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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. 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!). 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, had her flaws, but accepted and addressed them with grace and a smile. 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. 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. 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 impressive list of stars, including Jennifer Garner, Dakota Fanning, and Julia Stiles. 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. 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. Read More
Journalist Amy Goodman, host of my personal favorite source of news, Democracy Now!, is winning the Gandhi Peace Award today. DN! is a daily news broadcast that airs on more than 1,000 public television and radio stations worldwide, and doesn't accept any money from advertisers, corporations, or the government (so they're free to report independently and accurately). If you’ve never seen an episode, I suggest going to their website and tuning in. The show has given me a great education over the years--I really can’t say enough good things about it. Read More
Leave it to RuPaul to make a reunion special interesting. I’ve been watching reality TV since the original New Orleans season of Real World, when Julie the Mormon got kicked out of Brigham Young University for co-habitating with men. Yet I’ve only tuned in to a reunion special once or twice (and one of those occasions was when I needed to see what Teresa would say after she flipped that table on Real Housewives of New Jersey). Read More