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Lena Dunham Takes Full Responsibility For Mistranslation Of Abortion Joke


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Lena Dunham has clarified that an objectionable comment she made about wishing she had had an abortion on her podcast was intended as a joke, and subsequently apologised for the insensitive manner in which it came across. She has donated to an abortion charity in her contrition.

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The 'Girls' star, who has been a staunch pro-choice activist for many years, apologised yesterday (December 20th 2016) for comments made on her Women of the Hour podcast. On the episode, the 30-year-old actress spoke about the stigma behind pregnancy termination and how she was asked to share her abortion story at a Planned Parenthood event in Texas, but immediately informed the person asking that she she's never had an abortion. 

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Odell Beckham Jr. Reacts To Lena Dunham Controversy


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NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. has at last reacted to the controversy concerning Lena Dunham which erupted last week, after the ‘Girls’ creator accused him of slighting her at the Met Gala back in May this year before apologising and taking it back.

Dunham had said that the New York Giants’ wide receiver had effectively taken one glance at her at the star-studded event four months ago and thought she was “not the shape of a woman by his standards”, and proceeded to ignore her.

Since then, many have been wondering what the 23 year old football player would have to say in response, but in a new interview he basically expressed polite confusion at the bust-up.

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Lena Dunham Apologises To Odell Beckham Jr For Met Ball Story


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‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham has issued an apology to Odell Beckham Jr for the comments she made about him in the most recent edition of her ‘Lenny Letter'. After receiving backlash online Dunham had attempted to clarify her comments on twitter, but after further criticism she has now issued a personal apology to Beckham Jr.

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Lena Dunham Attempts To Clarify Story About Odell Beckham Jr Ignoring Her At The Met Ball


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Lena Dunham has attempted to clarify a story she shared about sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr at the Met Ball, where she claimed he ignored her because she ‘was not the shape of a woman by his standards’. Dunham said her story, which appeared in the most recent ‘Lenny Letter’, set off an ‘outrage machine’ on social media, as she was accused of being hypocritical and self-absorbed.

Lena DunhamLena Dunham has attempted to clarify her Odell Beckham Jr Met Gala story.

During an interview she conducted with Amy Schumer, Dunham said: “You and I were literally sitting across from each other at the Met Ball, and it was so surreal to get to do that. I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr.

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Meryl Streep Shows Support For Hillary Clinton With Rousing DNC Speech


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Oscar winner Meryl Streep showed her support for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, with a powerful speech noting the women in history who had accomplished “firsts” with "grit and grace.”

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep has spoken at the DNC in support of Hillary Clinton.

"What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace," Streep told the crowd. "Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know.”

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Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham And Demi Lovato To Speak At DNC


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Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham and Demi Lovato are among celebrities who will speak at the Democratic National Convention – and the selection has split opinion, to say the least.

According to People, actresses America Ferrera, Debra Messing and Star Jones will also be joining them at the Democratic Party’s convention in Philadelphia next week, where Hillary Clinton will be accepting the nomination to run for President this November.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, 19 year old Moretz made the announcement. “I am so happy to announce I will be speaking at the democratic national convention! #DNC #ImWithHer going to be such a beautiful historic day and I can't believe I have the immense honor of being part of it. Thank you @hillaryclinton!”

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Lena Dunham And 'Girls' Cast Dedicate Awareness Video To Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor


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Lena Dunham has posted a video of herself and her ‘Girls’ co-stars telling people to support the victims of sexual assault, dedicated their message to the “brave survivor” in the recent well-publicised Stanford University case.

Posting a short video via NowThis and then via her own Twitter account on Wednesday (June 8th), Dunham dedicated “the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation.”

She was referring to the victim who was assaulted by 20 year old Brock Turner in 2015 on Stanford University campus. Last Thursday, Turner was sentenced to a six-month spell in county jail plus probation, and the victim responded by reading a statement before the court, which was later published in full by BuzzFeed and went viral.

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Khloe Kardashian Discusses Faith And Divorce In Lena Dunham's 'Lenny' Newsletter


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Despite her ongoing divorce proceedings with her husband Lamar Odom being tangled up in the courts for nearly three years, Khloe Kardashian has explained that she’ll continue to support him in accordance with her wedding vows.

The 31 year old reality star wrote an essay for Lena Dunham’s newsletter ‘Lenny’ on Tuesday (May 17th) about her Christian faith. In it, she addressed the current situation regarding her divorce from NBA player Odom, the proceedings of which stalled in autumn 2015 when he was hospitalised.

