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Who loves giving personalities and names to inanimate objects?  I know I do.  Look at these adorable kitchen pals by the crafty company Pepe and Friends!  I am totally in love with the table ware sets, particularly Coco the Creamer and Sugar Daddy the Sugar Shaker.  I am obsessed with my morning coffee, as are my awesome roomies Blaire and Angela, and I think the three of us would love to sit down and chat all morning...to Coco and Sugar Daddy (we're not very awake in the morning).
Madonna turned 51 yesterday! Yes, despite all of her irreverence, her glamour, and her yogalates, it seems Madonna does actually age. Certainly Madonna's brand of 51 is a little different than the run of the mill; after being serenaded by Polish concert-goers, Radar says Madge retreated to the Italian Riviera with her model man-cessory, Jesus Luz. But, fear not! Just like us normals, she did go out for cake (!!!), and her friends are planning a nice party for her sometime this week. . . it just happens that her friends are the boys behind Dolce and Gabbana.
Zee Avi lures us in with swanky, old-timey, folk with South Asian flavor in her self-titled debut.
Dreamy, wistful electronica fills Still Night, Still Light, the newest self-released album from Au Revoir Simone.
Swedish pop pros A Camp make a chipper debut alongside an all-star supporting cast with Colonia.
Check out the latest promotion for Jennifer's Body, the trailer of which drummed up a healthy debate here at BUST. The high-school horror flick comes out on September 18th, and you can check out Diablo Cody's interview in our current issue, on newsstands now, or subscribe! Funny fake PSA, but even more mesmerizing hair.
The great movie site Hammer to Nail has posted a call-to-arms for cinephiles in NYC to save local video rental store Cinema Nolita by supporting the creative and awesome endeavors of its Video Store Girl Eleonore Hendricks. Eleonore says, 'Really, our first idea was to just make sure that we didn't have to sell the collection off individually, to make back the money we had lost by not being able to pay the rent... The goal is to make the 8,000 dollars so we can pay our back rent so we don't have to use the videos as collateral.
Plucky 18 year old Sean Carlson started the independent and aptly-named F Yeah Fest in 2004, alongside his buddy Keith Morris (yes, that Keith Morris, of Black Flag and the Circle Jerks). Since then, the festival has grown out of it's Echo Park home to a new locale in the LA Historic State Park, and the FYF crowd holds even more events all year. And, needless to say, the festivals draw a killer crowd of performers including Ladyhawke, Sarah Silverman, No Age, Japanther, and Matt and Kim.
America's Next Top Model starts its lucky 13th season (or 'cycle' in CWspeak) next month, ushering in a new league of young women vying for that kind of fleeting semi-famehood only Tyra Banks can bestow. This time 'round, Tyra's throwing us a real curveball; none of the contestants pass the 6 foot mark, making these girls the shortest class paraded past the show's fabulous judges (the teeniest is only 5'3''). Unfortunately, Tyra must have gotten so caught up with this small love idea that she neglected to sign up any plus size models.
What's in a name?  Apparently, a lot more people get heated up about the issue than you might think.  Although far from a new debate, a recent study reports that 71% of Americans think women should take their spouses name after marriage.  Half of the respondents said the act should be a legal requirement.
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