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Allison Williams Says Fiancé's Proposal Was a 'Complete Surprise'

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Allison Williams Tells Seth Meyers Her Fiancé's Proposal Was a 'Complete Surprise'

Originally posted 03/05/2014 09:40AM

When it came to her engagement last month, Allison Williams says her fiancé, Ricky Van Veen, totally pulled off the grand move without a hitch.

"I was completely surprised, and the funniest thing about that is that I consider myself someone impossible to surprise and yet I am constantly," the Girls star, 25, told Late Night host and good friend Seth Meyers as she showed off her huge and sparkling engagement ring.

"I'm obsessed with it. I stare at it a lot," a giddy Williams, who has said she dreams of becoming a mom, shared of the rock. "We're thrilled."

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Allison Williams Is Engaged | Allison Williams

Allison Williams Engaged to Ricky Van Veen

Originally posted 02/26/2014 06:30PM

Allison Williams may play a struggling single on TV, but in real life she couldn't be more in love: She's engaged!

The 25-year-old Girls star is set to wed her boyfriend of three years, Ricky Van Veen, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

The daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams met the College Humor co-founder, 33, through mutual friends and told Glamour earlier this month that she would "walk away from" her career in order to have kids.

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Lena Dunham Set to Make Debut as SNL Host

Lena Dunham to Host Saturday Night Live for the First Time

Originally posted 02/25/2014 01:00PM

She's a New York native – and she's about to make her "live from New York" debut.

Lena Dunham will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on March 8, Variety reports.

"Thank you for the SNL love," Dunham Tweeted Tuesday. "Can't wait to debut my character 'girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say!' "

No word yet on whether Dunham, 27, will lampoon Girls on the long-running sketch-comedy program. But if she does, it wouldn't be the first time SNL has poked fun at Dunham's hit HBO show, which follows the lives of four young New York women trying to find their place in the world.

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Lena Dunham Reveals She Was Once Fired By HBO | Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham Reveals She Was Once Fired By HBO

Originally posted 02/21/2014 05:30PM

When it comes to getting second chances, Lena Dunham lucked out big time.

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Filed Under: HBO, Girls, TV News, Lena Dunham
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Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear and Read This Week | Dakota Johnson, Kevin Spacey, Miley Cyrus

Critics' Corner: 12 Things to See, Hear and Read This Week

Originally posted 02/14/2014 12:00PM

Our critics name their top entertainment picks for this week, from Miley's Bangerz Tour to Game of Thrones on DVD

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Allison Williams Would 'Walk Away From' Her Career for Kids | Allison Williams

Allison Williams Would 'Walk Away From' Her Career for Kids

Originally posted 02/09/2014 04:00PM

Allison Williams is about separating her business and personal life.

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Filed Under: Girls, Allison Williams
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Shiri Appleby: My Baby Girl Loves Curry – and Root Beer!

Shiri Appleby: My Baby Girl Loves Curry – and Root Beer!

Originally posted 02/05/2014 04:50PM

The actress tells PEOPLE her 10-month-old daughter is already a foodie like her father

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Filed Under: Girls, Shiri Appleby
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Lena Dunham Helps Man Sell His Couch on Craigslist

Lena Dunham Helps Man Sell His Couch on Craigslist

Originally posted 01/22/2014 12:45PM

Mickey Dwyer needed to sell a couch on Craigslist. And he needed an angle. So he decided that his couch, "just a very real and relatable couch," was "the Lena Dunham of couches."

Then Dunham decided to help him sell it.

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Filed Under: Girls, Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham: Women Have Been Led Astray By TV's Depictions of Sexuality

Lena Dunham Is Vogue's Latest Covergirl

Originally posted 01/15/2014 12:00PM

Days after attending the Golden Globes in a bright citron gown, Lena Dunham has achieved the ultimate fashion high: gracing the cover of Vogue.

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Filed Under: HBO, Girls, Lena Dunham
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Critic: Girls Is Back and in 'Excellent Shape' | Girls, Lena Dunham

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Girls Returns with Season 3 in 'Excellent Shape,' Says PEOPLE's TV Critic

Originally posted 01/13/2014 04:00PM

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It's not clear whether HBO's Girls will ever achieve the perfection of its first season: You can't expect lightning to hit the same spot twice, whether in nature or the hipster hothouse of Brooklyn, N.Y. But Lena Dunham's contemporary comedy of manners – following the lives of four young women in a world of sex, ambition and artisanal coffee – returned Sunday night in excellent shape.

This was just a few days after a viral controversy erupted: A critic at the Television Critics Association's conference asked if Dunham really needed to be nude so often on the show. This in turn was interpreted as asking why someone with a body like Dunham's needed to be nude so often. It could be interpreted as implying the further question of why someone with a body like Dunham's should be naked instead of someone with a body like costar Allison Williams's.

If this is a concern for you, the question will not be resolved. Dunham, as writer, complainer and joke-dispenser Hannah Horvath, still likes to peel off her clothes, at least judging from the first six episodes of the new season.

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