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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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

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

'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

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

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

The SAGs Have Been Awfully Awkward Tonight

The SAGs stand for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, but the "A" in the SAGs could just as easily stand for "awkward." We already witnessed some cringe-worthy 2015 SAG Award moments on the red carpet, but the show itself has definitely provided some aw…
By Aly Semigran

The 11 Best Quotes Of The 2015 SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is one of the more laid-back events of the season, which means that the stars who attend get a little bit more loose with what they say on stage. (How lucky for all of us watching at home!) The 2015 SAG Awards are alrea…
By Aly Semigran

Uzo Aduba Is Already A Winner At The SAG Awards

Everybody loves Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba. And, seriously, how can you not? The Emmy Award-winning actress has given us one of the most complex and heartbreakingly real characters we've seen in quite some time thanks to her multi-layered…
By Aly Semigran

Joelia's Reunion on 'Parenthood' Was Awkward

Time is of the essence on Parenthood. After all, Thursday night's new episode "We Made It Through the Night" marked the penultimate episode of the series. That's right: there's only one more episode left of Parenthood . Once you compose yourselves a…
By Aly Semigran

Penultimate 'Parenthood': Zeek's Name Will Live On

"We Made It Through the Night," the penultimate episode of Parenthood , really didn't go easy on the tears, did it? While it did provide us with plenty of happy cries— including Amber having her baby— it's all leading up to the depressing fact we've…
By Aly Semigran

Did She Say 'Yes' or 'No' on 'Parenthood'?

It was an awfully good night for the couples on Parenthood on Thursday night, wasn't it? Not only did Joel and Julia get back together during the new episode, titled "Let's Go Home," but Sarah finally accepted Hank's marriage proposal. Now, this was…
By Aly Semigran

Joelia Fans Rejoice Over the New 'Parenthood'

Joelia fans can rest easy tonight: the estranged couple finally got back together (presumably for good) during Thursday night's brand new episode of Parenthood titled "Let's Go Home." After their hook-up two weeks ago and their emotional bond in the…
By Aly Semigran

Jennifer Aniston's Oscar Snub: No Piece of 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston's indie drama Cake has been generated strong Oscar buzz since it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, but when the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced, the beloved actress' name w…
By Aly Semigran

15 Years After 'Malcolm,' It's Hal vs. Walter

Exactly years ago this month — on January 9, 2000 — the hilarious, off-the-wall family sitcom Malcolm in the Middle premiered on Fox. The show, which would eventually go on to win seven Emmys during its seven seasons on the air, introduced the world …
By Aly Semigran

'Parenthood' Brought Good News and Bad News

If you feared that Thursday night's brand new episode of Parenthood— titled "How Did We Get Here"— would bring about the death of Zeek, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Well, at least for now. While Zeek survived his latest heart scares and emergenc…
By Aly Semigran