The New York Times does it again! Just a couple short weeks after their girl-tastic issue of the NYT Magazine, yesterday they ran an article about the surprisingly large presence of female directors at this year's Toronto Film Festival. In addition to a 'raucous' premiere of BUST cover girl Diablo Cody's gorefest Jennifer's Body (directed by Karyn Kusama), the festival also held screenings of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star and Danish director Lone Scherfig's ... Read More
As of yesterday, an advisory panel to the FDA recommended that the all-powerful government agency approve Gardasil for use in boys -- good news for all, as now it's no longer just up to us girls to protect both ourselves and our partners from HPV. But there's still no answer to the big question: will the vaccine ever be mandatory for school attendance? When it was just for young women, the discussion always focused on how we'd all end up sluttier since we wouldn't ... Read More

Whip It Good!

BY Eliza C. Thompson in General |

Strap on your helmets and lace up those skates, ladies! Drew Barrymore is rolling into the Bonaventure Skating Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan this Friday for a red-carpet bash to celebrate the upcoming premiere of her new movie Whip It! If BUST could fly the whole office to Detroit we'd totally be there, too. Anybody got a bus we can borrow? It's only a 12-hour drive... Bonaventure will only let the first 955 people in, so if you're in the area and plan to ... Read More
Just when you thought children's toys couldn't get any weirder, a mysterious photo surfaces and pushes the boundaries of taste to whole new levels. This week, we give you the Pole Dancer Doll, a toy that is er, pretty self-explanatory. The baby-faced doll comes outfitted in a sparkly green dress with pole and light-up flashing stage to match. Unfortunately, it seems you'll have to provide the riff-tastic soundtrack yourself (Warrant's 'Sweet Cherry Pie,' anyone?) ... Read More
Funny girls, rejoice! New York Magazine is reporting (via comedy blog The Comic's Comic) that two comediennes will be joining the cast of Saturday Night Live for the 35th season starting September 26! No one from NBC has officially confirmed the news, but word on the street is that Lorne Michaels has hired Jenny Slate and Nasim Pedrad, both formerly of the famous comedy group Upright Citizens Brigade. We've all heard a million times that women aren't funny, and ... Read More