She’s still got it, folks! (She just doesn’t want to use it.)
Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner 2015 which was held at the JW Marriott Hotel and featured a performance from Mariah Carey in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015
Lena Dunham - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 'Girls' panel at the 32nd annual PaleyFest which was held at the Paley Center in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th March 2015
Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinsons Event which was held at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015
Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinsons Event which was held at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015
Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing the 'Bitches' half of a 'Best Bitches' sweatshirt set by Kkarmalove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd January 2015
Molly McNearney and Lena Dunham - A host of female stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet at the Elle Women in TV Event which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015
Lena Dunham - A host of female stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet at the Elle Women in TV Event which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015
Alysia Reiner and Lena Dunham - Photographs of the stars of the hit TV show "Girls" as they took to the red carpet for the Season Four Premiere in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015
Lena Dunham - Shot of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the 24th Annual Literary Awards Festival which were held at the PEN Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th November 2014
Lena Dunham has apologized over her "insensitive" sexual predator remarks.
The Girls creator Lena Dunham has apologized for likening herself to a "sexual predator" in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham - who was recently accused her sexually abusing her sister by the right-wing blog Truth Revolt - insists she does "not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances" and didn't mean to be "insensitive."
Lena Dunham [center] cancelled her book tour over the allegations
In a statement posted on Time.com, Dunham, 28, said: "I am dismayed over the recent interpretation of events described in my book 'Not That Kind of Girl'.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Apologizes For Likening Herself To "Sexual Predator"
The 'Girls' actress claims she does "not condone any kind of abuse," while apologizing if anyone thought she sexually abused her younger sister.
After Lena Dunham went into a rage, she is now sorry for causing any offense to anyone who may have thought she sexually abused her little sister, Grace, when reading excerpts from her new book 'Not That Kind of Girl.'
Dunham apologizes for causing any offence over her recent sexual abuse controversy
One of the passages causing the controversy is when Dunham recalls being very young with her sister Grace, who "was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn't resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked."
Lena Dunham cancelled her book tour over the sexual abuse allegations.
Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls who recently published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has denied allegations that she sexually abused her sister Grace. Kevin D. Williamson, a columnist for the conservative news magazine National Reviews - and Bradford Thomas, writer for the conservative website Truth Revolt - accused Dunham of admitting to the abuse during passages from her book.
Lena Dunham [centre] was accused of abusing her young sister
In one excerpt, Dunham wrote, "Do we all have uteruses?' I asked my mother when I was seven. 'Yes,' she told me. 'We're born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren't ready to make babies until we're older.'"
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Responds To Allegations Of Sexually Abusing Sister
Taylor Swift is gracing the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. Here are 5 things to need to know about her interview.
Taylor Swift looks fabulous on the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. The 24-year-old singer has been promoting her recently released album 1989 and opened up in the interview about her friends, New York and being happily single.
Taylor Swift outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York.
Here are 5 things you need to know about Taylor Swift's Cosmo interview:
Continue reading: 5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift's Cosmo UK Cover Interview
Lena Dunham is turning her attention to 'Catherine, called Birdy' - but will anyone fund it?
Lena Dunham is set to adapt Karen Cushman's much loved 1994 children's book Catherine, Called Birdy as a feature film. The writer and actress - the brains behind HBO's Girls - confirmed the project at the New Yorker festival this week, revealing that she is working on a screenplay of the novel, set in 1290 England.
Lena Dunham is looing to adapt the novel 'Catherine, Called Birdy'
The book - which on the Newbery Honor and Golden Kite Award in 1995 - tells the story of a well-off baron whose daughter Catherine, a before-her-time feminist, is thirteen or fourteen years old. Much of Catherine's energy is consumed by avoiding the various suitors her father chooses for her to marry and she sends them all packing with various ruses.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham To Adapt 'Catherine, Called Birdy' For The Big Screen
Check out Lil Jon, Lena Dunham and a whole host of celebrities in their 'Rock The Vote' video.
Lil Jon wants you to 'Turn OUT For What'.
The 'Girls' creator opens up about the harrowing incident which she discusses in her memoir 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned."
Lena Dunham is known for creating, writing and starring in HBO's sitcom 'Girls,' which is known for comically depicting the awkward and personal situations a woman in her early 20's can go through, but the actress recently recalled one of her own experiences that is no laughing matter.
Dunham recalls the incident in her memoir
Dunham opens up about being date raped at college in her memoir 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned,"' but she recently admitted that this was one subject she was apprehensive about sharing.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Recalls Being Date Raped While In College
Lena Dunham and her "life partner" of two years, Jack Antonoff, will not marry until same sex couples can in "all places".
Lena Dunham will not be tying the knot with her partner of two years Jack Antonoff - or not until same sex couples can marry everywhere!
The 28 year-old actress recalls having a fairly "disastrous" sex life before meeting her current boyfriend, Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff.
