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  • Review: 'Happy Christmas' ★★

    Review: 'Happy Christmas' ★&#9733
    "I don't want to be one of those people who, like, continues to do the same kind of stuff. You know what I mean?" When one of the main characters in Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas" says that line, she's speaking for enterprising low-budget artists,...
  • Emmys: Quirky Is the New Black

    In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
  • Theater, Improv Backgrounds Help Build Emmy-Nominated Comedy Casts

    Crafting an ensemble cast that has chemistry and serves a series takes experience and skill to a degree, but it can entail a healthy dose of risk-taking and finger-crossing as well. When Jeanne McCarthy and Nicole Abellera first began assembling the cast...
  • Lena Dunham and Fred Armisen on Twitter, 'SNL' and Working Together

    "It is an honor just to be nominated," insisted both Lena Dunham, the creator and star of "Girls," and "Portlandia's" Fred Armisen, when Variety caught up with the Emmy comedy nominees recently. While they were clearly delighted with each other's noms,...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Lena Waithe's Pop-Culture Voice Comes Through in 'Twenties'

    Growing up in Chicago during the early '90s, Lena Waithe watched "A Different World," which depicted the highs and lows of students attending a black college, and told herself that one day, she too would find a way to share relatable humor on a large...
  • Lena Dunham to speak in Humanities Fest

    Lena Dunham to speak in Humanities Fest
    Lena Dunham will discuss her new book "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s 'Learned'" in Chicago as part of the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival, according to an annnouncement Tuesday. Dunham’s appearance will take placeĀ ...
  • Lena Dunham tickets go on sale for Pasadena event with Miranda July

    Lena Dunham tickets go on sale for Pasadena event with Miranda July
    Lena Dunham is bringing her forthcoming book "Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned' " to Southern California in October. But the event promises to be a far cry from the typical bookstore reading. Dunham -- filmmaker,...
  • Hollywood Reacts to Elaine Stritch's Death on Twitter

    Broadway star Elaine Stritch died Thursday at 89. During her illustrious career that stretched more than half a century, Stritch had hits on Broadway including "Elaine Stritch at Liberty" and "Show Boat," gained fame on TV for her recurring role on NBC'...
  • Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras

    Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras
    By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd. Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
  • Jeff Dunham Buys Big House in Hidden Hills

    BUYER: Jeff Dunham LOCATION: Hidden Hills, CA PRICE: $4,033,000 SIZE: 7,204 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: We heard it from real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak before we heard it from The Bizzy Boys at Celebrity Address Aerial...
  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham." Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...
  • 21st Century Fox Launches Mentoring Program for Female Directors

    21st Century Fox will try to bolster the presence of women behind the camera through a new mentoring program. The media giant and Fox Audience Strategy launches the Fox Global Directors Initiative this week, which it says will help add a female...