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Strap on your helmets and lace up those skates, ladies! Drew Barrymore is rolling into the Bonaventure Skating Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan this Friday for a red-carpet bash to celebrate the upcoming premiere of her new movie Whip It! If BUST could fly the whole office to Detroit we'd totally be there, too. Anybody got a bus we can borrow? It's only a 12-hour drive...
All y'all who read about SNL's two new lovely lady hires, Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad : rejoice with caution. SNL just leaked news that, as they welcome the newbies, they're canning current cast members Casey Wilson and Michaela Watkins. A good deal of pro-girl press is shaming (SNL head honcho) Lorne Michaels this morning, and pointing out the irresponsibility of dropping serious comedic talent, particularly in the case of Watkins' firing (which, in his Twitter feed, Entertainment Weekly guru Michael Ausiello calls the 'DUMBEST. MOVE. EVER.' ).
Everyone knows the typical formula of a harlequin romance novel-man and woman meet, they are met with an obstacle they must overcome, a solution is found, they finally do the deed and live happily together for the rest of their lives. What happens when you throw the Amish community in the mix? Apparently a whole lot of swooning... Imagine pastoral settings, the simplicity of the Amish community and a forbidden love between a member and an outsider.
Get ready to grease your hair with pomade and strap on your suede shoes; Imelda May is bringing rockabilly blues back to the airwaves. A stripped down blend of heavy bass and guitar riffs 'Love Tattoo', her debut album, will satisfy any retro-palate. I dare you not to tap your feet and shake like Ann-Margret when you hear the opening track 'Johnny Got a Boom Boom' or twist your hips to the vibrant rhythms of 'Smokers Song'. You can probably skip slow and steady tracks like 'Falling in Love With You Again' unless you and your mate are celebrating your sixty-year anniversary.
I can't say I'm a Mountain Dew drinker, but if you are, or just love artsy packaging (that's me!), you're in for a little surprise. The Dew just announced the forthcoming release of Green Label Art, Volume III, which is a series of aluminum bottles featuring custom designs from six amazing artists. The diverse set of artists include Pushead, Nathan Cabrera, Jeff McMillan, Stephan Bliss, UPSO, and Claw Money, who happens to be the first female artist to participate in the Green Label Art series.
It's fashion week in NY, and that means tons of parties and shows. Did your Marc Jacobs invitation get lost in the mail? Yeah, mine too, but never fret, there are plenty of fun things to do and see, even if you are not attending any shows. One such event is a Block Party hosted by the stores on Centre Market Place, (that weird little street just west of Little Italy- googs it). Built by Wendy , No. 6  (amazing vintage!) Pipino Salon, and others are throwing a bash on Thursday night.
Mary Wollstonecraft, it looks like you'll be getting your own stamp, you lucky lady! The Royal Mail of the UK is releasing a set of stamps called Eminent Britons, which will be released October 8th.
Ayun Halliday, BUST's 'Mother Superior' columnist, will be present at the Brooklyn Book Festival (at Brooklyn Borough Hall) this Sunday, Sept. 13th at noon to participate in a discussion called Reading to Kids, led by children's librarian Lisa Von Drasek. If you want more Ayun, she'll be reading Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, as well as taking Heinie-related questions at the Target Children's Area at 3:30. If you're unfamiliar with Halliday's book, it's about the heinies of animals at the zoo.
If you've never heard of KnittaPlease, do yourself a favor and look them up...now! Trust me, any group that yarn-bombs is worth a Google-search. The Austin, TX group, founded by Magda Saveg in 2005, is all about adding warmth to cold, lifeless concrete and steel structures with their handmade yarn creations. Not only that, Saveg and her fellow knitters are trying to redefine this craft because it is often pushed aside or seen as 'that thing old women' do in their spare time. Come on, the young-ins like to knit as well, people! And...
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