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Lena Dunham Talks Success, Image Misconception, Franco, Fey and Poehler in New EW

In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands February 1), "Girls" creator and recent Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham talks her surprise meteoric rise, the misconception that she comes from a rich family, James Franco as a TV critic, Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 31, 2013 2:32 PM
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'Girls' Recap 3: 'Bad Friend,' or the One Where Hannah Does Lots of Coke

Aspiring writers are often encouraged to write about their own experiences, a tactic that “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham uses frequently. But sometimes, when a young writer doesn’t feel she or he has “lived” enough, an experience is contrived with the sole intention of then writing about it. Enter Hannah Horvath’s insane night on cocaine.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 27, 2013 9:30 PM
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HBO Renews 'Girls' For a Third Season

HBO has renewed "Girls" for a third season. Star and executive producer Lena Dunham (who also writes and directs episodes of the show) reportedly told Alec Baldwin in a Podcast earlier this week that Season Three would begin filming "at the end of March."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 24, 2013 11:41 AM
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'Girls' Recap 2: The Girls 'Get Ideas,' But What Do They Want?

In the epic Hannah vs. Marnie blowout last season, Marnie snaps at Hannah, “I like to be around people who know what they want!” This line is particularly relevant in Sunday night’s all-new episode, “I Get Ideas”: Do the young women of “Girls” know what they want?
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 20, 2013 9:30 PM
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Watch: Eleven Highlights from the 2013 Golden Globes

Last night's Golden Globes held a number of memorable moments, both moving and hilarious. Video highlights below, including host Amy Poehler's barb about torture and Kathryn Bigelow "being married to James Cameron for three years," Kristen Wiig and Will Farrell's brilliant "you get out of here" bit, Bill Clinton's introduction to "Lincoln," Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Anne Hathaway, Michael Haneke and Quentin Tarantino accepting their awards and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2013 11:40 AM
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Zou Bisou Bisou! Best Pop Culture Quotes from 2012 [Videos]

"Argo fuck yourself," and other soundbites from the year, are compiled in Vulture's 2012's Most Memorable Pop Culture Quotes. Also included are Lena Dunham's shakey assertion in "Girls" that she's "at least a voice of a generation," and Megan Draper's "Zou bisou bisou" crooning from "Mad Men."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 4, 2012 12:58 PM
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Watch: Lena Dunham on Her First Time with Barack Obama

Check out this new ad from it-girl Lena Dunham describing her "first time" -- voting, that is. It's charming, smart and funny: "You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don't want a guy who says 'Hey, I'm at the library studying,' when really he's out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter act."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 26, 2012 12:38 PM
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Hamm, Dunham and Karpovsky Teach Us About The New Yorker iPhone App

Anything co-starring Jon Hamm and Lena Dunham is bound to have merit, and the same goes for this laugh-out-loud New Yorker iPhone app skit. Hamm plays a talkshow host and Dunham plays Lonny Dolan (or something like that), a celeb with "high degree of difficulty" pants and an upcoming movie called "The Assistant."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 8, 2012 2:34 PM
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HBO Dominates Emmy Nominations with 81, Led by 'Hemingway & Gelhorn' with 15; 'Killing' Shut Out UPDATED

As expected, HBO, which is challenging the Hollywood studios with its smart programming, luring away both talent and audiences from the big screen, dominated the 64th Emmy nominations, for the 12th year in a row. This time they nabbed 81, led by movie star two-hander "Hemingway & Gelhorn," starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman (15 nominations).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2012 12:04 PM
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