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Can't get ladies to watch your basketball games? Easy, just give 'em a 'Girls' DVD

The Minnesota Timberwolves’ marketing team thinks they’ve totally figured out the female basketball fan demographic. And who better to represent all female fandom than Lena Dunham?

To get more women in the stands, they’re offering a “Ladies Night Out” ticket promo which includes a spa discount, a beverage, and … a DVD of Girls Season 1, according to Bleacher Report. Should we be insulted or encouraged that the Minnesota Timberwolves think they’re appealing to (or pigeonholing) women’s TV tastes with a specific female foursome show conveniently called “Girls”? Not to mention the interesting detail of only offering  season 1. Were they scarred by season 2’s naked ping-pong too? BR surmised that perhaps the team is merely trying to unload extra inventory, as the Minnesota Timberwolves promoted the same deal last year.

Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first season of Girls, Lena Dunhams’ quirky-edgy writing, but there’s something about the promotion that reeks of a failure to understand female sports fans. Here’s a better way to get more female fans in the stands for the middling Midwestern team — convince Wally Szczerbiak to come out of retirement, Kevin Garnett to come back, or just let female fans purchase a ticket because they are fans, and not some stereotyped female consumer.

The official promotion (with purchase of an $18 ticket) includes:

“Free beer, wine, or soda,”  a “DVD copy of season one of the hit HBO series Girls,” and “get $25 off any $100 service with your Wolves game night ticket at any LifeSpa.”

What say you, PopWatchers? Is a DVD of the HBO show featuring Lena Dunham’s anatomy enough to get you to cheer on the Timberwolves or is it a total turn-off? What do you think of sports teams’ attempts to increase female patronage?

'Girls' star Allison Williams spills all of Pete Holmes' most embarrassing secrets -- VIDEO

Have you been watching The Pete Holmes Show, a new Conan O’Brien-produced program on TBS? It’s part talk show, part sketch show, and all charming — thanks mostly to Pete Holmes himself, a veteran standup who’s probably best known outside of comedy circles for voicing the E-Trade baby in a series of popular commercials. (So yeah, Lindsay Lohan isn’t his biggest fan.)

But Holmes is more than a simple comedian. As the host revealed during his show’s second episode Tuesday night, he’s also a “gal kinda fella” — a.k.a. a dude who’s perfectly comfortable sitting on a couch in his PJs and eating fro-yo while Allison Williams of Girls fame spills all of his deepest, darkest secrets, including when he lost his virginity and why he and his ex-wife got divorced. (Spoiler alert: She was cheating on him with some dude named Rocko.) Also, they spend some time speaking in exaggerated Bahston accents, just ’cause.

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Lena Dunham and Mindy Kaling watched the 'SNL' 'Girls' parody together

Hollywood’s most exclusive Saturday Night Live viewing party? That’d be Mindy Kaling’s — an event so swank that its guest list was limited to exactly one member.
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EWwys voting is on! Races are close -- like 10 votes close

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Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure.  Vote now!
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'Girls' of summer: Marnie daintily fights for her life in a shocking Argentine tango twist! -- NOT REAL

I can’t get over how much So You Think You Can Dance contestant Hayley Erbert resembled a super sequin-y Allison Williams last night. Anyone else? Bueller? Brian? Oh well. READ FULL STORY

Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Your apartment is too big

Plenty of things are unrealistic about television: No iconic moment in my life has ever been accompanied by Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Can Happen,” despite how much I wish it were. But the perpetual tiny-but-annoying quirk that most shows are guilty of is the unemployed twentysomething with a fabulous apartment. I’m onto you, Girls: No matter how much junk you throw around in Marnie and Hannah’s onetime-shared living space, it doesn’t hide the fact that they’ve got a ton of room. I live in New York City; I know you’re lying to me.

This isn’t anything new, of course. The go-to example is usually Carrie Bradshaw and her ridiculous Manhattan apartment with its gorgeous walk-in closet full on Manolos when her only source of explained income was a weekly newspaper column. But while everyone loves some good 1998 nostalgia (the Friends’ West Village apartments are another egregious example), the trend of the unbelievably large home isn’t fading away. READ FULL STORY

Patrick Wilson calls 'Girls' backlash 'awful' and 'ridiculous' -- VIDEO

It has been five months, six days, and around 19 hours since HBO aired “One Man’s Trash,” a.k.a. “that episode of Girls where Patrick Wilson and Lena Dunham have all the sex” — yet somehow, we’re still talking about it.

To be more accurate: Patrick Wilson himself discussed the episode on Chelsea Lately last night, saying that he found all the chatter about “One Man’s Trash” — specifically, the chorus of people incensed by the idea that someone who looks like Wilson would hook up with someone who looks like Dunham — both “awful” and “ridiculous.”

After joking that he and the Girls multihyphenate had had “actual sex” on camera, Wilson got down to business: “It’s one thing for someone to talk about, ‘I would never believe a character like yours would do that,'” he told Handler. “But all of a sudden, people were tweeting, ‘Patrick Wilson would never have sex with this kind of woman.’ I mean, it was brutal.”
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Lena Dunham and pals 'Can't Stop' making fun of Miley Cyrus -- VIDEO

Lena Dunham is young but prolific. In her 27 years, she’s already written, directed, and starred in two feature films, a pair of web series, and the Golden Globe-winning HBO “comedy” Girls; she’s also working on a $3.7 million book for Random House.

But though she’s one of Hollywood’s busiest bees, Dunham somehow found time over the weekend to write, direct, edit, and star in another high-profile project: a 15-second parody of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” music video, co-starring her old pal (and fellow Girls castmate) Jemima Kirke.

Don’t expect big things; the brief video, which Dunham calls her “first (and last!?)” foray into Instagram filmmaking, can’t hold a candle to more sustained parodies like Taran Killam’s masterful re-creation of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” video. It does, however, feature Dunham paddling Kirke’s British bum with a wooden spoon. Who among us hasn’t wanted to do the same thing to Jessa at some point?
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Lena Dunham doesn't get why that one 'Girls' episode made you so mad

Girls is one of those series that seems designed to provoke conversation — about whether its characters are flawed-yet-sympathetic or just deplorable, about the way it treats (or ignores) race, about whether it can even be considered a comedy anymore.

But no single episode of the show’s second season spurred more discussion than “One Man’s Trash,” a dreamy diversion that ditched most of the ensemble to focus on Hannah (series creator/writer Lena Dunham) and her surprise, two-day-long tryst with a handsome, older doctor played by Patrick Wilson. EW’s recapper Lindsey Bahr called the half-hour “the most beautiful episode of Girls that I’ve ever seen and also the most infuriating”; scads of viewers agreed, griping that a man like Wilson would never be attracted to a woman like Dunham and that the whole story played more like self-indulgent wish fulfillment than compelling TV.

Dunham herself, though, just doesn’t understand where her critics are coming from.
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Five ways 'Girls' can get rid of Charlie

Writing a character off of a popular TV show is always awkward, especially when that character was part of a major storyline development in a show’s most recent finale. Such is the case with Girls and Charlie, played by Christopher Abbott, who will not be returning for the third season of the award-winning dramedy.

With season three already in production, Abbott’s departure seems especially abrupt. It was only a few weeks ago, after all, in the show’s second season finale, that Marnie (Allison Williams) and newly rich Charlie officially declared their on-and-off union very much back on. There was even talk of babies and settling down before a big, sweeping montage of the two walking off arm-in-arm before it all faded to black.

So how the heck are they going to get rid of him? We have a few ideas:

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