“Girls” Finale: Rumors Over The Years

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Girls Rumors Series Finale

By Holly Nicol |

After six seasons, the series finale of “Girls” airs on Sunday. In honor of the show’s final episode, Gossip Cop is looking back at some of the rumors we’ve debunked about the series and its cast since it first aired in 2012.

“Girls” premiered five years ago on HBO, introducing the world to Lena Dunham’s Hannah and her group of friends. In 2013, however, only one year after the show started airing, Gossip Cop debunked a report claiming Dunham and her costar Alison Williams were in the midst of a “Girls” fight. The tabloid Star claimed Williams was beginning to “resent” Dunham’s rising stardom, but a source close to the actress assured us there was no truth to the allegation.

During the show’s third season in 2014, OK! spent much of its time peddling fabricated stories about “Girls” and its cast members. The publication claimed Taylor Swift had been “dropping hints” to Dunham about wanting to appear on the show, but its star and creator supposedly didn’t see the singer as a “natural fit” for the series. At the time, source close to Dunham told Gossip Cop the story was untrue. A month after that misfire, the magazine went on to publish a story that wrongly asserted Williams was leaving the show. Sure enough, Williams never left the show.

Then in 2015, Gossip Cop corrected In Touch for falsely reporting Dunham demanded HBO book her a private jet while traveling on a press tour for the show. The gossip magazine contended her ego had “reached new heights,” but a mutual friend of ours and Dunham’s maintained the story was untrue.

Even though the hit series is coming to an end, we suspect inaccurate rumors about the cast members of “Girls” will continue. But Gossip Cop will be on hand to separate fact from fiction.

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