Fantasies do come true — if you’re Lena Dunham.
The “Girls” creator will reportedly be writing a story four-issue for “Archie,” the iconic comic featuring everyone’s favorite carrot-top. Dunham has previously spoken of her love for the comic and her desire to be involved in its production.
From the New York Times:
Sometimes, opportunities will present themselves. That was the case when, in November, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series “Girls,” expressed her love of Archie during a conversation with the filmmaker J. J. Abrams and the novelist Doug Dorst at Symphony Space in New York. Ms. Dunham said she owned the first Archie comic and remarked, “You really haven’t lived till you’ve been to an Archie convention.”
The information went from stage, to audience, to text (a friend sent the line to Mr. Goldwater’s son), to Archie’s publisher, to its new chief creative director, who is friends with Ms. Dunham. “As his first initiative, Roberto really brought together the whole Lena project,” Mr. Goldwater said.
“I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that I kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang,” Dunham said in a statement. “It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”
Though the comic isn’t set for release until the spring of 2015, the promotional art released by Archie Comics looks ominously like the original Season 1 poster for “Girls.” Maybe it’s time to bring out the R (rated) in Riverdale.
Photo credit: Archie Comics/Dan Parent.
Mark your calendars for March 8th!
Variety reports that Lena Dunham will be hosting Saturday Night Live. The writer and creator of “Girls” will appear alongside musical guests The National, also making their debut on the iconic show. (FYI: as Jewcy points out, Aaron Dessner once studied Jewish history at Columbia.)
The band’s most recent album, “Trouble Will Find Me,” was nominated for a Grammy this year and their documentary “Mistaken For Strangers” hits theaters in late March.
Can one squeal via Twitter? Because Lena Dunham just did.
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”!— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) February 25, 2014
(JTA) — Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend.
Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, Jewish rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.
It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession of hers, a Tumblr blog called “Old Loves,” when she came across a photo of her beau (a Solomon Schechter alumnus) with the Sexiest Woman Alive and SodaStream spokesperson.
“The craziest thing that ever happen to me, was like, Old Loves is my passion, I check it, like, once a week. It’s how I kick back on a Friday night is to see what Old Loves has done,” “Girls” creator told Grantland Channel, according to The Daily Mail. “I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school. Scarlett Johansson.”
The two, it turns out, were together for a year when they were both 17 and attending the Professional Children’s School in New York City.
“She’s beautiful, he’s beautiful, but it was just so surreal to be looking through this blog that gives me so much pleasure and then there’s my boyfriend,” Dunham said. “And I was like, “My mind is going to explode.”
Good thing she’s not the jealous type, but even if she were, Dunham has nothing to worry about. Johansson is engaged to French journalist Romain Dauriac.
Lena Dunham is on the cover of a fashion magazine. And not just any fashion magazine, but the mother of all fashion magazines.
The girl who only days ago was on E!’s Worst Dressed list for her canary yellow Zac Posen dress at the Golden Globes is now on the cover of Vogue.
The “Girls” creator took to Twitter this morning to share the exciting news:
The Golden Globes — or as I like to call them, the fashion preview for the Oscars.
Sunday night’s award ceremony featured some pretty impressive style choices, from monochromatic beige to serious bling, and the Jewish stars were no exception. Highlights included Zosia Mamet rocking white and black in Reem Acra, Mila Kunis looking smokin” in metallic Gucci, LIZZY CAPLAN (or the Jennifer Lawrence of Jewish girls) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in red hot Narcisso Rodriguez.
But the real barometer for the Shmooze fashion watch is as follows: how does Lena Dunham’s dress rank on the eyebrow-raising scale?
Well, ladies and gentlemen, for once (and only once!) I can announce that I didn’t hate it. See for yourself below:
(JTA) — Not only is “Girls” coming soon to a small screen near you (that’s Sunday January 12th on HBO, in case you haven’t yet set a phone alert)—it’s also hitting the newsstands (that’s where you can find magazines printed on glossy paper, in case you were born anytime after 1990.)
According to Page Six, Vogue is devoting the February issue to the much buzzed-about show. Lena Dunham will grace the cover, and in the process likely generate a dizzying amount of online commentary about how nutso/awesome it is to see a non size zero woman splayed out in fancy clothing—something that doesn’t happen often under Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s watch.
Clearly, Wintour truly approves of Dunham. She even posed alongside the “Girls” creator and star at the show’s premiere Monday night, where Dunham looked simultaneously glamorous and totally real in a glittering Rochas gown.
Need something fun to read over Christmas? Check out the January issue of InStyle.
The lovely Zosia Mamet — or really, Shosh from “Girls” — graces the stylish cover and dishes boys, clothes, and her fashionista alter-ego. Though according to her, Shoshana and her couldn’t be more different when it comes to style:
“Shoshanna’s style is, I think, the exact opposite of mine. We are intrinsically opposite human beings. Her’s is very specific. There’s a lot of pink. I think she likes something tailored. I don’t think Shoshanna would ever wear a shift dress. I think she would refer to it as a “sack” probably; whereas my favorite dress is a dress that my boyfriend calls the “sack dress,” that I would live in if I could. I don’t know where she gets her hairstyles from, but they come from somewhere. It’s like an amalgamation of every fashion mag ever, and probably some from Japan.”
