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  Fans of Dana Scully, unite! This is big news, everyone: our favorite X-Files star, the amazing Gillian Anderson, is co-authoring a trilogy of science fiction novels with writer Jeff Rovin titled EarthEnd. Their first book, A Vision of Fire, is slated to appear in print and on e-book devices everywhere in October, thanks to Simon & Schuster’s new sci-fi imprint Simon451. We can’t wait to see what Scully— er, Anderson— dreams ... Read More
The rumors are true-mors. Finally, after nine years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally got their act together and decided to bring back Ellen DeGeneres to host the 80th Academy Awards which will broadest live on Sunday, March 2.Since I have apparently been living under a rock for the few months, I was surprised (as I hope some of you were, or else this post is redundant) by the new promo pics for the 2014 Oscars showing DeGeneres ... Read More
  The beloved sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” sparked outrage this week with an episode that featured three white stars (Colbie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, and Josh Radnor) dressed as masters of the “Slap of a Million Exploding Suns,” the episode’s central comic conceit. Oh, and the actors donned what many are calling "yellowface," dressing up as stereotypical Asian individuals for laughs.   With the recent outrage over ... Read More
The post holi-daze body hangover is really no fun, I must say. Too many sweets, too much booze, and too little self-discipline is not a recipe for success of any kind. But you know what? #NoRegrets. Life is short, and eating butter cookies all day for 2 weeks straight is only acceptable during the most wonderful time of the year.  When we leave the holidays behind, we are, without fail, welcomed into the New Year with the annual Month of Body-Shaming, in ... Read More
  It looks like everyone's favorite tight rope walker, Janelle Monae, will be dancing and singing through the beloved sets of Sesame Street. We love this former BUST cover girl, and we're kinda losing our minds with excitement! In this great behind the scenes clip, we see Monae singing "The Power of Yet," a song that teaches kids and adults alike the importance of perseverance, with cast favorites like Big Bird, Ernie and Cookie Monster.  There is even a ... Read More
  Way before she was a writer for The Office, the star of her own show, and your dream best friend, Mindy Kaling was just Mindy Chokalingam, a Dartmouth student who hated dorm life and loved A Capella singers. But she was always funny, as we just found out with the help of this Tumblr account posting scans of her student comic strip, Badly Drawn Girl. Full of collegiate advice about everything from choosing dining halls to crushing on your gay friends, ... Read More
I’m not one to give a [insert animal body part] about many professional playoffs, if any at all. I do admit that while living in “America’s Dairyland” (a.k.a Wisconsin) a couple of years ago, I may have occasionally gushed over Aaron Rodgers like the rest of my fellow Cheeseheads and/or called the Super Bowl the Ultimate Grand Supreme, but in all honestly being attentive to anything but the half-time show during the NFL Super Bowl was and ... Read More
 Girls premiered last night!! So, let’s talk about it, because we're girls! Er, women. Ladies? Oh, for the love of Pete, let’s just stare at Julianna Margulies’s Golden Globes look for at least 30 seconds because it is the best thing.  Feeling better? Me too. Onward! The sun rises on our four protagonists: Hannah’s comfortably entwined with Adam, Shoshanna’s extracting herself from a random’s bunk bed (don’t ... Read More
Whatever be your thoughts on HBO's Girls (and if you're like everyone else on the internet, you have a lot of thoughts) – Lena Dunham and her merry band of dysfunctional twentysomethings return to the small screen this Sunday, at 10 p.m. We've been warned to expect a naked female body or two; accordingly, one loudmouthed sadist has already raised a stink. Regardless: if you like Girls, perhaps you do so because the show's nouveau-mumblecore writing ... Read More
 So perhaps you've already heard: SNL – that cliquey comedian's mecca – is set to debut a brand new cast member in the coming weeks. And...wait for it...she's a black woman! GASP! We've already popped the champagne, and not just because fresh face Sasheer Zamata represents merely the fifth African American female to appear on the show throughout its thirty-eight year run. And not “just because” a diverse cast of comics indubitably creates a wider gamut ... Read More