Charlene is an Entertainment/Lifestyle Journalist and Copywriter. Her work has been featured in Glamour, GQ, HuffPost, CBR, Giant Freakin Robot, The South African, Fortress of Solitude, and more.

She loves the Backstreet Boys, advocates individuality, and is a firm believer in pancakes for dinner.

Her Bachelor of Commerce Degree gives her a unique insight into the business side of entertainment journalism. She also works as an occasional brand strategist for rock band  Bon Jovi and Tourphotographer David Bergman.

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Welcome Home, Franklin Trailer Fixes Decades Old Peanuts Controversy

The Apple TV+ special addresses concerns of apparent, albeit unintentional, racism in the 1973 film, where the Thanksgiving scene seemed to "segregate" Franklin from his counterparts by seating him on a beach chair on the opposite side of the table, all by himself.

Flipping the script Welcome Home, Franklin sees the Peanuts gang sitting down to a similar meal, but this time, they save a spot for their new friend. "Hey, Franklin, we saved you a seat over here," Lunis van Pelt says, motioning to a place next to Charlie Brown.

The Biggest Problem With Twilight Isn't What You Think

What seemed like a cute love story between the 17-year-old Bella Swan and the immortal vampire Edward Cullen (conveniently also 17 despite having lived for over a century) slowly became a subject of debate. Some fans saw it as a feminist movie about a girl who knows what she wants and will do anything (even if it breaks her dad’s heart) to get what she wants. Others criticized the movie for promoting Edward’s possessiveness and over-protectiveness as romance.

Sitcoms Are Dead For One Brutal Reason

Sitcoms have been a television staple for decades, providing easy laughs to audiences worldwide. However, in recent years, there has been a notable decline in the number of traditional sitcoms on network television.

Gone are the days of weekly doses of shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, or Modern Family. While many attribute the downturn to binge-watching entire series on streaming platforms, the more likely reason is the outdated and harmful tropes.

Taylor Swift: A breakdown of each of her musical eras

Taylor Swift is a singer that resonates with music lovers across generations. From her debut single “Tim McGraw” in 2006 to her latest venture, Midnights, Swift has sold over 30 million albums and claimed 12 Grammy Awards.

Her music is a testament to the human experience, touching hearts and providing an emotional refuge. Swift’s musical evolution has been a spectacle, transforming her from a country music darling to an indie pop icon.

Who Is The Fastest Superhero? Flash, Quicksilver, A-Train, Makkari?

Speedsters have always been a fascinating part of the superhero world. In the comics, A-Train, Flash, Quicksilver, and Makkari have captured readers’ imagination for years.
Each of these iconic characters, across Marvel, DC, and The Boys, bring their unique speed-related abilities and storylines to the table. But who is the fastest superhero among them? There can only be one, and it’s clearly The Flash.

Ranking The Greatest Star Wars Villains In Franchise History

Set in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars has enthralled audiences with its epic tales of Jedi heroes, villains, and the eternal struggle between the light and dark sides of the Force.
At the heart of this timeless franchise lie some of the most iconic bad guys in cinematic history. From the imposing presence of Darth Vader to the sinister scheming of Emperor Palpatine, these characters have become the ultimate symbols of evil.

The Simpsons Ruined The Series When It Axed Its Best Character

When The Simpsons took away the role of Apu, it set a bad precedent.

Until a few years ago, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, the proprietor of the Kwik-E-Mart convenience store in Springfield, was one of the most iconic characters in The Simpsons.
But he was ultimately removed from the series, and this was a huge mistake. Removing Apu from the show not only skirts the line of censorship but in a cruel irony, it’s an example of a TV series giving its audience less racial representation.

These Are The 10 Superhero Movies That Defined The Genre

The superhero genre has become dominant in modern cinema, with larger-than-life characters captivating audiences worldwide. Although these stories have been around for decades, some superhero origin movies defined the genre, setting a gold standard for those that followed.

From Superman: The Movie that launched Christopher Reeve into superstardom to the epic ensemble adventure of the Avengers, superheroes have cemented their place in pop culture.

The Most Mind-Bending Sci-Fi TV Shows To Stream Now

Westworld, Black Mirror, and The Expanse top the charts for the most mind-bending sci-fi TV shows currently streaming.

Sci-fi always promises an exciting premise, likable characters, and a story that keeps viewers wanting more. One genre-defining aspect is its ability to reflect on contemporary issues by exaggerating or reframing them through a futuristic lens. Thanks to many streaming sites, there is always a wide selection of sci-fi TV shows to choose from.

The Big Bang Theory's Worst Character, Explained

It’s been a minute since The Big Bang Theory hit our screens in 2007. Over its 12-season run,
Each week, fans tuned in to watch this lovable group of friends navigates the complexities of everyday life. Penny outgrew her ditsy qualities, Sheldon got better at picking up on social cues, Howard lost his creep vibe, and Raj was able to talk to women. But Leonard Hofstadter became increasingly irritating over the years, making him the most annoying character in the series.

Zack Snyder's Justice League: Superman's Best Moment Is Also the Cut's Worst Edit

Zack Snyder's Justice League has been one of the most-talked-about cinematic events in recent history. The phenomenal four-hour feature essentially removes all of Joss Whedon's footage and brings Synder's original vision to life in its spectacular entirety.
Overall, Zack Snyder's Justice League has been extremely well-received, but when it comes to Superman and Lois' reunion, it does have one notable difference from the theatrical cut.

The Untold Truth of Bernadette from The Big Bang Theory

When "The Big Bang Theory" debuted in 2007, viewers were instantly drawn to Sheldon's offbeat brilliance, Leonard's awkward sensibility, and Penny's free spirit. Over its 12-season run, fans also got to know their friends, Howard and Raj, a little better too.

But it wasn't until the show's third season that Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski stepped into Pasadena's Cheesecake Factory and slowly weaved her way into everyone's hearts.That's when the series about a bunch of funny nerds became so much more than that.