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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Taylor Swift's Cats Have A 'Deadpool 2' Cameo That Is Absolutely Purr-fect

Mild spoilers for Deadpool 2 ahead. It should go without saying that the surprise feline cameo from Taylor Swift's cats in Deadpool 2 is absolutely purr-fect. But Swift wasn't interested in keeping quiet about how much she loved the shirt Deadpool we…
By Shannon Carlin

Netflix’s New ‘The Staircase’ Trailer Gives You A Look At Your Next True Crime Obsession

Nearly 15 years after the premiere of The Staircase, an eight-episode documentary series that looked at the murder case of crime novelist Michael Peterson, the series is returning with new episodes. The Netflix trailer for The Staircase focuses on th…
By Shannon Carlin

What Everyone Can Learn From Bryce's Trial On '13 Reasons Why'

Spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Season 2 ahead. He may be the villain on 13 Reasons Why Season 2, but Bryce Walker also might remind you of someone you know — and that's the point. "One of the main goals was to make him as realistic as possible," Justin …
By Shannon Carlin

The '13 Reasons Why' Creator Defended This Brutal Scene, But Fans Still Think It's Too Much

Major spoilers for 13 Reasons Why Season 2 ahead. After an outcry from fans, Brian Yorkey, the creator of 13 Reasons Why, is defending the brutal sexual assault that's featured in Season 2, according to Vulture. The scene, which appears in the finale…
By Shannon Carlin

Backstreet Boys Are Back With A New Video & Yes, The Choreography Looks Very Familiar

Backstreet's back with their first song in nearly five years. On Thursday, May 17, Backstreet Boys dropped a new video for "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" and it's a throwback to the early days. There's a whole lot of choreography that probably won't ac…
By Shannon Carlin

'GQ' Spoofed 'Vanity Fair's Photoshop Fail With 3 Of Your Favorite Female Comedians

GQ's latest cover for its annual comedy issue features three very funny women: Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and Sarah Silverman. But look a little closer at the glossy photo and you'll notice there's some funny business going on here. GQ's comedy issue c…
By Shannon Carlin

'Jane The Virgin' Just Announced Its Final Season & That's Not Even The Worst Part

Say goodbye to your favorite cheeky narrator because Jane the Virgin just announced its final season. So sad, right? But true, since the CW confirmed on Thursday that the modern telenovela's next season will be its last. While that's already sad to h…
By Shannon Carlin

'Game Of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke's Comments About Female Characters Will Make You Cheer

Emilia Clarke has a bone to pick with journalists and it has to do with a certain word, that in her opinion, they grossly overuse. That word, would be "strong" and she thinks the media should strike it from its vocabulary immediately. Specifically, C…
By Shannon Carlin

This Update About Meghan Markle’s Dad’s Health Will Make You Feel Relieved, But Sad

This week hasn't been an easy one for Meghan Markle's dad and there have been several updates about Thomas Markle's heath via TMZ. On Wednesday, May 16, TMZ reported that Markle's dad said his heart surgery was a success, but it officially means he c…
By Shannon Carlin

Attention ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans: This Season 8 Clue Could Be Devastating For Daenerys

Next season, Game Of Thrones will return to the Dragonpit, but there's one important character who appears to be missing. The GOT fan site, Watchers On The Wall reported that many of your favorite Game Of Thrones stars have landed in the Spanish city…
By Shannon Carlin

Why All Men Should Watch 'The Handmaid's Tale' — Even If It Makes Them Uncomfortable

Spoilers ahead for Season 2 Episode 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale. For those who felt rather uncomfortable watching Nick get married on this week's Handmaid's Tale episode, don't worry, you're not alone. Max Minghella, who plays Nick on the Hulu series, w…
By Shannon Carlin

How To Decide If You Should Watch '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

Back in March, it was announced that 13 Reasons Why Season 2 would include a disclaimer before each episode that featured the cast of the Netflix series warning viewers about the “tough real world issues” that are depicted in the show. The clip, whic…
By Shannon Carlin

All Of Emilia Clarke's 'Game Of Thrones' Finale Comments Will Throw You For A Loop

While promoting her new film Solo: A Star Wars Story, Emilia Clarke has discussed the Game of Thrones finale so much. Well, she's managed to say so much while really saying very little. Clarke teased that the GoT finale will leave fans screaming for …
By Shannon Carlin

Susan Kelechi Watson Reacted To Rumors That Beth Dies On 'This Is Us' In The Sweetest Way

Susan Kelechi Watson, the actor who plays Beth on This Is Us, just wants to say thank you. After a theory that Beth would die of cancer spread — and was deemed even more believable thanks to the Season 2 cliffhanger in which Randall (Sterling K. Brow…
By Shannon Carlin

A Robot Predicted Which 'GoT' Characters Die In Season 8 & It'll Make You Bend The Knee

Chalk it up to human error. Now there's a robot predicting who will die on Game Of Thrones in Season 8. Entertainment Weekly reported that a data scientist created an algorithm that is bound to influence your theories for GOT's final season. That's b…
By Shannon Carlin

Um, Selena Gomez's New Video Includes A Bieber Lookalike You Need To See To Believe

After seven months without any new music, Selena Gomez is back with a new video "Back To You." While some have guessed Gomez's new track is about Justin Bieber — and seriously, this video is exhibit A for anyone who wants to make that case — it's als…
By Shannon Carlin

Annette Bening Will Be In ‘Captain Marvel’ As A Character Very Close To Carol Danvers

The already expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe just made room for a four-time Academy Award nominee. Annette Bening is joining Captain Marvel, according to The Hollywood Reporter on May 9. And while that news might come as a surprise to some, it mak…
By Shannon Carlin

The 'Game Of Thrones' Series Finale Will Make Fans Scream, According to Emilia Clarke

HBO is desperately trying to keep the details of Game Of Thrones' final season under wraps, but the Khaleesi just gave a pretty interesting clue of what fans can expect from the GOT Season 8 finale. According to Emilia Clarke, it's going to be quite …
By Shannon Carlin

This 'Avengers' & 'The Bachelor' GIF Mashup Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

Being that everyone has basically seen the Avengers: Infinity War by now — don't worry, there are no spoilers here, if you haven't — it's no surprise that it's become the internet's favorite subject. And now, Tumblr has given us a Avengers and The Ba…
By Shannon Carlin

Why Coco Made That Heart-Wrenching Decision On 'Dear White People'

Spoilers ahead for Dear White People Season 2. When creator Justin Simien and showrunner Yvette Lee Bowser pulled Antoinette Robertson aside after a table read for Dear White People Season 2, she was immediately nervous. "I was like, 'Oh sh*t, what …
By Shannon Carlin