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'Girls' season 4: Look who's back together -- PHOTOS

Maybe Hannah and Adam aren’t consciously uncoupling after all.

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Allison Williams on why HBO's 'Girls' are still friends -- and what's in store for season 3's finale

When we first met Lena Dunham’s Girls, each one had a clear role to play: Hannah (Lena Dunham) was our neurotic protagonist. Shoshannah (Zosia Mamet) was the naive one. Jessa (Jemima Kirke) was the selfish free spirit. And Marnie — played with pretty, uptight perfection by Allison Williams — was the only member of the group who really seemed to have her life figured out.

That was then. Since its pilot, Girls has systematically stripped away everything that helped Marnie maintain her carefully constructed facade — her long-term boyfriend, her job, even her friendships with the other girls. But even though her character started out season 3 having truly hit rock bottom — before digging even deeper — Williams is convinced that things really are looking up for Marnie as the dramedy heads into its third finale. (Even the hate-sex she’s been having with Shosh’s ex-boyfriend Ray is a net positive!) Why? See her reasoning below — as well as her thoughts on embarrassing music videos, offscreen curveballs, and why these four are still friends, despite all evidence that they shouldn’t be.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I want to start out by asking point blank if you, personally, like Marnie.
ALLISON WILLIAMS:
[Laughs] I do! I would probably be friends with her — I’m sure she would drive me crazy, but I would employ a very straightforward method of communicating with her. I think she’s someone who benefits from that — I think she really is drawn to people who are somewhat direct, if not slightly mean to her. READ FULL STORY

Clara Mamet on her movie, having aliens for 'Neighbors' and her famous last name -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

You might recognize Clara Mamet from her ABC show The Neighbors, which is about keeping up with the Joneses—if the Joneses were aliens. (Much like Keeping Up with the Kardashiansexcept Neighbors is scripted.) Or you might recognize her because she looks quite a bit like her sister Zosia Mamet, who plays Shoshanna on Girls. (Yep, that makes her another daughter of David Mamet.)

But soon, you may recognize her from movies as well. Mamet just wrote, directed and starred in her first film, Two-Bit Waltz, an autobiographical jaunt that features William H. Macy (Fargo), Rebecca Pigeon (Red), and Jared Gilman (Moonrise Kingdom). We stopped to catch up with the 19-year-old to discuss her movie, what it’s like having aliens for neighbors, and whether we can expect to see a Mamet Sisters project anytime soon. We also got a sneak peek at tonight’s episode of The Neighbors; check below to watch.

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Lena Dunham will host 'Saturday Night Live'

Will Blerta return?

Lena Dunham will host Saturday Night Live March 8, NBC announced today. This will be the Girls creator/writer/star’s first time hosting the program. She’ll be joined by musical guest The National, also making their SNL debut.

After the news broke, Dunham tweeted, “Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can’t wait to debut my character “girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say”!”

SNL returns March 1 with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck.

Miss the 'Girls' premiere? Stream the first two episodes now -- VIDEO

If you missed the two-part season premiere of Girls on Sunday night because of the Golden Globes — or, you know, living your life — HBO wants to help you catch up before Sunday’s brand-new episode. The network has just made the first two episodes of season 3 available online for free.

The series premiere offers a look into where our favorite 20-something New Yorkers are now — Hannah is playing house with Adam and making headway on her e-book, Shoshanna is busy exploring her sexuality after dumping Ray, Jessa is in the middle of a stint in rehab in upstate New York, and Marnie is sleeping on her mom’s couch and commuting to Ray’s coffee shop via NJ transit on the daily.

Stream episode 1 (“Females Only”) and episode 2 (“Truth or Dare”) below:
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'Girls' producers go on 'rage spiral' defending nudity

Girls producers went on the defensive Thursday evening in response to a question during the show’s panel at the Television Critics Association press tour about the show’s nudity.

But that’s putting it mildly.

If you ask exec producer Judd Apatow, who addressed the incident after the panel, the wording of the reporter’s question itself, directed to creator and star Lena Dunham, was not only “offensive” but “sexist” and “misogynistic.” (For the record, here it is verbatim: “I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show — by [Dunham] in particularly. I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you go, ‘Nobody complains about all the nudity on Game of Thrones,’ but I get why they do it. They do it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often nude at random times for no reason.”) READ FULL STORY

'Girls' renewed for a fourth season

HBO has greenlit Girls for a fourth season.

The Lena Dunham-created series is scheduled to shoot in spring and will premiere in 2015.

The announcement was made at the top of the Girls‘ panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, where the first question — about Hannah’s nudity on the series — created a stir among producers.

New 'Girls' trailer: If there's no turkey bacon, Hannah will take regular bacon -- VIDEO

That sort of sums everything up, doesn’t it?

