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Zosia Mamet

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


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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Bye, Brooklyn! Hello, Hollywood! Girls Stars Go Glam at Globes

Bye, Brooklyn! Hello, Hollywood! Girls Stars Go Glam at Globes

Originally posted 01/13/2014 12:30PM

See what the cast of the hit HBO show wore on the red carpet


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Jared Leto's Messy Golden Globe Man Bun Gets a Celebrity Makeover

Jared Leto's Messy Golden Globe Man Bun Gets a Celebrity Makeover

Originally posted 01/12/2014 10:00PM

Jared Leto arrived at the Golden Globes rocking a suit and a classic ladies' hairstyle: the messy bun.

A common post-workout look, the messy bun is rarely found at formal affairs. Obviously, the Dallas Buyers Club actor – who won for best supporting actor – is willing to take risks with his long locks, and the Globes is an ideal place to pick up hairstyling tips from the hottest stars.

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Zosia Mamet Gets a Chic New Bob for the Golden Globes

Zosia Mamet Gets a Chic New Bob for the Golden Globes

Originally posted 01/12/2014 07:45PM

The Girls star trades her long waves for a modern new do


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Girls Season 3 Poster Revealed: 'Happily Whatever After'


Girls Season 3 Poster Revealed: 'Happily Whatever After'

Originally posted 11/30/2013 02:00PM

Well, that looks like it was one hell of a party.

The season 3 poster for HBO's hit Girls shows Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her friends at the end of what looks to have been a big night – with beer bottles and pizza boxes strewn on the floor.

The tagline is "Happily Whatever After," but a look at the new season hints that maybe the girls are finally getting it together – or not.

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Watch Lena Dunham Dance, Cry and Get Her Head Stuck in Girls Season 3 Trailer


Girls Season 3 Trailer Released

Originally posted 11/22/2013 03:30PM

The Girls are back in town. Well, actually, they seem to be out of town quite a bit.

The season 3 trailer of the HBO hit show is out (watch below) and it opens with Hannah – played by writer, producer and star Lena Dunham – complaining to her on-again boyfriend Adam about a roadside hike through the country.

"It's really liberating," she says as she sits down on the ground, "to say no to s––– you hate."

Set to "Ways to Go" by Grouplove, the preview of the new season, which returns Jan. 12 with back-to-back episodes, shows Hannah, her best friends and the men in their lives doing what they do best: struggling to grow up and live the good life in New York City. But they seem to be having some fun along the way – including a lot of awkward dancing and a trip to the beach in Greenport, N.Y.

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PHOTO: Girls Stars Get Out of Town in First Photo of Season 3

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Girls Stars Leave N.Y.C. in First Look Photo of Season 3

Originally posted 06/20/2013 06:30PM

You go, Girls!

Fans of HBO's hit series Girls are getting a first look at the anticipated third season with an official photo of the 20-something pals – and they're getting out of N.Y.C.

Stars (from left) Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham and Allison Williams got some sunshine by the water as they shoot a scene for a road-trip episode in Greenport, N.Y., on Tuesday.

"They go to a beach house for the weekend," executive producer Ilene Landress told Hamptons.com.

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Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C. | Al Pacino

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/09/2012 12:45PM

It was an A-list party for the A-listers!

On Sunday night, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies celebrated their new film Stand Up Guys at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel.

"Al Pacino chatted with Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and director Fisher Stevens as they sipped on cocktails," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

It was a star-studded affair as Ben Stiller, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillion, Jeremy Piven, Mariska Hargitay, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Cumming, Girls' Zosia Mamet and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale were all also in attendance.

After the screening at the Museum of Modern Art ended, guests enjoyed Appleton Estate cocktails, small bites of lobster claw, salmon tartar, mushroom crostinis and shrimp cocktails.
– Melody Chiu

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Zosia Mamet, of HBO's Girls, Shares Her Summer Reading List

Zosia Mamet, of HBO's Girls, Shares Her Summer Reading List

Originally posted 09/01/2012 03:00PM

On HBO's breakout hit Girls, Zosia Mamet's character Shoshanna was more likely to read a self-help book – and then talk incessantly about it – or take a trendy exercise class than sit down with a great American novel.

But that's not the case in real life for the actress, 24, who tells PEOPLE she and her bubbly, trend-obsessed character "are just literally the opposite human being."

Mamet, the daughter of director and playwright David Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse, is currently filming season 2 of the Emmy-nominated comedy in New York – the show is slated to return to HBO in January – but that hasn't interfered too much with her reading habits.

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