Samantha Rollins is the Deputy Entertainment Editor at Bustle, overseeing coverage of all things television, celebrity, movies, music, and culture on the site. She takes special joy in analyzing the complex dynamics of reality TV, supporting women musicians, and watching every film Annette Bening graces us with her presence in.
She has previously worked for Vulture, The Week, and The New York Times, and her bylines have also appeared in GQ and Paste. She's a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she also minored in Slavic Studies as an excuse to read more Russian literature. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin, going to concerts, checking out museums, and of course, sinking into the couch and watching loads of TV. Follow her on Twitter @SamanthaRollins.
The Most Interesting Man In Reality Television
For more than a decade, Elan Gale has put a tongue-in-cheek spin on dating shows from The Bachelor to FBoy Island. But the man behind the curtain doesn’t believe in tidy endings.
At 14, Kate Berlant Had A Wheelie Backpack & One Line In 'Lizzie McGuire'
For the actor and comedian, being able to make her friends laugh was like being “in heaven.”
At 28, Parker Posey Swing Danced With Liev Schreiber & Ate 4 A.M. Bodega Sandwiches
Time magazine dubbed her "Queen of the Indies" — and Posey was living life to the fullest.
The Joys of Eating
Five seasons in, Phil Rosenthal's Netflix docuseries 'Somebody Feed Phil' is as much about food and travel as it is about a zest for life.
At 14, Vanessa Bayer Was Bad At Sports & Lusting Over Jared Leto
“No one really knew me as being funny until I was in college,” the former SNL star says.
Orville Peck Won't Reveal His Identity — But He Will Sing Whitney Houston Karaoke
The masked country singer talks about his new album, anonymity, and yes, his mic-drop karaoke song.
At 28, Patricia Arquette Was Navigating Nude Scenes & Splurging On Shoes
The Severance star was working with famed directors like David Lynch and David O. Russell. But at home, she was "being pulled in a lot of different directions."
At 14, Rose Matafeo Got Kicked Off A Franz Ferdinand Forum
The 'Starstruck' creator, writer, and star knows what it’s like to crush on a celebrity.
Pamela Adlon Didn't Have Goals At 28. Now She's A Director, Writer & Star
"Every day I'm pinching myself, because I didn't really have a lot of confidence at 28,” the Better Things creator says.
What Do You Pack To Find Love On TV?
10 former 'Bachelor' & 'Bachelorette' contestants on the uniquely difficult task of packing a suitcase (or three) to appear on the show.
The Infectious Disease Expert Dispelling Covid Myths On Instagram
Laurel Bristow, AKA @kinggutterbaby on Instagram, dispenses facts about the Covid pandemic with a dose of humor.
The Personal Nostalgia Of Lucy Dacus
Dacus' third album 'Home Video' paints a wistful portrait of childhood and adolescence.
Lee From 'The Circle' Season 2 Is Happy He Cried Through The Show
The fan favorite discusses life after the show, what the real River thinks, and if he’d return to reality TV.
At 28, Amy Poehler Was Opening UCB's Theatre & Smoking Cigarettes With Bradley Cooper
"The sketch comedy and improv comedy scene is its own gang of weirdos."
Julien Baker's Confessions Aren't Always Sad
She's willing to admit she's going through a jazz phase.
Meet Dionne Warwick's Niece Brittani, The Secret Sauce Behind Her Twitter Feed
The 31-year-old social media consultant is responsible for helping her great-aunt "do a tweet."
TV & Movies
How The 'I Hate Suzie' Creators Made The Best TV Episode Of The Year
"[We were] just trying to be as loyal to a wank as possible."
At 28, Ina Garten Was Balancing The White House's Nuclear Budget
"It’s amazing that they leave that for 28-year-olds."
At 28, Gillian Anderson Was Balancing 'The X-Files' With Parenting A 2-Year-Old
"My focus most of the time was on just surviving."
TV & Movies
We Made A Bingo Card For Clare's Drama-Filled 'Bachelorette' Premiere
Someone will definitely be wearing an ill-advised costume.