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Lena Dunham - Reese Witherspoon and Lena Dunham have lunch together in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham on the set of her TV show 'Girls' at Soho - New Yor City, New York, United States - Monday 27th July 2015

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham visits Taylor Swift at her apartment in NYC - New York, New York, United States - Friday 29th May 2015

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Lena Dunham - Variety's Power of Women: New York luncheon - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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Lena Dunham and Rachel Weisz - 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 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 - 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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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

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Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinsons Event which was held at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015

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Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinsons Event which was held at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015

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'Appropriate Behaviour': Is Desiree Akhavan The New Lena Dunham?


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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.

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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.

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Patricia Arquette's Oscar Acceptance Speech Divides The Internet


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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.”

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Patricia Arquette's Oscars acceptance speech was a hot talking point of the evening

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Our 5 Favourite Feminists, In Honour Of Reese Witherspoon's #AskHerMore Campaign


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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.

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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?'. 

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Lena Dunham Suggests Woody Allen Is 'A Real Perv' At Sundance Talk


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Lena Dunham was as outspoken as ever on the panel of 'Power of Story: Serious Ladies' at Sundance Film Festival last weekend, as she took aim at award-winning actor and director Woody Allen over his marriage to his son's sister.

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Lena Dunham attacks Woody Allen's marriage

The 'Girls' star is never one to keep her opinions to herself, but there may have been an exchange of awkward glances as she discussed the issue of characters and reality on the Sundance panel, even suggesting Woody Allen was a 'perv'. Insisting that men got the better deal when it came to people thinking actors are like the characters they play, Dunham launched into a personal attack. 

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) wearing the 'Bitches' half of a 'Best Bitches' sweatshirt set by Kkarmalove - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 23rd January 2015

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Molly McNearney and Lena Dunham - A host of female stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet at the Elle Women in TV Event which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015

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Lena Dunham - A host of female stars were snapped as they took to the red carpet at the Elle Women in TV Event which was held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 13th January 2015

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Lena Dunham - HBO Post Golden Globe Party 2015 at Circa 55, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Golden Globe - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Monday 12th January 2015

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Lena Dunham - 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals at Golden Globe Awards, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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Video - Adam Driver Brings Wife Along To 'Girls' Season Four Premiere - Part 3


Adam Driver brought his wife Joanne Tucker along to the season four premiere of 'Girls', held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He was joined by his co-stars from the show Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke, Jon Glaser and Peter Scolari with his wife Tracy Shayne.

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Video - Lena Dunham Makes Her Appearance At 'Girls' Season 4 Premiere - Part 1


Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Gaby Hoffmann were among the stars of 'Girls' who were spotted arriving at the premiere of season four of the show, held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Video - The Cast Of 'Girls' Pose Together At The Season 4 Premiere - Part 2


The cast of 'Girls' led by Lena Dunham posed alongside each other on the proverbial red carpet at the show's fourth season premiere held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Among the stars were Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke.

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Lena Dunham And Adam Driver On Sight For 'Girls' Season Four Premiere


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The American Museum of Natural History in New York was the sight of something pretty spectacular on 5th January 2015. And no, it wasn't because Ben Stiller was running around at night with a magical tablet and entourage of historical waxworks that look oddly like famous film stars. The Museum was, however, the location for the premiere for season four of HBO's 'Girls'.

Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)
Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke pose together at the 'Girls' season four premiere (Credit Jamie McCarthy - Getty Images)

As well as the majority of the main cast, the premiere saw members of the supporting cast and various additional celebrities arriving to support the premiere. In addition to Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver posing on the red carpet and with one another, 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm and 'Star Trek''s Zachary Quinto also made an appearance. The event was similar to the way in which the premiere for season three took place at The Lincoln Centre in Manhattan and also saw a string on celebrities checking in to show support.

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Before Season 4 Bow, HBO Renews 'Girls' For Season 5


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Season 4 of Girls is arguably the most anticipated yet, with the likes of Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Quinto and director Spike Jonze all set to make cameos, though HBO are looking even further ahead and have renewed Lena Dunham's brainchild for a fifth outing.

