BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 25, 2013
November 23, 2013 will be a day forever fixed in time and space for Doctor Who fans--or Whovians, as they affectionately call themselves. Saturday the 23rd marked the 50th anniversary of the dearly beloved and longest running sci-fi show of all time.
Such a special occasion was this that at precisely 2:50 P.M. (EST), the show was simulcast in theaters across 80 countries. For those who love the time lord and his Tardis (the blue police box he travels in), it was an event as spectacular as Christmas, your birthday, and the Super Bowl all rolled into one. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
In stuff you never thought about but is actually really cool news, a recent color restoration of an Addams Family on-set photo reveals not one inch of the doom and/or gloom you would expect.
Instead, the color scheme is bubblegum and bottle green! Since the show was filmed in black and white, it doesn't seem like there was a need to decorate with a specific color palette in mind. The look of the actual set in color is a little bit "Crazy Aunt Sally," and I'm really diggin' it. Imagining Morticia coming down the staircase with a big pink backdrop is still, somehow, just as spooky. Read More
Lena Dunham, a lady known for her touching comedy and on-screen lack of clothing, is penning a new comedy based on a woman who dresses people for a living. Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf Goodman’s personal shopper, is 85 years old and has been working with the most applauded fashionistas for decades. The women joined one another in a panel at the New Yorker Festival last Sunday, and their chemistry is undeniable. They joke about everything from girdles to jeans (Halbreich finds them uncomfortable, and Dunham suggests jeggings). Read More
TV executives have been recycling the same tired excuse to justify networks’ lack of female characters in kid’s shows for years: “shows aimed at boys appeal to all genders, but boys won’t watch shows marketed to girls.” Slate’s Libby Copeland investigates, and finds that nearly all in TV hold firm to this outlandish assumption. But thanks to Copeland’s efforts, we finally have research to put this lame copout to bed once and for all. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 13, 2013
Break out the party hats, people! Cable network The CW has just announced they are currently developing a "raw, quirky family drama" with a transgender teen as the main character. Currently titled ZE, the show will focus on a female-to-male teenager living in Texas.
The program will be written by award-winning playwright Kyle Jarrow (Armless) and produced by Michael London (Thirteen, Milk). But really, anyone could be writing this and I would still be stoked beyond belief. Read More
We all know our girls Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are today’s queens of humor, satire, and hilarious social commentary that deals with women’s issues. But who did this kind of work before them? What female comedian was around for the Women’s Liberation and all that cool stuff? Why, Carol Burnett, of course!
And now Fey and Poehler have the chance to honor this iconic lady by presenting her with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the most prestigious humor award around. Read More
I have loved Amy Sedaris ever since I read The Book of Liz, a play of hers in which a nun with a perspiration problem finds herself by making cheese balls. The veteran BUST cover girl fascinates me, from her perky humor to her real cultural impact (she supports animal rights and has outspokenly defended her choice not to have kids). Even in her Downy laundry detergent commercial, she is hilarious and complex, dressing like a 1950s housewife to do laundry with the assistance her male intern. Read More
Designers... Project Runway is now casting Season 13!
The groundbreaking competition series has been the starting point of some of the country’s top designers (Christian Siriano, anyone?), and it is now sweeping the nation in search of its next star. This year, the series is proud to offer contestants the chance to show their work at New York Fashion Week and to win $100,000 or more to launch or expand their fashion line. Read More
BY Darcy Sturges
on May 02, 2013
I love “Downton Abbey.” There’s something wonderfully charming about the show’s nostalgic atmosphere and strong, witty characters. Its world is extravagant, luxurious, sometimes pointless, but always beautiful. Luckily for me and other fans, the show will soon be launching a new plethora of goods, sure to empty my wallet and fill my tiny apartment.
"We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Feb 25, 2013
Jennifer Lawrence (AKA everyone’s fantasy BFF) spoke with the press after her Best Actress Oscar win and was, obviously, wonderful. Lawrence’s perpetual goofy sarcasm and flat refusal to engage in any media nonsense make her a favorite not just of the Academy, but of us all. Who else could trip up the stairs on the way to retrieve an Oscar and, by doing so, make us love her even more? Since her first Oscar nomination for Winter’s Bone, Lawrence's endearingly frank personality has made her one of our favorite people. Read More