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Allison Williams Shares Video Of Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan'!

August 13th, 2014 11:38am EDT
Allison Williams Takes Her First Flying Lesson For 'Peter Pan,'
Allison Williams began her training to take on the title role in NBC's live production of Peter Pan this fall on Tuesday, posting a short video of herself harnessed up and learning how to fly.

The Girls star joined Instagram on July 30, posting an image of herself as a child dressed as Pan, writing "Thrilled to be playing Peter Pan live on NBC in December. I've been rehearsing for a REALLY long time."

The actress even had a boost from her dad, NBC news anchor Brian Williams, who shared the news nationally, saying, "family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age o...
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10 Things We Learned From Season 3 Of 'Girls'

March 24th, 2014 5:15pm EDT
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This third season came and went and it’s easy to forget what exactly went down this year. Here are the TOP 10 things we learned from this season of HBO’s Girls.

10. Don’t look to Shoshana for any hair inspiration. She will only make you look cray

9. Don’t go to your bosses funeral and beg his wife for another job

8. Don’t just assume rehab is the solution to all your problems

7. Do partner up with a hunkie theatre whore if you’re planning to start a band

6. Don’t date anyone you meet in rehab. Especially if they’re over 55

5. Don’t take your grandparents for granted!

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Recap: 'Girls' Season 3 Finale Leaves Us With A Number Of Cliffhangers

March 24th, 2014 11:30am EDT
'Girls' Season 3 Finale
In "One Man's Trash" – the season two episode of "Girls" that inspired much debate – Hannah spent a passionate weekend in the brownstone of a recently separated, very handsome doctor (played by Patrick Wilson). That such a conventionally attractive man would be interested in Hannah set a lot of viewers off. It was too implausible, they said. Too beyond the realm of reality.

I was fine with that episode – attraction and sexuality are fluid, hard to peg and define ideas – but I had a lot of issue's with last night's season three finale "Two Plane Rides." In it, we learn that Hannah has been ...
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 10 Recap: 'Role-Play'

March 10th, 2014 9:47am EDT
'Girls' Season 3 Episode 10 Recap: 'Role-Play'
With only two episodes left, Girls is finally confirming my fears – and its well-established theme – that all good things must end. Or at least fizzle out into an indeterminable future. After a season of mostly ups for our heroine (or antiheroine, more like it), Hannah's bubble of bliss is deflated in one sad, not-how-she-expected-things-to-turn-out date night with Adam.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The episode began with one of my favorite montages in the show's history: Hannah getting roaringly drunk with her co-workers, barfing on the sidewalk and getting hosed down in someone ...
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'Girls' Star Adam Driver Reportedly Lands Role As 'Star Wars' Villain

February 26th, 2014 11:30pm EST
Adam Driver
Girls star Adam Driver is reportedly set to play the villain in J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.

The actor, who was supposed to audition for a role in the film last year but couldn't because of scheduling conflicts, has finally read for a role in the sequel and it was reported earlier on Wednesday that he was in talks to play the role of the film's villain.

But now it appears that he's gotten the role, as "Girls" co-star Lena Dunham tweeted her congratulations Wednesday evening.

"We're VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars," she wrote. "He's about to rip a hole in da force....
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: 'Incindentals'

February 24th, 2014 10:50am EST
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After last week's "getaway" episode, which felt like more of a one-act play than an episode of television, this week's Girls is back to business. If you're expecting the ladies to be walking on eggshells around each other after their explosive confessions in "Beach House," don't hold your breath. What happened in the Hamptons stays in the Hamptons apparently (except Elijah is back in the friend group – thank god). Instead, if there was a theme for this episode, it would be "jobs" – both the perseverance of career and how relationships, even the ones we don't want, are hard work to maintain....
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: 'Beach House'

February 17th, 2014 12:03pm EST
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The best episodes of Girls take the ladies in question out of their element and see how they react to a new environment. Last season's "One Man's Trash" – where Hannah spent a weekend in the luxurious home of a handsome doctor – has a lot in common with last night's episode, which sees the girls on vacation in the Hamptons. They're there to recharge as a friend group – a construct that Marnie dreams to life, in an effort to salvage their crumbling relationships. It doesn't take long, however, for that plan to foil, and the re-arrival of Elijah doesn't help.

Hannah runs into Elijah downtown...
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 6 Recap: Free Snacks

February 10th, 2014 8:37am EST
'Girls' Season 3 Episode 6
Are our Girls finally growing up? So it would seem.

