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The New Dude on Girls

BY Intern Christina in TV

Have you guys seen HBO's new show Girls? If not, you should definitely check it out. It's honest, hilarious, and all about us- that is, if you're a twenty something female or a slightly misguided post-grad. It's the TV show brainchild of Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham, known best for her film Tiny Furniture. But Girls has been criticized for not representing all of us, an apt critique of a show with a so far only white cast.   Perhaps Dunham is trying to remedy ... Read More
Brace yourself: Kristin Wiig graduated from SNL this weekend. We’re providing the video in case you missed it, and you provide yourself with some tissues. Go. Now. As we were forewarned, it appears she is moving on to either paint and eat bread in Paris, or be a nun. Since she doesn’t like to have goals, she is probably just leaving this open. But for us devoted fans, we just hope she continues to grace the boob tube and the silver screen with her fab, ... Read More
And the year continues to be totally excellent for funny ladies. Earlier today it was announced that Ellen DeGeneres would be receiving the 15th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Her "unique brand of humor" and ability to find "hilarity in the mundane" has helped her join the ranks of past winners like Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, and Steve Martin. She acknowledged the honor in her typical Ellen-ish way, saying, "To get the same award that has been ... Read More
We were stoked to find out a few days ago that Office writer/actress/producer/director (seriously, the girl does everything) and BUST cover cutie Mindy Kaling was getting her own sitcom on Fox for next season. And yesterday, Fox released a trailer for the show, now titled The Mindy Project (formerly It's Messy!). Watch it here: You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this video  That rom-com spirit and unapologetic love for girliness ... Read More

Our 5 Favorite TV Moms

BY Intern Kerishma in TV

BUSTies, Mother's Day is upon us, and it's time to honor all of the mamas in our lives--both real and fictional. Here, for your reading pleasure, are five of our favorite TV moms. Enjoy!   Clair Huxtable, The Cosby Show In my humble opinion, Clair Huxtable is the perfect TV mom. Her formidable lawyer-ing skills were often put to work dealing with the crazy kids, and her career in no way kept her from being a caring and firm mother. She, like any other mom, ... Read More
To say that there’s been cultural debate about HBO’s Girls would be a major understatement. Journalists, TV critics, and bloggers alike have all put in their two cents about its shortcomings–its apparent lack of racial and ethnic diversity in particular. Girls, which is written (and directed and produced) Lena Dunham, focuses on the lives of four close twenty-something friends as they live and attempt to make their way in New York City. Those ... Read More
For many of you, summer means lazy days at the park, beach, or rooftop. (Or, as Dr. Spaceman once prescribed for Liz, "a little R&R. Rum and Ritalin.") For me, it means another three months of summer reruns. It also means that the major TV networks are finalizing and announcing fall lineups and dragging me down a hole of anxiety, relief, and disappointment. (It’s possible I’m far too emotionally invested in TV.) We told you yesterday about Mindy ... Read More
Writer/producer Jon Avnet (of Black Swan and Fried Green Tomatoes fame) and director Rodrigo Garcia (Albert Nobbs) have teamed with YouTube to produce a series of five- to eight-minute dramas for the site’s new lady-friendly, online-only channel, Wigs. (Its logo, above, looks a bit like it's advertising a fancy new OB/GYN clinic, but we'll try not to hold it against them). Since Avnet and Garcia have serious Hollywood clout, they were able to rope in an ... Read More
It’s no secret that this TV season saw a rise in the number of female-led sitcoms, and it looks like this lovely trend will continue into next season, too. After renewing New Girl for a second season, FOX has added another quirky-girl comedy to its lineup, created by/starring/produced by none other than BUST cover gal Mindy Kaling! Fans of Kaling know that she has the experience and talent to make a sitcom work. Since the early days of the American Office, ... Read More
Last night Amy Poehler, living goddess and two-time BUST cover-lady, joined Jimmy Fallon on Late Night for a hilarious interview that included five-second celebrity impressions and reminiscing about fake movies they've starred in together. As always, Poehler employed her ninja-like improv skills to create ridiculous story lines to go along with the posters.   The equally hilarious Part 2 is here:   Of course, the gem of the bunch is ... Read More
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