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Amid the usually flurry of ads for cars, junk food, and blockbuster movies, there was one Super Bowl ad this year that deserves to be shared and re-shared. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg’s initiative for more effective gun legislation, produced an ad that highlighted the NRA’s inconsistent stance on background checks. The ad aired in the Washington DC area, and featured footage of NRA head Wayne LaPierre speaking in favor of background checks back in the ‘90s. Read More
It's that time of year again. No, not when your new shows are coming back for the second half of their season—it's pilot season! Where networks start working on new shows to replace the ones that have left us, the ones that were torn from us, the ones we didn't even know existed, and the ones that were finally put to rest.Of the five major networks, there are about 88 new shows in the running to become America's next top show. It's pretty much split down the middle between comedys and dramas (with a few dramedys thrown in just to shake things up). Read More
Do you love reality television, New Orleans, and a positive message? Are you a twerk connoisseur who’s looking for a new, innovative way to shake your ass? Do you subscribe to the mantra, “If we would shake a whole lot more, a lot less bullets”? If so, Fuse is working on your new favorite show. Almost Famous will document the life and times of Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce music sensation. In Queen Freedia’s words, bounce music is “simple, up-tempo, heavy bass, call and response type music. And it has a lot to do with ass shaking. Read More
As if writing and acting in Girls, taking on haters, and making bold pants-less fashion statements wasn’t enough, Lena Dunham is working on a whole new show. Dunham and Girls showrunner Jenni Konner are working with HBO on a new comedy based on the forthcoming memoir of Betty Halbreich, a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper and generally badass old lady. Halbreich’s memoir, All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, will likely cover the 36 years she has spent working at Bergdorf’s (she’s 85, and has no intention of retiring any time soon). Read More
Over here at BUST, we're afraid. We're afraid of tonite, because then we will see the very last episode of 30 Rock ever, and there will never be another new 30 Rock episode, and we will all be forced to watch episodes we've already seen.But maybe that won't be so bad. Although we're not quite sure how we can go on in life without our regular Thursday night routine of 30 Rock  'n night cheese,  at least with the show in syndication we can have the pleasure of watching it every night from now until eternity. Read More
Although “Thank You for Being a Friend” is pretty much perfect for the vibes of NBC’s beloved Golden Girls, the song was not actually written specifically for the show. The original song was written by Andrew Gold in 1978. The voice we hear during the intro is Cynthia Fee, who re-recorded the song for the show, which premiered in September of 1985. Listening to the original is kind of mind-blowing, so let’s start this weirdfest by reminding ourselves of the less-than-a-minute-long intro... Read More
Can you believe that tomorrow is the 30 Rock finale? We're trying not to freak out, as we feel Liz Lemon and the gang still have so much more to teach us, but would we ever be ready for their departure? Fortunately, we're not alone in our pain, and the internet is making our mourning a lot easier. Vulture provided us superfans with a virtual Jack Donaghy to give us a quick retort whenever we need it, because if there's anyone who can get out a good last word, it's Donaghy. Read More
Watching The Daily Show has become a nonnegotiable part of my morning ritual. I roll out of bed, get the coffee brewing, appease my cats with some Fancy Feast, and turn to Jon Stewart for my daily reality check. This morning was no exception.  As I was watching, happily chowing down on some oatmeal, my gag reflex was suddenly tripped as a white-haired old gentlemen appeared on the screen beside Samantha Bee. Read More

Tavi Charms Colbert!

BY Intern Tessa in TV

Tavi Gevinson, 16-year-old fashion blogger, business owner, author, feminist, and BUST cover girl, was interviewed by Stephen Colbert on his show last Thursday. She was promoting her book Rookie Yearbook One, which commemorates the one-year anniversary of her online magazine Rookie. The magazine is a feminist website for teens that covers a variety of serious issues, and also includes fun fashion tips and the like. Tavi is the youngest guest that Colbert has ever had on his show. Read More
Good day, Shantay! It's time for another season of RuPaul's Drag Race, America's favorite parade of glitter-drenched pageantry, wigs, and cat fights. Last night, 14 new contestants gathered in RuPaul's lair to show off their C.U.N.T.—charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. As usual, it was hard to focus on anything other than RuPaul's insanely amazing clothing (a flawless baby blue suit with white satin trim and matching shoes), but I'll give it a shot. Read More