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An update on Kesha’s legal battle with her rapist, Lukasz Gottwald, otherwise known as “Dr. Luke”: After denying Kesha a preliminary injunction releasing her from her contract with Kemosabe, a label owned by Sony in February, on Wednesday, April 6th, New York State Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich threw out her case, siding with Sony and rejecting all of Kesha’s claims. According to Judge Kornreich, Kesha’s rape occurred outside the legal time limit and lacked jurisdiction. Specifically, Judge Kornreich rejected Kesha’s claim that her rape...
Clairy Browne provides us with a whole new pop sound, on her latest solo album Pool, exclusively premiering on BUST.com! The Australian born singer/songwriter’s mix of R&B and pop music feels like she's calling summer to ask if it wants to hang out. This album is a departure from her last release, Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackettes which had a much more retro vibe. Here, Browne was influenced by artists like Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé. On Pool, she channels the lineage of strong women...
Drumroll please... Melissa McCarthy, aka Sookie St. James, is re-joining the Gilmore Girls reboot! THIS NOT A DRILL! For months, we’ve heard that McCarthy wasn’t coming back to Stars Hollow because she wasn’t asked and/or was too busy. Rumors of bad blood between McCarthy and Gilmore creator Amy Sherman-Palladino were denied by both parties; Sherman-Palladino reported that she really wanted McCarthy’s return, but thought that McCarthy was too busy. “We’d say, ‘Look, we know you didn’t hear a Melissa McCarthy arc in here because we are not...
It’s already difficult for female directors to get their films made, but even more difficult if they feature a female protagonist. Gina Prince-Bythewood faced similar obstacles making her most recent film, Beyond the Lights, but faced even greater adversity because she wanted to cast two black leads.In an interview with Roger Ebert.com, she said of bringing her vision for Beyond the Lights to the screen, “It’s disheartening, trust me, to sit in a room as a black female to hear that your story is not...
Looking for some new spring reads to flip through as you sit in the park for the first time of the season? Check out these awesome page-turners!  1. What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours: Stories by Helen Oyeyemi  (Riverhead Books)    Nigerian-British writer Helen Oyeyemi’s collection of interconnected short stories is a worthy follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2014 novel Boy, Snow, Bird. In What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, Oyeymi takes readers from Spain to England to the Czech Republic and across generations, ages, races, nationalities, genders, and...