First Andrew Rannells and now Christopher Abbott. Say it isn’t so. I guess Marnie (Allison Williams) will be single once again. I can only imagine how badly she handles it this time around.
Even though the title of the HBO show is Girls, the two mentioned male actors were a couple of reasons why I fell in love with the series. I can only take so much of Hannah (Lena Dunham). Am I right, or am I right? Speaking of the actress, it appears “butting heads” with her is why Abbott is leaving, according to Page Six.
Work has just begun for Season 3 and word on the street is Christopher isn’t happy with the direction his character and show are going. His rep confirmed he quit, but revealed a more PC reason as to why he’s leaving the show that put him on the map.
“[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd [Apatow], and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show,” Abbott’s rep
Meanwhile, US Magazine reports the following:
When I first started watching Girls, I couldn’t stand Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) boyfriend. Truth be told, he sorta repulsed me. Something funny happened along the way. I began rooting for this guy and somehow I warmed up to hipster ways. At times, I actually thought he was kinda hot. After seeing his new editorial in Flaunt Magazine, I’m officially a fan. Adam Driver cleans up quite nicely. If you’re going through Girls‘ withdrawal since the show aired it’s season finale, you’ll definitely enjoy this spread.
Photographer IOULEX snapped Driver at Penthouse 8 in New York’s Tribeca Grand hotel. Definitely a far cry from his Bushwick apartment on the HBO series. The 29-year-old actor is the epitome of dapper chic wearing blazers, jewelry and even man scarves in the shoot. The purple Vivienne Westwood suit is my favorite. It wouldn’t been so perfect for all my familial obligations during Easter weekend. Check it out below, along with other photos and quotes from his Flaunt piece.
What if you mixed Blossom’s characters and their signature hats with Girls‘ hipster vibe? You get a cute parody starring Jenna Von Oy. If you recall, Von Oy played the 90s sitcom’s titular character’s BFF, Six. It’s good to know that she’s working still, albeit in parody videos. Perhaps she can stage a real-life reunion on either of her former co-stars’ new shows- The Big Bang Theory (Mayim Bialik) and Melissa & Joey (Joey Lawrence).
In the clip, Jenna plays Six once again but this time channeling Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) from the HBO comedy. Stepping in to play Blossom is Kerri Doherty who impeccably takes on Hannah’s (Lena Dunham) voice and mannerisms. The 90s BFFs discuss the perils of STDs, secret babies and flowery hat collections. The best part of the clip is when Six tells Blossom that she had an affair with Blossom’s dad and that they have a child named Seven. LOL.
Well, isn’t this an interesting crinkle. Ben Affleck continued his hot streak of picking up every award out there since being snubbed by the Academy Awards. The 40-year-old won the prestigious Directors Guild Award for his directing efforts on Argo. Affleck became only the third person in the guild’s 65-year history to win the DGA but not get an Oscar nomination- Steven Spielberg (The Color Purple) and Ron Howard (Apollo 13) being the other two.
Long considered the most accurate Oscar precursor, the DGAs have only NOT matched the Best Directing Academy Award winner only six times since its inception including this year. If Argo does end up winning Best Picture at the upcoming Oscars, it’ll only be the fourth film to do so without a corresponding directing nod. The last movie to achieve that feat was Driving Miss Daisy back in 1989. Personally, I’m rooting for Ben to do the same. Perhaps, he’ll finally be vindicated for Gigli, Pearl Harbor, etc… Check out all the 2013 DGA winners below including one for Girls‘ Lena Dunham.
The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) has bestowed their top prize to Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage movie Argo. The LGBT group honored the best in cinema and television at their annual Dorian Awards.
Oscar frontrunners Daniel Day Lewis and Anne Hathaway continued to rack up more statues this awards season. They won Best Film Performance by an actor and actress in Lincoln and Les Miserables respectively. In addition to typical categories such as Best Actor & Best Actress, the Dorian Awards have unique honors such as Campy Flick of the Year (Magic Mike & The Paperboy) and Unsung Film of the Year (Bernie).
On the television front, Homeland and Girls were the big winners. The cable shows earned Best Drama and Best Comedy honors respectively. Speaking of comedy, the widely mocked Liz & Dick also picked up an award- Campy TV Show of the Year. LOL. Other noteworthy winners include Jennifer Hudson for her moving tribute to Whitney Houston at the Grammys and Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt. 23 for TV Title of the Year. Check out all the other winners below.
It’s been a very busy week for HBO series Girls. The comedy snagged two awards at the 70th Golden Globes- Best Comedy and a Best Actress statue for Lena Dunham. If that wasn’t enough good news, the second season premiere garnered stronger ratings than last year’s debut. Pretty impressive given the stiff competition from Showtime’s premieres and the Globes themselves. The show is definitely on a high right now.
Last week, the show released Girls – Volume 1: Music from the Original HBO Series. The album includes a combination of tracks featured from the first season and some from the current season. One of those tracks is from Santigold titled, appropriately enough, “Girls.” The music video just dropped and captures the essence of the track and the show itself. The upbeat tune features women of all different backgrounds dancing and singing the song’s lyrics. If Girls repeats at the Globes next year, we might hear “Girls” play as the girls walk to the podium instead of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” which was played at Sunday’s ceremony. Check out the newly-released visual below.
The cast of Girls were on hand to celebrate the second season premiere at the NYU Skirball Center in New York City on Wednesday, January 9. All the ladies looked stunning on the red carpet. Doesn’t the group photo above remind you of Sex and the City back in the day?
With just a few days before HBO airs the first episode of the sophomore season, comes word that someone is leaving the cast. Don’t panic, it’s NOT Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke. PHEW. That said, I’m a little bummed out that this person is leaving the HBO comedy. Find out who’s jumping ship below.
One of our most favorite shows returns to HBO this Sunday and I could NOT be more excited. To coincide with the beginning of its second season, Girls has released a soundtrack compilation filled with songs from the most memorable moments of season one, and a few sneak peaks into season two. The album is an eclectic mix that is perfectly reflective of the show itself.
The album opens up with one of my favorite songs, and best moments of season one. Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own” was the perfect song choice for Hannah and Marnie’s dance break after Hannah learns her ex-boyfriend Elijah (Andrew Rannelis) is gay. An amazing scene and probably where I started to fall in love with the show. Next up is a new song from the band fun. which will appear in season two.