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First it turns out Ellie from UP is a real person, and now so is Whoopi Goldberg's character from Sister Act. We all saw what happened when a frumpy lady was shockingly revealed to have skills not intrinsically related to her looks in 2009, when Susan Boyle took to the stage of Britain's Got Talent. She wasn't even wearing a habit and managed to draw tears from normally bloodthirsty judges. The results are even more thrilling when the whole thing's in ... Read More
The highly-anticipated (by me, anyway) sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race will premiere February 2014 on LOGO. “It's our most outrageous and sickening cast to date," assures RuPaul. "And quite frankly, I'm scared of these queens.” Oh snap! Let's meet the 14 drag queens who will be coming to your TV (and your heart) in just a few months.  Image via Pinterest Adore Delano / Azusa, CA @AdoreDelano "I'm a mermaid and I grew up singing so that the ... Read More
After filing for bankruptcy last spring, Betsey Johnson has risen from the ashes like a hot pink, sparkly phoenix. That’s right, on May 12 Betsey is set to star in "Xox Betsey" on Style Network, and it looks like quite the party. "Xox Betsey" let’s us pick the mind of the quirky fashion legend and her relationship with daughter Lulu. That crazy kind of mother-daughter dynamic is something particularly intriguing, as it may serve to humanize the ... Read More
Do you love reality television, New Orleans, and a positive message? Are you a twerk connoisseur who’s looking for a new, innovative way to shake your ass? Do you subscribe to the mantra, “If we would shake a whole lot more, a lot less bullets”? If so, Fuse is working on your new favorite show. Almost Famous will document the life and times of Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce music sensation. In Queen Freedia’s words, bounce music is ... Read More
Are you a hipster? Do you own more than three articles of clothing with an owl on them? Do you have a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster hanging above your thrift store credenza? If so, a casting director is searching for you right NOW. According to an audition posting on nycasting.com, a new reality show called Hipsters of New York is auditioning hipsters. And the casting directors want to make it very clear that they are looking for HIPSTERS ONLY. Clarifying that ... Read More
Let’s be real here. Reality TV, though lucrative for TV networks, usually doesn’t have a lot to offer the general public, other than something to mindlessly run in front of our eyeballs while we try to forget that today happened. But hark! A beam of intelligent, inspiring reality TV is shining through the mass of "People With Lots of Babies" shows!Sundance Channel’s Push Girls documents the life of best friends Tiphani, Auti, Angela, and Mia. ... Read More
 We here at BUST don’t have much interest in diet tips (unless you’re talking about ways to incorporate more tequila and/or marshmallows into our diets), but we are unabashed fans of reality TV. Project Runway, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Drag Race, and Hoarders are particular favorites, but we also have several die-hard Real Housewives of New Jersey fans in the house. Silly and tacky as the series may be, we can't get enough of those ... Read More
I know Toddlers & Tiaras is messed up. I know! It goes against so many of my core beliefs as a feminist. I shouldn't feed into a society that gussies up children in layers and layers of makeup, spray tans, and false teeth. Not to mention the problematic revealing costumes and way-too-mature dance routines. But every once in a while, I have to watch, because hot damn those kids say the darndest things about pizza and cats. And I don't care what anybody says: ... Read More
  You may have guessed from the title that Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys revolves around straight women and their gay best friends. Last season took place in NYC, while this one centers on the unlikely location of Nashville, Tennessee. The show is forged from the "Karen and Jack" dynamic, shining a light on the relationships between straight women and their gay BFFs.  Setting a reality show about gay men’s relationships in the Bible Belt ... Read More
Most people who indulge in shows like The Bachelor and Jersey Shore don't take them seriously. In fact, most people I know who watch reality TV, watch it  almost sadistically, as they are enjoying the act of hating it. New Research from the Girl Scout Institute is proving that these popular TV shows may have more of an effect than we may think. The study took middle school and high school aged girls and asked reality tv viewers and non viewers questions ... Read More
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