Star Scoop: Lena Dunham Goes on Tour, Thor is Man No More, Fancy Falls Off

By  July 16, 2014

140716_Lena Dunham Book Tour

Looks like Lena Dunham is spending her $3.5 million book advance well. The Girls creator and star is headed on tour to promote Not That Kind of Girl and is bringing famous pals Jenni Konner (Girls co-executive producer), novelist Zadie Smith, and actress Jemima Kirke along for the ride. [New York Times]

Dude Thor looks like a lady. Marvel comic executives announced on ABC’s The View that the iconic character will now be a lady. “This is not She-Thor,” senior writer Jason Aaron said in a release. “This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before.” You go, girl! [Time]

Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” has fallen off. The song, and its catchy Charli XCX hook, have been knocked out of the top spot on the Billboard 100 after seven weeks. It was so nasty, so “Rude.” [Vulture]

Holler if You Hear Me is done talking back. The Broadway musical, inspired by the work of late rapper Tupac Shakur, will close its final curtain on July 20 after earning poor ticket sales. Weekly sales have hit under $200,000 since its June debut, leaving cast and crew at a huge loss on the $8 million production. [Variety]

1. Noël Wells. 2. John Milhiser. 3. Brooks Wheelan. You’re out. The three Saturday Night Live rookies won’t be returning to the late-night romp for a second year. Wheelan announced his “firing” yesterday, while Wells and Milhiser elected not to renew their contracts. They should just bring Maya Rudolph back. [Deadline]

Ted is in trouble. Seth MacFarlane has been sued for allegedly stealing the idea for the racy, talking teddy and his eponymous 2012 comedy. According to reports, the Los Angeles production company that is suing MacFarlane says “the bears physically resemble each other, have similar personas and verbal deliveries, have human friends, spend much time on the living room couch with a beer or cigarette in hand, and have active social media presences on Facebook and Twitter with similar, often profane postings.” We’ll wait and see how this one plays out. [Chicago Tribune]