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Rumor Roundup: Allison Williams Talks Tech and Uber Aggravates Sundance Crowds

Allison Williams wearing a Windows '95 screensaver at the Apple Store SoHo. (Photo: Getty images)

Her? Apropos of nothing, Allison Williams appeared at the SoHo Apple Store last night to talk about acting while brandishing her gleaming white teeth. The SoHo Apple Store, you see, is in the midst of a Meet the Actors series for no apparent reason. What does Apple have to do with acting? We dunno. But it does qualify Allison Williams as a tech related entity for the day. Here are some tech-related anecdotes she shared, via Nylon.com. The first one counts as #tech because the scene she’s describing took place at a fictional startup party and involves noted tech person Kanye West. Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

Lena Dunham Takes a Stab At the ‘Bougie Nightmare’ Of Working In Startups

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It’s been said that if Sex And The City were still on the air, Carrie would be dating a startup dude. (For related theories on how George Costanza would deal with Snapchat, please see @ModernSeinfeld.)

Lucky for Lena Dunham that her Brooklyn-based take on entitlement coincides with the rise of New York’s nouveau tech riches. We already saw boho babe Jessa slum it with a square venture capitalist. (Factcheck on his “Steal My Sunshine” mash-up, though: In real life, VCs are much more partial to posting indie rock or dad rock on their Tumblr. And we’re sorry to report you probably picked the same song of the year.) Read More

Release the Memes

Girls Star Allison Williams Goes to Sea World, Leaves a Meme

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Earlier today, someone posted to Reddit a rather cute picture of Girls star Allison Williams getting cozy with a sea lion on a visit to Sea World. The marine mammal has leaned in as though sharing a confidence, and Ms. Williams has a look of delighted shock. The caption: “Must be a crazy secret.”

And so a meme–”crazy secret”–was born. And like so many memes, some instances are infinitely more charming than others. For example, this is pretty cute: Read More

Visiting Dignitaries

HBO’s Allison Williams Got Awkward on Stage at CollegeHumor’s Annual Offline Show

HBO Girls star Allison Williams talks sex and beauty tips with CollegeHumor's Josh Ruben. (Timothy Reilly for CollegeHumor)

A surprisingly diverse crowd showed up at The Gramercy Theater last night for the annual CollegeHumor Offline show. The audience was almost half female and included numerous fans significantly older than the site’s namesake demographic.

The content, however, was exactly what you’d expect if you’ve ever perused CollegeHumor for some sophomoric fun. The show featured a familiar crew—Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of the site’s most popular series, Jake & Amir, Elaine Carroll of Very Mary-Kate—delivering familiar punch lines, most to the effect of, “I put my dick in your Sprite.” CollegeHumor’s editor in chief Streeter Seidell opened the show with a few jokes about peeing himself and disliking farmer’s markets before assuring the audience that there were a lot more “cumming jokes” to look forward to. In that respect, the performers did not disappoint. Read More