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President of programming Michael Lombardo announced the news at the season 4 premiere in New York.

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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

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Lena Dunham - Shot of celebrities as they took to the red carpet for the 24th Annual Literary Awards Festival which were held at the PEN Center in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 11th November 2014

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Lena Dunham Apologizes For Likening Herself To "Sexual Predator"


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The Girls creator Lena Dunham has apologized for likening herself to a "sexual predator" in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham - who was recently accused her sexually abusing her sister by the right-wing blog Truth Revolt - insists she does "not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances" and didn't mean to be "insensitive."

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In a statement posted on Time.com, Dunham, 28, said: "I am dismayed over the recent interpretation of events described in my book 'Not That Kind of Girl'.

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Lena Dunham Offers Apology For Causing Offence With Sex Abuse Controversy


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After Lena Dunham went into a rage, she is now sorry for causing any offense to anyone who may have thought she sexually abused her little sister, Grace, when reading excerpts from her new book 'Not That Kind of Girl.'

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Dunham apologizes for causing any offence over her recent sexual abuse controversy 

One of the passages causing the controversy is when Dunham recalls being very young with her sister Grace, who "was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn't resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked."

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Lena Dunham Responds To Allegations Of Sexually Abusing Sister


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Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls who recently published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has denied allegations that she sexually abused her sister Grace.  Kevin D. Williamson, a columnist for the conservative news magazine National Reviews - and Bradford Thomas, writer for the conservative website Truth Revolt - accused Dunham of admitting to the abuse during passages from her book.

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In one excerpt, Dunham wrote, "Do we all have uteruses?' I asked my mother when I was seven. 'Yes,' she told me. 'We're born with them, and with all our eggs, but they start out very small. And they aren't ready to make babies until we're older.'"

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5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift's Cosmo UK Cover Interview


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Taylor Swift looks fabulous on the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. The 24-year-old singer has been promoting her recently released album 1989 and opened up in the interview about her friends, New York and being happily single. 

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Here are 5 things you need to know about Taylor Swift's Cosmo interview:  

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Lena Dunham - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 1 studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 30th October 2014

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham launches her new book "Not that kind of Girl" at Waterstones Piccadilly, London at Waterstones Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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Lil Jon & Lena Dunham Want You To 'Turn Out For What' In 'Rock The Vote' Video


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What do Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, Tracy Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg, Devendra Banhart, Ionna Gika and Gabriel Valenciano all want you to do? VOTE!

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Lil Jon wants you to 'Turn OUT For What'.

Read More: Lena Dunham Recalls Being Date Raped In College. 

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Lena Dunham Recalls Being Date Raped While In College


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Lena Dunham is known for creating, writing and starring in HBO's sitcom 'Girls,' which is known for comically depicting the awkward and personal situations a woman in her early 20's can go through, but the actress recently recalled one of her own experiences that is no laughing matter.

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Dunham opens up about being date raped at college in her memoir 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned,"' but she recently admitted that this was one subject she was apprehensive about sharing.

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'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Did Not Like Having Sex Until The Age Of 25


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Lena Dunham may have featured in many sex scenes since starring in the hit HBO show 'Girls,' which she also created, but when it came to her personal life, becoming intimate with someone wasn't a joyous experience for many years.

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Dunham had a "disastrous" sex life in her early twenties

The 28 year-old actress, who is currently in a two year relationship with Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff, recently admitted she spent too much time "worrying" about satisfying her sexual partner, but now she finally knows how to have "good" sex.

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The Best Reviews Of Lena Dunham's Memoir 'Not That Kind Of Girl'


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Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning creator of HBO's Girls has been called the voice of her generation. A writer that tapped into the whole New York, twenty-something hipster thing better than anyone before her, but most importantly, a writer and actress who began representing a woman rarely seen before on mainstream American television. 