“I've been blessed with a lot in my life, and I've also had challenges,” she wrote. “It was a challenge for me when I decided to get divorced.”

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Lena Dunham Grieves For 'Girls' Actor Nick Lashaway


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Tragedy has struck for Lena Dunham and the cast of 'Girls' as one of their members is pronounced dead following a car accident on Sunday (May 8th 2016). Nick Lashaway was just 28 at the time of his death, and Dunham has since taken to social media to express her shock and grief at the news which she discovered on Wednesday (May 11th 2016).

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Three cars collided on Badger Road in Framingham, Massachusetts, killing 28-year-old actor Nick Lashaway and leaving two other drivers injured. The actor appeared in an episode of 'Girls' back in 2013, playing Frank, and Dunham has paid tribute to him with a screenshot of both her and Lashaway acting opposite each other on the episode on her Instagram account yesterday (May 11th 2016).

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Jane Fonda Pens Essay On Her 'Convoluted Journey' To Feminism


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Jane Fonda has peened a lengthly essay on her journey to feminism in the latest edition of Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’. The 78-year-old actress also spoke about her struggles with eating disorders, revealing that her father and stepmother used to encourage her to loose weight.

Jane FondaJane Fonda has penned an essay on feminism for the Lenny Letter.

“The culture that incubated in me since childhood insists that to be loved, a female has to be perfect: thin, pretty, having good hair, being nice rather than honest, ready to sacrifice, never smarter than a man, never angry,” Fonda wrote.

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Lena Dunham Defends Amy Schumer's Criticism Of Plus-Size Label


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Feminist spokesperson Lena Dunham has reached out in defence of Amy Schumer following her recent attack on a magazine publication which labelled the latter 'plus-size'. Dunham has warned of the dangers of labelling women according to their size when it comes to fashion, claiming that all sizes of women should be targeted in the same way.

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'Girls' star Dunham arrived at the Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event in New York yesterday (April 6th 2017), where she was in attendance to receive an honour for her work particularly in regards to her feminist newsletter Lenny Letter.

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Lena Dunham Recovering At Home After Surgery On Ruptured Ovarian Cyst


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Lena Dunham is recovering at home after being dramatically rushed to hospital at the weekend for emergency surgery on what turned out to be a ruptured ovarian cyst.

On Wednesday night (March 9th), the ‘Girls’ writer and star wrote on Twitter: “My gynecologist says I'm a ‘good girl’ so I have achieved all I ever dreamed of. Loving you all from bed, even the rude bois out there.”

Dunham revealed in an Instagram post on Monday that she had left hospital, updating her fans on how she was doing, having been hospitalised on March 5th.

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Lena Dunham Hits Back At Airbrushed Cover Shoot In Spanish Magazine


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Lena Dunham is determined to stamp out airbrushing in magazines and show young women what real bodies look like, so when her cover shoot for Spanish publication Tentaciones came out pretty well edited, she wasn't entirely thrilled and called them out for not being honest with their readers.

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It's no secret that Dunham represents women's rights in all forms, and part of that is the right to be whatever size you happened to be and still be beautiful. The 'Girls' star herself is proud of her curvacious figure and has never been afraid of revealing all on the small screen. Even so, Tentaciones (Temptations) still found it necessary to Photoshop the heck out of her recent cover shoot where she was seen standing in a 60s style white mini-dress with her suspiciously slender arms aloft and some perfectly svelte legs on show. 

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Stars On Team Kesha: Adele Is The Latest To Join Kesha's Army Of Supporters


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Since Kesha lost her case against her alleged abuser Dr. Luke, she's received an overwhelming amount of support from fans and fellow celebrities alike. She may have been denied a preliminary injunction from his Sony imprint Kemosabe that would allow her to continue her career in an environment where she would feel safer, but so many people are still very much standing behind her. 

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Lorde, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Clean Bandit, Haim and Halsey to name but a few, have all written messages of support over Twitter, confessing their horror at the situation and offering their prayers.  Here are just a few more stars who are really pushing the #FreeKesha campaign.

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Tori Spelling Opens Up About Husband Dean McDermott's Cheating Scandal


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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s martial problems became public knowledge two years ago, when the actor was accused of cheating on his wife. But instead of staying quiet on the rumours Spelling decided to document the couple’s problems on her reality show ‘True Tori’. Speaking to Lena Dunham, Spelling has explained why she decided to get so personal on her reality series, saying she "felt backed into a corner."

