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Lena Dunham hosting SNL on March 8th!


Lena Dunham will host Saturday Night Live on March 8th, according to NBC.

This will be the ‘Girls’ star’s first time hosting the show. Musical guest will be The National, also their SNL debut.

Lena broke the news herself, “Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can’t wait to debut my character “girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say”!”

SNL returns March 1 with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck.

Speaking of Lena ….. are you guys still watching ‘Girls’? It’s been a weird season, hasn’t it? This last episode was good, but it was the 8th episode, and in my opinion, the first good episode of the season. That’s a long time to wait!

According to EW, ratings are LOW for ‘Girls,’ and I’m not surprised. ‘True Detective’ is AMAZING, however. Please tell me you’re watching it. It’s brilliant.

This is so not surprising to anybody who’s watching HBO’s True Detective: The freshman drama’s ratings have climbed to a series high.

Sunday’s episode of Detective had a best-yet 2.6 million viewers for its first airing at 9 p.m., up 13 percent from its previous high, which was the crime anthology’s Jan. 13 season premiere. Across three plays for the night, Detective racked up 3.6 million, also a new best. During the season to date, Detective has an average audience of 10.9 million viewers across all HBO plays and platforms.

While dramas on broadcast network often launch to high ratings, given their big platform and heavy publicity, and then ebb steadily downward, dramas that debut on cable networks like HBO often launch to modest numbers and then slowly gain viewers. At least, that’s what the successful ones do.

Curiously, HBO has not yet officially announced a second season for True Detective, though everybody is (rightly) assuming there will be one. HBO often gives a drama a pretty quick renewal out of the gate if the ratings are strong or the buzz is big; True Detective has solidish numbers and strong acclaim and early awards buzz. Creator Nic Pizzolatto seemed to tease on Twitter earlier this week that next season, which will have a different cast, might star two female detectives.

The rest of HBO’s evening was less impressive: Girls had 916,000 viewers at 10 p.m. (1.3 million for the night) while freshman series Looking hit a series high at 10:30 p.m. with 519,000 viewers (749,000 for night). Season to date, Girls is at 4.3 million and Looking is at 2 million.



Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 9:09am
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FIRST PHOTOS: The boys are back! ‘Entourage’ movie finally begins filming!

'Entourage' Movie Begins Filming in Miami

The ‘Entourage’ movie is finally filming! The big-screen adaptation of the hit HBO series has only been a rumor since it went off the air back in 2011, but it’s finally become a reality! There were stories of cast members holding off due to salary disputes, but looks like they finally got it all resolved.

Who’s excited!?

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Photos: FameFlynet

Posted Friday, January 17th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Lena Dunham lands the February issue of Vogue, and talks a whole lot about sex.


Lena Dunham has landed herself a Vogue cover! Are you surprised? I am. I’m surprised by the cover… it doesn’t LOOK like a Vogue cover. I think the picture is great – but it just doesn’t look like a VOGUE cover.

The 27-year-old ‘Girls’ actress was photographed by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for the February cover. The tagline names Lena the “New Queen of Comedy.”

Another picture from inside the magazine shows her on a bed with her costar Adam Driver (LOVE HIM).

In the interview, Lena opened up about the sometimes shocking depiction of sex on the HBO show, and said she wants to provide an accurate portrayal of sex for viewers.

“There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality,” she said. “Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you’ve ever met.”

She’s also defending her still-controversial decision to have onscreen sex with the ever-so-hot Patrick Wilson in season two. Critics slammed the scene as unrealistic. CONTINUE READING AFTER THE JUMP (MORE PICS) (more…)

Posted Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Was anyone else REALLY disappointed with the ‘Girls’ season premiere?


At long last, the season three premiere of ‘Girls’ debuted last night, and I was really disappointed. I was expecting…. I don’t know, humor maybe? It was almost a complete waste of two episodes (if you ask me). I found the premiere – and the episode they aired right after – to be very BORING, and that’s one thing the show has never been. There was nothing shocking about either episode, and I’d come to love that about ‘Girls.’ I felt like the two episodes we saw last night were awfully predictable.

They updated us on where all of the ‘Girls’ are.

Hannah and Adam are still together – but boring. Hannah is on medication to treat her personality disorder.  Jessa is in rehab – but then gets herself kicked out. Marnie has been dumped, and her mom has bought her a new apartment. Last but not least, Shoshanna is slutting around with college boys and what-not, exploring the sexuality that was non-existent in the first two seasons. I feel like the first two episodes should have been one – and the second should have included some more humor. I hope this isn’t how the whole season is going to be – otherwise I’m going to be bored to tears.

What did you think?

Posted Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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