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 [...]
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.
Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is pitching her first book, tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, to publishers, and she’s starting the bidding at $1 million for the rights. Slate reports that the book will be a collection of personal essays on sex, relationships, friendships, work, traveling, and obsessing over death, and that in the intro, Dunham makes some self-deprecating jokes about whether her advice is worthwhile (even though she's asking for $1 million for it). I'm conflicted about which outdated "one million dollars" movie reference to close this post with. Should I compare Dunham to Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil or work [...]