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"Like I didn't have a choice,” Spelling said in the latest edition of the 'Lenny Letter'. “Everything about me was stripped away with one magazine cover. That was it. It was that Us Weekly cover. I always say I can replay everything that happened during that time."

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Lena Dunham Goes Out To Campaign For Hillary Clinton


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Lena Dunham has been out on the campaign trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton, rallying support as she pushes for the Democratic candidate nomination. The creator of HBO’s ‘Girls’ spoke to crowds of Clinton’s supporters in Iowa on Saturday, urging more women to get involved in politics.

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Is Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Set To End After Its Sixth Season?


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Lena Dunham’s HBO series ‘Girls’ is reportedly set to end after the show’s sixth season, according to E! News. The series, which debuted in 2012, begins it’s fifth season next month but sources tell E! that Dunham has already decided on an end date for the comedy-drama.

Lena DunhamWill Lena Dunham be ending ‘Girls’ after six seasons?

While network HBO has declined to comment on the story, The Hollywood Reporter also claims that a source has confirmed the show will end its run after series six. ‘Girls’ was renewed for a fifth season by HBO last year and it is set to premiere on Sunday Feb. 21st.

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Taylor Swift And Her Girl Squad Criticised As Fascist Blondes


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Taylor Swift’s meteoric rise to super super-stardom has given her a legion of fans, a cupboard full of awards and a lot of approval for her handsome Scottish boyfriend, Calvin Harris. However, it appears that not everyone is impressed with her fabulous life that is also regularly centred around her stylish girl squad.

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Celebrated feminist and cultural critic Camile Pagila has hit out at the successful singer, describing her as a "Nazi Barbie".

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Jennifer Lawrence Uses Lena Dunham's Blog To Address Hollywood's Gender Pay Gap


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Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out on the gender pay gap that still exists in Hollywood in a post titled ‘Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?’ on her friend Lena Dunham’s blog 'Lenny'. Last year, the actress made headlines when the Sony email hack revealed she had been paid less than her male co-stars for American Hustle.

Jennifer LawrenceJennifer Lawrence has spoken out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood.

In the hack it was revealed that Lawrence and her co-star Amy Adams, who were both Oscar nominated for their roles, received 7% shares of the film's profits while the director and the three male lead actors, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner all received 9%.

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Homer And Marge To Split, Lena Dunham "The Other Woman"


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Homer and Marge Simpson are rumored to be splitting up on The Simpsons, with the family patriarch apparently set to fall for a pharmacist voiced by Girls star Lena Dunham.

The SimpsonsAre Homer and Marge finally splitting up?

After a screen-grab of a new episode in which Bart writes "Homer and Marge are not breaking up" on the chalkboard in the opening credits, rumors of a split began doing the rounds on Twitter. The Simpsons denial was posted on the show's official Twitter account, along with a caption "RT and stop the rumors!"

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Are Marge And Homer Headed For A Shocking Split On 'The Simpsons' And Is Lena Dunham To Blame?


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One of the most enduring couples in television history could be headed for splitsville, as Homer and Marge Simpson are reportedly set to ‘legally separate’ after 27 seasons of marriage. The shocking news has left fans reeling, but it appears the person to blame for the famous couple's troubles is none other than ‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham.

the simpsonsThe new season of 'The Simpsons' looks set to bring some unexpected storylines.

In an interview with Variety the show's executive producer Al Jean let it slip that Homer and Marge will be experiencing marriage troubles in the upcoming season premiere, titled ‘Every Man's Dream’. “It’s discovered after all the years Homer has narcolepsy and it’s an incredible strain on the marriage,” Jean revealed.

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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.

Read More: Taylor Swift's New Video Receives Mad Love, Tops Vevo Record.

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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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'Girls' Is Back On Sunday! Forgotten What Happened In Season 3? Here's A Quick Rundown


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After the week of terrorist attacks, massacres and hostage taking we've all witnessed, we're all in desperate need of some light-hearted relief. Fortunately, Girls is back and just in the nick of time it seems.

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Girls is back on Sunday!

Read More: Hannah? Marnie? Jessa? Which Girls Character Are You?

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Lena Dunham Praises Taylor Swift In Interview


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Lena Dunham has spoken of her admiration for Taylor Swift, calling her “the most iconic performer of her generation.”

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly ahead of the premiere of the fourth season of HBO’s ‘Girls’, the 28 year old actress said “Taylor is an incredible actor, she’s the most iconic performer of her generation, and she’s also one of my best friends.”

