Star Scoop: Lena Dunham Does Playboy, ‘Veronica Mars’ Movie is a Go, Gabby Douglas Pens Second Book

By  March 14, 2013

One of our favorite Girls posed for Playboy—but it isn’t as naughty as you think. Award-winner Lena Dunham bared her thoughts for a 20-question exclusive for the men’s magazine, sharing her thoughts on men behaving badly, feminism, those two Golden Globes, and the type of guy who can win her over. [Playboy]

Remember that little ol’ Veronica Mars movie we told you about yesterday? The one show creator Rob Thomas and a pregnant Kristen Bell said would happen if they reached their Kickstarter goal of $2 million? Well, in a matter of 24 hours, the project has surpassed its goal to the tune of $2.7 million dollars… and counting! With 29 days left in the online funding campaign, who knows how much Bell and company will pull in for the movie remake?! [E! Online]

At just 17 years old, Gabby Douglas has accomplished some commendable feats. And now, the history-making Olympian is set to release her second memoir. A follow-up to her 2012 bestseller Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas will publish Raising the Bar, with a closer look at her everyday life with photos and personal stories on life after winning the gold medals, including TV appearances, runway moments, and of course, training. [NBC Sports]

Could NBC be saying goodbye to Smash? The Katharine McPhee-led drama has been moved from its regularly-scheduled Tuesday nights to Saturdays after ratings for the primetime show hit a decline. Starting April 6th, the show will finish its second season during the weekend slot at 9:00 p.m. Whether or not this means the show will be canceled before a third season has yet to be confirmed. [Huffington Post]

In other television switch-up news, a New York Times article suggests that Matt Lauer could be getting replaced on the Today show as his performance has been linked to its decline in ratings. The show, which held the number one slot in its time frame for 852 weeks, has since held the number two spot after ABC’s rival broadcast Good Morning America. A representative of Today has since stated that rumors of Lauer’s departure are untrue. [Us Magazine]

What is for certain though, is that following her triumphant return to day-time television, Robin Roberts is set to receive the Lifetime Leadership Award at this year’s DVF Awards. On April 5th, designer Diane von Furstenberg and The Daily Beast head Tina Brown will present Roberts with the honor at the United Nations for her “leadership, strength, and courage” in helping women. [People]