When I think of Judd Apatow I think funnyman. Or if there’s a new film he’s working on, I just think, “Oh, I’ll have to see that, Judd Apatow’s awesome.” But that’s basically the extend of it – until now. That’s because I just finished watching a video in which Apatow doles out advice to teenage girls and, well, I think I might be in love with him.
The video, which you can view here, is part of a series by Rookie magazine where they ask male celebs to answer questions and give advice to teen girls on things like boys and dating. (John Hamm, for instance, told girls not to be embarrassed to fart in front of their boyfriends.) In Apatow’s debut, he answers questions like, “Do boys gossip – if so, how and when?” and “What’s the best way to break up with a guy?” More
Hailee Steinfeld certainly keeps us on our toes! First a Western, then Shakespeare, and now she’s working with Cee Lo Green in the Judd Apatow-produced musical Can A Song Save Your Life? More
Anne Hathaway reveals that she turned down the lead in Knocked Up back in 2007 because “having not experienced motherhood myself, I didn’t know how I was gonna feel on the other side about giving birth.” I wonder what she means by that? More
If you’re like the rest of the women in America who harbor a huge crush on the not-hot-but-oh-so-cute Jason Segel, then you’re in for a treat this afternoon. More
Way back when Judd Apatow announced he would be making This is 40, semi-sequel to the hit film Knocked Up about Debbie (Leslie Mann) and Pete’s (Paul Rudd) family, I worried that it would just be Debbie complaining about how much her marriage sucked for two straight hours while Seth Rogen smoked out of a bong in the backyard. But after watching the first trailer for the movie, I’m actually kind of excited.
The characters on Girls are not meant to be 100% likable or relate-able, and have many traits we would like to see them humiliated out of. Their insular whiteness is just another one of those. More
To say there’s been a lot of backlash to Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham‘s new HBO show Girls would be an understatement. There’s been backlash, frontlash, backlash to the backlash, whiplash, and every other kind of lash there is. But as it turns out, that was all a part of Judd Apatow’s evil plan. More
Whoever’s in charge of marketing HBO’s hotly anticipated Lena Dunham/Judd Apatow collaboration Girls is doing a good job making their social media presence fit the show’s “indie” aesthetic. Exhibit A: at last night’s NYC premiere, rather than hire a professional photographer to take and upload pictures of the cast and crew looking awesome on the red carpet, they took what appeared to be camera phone pictures for a gallery called “The cast shares their Unfiltered GIRLS Moments on the Red Carpet of the Girls Premiere in New York .” They also gave everyone signs with phrases they had to complete themselves, which served both to introduce the cast and hint at what their characters might be like. Let’s take a look at what some of them came up with. More
Girls is an upcoming HBO series created by and starring rising superstar Lena Dunham. Hot on the heels of her breakout feature Tiny Furniture, this series is executive produced by one Judd Apatow. Can’t really complain about that. More
The following is a guest post from our friends at Luckymag.com.
When Allison Williams stopped by Lucky’s office recently, we were immediately taken with her style. She had that kind of refined, good girl look—casually chic in her Marc by Marc Jacobs shirtdress and Tory Burch wedges—that seems to come naturally to graduates of elite East Coast collegiate institutions. (She went to Yale.) But don’t roll your eyes at her privileged pedigree, Williams is down-to-earth and just plain funny: Witness her impression of Kate Middleton in her self-written Funnyordie.com mini-series. More
I still remember going to a press junket a few years ago and hearing the other reporters talk about how Anne Hathaway was bitchy while promoting her latest movie. I was crestfallen — this was Mia Thermopolis from The Princess Diaries, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada! Though she was six years older than me, I’d basically grown up with her as her career took off. More
We so totally still love Maude Apatow, Judd Apatow‘s lovely daughter. She seems like someone we would have been best friends with growing up. In fact, we kind of want to be best friends with her now. Maybe Crushable can adopt her? We’ll look into it and keep you posted. More
Hear me out.
I’m probably the closest thing to a Megan Fox apologist: I’ll insist to anyone that she was one of the best things about Jennifer’s Body because of how she embodied the deadly teen queen but was still vulnerable and downright hilarious. Unfortunately, she’s received a ton of bad press lately, mostly for getting herself herself kicked off Transformers: Dark of the Moon after she complained about Michael Bay‘s dictatorial directing. Girlfriend, that is the smartest thing you could’ve done. More
Judd Apatow responded to this morning’s plea (is that the right word for something involving zillion-dollar Hollywood movies? Totally, right) for some flicks that work to stop compartmentalizing humor by gender. Request denied! It’s like organizing men’s razors and women’s razors at Rite-Aid: keep them in separate aisles or something terrible might happen. More