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Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham have been singing each others' praises in recent interviews

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Lena Dunham To Guest Star In 'The Simpsons'


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We know that Lena Dunham is returning to our screens when the fourth season of ‘Girls’ takes its bow on HBO this weekend, but NYC is not the only place she’ll be appearing this year. Entertainment Weekly has revealed that she’ll also be seen in Springfield when she makes a guest appearance on ‘The Simpsons’.

The 28 year old actress and writer won’t be appearing as herself, or her ‘Girls’ character Hannah, however. She’ll be voicing a pharmacist called Candace who becomes romantically linked with Homer when he becomes diagnosed with narcolepsy, which makes him continually fall asleep.

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Lena Dunham will be a guest star on 'The Simpsons' later this year

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Lena Dunham Explains Why Fame Makes Her Feel "Gross"


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Lena Dunham isn't your typical celebrity, even though she created and stars in the hit HBO series 'Girls,' for which she has received two Golden Globes, the 28-year-old actress isn't a fan of the fame that comes with her career.

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Dunham admits the celebrity lifestyle makes her feel "gross"

While Dunham was interviewed with Elle's February edition, the magazine's 5th Annual Women in TV issue, she opened up about the strategy she uses to help her find her place in the "gross" world of celebrities.

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Lena Dunham's Birthday Present To Taylor Swift Is Now Her "New Most Cherished Possession" - See What It Is!


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One can only imagine that if you're best friends with Lena Dunham you can certainly expect your birthday presents to be thoughtful, if not slightly eccentric. And that's exactly what Taylor Swift found out when Dunham presented her with a less than conventional, but still pretty fabulous, birthday gift!

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Taylor Swift at the Z100's Jingle Ball in New York.

Read More: Taylor Swift Celebrates 25th Birthday In Style At NYC Jingle Ball.

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Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow And Gerard Butler Take On Not-So-Constructive Criticism On Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets


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If you’re one of those people, who like to tweet snarky comments at your favourite celebrities, you’re probably already familiar with Jimmy Kimmel’s segment Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. And if not, well, let me introduce you to a piece of quality entertainment.

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Gwyneth Paltrow wasn't too thrilled with the feedback she received.

Last night’s episode, featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Dunham and her royal highness Britney Spears was a pretty epic one. Seriously. Hearing Gwyneth Paltrow read out the words: "Gwyneth Paltrow you ugly ass big bird looking bitch, shut the f--k up," without even a flinch was a lesson in confidence indeed. And speaking of confidence, the queen of confidence herself, Lena Dunham, got stuck with reading: “Unpopular opinion: lena dunham's boobs are dog noses.”

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'Girls' Season 4 Trailer Promises Iowa, An Arrest & Shosh Finally Facing Reality!


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Girls is back! For a whole 1 minute 31 seconds. HBO released the official trailer for season 4 on Friday (7th November) and it's certainly got everyone talking!

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The cast of Girls (L-R): Driver, Williams, Kirke, Dunham, Mamet, Karpovsky.

Read More: Lena Dunham Responds To Allegations Of Sexually Abusing Sister.

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Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham signs copies of her book 'Not That Kind of Girl' at Waterstones Piccadilly - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 29th October 2014

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Lena Dunham Addresses 'Ghostbusters 3' Chatter, And Talks Naked Sex Scenes


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Since it was revealed earlier this month that American director Paul Feig will be helming a third 'Ghostbusters' movie with an all-female cast, there has been a lot of talk amongst the funniest females in Hollywood on who will feature in the flick.

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Will Dunham star in 'Ghostbusters 3?'

Lena Dunham, who co-created and stars in HBO's 'Girls,' is believed by many to be a frontrunner for a starring role in the project, and during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday (Oct 20th), she was finally asked about if the speculation was true.

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Lena Dunham To Adapt 'Catherine, Called Birdy' For The Big Screen


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Lena Dunham is set to adapt Karen Cushman's much loved 1994 children's book Catherine, Called Birdy as a feature film. The writer and actress - the brains behind HBO's Girls - confirmed the project at the New Yorker festival this week, revealing that she is working on a screenplay of the novel, set in 1290 England.

Lena DunhamLena Dunham is looing to adapt the novel 'Catherine, Called Birdy'

The book - which on the Newbery Honor and Golden Kite Award in 1995 - tells the story of a well-off baron whose daughter Catherine, a before-her-time feminist, is thirteen or fourteen years old. Much of Catherine's energy is consumed by avoiding the various suitors her father chooses for her to marry and she sends them all packing with various ruses. 

