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Our lives were improved by watching Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson star as Annalise Keating and Cookie Lyon on ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder and Fox’s Empire, respectively. And thankfully, the Emmy gods noticed, nominating both women for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. But now, their badassery on these burgeoning primetime series isn’t merely impressive – it’s historic. Davis and Henson are the first black women to be nominated for the same Emmy category. Read More
Lenny is the simple name Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner have given their newest project: A newsletter. The newsletter promises to combine feminism, friendship, style, politics, "and everything else." The pair also states that the boundaries to information do not exist. But what does that mean? According to the Facebook page, Lenny is going to “offer you moving personal essays, engaged politics, singular style, and a proud display of shorteralls. Read More
News flash: women masturbate. And it’s not just for sexual pleasure… it can help reduce the pain of menstrual cramps and improve cardiovascular health. Men have been shown onscreen masturbating for years, yet film and TV makers tend to ignore female sexuality. However, things are starting to change, as more and more TV shows depict scenes of female masturbation in their programs. The scenes cross all genres. There are scenes meant to be sexy, such as Moria the Maid’s scene from American Horror Story. Read More
  They don’t say booty unless they’re talking about gold, and they don’t look at chests unless they’re filled with treasure. Who are they? The pirates of Key and Peele’s latest sketch, “Pirate Chantey,” and we love what they stand for! Take a look: Key and PeeleGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows  While it’s obvious the sketch is comedic, the topic is quite serious – aiming to educate (mainly men) about issues including rape, sex, harmful language, and gender norms. Read More
Sesame Street’s Maria has been a staple on the show since 1971. Her warmth has enticed young viewers around the globe for over 40 years. Both Maria and the woman who played her, Sonia Manzano, broke many barriers, especially by being one of the first Latinas on TV. “I had never seen people of color on television,” Manzano said in an 2014 interview with CBS. “And that was like whoa! This show is really in your face and outrageous. Read More
If someone's saying "falafel" or "Wi-Fi" at a funeral, you might wonder if they're a little crazy. And one look at the teaser for Amy Poehler’s new show, “Difficult People,” will not only confirm these suspicions, it will have you cringing. Watch the trailer below via Youtube: “Difficult People” stars comedians Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner, both with previous experience working on Funny or Die’s “Billy on the Street.” It’s apparent through their chemistry that they've worked together before. Read More
For weeks following the announcement that Jon Stewart would be leaving The Daily Show, people speculated about who would be the next host. Here at BUST, we were anxious to see a woman’s name in the mix, and on Friday, we learned that our prayers came close to being answered. Comedian Amy Schumer recently revealed that Comedy Central approached her for the gig. However, much to our disappointment, she turned down the offer. Schumer noted that the five-year contract is what ultimately caused her to pass up the coveted position of The Daily Show host. Read More
I’m going to make a blanket statement: any time Amy Poehler is on TV, I want to be watching. Live, recorded via DVR, or streamed online –  it doesn’t matter. Everything she does gives me life. Which brings me to her appearance on Wednesday's episode of Late Night, where Poehler and current host Seth Meyers joined up to revive their infamous segment “Really!?! With Seth and Amy.” Back in the day, “Really!?!” was a rant-y recurring feature on Weekend Update, the notoriously hilarious Saturday Night Live news sketch Poehler and Meyers co-anchored. Read More
Most of us grew up watching Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, and Sleeping Beauty, all of which, unfortunately, manipulate girls into thinking that marrying a prince and becoming a princess is the most surefire way to obtain a happily ever after. Well, Amy Schumer is here to set the record straight. Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows In her latest Inside Amy Schumer sketch, Amy, with the help of Tim Gunn as Willenby, the royal attaché, goes from “rancid peasant girl” to royalty in a Disney-esque flash. Read More
The comedy goddesses have answered our prayers and it has been done: Maya Rudolph did a Rachel Dolezal impression. The actress blessed us with the impersonation recently on Late Night with Seth Meyers and killed it. Via USA Today In case you’ve somehow successfully avoided the media frenzy around her, Rachel Dolezal is a woman who was born to white parents… but has been saying she’s black for around ten years. Maya bears a striking resemblance to her. Read More