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The new track has reached over 21 million streams in just five days, out-performing 1D's 'Drag Me Down'.
According to the streaming service, the single has notched up the highest first-week streaming total globally, with the song being played more than 21 million times in five days. This beat the total of 20 million achieved by 1D’s first Zayn-less track ‘Drag Me Down’, which was released at the end of July.
Justin Bieber at the MTV VMAs
Justin Bieber's new single 'What Do You Mean?' was flagged up by the 'Girls' creator on Twitter.
On Monday (August 31st), the day after Bieber performed part of the track during a medley of several tracks coming from his as-yet-untitled album at the MTV VMAs, she tweeted: “Let's do away with pop songs where a girl nods yes when she means no and vice versa, k?”
Lena Dunham on the set of 'Girls'
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Criticises Lyrics Of New Justin Bieber Song
Miley Cyrus has criticised Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video.
The rest of the world may be head over heels in love with Taylor Swift but Miley Cyrus isn’t quite as impressed. Cyrus criticised Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video in an interview with Marie Claire, also taking a pop at those who criticise her for being comfortable with her body and sexual identity.
Miley Cyrus at the 2015 Met Gala in New York in May.
Ryan Adams is covering Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’.
Ryan Adams has plans to cover the whole of Taylor Swift’s album, 1989. The 40-year-old singer announced the news on Wednesday (5th August) on Instagram and Twitter. Recording of the cover has already begun and Adams shared a series of short videos from his recording sessions with his followers on social media.
Taylor Swift at the Brit Awards in 2015.
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Continue reading: Taylor Swift Is Super Excited About Ryan Adams Covering Her ‘1989’ Album
The 'Girls' actor and best-selling author is planning to enter to blogosphere with a new weekly newsletter, entitled 'Lenny'.
Lena Dunham is looking to enter the digital publishing industry on top her work in TV and film, with the news that she’s to collaborate with the launch of a regular feminist newsletter later this year.
The 29 year old creator and star of HBO’s ‘Girls’ is teaming up with one of the show’s runners Jenni Konner for a newsletter called Lenny, a weekly e-mail bulletin that will offer content and advice aimed at young women “where there’s no such thing as too much information.”
Lena Dunham is planning to roll out a weekly e-mail newsletter about politics, feminism and lifestyle
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Planning 'Goop'-Style Newsletter About Feminism And Politics
The Obama’s eldest daughter is said to be interested in filmmaking.
Barack Obama’s eldest daughter Malia has landed what sounds like a dream job for most 17 year olds, working on the set of HBO series ‘Girls’. The 17 year old, who celebrated her birthday yesterday, is said to be interested in pursuing a career in TV or film after she graduates next year.
Lena Dunham will be keeping Malia busy this summer.
Malia was spotted by TMZ hanging out on the set of ‘Girls’ on Thursday. The President’s daughter was pictured sipping a soft drink while the series filmed on location in Brooklyn hipster restaurant, Aurora Ristorante.
The ‘Girls’ star looks to be asking boyfriend Jack Antonoff to put a ring on it after gay marriage was legalised across the United States.
After Friday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling which saw gay marriage legalised across the United States, 'Girls' actress Lena Dunham decided to take the opportunity to drop a not very subtle hint towards her boyfriend of three years, musician Jack Antonoff.
Lena Dunham and her boyfriend of three years Jack Antonoff.
‘Woke up to learn that love is free! Thank you to all those who fought so hard to make this historic moment happen,’ Dunham tweeted on Friday morning. ‘Weddings are about to get a lot less boring. Let's use this victory as a reminder to keep pushing for equality on every frontier. We have the power!’
Lena Dunham, rocking out with the best of them.
Lena Dunham, everybody. The Girls creator guested on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night and it served as the perfect occasion to bring back... wait for it... LIP SYNC BATTLE. Oh yeah! The two battled against each other over eight minutes, with Fallon trying his lips at Charlene’s “I’ve Never Been to Me” and RUN-DMC’s “Run’s House” and Dunham taking on Calvin Harris’ “Outside” (feat. Ellie Goulding) and Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls.”
Who knew Lena Dunham had so much diva in her?
Recently, Fallon has branched out and created a full show, based on his most successful skit. The show, aptly named Lip Sync Battle is hosted by LL Cool J and airs on Spike TV. But Dunham wanted to go back to the source to find a platform for her – rather impressive – lip syncing talents.
Sarah Palin has attacked Lena Dunham.