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Lena Dunham Won't Marry Longtime Love Jack Antonoff Until Gay Sister Can Legally Wed In All US States


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Although Lena Dunham and Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff have been dating for two solid years, the pair aren't planning on tying the knot until all states in the US legalize gay marriage, as of now only 19 states allow it.

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Dunham and Antonoff have bene dating for two years

This topic arose when Dunham was interviewed by Howard Stern, and she told the SiriusXM radio host she just moved in with her "life partner," Antonoff. This led Stern to ask the 28 year-old actress if she is against marriage.

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Lena Dunham Decides She Will Pay Opening Acts On ‘Not That Kind Of Girl’ Book Tour


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Writer and actress Lena Dunham has agreed to pay the opening acts on her book tour after coming under fire in an article published by Gawker. Dunham, who is about to embark on a 12 date tour to promote Not That Kind of Girl', admitted that the article had raised "some good points" and she has subsequently changed her mind on the issue.

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In the article questions were raised over the ‘Girls’ star’s decision not to pay her fellow performers, who were selected after an open call was put out online for video submissions. Seven performers were chosen and each act is local to the venue where Dunham is performing.

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Lena Dunham Has Never Seen 'Star Wars'. Adam Driver Has Never Seen 'Girls'


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Lena Dunham says that her friend and co-star Adam Driver finally persuaded her to watch Star Wars, but only because she insisted he watch 'Girls'. Driver is rumored to playing the primary villain in J.J Abrams 'Star Wars: Episode VII' and he asked Dunham to watch the original movie in the franchise ahead of the new movie.

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"The funny thing is I've never actually seen Star Wars," Dunham told E! Online, "I understand that this is a huge cultural phenomenon but I get none of the references. As a young woman growing up in New York City it's actually not that hard to avoid Star Wars. It's not that hard to move out of Star Wars circles."

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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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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff - 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Lena Dunham - 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014

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Martin Short, Lena Dunham and Alan Cummings - The Book Expo America 2014 held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 31st May 2014

Lena Dunham - The Adult Book and Author Breakfast during the 2014 Book Expo - New York, United States - Saturday 31st May 2014

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Lena Dunham - the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. - New York, New York, United States - Monday 5th May 2014

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Lena Dunham - 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Outside Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 5th May 2014

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Video - Lena Dunham Glitters In Gold At The Point Foundation Gala


'Girls' star Lena Dunham looked dazzling in a gold dress on the red carpet at the Point Foundation's charity gala in New York City. The organisation held the event to raise awareness and funds for their work with poverty stricken African children and their bid to help them get educated and survive.

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A Week In News: 'Divergent' Dominates, A "Conscious Uncoupling," And Teenage Turtles Suit Up


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Gwyneth Paltrow & Chris Martin Split: Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin announced this week that they were splitting up. Well, instead they described their split as a "conscious uncoupling," a phrase that drew scorn and mockery from the internet. The pair had reportedly been testing their separation for a year and finally decided to go public. In an entry on the Iron Man star's website, the couple explained that being parents to their two children was the priority for them right now.

L'Wren Scott's Will: The last will and testament of the late fashion designer L'Wren Scott has been made public. The former model was found hanged in her Manhattan apartment on Monday 17th March whilst her boyfriend, Mick Jagger, was on tour with the Rolling Stones. Jagger is the only named beneficiary in L'Wren's will, with her adoptive siblings explicitly denied any of her $9 million estate. Scott's sister, Jan Shane, has lashed out at the Jagger's for turning the designer's death into a "media circus" - read about what else she had to say.

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Joan Rivers Says Lena Dunham Promotes Obesity, Urges 'Girls' Star To "Look Better"


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Joan Rivers has slammed Lena Dunham for being overweight in a new interview on The Howard Stern Show. The 80 year-old television personality heavily criticised the Girls writer and actress' stance on body image, namely that she doesn't feel the need to conform to the more Hollywood ideals of female body shape. Comedian Rivers is known for her tendency for incendiary comments but in her radio interview with Stern she drove home her distaste for Dunham's image despite the host's attempt to defend the 27 year-old star.

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Joan Rivers Branded Lena Dunham "Fat" & Accused Her Of Promoting Obesity.