Lena Dunham may have featured in many sex scenes since starring in the hit HBO show 'Girls,' which she also created, but when it came to her personal life, becoming intimate with someone wasn't a joyous experience for many years.
Dunham had a "disastrous" sex life in her early twenties
The 28 year-old actress, who is currently in a two year relationship with Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, recently admitted she spent too much time "worrying" about satisfying her sexual partner, but now she finally knows how to have "good" sex.
Continue reading: 'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Did Not Like Having Sex Until The Age Of 25
Lena Dunham's debut book, 'Not That Kind of Girl' hits shelves on Tuesday.
Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning creator of HBO's Girls has been called the voice of her generation. A writer that tapped into the whole New York, twenty-something hipster thing better than anyone before her, but most importantly, a writer and actress who began representing a woman rarely seen before on mainstream American television.
Lena Dunham [center] has been heralded as the voice of her generation
Now, her journey from selling overpriced cashmere garments for $100 a day to becoming one of the most important writers of her generation is documented in Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham's debut memoir. It's the book that Random House paid a reported $3.7 million advance for and early critical reaction appears to suggest that it was worth every penny. Here's the best snippets from the reviews hitting the web.
Continue reading: The Best Reviews Of Lena Dunham's Memoir 'Not That Kind Of Girl'
Jennifer Lawrence has become the highest-grossing action movie heroine, according to the Guinness World Records.
Jennifer Lawrence has been named the highest-grossing action movie heroine by The Guinness World Records.
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Guinness World Records With 'Hunger Games'
Cameron Diaz has commented on the celebrity nude hacking scandal currently rocking Hollywood.
Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."
Diaz expressed her sympathy for the celebrities who were targeted
The actress made the comments whilst appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to promote her new film Sex Tape, which sees her and Jason Segel play a couple who must retrieve a number of iPads they gave to friends as wedding favours in order to delete a sex tape they recorded which has been sent to the devices. This plot is particularly relevant to the current real life situation, which many are blaming on Apple's iCloud.
Continue reading: Cameron Diaz Comments On Celebrity Nude Hacking Scandal
The 'Orange Is The New Black' actress has landed a guest role on the hit HBO comedy.
Natasha Lyonne has been revealed to be guest starring in the fourth season of HBO's comedy-drama, Girls. The Orange Is The New Black actress will be bustin' outta Litchfield to make an appearance as a character named Rickey on the streets of Brooklyn alongside Lena Dunham and co. in next year's season, confirms TV Line.
HBO would only confirm that Lyonne was set to join the cast but wouldn't offer any more details regarding the nature of her role or when we can expect her to appear. The 35 year-old TV star is the latest in a line of actors announced to be guesting on Dunham's show.
Lyonne will be joined by fellow Season 4 guest-stars Zachary Quinto ('American Horror Story'), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Gossip Girl maid Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Jason Ritter ('Parenthood'). Some of whom will feature in single-episode slots; others will have a recurring role.
Continue reading: Natasha Lyonne To Be 'Girls' Guest In Season 4: Who Will She Play?
'Girls' Season 3 left us on a cliffhanger - will Hannah go to Iowa, what's going to happen to her and Adam? We look at what to expect from 'Girls' Season 4.
Girls Season 4 won’t premiere until 2015 but a few little snippets of information have already begun to trickle in. So, what do we know about Season 4 from how Season 3 ended? Well, Hannah was accepted to join a prestigious writers’ course at the University of Iowa, so firsts things first, it looks like the action will be taking place outside of New York City. A bit of a shocking move for a show that initially set out to look at life for the twenty-something in New York City.
Hannah will be living in Iowa at the beginning of Girls Season 4
Hannah’s relationship with Adam had been rocky leading up to the finale of Season 3. His career as a Broadway star had begun to take off, while she’d made the decision to study in Iowa. Where will we find them in Season 4? Will the distance have bought them closer together or will they be edging further apart? We’re prophesying some FaceTime phone sex…
Continue reading: What Can We Expect To See From 'Girls' Season 4?
Taylor Swift has more celebrity BFFs than most of us have pairs of underwear. But who does she count among her celeb posse?
Taylor Swift is like the girl at high school who knows absolutely everybody, but you're not quite sure how. She seems to move just as easily from friendship group to friendship group just as quickly as it takes for her to say, “Hey girlfriend!” But who does Taylor Swift count among her many celebrity BFFs?
Taylor has more celebrity BFFs than she has American Music awards!
Taylor and Selena Gomez are always snapped together at various awards ceremonies. The pair originally met backstage at a Jonas Brothers’ concert and have became fast friends. “So much about our lives have changed over the last couple of years, but our friendship has stayed the same”, Taylor has said. Although she’s not the best option to give boyfriend advice, perhaps Taylor can offer Selena some wise words when it comes to her beau, Justin Bieber.
