Aly Semigran
Aly Semigran is a writer and pop culture fanatic hailing from New York City. A Temple University grad, Aly studied Journalism, but has been a student of movies, television, books, and music her whole life. (Bonus fun facts: She's seen Dave Matthews Band in concert over 50 times and can quote entire episodes of 'The Simpsons'.) Most weekends you'll spot her at the movies, but don't sit behind her as her giant head of curly hair has been known to block views. Aly is proud to be part of the Bustle.com team, and her work has previously been featured on EW.com, Hollywood.com, MTV.com, Maxim.com, and PhiladelphiaWeekly.com, among others.
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As If We'd Forget About These 'Clueless' Tie-Ins

A confession: like anyone who grew up in the mid-90's, I lived and breathed all things Clueless . Those fateful— and let's be honest—traumatic middle school years were made so much more tolerable thanks to having a mini-backpack full of fuzzy pens (…
By Aly Semigran

You Mustn't Be Afraid of This Iconic Quote

It's an injustice, really. That mega-babe Tom Hardy's awesome, crowd-pleasing line from the 2005 action/sci-fi classic Inception (which celebrates the fifth anniversary of its theatrical release on July 16) isn't quite as iconic as other famous mov…
By Aly Semigran

We Predict the Fate of 'While You Were Sleeping'

On April 21, the adorable (and yes, borderline crazy) romantic comedy/Christmastime classic While You Were Sleeping celebrates its 20th anniversary. That means for twenty years we've been swooning over the tale of a lonely Chicago token collector nam…
By Aly Semigran

Fame Will Follow Maika Monroe, And That Rules

What's that behind you? Oh, just the little horror movie that could, director David Robert Mitchell's insta-cult hit It Follows , which expanded to over 1,600 theaters this weekend and brought in an impressive $2.4 million. According to The Hollywoo…
By Aly Semigran

Michael Keaton Shouldn't Be The Only Star at 8H

Birdman star and ultimate 2014 comeback story Michael Keaton hosted Saturday Night Live last night, and it was his first time since 1992. While things have certainly changed for the Oscar-nominated star in the span of those 23 (!) years, the actor s…
By Aly Semigran

Ellen Makes Us Laugh With Her Laugh

Emmy-winning talk show host, comedian, actress, and generally delightful person Ellen DeGeneres has a gift for making people laugh. Her beloved daytimes series The Ellen DeGeneres Show is basically a televised mood-improver thanks to her hilarious in…
By Aly Semigran

Cate Blanchett Gives The Best Interview Ever

Silver screen stunner Cate Blanchett is a two-time Academy Award winner and one of the most admired actresses in Hollywood, so you'd like to think she'd get the respect she deserves with the press. Unfortunately, that doesn't always seem to be the ca…
By Aly Semigran

What Kind Of Music Would Zayn Make Post-1D?

From Zayn Malik to Zayn Solo? Hey, never count it out. It was announced via Facebook on Wednesday that Zayn Malik would be leaving One Direction after being part of the wildly popular group for five years. Malik said in an official statement, I feel …
By Aly Semigran

Zayn Leaves, Fans Lose It

By now you've probably heard the news that Zayn Malik has decided to leave One Direction and, well, go in another direction. The news was announced on Wednesday that the singer would be leaving his bandmates, who will continue on as a four-piece grou…
By Aly Semigran

Oscar-Goers Really Love Talking About The Rain, Eh

No need to ask Siri: it's definitely raining at the 2015 Oscars. Inclement weather has quite literally rained on the Academy Awards parade, which in this case, is the red carpet. While the red carpet is covered by a tent (as The Hollywood Reporter co…
By Aly Semigran

The 'Dear White People' Director Said It All

The Film Independent Spirit Awards rewards the films and filmmakers that are willing to do and say something different and important, and the ceremony itself is no different. The uncensored live event allows the worthy winners to make a statement in …
By Aly Semigran

'The Breakfast Club Would Be Way Different in 2015

It's been thirty years since the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess, and the criminal were held in detention under the watchful eye of their tyrannical, Barry Manilow wardrobe-raiding principal and eventually came together as friends, …
By Aly Semigran

She Didn't Really Need a Makeover 30 Years Ago

February 15, 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the classic John Hughes teen comedy The Breakfast Club. Thirty years later, and the movie about a group of high schoolers from different social cliques serving a Saturday in detention is …
By Aly Semigran

Netflix Might Have Another Hit On Its Hands

Internet streaming service Netflix has all but reinvented the way we consume television, and thanks to their efficient, pay-as-you-go service, have made binge-watching part of our lexicon and our lifestyle. Not only that, but they has provided two of…
By Aly Semigran

For the Anns and Leslies In Your Life on Feb. 13

Oh Bustle readers, you beautiful, tropical fish, you. We're just a few short days away from the best holiday of the year: Galentine's Day! Thanks to Parks and Recreation, February 13 has gone from the dreaded eve of the even more dreaded Valentine's …
By Aly Semigran

Queen Bey's Performance Was Worth The Wait

The Grammys saved the best for last: Beyonce performed a moving, stunning rendition of Reverend Thomas Dorsey's gospel hymn "Take My Hand, Precious Lord." A shining vision in a white dress, Beyonce gave a performance that was as stripped-down as it w…
By Aly Semigran

Pharrell's Grammy Performance Was So Powerful

By now, we've all heard Pharrell's smash hit "Happy" more times than we can count, but we never heard it (or saw it) performed quite like this: Pharrell scrapped his infamous Mountie Hat for a bellboy ensemble that, in a way, seemed to channel Wes An…
By Aly Semigran

Ed Sheeran Surprises The Grammys With Performance

There were no dancing minotaurs or smoke machines needed: Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran simply gave a beautiful, stripped down performance of his hit "Thinking Out Loud" — and, surprisingly, with a little help from friends including the likes of very spe…
By Aly Semigran

"May God Bless and Keep You Always," Zeek

Parenthood fans knew this moment was coming all season long, but that didn't make it any less heartbreaking when it actually happened. Zeek passed away in the Parenthood series finale "May God Bless and Keep You Always," but keeping in line with th…
By Aly Semigran

Haddie's Back, Just in the Nick of Time!

There's no way Parenthood could have properly wrapped up without having the long-gone, but still-beloved Haddie Braverman around. Thankfully, the Parenthood series finale "May God Bless and Keep You Always" brought back the eldest Braverman daughter…
By Aly Semigran