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21 Best New TV Characters Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.14.2012 | TV

A new year means new characters, whether on our favorite freshman shows or returning series. As 2012 draws to a close, HuffPost TV is looking back...

'Homeland' Is Among The 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 12.13.2012 | TV

The 2013 Golden Globes nominations have been announced, with "Homeland" and "Modern Family" among the nominees in both the acting and series categorie...

Pink Shoes Spark Heated Debate

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

A photo of a little boy wearing pink shoes has caused a bit of stir in the blogosphere. HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman discussed the web spat with c...

Who Got Snubbed?

Posted 12.12.2012 | TV

The SAG nominations were announced on Wednesday and though many of the TV nominees were to be expected -- the stars of "Homeland" and "30 Rock" domina...

Top 10 Shows Of 2012: Bloodyface, Pawnee, Schmidt And More

Maureen Ryan | Posted 12.11.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Looking at my Top 10 list, I realized it's as bipolar as "Homeland's" Carrie Mathison: On one side are five dramas that explore compromised morality and existential despair, and on the other, say hello to comedy!

'Girls' Posters & More About What To Expect In Season 2

Posted 12.11.2012 | TV

The "Girls" Season 2 premiere is only a month away, and HBO has finally leaked a few details -- and photos -- about what's to come in January. In ...

AFI Names The Best In Film & Television

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty," Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic "Lincoln" and Christopher Nolan's...

'Smash,' 'Fox & Friends' And More Top AP's TV List

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 12.10.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- What was TV like in 2012? As with every year, it was a mix of the ridiculous and the sublime, the sacred and the profane....

Good News For 'Girls' Fans

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

"Girls" fans, rejoice! It was just announced that Lena Dunham's HBO show will be getting a soundtrack. Due out from record label Fueled by Ramen o...

The Cost of Cooking Dinner: Rape or Assault

Erin Patrick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Erin Patrick

Cooking a meal for your family shouldn't put you at risk of rape. Yet, collecting the wood or other cooking fuel essential for their survival, crisis-affected women and girls are forced to put their safety at risk on a daily basis.

How One Liberian Girl Is Uniting Thousands

Josh Tetrick | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

That is the song and scream of More Than Me, an organization that lifts girls off the street and into school. Abigail was a child prostitute on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia. Now? She's in school and dreaming (big) for the first time.

Girls At Work (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 02.03.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

For most young girls, the idea of using a drill press, electric sander, or branding iron is not the first thing that comes to mind when they think of their skills.

WATCH: New 'Girls' Season 2 Trailer

Posted 11.30.2012 | TV

The new "Girls" Season 2 trailer has arrived. Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna are headed back to HBO ... and they want you to know it. Not onl...

WATCH: What 'Girls' Would Look Like If It Came Out In 2000

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2012 | Women

In many ways, the hit 2012 HBO show "Girls" seems about as different as you can get from the small-screen family dramas of the early 2000s. Hannah, Ma...

Tis the Season for Gender-Conscious Parenting Quandaries

Deborah Siegel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Parents
Deborah Siegel

It's one thing to refrain from gender-stereotyped gift-giving as a parent, but another to raise girls who cherish toy machine guns and boys who cradle baby dolls like the girls and boys Photoshopped -- yes, Photoshopped -- into the Swedish catalog.

16 Days, 16 Ways: Preventing Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Sarah Costa | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Sarah Costa

We reflect with profound anger on the horrific violations that continue to be perpetrated every day against millions of women and girls in conflict-ridden places. But it's also a time when we take inspiration, encouragement and hope from the many courageous refugee women and girls.

'Girls' Season 2 Photos: Adam's Broken Leg, Puppies Galore

EW | Posted 11.27.2012 | TV

It's going to be another awkward year for the ladies on "Girls."...

23 Entertainment Moments Our Editors Are Grateful For

Posted 11.22.2012 | Entertainment

Thanksgiving is a time to set aside cynicism in favor of some reflection and gratitude. At HuffPost Entertainment, it's also a time to put on some ros...

How 13-Year Old Girls Can Wipe Out Terrorism

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

The girls, wired to the max (sugar and wi-fi), radically pick up the pace of their texting and talking like some kind of futuristic teenage particle accelerator. After five minutes, the prisoners stop smiling. After ten, they become silent. After twenty, they start twitching. A lot.

Vote for Abigail

Josh Tetrick | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

We live in a complex world. And having an impact is not always simple. This is. Here's why educating one girl changes, well, everything.

The Five Life Lessons I'm Grateful Ethiopia Taught Me

ONE | Posted 01.15.2013 | Impact

The main language that is spoken in Ethiopia is Amharic, and has its own characters -- which is to say that it was completely foreign to my eyes and ears. But one language that felt universal? Listening to the children giggle and laugh and play.

Skyler's The Limit: Women Finally Step To The Foreground On TV

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.14.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

There have been more memorable male characters in the last dozen years than female characters, but that may be changing.

6 Great Ways to Make a Difference in a Girl's Life

Suki Kramer | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
Suki Kramer

It isn't easy growing up as a girl. How many of us has seen once strong, confident and brave girls hit 13 and turn into cowering puddles of insecurity...

Has 'Girls' Already Been Renewed For A Third Season?

Posted 11.12.2012 | TV

Worry not, "Girls" fans: The HBO series already has a third season, and Season 2 hasn't even premiered yet, according to Judd Apatow. In an intervi...

The Gender Double Standard: What Message Are We Sending Our Boys?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Why is it OK for girls to be "tomboys" while boys are often ridiculed?