Continue reading: The Many Celebrity BFFs Of Taylor Swift
The New Zealand singer warned against the fake perfection of Photoshop.
Today, Lorde has tried to prove to her fans that Photoshop perfection is not something to aspire to and that "flaws are ok" in selfies and photos. To illustrate her point, the singer posted two photos of herself performing at one concert on Twitter, one of which had been edited to perfection and the other showed off the young pop star's natural look.
Lorde Has Publically Spoken Out Against Her Photos Being Digitally Retouched.
"i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)" the 17 year-old singer captioned the shot. She received an outpouring of support and gratitude from her fans, many of which are also teenagers themselves, who praised her for her realistic attitude towards her own image.
Continue reading: Lorde Calls Out Airbrushing On Her Own Photo: "Remember Flaws Are Ok"
Lena Dunham and Scarlett Johannson have weighed in on Dylan Farrow's sexual abuse allegations against her father, Woody Allen.
When Dylan Farrow published an open letter concerning her father, Woody Allen, reiterating her claims that he sexually abused her, Hollywood didn’t really know how to react. Allen was in the midst of praise for his latest movie Blue Jasmine, for which Cate Blanchett would go on to win the Oscar, and Allen’s career was at its zenith.
Woody Allen, seen here with his one time step-daughter, now wife, Soon-Yi, always maintains his innocence
Yet it wasn’t so easy to ignore Farrow’s claims this time round. The first time the accusations had been made she was a child and Allen had ultimately not been charged with any crime, despite the case being investigated by prosecutors. But this time there was a 28 year old woman making the claims, eloquently and clearly she once again repeated the accusations she had made against Allen as a child, this time with her own adult analysis. Farrow asks in her letter “What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”
Continue reading: For Or Against Woody Allen? The Argument Splitting Hollywood
The 27 year-old actress is "pro-Dylan Farrow," after admitting to be “nauseated” and “disgusted” by the famed director's behaviour.
Lena Dunham, the star of HBO's 'Girls,' has shared her opinion on the sexual abuse claims made against Woody Allen.
Last month Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of the famed director, published an open letter in the NY Times, detailing how she was sexually abused by Allen at 7 years-old.
The family debacle has caused a media frenzy, but most people within the industry have kept their views and thoughts quite on the matter.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham "Disgusted" By Woody Allen Over Sexual Abuse Claims
'The creator of HBO's comedy-drama 'Girls' admits, "I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts," in a a candid interview with Glamour.
Lena Dunham has revealed that she has already thought about retiring from acting.
The 27 year-old made the revelation while appearing as Glamour's cover girl for the magazine's April issue.
Dunham is the creator and writer of the Golden-Globe winning HBO comedy-drama, and although she has received her own accolades for starring in 'Girls', she sometimes prefer working behind the camera.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham May Leave Acting After HBO's 'Girls' Concludes
What were our favourite bits from Lena Dunham's keynote speech at this year's SXSW?
Lena Dunham’s keynote speech at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, reinforced precisely why we love her. She may have her critics out there who are more than ready to pounce on everything that she says and does, but our girl Lena has her head screwed on and a pretty accurate outlook on the equally opportunities landscape.
Dunham was a keynote speaker at SXSW 2014
At 27 years old, Lena is already famed as the creator of hit HBO sitcom Girls, but she claims that she has a real soft spot for SXSW as it “marks the beginning of [her] life as a working artist”. Lena recalled how her first cut of short film Creative Nonfiction was rejected by the festival, but after a few edits on her part they finally accepted it. She claims that the festival “proved to be the greatest week of my life...I ate tacos. I drank milkshakes. I swam in Barton Springs. I drank a beer at a backyard rock show and talked to cute guys who would’ve never given me the time of day in New York.”
Continue reading: The Top Moments From Lena Dunham's SXSW Keynote Speech
What did the critics make of Lena Dunham's hosting stint on Saturday Night Live, which aired on International Women's Day?
So, reviews for Lena Dunham’s stint hosting Saturday Night Live have been a very mixed bag. While her sitcom Girls has been met with international acclaim, Lena also has her fair share of critics out there. Particularly those who slam the 27 year old for her regular nudity on Girls and, well, pretty much every other appearance she does. Her SNL hosting job last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day was no exception.
Funny woman Lena Dunham hosted last weekend's Saturday Night Live
The highlight for us, and many others who reviewed the sketch show, had to be the ‘Biblical Movie‘ sketch. Appearing as Eve, Lena characteristically wears no clothes, alongside SNL’s Taran Killam, who played Adam (Driver). Genius. The result was a smorgasbord of feminism, while Lena also customarily poked fun at herself (appearing surrounded by decimated apples).
Continue reading: The Critics Have Their Say On Lena Dunham Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'
Has HBO's Sex and the City become dated? Does their new sitcom Girls more accurately capture the modern mood?
