Posts tagged "hbo"

Lena Dunham Writing HBO Show About Bergdorf’s Personal Shopper

Lena Dunham has been hired to write a new HBO show about a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper, based on the memoir of 85-year-old Betty Halbreich. [Racked] Hide your boobies! A North Carolina state representative introduced a bill today to clarify the indecent exposure law to come down harder against nipples. (See what I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2013

The 15 Most Bizarre Things We’ve Heard In Bed (Inspired By “Girls”)

Warning: Spoilers and NSFW video. We've had some bizarre sexual encounters in our day, but Marnie and Booth's coupling on last night's episode of "Girls" was beyond creepy (okay, and hilarious). When Marnie ran into "that smeege of a man" as Hannah called him (I'm stealing that!), Booth took her back to his place to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2013

First Look: “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye”

People who say they read Vogue for the articles are missing the point. Vogue is about fashion, fashion, fashion -- and the keepers of the fashion pages are the fashion editors. A new HBO documentary, "In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye," chronicles Vogue fashion editors past and present. In addition to well-loved Grace Coddington, "In Vogue" features interviews with past editor…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 28, 2012

“Boys” Makes The Cast Of “Girls” Seem Incredibly Well-Adjusted

What might happen if the hit HBO show "Girls" was moved from New York to Los Angeles, and starred a cadre of a neurotic dudes, rather than a bunch of self-involved girls? This hilarious parody video, "Boys," shows us the bleak truth. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

Just Announced: All The New Cast Members On “Game Of Thrones”

We're currently going through "Game of Thrones" withdrawal, so we were extra excited to see the new "GoT" season three cast announced. The cute kid from "Love, Actually" will be on the next season, as will mod-tastic actress Diana Rigg. New major characters include Lady Olenna Tyrell, aka "The Queen of Thorns.” She's the…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 16, 2012

You Need “Girls”-Themed Paper Dolls, Yes You Do

Now you can play with Hannah, Marnie and the rest of the gang -- even when they're not actually schlepping across your TV screen. These "Girls"-themed paper dolls come with all the characters' necessary accoutrements -- like Shoshanna's abortion snacks, Hannah's diary and Jessa's pregnancy test. See one more after the jump and the rest…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

9 Reasons We Love Catherine Keener And Can’t Wait For Her New Show

HBO is seriously on a roll. Just as “Girls” and “Veep” weaseled their way into my DVR lineup, the network has announced that it is fast-tracking development for a new show that has me absolutely giddy. The as-of-yet-unnamed series will star the amazing Catherine Keener (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Cyrus”), who will also produce, and…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 31, 2012

Maisie Williams Can’t Relate To Her “Game Of Thrones” Character — And That’s Probably A Good Thing

"I find it really hard to relate to Arya because I can't even imagine killing someone, but I think that first kill is completely lost on her now. Although that was a huge deal at the time, that's just a tiny little piece of this whole madness that's kind of going on in her life…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2012

A Guide To The Incredible Women On “Game Of Thrones”

If you're anything like us, you're balls deep obsessed with "Game of Thrones" right now. We can't get enough of this show, and all of the incredible female characters on it. And while I happen to be particularly partial to Daenerys and her wee little dragon babies, it seems there are plenty of strong wome…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2012

Did Last Night’s Episode Of “Game Of Thrones” Need A Trigger Warning?

I'm a big fan of HBO's "Game of Thrones." I've seen every episode, carry a torch for Peter Dinklage's character Tyrion Lannister, and revel in the show's embrace of nudity, sex and violence. (I've even got the books tucked away for my upcoming trip to Mexico -- woot woot!) But did anyone else think last…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 23, 2012

Judd Apatow Responds To “Girls” Brou-Ha-Ha

"When we made ["Girls"]t, we always knew that it was a show you should fight about. It was built to be a show that you'd have to defend or argue about — for some people, it would make them angry — and we go over that terrain for the course of the 10 episodes. So hopefully people…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 18, 2012

I Have An Idea: Lena Dunham & Danny McBride Should Switch Shows

The "Girls" premiere on Sunday night left me underwhelmed. I lived in New York City in my 20s and I expected to relate to the show. But I didn’t. Not by a long shot. Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) whined and pouted her way through the episode, balking at the idea of weaning herself off her…
By: Anna Goldfarb / April 17, 2012

Lena Dunham Isn’t The Voice Of A Generation — And That’s Okay

"People are saying this is 'Sex and the City' for the next generation," said Conan O'Brien, speaking to Lena Dunham, on last night's episode of "Conan." The Los Angeles Times called Dunham's show "Girls" "the uncomfortably true voice of millennial women.” And The New Yorker attacked "Girls" for its lack of inclusivity: "'Girls'…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 12, 2012

A Gross, Disgusting Look Inside Fraternity Life

In the mid-'90s, Todd Phillips made a documentary about the secret life of frat houses for HBO. The cable channel opted never to air the special, but it was recently unearthed and thrown up on YouTube. As you might imagine, much of what Phillips and his doc team unearth is pretty appalling. Frat pledges are…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

These “Girls” Trailers Hit A Little Too Close To Home

The first trailer for Lena Dunham's new HBO show "Girls," debuting April 15, hit a little too close to home. The second trailer is even more cringe-inducing. Oh, God, my early 20's really were like this, weren't they? At least I never said to my parents, "All I am asking for is $1,100…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 28, 2012

Lena Dunham Returns With “Girls”

Okay, so I liked prodigal filmmaker Lena Dunham's debut film, "Tiny Furniture." It was quirky, original and totally captured the nebulous insecurity and waivering self-loathing you feel post-college. Now Dunham's back, with a new series on HBO called "Girls," produced by Judd Apatow and starring several of her "Tiny Furniture" pals.  But this long teaser…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 20, 2012

Evening Quickies: Julianne Moore Proves A Perfect Sarah Palin

Mark your calendars: "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 election will air on Saturday, March 10 (the day before my birthday, ahem!). And if you're not already excited, let this new trailer wet your whistle. Is Julianne Moore not the perfect Sarah Palin or what? Kudos to everyone at HBO for making a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 31, 2012

Watch A Trailer For Lena Dunham’s New HBO Show “Girls”

We loved Lena Dunham's breakthrough film "Tiny Furniture," a film she wrote, produced, starred in and directed when she was barely out of college. Now, just two years later at the still-baby age of 24, Dunham is back with her own HBO TV show, produced by Judd Apatow. Titled "Girls," the show follows Dunham and…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 12, 2011

“The Kids Are All Right” Getting The Prequel Treatment From HBO?

The movie "The Kids are All Right" was a huge critical and audience hit in 2010, so we're psyched that the film -- about a lesbian couple raising teenagers conceived via the same sperm donor -- is being turned into a TV show on HBO. But in an interesting turn, producer Celine Rattray told New York…
By: Stefanie Blejec / November 5, 2011

HBO Creating “Wichita,” A Drama About Murdered Abortion Provider Dr. George Tiller

HBO is developing a drama about an abortion provider in Wichita, Kansas, based, it seems, on the late Dr. George Tiller, who was murdered by anti-abortion extremist Scott Roeder in 2009. Tiller was one of the last doctors in the U.S. who provided late-term abortions and therefore was constantly…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 27, 2011