Former SNL (and BUST cover, above) funny lady Amy Poehler will be awarded this year's Dove Real Beauty Award at the 34th Annual AWRT Gracie Awards. AWRT (American Women in Radio and Televison) and Dove, partnered since 2004, 'created the Dove Real Beauty Award to honor an individual who best embodies and expresses the 'substance and spirit' of real beauty through her life and career.' AWRT President Maria Brennan said, 'We are excited...Amy Poehler is an ideal ... Read More

Deradoorian EP

BY Laurie in General |

Deradoorian Mind Raft Lovepump United While ostensibly a record made 'for you to do drugs to, or something,' Mind Raft, the debut EP from Dirty Projectors singer/bassist Angel Deradoorian, comes across just as easily as a study in deliberate deconstruction. Deradoorian, who uses only her surname as her solo moniker, diffuses the occasional New Age tang by singing with a slightly more mannered, downward-spiraling inflection here than we're used to, creating a ... Read More
As a follow-up to the blog yesterday about Samantha Orobator, the British woman who became pregnant while incarcerated in Laos on drug trafficking charges, is escaping 'death by firing squad.' Whew! Like I said yesterday , I don't know if she was raped in prison or tried to get pregnant on purpose to spare her life, but it has worked. Orobator's trial in Laos will likely take place sometime next week. --Regina links: cnn.com, ... Read More
  In case you were caught unawares, we are currently 4 days into National Masturbation Month . This begs the question . . . how are you celebrating the party in your pants?  Make May your excuse to take some time out to up your solo game. There are plenty of toys to be had. Cisco based women's sex-store Good Vibrations originated the National Masturbation Month.  They also have an online treasure trove of sex toys, gadgets and gizmos. Don't forget ... Read More
According to The Detroit News , Meg White(age 35) is engaged to marry Jackson Smith (27), son of Patti Smith and Fred Sonic Smith (deceased). Talk about marrying into royalty! Way to go Meg, coolest mother in law of all time, congrats to all. via ... Read More