Both Simmons and Jared Fogle were at SXSW and stopped for a quick photo. Good times. Maybe they shared a sandwich with Fritos on it. Read more...
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight will relaunch March 17, ESPN president John Skipper announced at South by Southwest as he introduced Silver and Grantland’s Bill Simmons for a panel on personal media brands. News! Based on @NateSilver538‘s calculations, there’s a 90.617854% … Read more
AUSTIN, Texas — Data whiz and nerd demigod Nate Silver revealed a slew of details about his site FiveThirtyEight's new home on ESPN during a conversation with Grantland's Bill Simmons here at SXSW on Saturday afternoon The biggest piece...Show More Summary
Time.com's Jack Dickey, writing for Time, has a profile of Nate Silver, the data maven who will be bringing his number-crunching digital publication, FiveThirtyEight, to ESPN later this month. There's plenty of good stuff in there (for subscribers) about ESPN's courtship of Silver. Read more...
1. The Sartorialist, Steve Schuman, talking about photographing fashion on the streets and his devotion — even as many other offers come his way — to blogging and to sincere self-expression. 2. Lena Dunham talks to Bill Simmons about "Girls" (establishing her distance from her character Hannah) and about the pop music and TV and movies that have influenced her.
She fulfilled one of her dreams by covering the February 2014 issue Vogue magazine, but unfortunately Lena Dunham dealt with negative press following the publication's release. During an interview with "Grantland's" Bill Simmons posted...Show More Summary
Sure, she's a big shot these days, but back in 2011 HBO wasn't crazy about Lena Dunham. Chatting with Grantland's Bill Simmons, the "Girls" creator and star admitted to being let go from HBO's "Mildred Pierce" miniseries after one day. "I got fired off of the one day I did on ['Mildred Pierce,']" she said. Show More Summary
In January photos from Lena Dunham's Vogue photoshoot were released, and many—including us—wondered how much the magazine retouched the images. Upon first look, however, it was clear they did not overdo it... in fact, it seemed they even scaled back their retouching practices a bit. Show More Summary
Lena Dunham was not happy with Jezebel's crusade to get the unretouched photos from her Vogue photo shoot. "That was messed up," Dunham told Grantland's Bill Simmons during a recent sit-down. "I think Jezebel can be really smart and funny. Show More Summary
During Lena Duham's extremely entertaining interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons, the "Girls" star revealed one of her greatest pleasures is perusing the Tumblr Old Loves -- a site dedicated to old photos of Hollywood couples of yesteryear. The...Show More Summary
When Lena Dunham sat down with Grantland's Bill Simmons for his podcast "The B.S. Report," she revealed that she's dying for a run-in with Olivia Pope with a guest star spot on "Scandal."
During an hour-plus interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Lena Dunham covered a range of topics — from Jezebel’s “messed up”
Before Girls was an award-winning mega hit for HBO, Lena Dunham was an aspiring actress and filmmaker, coming off the success of Tiny Furniture, a film festival darling. In a recent interview with Bill Simmons, Dunham shared a rather embarrassing anecdote about one ill-fated job she had with the cable giant, before she became their marquee star. Read more...
Multiplatform presence Bill Simmons had thought leader Lena Dunham on his podcast today. Since you are probably at work and unable to listen, we pulled out some of the things they said so that you can read them. Read more...
Lena Dunham talked about Jezebel soliciting and publishing of unretouched photos from her Vogue photo shoot on Grantland editor Bill Simmons's podcast today. Dunham admitted she thinks Jezebel is smart and funny, but "it's hard to enjoy, once you feel like they've made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism." "It... More »
Lena Dunham stayed quiet last month after Jezebel offered $10,000 to the person who could present her un-retouched Vogue images and then published them. Until now. During an hour-long interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons, Dunham finally fired back at her once-favorite feminist blog. Show More Summary
Lena Dunham wants to take a trip to Shondaland. In an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons' "B.S. Report," Dunham revealed her TV dream is to be on "Scandal." "Basically, my life's great passion is the idea of being a guest star on 'Scandal,'" Dunham says. Show More Summary
In this column, Bill Simmons presents an analogy in which the commissioner of the NBA is Simmons/a dad, general managers are small children, and basketball players are shoddily-manufactured and overpriced consumer products. A worldview has rarely been captured so well in so few words. [Grantland] Read more...
Injured Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will return Thursday against the Miami Heat, his teammate, Kevin Durant said in a recent interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons.
Kevin Durant is done with the "Slim Reaper" moniker that is gaining traction. You can call him "The Servant" instead. Sitting down with Grantland's Bill Simmons (h/t Daily Thunder's Royce Young), Durant was asked how he felt about being...Show More Summary