Sideshow: Lena Dunham says sex isn't that sexy

Lena Dunham: Sometimes, sex just isn't that sexy.
Lena Dunham: Sometimes, sex just isn't that sexy. (AP)
Posted: January 17, 2014

Lena Dunham's real reality

Reality ain't always very pretty - or Hollywood perfect.

That's one of the themes that runs through wunderkind Lena Dunham's HBO show, Girls.

The sex, she tells Vogue mag, is decidedly unglamorous.

"There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality," Lena tells the mag.

The sex scenes in Girls tend to make you squirm. There's a reason for that, says the writer, actor, producer, and director: "Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you've ever met."

Song of the week

"I'm stuck in Gov. Chris Christie's Fort Lee, New Jersey traffic jam," Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon sang on the comic's show in a tune modeled after "Born to Run" that mocked the governor's bridge scandal. Bruce is one of Christie's idols, so it made the snark all the sharper.

Oscar buzz ...

Today's the day: Academy Award nominations are announced this morning -

8:30 Eastern time. Get updates at Inquirer.com.

... and Razzies

Johnny Depp's dippy turn in The Lone Ranger has earned him his first Golden Raspberry nomination. The Razzies, as they're known, celebrate the year's worst in film acting. Grown Ups 2 received a leading eight noms, including worst actor for Adam Sandler. Other actors so honored include Ashton Kutcher ( Jobs), Jaden Smith ( After Earth) Selena Gomez ( The Getaway), and Naomi Watts ( Diana and Movie 43). Winners (losers, really) will be announced March 1.

Gosselin, snipped & sniping

Jon Gosselin's inseminating days are over: He tells Wendy Williams he's had a vasectomy. Jon says his gf, Liz Jannetta, who has three kids of her own, also has been "fixed."

Jon also takes a few snipes at ex-wife and Jon and Kate Plus 8 costar Kate. He claims she keeps their kids isolated at her Berks County house, only taking them out to use as p.r. props. "When they're with me, I let them out into society," Jon tells In Touch Weekly.

What a clever move, dude!

Justin Bieber's pal, rapper Lil Za, was arrested a second time Tuesday. Minutes after he was released after being charged with coke possession, he smashed up a jailhouse phone, says TMZ. Police booked him again, this time for vandalism.

'Frozen' retains chart spot

The soundtrack to Disney's animated film Frozen held the top spot on the Billboard album chart for a second week, selling 86,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Beyoncé's miraculous self-titled LP is next with 79,000, while rapper Kid Ink's My Own Lane debuted at No. 3 with 50,000.

E.L. Doctorow tix

Eminent American novelist E.L. Doctorow will read from his latest, Andrew's Brain, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Tix: $15 general admission, $7 students. Info: 215-686-5322, www.freelibrary.org. Read a review at www.inquirer.com/books.


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