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  In 2010, HBO premiered Afghan Star, a documentary about Afghanistan's version of "American Idol." The movie featured the story of Setara, a young woman whose head scarf slipped off while performing on the show. As you can imagine,  the quick reveal of her hair  sparked a controversy in the country. Read More

Look at the TREE!!

BY Laurie in TV

For me, I really don't get into the Christmas spirit until I've watched this gem at least 3x. I know, I know, I post it every year, BUT, much like a Rankin-Bass Xmas shows, you can never get enough of John Roberts! And now that we have thankfully shipped our Feb. issue off to the printer, I can relax and finish my shopping. Read More
Here at BUST HQ we're racing to get our latest issue to the printer, then take a well-deserved and much-needed break. Wanted to leave our viewers and fans with a nice little holiday message, and I don't think there's anyone, or anything, that can convey that happy, joyous holiday spirit better than Henrietta and Myrna here. Read More
When BUST TV's Lauren Mooney decided to go guitar shopping recently, she figured the talented and insanely cute Matt Costa would be the perfect person to bring along. And how! With three albums under his belt, he has contributed songs to the Curious George and I Love You, Man soundtracks, and his song "Mr. Pitiful" was recently used in an iPhone commercial. In the video below, the musician proves himself to be chock-full of good advice. First thing is first--before investing in a pricey guitar, he suggests deciding what kind of music you want to play. Read More

Oprah, why the tears?

BY Lisa Kirchner in TV

I love what Oprah Winfrey has to say about her best friend Gayle King in the clip on ABC.com released today from her upcoming Barbara Walters special. I feel lucky to have friends in my life I'd say the same about. But what this clip has people asking is--why the tears? As if the waterworks belie the truth in what she's saying. If you watch this unfold you'll see that she actually cries when she talks about Gayle, not when she states the nature of their relationship. Read More
Jack Black is said to be developing a new show about adolescent girls with the foreboding title of Tiny Monsters. (Apparently, the working title was Little Bitches, but, unsurprisingly, that one never got off the ground.) Working with him is Ali Rushfield, who previously wrote for Fox’s Undeclared, which was a pretty funny show with pretty weak female characters.   Why be wary? Consider the facts:-It’s on Fox, home to the sad, sad, 21st century The Simpsons, as well as Family Guy and its never-ending supply of creepy spin-offs. Read More

So Long, Billy Crystal

BY Mary S in TV

Not only have the holidays arrived, but the equally glittery awards-show season lurks just around the corner. Say goodbye to the classic comedian host, though, because word on the street's (meaning, of course, the internet) that Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be MCing instead. Both are potential 2010 Oscar nominees- James Franco for that movie where he has to cut off his own arm, and Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs, the movie which she promoted on this romance-novel esque Entertainment Weekly cover. (I wanted to paste James Franco's face over Jake's, but it seemed like a lot of work. Read More
For several years, my BFF and I have vaguely planned to make a road-trip reality TV show, where we travel around in an RV and find deals at various thrift stores, antique malls, and shuttered local department stores filled with dead stock. Of course, we never really got that off the ground, and now the inevitable has happened: Alexa Chung stole our idea. According to the New York Times, "On Thrift America, scheduled to be broadcast on PBS next summer ... Read More
The premiere of Bridalplasty surpassed my fears and expectations. The first episode introduced the twelve contestants who will compete for a chance to win their dream wedding and dream body, with plastic surgery. It all seems so misguided. It was disturbing to watch the plastic surgeon mar their bodies in consultation to the point where they looked like they were “part of a tribe.”  There were requisite sob stories. Bridalplasty is allegedly a competition in which the girl who deserves the dream wedding and dream body the most, gets it. Read More
Since she was 17, Beyoncé has shown us how talented, beautiful, and sexy she is. She is the woman who unapologetically tells men that she's too bootylicious for them and that if they liked it, well, then they should have put a ring on it. Hit after hit, jackpot upon jackpot, she seamlessly embodies confidence, creativity, and power. With sixteen Grammy awards and two Golden Globe nominations under her belt, it's no small wonder that Forbes and Time magazine included her on their lists of the 100 Most Powerful People in the world. Read More