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A friend of mine has been trying to get me into La Roux for several months now, and I just kept saying no. The music was too cutesy, her voice was annoying, and I had enough Europop on my iPod already. But this week, thanks to a free iTunes download of the single 'Bulletproof,' I'm ready to stop denying it and admit that I'm totally hooked. La Roux is made up of epically-coiffed singer Elly Jackson and synth-player/producer Ben Langmaid. Their ... Read More
Do you know what happened yesterday? The Madonna: Celebration DVD dropped. Okay, so if you're not as big of a Madonna fan as I am, you probably weren't looking forward to this event as much as I was. I had it marked on my calendar: buy Madonna DVD! I didn't even wait until after work was over -- I bought it on my lunch hour and proudly displayed it to my fellow interns upon my return. They were, um, not quite as interested. But if you are a Madonna ... Read More
I don't want to give away too much about the quirky little ditty, Obvious Child, but I will say that it's an unlikely romantic comedy in that it features Jenny Slate as a woman named Donna, heartbroken and one half of a one night stand who winds up pregnant. Her sticky situation results in a trip to the doctor for an abortion and what happens on the way is where the romantic business occurs. Written by Anna Bean (a former BUST intern!), Karen Maine, and Gillian ... Read More
In anticipation of this week's release of Whip It, starring BUST cover girls Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat, we interns caught some serious flat-track action at the Gotham Girls Roller Derby bout Saturday night at Hunter College. Neither of us had any derby experience under our belt, so neither of us knew quite what we were in for. But by the end of the night, we had cheered our heads off, found about 20 more girl crushes, bought tons of derby merch, and were pretty ... Read More
People either gush over or despise Michelle Obama's fashion sense. I personally love her stylish ways but Michelle, you're gonna have to watch your tail because the First Lady of Cameroon, Chantal Biya, is FIERCE. Just take a look at her (doesn't she look photo-shopped in?) and tell me you don't think she's going to be the First Lady everyone is going to be talking about from now on. nicole! Photo courtesy of The Huffington ... Read More