As far as I can tell, spontaneous musical numbers in the 1940’s were as common as explosions in a Michael Bay movie (though I'm judging solely from the trailers--I have too much self-respect to watch those). The following clip from the movie Broadway Rhythm, however, has a twist: three gorgeous contortionist sisters who turn themselves into human pretzels. Think I’m kidding? Damn, girl. The ladies in question are the Ross Sisters: Aggie, Elmira, and Maggie (real names Veda Victoria, Dixie Jewel, and Betsy Ann. Read More
If anyone is going to bring fierceness to fundraising, it’s Beyoncé. This weekend, she took the stage with other pop stars and celebrities at Sound for Change Live at the Twickenhem Stadium in London. The massive concert event was set up to raise money for Chime for Change, an organization started by her, Salma Hayek and Frida Gianini (of Gucci fame.) Chime for Change’s mission statement is to help combat serious issues and crimes against women and get them the “education, health and justice” they deserve. Read More
Stevie Ryan has been long cultivating a living off of being simultaneously hilarious and a total babe . However, Stevie is prepared to address a very serious issue in tonight’s season two return of Stevie TV: a documentation of her twerking addiction. BUST sincerely hopes that Stevie has since sought out help with her problem, and will be able to proceed with her show. Read More
When I first read the headline for this, I honestly thought there was just a woman from Buffalo, NY who was just really, really proud of being pregnant. That she was selling off her positive pregnancy tests of a souvenir of her fertility. But no, this is a serious financial venture. It’s weirdly brilliant and certainly…original, I suppose. I mean, I hope she’s making a fortune off of it, so that baby can grow up with a happy, normal life.  Well, “normal.”  It still doesn’t take away from the creepiness factor, though. Read More
German feminist group Femen strikes again with a boob-attack on Heidi Klum. During the season finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, two topless protesters jumped on the stage with statements scribbled on their breasts. One message read, “Heidi Horror Picture Show.”  Klum’s reaction? “I’ve just seen boobies in front of me.” Gold. This is hardly Femen’s first attack on conventional beauty standards and expectations. The group organized an attack on Barbie’s Dreamhouse earlier this month. Read More
This week in stupidity, a completely male-dominated Fox newspanel discussed how it’s deeply problematic that four out of 10 (so less than half) households have a female primary breadwinner. Apparently this set-up is “hurting our family.” It’s resulting in abortions and high school drop outs. And, my favorite quote courtesy of Erick Erickson, supporting female bread-winners is “anti-science” because of biology. Really? Maybe they should bring that argument to a lioness, which goes out and kills its prey to feed the family. Should go over well. Read More
Even if you’ve never watched Arrested Development, it’s safe to assume your Facebook feed has been appropriately cluttered with statuses about its new season. After cancellation and a hardcore seven year hiatus, fans have been anticipating the Bluths Netflix return. Now, in the dawn of Memorial day is seems that viewers are in an emotional hang-over. Read More
I feel like comedian Amy Schumer must wake up to every horrible sexual experience with a smile on her sweet Jennifer-Lawrence-meets-adorable-chipmunk face and a resigned feeling of, “lol okay.” Schumer’s Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, has been on for bit now and it’s been an expectedly wacky ride of sexual misadventures. Most admirable is how Schumer takes the pervy crudeness and hyper-sexual world usually reserved for frat boys and Spencer’s Gifts, and subverts it into hilarious sketches. Read More
Here’s something that sent a chill throughout the otherwise humid BUST office: actor Tim Curry suffered a major stroke and is now recovering in his LA home. Sad! From Broadway to Hollywood and back again, Tim Curry has long been an acting legend. He’s had movie roles in everything from Clue to Muppet Treasure Island, not to mention he voiced the meme-worthy Nigel Thornberry in Nickelodeon’s Wild Thornberrys. Most significantly, however, was his role as the gender-bending Dr. Read More
Okay, to suggest that Brooklyn band Sharkmuffin has their sights on total world domination may be a stretch. However, their recently released EP, She-Gods of the Champagne Valley, IS the perfect summertime album for girls who dreamed of being Tura Santana when they were little. And whether they're dedicating a single to Pussy Riot, or playing at feminist art houses (hauses?) guitarist Tarra Thiessen and bassist Natalie Kirch have developed a sound that’s raw and rock while still being tongue-in-cheek playful. Read More