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The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.28.2012 | Entertainment

Sorry Jason Segel, but all of your charm -- and you do have a lot of it -- couldn't save you from the critics this week. Segel's latest rom-com "The F...

WATCH: Judd Apatow's 'This Is 40' Gets Fun(.) Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment

"I've made a list. It's the Do-Better List," says Leslie Mann to Paul Rudd in the debut trailer for "This Is 40," Judd Apatow's first directorial effo...

Why Lena Dunham's Body Matters

HelloGiggles | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Thanks to the social-life-suck known as grad school, I'm a bit behind on all relevant cultural phenomena. I have yet to watch an entire episode of The...

Like 'Girls'? You'll Love These Books

The Hairpin | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

Let's just say there are a lot of articles about Girls. And, if you're like me, it's been making you think a lot about women, and friends, and the cit...

Movie Review: The Five-Year Engagement

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Five-Year Engagement wrings a slightly different change on the old boy-meets-girl formula -- and finds enough big laughs to make the whole thing enjoyable, even if it's never particularly fresh.

Review: The Five Year Engagement Feels Like Ten

Carole Mallory | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

I wanted to like this film. I like Jason Segel. And Emily Blunt. But the laughs are spotty and Segel tries sooooo hard. The Five Year Engagement is strained and uneven.

How The Friendship In 'Girls' Mirrors Female Friendship In Nature

The New York Times | Posted 04.24.2012 | Women

When first we meet Hannah, the wondrously mopey mid-20s heroine of HBO's new hit series "Girls," she seems to have more strikes against her than a bow...

Don't Shoot The Messenger: HBO's Girls Backlash

Jesse Levine | Posted 06.24.2012 | TV
Jesse Levine

Lena Dunham wrote, directed and stars in an indictment of her own spoiled self, and was her own target long before she was the target of this current blast of criticism. She's roasting herself, on HBO, and she's wearing granny panties.

'Girls' Episode 2, Recapped In Gchat

Posted 04.23.2012 | Women

Lori Fradkin: So, here we are again ... week two ... Margaret Wheeler Johnson: I thought this episode showed much more promise and ambition than the ...

'Girls' Recap: 99 Vagina Problems

Crystal Bell | Posted 06.22.2012 | TV
Crystal Bell

For those of you that didn't love the pilot -- or appreciate Lena Dunham's humor -- then I'm afraid that Episode 2 isn't going to make you fall in love with Hannah and her girls.

Robert De Niro & Judd Apatow Look Back On Success, Failure And Virginity

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

At the end of April, Universal Studios celebrates its 100th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the studio has a heavy presence at the eleventh annual...

In Defense of Girls

J-L Cauvin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy
J-L Cauvin

Girls is reflective of our culture, a culture we all seem to think we are better than or don't exist in.

Crystal Bell

Judd Apatow On 'Girls' Backlash: 'We Wanted It' | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

HBO's highly anticipated new show "Girls" may have been a hit with the critics, but not everyone loved Lena Dunham's brand of humor after the series p...

Crystal Bell

Jason Segel Jokes About Deleted Full-Frontal Scene: 'People Already Know What It Looks Like' | Crystal Bell | Posted 04.19.2012 | Entertainment

In 2007, Jason Segel starred in "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," and he not only showed the world that he could be a leading man, but he also famously sho...

Does 'Girls' Hit Too Close To Home?

Business Insider | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women

In the opening scene of HBO's new show "Girls," Hannah, a 23-year-old college grad living in New York City, flips out when her parents tell her she's ...

Guys React To 'Girls'

Slate | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women

David Haglund: So, Girls premiered tonight on HBO and instantly became the best show on TV. That's right: Like TV critic Emily Nussbaum, I’m "a gone...

"It's Different For Girls": A Loving Playlist For HBO's Girls

David Wild | Posted 06.15.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

In honor of my new favorite show, Girls on HBO -- brought to you by an extremely talented team including Lena Dunham, who is a girl, and Judd Apatow, who is not -- here is my loving, cross-gender playlist in support of Girls.

'Girls' Isn't The Voice Of Our Generation -- But That's OK

Good | Posted 04.13.2012 | Women

Lena Dunham's much-hyped new HBO show Girls, which follows four newly graduated young women as they navigate New York City-and the recession-in privil...

Watch 'Girls' & 'Veep' For Free!

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

If you're living the life of one of the characters on HBO's upcoming series "Girls" (premieres Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET), it's quite possible...

HBO's 'Girls' Could Be The Best New Show of 2012

Maureen Ryan | Posted 06.12.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

It's certainly been a long time since I was this beguiled by a set a characters, but Girls is one of those rare birds. It's a fresh and wonderfully realized show that feels like nothing else on TV.

Christopher Rosen

Judd Apatow On 'Girls,' His Daughter's Twitter Account & Lena Dunham | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.20.2012 | TV

Judd Apatow's involvement as an executive producer on "Girls" started with an email. After watching the 2010 indie film "Tiny Furniture," Apatow s...

Christopher Rosen

Lena Dunham On 'Girls,' 'Labia Saturation' & Inevitable Backlash | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

Even if you don't know who Lena Dunham is, you've heard of Lena Dunham. In the last few weeks, she has appeared on the cover of New York magazine, she...

'Girls' Premieres In NYC For 'The Most Uncomfortable Evening In Brian Williams’ Life'

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 04.05.2012 | Entertainment

The very first scene of "Girls," HBO's new comedy about the lives of four young women in New York City, is set in the kind of upscale restaurant that ...

WATCH: Chris Gethard's Surreal Judd Apatow Story

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.16.2012 | Comedy

At SXSW this year, Chris Gethard had one of the most surreal moments a comedian could dream of -- Judd Apatow told him that he bought his book and jok...

SXSW Comedy Recap: Day 4

Samantha Pitchel | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy
Samantha Pitchel

Tuesday was perhaps the best all-around night of comedy on the Esther's Follies stage this week, from a satisfyingly awkward episode of Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird podcast to a stellar set of improv from the UCB All Stars.