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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 »

Lena Dunham: I Didn't Molest My Sister

'Girls' creator hits back at accusations

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is not happy that two conservative writers have accused her of molesting her younger sister. The bizarre story starts with Dunham's new book; in it, the Girls creator recalls being a child, curious whether her baby sister's vagina looked like hers, so she investigated. (Click to... More »

Dunham's SNL Gets Naked, Spoofs Girls

Host does 'fine,' episode has some memorable sketches

(Newser) - Lena Dunham took to the stage of Saturday Night Live last night, working her way through an Opening Monologue interrupted by castmembers oversharing about their sex lives, and spoofing Girls with a Garden-of-Eden themed movie. "Can you please not apple shame me right now?" Dunham's Eve asks God.... More »

Lena Dunham: What Jezebel Did 'Felt Gross'

Says Jezebel made 'monumental error' asking for unretouched 'Vogue' photos

(Newser) - Kanye West wasn't the only person unhappy with Lena Dunham's Vogue cover: Last month, after the cover was revealed, Jezebel offered $10,000 to anyone willing to hand over unretouched photos from the shoot. The images were served up the very next day, to much backlash from Jezebel... More »

Kanye Has Issue With Vogue's Lena Cover

And he tells Anna Wintour all about it

(Newser) - Kanye West really, really wants Anna Wintour to put Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue. So when Lena Dunham ended up on the cover recently, West was not happy. At a Beverly Hills Polo Lounge lunch, the rapper confronted magazine editor Anna Wintour, insisting that Kardashian is "just... More »

44 Celebs Who Were Classmates

Bet you didn't know these stars went to high school together

(Newser) - Apparently some schools just produce more stars than others. PopSugar rounds up celebrities you may not have realized attended high school together. Click through the gallery for a sampling, or check out the complete list . More »

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