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Lena Dunham Announces National Book Tour for 'Not That Kind of Girl'

This morning, Girls creator/star and soon-to-be bestselling author Lena Dunham announced tour dates for Not That Kind of Girl, her debut book due out September 30th. The tour will include stops in New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Portland, and LA and include special guest appearances by Zadie Smith, Carrie Brownstein, Miranda July, Amy Schumer, and more. Dunham also announced that she's looking for fans with "singular talents" to perform as opening acts in several cities, so if you'd like to submit an audition video for when Dunham comes to your town you can check out all the info on the Not That Kind of Tour website.

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Check Out the Music Video Lena Dunham Directed for Jack Antonoff's Band Bleachers

Girls star and upcoming author Lena Dunham recently gave music video directing a go in this video for the debut single "I Wanna Get Better" by Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers. The video stars Antonoff (who also happens to be Dunham's boyfriend) as a bummed out therapist listening to a string of patients spill their hearts out to him and even includes an appearance by Retta from Parks and Rec.

Judd Apatow Says He and Lena Dunham Have Talked About Ending 'Girls' After Six Seasons

Judd Apatow gave a nice lengthy interview in front of students at Loyola Marymount last week (via THR), and in it, he revealed that he and his fellows Girls producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner have discussed ending the show after six seasons:

How many more seasons are you going to do of Girls? We've talked about doing six seasons. I guess that could change, it's not set … I think we're all committed that we'll do six … Do you have an ending in mind? No I don't think so. But we've talked about it. It makes you respect the ending of The Sopranos though. [...]

Highlights from Lena Dunham's Keynote Address at SXSW

Lena Dunham keynoted the South by Southwest Film Conference on Monday to a house packed with attendees, many of whom waited in line for over an hour to gain entry. Dunham took the stage joking she'd decided to write a speech in lieu of doing an interview in order to make up for her previous under-preparedness as a student. For much of her 40-minute speech, Dunham ran through her bio — information which her fans mostly already know — giving detailed anecdotes funny enough to compensate for the redundancy. She said the speech was an attempt to explain what helped begin her career, noting the huge role SXSW itself [...]

Lena Dunham Is Writing a Four-Part 'Archie Comics' Miniseries

Girls star/creator Lena Dunham is getting ready to write her first comic book. Publisher Archie Comics announced today that they've hired Dunham to write a four-issue Archie miniseries that's expected to come out next year. There aren't any details on what Dunham's Archie comic will be about, but she said in the press release, "I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that l kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. 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." Archie Comics boss Roberta Aguirre-Sacasa added, "Lena’s take [...]

The Episodes of 'SNL' Season 39, Ranked

With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.

Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]

Season 3 of 'Girls' Was Best When Everyone Was Together Being Weird

In the pilot of Girls, when Hannah Horvath expressed desire to be “the voice of [her] generation, or at least the voice of a generation” the line embodied the 20-something’s comically directionless ambition, yet critics seemed to take the message at face value, crediting Lena Dunham with being that voice in the real world. This baggage bestowed upon the show made it an exhausting topic of conversation (at the very least for young women living in New York) in spite of two strong, funny seasons. This year, Lena Dunham said to Marc Maron in her recent appearance on WTF, “People expect me to either defend or explain my generation [...]

Lena Dunham Tells 'Glamour' Her Acting Days May Be Over

Girls star Lena Dunham is on the cover of Glamour's April issue, and in her interview with the fashion magazine she reportedly alluded to toning down her acting career to focus more on working behind the camera. "I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore," she said in the interview. "I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts." A fourth season of Girls is already locked in to air in 2015, so Dunham's intended transition won't happen right away. Either way it's surprising considering all the success she's [...]

'SNL' Review: Lena Dunham, Guest Stars, and Lots of Impressions

This time last year, Megh Wright and I compiled a list of 10 first-time SNL hosts we'd like to see someday. The list included Stephen Colbert (right?) and the now-sadly-late Philip Seymour Hoffman, but decidedly not Lena Dunham. She was one of the first people we discussed, and we both agreed to pass over the Girls creator/star in favor of figures who might make better hosts. I told Megh then that Dunham would be a person people like us would want to see host, but by the time the episode started, we'd quickly realize, "Oh, this wasn't as good an idea as we thought." Dunham doesn't strike me [...]

Lena Dunham Talks Self-Defense Keychains and Her Obsession with 'SNL' on 'Late Night'

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham paid a visit to Seth Meyers last night, and the two chatted about Dunham's unfortunate run-in with airport security over a suspect cat-shaped self-defense keychain she owned as well as her extreme lifelong SNL superfandom that will culminate when she hosts next week's episode. Be on the lookout for the Lena Dunham Crying In Places Seth Meyers Used To Frequent photo collection.

University of Iowa Denies HBO's Request to Film 'Girls' on Campus

The latest Girls season finale saw Hannah Horvath holding her Iowa Writers' Workshop acceptance letter, but it looks like we won't be seeing her hanging on the real University of Iowa campus next year. According to Variety, the university has denied HBO's request to film Hannah's storyline there for the fourth season.

"While we are pleased that the Iowa Writers' Workshop is receiving national attention and that our graduate is doing well in her career, our general practice is to not allow filming, due to potential disruption to campus," UI spokesman Tom Moore said in a statement (Girls writer Sarah Heyward is a graduate of the writing program). [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Lena Dunham Visits 'WTF'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

WTF with Marc Maron  Lena Dunham

ROB: Lena Dunham has no problem with expressing herself [...]

Watch Vanessa Bayer's Epic Hip Hop Dance

Here's an SNL web exclusive featuring Aidy Bryant, Kate McKinnon, and last week's host Lena Dunham as they patiently wait for Vanessa Bayer to show off the new dance she learned at the gym paired up with Beyonce's "Partition." They might not exactly agree that Bayer's dance skills are up to par, but that doesn't mean they can't hug it out with her for trying.

Lena Dunham and Kate McKinnon Celebrate Feminism in These 'SNL' Promos

Lena Dunham hosts SNL for the first time this weekend, so she paired up with Kate McKinnon to make a bunch of silly promos that have them dancing, celebrating feminism, discussing Dunham's Girls directing style, and listing their goals for the week. As is the case with most actors who share the screen with Dunham, McKinnon's half-naked by the end of this video.