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Weinstein: I'll Reach Out to Ashley Judd 'in a Year'

He also tells Page Six the NYT was 'reckless'

(Newser) - Fallout from the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal , which broke in the New York Times Thursday, continues to rain down, and it's now hit congressional Democrats. The Times reports at least four senators—Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal, Patrick Leahy, and Martin Heinrich—will give money to charity equal to... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Serious Drama After Lena Dunham Rehomes Dog

Shelter has a different story than she does about her former dog's history

(Newser) - Serious dog drama underway for Lena Dunham: After she rehomed her rescue dog last month, the Brooklyn Animal Rescue Coalition, from which she had adopted him, is publicly blasting her, Page Six reports. The dog, Lamby, had become somewhat well-known since Dunham adopted him, appearing in a Vogue spread and... More »

Lena Dunham Trolls Magazine With Diet-Tip List

Marching one's butt off makes her list

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is finding out that a lot of weight can come with losing a few pounds. The actress/Girls creator is well known for her body-positive approach to living , but caught some flak after she started an exercise program to help with chronic pain related to her endometriosis and slimmed... More »

Girls Gives Us an Atypical Series Finale

The episode's title is so literal, but says so much

(Newser) - What does Hannah Horvath, the "voice of a generation," have to say in the final episode of HBO's Girls, which aired Sunday night? Some of what you'd expect. (Stop here if you don't want spoilers.) The show's end introduces us to her newborn,... More »

Lena Dunham Has Lost Weight. Some People Don't Like It

Dunham talks to Ellen DeGeneres about the 'crazy' backlash

(Newser) - Lena Dunham looks a little different these days, and not everyone is happy about it, E! reports. After the Girls creator showed up at an event for celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson last week clearly having lost weight, she started getting criticism for it, Dunham, who's also been showing off... More »

How the 'Worst Pitch' Ever Became HBO's Girls

On the eve of the show's final season, the 'definitive backstory'

(Newser) - A one-and-a-half page pitch written by a 23-year-old that doesn't name a single character or even discuss plot. If that doesn't exactly sound like the genesis of an HBO hit, meet the exception. In what it touts as the "definitive backstory" of Lena Dunham's Girls on... More »

Lena Dunham to Glamour: Thanks for Not Photoshopping

'Girls' creator talks body image

(Newser) - Lena Dunham appears on the cover of Glamour magazine's February issue with her Girls co-stars, wearing booty shorts, and she has something to say to the magazine for not Photoshopping her thighs to smooth perfection: thanks. "Here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms,... More »

Lena Dunham Is Sorry for Wishing She Had Abortion

She addresses 'distasteful joke' made on her podcast

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is apologizing to women who've had abortions after saying she wished she could count herself among that group. On a recent episode of her podcast, Dunham recalled visiting a Texas abortion clinic where she was asked to discuss the circumstances of her own abortion. "I myself... More »

Real-Life 'Marnie Michaels' Starts All-Girls Club

Feminist social club The Wing boasts 200 members

(Newser) - "The mission was to create a destination where women can build relationships, hatch plans and, you know, run the world," says 29-year-old Audrey Gelman, Lena Dunham's bestie and the inspiration behind Girls' character Marnie Michaels. That destination is now The Wing , a women-only social club—with members... More »

Lena Dunham Apologizes to NFL Star After Gala Rant

She reaches out to Odell Beckham Jr.

(Newser) - Some celebs offer formulaic apologies that sound more like non-apologies after offending someone or something, but Lena Dunham is offering a lengthy mea culpa to NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. after what she now views as misguided public comments. The flap started when Dunham was seated next to Beckham at... More »

America Ferrera: According to Trump, I'm Probably a Rapist

She, Lena Dunham take the stage at the DNC

(Newser) - Actors Lena Dunham and America Ferrera took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday and went right for the jugular: "I’m Lena Dunham and according to Donald Trump my body is probably like a two." "And I’m America Ferrera and according to Donald... More »

Ovarian Cyst Hospitalizes Lena Dunham

'Girls' star headed for surgery after complications from endometreosis

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is in the hospital and set for surgery after suffering complications from endometriosis, reports People . "This morning, she suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and has been taken to the hospital," a rep says in a statement, adding that the Girls star "will be undergoing... More »

Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out: Why I Got Paid Less

Actress addresses the gender wage gap

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence was thrust into the spotlight on the gender pay-gap issue when the Sony hack revealed that she was paid less than her male American Hustle co-stars . Now she's speaking out via Lena Dunham's " Lenny ," in a column headlined, "Why Do I Make Less... More »

Lena Dunham: Here's Why Someone Else Tweets for Me

Twitter 'wasn't a safe space for me'

(Newser) - Lena Dunham still has a Twitter account, but she doesn't actually use it herself—or even know the password. "I don’t look at Twitter anymore. I have a really great person [who tweets]. I tweet, but I do it through someone else," Dunham told Kara Swisher... More »

Lena Dunham, Hillary Talk Feminism, Turning Bill Down

Unlikely duo will discuss student debt, women's health, and, yep, feminism

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's desire to connect with millennial women has led her to chat with Refinery29 on sexual assault and now to an interview with "queen of oversharing" Lena Dunham. The Girls star chatted earlier this month with the sometimes "overly scripted" Clinton in Manhattan in an interview... More »

Sarah Palin Backs Duggars, Goes After Lena Dunham

Bristol actually led the attack

(Newser) - Sarah and Bristol Palin unloaded on Lena Dunham today in making the case that the Duggars are getting treated unfairly by the media. The all-caps headline on Sarah Palin's Facebook post will give you the gist: "HEY LENA, WHY NOT LAUGH OFF EVERYONE'S SEXUAL 'EXPERIMENTS' AS... More »

Lena Dunham: Why I Wrote About My Assault

It wasn't to expose attacker, it was to help other victims speak up

(Newser) - In her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham writes about being sexually assaulted as a college student. Detractors have since questioned both her "character and credibility" in classic misogynistic fashion, she writes at BuzzFeed . The piece is headlined "Why I Chose to Speak Out," and... More »

Lena Dunham: My 'Sexual Predator' Joke Went Too Far

She apologizes for parts of memoir after controversy

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has again addressed the controversy swirling around her memoir, this time with slightly less " rage ." Dunham was called a child molester by conservative writers who were upset by anecdotes in Not That Kind of Girl, including one in which Dunham recalls being a curious 7-year-old who... More »

Let Lena Dunham Tell Her Story

It may be 'weird,' but she's entitled to her own narrative: bloggers

(Newser) - Lena Dunham opened up a Pandora's box of controversy when she recounted touching her sister's vagina as a child, in her telling an event that "was within the spectrum of things that I did." The right exploded with accusations of sexual abuse, Dunham punched back , but... More »

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