As if a Saturday Night Live hosting gig isn’t enough for one lifetime, Girls star Lena Dunham got cozy with the Obamas over the weekend. Dunham’s boyfriend, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, shared a photo of the fearless foursome on Instagram, making us wonder whether they each revealed their thoughts on Ukraine, or just jumped into a debate about Taylor Swift vs. Beyoncé.
What is it about a show following a foursome of fabulous women that makes it so compulsively watchable? Sex & the City, Designing Women, Girlfriends — the formula has been a proven hit, time after time. To figure out why, we of course have to refer to the OG of female foursome TV: The Golden Girls. Following the lives of sexy seniors raunching it up in a Miami retirement community, the multi-Emmy winner introduced the four archetypes that would be the secret sauce for the success of all it’s imitators: The Witty Everywoman (ie, the leader of the pack), the Innocent (ie, the lovable airhead), the Vixen (ie, the tart who’ll steal your man and giggle about it), and the Realist (ie, the wise-cracking shade-thrower). This combination? Ratings gold.
To celebrate Girls’ creator Lena Dunham‘s first SNL hosting gig, let’s take a look at some of our favorite female foursomes in TV history. Sofia Petrillo forever.
Who’s replacing Seth Meyers on Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update? We find out why we wouldn’t get into a brawl with Gabourey Sidibe, and Aaron Eckhart lets fans know if he’s ready for a role in Gotham, a new TV show.
In the photos above, these two dresses — Michelle Williams‘ famous Vera Wang from the 2006 Oscars and Lena Dunham‘s Zac Posen gown from tonight’s Golden Globes — look much less similar than they did on our TV when we first glimpsed Lena. Still, we love the chance to do a little flashback to that bold canary yellow. Also, we kinda wish that Lena would take a look at Michelle’s example of how good some sleeves would look. We have tats, too, Lena, and we understand the impulse to show them off at every opportunity, but your figure could really benefit from a little more embellishment up top.
Are we wrong? Oh, just play along and vote — who wears yellow better?
Girls returns for its third season tonight, hopefully answering the burning questions of whether Adam (Adam Driver) and Hannah (Lena Dunham) are currently living in domestic, Brooklyn bliss, and how Christopher Abbott‘s sudden departure will affect Charlie and Marnie’s relationship. Despite sweetly reuniting at Roberta’s in the Season 2 finale, all good things must come to an end. And besides, break-ups and heartache work better for this group. Like many 20somethings, the female protagonists of Dunham’s HBO series have had their fair share of romantic misfires. For every adoring boyfriend who is willing to hold your just-worn retainer, there’s a creepy older boss who doesn’t know the difference between good and bad touches or that casual hookup who won’t text you back.
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Lena Dunham defends one specific aspect of HBO’s Girls, Hilary Duff is starting 2014 on her own, and Mark Wahlberg is planning a major beatdown against one of music’s biggest acts.
By Heather Ricks
Dating is complicated, and no one knows that better than the cast of HBO’s Girls. While their characters navigate the sometimes cruel world of love as a Millennial, the actors themselves seem to have an easier go at it. Creator and star Lena Dunham has found love with Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, after meeting him on a blind date, of all things! At the Girls Season 3 premiere in New York City this week, VH1 News asked the stars of the show to channel their inner Dear Abby by answering some difficult relationship/dating questions. Namely, what should you do if you discovered your boyfriend likes to wear your underwear?
We’ll admit it, January is one of our favorite times of the year because it means all our favorite shows are finally coming back! The long holiday break meant there was little to chew on aside from reruns, the repeated holiday films and those movies we (constantly) put off in our Netflix queue. This week alone, a number of shows (Downton Abbey, Justified with the always-sexy Timothy Olyphant) marked their return. And there are also tons of programs (Archer, Girls and Vikings) that will soon be filling up our DVRs again in the next few weeks.
On her hit show, Girls, Lena Dunham provides an unflinching window into the angst-ridden psyches of young New Yorkers. In real life, though, she seems like kind of an adorably blissed-out person (despite the internet’s haterade). Hannah Horvath might be suffering through one emotional debacle after another, but Lena Dunham appears to be happily enjoying the charmed life of a successful 20-something writer, actress and auteur.