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In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands February 1), "Girls" creator and recent Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham talks her surprise meteoric rise, the misconception that she comes from a rich family, James Franco as a TV critic, Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and more. Highlights below. Miranda July also interviewed Dunham for Interview magazine here. Dunham on James Franco accusing "Girls" of being "another show about white people": “I think someone told James Franco that it’s his duty to have an opinion on everything that happens in culture. We are going to find out that he’s in the CIA, he’s a fireman, and he’s going on the next moon mission with Lance Bass.” On her Golden Globes comment that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler inspired her during middle school: “It came from the most earnest place. But I’d forgotten that we’re in Hollywood, »

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