I've never been a big fan of musicals, but this is one I can get behind. On Tuesday, Variety broke the news that plans for Bring It On: The Musical are under way! And surprisingly, there are some legitimately talented people behind it. Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer of recent hit In the Heights, will co-write the music, and Jeff Whitty, Tony winner for Avenue Q, will write the book. And it gets better still -- two other In the Heights alums will take on ... Read More
Remember Victoria Woodhull from your U.S. History classes? I vaguely recall my textbook briefly mentioning her in some catch-all section about other female rabble rousers of the 19th century. Well, in case you missed the one completely inadequate sentence about her, now there's a whole movie dedicated to her life, achievements, and general badassery. Did you know she was the first woman to run for president? In 1872, no less? Yeah, that's right, before women could ... Read More
Carrie Brownstein just doesn't stop! We recently posted clips of her hilarious work with Fred Armisen as one half of Thunderant, and now she's back again with a more serious turn in the film Some Days Are Better Than Others. The trailer premiered today on the film's website, which offers this bit of tantalizing information: Corin Tucker, also formerly of Sleater-Kinney, will be making an appearance as 'soccer mom.' Ladies, you're obviously still ... Read More
Mark your calendars, ladies! On October 11, BUST's very own Emily Rems will be celebrity judging the 9th Annual Miss Lez Pageant in Brooklyn, New York! Murray 'Mr. Showbiz' Hill, has this to say: 'The Miss Lez Pageant takes the traditional, 'straight,' out-dated beauty pageant and turns it upside down, inside-out, outside-in, by giving queer womyn the chance to interpret what beauty and a pageant means to them. In other words, there are no rules and the outcome is ... Read More
Making the rounds at the BUST office this morning is this video by the Get 'Em Mamis, a kickass rap duo from Baltimore who deserve some space on your iPod. So stop everything and listen right now -- whatever you're doing can wait till after you've heard the Mamis. In case you've never heard of them before, here's a little tidbit they proudly display on their MySpace page: last year Rolling Stone ranked their song 'Cold Summer' higher than Lil ... Read More
In case you ever doubted it, here's some proof that Mary J's still got it. Have you seen her latest video 'The One' featuring guy of the moment Drake? It's pretty much the flyest shiz on MTV right now. Seriously, has any video ever made you want to rock out in a neon-filled, mirror-lined warehouse club this much? Yeah, Mary J's definitely the one. Not only is she the queen of hip-hop soul, but she's pretty great at accessorizing -- where does she ... Read More
The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year's Toronto Film Festival. In addition to a 'raucous' premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody's gorefest Jennifer's Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig's ... Read More
As of yesterday, an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the all-powerful government agency approve Gardasil for use in boys -- good news for all, as now it's no longer just up to us girls to protect both ourselves and our partners from HPV. But there's still no answer to the big question: will the vaccine ever be mandatory for school attendance? When it was just for young women, the discussion always focused on how we'd all end up sluttier since we wouldn't ... Read More

Whip It Good!

BY Eliza C. Thompson in General

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... Bonaventure will only let the first 955 people in, so if you're in the area and plan to ... Read More
Just when you thought children's toys couldn't get any weirder, a mysterious photo surfaces and pushes the boundaries of taste to whole new levels. This week, we give you the Pole Dancer Doll, a toy that is er, pretty self-explanatory. The baby-faced doll comes outfitted in a sparkly green dress with pole and light-up flashing stage to match. Unfortunately, it seems you'll have to provide the riff-tastic soundtrack yourself (Warrant's 'Sweet Cherry Pie,' anyone?) ... Read More