Sex and the City meant glamour. Each week young women would tune in to watch Carrie hobble through New York donning a pair of skyscraper Manolo Blahnik shoes, climbing in and out of Big’s chauffeur driven car and working her way through the most eligible men in the city. The gal pals would meet over their Cosmopolitan cocktails to swap stories about their fabulous lives while the girls would drop what they were doing at a moment’s notice if each other were in need, because, in the immortal words of Carrie: “our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with”.
Sex and the City remains one of the most popular shows of all time.
Fast forward ten years, since the end of the sitcom and we find ourselves with a new female oriented show to contend with SATC. Like Carrie, Girls' Hannah is a writer, living in New York City, figuring out life and love along with her girl friends who are of similar age. It would be easy to say that the 10 year age gap between Hannah and her pals and Carrie and hers can be held responsible for the fundamental differences in the two shows, but despite outward similarities they are still worlds apart.
Continue reading: Sex And The City Vs. Girls: Can We Compare The HBO Shows?
Jenna Lyons' cameo in Girls may be our favourite ever, but why has it come at a significant time?
Who else let out a squeal of delight when J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons popped up as Hannah’s GQ editor in HBO sitcom, Girls? Jenna is one of the baddest fashion gals about, and has never been afraid to take risks in every walk of her life (one of the main reasons we love her so much). Jenna has previously admitted that she is a fan of Girls, explaining that even though she receives over 200 emails a day she still manages to keep up to date with episodes of the hit show.
Lyons admitted she is a fan of the HBO sitcom, Girls
Lyons first met show creator, Lena Dunham, at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards when Lena accepted an award she had won and took the chance to publicly (and jokingly) thank Jenna for making her wear shorts. Jenna went up to Lena after the dinner and apologised after which the two made fast friends and have maintained a closeness since.
Continue reading: Jezebel Misfire: The Significance Of Jenna Lyons' 'Girls' Cameo
The 'Girls' creator will turn her comic talent to hosting 'Saturday Night Live'
Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut on the comedy entertainment show during the same episode that Brooklyn rockers The National are set to also grace SNL for the first time.
Lena Dunham Will Host 'SNL' On The 8th March.
SNL has parodied Lena Dunham's HBO comedy before, in the memorable skit where Tina Fey plays a new girl from Albania in a send-up of the core characters' entitled lives. Now Lena will in turn make her mark on the show after having called the hilarious SNL parody of Girls "a true honor."
Continue reading: Lena Dunham To Host 'SNL' As The National Make Their Musical Debut
Lena Dunham continues to show her naked body on television despite criticism.
As you may have gathered from my previous GIRLS article, I’m a big fan of the show. It’s a fairly accurate depiction of life for a modern 20-something, a life that the older generation can’t seem to grasp when they constantly ask why most of us are still unemployed or earning practically peanuts in our mid-twenties.
There's been much debate over Lena Dunham's nudity in HBO hit show, GIRLS
Unlike HBO’s last female-centric hit show, Sex and the City, where each of the characters lived glamorous and envious lifestyles, attending constant nightclub openings wearing Manolo Blahnik’s and Dior, GIRLS is realistic. Sex and the City embodied the late 90‘s girl power ethos, revving women up to be either strong, sexual-predator-come-PR-guru, Samantha Jones or stick-thin, designer-wardrobe-wearing Carrie with her famous column advertised on the side of a New York bus. In comparison to the Cosmopolitan-swilling Sex and the City, GIRLS is like comfort food, reassuring but not always easy to digest.
A look at the lead characters from HBO hit sitcom, GIRLS, to help you figure out which character you are most like.
GIRLS isn’t just a program. It’s become a reassurance that life isn’t necessarily going to be perfect in your mid-twenties, an idea that we all fostered throughout our turbulent teens. Sure, the characters are (mostly) functioning human beings, but in their individual ways they are all dealing with problems which have become all too real for 20 somethings in the modern world.
Which Member of the Girls Cast Are You?
There’s definitely a little bit in each of the characters that we can all relate to, but maybe there’s one that really makes you really think, Oh my God, that’s so me! Here’s a low-down on each of the girls, and a couple of the guys, to help you figure out which GIRLS character you are.
Continue reading: Hannah? Marnie? Jessa? Which GIRLS Character Are You?
The Girls creator's book will be out in October
It’s finally here, or at least that’s how Lena Dunham put it when she announced that her highly anticipated book, Not That Kind of Girl, is set to be released on October 7, 2014.
The popular actor, write, director and basically everything-it-takes-to-get-something-done-er announced the news via her widely-followed Instagram account, following that up with a little Tweet to send her fans in the right direction. This, of course, was met with a tidal wave of excitement from the legions of dedicated Dunham-ites that follow her every move.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Confirms "Not That Kind Of Girl" Book Release Date
[Spoilers] Hannah takes a new job as a copywriter but as usual, is not satisfied.