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Now, her journey from selling overpriced cashmere garments for $100 a day to becoming one of the most important writers of her generation is documented in Not That Kind of Girl, Dunham's debut memoir. It's the book that Random House paid a reported $3.7 million advance for and early critical reaction appears to suggest that it was worth every penny. Here's the best snippets from the reviews hitting the web.

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Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Guinness World Records With 'Hunger Games'


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Jennifer Lawrence has been named the highest-grossing action movie heroine by The Guinness World Records.

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Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 'Mockingjay Lives' Teaser Trailer.

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Cameron Diaz Comments On Celebrity Nude Hacking Scandal


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Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."

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The actress made the comments whilst appearing on ITV's 'This Morning' to promote her new film Sex Tape, which sees her and Jason Segel play a couple who must retrieve a number of iPads they gave to friends as wedding favours in order to delete a sex tape they recorded which has been sent to the devices. This plot is particularly relevant to the current real life situation, which many are blaming on Apple's iCloud. 

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Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland: Best Pictures From The Emmys 2014


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In an Emmy Awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's major TV awards including the big one: outstanding drama series. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all took home acting gongs, leaving a couple of big, big players - Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Woody Harrelson - going home with nothing.

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Cranston probably deserved his Emmy for meth dealer Walter White in Breaking Bad's final season, though some raised eyebrows at the snubbing of McConaughey given his faultless performance as Rust Cohle in HBO's 'True Detective'. The current recipient of the Oscar for best actor was nevertheless in high spirits and was the butt of several jokes given his status as one of the world's best. "You don't belong here," said Jimmy Kimmel at one point, "And take Julia Roberts with you."

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Natasha Lyonne To Be 'Girls' Guest In Season 4: Who Will She Play?


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Natasha Lyonne has been revealed to be guest starring in the fourth season of HBO's comedy-drama, Girls. The Orange Is The New Black actress will be bustin' outta Litchfield to make an appearance as a character named Rickey on the streets of Brooklyn alongside Lena Dunham and co. in next year's season, confirms TV Line.

HBO would only confirm that Lyonne was set to join the cast but wouldn't offer any more details regarding the nature of her role or when we can expect her to appear. The 35 year-old TV star is the latest in a line of actors announced to be guesting on Dunham's show.

Lyonne will be joined by fellow Season 4 guest-stars Zachary Quinto ('American Horror Story'), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Gossip Girl maid Zuzanna Szadkowski, and Jason Ritter ('Parenthood'). Some of whom will feature in single-episode slots; others will have a recurring role.

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What Can We Expect To See From 'Girls' Season 4?


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Girls Season 4 won’t premiere until 2015 but a few little snippets of information have already begun to trickle in. So, what do we know about Season 4 from how Season 3 ended? Well, Hannah was accepted to join a prestigious writers’ course at the University of Iowa, so firsts things first, it looks like the action will be taking place outside of New York City. A bit of a shocking move for a show that initially set out to look at life for the twenty-something in New York City.

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Hannah’s relationship with Adam had been rocky leading up to the finale of Season 3. His career as a Broadway star had begun to take off, while she’d made the decision to study in Iowa. Where will we find them in Season 4? Will the distance have bought them closer together or will they be edging further apart? We’re prophesying some FaceTime phone sex…

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The Many Celebrity BFFs Of Taylor Swift


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Taylor Swift is like the girl at high school who knows absolutely everybody, but you're not quite sure how.  She seems to move just as easily from friendship group to friendship group just as quickly as it takes for her to say, “Hey girlfriend!” But who does Taylor Swift count among her many celebrity BFFs?

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Taylor and Selena Gomez are always snapped together at various awards ceremonies. The pair originally met backstage at a Jonas Brothers’ concert and have became fast friends. “So much about our lives have changed over the last couple of years, but our friendship has stayed the same”, Taylor has said. Although she’s not the best option to give boyfriend advice, perhaps Taylor can offer Selena some wise words when it comes to her beau, Justin Bieber.

