Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon is the Entertainment News Editor at Bustle. Talk to her about Buffy, ice cream, or Nancy Meyers' interior design.

8 Underrated Shows On Netflix Streaming Now, From A Hilarious Sitcom To A Mysterious Miniseries

For many people, Netflix is a place to revisit the classics, TV shows like The Office, Parks & Rec, and Gossip Girl that you watched growing up and now tune into whenever you want something comforting and nostalgic on in the background. But in…
By Rachel Simon

Shondaland's Betsy Beers Is The Secret Weapon Behind All Your Favorite Shows

In 2002, an up-and-coming TV writer named Shonda Rhimes met TV producer Betsy Beers, created and developed an hour-long drama series that was sure to be a hit, and pitched it to a network. Yet that show wasn't Grey's Anatomy, but a series about war…
By Rachel Simon

When ‘Widows’ Director Steve McQueen Needed Flawed Female Characters, He Went To The Expert

If there's any writer who gets complicated women, it's Gillian Flynn. The author of Gone Girl is not only responsible for introducing the compellingly messed up Amy Dunne, but also Sharp Objects' self-harming Camille Preaker and Dark Places'…
By Rachel Simon

Watch Viola Davis Explain Why She Really Doesn’t Care About Awards Anymore

When it comes to awards recognition, Viola Davis is one of Hollywood's reigning champions. For her work in movies and on TV, the actor has won everything from an Oscar (for Fences) to an Emmy (for How To Get Away With Murder) to a Critic's Choice…
By Rachel Simon

The 'Widows' Cast Is As Obsessed With Viola Davis As You Are

We live in a very divisive world these days, but one thing nearly all of us can agree on is that Viola Davis is a national treasure. The Oscar-winning star is widely considered not only one of the most talented actors working today, but also one of…
By Rachel Simon

10 Holiday Albums We Love This Season, From '90s Classics To Beloved Movie Soundtracks

While winter doesn't officially begin until Dec. 21, everyone knows that the real start of the holiday season is Nov. 1. The morning after Halloween, pumpkins and candy corn get replaced by Christmas trees and hot chocolate, and stores immediately…
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9 Movies & Shows On Netflix This Month We're Going To Watch The Second They're Streamable

Now that Halloween has come and gone, and November is officially underway, it's time to enjoy the first big gift of the holiday season — no, not John Legend's new Christmas album (although you should totally listen to that), but the list of movies…
By Rachel Simon

10 Scary Movies Streaming Now That Terrified You When You Were A Kid

Maybe it was at a friend's birthday party, when you were huddled up in a sleeping bag alongside your pals after the parents had gone to bed. Or perhaps it was at summer camp, on a rainy night when the whole bunk stayed in, or in a movie theater, if…
By Rachel Simon

Sarah Drew Is Terrified Of Her Post-'Grey's Anatomy' Future — And She's Totally OK With That

Sarah Drew would like you to know that she's fine. More than fine, actually — in the seven months since she was let go from Grey's Anatomy, Drew has made it clear in interview after interview that despite being suddenly fired from a job she'd held…
By Rachel Simon

The Trailer & Premiere Date For 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2 Are Finally Here

It's finally (almost) here! After many months of anticipation, the Season 2 premiere date of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Amazon's hit, Emmy-winning series, has been revealed — and it's probably sooner than you expected. The show, which stars Rachel…
By Rachel Simon

Jamie Lee Curtis Is Here To Tell You Everything You Think You Know About 'Halloween' Is Wrong

You don't have to be a huge horror movie fan to be familiar with the "final girl" trope — you know, when a (typically young, virginal) woman remains the last one standing after a killer murders everyone around her. It's been seen in films ranging…
By Rachel Simon

'Halloween' Star Andi Matichak Had The Best Reaction To Learning Jamie Lee Curtis Would Return

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, Halloween star…
By Rachel Simon

Cynthia Erivo Is Living Proof There’s No One Definition Of A “Strong Female Lead”

Here is what we are told about strong women: They are only strong because something has caused them to be. And that something is, almost always, a man. As we have seen time and time again, in movies and on TV and in real life, men frequently bring…
By Rachel Simon

Why Chandra Wilson Has Stayed On 'Grey's' For 15 Seasons – Even As Her Costars Have Come & Gone

In 15 years of Grey's Anatomy, cast member exits have become as commonplace as Seattle emergencies or Meredith drinking tequila. Yet while some of the actors who've left, like Sandra Oh and Sara Ramirez, went peacefully to pursue other roles, others…
By Rachel Simon

Director Nicole Holofcener Is Fed Up With Women Not Getting Offered Big-Budget Movies

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, The Land of…
By Rachel Simon

Prepare Yourselves, Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande Might Go To The Emmys Together

It's hard to believe that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande only reportedly started dating in May, considering how intense and committed their relationship has become — I mean, they're living together, sporting matching tattoos, and engaged to be…
By Rachel Simon

Joe Jonas Might Support Sophie Turner In The Sweetest Way At The Emmys

Although Joe Jonas has been a staple at music-themed awards shows like the Grammys and the VMAs for many years, due to his work with the Jonas Brothers and DNCE, he hasn't been a presence at too many other ceremonies — until now. It's highly…
By Rachel Simon

The 'Queer Eye' Guys Have Already Taken The 2018 Emmys By Storm

It was only seven months ago that the first season of Queer Eye hit Netflix. In the words of Jonathan, can you believe?! After all, in the short time since February 2018, the reality show has become a total phenomenon, with millions of fans, a…
By Rachel Simon

Charlotte Lawrence Knows She's Living The Dream Of Every Teen Singer-Songwriter Around

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,…
By Rachel Simon

What 'Crazy Rich Asians' Means For 29 Asian Writers Who Wish They'd Had The Movie Growing Up

It's often said that August is one of the slowest times for movies, with most summer blockbusters having come and gone and fall's Oscar season picks not yet out. But August 2018 is not your normal time at the theater, thanks to the release of a…
By Rachel Simon