It's easy to see whilst having built up an army of ardent fans, HBO's Girls has simultaneously accrued a league of haters, frustrated with the cyclical themes and character ruts that endear some but infuriate others. The sixth episode of the third season was business as usual for the perpetually dissatisfied and selfish Hannah, the skittish Shoshanna, and the painfully awkward pairing of Marnie and Ray.
'Free Snacks' Brings More Career-Related Soul-Searching For Hannah.
Hannah starts a new job as an advertorial copywriter at GQ magazine - "It looks like a real article so they trick you into reading it, and then you find out it's a paid advertisement. Which is both morally and creatively bankrupt" - but after stuffing her fill of the magazine's free snack bar, she decides that taking the job would detract from her loftier goals in writing.
Spoiler: David is dead. So are basic human emotions.
By now everyone knows that the HBO vehicle is essentially a weekly half hour of privileged people running around, complaining about problems that aren’t really problems and everyone, who isn’t interested in that has switched the channel. Even so, last night’s episode, Dead Inside, managed to alienate even the diehard fans. If you haven’t seen Season 3, Episode 4, beware of spoilers.
Dear Lena Dunham, we hope you're doing the sarcastic, self-aware thing.
So, it turns out that sometimes, the girls do have actual real person problems – the sudden and unexpected death of Hannah’s editor David would count as such. When it happens, the gang respond with less of what you might call “actual human emotions” and more of a “Most Self-Involved” contest.
Continue reading: 'Girls' Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: "Dead Inside" Sounds Pretty Accurate
It wasn't the best birthday, nor the best episode in the series.
For teenagers and 20-somethings, Lena Dunham’s Girls is a welcome, constant reminder that you can never really figure out life. After last week’s hilarious episode, this week’s "She Said OK" takes on a much less exciting tone when Hannah turns 25 and everybody else seems to be having the quarter life crisis. Proceed with caution, spoilers ahead.
The girls continue to struggle with that most middle-class of problems - the quarter life crisis.
While Adam and Hannah’s relationship is once again strained – this time by a visit from Adam’s completely crazy, but possibly abused sister, Caroline – Marnie is having the most intense phone call of her life. See, her budding career as a pop star (remember when that happened last season) has resulted in a hilariously terrible faux-90s music video, in which she twirls her pigtails, wears a lot of eyeliner and sings the line “Religion is the smile of a dog.”
Lena Dunham has gone for the Mindy Kaling approach to criticism.
More and more attention has been brought to magazines’ rampant retouching of stars on their covers – Melissa McCarthy, Gabourey Sidibe, Mindy Kaling and even Jennifer Lawrence have been retouched beyond recognition in recent months. The most recent victim of this trend is Lena Dunham, who graces the cover of this month’s Vogue.
The creator of Girls was confused by the backlash against her Vogue shots.
The situation is made even more complicated by the fact that Dunham advocates and writes about body positivity and self acceptance. It’s no surprise then, that her edited cover made a big splash online.
Golden Globes successes brought Oscar nominations speculation this week as movie awards overshadow all other news.
Golden Globes Glory: Last weekend's Golden Globe awards set hearts racing ahead of March's Oscars with plenty of deserving winners next to a few jaw-dropping snubs. 12 Years A Slave predictably came out on top with the big gong but a few unpredictabilities set award odds and Oscars speculation askew. Newbie comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine saw off rivals to claim two awards whilst Blue Jasmine's Cate Blanchett took the leading lady award alongside Dallas Buyers Club's for the men.
Gravity's Alfonso Cuarón stole Best Director from Steve McQueen whilst Breaking Bad and Behind The Candelabra snatched the big TV awards. The surprise wins also made for some truly memorable speeches too, with Elisabeth Moss exclamation of "Oh s**t!" and Jacqueline Bisset's sweary ramble marking two particular highlights. Read about all the winners here.
Lena Dunham graces the front cover of Vogue and blasts criitcs who think a women with her figure couldn't date the men depicted on HBO's 'Girls': "Critics said, 'That guy wouldn't date that girl!' ... "It's like, 'Have you been out on the street lately?"
Comedian Lena Dunham graced the cover of the world's leading fashion magazine Vogue for its February issue. The latest US version of the magazine shows a new glamorous side to the 27 year-old, with the headline 'The New Queen Of Comedy'.
Lena Dunham is the creator of HBO's 'Girls'
The cover, which was released on Wednesday (Jan 15th), features a close-up shot of the comedian's face, with a gazed, wide-eyed look, to maintain her peculiar personality, while wearing a stylish, red and white, polka-dot shirt.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Covers 'Vogue' And Blasts Critics Against 'Girls' Storylines
The 'Girls' star's Vogue shoot will silence those her disparage her body and looks.
Lena Dunham has made it on to the cover of the world's most famous fashion magazine, Vogue. The new issue of the US version of the magazine in a striking print shirt with the headline "The New Queen Of Comedy." Inside, the surreal product of a New York photoshoot shows the Girls star in eccentric clothing, being carried around on the shoulders of co-star Adam Driver and with a pigeon on her head.
