Did anyone watch the YouTube Awards last night? They weren’t all that widely promoted online (I don’t think so, anyway) and I wouldn’t have even known they were on if it weren’t for people talking about what a hot mess they were on Twitter. And indeed, they were DEFINITELY a hot mess. While some big stars did take part in the event, it all seemed off-kilter and not quite right. Plus, you know an event is fucking bizarre when Lady GaGa is the most normal thing about it.
Some prizes were given out, of course (it is an awards show, after all); Eminem took Artist of the Year (HOW?), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were named the YouTube Breakthroughs and Taylor Swift grabbed the YouTube Phenomenon award for ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’. All in all, it was pretty underwhelming and totally unnecessary. Plus, a large part of it was scripted by Lena Dunham, who makes me want to jump from the roof of a very tall building and also explains a lot of why it was such a bizarre night.
Check out some red carpet photos from the YouTube Awards arrivals below. Did you watch the stream? Is it just another bullshit ceremony? (Yes.)
November 4, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
2013 Emmy Awards have come and gone and a few people cared. This post is for you. Let’s take a look at the best, worst, and WTF of 2013 Emmy fashion. I know Lena Dunham’s outfit is bound to get a few people talking.
September 23, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
IN A BOLD AND SHOCKING MOVE, LENA DUNHAM DID A COVER FOR MARIE CLAIRE UK – WHILE LOOKING PRETTY!! IS THE WORLD READY FOR THIS? ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO BE OKAY? THIS WILL SURELY DEVASTATE HATERS EVERYWHERE. IT’S LIKE SHE DIDN’T EVEN THINK OF THEM WHEN SHE DECIDED TO WEAR EYE MAKEUP!
Hopefully my sarcasm was made clear by that cavalcade of caps lock. Lena Dunham was Marie Claire UK‘s cover girl and she looks very pretty. How daring!!!
Of COURSE the article wastes no time talking about Lena’s body and her “killer confidence.” How sad is it that a woman without the desire to have a flat stomach = “killer body confidence”? Goddamn it, when is society going to let us rock a little belly? I’M WAITING. Here’s some exclusive body-loving quotes from the interview via Hollywood Life:
My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful. But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known – and still know – that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.
[...] This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it’s funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I’d be like: ‘I’m just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me.’ And of course that changes as you get older, but I may have held on to that little-kid feeling that was me alone in my bathroom.
I get exactly what she’s saying, and she’s right, it will easily be taken out of context because she has insane haters.
Photos from the magazine shoot are below. I think she looks really pretty but she needs to shut her damn mouth. This isn’t some weird way of me telling her she needs to shut up, I’m saying, she actually needs to keep her mouth closed for at least one photo.
August 30, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Time once again for television, film’s ugly little sister, to get its dues! Here are the nominees for the millionth Emmy Awards. Or, at least the interesting noms. The rest can be found at USA Today. Who do YOU think is going to win? Who are you SURE is going to lose?
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey, PBS
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom, HBO
Jon Hamm, Mad Men, AMC
Damian Lewis, Homeland, Showtime
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards, Netflix
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Connie Britton, Nashville, ABC
Claire Danes, Homeland, Showtime (hope she wins so she doesn’t have to do interior decorating)
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey, PBS
Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel, A&E
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, AMC (winner, maybe?)
Kerry Washington, Scandal, ABC (winner, more certain)
Robin Wright, House of Cards, Netflix
The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Louie, FX (maybe?)
Modern Family, ABC
30 Rock, NBC (definitely)
LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t know and I don’t care)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix
Louis C.K., Louie, FX
Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC
LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO (hope it’s her)
Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC (will be her)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Adam Driver, Girls, HBO
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family, ABC
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family, ABC
Ty Burrell, Modern Family, ABC
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Tony Hale, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: (I don’t care)
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
Jane Lynch, Glee, Fox
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family, ABC
Julie Bowen, Modern Family, ABC
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie, Showtime
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock, NBC
Anna Chlumsky, Veep, HBO
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad, AMC
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey, PBS
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, HBO
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland, Showtime
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad, AMC (my guess for winner)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey, PBS
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones, HBO
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, CBS
Morena Baccarin, Homeland, Showtime
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men, AMC
July 19, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lena Dunham And Kirsten Dunst are are two of the celebrities who bravely participated in Miranda July’s latest project: sharing celebrities’ personal emails about finances. Dunham reveals that she was looking to purchase a couch from Sweden, but backed out. From Eonline:
The email, dated April 2, 2013, shows her assistant explaining the cost of the Josef Frank-designed Liljevalch Sofa.
“The price to make the Liljevalch Sofa is $14,878.93 plus the fabric which is $283.56 per meter and we would need 20 meters of fabric. So the entire cost of the couch would be $20,554.39,’ the email explained.
“Shipping the sofa: It will take between 16 and 20 weeks to make and ship the sofa to us (from Sweden and will cost $3,080.85, plus $400.00 in customs charges. whenever you pick the fabric I can order for you! :) xox”
Dunham responded: “decided it’s just too expensive:)”
Good, because I was getting so ready to hate her for buying a $20k couch. Kirsten Dunst, America’s Edgiest Sweetheart, shared some boring ass email about her car:
My friend Jessica is buying my car for 7,000 I gave her your info for payments. She’s going to pay 2,000 up front and then pay the rest as fast as she can. Don’t know the paper work involved, but Warren mentioned he had something. Thanks, Kirsten.
So what exactly is this for? Writer and film director Miranda July is doing an art project titled “We Think Alone.”
July’s goal for the project was to give the public a glimpse inside the lives of some of Hollywood’s biggest names by releasing their private emails. July said, “how they comport themselves in email is so intimate, almost obscene — a glimpse of them from their own point of view.”
Okay but I wish they shared the emails we really want to see, the ones that aren’t so humble.
July 3, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Lena Dunham is one of those figures (and no pun intended, I’m not talking about her body though lord knows that gets talked about more than her body of work) that really divides people into hate and love. Some start hating and then start loving. Some loved from the beginning. And some just really hate. Some hate so much that they hope she gets cancer. From her twitter:
(It reads “Just an FYI to conservative dudes tweeting hate at me: ‘I hope you get breast cancer’ is way more offensive than anything I’ve ever written.”)
I hope you and your worthless retarded father get cancer and join your stupid [dead] mom. Rot in hell, you whore.
Yeah, breast cancer is just hilarious.
Here are some photos of Ms. Dunham out and about. I don’t know if she’s on set for Girls or if these are just candid shots.