January 10, 2014 |
HBO announced it has ordered a fourth season of its polarizing Lena Dunham comedy “Girls,” set to roll in spring 2015. Then seconds after the announcement, things got all Shosh. During the show's panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Thursday night in Pasadena, what unfolded was a whiplash-inducing goulash of talking points, among them: Dunham's nudity, the show's diversity problem, tales of “Golden Girls” binge-watching, and Walter White? So we'll stay out of your emotional way, and give you a sampling of what went down during the caucus, which featured creator and star Dunham, as well as executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, and cast members Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williiams - and only a sampling, because a total account would amount to 17-plus pages: PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV -- TV-MA.
October 1, 2013 |
The government shutdown that started early Tuesday has already hit the Federal Communications Commission, the government agency that among other things regulates obscenity on what used to be known as the public airwaves. Which has led some viewers to ask : Does this mean that broadcast TV will turn into a rat's nest of foul language and naked bodies? Teacher is away, so there might be orgies on "Castle. " No oversight, so that means f-bombs on "The X-Factor. " CBS might turn into HBO. Anarchy rules, bro!
September 11, 2013 |
My dad always said that having the right tools made the job easier. I wonder what Dad would've thought of Miley Cyrus? Now, if you're one of the 100 or so people left in America who hasn't seen the video for her new song, “Wrecking Ball,” you might want to take a moment and check it out. (I'm a full-service blogger; video included above.) Though I should offer some caveats: Don't watch it at work: Unless, of course, you want to be accused of violating your company's sexual harassment policies and/or be sentenced to sexual harassment reeducation camp.
June 5, 2013 |
Being a television star isn't all wine and roses - at times, it can even be a bit embarrassing. Just ask Jake Johnson of "New Girl" or Don Cheadle of "House of Lies," two of the participants at a recent Envelope Emmy Roundtable on the subject of TV comedy. "They make me dance a lot," Johnson said of his role on "New Girl" as the aimless but lovable bartender Nick Miller. "I really don't like to. I'm not very good at it. " WATCH: The Envelope Emmy Roundtable | Comedy Johnson recalled one painful scene in which he danced to the Taylor Swift song "22" for 45 minutes.
March 16, 2013 |
Once upon a time not so very long ago I was a young woman living a writerly life of working poverty in New York City, which, for better or worse, engendered certain expectations from HBO's "Girls. " I admired though did not love the first season and felt hopeful about the second - creator Lena Dunham is smart and sharp-eyed, unafraid to wallow in the sticky brine of self-love and self-loathing that marks a certain time of many people's lives. But lately watching "Girls," which has its second-season finale Sunday night, just makes me feel old. And impatient in a vaguely maternal way, like when you see a lovely but irritating wild child running naked around the playground, shouting "vagina" at everyone and peeing in the sandbox.
February 20, 2013 |
What the above photograph doesn't show is that shoes were allowed during a recent naked art tour held at Vienna's Leopold Museum. The highly unconventional gallery excursion -- in which guests were invited to strip down and walk about -- was tied to the exhibition "Nude Men," a survey of art dealing with the nude male form. Since opening last year, "Nude Men" has sparked a good deal of conversation in Vienna, particularly surrounding its promotional poster, which depicts three fully frontal nude soccer players.