Lena Dunham Discusses Sex OCD and Being Generational in Rolling Stone

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Last week, Lena Dunham told a well-behaved crowd at a Boston museum that the “I may be the voice of my generation,” line from Girls haunts her.

Also haunting her since the 2012 pilot of the show: criticism about the lack of diversity and of course, her body. Just last Sunday a corner of the internet exploded because of an episode (called “One Man’s Trash”) where Dunham, who dates .fun guitarist Jack Antonoff in real life, played naked ping-pong with a conventionally attractive older man played by Patrick Wilson. (Wilson’s wife jumped to Dunham’s defense on Twitter, listing her own flaws.)

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, comedian, writer, actress, and actual feminist Lena Dunham admits she doesn’t always feel “connected” to the twentysomething lifestyle.  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Discusses Sex OCD and Being Generational in Rolling Stone”

Lena Dunham Talks Racism, Nudity, Jodie Foster, Heels and Body Image with Howard Stern

Lena Dunham howard SternLena Dunham called in to The Howard Stern Show on the 16th, covering a plethora of topics including her own nudity, the lack of nudity from the other female cast members on Girls, the ethnicity controversy, and Howard’s original and new opinion of her and the show.

Dunham said she first found out about Howard’s criticism of her while sitting backstage at The Today Show with British co-star Jemima Kirke and that she “thought it was funny” that he compared her to Jonah Hill (she returned the favor by comparing him to her presumably feisty Grandma Dot).  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Talks Racism, Nudity, Jodie Foster, Heels and Body Image with Howard Stern”

‘Girls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Degrassi’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Among Emmy Nominees

Lena Dunham and her highly-criticized (hilariously random and painfully awkward) HBO comedy Girls are nominated for three Emmys this year for directing, Comedy Actress and Comedy Series.

Other personal favorites include Supporting Drama Actor Peter Dinklage who won for his portrayal of Tyrion “The Imp” Lannister in 2011, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, The Voice (Reality Competition Program), Degrassi (Children’s Program), and Seth Green’s Robot Chicken.

Jimmy Fallon, whose gig as Late Night show host has been on since 2009, earned a nod for Outstanding Variety and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL (along with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph).  Continue reading “‘Girls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Degrassi’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Among Emmy Nominees”

Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’

Lena Dunham has come to the defense of the show she created, writes, directs and stars in. HBO’s Girls (produced by Judd Apatow) has come under fire for being only about white women who don’t have to work.

These “rich white girl” complaints are easy to dismiss. I honestly couldn’t care less about diversity because so many shows with a variety of skin tones seem to have cast that way to avoid criticisms of this very nature. And who exactly is concerned about this? I’m guessing white women and men who caught half an episode or less. Was Friends diverse? Sex And The City? The Cosby ShowEntourage? Seinfeld? God no.

Gimme an ice pick to the eye every time I hear someone making a hullabaloo over Lena Dunham unless it’s because she’s original, funny and not afraid to “go there.”  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’”

‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold

American Dad producer Nahnatchka Khan and Tiny Furniture writer/director Lena Dunham are the driving female forces behind two of the best new comedies of the past five years, ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 and HBO’s Girls.

Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23 stars Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek like you’ve never seen them. Ritter you may know as the drug-addicted girlfriend of Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman on. The role is more similar to the one she played in She’s Out Of My League, only twenty times more sarcastic and over the top.  Continue reading “‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold”

Jon Lovitz Stands Up To Anti-Semitic Teen Bullies

The combined power of comedian Jon Lovitz’s notoriety and Twitter led to the expulsion of three bullies at Nobel Middle School in Northridge, California on April 9.

It came about when Lovitz took to the social media platform to express concern for his friend’s daughter who had a hate crime committed against her in the form of a swastika and the word “jew” written in maple syrup on her yard.

Lovitz persisted, posting a picture of them with the caption, “The 3 girls who are bullying my friend’s daughter, they want to be known. Let them be famous as Jew haters. Pls RT.”

The incident which also included dog feces left on the porch, was not serious enough to be called a “hate crime.” According to the police “hate incident” was more fitting. Thankfully the girls were taken out of their school, partly because of all the attention on the web.  Continue reading “Jon Lovitz Stands Up To Anti-Semitic Teen Bullies”

What Is Wrong With Cops These Days?

During the West Indian-American Carnival and Parade several members of the NYPD were filmed dry-hump dancing with some of the barely-dressed festival participant women.

However Commissioner Ray Kelly would rather not ‘make too much of it.’

He told reporters at a press conference after the incident occurred over Labor Day Weekend,

“I don’t want to make too much of it. You know, these young women approached the officers. They didn’t go out of their way to be approached like this.” 

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Top 6 Indie Bands To Watch For In 2011

Let’s face it, 2010 wasn’t the greatest year for indie bands. Besides Broken Bells, not many emerged, and it was mostly about semi-established bands being rediscovered by the masses. This held true for Florence & The Machine, whose album actually debuted in mid-2009. Also Mumford & Sons, Metric, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Phoenix and Bon Iver, all very known in the indie community previous to 2010, were the talk of award shows, and varying esteemed music lists of last year.

2011 is another story, not only are there the usual hoards of bands trying to make it, some of them have a LOT of potential for the same sort of indie sellout glory that Mumford & Sons achieved. I can only hope that “Little Lion Man” will be replaced by the Sonic-Youth influenced sounds of Yuck, or the experimental wailings tUnE-yArDs or the retro jazz clap ‘n snap of Caro Emerald, whose early 2010 debut has yet to even be released officially in the U.S.

Most of these contenders formed fairly recently and released CDs this year, with the exception of Emerald’s Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Floor.

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