In this newest trailer for Girls season 3, Shoshanna marvels at how little her three older pals have accomplished in the four years since they graduated college. (Wait — we don’t count spending two days hooking up with Patrick Wilson as an accomplishment?)

If the clip is any indication, that all could change in the show’s upcoming episodes. Hannah, at least, seems like she’ll find some success during a meeting with a publisher. But elsewhere, things seem pretty business as usual; Marnie is telling someone standing offscreen that he can’t break up with her. Jessa is looking moody and pseudo-European. Hannah is doing spit takes and dancing around and incessantly talking about food. (It’s like she knows what the haters are saying!) At least they still seem to be having a little more fun than they did last season.

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Presenting a teaser for the 'Girls' season 3 teaser -- VIDEO

Sorry, everybody — we’ve officially entered a world where teasers of teasers of trailers for actual works of entertainment are a thing. But hey, at least this one has a shot of Adam Driver shirtless.

Last night, Lena Dunham took to Instagram to post a shortened version of the teaser for Girls season 3. (The full-length preview of a preview debuts Sunday.) Though the whole thing is only 15 seconds long, it contains pretty much everything you’d expect from a full episode of Girls — namely, Hannah being self-absorbed, Marnie looking gorgeous but also like an asshole, Shoshanna making us wish she had more screen time, Jessa barely doing anything, catchy music, and, of course, nudity.

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The 'Girls' are back in town: HBO sets January premiere

Your next Girls fix is within reach, and it’s not on Saturday Night Live this time. HBO is debuting a new Sunday night lineup in January, including network favorite Girls and two new series.

True Detective, the hour-long drama starring Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, and Michelle Monaghan, is set to make its series debut Sunday, Jan. 12, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Girls will return for its third season immediately following True Detective, with two back-to-back episodes premiering at 10 p.m ET/PT.

Following Girls, HBO announced the premiere of another new series a week later, Looking, debuting Sunday, Jan. 19 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Looking follows three friends — Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, and Murray Bartlett — who “explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.”

Check out the first 'Girls' teaser trailer

Having a summer full of cutesie Instagram shots at the beach and around town?

So are Hannah Horvath and Co. Girls has just released the first teaser trailer of sorts for the third season of the comedy: a series of on-set production stills. The big takeaway? Elijah (Andrew Rannells) is definitely back, as is Jessa; Shoshanna is still doing crazy stuff with her hair, you probably still covet every dress Marnie owns, and Adam is…smiling? Twist!

The third season won’t premiere until some time in 2014, but you can next see the gang at the Emmys in September. The show was nominated for Best Comedy Series; Adam Driver and Lena Dunham were also nominated for their performances.

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Emmy Watch: Adam Driver isn't worried about what Twitter thinks of his 'Girls' character

Between now and June 28, the deadline for Emmy voters to submit nomination ballots, EW.com will feature interviews with some of the actors and actresses whose names we hope to hear when nominations are announced on July 18.

Even if you’ve never seen Girls, you’ve probably heard about Adam Driver — or, at least, something his character, also named Adam, did on the show. Alongside Lena Dunham, Driver was responsible for the buzzy moments that kept people watching, talking and tweeting throughout the HBO comedy’s dark second season. Fans’ thoughts about Adam can (and did) change moment to moment, and nowhere was that more on display than in the second episode of this past season, “I Get Ideas,” when Adam wrote and sang an intense breakup song to Hannah, texted her and then showed up at her apartment for a declaration of love, maybe committed some “space rape” and was subsequently arrested after an ill-timed 911 call.

“There are so many twists and turns that he does all throughout the season but also scene to scene,” Driver explained on the phone with EW. In addition to a feelings explosion in Hannah’s kitchen, this season also showed his character in AA and as a participant in one very unforgettable sex scene. Watch Dunham talk through Hannah and Adam’s powerful episode 2 fight below (which she directed), and then read on for Driver’s recollections about what it takes to play the guy people just can’t help but cheer for (sometimes).
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'Family Guy' takes on 'Girls' in Emmy ad

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The envelope-pushing, please: In what has become an annual tradition, Family Guy has gone to great/outrageous lengths to grab the attention of Emmy voters. Last year, the animated show’s for-your-consideration ad took a shot at the Academy’s “bloated, overprivileged Brentwood Jews,” and a few years before that, it tried the heartstring-pulling “Vote for us or you’re racist” approach with a Precious parody.

This year, the Academy itself is not in Family Guy‘s comedy crosshairs, but Girls is. Peter & Co. spoof the HBO comedy’s iconic four-women-crowded-onto-a-sofa poster and top it off with a family-unfriendly tagline, which is a naughty nod to Adam Driver’s controversial sex scene.
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