New GIRLS intern Malia Obama was on set in Williamsburg

photo via @PageSix

photo via @PageSix

According to the Daily Mail, Williamsburg’s newest intern is none other than Malia Obama:

Malia was spotted on the set of Girls on Thursday and reportedly has landed a summer internship with Lena Dunham’s critically-acclaimed HBO show, TMZ revealed.

The soon-to-be 17-year-old, whose birthday is on Saturday, was seen at the Aurora Ristorante in Brooklyn

Hey good for you Malia for somehow scoring that internship and good for Aurora for getting more press than they probably ever could have paid for. Let’s just hope Lena Dunham doesn’t bring the Secret Service into any of our favorite dive bars. See more pics at The Daily Mail.


Girl bus tour may be coming to Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bushwick


This is just what Brooklyn needs! More tourists. Ugh. They should just shuttle them off to Brooklyn Heights:

The circuit would focus on everything from Greenpoint’s coffee outpost Café Grumpy, where Lena Dunham’s character Hannah Horvath once slung lattes, to a Bushwick warehouse where Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) accidentally smokes crack.

But don’t expect a glitzy romp through the West Village to Sex and the City staple Magnolia Bakery, or past the Condé Nast building where Carrie Bradshaw once penned articles for Vogue, on a “Girls” tour — much of the hit show takes place far away from the bright lights of the big city. [Read more…]

Lena Dunham posted her super-retro book cover for “Not That Kind of Girl”


Ms Dunham sent it out on Instagram yesterday and, well, we love it. Hopefully it will be better than the current season of Girls, which frankly is boring the hell out of us. (We’re enjoying the much funnier Broad City!) Random House will publish Not That Kind of Girl on October 7 and it better be good. They spent 3.5 million on the thing. You can almost buy a house in Greenpoint with that kind of advance.

Shoshanna bought a pink million dollar home in Bushwick (pics)


Hello Bushwick. You have a new neighbor:

The 25-year-old brunette, who plays Shoshanna Shapiro, has moved in with her boyfriend, actor Evan Jonigkeit and the couple are busy currently renovating the three-storey house, which they bought for $1.037million in November….
The house is rather sparse and was split into three apartments before Zosia and Evan snapped it up.

And it is a far cry from the Soho studio where Shoshanna lives in Girls – which is done up as an ode to Sex and the City.

Check out some pics below: [Read more…]

Yes, Vogue did a Girls guide to Greenpoint

lena-dunham-vogue-cover-photoshop-ctrHere are some highlights:

Go to Ramona when “your college boyfriend announces he’s gay”

Café Grumpy is “where you can peck away at your literary masterpiece on your MacBook Pro while hoping to meet a hot divorced doctor with a brownstone.”

Peter Pan donuts “when you realize you’ve married a jerk or to eat on a mind-numbingly long road trip”

Paulie Gees when “you have divorce-settlement money to burn” [Read more…]

SNL’s latest cast member, Sasheer Zamata, gives a Girls tour of Greenpoint

Via Gothamist:

A couple of weeks ago SNL announced they had cast Sasheer Zamata as their first black female cast member in quite some time. Too long a time, really. She made her debut this past Saturday, but if you didn’t get enough of her on your screen, this below video will serve a more solid introduction if you aren’t already familiar with the UCB alum. Here she is playing Madison, a girl giving tours of “the revolutionary show Girls.”

SNL did a funny Girls spoof

Girls Season 3 Teaser


This teaser doesn’t reveal much about plot lines — lots of beach shots, hopefully its not morphing into The O.C. — but we’re excited nonetheless: [Read more…]