Kate Ward

Kate Ward is the current Editor-in-Chief of BDG Media (Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily), the former Executive Editor of Hollywood.com, a former editor and writer for 'Entertainment Weekly' and EW.com, and a member of Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Ward — whose work has also appeared in 'Glamour' magazine — loves talking about nutgrafs and hates exclamation points, despite using them on a regular basis. Specializing in reality TV, ’90s nostalgia, and bad movies, Ward is likely the oldest person to attend "American Idols LIVE!" every year with her mom.

A Note To Our Readers: Why We're Banning "Flattering"

Overalls. Turtlenecks. Empire waists. Strapless dresses. Crewnecks. Flats. Off-the-shoulder shirts. Ruffles. Maxi dresses. Wedges. A-line skirts. Jumpsuits. High-waisted jeans. Low-waisted jeans. Skinny jeans. Really, any kind of jean. I have spent…
By Kate Ward

Funniest Tweets About 'The Wiz Live!'s Bananas Emerald City Scene

As anyone who watched NBC's live productions of Sound of Music and Peter Pan can attest, Twitter is often the best part of any live show. But it seemed as though we might not get as many LOL-worthy reactions during The Wiz Live!. Why? Well, because…
By Kate Ward

2016 Grammy Nominations Include Taylor Swift, But Prove '1989' Isn't The Only Album To Pay Attention To

She's taken over the Billboard charts, Instagram, and your Spotify account, so why wouldn't she take over the Grammys as well? Yes, it was inevitable that Taylor Swift's 2016 Grammy nominations would be numerous following the release of 1989, an…
By Kate Ward

Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland Dead At 48

The former lead singer of band Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland, has died at 48 years old. According to a Facebook page belonging to the singer, who was a current member of The Wildabouts, his death seemed to be a peaceful one. Said the…
By Kate Ward

What Does Kim Kardashian's Son Look Like? Photos Of Kim & Kanye West As Babies Should Give Us A Teaser

It finally happened. What seemed like eons after we found out that Kim Kardashian was pregnant with her second child, Kardashian and Kanye West had a baby boy on Saturday, sending the Internet (and Twitter) atwitter, and making us ask the important…
By Kate Ward

Does Saint West Have A Middle Name? Kim & Kanye Might Have Chosen A Sweet One

We have a birth date. And, now, we have a name. But we're still missing one key piece of information when it comes to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's newborn baby son. And everyone's asking: Does Saint West have a middle name? It depends who you…
By Kate Ward

Twitter Reactions To Saint West, Kim Kardashian's Baby Name, Show The Internet Is On Its A Game

The thing we've been eagerly anticipating for months has finally happened. No, I'm not talking about the birth of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby Saturday. I'm talking about the reveal of Kim Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby name Monday.…
By Kate Ward

Did Kim Kardashian's Instagram Predict The Birth Of Her Son? She Certainly Seemed To See It Coming...

He was supposed to be a Christmas miracle. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's son was born Saturday, weeks before he was supposed to be America's Gift on Dec. 25 — the original date the celebrity had planned the birth of her son. But, according to…
By Kate Ward

Transcript Of Obama's Oval Office Address Following San Bernardino Shootings Show The President's Commitment To Combating Terrorism

Earlier this week, at least two suspects entered San Bernardino, California's Inland Regional Center, shooting and killing 14 people in an act of terrorism. And, four days later, President Barack Obama delivered a rare address from his office about…
By Kate Ward

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Named Their Baby Saint

Fans of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have spent most of this year waiting with baited breath for the birth of the couple's son. And, after we all learned that Kardashian and West welcomed a baby boy on Saturday, those same fans waited with baited…
By Kate Ward

A Note To Our Readers On March 8

On June 18, 2013, Bustle was born. Since then (and since Romper's launch in November 2015), our editors have been publishing dozens of articles, essays, and features every single day, seven days a week, on the issues that matter most to women.…
By Kate Ward

The 50 Best Romper Stories Of 2016

As difficult as 2016 might have felt for millennial women, the year was even tougher to swallow for millennial moms. Political and racial strife may make the future seem scary, but, when you're actually raising the future, the question mark looming…
By Kate Ward

This Is The Most Tragic Carrie Fisher Reaction

Star Wars fans were delivered a devastating holiday blow Tuesday when news came that Carrie Fisher had died at just 60 years old. Just days before, Fisher was checked into the hospital after suffering a major heart attack on an airplane, and despite…
By Kate Ward

Will Hillary Clinton Run For President In 2020? After This Election, Anything Is Possible

It was an outcome that very few expected — including the polls. Despite the fact that early polling put former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a commanding lead for the commander-in-chief title, Donald Trump officially became the…
By Kate Ward

How Did President Obama React To Trump's Win? His Phone Call Shows A Civil Response

Following the news that Donald Trump would be named president-elect, many are wondering how prominent members of the left are reacting to the news. Primarily former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who chose not to speak to supporters in New York…
By Kate Ward

Donald Trump's First Tweet As President-Elect Strikes A Surprising, Gracious Tone

America is waking up as a confused nation on Wednesday. Following a stunning victory by Donald Trump in the electoral college, we have our new president-elect, despite the fact that polls heavily favored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…
By Kate Ward

Reactions To Donald Trump's Conversation With Billy Bush Are Rightly Angry

If you think Donald Trump is scary when he's scripted during his numerous rallies and campaign events, you'll think he's downright petrifying when he's unscripted. On Friday, The Washington Post acquired a tape of Donald Trump and Access Hollywood…
By Kate Ward

This Adorable Patton Oswalt Debate Tweet Proves His Daughter Is The Next Lester Holt

You can always rely on Twitter during a presidential debate for a laugh, but you can rely even more on Patton Oswalt on Twitter during a presidential debate for a laugh. As any fan of the comedian could have predicted, Patton Oswalt live tweeted the…
By Kate Ward

Jennifer Aniston's Reaction To Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Divorce Doesn't Matter

Where were you when you found out that Hollywood super-couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were divorcing? Me, I was over on Twitter, like the rest of media/celebrity obsessives, realizing that the whole of the internet had one collective question…
By Kate Ward

What Does Donald Trump Think Of Tim Kaine? Hillary Clinton's Running Mate Will Attract Ire

One week after Donald Trump selected Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, Hillary Clinton at last announced Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine would be her running mate for the 2016 election. But, considering how caustic this election has been thus…
By Kate Ward