Shannon Carlin
Since earning her master's degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Shannon has been writing a lot about music, TV, movies and books and getting paid for it. She would really love to talk to you about the "Gilmore Girls."

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Every Single Thing In 'Anastasia' That Actually Happened IRL

The mystery and myth surrounding the life (and death) of Anastasia Romanov sounds straight out of a movie, but, even still, the 1997 animated film decided to take creative liberties with her story. On the 20th anniversary of Anastasia, though, the qu…
By Shannon Carlin

‘Gilmore Girls’ Fans Need To Forgive Mitchum For This One Thing

It's hard to admit, but all those years ago when Mitchum Huntzberger told Rory Gilmore she didn’t have what it takes to be a journalist, he may have actually been right. A year after Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life, it’s worth looking back at Rory’…
By Shannon Carlin

Even The Woman Who Plays 'Godless's Most Fearless Leader Had Impostor Syndrome

Merritt Wever is nervous about her new show, the Netflix limited series Godless. “That’s not abnormal for me,” Wever says of her pre-show jitters when we speak over the phone. But, what is odd, she admits, is how nervous she is about her own performa…
By Shannon Carlin

This Charles Manson Documentary Trailer Features Some Of His Haunting Final Words

If you care to know how Charles Manson, who died at the age of 83, wanted to be remembered, you just have to watch his final interview. The new documentary, Charles Manson: The Final Words, premiering Dec. 3 on Reelz, features phone calls with the in…
By Shannon Carlin

Here's Why Women Barely Ever Get The Last Laugh In Comedy Movies

How often do women get the last laugh? No, that’s not the beginning of a joke, but an actual question worth asking after you watch any big screen comedy. When looking at the most popular comedies of the last 10 years, very few include scenes in which…
By Shannon Carlin

23 'Gilmore Girls' Pop Culture References You Totally Forgot About

No matter how many times you've watched Gilmore Girls, it always feels like a pop culture history lesson. So, obviously, re-watching all seven seasons and the Netflix revival A Year In The Life is the only way to revisit all the Gilmore Girls' pop c…
By Shannon Carlin

Emily Blunt & John Krasinski's First Movie Together Looks Terrifying, But The Story Behind It Is Sweet

The internet's favorite couple is teaming up for a movie that puts a scary twist on #relationshipgoals. Emily Blunt and John Krasinski's first movie together is their first movie together, and it shows that silence is the best communication when you'…
By Shannon Carlin

Mark Schwahn Is Suspended From 'The Royals' Following The Sexual Harassment Allegations

A week after being accused of sexual harassment on the set of One Tree Hill by over a dozen women from the cast and crew of the show, Mark Schwahn has been suspended from The Royals. (Bustle reached out to Schwahn's rep and attorney for comment on t…
By Shannon Carlin

This Exclusive Clip From Dylan Sprouse's New Movie Is Scarier Than Anything You'll See On 'Riverdale'

In case you haven't noticed, Cole Sprouse's Jughead is "weird," he's "a weirdo," as he says himself on the CW's Riverdale. But, his twin brother Dylan Sprouse's new movie Dismissed looks straight-up terrifying. Seriously, he gives the Black Hood (who…
By Shannon Carlin

This 'Stranger Things' & 'Full House' Mashup Answers A Major 'Fuller House' Fan Question

When Fuller House revealed in Season 2 that Kimmy Gibbler has a little brother, you might have been surprised. After all, Full House never made mention of Kimmy having a sibling over the course of its eight seasons. But, now the Netflix revival is at…
By Shannon Carlin

Whoa, You Have To See Drake Stop This Woman From Being Groped At His Concert

Hold on, because if you touch anyone inappropriately at one of Drake's show, he might just send you home. While touring in Australia, Drake threatened a fan who was groping a girl. Complex shared a fan-shot Instagram video in which Drake stopped perf…
By Shannon Carlin

How 'The Mindy Project' Finale Paid Tribute To The Ultimate Rom-Com

Spoilers ahead for the series finale of The Mindy Project. After six seasons of will they or won't they, whether or not Mindy and Danny would end up together was the question on everyone's mind before The Mindy Project series finale. Of course, the f…
By Shannon Carlin

Zendaya & Reese Witherspoon Are Teaming Up To Tell This Woman's Incredible Story

After the success of Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya will produce a film called A White Lie, according to Deadline. Don't be fooled by its title, though; this thriller is actually based on the true story of Anita Hemmings, the first Af…
By Shannon Carlin

All The Songs From Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' That Are (Probably) About Kim Kardashian

Reputation, the newest studio album from Taylor Swift, is the singer's fight song. After years of media backlash, Swift with a message that appears to be, well, sorry, not sorry. But is there a Reputation song about Kim Kardashian, specifically? The …
By Shannon Carlin

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' Prologue Officially Says Goodbye To Her Former Self

When you're all done listening to Taylor Swift's sixth album and think you know which Reputation songs are about Kimye, you might want to go back and give the album's prologue a read. The transcript for Swift's Reputation prologue (which appears to b…
By Shannon Carlin

Kevin Spacey Will Be Removed From His Next Film After The Allegations Against Him

Days after Netflix announced it was cutting all ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual harassment and assault allegations surfaced, the former House Of Cards actor is being cut out of another project — quite literally. Spacey will be removed from his ne…
By Shannon Carlin

Reese Witherspoon & Jennifer Aniston's New Show Is Tackling The Land Of Megyn Kelly

Just knowing that there's a show starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston in development is exciting enough, but now we're getting new details about what it's going to be about. And boy, does it sound juicy. According to The Hollywood Reporter…
By Shannon Carlin

Charlie Sheen "Categorically Denies" The Sexual Assault Allegations About Corey Haim

Hours after Charlie Sheen was accused of sexual assault, the actor is speaking out. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter Sheen denied allegations that he sexually assaulted actor Corey Haim while filming the 1986 film Lucas. Haim was 13 years old…
By Shannon Carlin

Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Reprising His ‘Hamilton’ Role & That’s Not Even The Best Part

Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing away his shot to help Puerto Rico. After releasing the song "Almost Like Praying" to help raise money for Hurricane Maria recovery, Miranda announced he's bringing his Broadway musical Hamilton to Puerto Rico in 201…
By Shannon Carlin

'Shameless' Star Ethan Cutkosky Has Been Arrested For Suspicion Of A DUI

The actor who plays Frank Gallagher's second youngest son on Showtime's Shameless is reportedly in some real life trouble. According to TMZ, Ethan Cutkosky was arrested for suspicion of a DUI in the Los Angeles area last Thursday, Nov. 2. (Bustle has…
By Shannon Carlin