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Lorde Calls Out Airbrushing On Her Own Photo: "Remember Flaws Are Ok"


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Today, Lorde has tried to prove to her fans that Photoshop perfection is not something to aspire to and that "flaws are ok" in selfies and photos. To illustrate her point, the singer posted two photos of herself performing at one concert on Twitter, one of which had been edited to perfection and the other showed off the young pop star's natural look.

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Lorde Has Publically Spoken Out Against Her Photos Being Digitally Retouched.

"i find this curious - two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-)" the 17 year-old singer captioned the shot. She received an outpouring of support and gratitude from her fans, many of which are also teenagers themselves, who praised her for her realistic attitude towards her own image.

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For Or Against Woody Allen? The Argument Splitting Hollywood


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When Dylan Farrow published an open letter concerning her father, Woody Allen, reiterating her claims that he sexually abused her, Hollywood didn’t really know how to react. Allen was in the midst of praise for his latest movie Blue Jasmine, for which Cate Blanchett would go on to win the Oscar, and Allen’s career was at its zenith.

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Yet it wasn’t so easy to ignore Farrow’s claims this time round. The first time the accusations had been made she was a child and Allen had ultimately not been charged with any crime, despite the case being investigated by prosecutors. But this time there was a 28 year old woman making the claims, eloquently and clearly she once again repeated the accusations she had made against Allen as a child, this time with her own adult analysis.  Farrow asks in her letter “What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin? What if it had been you, Emma Stone? Or you, Scarlett Johansson? You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. Have you forgotten me?”

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Lena Dunham "Disgusted" By Woody Allen Over Sexual Abuse Claims


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Lena Dunham, the star of HBO's 'Girls,' has shared her opinion on the sexual abuse claims made against Woody Allen.

Last month Dylan Farrow, the adopted daughter of the famed director, published an open letter in the NY Times, detailing how she was sexually abused by Allen at 7 years-old.

The family debacle has caused a media frenzy, but most people within the industry have kept their views and thoughts quite on the matter.

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Lena Dunham May Leave Acting After HBO's 'Girls' Concludes


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Lena Dunham has revealed that she has already thought about retiring from acting.

The 27 year-old made the revelation while appearing as Glamour's cover girl for the magazine's April issue.

Dunham is the creator and writer of the Golden-Globe winning HBO comedy-drama, and although she has received her own accolades for starring in 'Girls', she sometimes prefer working behind the camera.

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The Top Moments From Lena Dunham's SXSW Keynote Speech


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Lena Dunham’s keynote speech at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, reinforced precisely why we love her. She may have her critics out there who are more than ready to pounce on everything that she says and does, but our girl Lena has her head screwed on and a pretty accurate outlook on the equally opportunities landscape.

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At 27 years old, Lena is already famed as the creator of hit HBO sitcom Girls, but she claims that she has a real soft spot for SXSW as it “marks the beginning of [her] life as a working artist”. Lena recalled how her first cut of short film Creative Nonfiction was rejected by the festival, but after a few edits on her part they finally accepted it. She claims that the festival “proved to be the greatest week of my life...I ate tacos. I drank milkshakes. I swam in Barton Springs. I drank a beer at a backyard rock show and talked to cute guys who would’ve never given me the time of day in New York.”

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The Critics Have Their Say On Lena Dunham Hosting 'Saturday Night Live'


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So, reviews for Lena Dunham’s stint hosting Saturday Night Live have been a very mixed bag. While her sitcom Girls has been met with international acclaim, Lena also has her fair share of critics out there. Particularly those who slam the 27 year old for her regular nudity on Girls and, well, pretty much every other appearance she does. Her SNL hosting job last Saturday to mark International Women’s Day was no exception.

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The highlight for us, and many others who reviewed the sketch show, had to be the ‘Biblical Movie‘ sketch. Appearing as Eve, Lena characteristically wears no clothes, alongside SNL’s Taran Killam, who played Adam (Driver). Genius. The result was a smorgasbord of feminism, while Lena also customarily poked fun at herself (appearing surrounded by decimated apples).