Lena Dunham Has Caused A Stir Of Excitement With Her First Vogue Cover.
This is a massive deal: marking a departure from not only the high fashion aesthetics and target audience of Vogue, but also signals a refreshing move away from the skinny ideals portrayed as magazine standards. The cover has been rumored for some time but to see it for the first time is rather magnificent.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Covers Vogue In Stunning Shoot With Girls' Adam Driver
The cop comedy emerged as one of the awards' biggest winners: what's the appeal?
This week's Golden Globe Awards brought the news that aside from scores of deserving winners, there had been left even more equally deserving snubs. New comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine however, was not one of the snubbed titles and instead cleaned up the comedy categories with two Golden Globe awards amidst fierce competition.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Took Home An Arms-Worth Of Trophies At The Golden Globes.
Golden Globes voters ensured that Fox's freshman sitcom went home with two awards, in the coveted top comedy series category and for lead actor Andy Samberg, who took the best comedy actor prize. "We are very stunned, very grateful and very happy," the show's co-creator Dan Goor said backstage, via Variety.
Continue reading: Why Did Comedy Newcomer 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Win At Golden Globes?
Producers of the hit comedy series girls have defended the right of their actors to appear naked during the show. One reporter questioned why Lena Dunham appears naked so frequently which caused the producers to go into a "rage spiral."
One member of the press will definitely not be interviewing Lena Dunham or the Girls producers again anytime soon. The Girls creator was faced with some impertinent questions about her frequent appearances in the nude during the show.
Lena Dunham at the season 3 premiere of Girls.
During a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday (9th January), a reporter questioned Dunham her decision to appear nude on the show. The reporter questioned, according to The Huffington Post, the purpose of nudity in the show. He said "I don't get the purpose of all the nudity on the show, by [Dunham] in particular. I feel like I'm walking into a trap where you go, 'Nobody complains about all the nudity on Game of Thrones, but I get why they do it. They do it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often nude at random times for no reason."
Continue reading: 'Girls' Producers Defend Nudity At TCA Panel
The 'Girls' star chewed up a reporter at a press conference.
Lena Dunham took offence when a reporter at a press conference for the new series of comedy Girls asked why there was so much nudity in the show. In a knee-jerk reaction, Dunham, who both writes for and performs on the show, laid into the journalist at the Television Critics Press tour in Pasadena during which Girls was renewed for a fourth season.
Lena Dunham Scorches A Reporter For Mentioning Nudity In The TV Show, 'Girls.'
"I don't get the purpose of all the nudity on the show - by [Dunham] in particularly. I feel like I'm walking into a trap where you go, 'Nobody complains about all the nudity on Game of Thrones,' but I get why they do it. They do it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often nude at random times for no reason," the reporter remarked.
When a critic from The Wrap dared to question the show's nudity, he was soon the subject some serious grief
‘Girls’ is a good show. It’s a good, funny show with interesting ideas and a well-cast, talented crew on board. And you don’t even need to trust this humble staff writer’s opinion on that: it’s won tonnes of awards and shifted loads of DVDs.
Lena Dunham is happy and willing to do nude scenes
But there are two things that split opinions regarding the show: its lack of cultural diversity and the heavy slant on nudity. And both of those things came to the fore when critics posed questions to the Girls gang at a TCA session. It was the latter that has made the news.
Lena Dunham and producer for 'Girls' were answering reporters' questions on Thursday (January 9), when a reporter asked something they deemed inappropriate. But how they reacted was pretty unexpected.
If there is one thing you don't do, it's ask those involved with Girls about the show's nudity. Apparently.
Lena Dunham at HBO's after-Emmy party
Producers from the show were taking questions on Thursday (January 9) at the Television Critics Association, when a reporter asked a question they found offensive.
Continue reading: 'Girls' Producers Freak Out When Asked Why They Need So Much Nudity
'Girls' actress Lena Dunham stops briefly for photographers as she arrives for her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York City wearing a leather jacket over a black dress. As she enters the building, a loud booing can be heard, either from paparazzi who missed out on a picture or some awaiting fans she failed to greet.
The hit HBO comedy will return on 12 January
Girls is coming back to HBO in the new year and to celebrate that fact an all-new trailer for the upcoming third season has been released. The new season will pick up where we last left Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her circle of friends - played by Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky - when it returns on 12 January, 2014.
The Girls girls have already found success with the series
It actually looks as though things are looking up for Hannah in the third season, having meetings with publishers and potentially making strides in her career at last. In the trailer, Hannah, Marnie (Williams), Shoshana (Mamet) and Jessa (Kirke) are each contemplating just how far they've come -or rather how far they haven't come- in the years since they graduated college. Nevertheless, it does seem as though things are finally starting to look up for the group, Hannah in particular.
