Posts tagged "hbo"

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” Visits The Start Of The AIDS Crisis

As a child of the ’90s who learned about HIV in elementary school (from a puppet, I believe), sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a world where HIV/AIDS was so misunderstood. There was once a time when people used the word “quarantine” when talking about this public health crisis. And it’s painful to remember that i…

Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

We See Chick Flicks: HBO’s “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer is available on HBO Go and select HBO viewings.

HBO Go and HBO are currently airing a film I’d eagerly been anticipating all year: the Pussy Riot documentary. “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”  follows the arrest, trial and incarceration of three members of the Russian feminist punk band

Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

For Instant Smiles, Watch Hamish Bowles Teach Lena Dunham How To Pose For Vogue

Lena Dunham’s Vogue spread has sparked all kinds of feelings and conversations. But this cute video from the magazine is likely something we can all agree on. In this adorable clip, Lena seeks out the help of Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European editor-at-large, in preparing how to pose for the her photoshoot. No matter what you think about “Girls” or…

Claire Hannum / January 22, 2014

Watch John Oliver Bid Farewell To “The Daily Show”

Last night was John Oliver’s last episode on “The Daily Show” as he gears up to host an HBO comedy series next year. He spent over seven years with the show, and even stepped in as host this summer. Jon Stewart refreshed audiences on some of Oliver’s best moments and made for a teary farewell.

Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Forget New Year’s Resolutions, I Just Want To Watch “Girls” In 2014

I’m something of an HBO fanatic, so I can’t wait to see what’s around the corner for the network in 2014. The final season of “True Blood”? Season three of “Girls”?  Yes, please! Check out this teaser HBO released with clips of “Game of Thrones,” “The Normal Heart” and all the other shows and movies to get…

Claire Hannum / December 20, 2013

Diablo Cody & Oprah Developing HBO Show Together

HBO is developing a show from Diablo Cody (!!!) and Oprah (!!!!!) based on the book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing, and What’s Really Making You Crazy, by Julie Holland.  Yes, please. []
Prepare yourself for this weekend’s 50th anniversary…

Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

Hannah Twerks Against A Gravestone In The “Girls” Season 3 Trailer

I can’t believe “Girls”‘ third season starts in less than two months. It feels like just yesterday that the show was making its debut to a chorus of equal parts “IT’S THE BEST THING ON TV EVER” and “THIS SHIT DOESN’T REPRESENT ME OR ANYONE I KNOW.” So what’s ahead for “Girls” in season three? More of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 22, 2013

We Swear It’s Not Porn! (NSFW)

When I was an actress, the worst part was telling my friends and family about the roles I was auditioning for — or sometimes, had just booked. I’d be like, “I’m just got a horror movie with Gary Busey! I’m playing a vampire prostitute who gets shot in the head while playing cards with Morga…

Ami Angelowicz / September 12, 2013

The Dong Show: 10 Penises Featured On HBO

Last week, the girls of College Humor had a “boner” to pick with HBO about their lack of dongs. Whether they show them “in between the boobs” or on their own, they plead with the network to show us “an inch of grade A man meat” for every pair of breasts. A fair request. The…

Ami Angelowicz / August 20, 2013

The “Girls” Season 3 Teaser Is A Bunch Of Instagram Photos That Tell Us Nothing

Sadly, HBO’s new teaser trailer for “Girls” season three, made up of a bunch of Instagram-style photos from the set, tells us just about nothing in the way of plot points. Well, that’s not entirely true; we know that Hannah and Adam will hug and that the whole gang will go to the beach. I…

Ami Angelowicz / August 19, 2013

Butts, Sparkles & Frozen Faces: The Best Tweets From HBO’s “Behind The Candelabra”

Last night, HBO premiered its highly-anticipated biopic, “Behind The Candelabra.” It was gayer, grander and glitzier than any of us could have imagined.
Michael Douglas and Matt Damon played their roles perfectly (as did Damon’s butt), and who’d have thought that Rob Lowe would steal the show as Dr. Jack Startz?  Add too much botox on top of an already-gorgeous mug, and…

Celebuzz / May 27, 2013

“Game Of Thrones” Season 3 Character Posters Revealed!

Winter is still coming! “Game of Thrones” season three will be back on March 31, and HBO just released 12 new character posters to whet our appetites for all the upcoming Stark vs. Lannister drama. Click on to check them all out! I’m so excited, I almost made water in my smallclothes!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 2, 2013

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…

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…

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…

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]…

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 grandmother…

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…

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 will…

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…

Julie Gerstein / May 6, 2012