fans this March: First, the previously five members of the English pop band dwindled down to four, a result of founding member Zayn Malik's decision to leave One Direction to be a "normal 22-year-old." Less…
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Is 'The Mindy Project's Fate Sealed?

I would like to extend a genuine, heartfelt congratulations to Liz Meriwether and the rest of the crew and cast of New Girl for being renewed by Fox on Tuesday. Though there we undoubtedly people who jumped ship during the Nick/Jess period, the show…
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What To Know About Marvel & Netflix's 'Luke Cage'

It's hardly debated at this point: Marvel's plans are expansive, expensive, and thoroughly — some would say revolutionarily — impressive. The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn't without its problems, but it stands as a massively ambitious experiment in…
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7 Feminist Keira Knightley Quotes

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This Historic Kiss Was Age-Restricted On Youtube

It's long been an underrated family drama, but The Fosters did something especially important in its most recent season when they followed through with further exploration of the youngest Foster siblings' sexuality. As Slate pointed out, it's been a…
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When Does 'The Wiz' Air On NBC?

Yep, 2015's holiday season will bring the third annual production of a live musical by NBC. The last two years brought us Carrie Underwood's The Sound Of Music and Allison Williams' Peter Pan with Christopher Walken. This next one will be pulled…
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'Game Of Thrones' Meets 'Doctor Who'

Well this is a geek dream come true: Arya is headed to the TARDIS. Or, rather, Game Of Thrones ' Maisie Williams is guest starring on Doctor Who Season 9. As the BBC reports, not much has been said about her role yet except this little tidbit that,…
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How 'Grey's Anatomy' Is Still On The Air

Grey's Anatomy is an interesting beast. There is no doubt that Shonda Rhimes is the reigning queen of television, or that the early mass success of Grey's Anatomy is the thing that kicked it off years before Scandal. But in a world where Scandal and…
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Benedict Reciting Poetry = Amazing

As one of the preeminent British actors of the moment, it follows the legacy of the position that Benedict Cumberbatch has a really epic voice. It then also follows, of course, that it just feels right that read a poem for the re-burial of King…
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Let's Not Underestimate The Savvy Of Taylor Swift

It's an interesting choice, to be sure: Taylor Swift is #6 on the World's Greatest Leaders list from Fortune. It's also sure to be a controversial choice: She's up there with humanitarians, rulers of nations, and the CEO of Google. This will not…
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Britney Spears New Single Release Date Confirmed

With all the teasing that led up to this announcement, the new Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea single could be considered a long time coming — and it could be considered even more of one when you take into account that its release date, May 5, is…
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Proof There Can Never Be Too Much Diversity On TV

Twitter was in an uproar Tuesday night as Nellie Andreeva's Deadline piece "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing?" made the rounds. The article — which quoted several anonymous sources who wondered if there…
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Relive Zayn Malik's First 'X Factor' Audition

It is credo in both life and Hollywood: Everything must come to an end eventually, even if it might just come back as a reboot later on. One of those ends came Wednesday when news broke that Zayn Malik had left One Direction. Considering the massive…
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Will One Direction Replace Zayn Malik?

Fans of the most well-known British boy band of our time received their biggest shake-up yet Wednesday when Zayn Malik officially quit One Direction. This came after Malik left the band's latest tour citing stress, and with his departure comes…
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Blair & Dorota Are Still BFFs, Even Now

It has been three years since The CW's first iconic teen show went off the air, but Gossip Girl is still ever-present in our pop cultural lives, from Blake Lively's instagram to Penn Badgley interviews where he has to answer for Dan Humphrey's…
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