Sage is one of Bustle's Associate TV Editors and a former entertainment journalism freelancer. She loves the high-stakes drama of fan conventions, hosts pop culture trivia after-hours, and will always have faith in every X-Files revival.

'Life Itself' Is The Most Depressing Movie Of 2018, But That's Kind Of The Point

You may have already guessed this, based on the fact that it comes from the showrunner of NBC's three-hanky weeper This Is Us, but the generation-spanning ensemble drama Life Itself is no gentle, quiet trip to the movies. The film, out Sept. 21, is…
By Sage Young

Watch Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Talk About How Hard It Was To Let Go Of 'A Star Is Born'

A steep rise to fame and subsequent exposure to its perils comprise a tale as old time, but writer/director Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born makes that journey feel fresh. Sure, this film is the fourth telling of a similar tale (marathon the 1937,…
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Amandla Stenberg's 'Where Hands Touch' Character Was Inspired By Real Holocaust Survivors

When I sit down with filmmaker Amma Asante in her hotel room the day after the world premiere of her new movie Where Hands Touch at the Toronto International Film Festival, she's celebrating the culmination of a 12-year journey. The period drama was…
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'White Boy Rick' Star Bel Powley On How The "War On Drugs" Failed Women

The central plot of the '80s-set drama White Boy Rick, out on Sept. 14, revolves around the title character — a teenage boy living in economically depressed Detroit who begins buying and selling drugs as an FBI informant, but then turns back to the…
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5 Female Stunt Performers Reveal What It's Really Like To Kick Butt On-Screen

You may not know their names or even their faces, but if you watch TV, go to the movies, or play video games, you know their work. Stuntwomen have been making on-screen magic happen for decades, masterminding and performing the car chases,…
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Why It Was Easier For Ruth Wilson To Play A Psychopath Than Her Own Grandmother

British actor Ruth Wilson got her big break portraying the eponymous and introverted governess in a 2006 Jane Eyre miniseries, and over a decade later, she still seeks out inscrutable — and even frustrating — women to play. From Alison in The…
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NO ONE Loved Jennifer Lopez’s Epic VMAs Performance More Than Tiffany Haddish

So maybe you thought you were excited for Jennifer Lopez's epic 2018 MTA Video Music Awards performance to celebrate her receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. But I can promise you, yours was nowhere near the level of excitement of…
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Nicki Minaj Came Out Swinging When Tiffany Haddish Roasted Fifth Harmony At The VMAs

The MTV Video Music Awards on Monday night got off on a bit of a combative note. When presenting the award for Best Hip Hop video with Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish seemed to take a jab at the recently fully disbanded girl group Fifth Harmony while…
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Harry Styles Was MIA At The VMAS, But He Had His Reasons

There's no question that the MTV Video Music Awards is one of the biggest nights in music. Annually, it's a performance-packed, no-chill celebration of the best in the field, which regularly brings out some huge names. Unfortunately for his fans,…
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The Full List Of 2018 VMAs Winners Shows Off Some Serious Talent

Since 1984, the definitive celebration of music videos has been the MTV Video Music Awards. Some of pop music's grandest legacies made their names via the art form, and that means that the winners of the 2018 VMAs join the ranks of artists like…
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Why The Supernatural Western ‘Wynonna Earp’ Has The Realest Women On TV

Wynonna Earp is just one episode in to its third season on Syfy, and the hype train is moving, full steam ahead. With its delicious combination of genres, plucky Scooby gang, witty pop culture references, and variety of 'ships, the show is…
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Why This ‘Pose’ Star Is Proud To Represent “The Minority Of The Minority Of The Minority”

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, Pose star Mj…
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Watch Wynonna Earp Deal With Some Mommy-Shaming Revenants In This Exclusive Clip

It's not easy being the Earp heir. Purgatory's prodigal daughter Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano) has been back in her hometown for a few years, and she has been through it. As Wynonna Earp Season 3 premieres on Syfy (the network is airing a sneak preview…
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‘Sharp Objects’ Gives Chris Messina A Break From Playing The “Nice Guy” & He Loves It

You may know him best from one of his many good-guy roles — the Mr. Darcy-esque Danny Castellano in The Mindy Project, Claire's sweet, conservative boyfriend in Six Feet Under, or even the supportive husband to Amy Adams' food blogger character in…
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How To Download JAY-Z & Beyonce's 'Everything Is Love' & IMMEDIATELY Add It To Your Summer Mix

UPDATE: Everything Is Love was released on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Spotify on Monday, June 18. EARLIER: The Carters have pulled yet another power move. On Saturday, June 16, Beyoncé and JAY-Z shocked fans with the surprise release of…
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'Deadpool 2' Will Make Zazie Beetz Super Famous. Here's Why That Makes Her So Uncomfortable.

When Deadpool 2 and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz travels on her own dime, you won't find her in first class. She wants you to know the truth about her airline status, because she's noticed that — among other false assumptions — people tend to presume…
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Hayley Atwell Knows Classic Female Characters Still Matter — Even When They're Not Written By Women

There's this flawed mental image, Howards End star Hayley Atwell tells me, that people have of women as they existed at the turn of the century — that they were still, proper, stoic. It’s an image that has a tendency to bleed over into how…
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Why A Nuanced Female Role Shouldn't Come Once In A Blue Moon, According To Philippa Coulthard

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, Howards End…
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This Primetime Soap Is Subverting Every Sexist Expectation Of The Genre & You're Missing It

In the era of Peak TV, judging a series by its cover is as easy as changing the channel. That may be why you've let The Arrangement, E!'s scripted drama about the $10 million marriage contract between an A-list movie star and a young ingenue, fly…
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Mindy Kaling Has A Really Simple Solution For Getting More Women Behind The Camera In Hollywood

By this point in her career, Mindy Kaling is more than comfortable being the boss. It's kind of her natural state. After spending six seasons writing and starring in her first TV creation, The Mindy Project, Kaling moved on to NBC's Champions,…
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