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Lena Dunham Goes All Old Testament On SNL


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Lena Dunham hosted and helped out the SNL team with a few sketches last night. And it was hilarious – mostly if you’re a Girls fan. Much has been written about Dunham’s Girls – mostly about its white-washed, middle-class, spoiled and completely self-unaware cast of characters. At least no one can say that Dunham herself lacks self-awareness though.

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Put Dunham and the SNL cast together and the fun never ends. Sort of.

In a sketch, based on the recent trend of religious flicks – Son of God and Noah being to prime examples – Taran Killan played Adam Driver as the Adam to Dunham’s Eve. The sketch was perfectly on point - wonder if it'll win the show some new viewers? Girls fans will recognize lines like: “Can you please not apple-shame me? I know I committed original sin, but at least it's original. I think I deserve some credit for that—or at least a publishing deal…”

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Lena Dunham's 'SNL' Promo: Toplessness, To-Do Lists And Two Young Feminists [Video]


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The promo clip has been released for the upcoming Lena Dunham-hosted Saturday Night Live, which will air this Saturday (8th March). In the usual SNL promo style, Dunham appears in multiple takes to announce that she'll be hosting the entertainment show with music provided by Brooklyn's The National.

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Lena Dunham Will Host This Saturday's Episode Of 'SNL.'

The Girls writer appears in the comedy clip with SNL cast member Kate McKinnon but, unlike her character Hannah, this time it wasn't Dunham who was the butt of all the jokes. "I recently went on a Girls ride at a theme park," says McKinnon, her arm linked with Lena's. "Um, I don't think there is a Girls ride," replies an awkward-looking Lena.

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Lena Dunham Held In US Airport For Carrying Knuckle-Duster Keychain


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Lena Dunham has experienced an unsettling scrape with US airport security after a self-defence keychain was spotted in her luggage. Speaking to Seth Meyers on Late Night, Lena spoke of the experience that left her shaken and shocked at LAX airport after she returned from visiting Ohio. "I'm actually getting nervous talking about it, so if I do a bad job retelling the story, it's because it's so stressful for me to relive it!" she exclaimed.

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Lena Dunham Was Detained At LAX After A Weapon Was Found In Her Bag.

One of Lena's colleagues had given her the keychain, which was shaped like a cat and could be worn as a knuckle duster, as a gift. "I understood sort of intellectually it could be used as a weapon," the actress said, via THR, adding "but really all I thought was like, What a cute little cat!."

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Sex And The City Vs. Girls: Can We Compare The HBO Shows?


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Sex and the City meant glamour. Each week young women would tune in to watch Carrie hobble through New York donning a pair of skyscraper Manolo Blahnik shoes, climbing in and out of Big’s chauffeur driven car and working her way through the most eligible men in the city. The gal pals would meet over their Cosmopolitan cocktails to swap stories about their fabulous lives while the girls would drop what they were doing at a moment’s notice if each other were in need, because, in the immortal words of Carrie: “our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with”.

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Sex and the City remains one of the most popular shows of all time.

Fast forward ten years, since the end of the sitcom and we find ourselves with a new female oriented show to contend with SATC. Like Carrie, Girls' Hannah is a writer, living in New York City, figuring out life and love along with her girl friends who are of similar age. It would be easy to say that the 10 year age gap between Hannah and her pals and Carrie and hers can be held responsible for the fundamental differences in the two shows, but despite outward similarities they are still worlds apart.

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Jezebel Misfire: The Significance Of Jenna Lyons' 'Girls' Cameo


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Who else let out a squeal of delight when J.Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons popped up as Hannah’s GQ editor in HBO sitcom, Girls? Jenna is one of the baddest fashion gals about, and has never been afraid to take risks in every walk of her life (one of the main reasons we love her so much). Jenna has previously admitted that she is a fan of Girls, explaining that even though she receives over 200 emails a day she still manages to keep up to date with episodes of the hit show.

