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Remember when Heath Ledger dated Heather Graham? Lena Dunham does, thanks to the Old Loves Tumblr -- VIDEO

During an hour-plus interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Lena Dunham covered a range of topics — from Jezebel’s “messed up” offer to pay thousands of dollars for her un-retouched Vogue photos to the creepy undertones of the movie Beautiful Girls.

But our favorite topic was the Girls creator’s Tumblr obsession: Old Loves. The name invokes images of elderly lovebirds, but it’s actually an exhaustive catalog of celebrity couples who are no longer together. Some exes are very memorable (we all know that Notebook co-stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were also a real-life couple), but some are positively shocking (see photo above: Heath Ledger and Heather Graham dated?!?).

One day, when Dunham was browsing Old Loves, she even came across a familiar face: her current boyfriend, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, and his high school girlfriend…SCARLETT JOHANSSON. Thankfully, Dunham was the picture of confidence, barely flinching as she discussed sharing a romantic interest with Black Widow. Check out the whole interview below (it’s definitely worth it just to hear these well-matched pop culture addicts trading trivia): READ FULL STORY

Nate Silver and Bill Simmons to headline inaugural SXSW sports event

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SXSW began in 1987 as a music festival, and in 1994, it expanded to become one of film’s great showcases. Now the Austin event is growing again. Beginning in March 2014, SXSW will include SXSports, a slate of film screenings and panel discussions that will revolve around the world of sports and sports media. Grantland’s Bill Simmons and 538’s Nate Silver, two of ESPN’s most visible and influential voices, will meet to discuss Media & The Personal Brand for one of the new program’s highest-profile events.

“The world of sports truly hits the sweet spot of SXSW, the vital intersection of entertainment and technology, and we intend to approach it with the same forward-thinking and culturally relevant perspective we shine on all of our events,” said Rebecca Feferman, Head of Film Media Relations & Programmer, in a statement. “We can’t wait to connect the sports world with our passionate audience of early adopters, culture nuts, digital creatives, and so much more.”

SXSW begins on March 7, 2014 and lasts for 10 days. SXSports will run March 7-9.

Click below for a lineup of just-announced events. More will be announced in November. READ FULL STORY

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