Allison Williams is One of the Girls
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The new HBO series Girls isn’t exactly a show for dudes. It’s being called Sex and the City for twenty-something millennials (primarily of the female persuasion), but there’s enough clever writing and humor to lend it some appeal on both ends of the gender spectrum. There’s also Allison Williams, one of the show’s leading ladies, who makes a convincing case for tuning in.
Substitute store-brand cranberry juice for Cosmos, slip on thrift store flats instead of Manolo Blahniks, shrink a Park Avenue apartment and move it to Brooklyn, and stick four female twentysomethings with thankless jobs and you’ll get Girls, HBO’s hyped new Judd Apatow-produced comedy series that’s essentially the starkly realistic byproduct of the fantasies Sex and the City instilled in its younger audiences.
Created by and starring one of the funniest females in the biz, Lena Dunham, the series, which airs every Sunday at 10:30 p.m., follows four (the three others including Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet) privileged young women trying to navigate their life in New York City.
After last night’s impressive premiere episode, we’re sure you want to know more about the women who fearlessly portray the show’s engaging characters. We did a bit of Googling and made this cast guide for you and anyone who’s just as curious. Consider it the after-show introduction to the stars of the Girls.
Who she is on the show: Hannah Horvath
As Hannah Horvath, Dunham is the girl of the show whose lofty ambitions far exceeds her will to actually accomplish anything, yet her naiveté makes her the endearing lead. She believes herself to be the “voice of her generation,” yet she hasn’t penned more than the memos she writes for her internship. After being cut off by her well-to-do parents, she’s attempting to land a paying job, yet she doesn’t realize her own quirks make her unhirable. Most crippling of all, she’s convinced of a relationship with a scrawny man-child to whom she seems to mean nothing more than a perennial hook-up.
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Huzzah! Television’s most adorkable half-hour comedy, New Girl, has been picked up for a second season. What fresh misadventures will the second season bring? And what does the well deserved series extension mean for the likelihood of a Schmidt-centric spin-off? Have our dreams of Who Gives a Schmidt?, starring Max Greenfield and Chloe Moretz as his caustic little sister, been dashed against the rocks?
There’s more good news for the (many, we hope!) of us rooting for Jess’s new relationship with wealthy, 40-something helicopter parent Russell (Dermot Mulroney). Mulroney told The Los Angeles Times, “I’ve finished my run, and they’ve finished doing this season. But I’ve been harassing [creator Liz Meriwether] about how to get Russell back on.” The return of Russell! We love Russell. We feel like the employees of Instagram right now.
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After the startling revelation that husband and wife Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are distantly related as cousins, comes a brand new detail about what they share – again, courtesy of the show on genealogy, PBS’s Finding Your Roots.
According to a network statement about this Sunday’s episode tracing the actors’ roots, “Bacon’s Quaker ancestors repudiated slavery long before the rest of the country, in 1780.”
And guess what? The Sedgwicks weren’t long to follow in the crusade.
“Sedgwick’s ancestor Theodore Sedgwick argued the freedom case of Elizabeth Freeman, also known as “Mumbet,” in 1781 – which helped bring an end to slavery in Massachusetts,” according to the show.
The series, hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., airs Sunday on PBS at 8 p.m.
Source : people.com
He captured our heart as Cher’s scruffy ex-step brother Josh in Clueless and ever since then, Paul Rudd has been the love of our lives on-screen! And try as you may, you can’t NOT love him: he’s pretty much typecast as a good guy in almost all of his movies – which just makes us love him even more! In honor of Paul’s birthday today, here are 13 of Paul Rudd’s most lovable roles.
Which role of Paul Rudd’s is your favorite?
Source : buzznet.com