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Lyons first met show creator, Lena Dunham, at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards when Lena accepted an award she had won and took the chance to publicly (and jokingly) thank Jenna for making her wear shorts. Jenna went up to Lena after the dinner and apologised after which the two made fast friends and have maintained a closeness since.

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Lena Dunham To Host 'SNL' As The National Make Their Musical Debut


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Lena Dunham will host the second episode of the new season of Saturday Night Live, which will be broadcast on the 8th March, according to Deadline. The Girls creator will be making her hosting debut on the comedy entertainment show during the same episode that Brooklyn rockers The National are set to also grace SNL for the first time.

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Lena Dunham Will Host 'SNL' On The 8th March.

SNL has parodied Lena Dunham's HBO comedy before, in the memorable skit where Tina Fey plays a new girl from Albania in a send-up of the core characters' entitled lives. Now Lena will in turn make her mark on the show after having called the hilarious SNL parody of Girls "a true honor."

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Have Lena Dunham's Nude Scenes In GIRLS Redefined The 'Acceptable Female Body'?


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As you may have gathered from my previous GIRLS article, I’m a big fan of the show. It’s a fairly accurate depiction of life for a modern 20-something, a life that the older generation can’t seem to grasp when they constantly ask why most of us are still unemployed or earning practically peanuts in our mid-twenties.

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Unlike HBO’s last female-centric hit show, Sex and the City, where each of the characters lived glamorous and envious lifestyles, attending constant nightclub openings wearing Manolo Blahnik’s and Dior, GIRLS is realistic. Sex and the City embodied the late 90‘s girl power ethos, revving women up to be either strong, sexual-predator-come-PR-guru, Samantha Jones or stick-thin, designer-wardrobe-wearing Carrie with her famous column advertised on the side of a New York bus. In comparison to the Cosmopolitan-swilling Sex and the City, GIRLS is like comfort food, reassuring but not always easy to digest.

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Hannah? Marnie? Jessa? Which GIRLS Character Are You?


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GIRLS isn’t just a program. It’s become a reassurance that life isn’t necessarily going to be perfect in your mid-twenties, an idea that we all fostered throughout our turbulent teens.  Sure, the characters are (mostly) functioning human beings, but in their individual ways they are all dealing with problems which have become all too real for 20 somethings in the modern world. 

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There’s definitely a little bit in each of the characters that we can all relate to, but maybe there’s one that really makes you really think, Oh my God, that’s so me!  Here’s a low-down on each of the girls, and a couple of the guys, to help you figure out which GIRLS character you are.

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Lena Dunham Confirms "Not That Kind Of Girl" Book Release Date


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It’s finally here, or at least that’s how Lena Dunham put it when she announced that her highly anticipated book, Not That Kind of Girl, is set to be released on October 7, 2014.

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The popular actor, write, director and basically everything-it-takes-to-get-something-done-er announced the news via her widely-followed Instagram account, following that up with a little Tweet to send her fans in the right direction. This, of course, was met with a tidal wave of excitement from the legions of dedicated Dunham-ites that follow her every move.

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Girls Season 3 Episode 6 Recap: Free Snacks, Bleak Sex And A Regretful Ex [Video]


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It's easy to see whilst having built up an army of ardent fans, HBO's Girls has simultaneously accrued a league of haters, frustrated with the cyclical themes and character ruts that endear some but infuriate others. The sixth episode of the third season was business as usual for the perpetually dissatisfied and selfish Hannah, the skittish Shoshanna, and the painfully awkward pairing of Marnie and Ray.

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'Free Snacks' Brings More Career-Related Soul-Searching For Hannah.

Hannah starts a new job as an advertorial copywriter at GQ magazine - "It looks like a real article so they trick you into reading it, and then you find out it's a paid advertisement. Which is both morally and creatively bankrupt" - but after stuffing her fill of the magazine's free snack bar, she decides that taking the job would detract from her loftier goals in writing.

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