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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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'Girls' meets 'Blossom' -- VIDEO

Are Lena Dunham impressions the new Woody Allen impressions? Will everyone have their version in six months?

Whether or not Kerri Doherty is capitalizing on the success of Chelsea Davidson’s Lena Dunham/Zero Dark Thirty parody is somewhat irrelevant. In Doherty’s newest Geeking Out video, she’s stepped it up a notch, combining our ’90s nostalgia with our Girls obsession. Not only has Doherty imagined a conversation between Blossom Russo and Six LeMeure that builds off of the Hannah and Shoshanna moment from Season 1 where they watch the fake reality game show Baggage —  she even got Jenna Von Oy to reprise her role as Six.

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Peabody Awards honor 'Doctor Who,' 'Girls,' The New York Times (and a bunch of other stuff)

Doctor Who, Southland, Girls, and a host of other media were honored by the Peabody Awards this morning in the program’s annual announcement of its winners.

Administered by the University of Georgia’s journalism school, the Peabodys occupy a specific intersection in the yearly awards space by honoring “achievement and meritorious service” across multiple forms of broadcast — TV, radio, the Internet — which means each class can include an elastic number and type of winners.

Among those honored include D.L. Hughley’s satiric The Endangered List for Comedy Central, the SCOTUSblog, ABC’s documentary on Robin Robert’s battle with illness, The New York Times’ multimedia project “Snow Fall,”  and The Library of Congress’ “Media Mechanics” mini-documentaries.

Meanwhile, both the “seemingly immortal” Who and Michael Apted’s Up series were honored with Institutional awards for being great for a very long time and Lorne Michaels was the recipient of an Individual award because “he’s the patron saint of satirical television comedy and, as one of his old co-conspirators would say, you’re not.”

See the entire list of this year’s 39 selections – all honored equally, as per the Peabody’s egalitarianism.

Read more:
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The solitary pleasures of TV binge-watching: 'Friday Night Lights' down, 'The West Wing' on deck

This February, I watched all 76 episodes of Friday Night Lights.

Somehow—despite the facts that I live in Texas and loved the movie and care about sports and am obsessed with small-town culture—I never got it together enough to watch it when it was actually on the air. I’m part of the problem of why the critically-acclaimed show long struggled in the ratings and for that I must find a way to forgive myself.

But then there came that one insomnia-ridden night in February when, adrift on Netflix, I clicked on the pilot episode. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Kyle Chandler’s coach Eric had the weight of the world on the shoulders of his blue coach’s jacket and Connie Britton, who plays his magnificent wife, Tami, had this unicorn’s tail for hair and suddenly the quarterback was in the hospital and there was this guy Riggins who had these humongous shoulders and he blamed himself for the accident and he didn’t appear to have any parents and Explosions in the Sky was playing in the background…

And so began a strange couple of weeks in which I’m reasonably sure I showered and my young child was fed. “They’re all my friends and family and nothing makes sense to me when I’m out in the bright of day,” I told somebody who worried over the amount of time I was spending in my Friday Night Lights alternate universe.

Sometimes when I mentioned to people that I was deep into the show they’d make the mistake of saying they were fans too and I’d overwhelm them with overly impassioned play-by-play. How much did your heart swell when Riggins’ dad showed up at the game? Don’t you love it when Coach Eric gets Tami more wine? Aren’t you impressed by how they never drink and drive? Ugh, Julie. Grandma Saracen will be okay, don’t you think? Remember that time Coach Tami told Tyra to spike the volleyball right into Riggins’ throat? Or that time we got every angle of Riggins doing a round of back squats? Would you say your favorite supporting character is Mindy Riggins or Smash’s mother? Can you too recite Tyra’s UT application essay? Ugh, Julie. Panthers or Lions, or is that Sophie’s Choice? Skeeter!

I got used to people backing away from me slowly, saying that it had been a while. And they called themselves fans! READ FULL STORY

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