Sarah Palin has attacked the Girls creator Lena Dunham, dubbing her a "paedophile" for comments she made in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham had written that as a 7-year-old girl she gave candy to her 1-year-old sister in exchange for a look at her vagina.
Sarah Palin called Lena Dunham a "paedophile" for comments she made in her memoir
Now, Palin used the remarks as a way of defending the 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, currently embroiled in sexual abuse accusations.
Continue reading: Yep, Sarah Palin Just Called Lena Dunham A Paedophile
It's here, and it's stunning.
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'
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.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Goes Latex Mad In The Female Led 'Bad Blood' Epic [Video]
Taylor Swift tweets to reveal the final character in the hotly awaited video for her new single.
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.
Girl 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).
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Teases 'Bad Blood' Video One Final Time
'Bad Blood' is getting its premiere at the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday, and it looks like we're in for a treat judging by Swift's Instagram page!
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.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Assembling Team Of Superheroes For 'Bad Blood' Video
Cynthia Nixon plays a 'Sex and the City' naming game in a recent TV interview.
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.
Cynthia Nixon still keeps in touch with all the 'Sex and the City' ladies
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.
Continue reading: Ever Wondered Which SATC Characters Oprah And Gandhi Would Be?
The 'Girls' writer and star was speaking to Variety about the hit series' future.
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.”
Lena Dunham floated the possiblity of a 'Girls' movie - but not in the immediate future
Lena Dunham has been criticised by the Anti-Defamation League for perpetuating Jewish stereotypes in a recent article she penned for the 'New Yorker'.
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.
Lena Dunham has been criticised by the ADL for her article in the New Yorker.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Causes Controversy With 'Dog Or Jewish Boyfriend' Article
Lena Dunham has praised Kathy Griffin for quitting Fashion Police.
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.
Lena Dunham praised Kathy Griffin for quitting Fashion Police
"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.)."
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Praises Kathy Griffin For Quitting E!'s Fashion Police
The show's creator recently explained how the frequent sex scenes are often used as a quick way to inform the viewers of any plot changes.
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.
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.
Continue reading: Lena Dunham Says Frequent ‘Girls’ Sex Scenes Don’t “Feel Gratuitous”
Akhavan starred in Girls season 4.
Desiree Akhavan probably doesn't want you to call her the new Lena Dunham. In fact, she definitely doesn't want you to call her the next Lena Dunham. She says so. In the interview we're about to report on.
Desiree Akhavan has been called the next Lena Dunham
You might recognise the name. Akhavan played Dunham's on-screen pal at postgrad school on Girls, though the 30-year-old is also a notable writer and director and helms the comedy Appropriate Behaviour which hits cinemas this weekend.
Continue reading: 'Appropriate Behaviour': Is Desiree Akhavan The New Lena Dunham?
The 'Boyhood' actress used her acceptance speech to call for wage equality and equal rights for women, but her comments have split opinions.
Patricia Arquette’s Oscars acceptance speech has set the world of social media alight in the last twenty four hours. After she used her time at the microphone to call for wage equality and equal rights for women, opinion has been polarised as to validity of her argument.
The 46 year old won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olivia Evans in Boyhood. Having produced a sheet of paper and thanked her family and fellow cast members, she went on to deliver a rousing finale: “It's our time to have wage equality once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of America.”
Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech was a hot talking point of the evening
Continue reading: Patricia Arquette's Oscar Acceptance Speech Divides The Internet
The actress took to the Oscars to convince reporters to ask female celebrities more interesting questions.
Reese Witherspoon took to the 2015 Oscars to promote a new feminist campaign #AskHerMore, a movement created to encourage reporters to put more career centric questions to female celebrities on the red carpet, rather than just asking about their designer gowns.
Reese Witherspoon brings #AskHerMore campaign to the Oscars
We think we have a new favourite celebrity feminist. If it wasn't enough for Witherspoon to take on such an inspiring feminine role in her latest movie 'Wild'; a film based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a first time hiker who walked 1,100 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a journey of self-discovery; she is now encouraging other actresses and celebrities to want more from their public appearances. The star took to Instagram with a list of questions she hoped to hear as she appeared on the red carpet at the Oscars, including 'What's the biggest risk you've taken that you feel has paid off?' and 'What accomplishment are you most proud of?'.
Alysia Reiner and Lena Dunham - Photographs of the stars of the hit TV show "Girls" as they took to the red carpet for the Season Four Premiere in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 6th January 2015
Adam Driver and Lena Dunham 2013 HBO's Golden Globes Party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals Featuring: Adam Driver and Lena Dunham Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 13 Jan 2013
Date of birth
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