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    Emmy Awards: Lena Dunham Wins the Red Carpet

    Eventually every brunette actress in Hollywood will go blonde, and "Girls" writer-director-star Lena Dunham is no exception. The new blonde totally scored on the Emmy red carpet Monday in a girlish pink ruffled gown by designer Giambattista Valli.

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    Watch: First Teaser For 'Girls' Season 4

    Cameras are now rolling on the fourth season of "Girls," and as per usual, plot details are being kept under a Christopher Nolan-esque blanket of secrecy. We do know that folks like Spike Jonze, Maude Apatow and Natasha Lyonne have booked guest stints, but that's about it. Well, this first teaser fo...

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    Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Norman Lear Win 2014 PEN Literary Awards

    Winners of the upcoming PEN Literary Awards include Judd Apatow, Lena Dunham and Ben Coccio for teleplay and screenplay awards, as well as authors like Gretel Ehrlich, Octavio Solis, Lindsay Hill and Craig Malisow, among others.

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    Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate Behavior' Finds Distribution

    Gravitas Ventures will release the (very funny) Sundance comedy early next year.

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    25 Years After 'Seinfeld,' Where Are All the Elaines?

    For a show about nothing, "Seinfeld" had a lot to say about empowering women. Unfortunately, in the decades since, other shows haven't quite risen to the challenge.

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    Casting: Spike Jonze To Guest On 'Girls,' Emily Ratajkowski Joins Zac Efron In ‘We Are Your Friends’ & More

    While rightly celebrated for his films, Spike Jonze is also an ace actor, who excels and showing up in small roles and knocking them out of the park. His turn as a penny stock mover and shaker in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf Of Wall Street" was memorable stuff, as was his brief appearance in Bennett ...

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    Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

    These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier propo...

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    Casting: Maude Apatow Joins 'Girls,' Uma Thurman Cooks Up 'Adam Jones' With Bradley Cooper & More

    Let's take a break from festivals and comic book news for a (brief) moment and pivot toward some casting that's going on. Uma Thurman is the latest to join the massive ensemble — Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lily James, Jamie Dornan and Alicia Vikan...

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    Lena Dunham's "Not That Kind of Tour" Attracts Big Talent

    Fasten your seat belts. Lena Dunham’s first book is just two-and-a-half months away. Before and after the release of her essay collection, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's ‘Learned,’” the writer-director-actress will take a cross-country promo tour. But she's making it more...

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    From 'Broad City' to 'Game of Thrones,' an Emmy Nominations Wish List

    When the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences doles out Emmy nominations each summer, I often wake to the announcement like a naughty kid on Christmas Day: staring down a lump of coal. In that spirit, here's a wish list of gifts I hope to find under Emmy's tree Thursday morning in the major categ...

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