"Let me ask you something. Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresses above the knee?" Rivers asked on Tuesday. "I think the thing we love about her is that she doesn't give a s**t," Stern replied, referring to Dunham's body positive philosophy. "Oh, every woman gives a s**t," Rivers retorted, adding "That's wrong. You are sending a message out saying 'It's okay. Stay fat. Get diabetes. Everybody die. Lose your fingers.'" Stern argued back: "I don't think she's sending a message to anyone other than 'I want to make you laugh.'"

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Kim And Kanye Aren't The Only Unlikely Cover Stars Of 'Vogue'


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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West hve finally fulfilled their dream of becoming are Vogue cover stars and well not everybody’s sharing in their joy. It seems some just don't think Kimye are 'Vogue' enough to feature on the fashion bible's cover. Surely Vogue reader's should be used to a less than typical cover star by now? Aparently not, but maybe Kimye can take solace in knowing that these four stars didn't have the easiest Vogue ride either. 

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'Girls' Finale: With Tension, Tears And Tantrums We Bid Farewell To Season Three


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The third season of Girls managed to pack more into its half hour, Lena Dunham-directed finale episode than the rest of the entire season combined. With major plot movements for many of the show's key characters, Dunham took her show in a bold new direction with fans hanging on for the crucial "what happened next" season four opener.

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Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Has Made Its Season Three Departure.

Season three's twelfth and final episode, entitled 'Two Plane Rides,' began with a double revelation; the first hit when Hannah bumped into Adam's sister, Caroline, who had been living downstairs with Hannah's ex-stalker Laird and revealed that the pair were expecting a baby. The news coincided with Hannah opening a letter informing her that she'd been accepted on to the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop course. Her smile said it all.

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Lena Dunham "Disgusted" With Woody Allen: "I'm Decidedly Pro-Dylan Farrow"


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Lena Dunham has become one of the only celebrities to comment publically on the familial tension between director Woody Allen, his ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow and their adopted daughter Dylan Farrow. Dylan and Mia have accused the filmmaker of molesting his daughter when she was young, with Dylan detailing her abuse in a New York Times open letter.

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'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Has Offered Her Two Cents On Claims Woody Allen Molested His Daughter.

In her letter, Dylan admonishes actors who have worked with Allen by name, including Scarlett Johansson and Cate Blanchett, claiming they had "turned a blind eye" to her father's behaviour and had condoned his actions by continuing to work with him. Allen has fiercely denied the claims, which were first dismissed by a police investigator in the early nineties, but Mia and Dylan have pressed on with their allegations.

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Is Lena Dunham Retiring From Acting, Already?


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Lena Dunham has hinted that she will quit acting in the near future, to concentrate on writing. The 'Girls' star covers the April issue of Glamour and it was in the accompanying interview that the 27-year-old dropped the bombshell.

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"I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore," Dunham admitted. "I'm always relieved on the days I don't have to. I'd rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts."

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Lena Dunham At SXSW - A Case Study In Not Hating Celebrities, Even When They're Wrong


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Lena Dunham’s speech at SXSW was everything her supporters wanted it to be. The Girls creator did apologize again for that highly publicized molestation tweet – an actual full apology this time. It was about time, after the Twitter hate had been simmering for a couple of days. At the time she tweeted: ”I just made and deleted a not so great molestation joke. Sorry guys. I am really sleepy. SNL has a way bigger audience than our usual cozy girls audience, so I was seeing a rash of very different kinds of twitter rage.”

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Lena Dunham gets it wrong often, but when it's right, it's very, very right.

In back-to-back tweets she added, “But I should know better, and do. Even naked girls get embarrassed. Sleep well and thanks for an amazing weekend.” It wasn’t enough to quell that infamous online rage. More to the point, Dunham talked about her experience in filmmaking, about funding for projects and her favorite topic, women in film and television, according to Variety. Dunham explained her “beg, borrow and steal” mentality when it comes to filmmaking. In the early days of her career, she maxed out a credit card, donated her $5,000 worth of babysitting funds, borrowed money from her parents and her best friend’s parents to make her DIY movies. According to her philosophy, creators have to create, no excuses. As she put it, “lack of budget is no longer an excuse. (I realized) holding up a camera and letting people wander around documentary style is no longer acceptable.”

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Was That Molestation Joke Lena Dunham's First Real Misstep? Well Handled.


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Most of us have made a really inappropriate joke and seen our friends’ faces screw up with a mixture of displaced embarrassment and genuine fear. The difference is, most of us don’t have millions of people following us on Twitter, buying our DVDs and listening to our opinions.

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We won’t repeat the joke that Lena Dunham Tweeted out – if you really want to search it out and find it, you will – but it was bad enough for her to immediately delete it and apologise to her fans, putting down her misjudged gag to sleepiness.