Continue reading: 'Girls' Season 3 Trailer Emerges Online As Air Date Draws Closer
Newcomers like 'House of Cards' and 'Master of Sex' replace the old guards like 'Mad Men' and 'Homefront' in the TV noms
The nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards were revealed this week and although there were few surprises in the movie nominations; in the television categories however, it's time for change in the established order of critically-acclaimed TV. Former nomination regulars like Mad Men and Homefront are nowhere to be seen in the nominees lists, replaced instead by the new order of critically-acclaimed shows.
Master of Sex, along with House of Cards, is now the show to beat
Master of Sex and House of Cards now look like the shows to beat, with Breaking Bad making what will be its final appearance at the Golden Globes with the series ending this year. This comes just a year after Homeland achieved the impressive feat of winning Best Drama Series, Best Male Actor and Best Female Actor all in one night, although this does mark the second year in a row that the 2007-2009 winner Mad Men has not appeared in the Best Drama category.
'Girls' season 3 is coming, apparently.
Lena Dunham has surprised her scores of Instagram followers with what appears to be the first hint of the upcoming third season of the hit HBO comedy, Girls. The clip, captioned "A teaser of our teaser for @girlshbo! Officially drops Sunday..." is the first rumblings of new Girls action to accompany a slightly longer official teaser which will debut on TV this weekend, presumably ahead of a full-length trailer in January before the third season kicks off. Phew.
'Girls' Season 3 Is Coming!
Though Lena's clip is only 15 seconds long, including Adam complaining about Hannah's friends, Hannah getting her head stuck in a chair, and Hannah having therapy. It was eough to give us a flavour of what is to come during Hannah Horvath and Co.'s third outing but we instantly hungered for more.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Posts 'Girls' Season 3 Teaser Teaser Trailer [Video]
Gaga is the cover star of December's 'Glamour' magazine, and the photo of her has been photoshopped like crazy
Lady GaGa stars as the front cover star of December's edition of Glamour magazine. In her feature interview, the star discusses her new album, her insecurities and beauty and body image in today's society, arguments that are kind of condescended against when you notice how photoshopped Gaga's picture is on the front of the magazine.
Gaga attended the event with her hair in a bunch, like the above photo, and an all-white suit
It turns out that Gaga was unwittingly photoshopped like mad for the cover picture, and in a show of defiance the singer has called out the magazine for doctoring her image so much. Gaga didn't just write a tweet or an open letter to dispute the image though, instead she went right to the source and called out the magazine in their own yard.
Finally, "Girls" has a porn parody. And Lena Dunham is definitely not happy about it.
It was bound to happen eventually – Lena Dunham’s hit HBO series Girls now has a porn parody. Rule 34 strikes again – namely that, if something exists, so does porn about it. The decision to, um, adapt Girls is a bit of a weird one though – since the show, written, directed and produced by Dunham, already has its fair share of nudity and sex scenes. Now before you go googling the thing – as we suspect most people reading this will do – be warned: it will get pretty weird. Adult film star Richie Calhoun, who plays lead character Hannah's boyfriend Adam in “This Ain’t Girls XXX” (not the best title by far) had this to say about the production to adult entertainment site xbiz.com: “I tried to make it as weird as possible. I tried to say really weird things and do really weird positions.”
The premise of the whole video is pretty simple. Hannah leaves Adam to experiment with homosexuality, but later returns to men. It doesn’t sound all that thrilling, but the shoddy premise probably isn’t the only reason for Lena Dunham’s disapproval. And the Girls creator certainly isn’t happy about the video’s existence, as she shared on Twitter this Thursday.
“I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it's simply exhausting,” she commented via the social network.
Continue reading: "Girls XXX" Is Not A Title Lena Dunham Likes To Hear
Lena Dunham has plenty to say to her hero Sarah Jessica Parker.
What could possibly happen should Lena Dunham ever meet her hero Sarah Jessica Parker? That's what fans of the Girls star have asked themselves over the past year, but the waiting is finally up: the two women have finally met, at New York's Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on Monday night (May 6, 2013).
Dunham has made no secret of her love for Sex and the City or its influence on her award winning show. During an interview with TIME magazine, the writer and actress explained, "That was sort of the first thought was that Shoshanna [Zosia Mamet's character] would have moved to New York because of Sex in the City. And a lot of these girls, even Hannah who might make fun of the girl who wears the "I'm a Carrie" T-shirt, part of the reason she came to New York is clearly because she thought she was a Carrie. It's almost like not only is this a show that talks about Sex and the City, these are women who couldn't exist without Sex and the City."
So what happened when Dunham met Parker? Well, there was plenty of hugging, plenty of air-kissing and plenty of animated conversation. Dunham wore a slender black Erdem gown while Parker, 48, opted for a Giles Deacon satiny print gown with mohawk-style headdress.