Her personal mantra? “Every day is sort of like dress-up and it’s fun to wear super wacky things.”
Get a glimpse of the 25-year-old’s actual fashion flair — and trust us, she has some chops of her own — in the behind the scenes video of her InStyle shoot:
The ‘Girls’ Season 3 trailer has hit the Internet. Catch up with Hannah, Shosh, Marnie and Jessa below:
Lou Reed, rock & roll poet and founding member of the Velvet Underground, died on the same Sunday morning that he taught us all to love (“Sunday Morning.” 1966). As usual, Twitter was the first to know it. Here is how Jewish celebrities reacted:
The one and only Lou Reed, died today at 71.ampmdash; Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 27, 2013
Just a perfect day you made me forget myself I thought I was someone else, someone good #RIP LOU REEDampmdash; Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) October 27, 2013
We love you Lou. We love you Laurie.ampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) October 27, 2013
Lou Reed forever defined the beautifully blue Sunday morning. It feels like a wry touch to hear the sad news about him at such a time.ampmdash; B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) October 27, 2013
I think I read that Eno said The Velvet Underground never had a big hit, but everyone who heard them went out and started a band. #LouReedampmdash; Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) October 27, 2013
Oh it’s such an imperfect day. #LouReedRIPampmdash; Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) October 27, 2013
Linger on…ampmdash; Evan Rachel Wood (@evanrachelwood) October 27, 2013
Attention “Girls” fans!
It’s official — the mascot series of the broke-Brooklyn-twenty-something that lives in all of us has a return date: January 12, 2014.
Really, Lena Dunham instagrammed so.
In the meantime, hop the G train, pay a visit to Grumpy’s, dance frenetically to Robin — whatever one does to celebrate, “Girls”-style.
As predicted, Tina Fey launched “Saturday Night Live“‘s 39th season with a bang: an amazing parody of “Girls.”
The spoof of Lena Dunham’s hit HBO show (set to premiere its third season this year) starred Fey as a new arrival to the group of identity-starved Brooklyn twenty-somethings: Blerta, from Albania.
Blerta strives to fit in with the Greenpoint crowd, wondering about such cultural references as Hannah Horvath’s (Dunham) OCD (“Old Cow Disease?”) to Gemma’s promiscuous dating habits (“You are unpaid prostitute? You are lower than dog.”)
The hilarious sketch showcases some new “SNL” talent: new cast member Noel Wells played “Hannah,” while Vanessa Bayer and Cecily Strong channelled “Shoshana” and “Marnie.”
Unless you were hiding under a rock (or like me, don’t have the luxury of cable) you are probably aware that the Emmys were last night.
TV’s greatest night gives stars a chance to shine, even if the characters they play often don’t (Bryan Cranston’s Walter White meth suit on “Breaking Bad” is one example). But for Lena Dunham, it seems the Emmy’s were a chance to reiterate her point that she — like her character Hannah Horvath on “Girls” — is the worst dressed person on the planet.
In other news, Zosia Mamet showed up her “Girls” co-star in Honor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus shone in Monique Lhuillier, Alyson Hannigon rocked a jewel-toned Marchesa gown and 14-year-old Nolan Gould rivaled Mandy Patinkin for most dapper gent on the red carpet.
Feast your eyes on the dos and don’ts below:
Every winter, Joshua Seftel faced a recurring problem. With his mother migrating to Sarasota, he found it hard to keep in touch. Email was cumbersome and phone conversations were sparse and stunted.
And then came the iPad.
When his father passed away a little over three years ago, Seftel bought his mother a shiny new tablet so they could talk face to face, if not in person. But what started as a fun experiment filming some of their conversations soon evolved into something more meaningful.
Somehow along the way, celebrities made their way into the conversation.
Enter Pat Seftel, one-half of the “My Mom On Movies” web series, who in her filmed FaceTime chats her son, gives her own personal take on Hollywood’s who’s who.
Each conversation revolves around a particular point of interest: Is it kosher (morally) to eat Paula Deen’s fried chicken? Is Denzel Washington aging well? (That particular segment was followed with an apology and a promise of rugelach)
Some things, Seftel already knew. Others, like how much his 76-year-old mother enjoyed reading “Fifty Shades of Grey,” he was surprised to discover.
“I went back and watched the [original] tape, and when we talked about entertainment, not only did she light up, but she knew a lot about it — Which I never realized,” said the 45-year-old filmmaker behind “Taking on the Kennedys,” the award-winning documentary about American campaign politics. “She’s like a sponge, she remembers everything and forms very insightful opinions about what’s going on.”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or have no Internet connection, same difference — you’ve either seen or heard about Miley Cyrus’s ‘twerk’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. After all, CNN devoted an obscene amount of time to covering the ex-“Hannah Montana” sweetheart, so it must be big news.
