Lena Dunham said the group of young and cash-strapped creative women she leads on “Girls” could get a whiff of Wall Street scandal. The plot idea came on the red carpet inNew York last night, when Dunham learned that her character, Hannah Horvath, shares a surname with Jon Horvath, the former technology analyst at a unit of Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP who passed illegal tips to his portfolio manager. Dunham said the overlap was a coincidence, and that alliteration was her focus when she named the female characters. Yet she didn’t rule out weaving a reference to the financier into the show, whose third season starts on Jan. 12. [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by guest | January 7, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    bberg news, always asking the tough questions.

  2. Posted by guest | January 7, 2014 at 5:27 PM

    "she also let is slip that jessa is not an amalgam of steve cohen and ping jiang"

    tag excellence

  3. Posted by guest | January 7, 2014 at 5:29 PM


  4. Posted by Missed something | January 7, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    You think with standing trial for securities fraud he'd try and get a trim, his hair is shoulder length for chrissakes!

  5. Posted by Im_a_Dude | January 7, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    What about Levin and Levine, was that a coincidence too?

  6. Posted by Alt_EST | January 7, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Next week on Girls….

    Marnie meets an interesting 'finance boy' with an familiar last name at the Hurricane Club. Hannah writes a blog post about the possibility of dating someone who receives a paycheck while eating a ice cream-cookie sandwich. Shoshanna waits in line for a cronut, but only to use as a hair accessory. It turns out Finance Boy was using material non-public information to trade in the IPO for Charlie's startup. Jessa finds out how much better hedge funds are compared to private equity shops…by banging Finance Boy's boss.

    I would accept an E.P. credit…

  7. Posted by guestie | January 7, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Joe Horvath *probably* has a bigger rack.

  8. Posted by guest | January 8, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    I have to say, I'm not that impressed with the make-over based on that before/after photo.
    -UBS Cosmetology Quant

  9. Posted by Guest | January 8, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    Awww man, I thought she secretly followed the careers of hedge fund analysts as a personal hobby and then named her characters after them as a tribute. I was hoping for a shout out.

    – No one ever

  10. Posted by guest | January 8, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    "re no one ever"

    except for the bberg reporter, apparently

  11. Posted by Guest | January 8, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Very clever. You must watch the show. Really?