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"Girls" Meets Genesis In Lena Dunham's Best SNL Sketch


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Saturday Night Live has always been strong on the topical sketches, but Lorne Michaels and co. really nailed it this week, Using the chance to have guest host Lena Dunham do what she does best – act, while not wearing any clothes, SNL had her star in a Girls-meets-Genesis sketch that will be remembered through the ages.

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What happens when you set Girls in the Garden of Eden? Not much changes, apparently.

Dunham played her character Hannah, except put in Eve’s non-existent shoes, while Taran Killam is Adam Driver as the actual original Adam. Well, no one can say that Dunham isn’t self aware after this sketch. With lines like: “Can you please not apple-shame me right now?” “Even for Adam and Eve, there’s a lot of nudity,” and “Seriously, I know I committed original sin, but at least it’s original and I think I deserve some credit for that. Or at least a publishing deal,” it’s a spot on impression of Dunham’s HBO show. Oh and there’s the golden “I’m three days old! I don’t even have health insurance” bit. Whoever wrote that sketch, clearly knows their stuff.

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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 - The cast of Girls leaving the UK premiere of season three at Haymarket Cineworld, heading over to the after party at Cafe de Paris - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Evan Jonigkeit, Zosia Mamet, Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Richard E. Grant - Girls - UK premiere of the third series held at the Cineworld Haymarket - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner - The U.K. premiere of 'Girls' held at Cineworld Cinemas - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 15th January 2014

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Lady Gaga Gets Critical Over "Too Beautiful" Picture On 'Glamour' Front Cover


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Lady GaGa stars as the front cover star of December's edition of Glamour magazine. In her feature interview, the star discusses her new album, her insecurities and beauty and body image in today's society, arguments that are kind of condescended against when you notice how photoshopped Gaga's picture is on the front of the magazine.

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Gaga attended the event with her hair in a bunch, like the above photo, and an all-white suit

It turns out that Gaga was unwittingly photoshopped like mad for the cover picture, and in a show of defiance the singer has called out the magazine for doctoring her image so much. Gaga didn't just write a tweet or an open letter to dispute the image though, instead she went right to the source and called out the magazine in their own yard.

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"Girls XXX" Is Not A Title Lena Dunham Likes To Hear


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It was bound to happen eventually – Lena Dunham’s hit HBO series Girls now has a porn parody. Rule 34 strikes again – namely that, if something exists, so does porn about it. The decision to, um, adapt Girls is a bit of a weird one though – since the show, written, directed and produced by Dunham, already has its fair share of nudity and sex scenes. Now before you go googling the thing – as we suspect most people reading this will do – be warned: it will get pretty weird. Adult film star Richie Calhoun, who plays lead character Hannah's boyfriend Adam in “This Ain’t Girls XXX” (not the best title by far) had this to say about the production to adult entertainment site xbiz.com: “I tried to make it as weird as possible. I tried to say really weird things and do really weird positions.”

The premise of the whole video is pretty simple. Hannah leaves Adam to experiment with homosexuality, but later returns to men. It doesn’t sound all that thrilling, but the shoddy premise probably isn’t the only reason for Lena Dunham’s disapproval. And the Girls creator certainly isn’t happy about the video’s existence, as she shared on Twitter this Thursday.

“I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it's simply exhausting,” she commented via the social network.

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When Lena Dunham Met Sarah Jessica Parker At The Met Ball [Pictures]


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What could possibly happen should Lena Dunham ever meet her hero Sarah Jessica Parker? That's what fans of the Girls star have asked themselves over the past year, but the waiting is finally up: the two women have finally met, at New York's Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala on Monday night (May 6, 2013).

Dunham has made no secret of her love for Sex and the City or its influence on her award winning show. During an interview with TIME magazine, the writer and actress explained, "That was sort of the first thought was that Shoshanna [Zosia Mamet's character] would have moved to New York because of Sex in the City.  And a lot of these girls, even Hannah who might make fun of the girl who wears the "I'm a Carrie" T-shirt, part of the reason she came to New York is clearly because she thought she was a Carrie. It's almost like not only is this a show that talks about Sex and the City, these are women who couldn't exist without Sex and the City."

So what happened when Dunham met Parker? Well, there was plenty of hugging, plenty of air-kissing and plenty of animated conversation. Dunham wore a slender black Erdem gown while Parker, 48, opted for a Giles Deacon satiny print gown with mohawk-style headdress.