Let’s break it down:

Hannah finally has a reason to quip Grumpys: she lands a job at GQ. No, not as a contributing writer (as Ray so lovingly points out when she quits: “There’s no way GQ hires you as a staff writer”), but as an advertorial section assistant for Neiman-Marcus. It sounds, and probably is, menial as far as magazine jobs go, but it’s still a position at one of the highest quality publications in the world. And even though this is Hannah, meaning a breakdown of some sort is imminent, it’s nice to see her make friends with f...
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: Deep Inside

January 27th, 2014 11:33am EST
'Girls' Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: Deep Inside
Is it normal to be selfishly detatched when someone we're close to dies? That's the question at the beating heart of this week's Girls, which opens with the death of Hannah's beloved editor, David. David's passing means that Hannah's left to evaluate her place in the world of writing now that she's lost her most trusted ally. And if that sounds selfish – surely she should also be concerned that, you know, her good friend and mentor is dead – it is. That's kind of the point. And Hannah knows it. She spends the episode pondering why it is she feels nothing – to Adam, his sister, Laird, Ray (w...
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'Girls' Season 3 Episode 3 Recap: The 'Girls' Celebrate Hannah's 25th Birthday

January 20th, 2014 12:38pm EST
'Girls' Season 3 Episode 3 Recap
Well, Girls certainly delights in making us uncomfortable, no?

I can't tell which is worse: Marnie forcing Hannah into an awkward rendition of "Take Me or Leave Me" from Rent, or Adam's crazy sister, Caroline, crushing glass in her hand while she stands half-nude (the bottom half) in Hannah's bathroom.

But we'll get to that. The centerpiece of the episode is Hannah's 25th birthday. The party environment is a good way to get the cast together in one space and let them work off each other. Even Hannah's parents are along for the ride. And it certainly is a ride, with exactly the sort of hij...
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HBO's 'Girls' Is Back… And As Refreshingly Unlikable As Ever

January 13th, 2014 11:30am EST
Girls
Detractors of "Girls" aren't going to be moved to sudden adoration for season three, which premiered as a double-feature installation last night on HBO. Hannah is still full of taxing self-pity. Shoshanna is still vacantly detached from reality. Jessa is still blunt and nonplussed. Marnie is still gallivanting through a pesky post-breakup stratosphere. Business is usual in Williamsburg. And for initiated and dedicated viewers, that's good news. Sort of. I guess.

The thing with "Girls" is that it requires a certain suspension of the typical norms of television watchability. There's nothing ...
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Lena Dunham Brings New Characters To 'Girls' Season Three

January 10th, 2014 1:20pm EST
Lena Dunham at the NY premiere of Girls season three
When HBO presented the third season of “Girls” to the Television Critics Association, they also announced they signed off on a fourth season as well. Lena Dunham spoke on the “Girls” panel about what we can expect in the new season.

“I think, [in the] third season, we are finally finding room to expand the world because we’ve sort of given you their backstories,” Dunham said. “We’ve given you their lives. We never want to start a story line that we are going to kind of let flitter off. So, now, we are finding ways to introduce people who are more lasting because we are ready to kind of ope...
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Lena Dunham & Producers Defend The Nudity In 'Girls'

January 10th, 2014 9:00am EST
Lena Dunham
During the Television Critics Association on Thursday a reporter asked "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham why her character Hannah gets naked so much.

The critic said: "I don't get the purpose of all the nudity on the show, by you particularly. I feel like I'm walking into a trap where you go, 'Nobody complains about the nudity on Game of Thrones.' But I get why they're doing it. They're doing it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often naked just at random times for no reason."

Dunham responded, "It's because it's a realistic expression of what it's like to be ...
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The Ladies Dazzle At The 'Girls' Season 3 New York City Premiere

January 7th, 2014 2:00pm EST
Girls Season 3 premiere
The third season of HBO's critically acclaimed show "Girls" kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 12. Series regulars Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosie Mamet stepped out for the premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday.

Dunham opted for a sleeveless silver sequined dress, while Kirke wore a beige satin gown.

Williams popped in a pretty light blue frock, while Mamet eschewed pastels and opted for a little black dress.

In the new season, Hannah and Adam are a happy couple, one of the girls enters rehab, and Soshanna plays the field (read some spoilers here!)

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'Girls' Season 3: Five Spoilers You Need To Know

January 1st, 2014 8:00am EST
Girls
Everyone's favorite girls are back this month in an expanded season of 12 episodes. The third season of HBO's "Girls" premieres on Jan. 12.

