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Here's a New Promo for HBO's 'Girls' Season 4

Lena Dunham's Girls premieres its fourth season on Sunday, January 11th, and HBO released a new promo yesterday featuring Hannah and friends as they continue to deal with their, in the words of guest star Gaby Hoffmann, "profoundly damaged" lives. If you need to catch up before the big premiere, check out our complete review of last season.

Lena Dunham Isn't Paying the Warm-Up Acts on Her Book Tour

Despite running a hit HBO show and landing a staggering $3.7M advance for her book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham apparently doesn't have enough cash to pay the warm-up acts featured on her book tour. According to The New York Times, around 600 people responded to Dunham's open call for fans with "singular talents" to perform as opening acts at several stops on her Not That Kind of Tour, and by "Not That Kind of Tour" Dunham means not the kind of tour that pays its performers. From NYT:

Last month, the writer, actor and producer Lena Dunham started an ambitious project. Nearly [...]

Read an Excerpt from Lena Dunham's Upcoming Book 'Not That Kind of Girl'

"Sitting with my mother in the beauty salon one afternoon, I come across an article about obsessive-compulsive disorder. A woman describes her life, so burdened with obsessions that she has to lick art in museums and crawl on the sidewalk. Her symptoms aren't much worse than mine: the magazine's description of her most horrible day parallels my average one. I tear the article out and bring it to Lisa, whose face crumples sympathetically, as though the moment she'd been dreading had finally arrived. It makes me want to throw my needlepoint supplies in her face. Do I have to do everything myself?"

- Lena Dunham looks back on the therapists [...]

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.

Here's the First Trailer for Season 4 of HBO's 'Girls'

The fourth season of Girls premieres on HBO Sunday, January 11th, and the network released the season trailer today that follows Hannah's new adventures at the University of Iowa. Now that HBO has a stand-alone streaming service planned for 2015, it'll be interesting to see whether they release the season premiere in full on YouTube like they have in the past.

Lena Dunham Gives Fans Advice in Her New Web Series 'Ask Lena'

To help promote her new book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham has launched a brand new web series called Ask Lena, which includes plenty of advice on writing, sex, feminism, OCD, loud people, and more. Watch Dunham give a fan some advice about writing from life experience above, then click through to watch her field some more sensitive questions:

Lena Dunham and Her Stunt Double Star in This Season 4 'Girls' Teaser

The fourth season of Girls has gone into production, and HBO released the above teaser today that shows Lena Dunham — or someone who looks like Lena Dunham — falling off her bike at the University of Iowa — or a campus that looks like the University of Iowa, considering the real college turned down Girls' request to film the new season there.

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 to Adapt and Possibly Direct the YA Novel 'Catherine, Called Birdy' for the Big Screen

Actor and author Lena Dunham has added another project with news that she plans to adapt Karen Cushman's 1994 YA novel Catherine, Called Birdy for the big screen. According to Variety, Dunham revealed the news at the New Yorker Festival on Friday: "I'm going to adapt it and hopefully direct it," she said. "I just need to find someone who wants to fund a PG-13 Medieval movie." Dunham will develop the film alongside Girls executive producer Jenni Konner through their production company A Casual Romance, which Dunham said is for "projects that sort of aren't set in the here and now." Here's how Dunham described the novel, [...]

Lena Dunham Tells Jimmy Kimmel About Her New Gig Writing 'Archie Comics'

Earlier this year it was reported that Lena Dunham had signed on to write a four-part Archie miniseries set to come out sometime next year, and on last night's Jimmy Kimmel Live she gave some hints of what we can expect from her "feminist update" of the Archie world, including the introduction of reality shows to Riverdale and Dunham giving an honest effort "trying not to show breasts."

Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen Talk About 'SNL' and Their Other Shows for 'Variety'

To celebrate both of their Emmy nominations, Variety recently sat down with Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen for a hybrid interview/conversation that covers everything from their thoughts on each other's shows Girls and Portlandia to what it's like to perform on SNL. Here's both of them talking about Lorne Michaels and his behind-the-scenes skills and power:

Armisen: Lorne gives the most valuable kind of notes. I don't know how he knows. I don't know if he has like some secret connection to my brain but he addresses questions that I haven't asked yet and then I feel better about a whole season. In a sentence, he can diffuse [...]

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). [...]