Ask Lena: Girls Star Shares Advice on YouTube

If you’ve ever questioned which friendships are worth fighting for, how loud is too loud, or whether you can wear booty shorts and still be called a feminist (answer: yes), Lena Dunham is here to set the record straight. ask-lena

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In anticipation of her September 30 Not That Kind of Girl book release, the Girls star offers sage advice in a fearlessly frank video series titled Ask Lena. In each hilarious installment of the 12-part video series, she answers real questions submitted by fans. Topics range from provocative dressing to “unfunny girlfriends.”

I would highly recommend giving the show a watch to tide you over until her book release. Divvy it up at two videos a day – or if you’re a binge-watcher like me, watch them all right now.

By Keir Cullen Janey, Staff Writer

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September 24, 2014

From Girls to Peter Pan, Allison Williams Just Doesn’t Want to Grow Up

Here’s a bit of pixie dust to sweeten your morning coffee: actress Allison Williams has been cast as Peter Pan in an NBC live musical production set to premiere on December 4. Sure, Neverland is a far cry from the Girls set in New York, but Allison has eagerly awaited this opportunity since childhood. She even donned a Peter Pan costume as a kid, and posted the proof on Instagram.

Of her upcoming role, she joked: “What could go wrong in a live televised production with simultaneous flying, sword fighting and singing?” On the other end of Allison’s sword, viewers will see the always charming (and sometimes wicked) Christopher Walken in the role of Captain Hook. While it will be tough to rival Walt Disney’s version of the imaginative story, I’ll definitely be tuning in to this star-studded update.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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July 31, 2014

We Couldn’t Have Said It Better…

Commenting on the not-so-accurate portrayal of their office on the latest episode of Girls:

GQ and SunChips on GirlsHey, SunChips – we’re big fans too. Just sayin’.

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February 14, 2014

Lena Dunham Is About to Prove She’s Just “Not That Kind of Girl”

If you’re anything like me, it’s almost like Lena Dunham – a.k.a. Hannah Horvath – is speaking directly to you via her HBO original series, Girls. She can’t pay rent? You can’t pay rent. (Well, sometimes.) Ups and downs with your best friend? Preaching to the choir. And now, us just-like-me fans can connect with Dunham through a whole new medium: a book.

Lena Dunham

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February 11, 2014

Girls Star Zosia Mamet Lands Glamour Column

Okay, “lands” is a stretch. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this HBO actress skipped the rigid interview process. But I digress. The annoyingly adorable character you know as Shoshanna (or that girl who licked Peggy’s face in Mad Men) is writing a bimonthly column for Glamour titled “My Zo-Called Life.” And she gushed all about it on Chelsea Lately this week.

Zosia Mamet

Image via Glamour

Fashionista quotes Mamet, “[My editor] will get e-mails from me at like 4:00 in the morning and I’ll be like, ‘I wanna write about the evolution of eyebrows.’” Who wouldn’t?

Fact is, Shosh could write about drywall and we would still skip lunch to read it.

Read the full article on Fashionista here.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 10, 2014

Chitter Chatter

From selfies to celebrity photobombs, here's what we're buzzing about this week

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Check Out: Zach Braff photobombing this couple’s wedding picture. Could this be the best celebrity photobomb of all time? We think so. Well, right after this one.

Imagine: What Leighton Meester and Adam Brody’s wedding will look like. One thing’s for sure – even if their marriage doesn’t work out, it would make for one epic TV show.

Know: According to scientific studies, selfies are a sign of self-confidence, not narcissism. Excuse us while we update our Instagram.

Watch: A teaser of a teaser for season three of Girls. Sure, it’s only 15 seconds long, but it only took us three of those 15 to get seriously excited.

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November 25, 2013

Chitter Chatter

 

Welcome: Tom and Giselle’s newest bundle of joy, Vivian Lake. Looks like the world just got a little more beautiful.

Know: Pantone just unveiled its 2013 color of the year. We bet a lot of hues are green with envy out there.

Watch: A little something to hold you over until season 2 of Girls premieres in January.

Check out: Burberry Prorsum’s Year in Review by Trevor Undi. Obsessed? Yeah, us too.

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December 10, 2012