Karen Fratti

YouTube Star Poppy Wants You To Join Her Church, Which She Promises Is "Very Fun & Communal"

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, musician and…
By Karen Fratti

All The Secrets To Dressing The First Female President On 'House of Cards'

Robin Wright is the kind of person who could wear a garbage bag and still somehow make it look chic, which is just one of the many reasons that her House of Cards character, Claire Underwood, is so captivating onscreen. While the actor might make…
By Karen Fratti

Alex Landi Is Rooting For Nico & Glasses On 'Grey's' Just As Much As You Are

It's hard to believe that a series like Grey's Anatomy, which is known for its steamy sex scenes and diverse casting, has never had a gay male surgeon until now, but here we are. But it's better late than never in this case, as dedicated Shondaland…
By Karen Fratti

11 Wild Facts About Britney's Iconic 'Baby One More Time' Video (It Was Almost Animated!)

Nothing explains the pop culture of the late '90s better than the original Total Request Live, and nothing screams TRL quite like Britney Spears' "Baby One More Time" video. In fact, the two definitely had a symbiotic relationship — the daily music…
By Karen Fratti

'Insecure' Star Kendrick Sampson Wouldn't Actually Ghost You

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Insecure star…
By Karen Fratti

Jason George Says More Drama Is Coming For Ben & Bailey On 'Station 19'

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Station 19 star…
By Karen Fratti

Hannah Gadsby Basically Did A Mini-'Nanette' Special During The Emmy Awards

Awards shows can always be a bit of a slog, especially when you're not really feeling the hosts. Which is why when Hannah Gadsby came out to present at the 2018 Emmy Awards, it felt like a breath of fresh air. In just a few minutes, she basically…
By Karen Fratti

Why 'The Handmaid's Tale' Star Ann Dowd Doesn't Think Aunt Lydia Is Cruel

It is a little jarring to shake Ann Dowd's hand when we meet at Bustle's offices in early September. After affectionately teasing her son, who has accompanied her here just after his first day of high school, she calls me "sweetie" and compliments…
By Karen Fratti

Chris & Krystal From 'BiP' Already Have Big Plans For Life Ahead Of Their Wedding

Seriously, if you had bet me $10,000 that Chris and Krystal would end up together on Season 5 of Bachelor In Paradise, I would laughed right in your face. But you know what? You would have one. Not only are Chris and Krystal together, they are…
By Karen Fratti

Check Out Krystal's Ring From Her 'BiP' Engagement

Chris and Krystal's relationship on Bachelor in Paradise sort of came out of nowhere. Yet, over the course of just a few weeks, it was obvious to anyone watching that these two were actually really, seriously, into each other. And when Chris popped…
By Karen Fratti

Break Out The Tissues, Because Kevin & Astrid's 'BiP' Breakup Is A Doozy

Astrid and Kevin seemed like the most solid couple throughout this entire season of Bachelor in Paradise. So when Chris Harrison gave the couples the option of leaving or getting in a Fantasy Suite with the option of getting engaged afterwards, it…
By Karen Fratti

Naturi Naughton & Lela Loren Explain Why They're Not "Ride Or Die Chicks" On 'Power'

With its charismatic male lead, rollercoaster ride of a plot, quotable one-liners, and DVR-worthy sex scenes, it's easy to assume that Power is just another juicy drama about a "good" family man conflicted about doing "bad" things in which…
By Karen Fratti

How Wigging Is Plaguing Hollywood Stunt Work & Erasing Minorities From The Industry

If there's one simplified takeaway from the #MeToo movement, it's that the gender and power dynamics in Hollywood are seriously imbalanced. Yet despite this growing awareness, there's a toxic work environment brewing in the background of our fave…
By Karen Fratti

'Younger' Star Miriam Shor Refuses To Date Way-Older Men On-Screen & Diana Would So Approve

On its face, Younger is the kind of show that shouldn't have worked for five seasons. The premise — that a recently divorced 40-something woman lies about her age to get a job in publishing, falling in love on the way — is totally ludicrous and…
By Karen Fratti

BET's New Movie Will Have You Checking To Make Sure The Doors Are Locked

For some people, Saturday nights mean dolling up and heading out on the town, while for others, it means take out Thai food and watching whatever movies the TV gods offer us. You might be tempted to hop on over to Netflix or Hulu, but you should…
By Karen Fratti

Suzanne Might Finally Be Getting The Help She Needs On 'OITNB' Season 6, Uzo Aduba Says

Netflix's Orange Is the New Black never shies away from digging into some uncomfortable truths about the American prison system. One of its longest running themes has been the struggles of Suzanne Warren, previously known as "Crazy Eyes," as she…
By Karen Fratti

'Very Cavallari' Star Kristin Cavallari Plays MASH & Creates Her Alternate Reality

Anyone who grew up in the early aughts essentially grew up on a healthy diet of MTV reality television, which is why talking to Kristin Cavallari at Bustle in early July felt like hanging out with a long lost friend. There's a lot to catch up on.…
By Karen Fratti

He Gave Up Sex For A Year To Teach The FDA

Abstaining from sex is a choice that some people make for all sorts of reasons. But imagine if abstaining from sex was actually a prerequisite for you to perform an act both charitable and available to most of your fellow American adults: donating…
By Karen Fratti

I'm Not The Face Of HIV & That's The Problem

Four years ago, at the age of 28, I was diagnosed with HIV. I am a heterosexual, white woman and I grew up in the suburbs. I never stuck a needle in my arm, and I was never a sex worker. I just slept with men, and sometimes I didn’t use a condom —…
By Karen Fratti

Could Doing Yoga Make Men Better Dads?

If you're an avid yogi, then you already know that the benefits seem endless. But here's one which I bet you haven't heard yet. According to new study, regular yoga could make men better dads. Yes, really. The study was conducted by Washington State…
By Karen Fratti