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  • Beastie Boys settle lawsuit with GoldieBlox over song parody

    Yet another reason to love the Beastie Boys: Those guys know how to settle a lawsuit. The band settled for an undisclosed amount with GoldieBlox over the toy company’s video ad that featured a parody of their hit song “Girls.” “That settlement includes (a) the issuance of an apology by GoldieBlox, which will be posted on… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics

    Riverdale, get ready for a hipster invasion! “Girls” creator Lena Dunham is going to write a four-part story for Archie Comics. According to a press release, the story, to be published in 2015, will be about what happens when the eponymous redhead and his gang encounter a reality show filming in their town. “I was… More ▸

  • Update: GoldieBlox pulls Beastie Boys song from viral video

    The toy company GoldieBlox has pulled the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls” from an insanely popular video advertising their pink- and purple-hued take on Tinker Toys. In the first incarnation of the video, ridiculously adorable female children build a Rube Goldberg-esque contraption to the tune of a non-misogynistic version of “Girls” (think lyrics about girls doing… More ▸

  • Beastie Boys song used without permission in ‘Princess Machine’ video

    The Internet was kvelling like crazy last week over the viral video from toy company Goldieblox, in which empowered cuties eschew princess merchandise for a Rube Goldberg-like “Princess Machine.” And when we say viral, we mean viral — it has been viewed over 8 million times. It seems a couple well-known boys are unhappy with… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham talks Christmas traditions

    This just in: Lena Dunham, the wunderkind whom certain Jewish entertainment blogs love to claim as their own, totally celebrates Christmas. In an email made public in the latest installment of Miranda July’s “We Think Alone” project, the Jewish star and creator of “Girls” writes about her (Jewish) boyfriend Jack Antonoff whom she feels “unbelievably… More ▸

  • Lena Dunham announces ‘Girls’ premiere on Instagram

    Good news “Girls” fans! The show’s return date has been announced, and it’s January 12. “Girls” creator/star/promoter/mascot Lena Dunham virtually spread the word about season three yesterday, via an adorable Instagram selfie. So mark your calenders. Or scrawl on a mirror with lipstick.  Or you could tattoo it somewhere on your body. Whatever — the point… More ▸

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Check out Fey’s “Girls” mock promo, in which we are introduced to the newest member of the hipster crew: Blerta from Albania. If you think it’s funny,… More ▸