So what can we expect from the new season?

1. Hannah and Adam are back together, and they actually appear to be really happy. The show's protagonist also appears to have her sh*t together when it comes to her writing career.

"We're finding her in the best place that we've seen her yet," said series creator and star Lena Dunham. "At this moment she's really happy."

Finally! But as we all know, and Dunham confirms, that's not going to last for very lo...
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First Look: 'Girls' Season 3 Full Length Trailer

November 22nd, 2013 3:03pm EST
Girls Season 3 First Look
The Emmy award winning series 'Girls' will be returning for its third season on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Doing some rough math, that's some two and a half months away!  

The full length trailer for the third season was originally scheduled to be released Sunday but hit YouTube earlier today.  HBO's first look trailer features the show's creator and star Lena Dunham having some breakthrough therapy moments as well as a little gravestone twerking!?!? She also doesn't seem to be a big fan of hiking.

What else do we see - Adam sitting around naked and complaining, of course, and Ray still tryin...
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Tina Fey Spoofs HBO's 'Girls' In Return To SNL, Lena Dunham Approves

September 30th, 2013 11:09pm EDT
Tina Fey Girls Saturday Night Live
Tina Fey returned to Saturday Night Live over the weekend to host the first show of the 39th season. One of the highlights of the show featured the former 30 Rock star in a digital short spoof of HBO's twentysomething dramedy Girls, in which Fey plays new character Blerta, a woman from Albania who becomes friends with Hannah (played by Lena Dunham in the series and newcomer Noel Wells on SNL) and her gal pals.

During the spoof Fey pokes fun at Dunham by taking a shot at her age, consoling Hannah and saying, "It's okay, you are only 15."

Hannah replies, "No I'm not, I'm 24."

"Twenty-four?...
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2013 Emmy Awards Predictions: Who Are The Favorites To Win?

September 20th, 2013 8:48pm EDT
2013 Emmy Awards Predictions
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It’s been a while since we’ve had such a wild card Emmy season. Last year, Homeland was all but a lock in each of its major categories, but after a shaky second season, some strong competition from other long-running shows, and a buzzworthy new Netflix series, things are really up in the air pretty much all over the place. Still, I’ll do my best to make some predictions in the big categories. Just remember: This year, pretty much anything goes.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

While I’d love to see Game of Thrones’ confident t...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Lena Dunham Tweets Her Outrage Over 'Girls' Porn Parody

May 24th, 2013 12:53pm EDT
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has spoken out against plans to make a porn parody of her hit TV show Girls, insisting the video goes against the series' feminist ideology.

Executives at Hustler have commissioned an adult film version of the show called This Ain't Girls XXX, with porn stars taking on the characters made famous by Dunham and her cast mates.

Nonetheless, Dunham, who created the show, is adamant she can't just laugh off the porn tribute as she finds the idea deeply troubling.

On her Twitter.com page, she writes, "I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never...
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Christopher Abbott Quits 'Girls'

April 4th, 2013 8:16am EDT
Christopher Abbott
Girls actor Christopher Abbott has quit the hit TV series amid rumors of a bust-up with the show's creator and star Lena Dunham.

Abbott plays Charlie Dattolo, the on/off boyfriend of Allison Williams' character, in the critically-acclaimed series but has now left the show, just as his character was gaining prominence, after apparently falling out with Dunham.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "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....
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The National Politics Of HBO's 'Girls'

March 26th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
Girls
I'm still reeling from the end of season 2 of Girls. How perfectly dramatic and raw was that ending? If you're not familiar with the show, then first off, tsk-tsk. Granted, its target audience is 20-somethings looking for a mature television show with relatable characters, but that isn't reason enough not to watch even if you're not squarely in their demographics. Oh, and "mature television show" is the politically correct term to describe unedited nudity, swearing, drug use, and other "adult" situations.

If you are familiar with the show, then you know the four main protagonists are Hanna...
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'Girls' Recap: Hannah's OCD, Marnie's Dream Job & Shoshanna's Indiscretion

March 4th, 2013 8:24am EST
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It's cruel to admit, but human beings feed off the failure of others. We don't want our friends to fail, but it's nice to know you've got the edge on someone. Those little victories are a personal reverence. "At least I'm not her," you say. "At least I'm doing something right."

But what if you're so used to being on top, that you're blind to a friend's sudden succession?

