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Lena Dunham (born 13.05.1986) Lena Dunham is an American filmmaker and actress best known for being the creator and star of 'Girls'.

Childhood: Lena Dunham was born in New York City. Her parents are artist and photographer Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons. She attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and studied creative writing at Oberlin College.

Film career: Lena Dunham wrote, directed and starred in the film 'Tiny Furniture' in 2010 and subsequently won an award for Best Narrative Feature at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference. In 2012, she made a cameo appearance in 'Supporting Characters' alongside her 'Tiny Furniture' co-star Alex Karpovsky. In the same year, she published her first book, 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned'. She appeared naked in the opening skit for the 2012 Emmy Awards. She debuted HBO TV series 'Girls' in 2012. It is executive produced by Judd Apatow. It has earned her four Emmy nominations and two Golden Globes. In 2013, she became the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.

Personal life: Lena Dunham started dating fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff in 2012. Her political opinions include supporting same sex marriage legalisation and feminism.



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'Bad Blood' Video: Taylor Swift Borrowed $13,000 Worth Of Clothes From Sex Shop & Kept $5,000 Worth


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Taylor Swift borrowed clothes from a sex shop for her 'Bad Blood' video. The 25-year-old singer reportedly borrowed more than $13, 000 in clothes from The Stockroom, an erotic boutique in Los Angeles. Although the majority of outfits were borrowed for the occasion, the star and her team kept around $5000 worth of clothing.

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift's 'Bad Blood' video required $13,000 worth of sex shop clothing.

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Taylor Swift Goes Latex Mad In The Female Led 'Bad Blood' Epic [Video]


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Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar was not a combination we ever thought we'd see, but with their collaboration on 'Bad Blood' - alongside a host of other celebrities in the hotly anticipated video - seems this pop starlet is ever expanding her much-loved sound.

[L-R] Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cindy Crawford in 'Bad Blood'[L-R] Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Cindy Crawford in 'Bad Blood'

There might be a whole action movie vibe to the video, which opened at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards yesterday (May 17th 2015), but there's not much to it in terms of plot. It opens with Catastrophe (Taylor Swift) and Arsyn (Selena Gomez) seemingly working together to defeat a horde of masked assassins, before Arsyn - with her eyes on the prize - takes out Catastrophe too. Then she finds herself at Welvin Da Great's (Kendrick Lamar) headquarters being - for want of a better word - 'repaired' by The Trinity (Hailee Steinfeld x3) before rallying her army of scantily clad beauties to go against her newfound enemy.

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Taylor Swift Teases 'Bad Blood' Video One Final Time


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It's not often a simple music video receives this much hype before anyone has even seen it - but the video for Taylor Swift's new single 'Bad Blood' looks to be anything but simple. It's a celebrity-packed spectacle with a Sin City-like visual style, and Swift has just revealed the lead actress at the centre of all the drama is Selena Gomez, playing a femme fatale named Arsyn.

Taylor Swift at the iHeartRadio AwardsGirl power: Swift teams up with other female stars in Bad Blood

Selena Gomez joins Swift (who plays Catastrophe) and a long list of other female stars in the video, including Gigi Hadid (as Slay-Z), Hayley Williams (The Crimson Curse), Ellie Goulding (Destructa X), Lena Dunham (Lucky Fiori) and Jessica Alba (Domino).

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Taylor Swift Assembling Team Of Superheroes For 'Bad Blood' Video


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Taylor Swift has been teasing what looks like a pretty special video for ‘Bad Blood’ ahead of its debut next week. Over the last three days, the singer has been uploading some kick-ass looking Sin City-style posters casting herself and some of her friends as a team of superheroes.

On May 7th, Swift posted a noir-ish looking picture of herself on her Instagram page, dressed in a leather motorcycle-style jacket and looking straight down the camera, with the words “Taylor Swift starring as ‘Catastrophe’. The picture also contained the words “Bad Blood” with the tagline “Band-Aids Don’t Fix Bullet Holes”, in the style of a movie poster.

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Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?


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Appearing on the chat show 'Watch What Happens Live!' last Thursday (30 April), Cynthia Nixon was asked by host Andy Cohen to suggest which 'Sex and the City' characters a variety of famous faces would be. And the results were certainly interesting: the actress was quick to name Queen Elizabeth II as Charlotte, both Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama as Carries, and Beyonce as Samantha.

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But who does Cynthia think would make a good Miranda, the feisty lawyer she played in the popular HBO series? She reckons Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would all be a good fit. And then there's Gandhi, who would be - who else - Mr Big, according to Cynthia.

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Lena Dunham - Variety's Power of Women: New York luncheon at Cipriani Midtown in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham and Rachel Weisz

Lena Dunham Floats Possibility Of A 'Girls' Movie - But Not For A While Yet!


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Lena Dunham has spoken of her desire to make a movie adaptation of ‘Girls’ – eventually. The comedic mastermind revealed that she has harboured the ambition for a while, but wouldn’t consider putting it into action for at least ten years after the series concludes.

The 28 year old was speaking to Variety about the success of the HBO series and what the future holds. “I have fantasies of us all coming back when we’re 40,” she admitted about her cast of twenty-somethings. “We’d want to wait long enough for something to have really gone down.”

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham directing on the set of the latest season of 'Girls' with executive producer Jenni Konner close by - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner

Lena Dunham Causes Controversy With 'Dog Or Jewish Boyfriend' Article


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Lena Dunham has caused controversy (once again) by penning an article for the New Yorker entitled 'Dog or Jewish Boyfriend'. Dunham challenges the reader to guess, out of 35 statements, whether they refer to her dog or her boyfriend. Dunham, who is herself Jewish, has been criticised for perpetuating a number of Jewish stereotypes.

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Lena Dunham has been criticised by the ADL for her article in the New Yorker.

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Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner 2015 which was held at the JW Marriott Hotel and featured a performance from Mariah Carey in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015

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Michael Lombardo and Lena Dunham
Michael Lombardo and Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham Praises Kathy Griffin for Quitting E!'s Fashion Police


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Girls star Lena Dunham has praised Kathy Griffin's decision to quit Fashion Police. The writer and actress has been on the receiving end of the panel in the past, especially the barbed tongue of the late Joan Rivers.

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"Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television," Dunham wrote in a caption of a photo of Griffin posing in a pair of Minnie Mouse ears. "She's modeling a better way for the youths (and working those ears.)."

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Lena Dunham Refuses To Wed Jack Antonoff Until Everyone Can Legally Marry In All 50 States


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Although Lena Dunham and Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff have been dating for going on three years, the loved up duo aren't planning on tying the knot until all states in the US legalize gay marriage.

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Dunham and Antonoff have been dating for nearly three years

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (March 9th), the 28-year-old actress stated that she refuses to walk down the aisle until everyone has the right to do so, at the moment 37 out of the 50 states have made gay marriage legal.

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Lena Dunham Says Frequent ‘Girls’ Sex Scenes Don’t “Feel Gratuitous”


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The award-winning HBO series 'Girls,' which follows a group of friends in their early 20's living in New York City, is known for frequently depicting the awkward and sometimes romantic sex lives of the show's characters.

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Dunham defends the frequent sex scenes in 'Girls'

Although the series is critically acclaimed, there are a few viewers who seem to think the sex scenes occur too often, especially for a television show. However, the series' creator, Lena Dunham, insists that the racy scenes play a very important part within the plot.

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Lena Dunham - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 'Girls' panel at the 32nd annual PaleyFest which was held at the Paley Center in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th March 2015

Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham
Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham
Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham
Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham
Jenni Konner and Lena Dunham