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Lena Dunham: No, This Wasn't a Halloween Photo

The writer-actor has Ehler-Danlos syndrome

(Newser) - Lena Dunham wants to explain her whole pajamas-and-cane look—which, sadly, had nothing to do with Halloween, USA Today reports. "The truth is just: This is what life is like when I'm struggling most with chronic illness," she wrote on Instagram alongside a recent paparazzi pic of... More »

Lena Dunham Publishes Apology to Aurora Perrineau

Addresses Murray Miller controversy in 'Hollywood Reporter' column

(Newser) - Lena Dunham addresses Aurora Perrineau in a new guest column for the Hollywood Reporter in which she also reflects on the #MeToo era and its impact on her as a person who has hid much of her own trauma at the hands of powerful people in Hollywood. Despite having those... More »

What's It Like When a Celeb Bares All? This

Lena Dunham gets intimate with Allison P. Davis for 'New York Magazine'

(Newser) - As far as celebrity profiles go, Allison P. Davis' lengthy piece on Lena Dunham for New York Magazine is noteworthy, both in terms of how well-written it is and just how far Dunham flings the door open. To wit, the piece begins with Davis recounting how shortly after she first... More »

Lena Dunham: I'm 6 Months Sober

'Girls' star got addicted to Klonopin

(Newser) - Lena Dunham is six months sober after getting addicted to the anxiety medication Klonopin, People reports. The Girls star said during an appearance on Dax Shepard's podcast that her anxiety and PTSD got so bad she easily found a doctor to prescribe the drug. "I was having crazy... More »

Lena Dunham's Before/After Photos Have a Message

Actress writes that she is 'joyous' at heavier weight

(Newser) - When an actress posts before-and-after photos of herself, they're not usually of this variety—and for Lena Dunham, that's the point. In a gone-viral Instagram post , Dunham shares a photo of herself from about a year ago in which she weighs 138 pounds and a current one in... More »

Actresses Are Actually Having to Deny They Bit Beyonce

He's trying to solve the mystery of who (allegedly) bit Beyonce at a party

(Newser) - Anyone who might have intel to help solve one of 2018's greatest mysteries, contact Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah. The late-night hosts on Wednesday played Sherlock Holmes. The case: #WhoBitBeyonce , which is about as self-explanatory as a hashtag can get. The upshot is that Girls Trip actress Tiffany Haddish... More »

After Years of Chronic Pain, Dunham Has Hysterectomy

Tough decision came after 'surgeries measuring in the double digits'

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has undergone a total hysterectomy after years of chronic pain caused by endometriosis, which is caused by tissue from the uterus lining growing outside the organ. The Endometriosis Foundation of America says the Girls star, who had the operation to remove her uterus and cervix in recent months,... More »

Lena Dunham: I Told Clinton Campaign About Weinstein

Campaign officials deny she called him a 'rapist'

(Newser) - During Barack Obama's presidency, Harvey Weinstein liked to boast, "I know the president of the United States. Who do you know?" In a lengthy story, the New York Times reports it was a connection used to "enhance his reputation as well as his power to intimidate."... More »

Writer Leaves Dunham Project Due to Her 'Well-Known Racism'

Zinzi Clemmons says she goes way back with Dunham, advises women of color to avoid her

(Newser) - Lena Dunham caused a stir last week when she and Girls co-creator Jenni Konner issued a statement defending a Girls writer from allegations of sexual assault against a teen. She has since apologized , but that didn't appease one of the writers for her Lenny e-newsletter. Per Vulture , Zinzi Clemmons... More »

Lena Dunham Defends Man Accused of Sexual Assault

And some people aren't happy

(Newser) - Lena Dunham has come to the defense of a man accused of sexually assaulting a teenager, and some people aren't happy. The Wrap reports actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report Friday with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in which she accuses Murray Miller, a writer and... More »

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 »

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