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BREAKING: ‘Girls’ star abruptly leaves the show over fued with Lena Dunham!

Noooooooooooooooooooooo!! He was one of my favorite characters!!

Christopher Abbott has quit ‘Girls.’ The actor who played Charlie Dattolo on the HBO hit ended season two with deciding to settle down with his on-again girlfriend Marnie.  Looks like we won’t be able to see where that relationship goes, because the actor has abruptly quit the show – after “being at odds” with creator Lena Dunham.

According to the New York Post, the 27-year-old actor was butting heads with Dunham, right as season three was about to begin filming. “They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena,” the source told Page Six. “He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map.”

Unfortunately – the news is true. Christopher’s rep has confirmed he’s leaving. “Chris is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd Apatow, and the entire Girls cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”

Well how’s that for biting the hand that feeds you??

Christopher was reportedly confident that Girls would continue to do well, but he was less than sure when it came to his wimpy character.

‘He wasn’t behind where it was going to end up,’ an insider told Us Weekly.

‘Chris was reluctant to do the show from the get go. He’s a really great actor, the source material from the beginning was great and he was grateful to Lena.

‘But he’s at a point now where he has too many great film parts being offered to him to turn them down for something he’s not 100 percent satisfied with…He feels good about his decision.’

Abbott has appeared in several indie flicks, including Martha Marcy May Marlene with Elizabeth Olsen and Hello I Must Be Going with Melanie Linskey.

He’ll next be seen in this year’s drama The Sleepwalker and the drama Burma, which was awarded a Special Jury Prize For Ensemble Cast at SXSW last month.

Meanwhile Dunham, who turns 27 next month, has also reportedly shaken up her writing staff for the third season, which is now 50 percent male.

I’m sorry to see him go, but I can see why he’d be frustrated with his character, he was kind of a weenie on the show. We’ll just have to watch for him now on the big screen!

So who will Marnie hook up with in Season 3???


Posted Thursday, April 4th, 2013 at 12:12pm
Filed under GIRLS, HBO | 3 Comments

‘Game of Thrones’ star Lena Headley strips down and shows off her tattoo collection in Esquire Magazine!

You’d never know by watching her play the villainous blonde Cersei Lannister on ‘Game of Thrones’ that actress Lena Headey has a thing for tattoos!

The 39-year-old posed for Esquire’s April issue, and we’re getting a better look at what the natural brunette is all about! The actress reveals a love for tattoos. “It’s funny how tattoos seem to scare people. There’s something about it that I love. I find it calming. At the end of the day, you’re just decorating skin. I hate seeing myself covered up.”

In a show that’s as sexually charged as ‘Game of Thrones,’ how does the actress hide all her tattoos? “You can usually get away with it by keeping your clothes on,” she says.

In the mag, Lena opens up about playing Cersei … and what her future holds. “All I know is my character isn’t dead yet,” she jokes. “And that’s great, but I don’t take anything for granted. I’m sort of like a T-Rex in the world of female actresses. Every time a job is finished, I look at my car and think, ‘Could I live in it?'”

Though most actors would likely love the break after shooting the third season of a successful show, Headey considers herself unemployed. When asked what she’ll do upon returning to Los Angeles, where she’s lived for six years, she says, “I’m going home to beg for work.”

She is incredibly beautiful, isn’t she?


Posted Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 at 2:14pm
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HBO’s “Girls” To Have More Colorful Cast?

Lena Dunham, creator/writer/often director and lead in HBO’s award-winning series Girls is not super pumped about her whitewashed casting choices, and she wants to make a change.

Speaking at the Fortune Magazine‘s annual Most Powerful Women Summit, Lena revealed that she felt:

“Heartbreak at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated. [Because] all I want to do is make women feel excited and included by the show.”

That being said,  Dunham made a commitment to her audience that Season 2 of Girls will include:

“A multitude of new characters in the show. There are some of color. Some are not. Some are Caucasian.”

Honestly, I know diversity is great and all, but I’d rather not see it shoehorned into a show that has such a specific perspective.  I’m glad Dunham’s addressing these issues, but it isn’t her responsibility to show EVERY woman’s perspective, EVER.


Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 2:14pm
Filed under Lena Dunham | 3 Comments

Pregnant Anna Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer at the ‘True Blood’ season 5 premiere!

Last night was the Los Angeles premiere of the fifth season of HBO’s series ‘True Blood’. The event was held at The Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood.

Anna Paquin and husband Stephen Moyer are expecting their first baby, and from the picture below – you can see her bump!

Also below are some of ‘True Blood’s’ other stars, including the hot men!

Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 8:08am
Filed under Anna Paquin, HBO, Stephen Moyer | No Comments

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