January 12, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY If you were hoping for a Ricky Gervais four-peat, you are out of luck, my friend. This year, it'll be gal pals Tina Fey and Amy Poehler manning - make that "womaning" - the podium at "The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards. " (NBC, 5 and 8 p.m.) Remember how Sarah Jessica Parker would get splashed by that bus with her picture on it in the opening credits of "Sex and the City"?
January 12, 2013 |
The second season of "Girls" premieres Sunday on HBO and one can only hope that it will be allowed to do so without too much obsessive talk about creator-star Lena Dunham's penchant for nudity. Which is almost immediately on display, to be sure - but with any luck, her naked form will now be treated as just another character tic, or comedic trope, like Kramer's abrupt exits and entrances or Liz Lemon's weird eating habits. When the show debuted last year, critics responded to Dunham's willingness to display her perfectly normal young woman's body with such fervor that it bordered on fetishism.
January 10, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 6-12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today A preview of the Golden Globes; Gracie Gold; Charlie Palmer; Marlon Wayans. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Ryan Gosling; model Iman; chef Bobby Flay. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly and Michael Ginnifer Goodwin; Nas performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Gilles Marini; Laura Dern; Jason Clarke.
January 9, 2013 |
The Directors Guild of America on Wednesday announced nominees in the television categories of the annual DGA Awards, recognizing the behind-the-scenes talent of shows including "Mad Men" and "Homeland" as well as familiar faces such as Lena Dunham, Louis C.K. and Bryan Cranston. In the drama category, two "Homeland" directors picked up nominations: Michael Cuesta for the second season finale and Leslie Linka Glatter for the episode "Q&A. " Jennifer Getzinger was nominated for "Mad Men's" fifth-season premiere, "A Little Kiss," while Rian Johnson and Greg Mottola -- both directors best known for their film work -- earned nods for "Breaking Bad" and "The Newsroom," respectively.
January 6, 2013 |
Aspiring cultural critics of the world, get those pitches ready: "Girls," the show that inspired a thousand think pieces, is back. Created by and starring Lena Dunham, a Manhattan native who shot her first feature film, "Tiny Furniture," fresh out of Oberlin College, "Girls" received widespread praise and drew a narrow audience when it premiered last spring. The series, which returns to HBO on Jan. 13, follows the personal and professional struggles of four young women living in hipster Brooklyn.
January 3, 2013 |
Lena Dunham of "Girls" TV show fame will appear in the next issue of V magazine, due out Jan. 10. She was shot by photographer Terry Richardson. [The Cut] Target's holiday collaboration with Neiman Marcus seemed to leave shoppers cold, and Time magazine reports that critics blame prices that were too high for budget-minded Target customers -- consider a Marc Jacobs scarf that started at $69 (it's now slashed to $20) and a Prabul Gurung cape ($79.99, now $23.99) -- along with merchandise that was deemed to be unexciting.
December 6, 2012 |
The Writers Guild of America has released its nominations for its 2013 awards. On the TV front, HBO's freshman series "Girls" made its debut with two nominations -- one for best new series and one for best comedy. Cable series shut out broadcast shows in the drama categories, while broadcast laffers dominate the comedy categories. The winners will be announced Feb. 17 at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Here's a full list of nominees: TELEVISION NOMINEES DRAMA SERIES "Boardwalk Empire," written by Dave Flebotte, Diane Frolov, Chris Haddock, Rolin Jones, Howard Korder, Steve Kornacki, Andrew Schneider, David Stenn, Terence Winter; HBO "Breaking Bad," written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC "Game of Thrones," written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R. R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, D.B. Weiss; HBO "Homeland," written by Henry Bromell, Alexander Cary, Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, Chip Johannessen, Meredith Stiehm; Showtime "Mad Men," written by Lisa Albert, Semi Chellas, Jason Grote, Jonathan Igla, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Brett Johnson, Janet Leahy, Victor Levin, Erin Levy, Frank Pierson, Michael Saltzman, Tom Smuts, Matthew Weiner; AMC COMEDY SERIES "30 Rock," written by Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tom Ceraulo, Vali Chandrasekaran, Luke Del Tredici, Tina Fey, Lauren Gurganous, Matt...
November 9, 2012 |
At the age of 15, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson noticed that there wasn't a magazine that tapped into the real, honest, substantial, and oftentimes comedic, experiences that come with being a teenage girl. So, she set out to change that - creating the online publication Rookie Magazine . While it may have seemed like an overwhelming task for any teenager to tackle, Tavi already knew what it took to be on the frontline of a creative endeavor (she started her fashion blog at age 11 and was featured in Teen Vogue, French Vogue and The New York Times Magazine)
November 8, 2012 |
As if it weren't enough that Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old writing/directing/acting phenom who started a revolution this year with her HBO series "Girls," scored a $3.5-million book deal and has been granted the unofficial but unimpeachable title of "voice of her generation," she also appears to have won the presidential election - or at least to have been one of the driving forces behind the guy who did. In a much-talked-about campaign video...
October 26, 2012 |
You've heard of “tainting” the vote and “corrupting” the vote. But “sexualizing the voting process”? That's what the spokeswoman for a conservative media watchdog accused President Obama of doing with a video ad that has a young Hollywood star talking about voting for the incumbent as if it were her first time having sex. In the Internet ad, titled “Your First Time,” Lena Dunham speaks to the camera and says: "The first...