Continue reading: When Lena Dunham Met Sarah Jessica Parker At The Met Ball [Pictures]
TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World and other famous faces take to the red carpet at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Frank Ocean at the TIME 100 Gala in New York
It was the annual TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night (April 23rd 2013) celebrating this year's most influential faces from world leaders to movie stars and the red carpet was full of stars waiting to congratulate the 2013 list.
Grammy winning superstar Christina Aguilera dazzled at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York looking classy and much trimmer than she has been in recent months and making the TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World list in the Artists category. She was joined by 2013 Grammy and BRIT artist Frank Ocean who has dominated the R&B industry with his spectacular debut album 'Channel Orange' and his rather inspiring love life confessions. Talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon (of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon') and Jimmy Kimmel (of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!') were also present, as was 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston whose crime drama has won him a Primetime Emmy. Lena Dunham landed a place in the Icons category for her comedy show 'Girls' which has won her a Golden Globe. Other honourees included Perry Chen, the founder of Kickstarter - a creative project fund-raising website, who reached the Pioneers list, and fashion designer Michael Kors who hit the list of influential Titans of the world.
Amid reports of disagreements with Lena Dunham, Christopher Abbott has announced that he won't be returning for the next season of Girls.
After reports recently started circulating that Christopher Abbott, who plays the character of Charlie on HBO’s Girls, wasn’t exactly getting along with the show’s creator Lena Dunham, the announcement has now been made that he will not be returning for Season 3. A source alleged: "They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena. He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map."
Creative disagreements? It’s possible, but Abbott’s rep didn’t let anything slip in his statement, confirming the news: "(Chris) is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd (Apatow), and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”
So what exactly are these other projects? A role on a rising HBO series seems like a cushy gig, so the actor must have something equally as exciting lined up, right? Well, his next film is the indie flick The Sleepwalker. Hardly a step up from Girls. Meanwhile, Lena Dunham didn’t seem the least bit fussed about the actor’s departure, and instead devoted her Twitter stream to praising the current It-girl of pop, Taylor Swift.
Continue reading: Was Christopher Abbott Booted Off 'Girls'?
Christopher Abbott's character Charlie appeared to written in more prominently for season two of Girls, though he has left the show.
Just when things were hotting up between Christopher Abbott's character Charlie and Allison Williams' Marnie on HBO series Girls, the actor has abruptly left the series due to issues he was having with creator Lena Dunham. Abbott played Marnie's college sweetheart Charlie, a sort of weedy good-looking New Yorker who ends up becoming super-desirable after setting up his own social media company and renting a swanky office in Manhattan.
Anyway, his character was just beginning to gain a little prominence in the show - which follows the lives of various twenty-somethings in Brooklyn - when he had an almighty row with Dunham over the direction of season three. They've just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena," a source said. "He didn't like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map," said a source familiar with the discussions.
Abbott's representative offered little in the way of a full explanation for his sudden departure, though did say, "[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd[Apatow], and the entire 'Girls' cast and crew, but right now he's working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show." He recently appeared in the indie movie 'Burma' which debuted at SCSW last month and is set to star in drama 'The Sleepwalker' from director Mona Fastvold. The movie tells the story of a woman whose life is shattered over the course of a long weekend when her estranged sister Christine arrives unannounced in the middle of the night, with no memory of how she got there.
This overlong comedy is so episodic that watching it is exactly like sitting through five episodes of a sitcom back-to-back. It's funny and enjoyable, with characters we enjoy watching, but they continually spiral back to where they started, and in the end we feel like there's been a lot of fuss about nothing. Even so, the script offers plenty of hilarious observational humour, and the cast is thoroughly entertaining.
Reprising their roles from Knocked Up, Rudd and Mann play Debbie and Pete, who turn 40 within a week of each other. But Debbie isn't coping very well with it, and her emotions swing wildly from steamy lust to fiery rage while Pete just tries to hang on. Their daughters (played by Apatow and Mann's real daughters Maude and Iris) each have their own issues to stir into the mix. And then Pete's needy father (Brooks) turns up with problems of his own, forcing Debbie to think about her own distant father (Lithgow). Meanwhile, the economic crunch is causing problems for both of their businesses.
Yes, both of them own businesses. This is not the typical struggling 40-something couple, so it's not easy to sympathise with many of their issues. Fortunately, Apatow's dialog is packed with brazen honesty and an appreciation for rude gags that keep us laughing even in the absence of an actual storyline we can get involved in (although there's one major plot point along the way). Rudd and Mann were arguably the best thing in Knocked Up, so it's great to let them take the spotlight here, making the most of their sparky interaction. And aside from experts like Brooks and Lithgow, there is a continual stream of superb side roles, including Fox as Debbie's oversexed and possibly embezzling employee and McCarthy as a furious school parent (her big scene is expanded into a brilliantly improvised outtake riff in the closing credits).
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