Marnie spent the first season of Girls as the success compass for her friends. She was curating art, wearing Ann Taylor suits, in a committed (if flawed) long-term relationship. She was, in some regards, "better" than Han...
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'Girls' 2.05 Recap: 'One Man's Trash'

February 11th, 2013 11:32am EST
Girls
There's a particular indelibility about your early twenties that's hard to clarify in layman's terms. You're equal parts eager, wistful, contemplative, mournful, nostalgic, muted, ample, sad. But most of all, you're sorry. You're sorry that you didn't do so many of the things you dreamed about in your early years. You're sorry you're not a veterinarian or a news anchor, you're sorry you don't have a family, you're sorry you had a family too soon, you're sorry you're settled into an existence you're not sure you wanted, you're sorry you still haven't found an existence worth settling for. Yo...
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'Girls' Star Allison Williams Partners With Simple Skincare (sponsored)

February 10th, 2013 12:10pm EST
Allison Williams
Allison Williams - one of the stars of HBO's hit series Girls - has partnered with Simple Skincare to help promote their line of skin care products, and recently joined BFTV to share her advice on not just skin care but the beauty products she can't live without.

Allison also talked about what's ahead in season 2 of Girls, as well as what it was like for her to grow up watching her father - noted NBC newsman Brian Wiliams - on television, only to grow up and end up on the small screen herself!

You can find out more information on Simple Skincare by visiting their Facebook page - and if yo...
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Katy Perry Taking Allison Williams As Date To The Grammys

February 7th, 2013 5:25pm EST
Allison Williams
Singer Katy Perry is ditching John Mayer and taking her actress pal Allison Williams to the 2013 Grammy Awards as her date.

The Fireworks hit-maker has been dating Mayer since last year and they've recently taken their relationship to the next level by house-hunting in California.

However, instead of walking the red carpet as a couple, Perry has invited Girls star Williams, whose boyfriend Ricky Van Veen is close friends with Mayer, to accompany her to the big show on Sunday .

Williams tells Anderson Cooper, "I am going to the Grammys. Katy Perry is my date. She is the hottest date. S...
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'Girls' 2.04 Recap: 'It's A Shame About Ray'

February 4th, 2013 10:02am EST
Girls - It's A Shame About Ray
"It's A Shame About Ray," the fourth episode of Girls' sophomore season, is about two distinctly different dinner parties that converge into two distinctly similar outcomes. One involves Jessa's first meeting with new husband Thomas John's parents. The other is Hannah's attempt at a grown up soiree, the first dinner party in this post-Elijah age. 

Anyone who's seen the show knows that a Jessa/parental figure meet-up is a disaster in the making. And, with a few minor exceptions, it totally is. Her hippie persona clashes almost instantly with Thomas John's WASPy folks, notably his rigid, blo...
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'Girls' 2.03 Recap: 'Bad Friend'

January 28th, 2013 3:14pm EST
Girls - Bad Friend
Last night’s episode of Girls, “Bad Friend,” is probably the most outright hilarious in the show’s history. It’s not the best, mind you, and juggles a few too many bizarre storylines. But the laughs are a constant crescendo that come to a startling halt near the end with a confrontation the show has been building to since last year’s penultimate “break-up” between Hannah and Marnie.  

The episode begins with Hannah at an office, seeking a freelance writing opportunity. It’s one of those laughably “hip” start-ups, a company called jazzhate, that encourages its writers to do something crazy ...
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'Girls' 2.02 Recap: 'I Get Ideas'

January 21st, 2013 7:27pm EST
Girls
It seems like Girls has building towards last night’s Hannah vs. Sandy scene its inception. The biggest controversy of the show hasn’t been Hannah Horvath’s obvious (and intentional) narcissism or the racy quips that spill from her and her friends’ mouths, but rather the distinct lack of cultural representation. Meaning: everyone is white as hell.

But now that Hannah’s dating a black guy, the discussion is open. And it turns out, Hannah is just as oblivious about the racial status of Brooklyn as critics accused her of being. But Dunham is smart enough and savvy enough to know what the Inte...
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'Girls' Creator Lena Dunham Accepts On Air Apology From Howard Stern

January 17th, 2013 11:15am EST
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham accepted an invitation to appear on Howard Stern's radio show on Wednesday so he could apologize in person for branding her "fat".

The shock jock called the Girls creator a "camera hog" and "a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill" after first watching her hit TV show, but soon changed his mind and began heaping praise on the star as the series continued.

He reached out to Dunham and invited her onto his Sirius-XM show to say sorry for his rude remarks, and the gracious Golden Globe winner accepted the offer.

During their chat on Wednesday, Stern bombarded Dunham ...
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