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
Funny girls, rejoice! New York Magazine is reporting (via comedy blog The Comic's Comic) that two comediennes will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 35th season starting September 26! No one from NBC has officially confirmed the news, but word on the street is that Lorne Michaels has hired Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad, both formerly of the famous comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade. We've all heard a million times that women aren't funny, and ... Read More
Madonna's back again! Her new single 'Celebration' has been making the rounds on the Internet for a couple of weeks now, and now there's a video teaser to go with it! Let's face it -- only someone as fabulous as Madonna can get away with producing a teaser for a music video. There's not too much to see in this clip except Madonna's totally fly studded dress, but if the choreography is even half as awesome as the supermarket checkout breakdown in '4 ... Read More
BUST loves America's Next Top Model just as much as the next gal, but if you like your entertainment a little more highbrow, check out Lauren Simkin Berke's new exhibit Excavations and Adaptations at the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn next month! Excavations and Adaptations features over 60 index card-sized works that mix collages of things like photographs, luggage tags, and dress patterns with Berke's own drawings. Here's more from the A.I.R. ... Read More