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If you haven't seen the debut episode of BUST covergirl Mindy Kaling's new show, The Mindy Project, you probably need to drop everything you're doing right now and get in the loop. As Mindy's same-name character tells a five-year-old in the first episode: "You're boring. Contribute something!" And contribute we have - everyone's been recapping, buzzing, and writing critically about the show for the past week after FOX streamed the show early. We'll be recapping all the episodes as they happen, too, but the season premiere has been beaten and praised to death this week. Read More
Fall means one thing to me: New Girl is back on FOX! I’ve been waiting all summer to see what’s up with my favorite manic-pixie-nightmare-girl, Jessica Day (played by former BUST cover girl Zooey Deschanel). Turns out, she hasn't been up at all. The premiere began with Jess oversleeping, in typical Jess-blunder fashion, and subsequently running through the apartment attempting to get ready for work. Read More
Can women tolerate more pain than men? Though Mythbusters has already weighed in on the side of lady endurance, one brave doctor has decided to take the experiment even further.  After all, says Dr. Andrew Rochford, “there’s not one man in the world who's been through the most painful experience of them all: childbirth." Guided by an obstetrician, Dr. Rochford decided to personally undergo simulated labor pains through low-voltage electrodes attached to his abdomen. Read More
You should watch this hilarious promo for actress/director/producer Penny Marshall’s new (and very real) memoir, My Mother Was Nuts--but don't blame us if you break a rib laughing. Fred Armisen dresses in drag to play the amazing Ms. Marshall (who we interview in the upcoming issue of BUST!). This isn’t the first time Fred and Penny have teamed up to make us giggle. Marshall guest-starred in the second season of Portlandia, which Armisen co-created and co-stars in with riot grrrl legend Carrie Brownstein. Read More
Sometimes, when I read about whatever horrible thing televangelist Pat Robertson has said lately, my first instinct is to laugh — so much of what Robertson says seems straight out of the Onion. I saw this graphic going around on Tumblr recently and promptly burst into hysterical giggles: YOU GUYS, FEMINISTS ARE LESBIAN COMMUNIST WITCHES WHO GO AROUND MURDERING MEN AND CHILDREN!!!! But once I calm down, I remember that Robertson is an active political figure and the host of an immensely popular TV show, and about a million people tune in to watch him spew his hate every day. Read More
Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette (pen name Mark Owen) has written a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and in the book as well as in last week’s 60 Minutes interview, he highlights the success of the female mastermind behind the raid. The woman, who goes by “Jen” in the book, No Easy Day, was certain bin Laden was in the compound they found him in.  The interviewer, Scott Pelley, asks Bissonnette about "Jen's" success. “She told you that her confidence that Osama bin Laden was in the compound was 100 percent,” Pelley said. Read More

Fall Preview: Television

BY BUST Magazine in TV

Lady-friendly TV shows you won't want to miss this season The Mindy Project Premieres: Tuesday, September 25th, 9:30 p.m. (FOX) Thank Maude Mindy Kaling is starring in a show of her own creation, just in time for Tina Fey to pass her the funny-female-writer torch as 30 Rock enters its last season. Read More
What could be more fun than Oxygen’s reality hit Bad Girls Club? Well...a lot of things. (Remind me again why that show's on TV?) As it turns out, though, a house populated by our favorite badass lady characters from books, TV, and movies is pretty cool. I present to you Comediva’s BAMF Girls Club, which features characters such as Lisbeth Salander, Hermione Granger, and Buffy interacting under the same roof. This comedic web series debuted on August 28th, and it’s all kinds of hilarious. Read More
On Monday, NBC announced that three new comics will star in its upcoming 2012-2013 season of Saturday Night Live. All of them are Chicago based, and two of them are ladies. Though we're still bummed over the show's loss of Kristen Wiig, we're ready to open our hearts to these new comedic players. New stars Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson, and Cecily Strong are all affiliated with Second City, the famous troupe that has launched the careers of comedy greats and SNL alums Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Amy Sedaris, and Gilda Radner (among many, many more). Read More
                                            Bebe Wood, the star of NBC’s The New Normal, is only nine, but she has somehow channeled the spirit of Grey Gardens' Little Edie Beale. I don’t know if she’s got an Ouija Board hidden behind her back or what, but this girl is great. Go here to see her pitch-perfect impression.  Her overall look, her expressions, and her voice inflections are dead-on. What’s even crazier is that the impression is all her own. Read More