In areas of China where the pressure to find employment is rising, female students are also struggling with the need to stay trim. Daily Mail reports that, in order to lose weight to impress employers in job interviews, Chinese students have been resorting to swallowing roundworm eggs. “They hatch in the stomach, allowing those who take them to shed pounds without exercising or dieting in the Xiamen, China. But swallowing the worms is extremely dangerous - ... Read More
Inspired by, and in celebration of MoMA’s Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures exhibition, PopRally invites you to your own sixty seconds of fame on Thursday, January 20th, at 8:00 pm. Following an exclusive viewing of the exhibition, guests will be given the opportunity to record their own “screen test,” directed by the artist Conrad Ventur.  Warhol is renowned for his wide variety of mediums, particularly his paintings, screen prints, and ... Read More
Cancer impacts everyone at some point in their life. This is a cause I'm very passionate about! In May of this year, I lost my mother to a 22 year battle with Breast Cancer.  That event has changed my life.  After her death, I was finding a need to do something, help the cause in some way, the fight against cancer.  I looked for ways to become involved in a local community where my efforts could directly and immediately help those who are ... Read More
Between covering Cee Lo Green on Glee in November and starring as a fallen country music star in the much-anticipated Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow has certainly been showcasing her musical ability as of late.   It is especially delightful to watch the refined actress in one of her more humorous musical explots…in teaming up with Jimmy Fallon to bring us Shazzazz, a fictional R&B duo. The pair first unveiled their efforts on Late Night with Jimmy ... Read More
Residents of Beebe, Arkansas woke up on New Year's Day to massive hangovers and kitchens full of empty champagne bottles. Also,  5,000 DEAD BLACKBIRDS stretching over a one mile area. While officials still can't say for certain what caused the mass death, some are speculating that New Year's Eve fireworks are to blame. Crazier still is that a day before and only 125 miles away, 100,000 dead fish were found in the Arkansas river. And today, 500 dead birds ... Read More
image from: Culturebelly.com Vicki Leakx dropped on New Years as one continuous 36-minute track. M.I.A. worked with Diplo, Switch, Rusko as well as several others to create a mixtape that sounds like classic M.I.A. Totally free to download here! I love “Let Me Hump You” but not so much the autotune stuff like “Gen-N-E-Y”. You can see the whole track list here. I think “Mudersounds Munchi” explains the title of the album. Like ... Read More
  French model Isabelle Caro passed away on November 17th, her family revealed last week. Caro, referred to by the New York Times as the "international face of anorexia," made waves when she was photographed nude for a 2007 billboard for the Italian fashion label Nolita. At the time, Caro's 5'4" frame weighed a scant 60 pounds and was posed under the phrase "No Anorexia."  Her cadaverous appearance horrified many, and the advertisement was eventually ... Read More
If you are a BUST reader, then you're famliar with the special BUST-infused crossword puzzles that appear in every issue. They're put together for us by the lovely and talented word nerd, Deb Amlen (who also does the crossword puzzles for the Onion). Well, as of today, Deb's also the puzzle meister behind the New York Time's crossword puzzle blog, Word Play. If you like to do the New York Times crossword puzzles (or at least try doing them) and have ever found ... Read More

Look at the TREE!!

BY Laurie in TV

For me, I really don't get into the Christmas spirit until I've watched this gem at least 3x. I know, I know, I post it every year, BUT, much like a Rankin-Bass Xmas shows, you can never get enough of John Roberts! And now that we have thankfully shipped our Feb. issue off to the printer, I can relax and finish my shopping. But first, who wants Bailey's? You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
Here at BUST HQ we're racing to get our latest issue to the printer, then take a well-deserved and much-needed break. Wanted to leave our viewers and fans with a nice little holiday message, and I don't think there's anyone, or anything, that can convey that happy, joyous holiday spirit better than Henrietta and Myrna here. Enjoy! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this ... Read More
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