Once upon a time, Helen Gurley Brown called herself a "non-militant feminist." She called herself that,  she says, because, at the time,  she was "so busy defending the idea that women should be adorable and adoring to men, I was so caught up in the idea that men were not the enemy and that we must defend and protect and love men...that I just wanted to sort of indicate, I guess, that I wasn’t mad at men." The truth is, barely anyone else considered Gurley Brown to be much of a feminist at all, especially the leaders of the women's movement. Read More
They say what goes on the internet stays on the internet, and it's true: the stars of today were the dorks of yesterday, making silly videos of themselves and posting them to youtube only to have them haunt them for the rest of their days. As for those who were around before youtube, well, their videos have been posted there by other helpful celebrity sleuths. Here are our top 10 favorites, featuring some of our favorite lady celebs.   1.  Kat Dennings' video blog from 2006!     2. Madonna auditions for Fame, the TV Show, in 1982!   3. Read More
We love us some Louis CK around here, so we were super disappointed when news came out that he had tweeted his support of Daniel Tosh during the time of the rape joke controversy that surrounded him. Louis must have been pretty disappointed about it himself, so he went on The Daily Show last nite, basically to explain his position. He said that he was on vacation in Vermont, detached from the internet, and decided to tweet that he enjoyed Daniel Tosh's humor because he happened to be watching his show while in a hotel. Read More
I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that, in my experience, the kind of folks who like to watch Project Runway are the same kind who enjoy a nice penis—in other words,  straight girls and gay boys. And because I'm feeling a bit douchey, I'm even going to go ahead and make the broad generalization that Project Runway's fan base is almost entirely straight girls and gay boys (gay girls, I'm not at all sure how y'all feel about it). Read More
What happens when you team up punk-rock legend Iggy Pop and surf-pop darling Bethany Cosentino? You get a rockin’ track that’s a little gritty, a little dreamy, and utterly infectious. The forefather of punk rock and Best Coast front woman were approached by HBO’s True Blood to collaborate on a song for an upcoming episode and each really dug the idea.  Pop and Cosentino, both self-proclaimed fans of the show, recently recorded “Let’s Boot and Rally,” which was co-written by KCRW DJ James Combs, and True Blood music supervisor Gary Calamar. Read More
You know how they say, “Celebrities, they’re just like us?” Well, they're wrong. Celebrities aren't a damn thing like us. For instance, if you’re a celebrity – even one as seemingly down to earth as Kat Dennings – you can afford to do things like have all of your meals cooked for you by someone else and then have them delivered to your house each day as if by elves. We learned this when the woman behind Los Angeles’ Paleta and her press agent came to visit us here at BUST HQ. Paleta, you see, is a company that specializes in healthy, delicious, farm-to-table cooking. Read More
Whenever someone tells me they can't wait to go to Amsterdam so they can visit the Red Light District and go to a "Coffee Shop," where marijuana is sold legally, I want to say to them, "How about I buy you a bag of marijuana and a red light bulb and you can go enjoy that somewhere, and you give me your plane tickets? Because I actually want to see AMSTERDAM!"I've been to Amsterdam many times and never once stepped foot inside a Coffee Shop. Read More
If you're like us, you watched the season 5 premiere of Mad Men last nite. And, if you're like us, you can't get the song "Zooby zooby zoo" out of your head today. The song, sung and danced to in an excruciatingly embarrassing performance by Don Draper's Canadian wife, Meg, had us wondering two t hings: in what weird alien language does "zooby zooby zoo" mean "I love you?" And, WHAT IS THAT SONG? Turns out the title is actually "Zou Bisou Bisou," which in Canadian means, "Oh Kiss Kiss," and it was originally recorded in 1962 by someone named Gillian Hills. Read More

Bret, You've Got It Goin' On!

BY debbie in TV

Congratulations to our boyfriend Bret McKenzie, who was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his song for the Muppets movie, "Man or Muppet." McKenzie, who you all of course remember as one-half of the comedy duo, "Flight of the Conchords," can consider himself especially honored this year, as it's the first time that only 2 songs are competing for Best Original Song (none of the other songs scored high enough in the fancy Oscars rating system to even be nominated!). Read More
After reading a comment posted by a "shellylovelace" on a YouTube video that suspiciously sounded like our old friend Courtney Love, I followed the link back to discover internetz GOLD: Courtney's own YouTube Channel. Read More