In any case, Miley should know that Joan Rivers is not impressed.
Miley Cyrus at the VMAs last night reminds me of Candyland - the easiest game in town and everyone gets a turn. Tune in at 9pm ET for more!ampmdash; Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) August 27, 2013
i sometimes wonder if miley saw this and was like "oooooh me too! me!!!" http://t.co/3E1J5n29R3ampmdash; Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) August 27, 2013
Did you see @MileyCyrus on the VMA's? Does her tongue hanging out mean she's dehydrated?ampmdash; Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2013
Re: Miley- the commodification of women of color deserves big discussion. "Hey, someone put a shirt on this dumb bitch!" doesn't.ampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 27, 2013
The Emmy nominations are here! The tribe cleaned out this year with Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”), Nathan Lane (“The Good Wife”), Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Mayim Bialik (“Big Bang Theory”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) — to name but a few — up for awards in various categories.
Check out the full list below/[via Vulture]
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Connie Britton, Nashville
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damien Lewis, Homeland
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Lena Dunham, native New Yorker, has spoken.
The writer, director and producer of the HBO series “Girls”, took to Twitter on Thursday to announce who she supports in the hot race for the city’s third most important municipal office — New York City Comptroller.
I'm a native New Yorker & I like my leaders with grit, integrity & executive realness. That's why I support @stringer2013 for Comptroller.ampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 11, 2013
Just to make sure we understand the full meaning of her decision, Dunham included a handy link.
And since we all need a little help on this one: http://t.co/y4SS4bmdOGampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 11, 2013
The race for the New York City Comptroller’s Office escalated when former governor Eliot Spitzer announced that he would be challenging Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the upcoming elections.
Lena Dunham and boyfriend Jack Antonoff spent Independence Day with the Obamas…and a whole lot of other people invited to a holiday celebration on the White House lawn.
It wasn’t all play and no work for Antonoff, who performed at the party with his band, Fun. Dunham, in blue shirt, red purse and white sunglasses, was there to provide moral support and soak up the atmosphere.
From the cute photo of the couple hugging the “Girls” creator posted on Instagram, it looks like she and her boyfriend were enjoying themselves. “Happy 4th of July, from our family to yours!” read the caption. The couple was also spotted by the paparazzi as they strolled hand-in-hand in the nation’s capital over the holiday weekend.
Dunham showed her appreciation for President Obama’s older daughter, Malia, who celebrated her 15th birthday at the party. “Happy Birthday Malia Obama! Let’s all hope we’re as elegant as you when we grow up,” the HBO star tweeted.
Buying underwear is so 2010. Lena Dunham’s found a better way: she gets them delivered for free.
The writer/director/star of “Girls” confessed her hatred for the politically correct undergarment via Twitter, adding that HBO provides her with a pair every morning onset.
Our costume dept has realized that if they want me in underwear they have to provide them. And they do. Every day. I love the @girlsHBO crewampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 1, 2013
Girls is currently shooting its third season.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 276 new members to join its 16 branches.
The Hollywood Reporter noted that the list of actors invited to join includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Bateman, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lopez, Sandra Oh, Danny Trejo, Chris Tucker, Emmanuelle Riva and Charles Grondin.
Lena Dunham will be joining the ranks of writers, while Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “The Heat”) and Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) will be added to the list of directors.
“These individuals are among the best filmmakers working in the industry today,” said Academy president Hawk Koch. “Their talent and creativity have captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and I am proud to welcome each of them to the Academy.”
The Academy had been criticized in recent years for their somewhat restricted membership (read: old white males), and this year was particularly diverse. This can be partly explained by the fact that the quota system used by the Academy, which restricted the number of members that each branch could invite to replace members who retired or passed away, was abolished this year.
Despite the change, Koch said, “We did not change our criteria at all. Yes, this year there is a tremendous amount of women, a tremendous amount of people of color, people from all walks of life. This year, we asked the branches to look at everybody who wasn’t in the Academy but who deserved to be.”
For a full list of new members, click here.
Lena Dunham is moving up — literally.
The writer/actress/director/voice-of-her-generation has apparently been eyeing a $4.45 million penthouse apartment in Williamsburg’s Gretsch Building, a far cry from her character’s Greenpoint apartment on “Girls.”
The three-bedroom pad has twin walk-in closets, a 1,900 squre-foot-terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline and the Williamsburg Bridge, and a cavernous living room/kitchen area. The Gretsch Building was built in 1916 and turned condo in 2004.
Douglas Elliman listing brokers Pablo Cuevas and Michal Kuras refused to say whether or not Dunham had made an offer, the New York Daily News reported. Though Dunham hasn’t commented on her Sunday visit, she did send a text to a friend asking “Do you think it’s weird to bring my dog to see a realtor?” The text was later posted to her Instagram feed.
Dunham, 26, grew up in Manhattan and currently lives in Brooklyn Heights.
Curious? Check out the pictures below!