BY Erina Davidson in Boob Tube on Aug 05, 2011 |
A 32 page comic book is just the beginning of Lucille Ball’s centennial soiree. Starting today at 6am (ET/PT) and all the way through August 7, The Hallmark Channel will be showcasing 96 classic Lucy episodes - with no reruns! - in honor of the Queen of Comedy’s 100th birthday. So make some coffee, pour in a little Vitameatavegamin for that extra special boost, and get ready to celebrate.
Lucille Ball made history as the first female head of a ... Read More
BY Annelise S in Boob Tube on Jul 18, 2011 |
After a nutty accident involving a bottle of Advil is misconstrued as a suicide attempt, Jenna ends up in a pretty brutal arm cast (see above picture) and an entire high school full of confused rumors. In MTV’s “AWKWARD.”, the typical cast of any high school TV show is present (the two sidekicks, doofy teachers, cheerleaders, confused parents, lame jocks), all dealing with the typical issues (virginity, popularity, personal identity, ... Read More
BY Mary S in Boob Tube on Jan 20, 2011 |
On IFC's Portlandia, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein lock Steve Buscemi in a feminist bookstore after forcing him to make a purchase for using the customers-only bathroom. Picking up something embroidered with a rotary phone, he says, "I'll take this wristband." "That's not a wristband, that's a coffee cozy," they reply in earnest.
From dumpster diving to ear-plugged bike messengers to the Sherlock Homies, a hipster adult hide 'n seek league, the two are funny ... Read More
BY Mary S in Boob Tube on Nov 29, 2010 |
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 ... Chung ... Read More
BY Mary S in Boob Tube on Nov 11, 2010 |
Because my current sublet has both a big-screen TV and digital cable, I have taken it upon myself to watch as much television as humanly possible- might as well get it while the goin's good, right? Anyway, last woman standing Danielle Keene won the challenge that will bring her into the finale last night on Top Chef: Just Desserts, and I must say, I couldn't be happier.
Danielle won my heart after she chose Andy Richter and Conan O'Brian when prompted to do a ... Read More
BY Mary S in Boob Tube on Nov 04, 2010 |
Black women have long been part of rock music’s cultural landscape, from Lauryn Hill to Betty Davis to Tina Turner to Missy Elliot. But mention people who rock, and black girls will rarely show up at the top of a list most likely populated by aging white dudes with expensive guitars. Black Girls Rock Inc., a New York based non-profit whose mission it is to empower young women of color through mentorship, arts education, cultural exploration and public service ... Read More
BY Nicole Finkbiner in Boob Tube on Jun 28, 2010 |
A teen drama without any thin actresses...
For the past few weeks I’ve been constantly passing this ad (left) for the new ABC Family series Huge.
And each time I see it, I feel a weird mix of emotions.
On one hand, the ad features a plus sized girl (Hairspray’s Nikki Blonsky) in a bathing suit. On the other hand, she looks depressed and is trying to cover her stomach.
Either way, it effectively sparked my ... Read More
To celebrate the life, career, and general awesomeness of actress Rue McClanahan, the Hallmark Channel will be airing four back-to-back episodes of The Golden Girls each day this week from 9a.m-11a.m and then repeated from 11p.m-1a.m.
The selected episodes feature the finest moments of the ever-so sassy and promiscuous Southern Belle, Ms. Blanche Devereaux throughout the show’s seven seasons.
Tonight the tribute kicks off with the episode ... Read More
BY Lisa Kirchner in Boob Tube on May 20, 2010 |
Corporate wisdom has long held that no one watches TV in the summertime so it's best to air re-runs. In recent years it has been a time to launch programs considered too experimental for the fall lineup. This has lead to massive, unexpected hits like, Burn Notice and True Blood. What does this summer have in store? In this episode of NPR's, "The Takeaway," BUST's own Emily Rems and TV blogger Delaina Dixon give us the scoop.
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I'd just like to nerd out for a minute and talk about the fact that the final season of Lost premiered last night -- I can't be the only BUST reader who's obsessed, right? Don't worry, I'm not gonna spoil it for anybody who hasn't had the chance to watch those two hours of glorious, crazy, WTF-is-going-on television yet, but I would like to take a moment to appreciate the totally awesome ladies who appear on that show. Seriously, can you think of any other show ... Read More