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The Lucy Hale You Think You Know Is Gone

On June 14, Lucy Hale will turn 28. Less than a week after that, on June 20, her TV show, Pretty Little Liars, will air its series finale. For the actor, these events are irrevocably intertwined. She's spent the entirety of her 20s — all of her adulthood so far, really — on the series, playing Aria Montgomery, the kindest, most stylish of the titular Liars. Her growth as a person, her achievements and mistakes, hell, even the name that gets written on her Starbucks cups (Aria, of course) is conn…

By Rachel Simon

Carole Radziwill Talks Bringing The Election To 'RHONY'

"At the end it was just me sitting there staring at the television thinking, 'Holy sh*t. What just happened?'" Real Housewives of New York City star Carole Radziwill says of the election night party she threw back in November. She had dubbed it a "celebration party," but, as we all know, the outcome of the night wasn't what was expected. Radziwill's party, and her obsession with the election leading up to it, is featured on the current season of RHONY, which premiered April 5. The series filmed …

By Lia Beck

Betty Who Is Making Room For Women In Music

Jessica Newham radiates cool from the moment she steps into a room, standing a foot taller than me ("a foot taller than everybody," she reminds me) with the kind of haircut I've always wished I could pull off (bleached-blonde with shaved sides, styled to reach that just-out-of-bed level of effortlessness). She's wearing a loose fitting black jumpsuit cut low enough to reveal the crescent moon tattoo on her sternum. All I can think is how much that probably hurt, but pain is likely trivial to som…

By Martha Sorren

Kristen Bell Really Doesn't Care What You Think Of Her

Here's a shocker: Kristen Bell is nice. Really nice. She's the kind of person who squeals with joy when her favorite green tea is brought into the room, and who uses the word "sassafras" in conversation without any irony. In other words, she's the total opposite of the cruel, hard-R characters she's played in projects like The Good Place, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and, most recently, CHiPs, and for some fans, seeing the sloth-loving, "Africa"-singing star play bad might feel pretty jarring. But…

By Rachel Simon

How Scarlett Johansson Dealt With 'Ghost In The Shell's Controversy

It's a little past 5 p.m. on a recent Saturday in New York, and Scarlett Johansson is talking about jumpsuits. Our photographer, she's happily noticed, is wearing the same one she owns from Reformation; the day before, she explains, she and some friends spent the morning browsing through the store's sample sale. Talking about her weekend, she's cheerful, direct, thinking before each sentence and holding your gaze with an almost unnerving directness; even as people scramble around her, fixing her…

By Rachel Simon

It's Time For Women To Get Loud

When you first meet them, VICE correspondents Gianna Toboni and Isobel Yeung don't seem especially loud. The reporters are friendly, polite, and speak carefully when discussing the many issues they've highlighted on the HBO documentary series, which returns on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11 p.m. But don't let their approachable nature fool you — Toboni and Yeung are extremely vocal in ways that any woman hoping to affect change should strive for. As both producers and correspondents who cover a wide ra…

By Samantha Rullo

'Underground's Cast Says Anyone Can Be A Soldier

A woman's hands being lashed until they bleed to save her young brother from the same fate. A man preparing to have his feet cut so badly, he will never walk the same way again. A mother throwing herself in front of a group of armed men prepared to shoot, just to give her daughter a chance to get away. Scenes like these can make WGN America's Underground hard to watch, but that's exactly why you should be paying attention. The historical drama about the Underground Railroad is just two episodes …

By Samantha Rullo

Hannah Simone Proves That There’s No Need To Fear Change

Though you may know her from New Girl, there's much more to Hannah Simone than Cece Parekh. After spending her childhood in many countries, she's spent her adult life exploring different careers from acting, modeling, and producing to her former role as a human rights and refugee officer at the United Nations. And after spending time with Simone at Bustle's New York headquarters on a March day that showed the first hint of Spring, it's easy to understand how she was able to succeed in such diffe…

By Samantha Rullo

Imogen Poots Is All About Getting Sh*t Done

There's having a banner year for your career, and then there's Imogen Poots' 2016. Over the course of the last 12 months, the actor has appeared in three acclaimed movies, each as different from each other as could be: the terrifying horror flick Green Room, out in April; the satire comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, from June; and the indie thriller Frank & Lola, in theaters and on demand now. Add in a 10-episode stint on the Showtime series Roadies, and it'd seem like Poots hasn't …

By Rachel Simon