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Lena Dunham And Frank Ocean Among TIME 100 Gala Honourees For 2013 [Photos]


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Frank Ocean at the TIME 100 Gala in New York 

It was the annual TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night (April 23rd 2013) celebrating this year's most influential faces from world leaders to movie stars and the red carpet was full of stars waiting to congratulate the 2013 list.

Grammy winning superstar Christina Aguilera dazzled at Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York looking classy and much trimmer than she has been in recent months and making the TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World list in the Artists category. She was joined by 2013 Grammy and BRIT artist Frank Ocean who has dominated the R&B industry with his spectacular debut album 'Channel Orange' and his rather inspiring love life confessions. Talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon (of 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon') and Jimmy Kimmel (of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!') were also present, as was 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston whose crime drama has won him a Primetime Emmy. Lena Dunham landed a place in the Icons category for her comedy show 'Girls' which has won her a Golden Globe. Other honourees included Perry Chen, the founder of Kickstarter - a creative project fund-raising website, who reached the Pioneers list, and fashion designer Michael Kors who hit the list of influential Titans of the world.

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Was Christopher Abbott Booted Off 'Girls'?


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After reports recently started circulating that Christopher Abbott, who plays the character of Charlie on HBO’s Girls, wasn’t exactly getting along with the show’s creator Lena Dunham, the announcement has now been made that he will not be returning for Season 3. A source alleged: "They’ve just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena. He didn’t like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map."

Creative disagreements? It’s possible, but Abbott’s rep didn’t let anything slip in his statement, confirming the news: "(Chris) is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd (Apatow), and the entire ‘Girls’ cast and crew, but right now he’s working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show.”

So what exactly are these other projects? A role on a rising HBO series seems like a cushy gig, so the actor must have something equally as exciting lined up, right? Well, his next film is the indie flick The Sleepwalker. Hardly a step up from Girls. Meanwhile, Lena Dunham didn’t seem the least bit fussed about the actor’s departure, and instead devoted her Twitter stream to praising the current It-girl of pop, Taylor Swift.

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Christopher Abbott Abruptly Leaves 'Girls' After "Issues" With Lena Dunham


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Just when things were hotting up between Christopher Abbott's character Charlie and Allison Williams' Marnie on HBO series Girls, the actor has abruptly left the series due to issues he was having with creator Lena Dunham. Abbott played Marnie's college sweetheart Charlie, a sort of weedy good-looking New Yorker who ends up becoming super-desirable after setting up his own social media company and renting a swanky office in Manhattan.

Anyway, his character was just beginning to gain a little prominence in the show - which follows the lives of various twenty-somethings in Brooklyn - when he had an almighty row with Dunham over the direction of season three. They've just started work on Season 3, and Chris is at odds with Lena," a source said. "He didn't like the direction things are going in, which seems a bit odd since the show put him on the map," said a source familiar with the discussions. 

Abbott's representative offered little in the way of a full explanation for his sudden departure, though did say, "[Chris] is grateful for the experience of collaborating with Lena, Judd[Apatow], and the entire 'Girls' cast and crew, but right now he's working on numerous other projects and has decided not to return to the show." He recently appeared in the indie movie 'Burma' which debuted at SCSW last month and is set to star in drama 'The Sleepwalker' from director Mona Fastvold. The movie tells the story of a woman whose life is shattered over the course of a long weekend when her estranged sister Christine arrives unannounced in the middle of the night, with no memory of how she got there. 

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Anne Hathaway 'Is A Feminist,' Says Girls Star Lena Dunham


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Anne Hathaway came in for some undeserving criticism at the Oscars on Sunday (February 24, 2013), despite winning Best Supporting Actress in one of the most one-sided categories in Academy Awards history.

First was the criticism of her wardrobe choice after she swiftly swapped Valentino for Prada after seeing Amanda Seyfried's outfit. Then came discontent over her apparently well-rehearsed acceptance speech, deemed disrespectful to her fellow nominees. Ms Hathaway is by no means our favourite actress, though who can blame her for going over her lines a couple of times? She'd won the Oscar the moment she signed up for Les Miserables.

Anyway, Hathaway has found a friend in Girls star Lena Dunham who jumped to the actress's defense on Twitter. "Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause," she posted.

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This Is 40 Review


Very Good

This overlong comedy is so episodic that watching it is exactly like sitting through five episodes of a sitcom back-to-back. It's funny and enjoyable, with characters we enjoy watching, but they continually spiral back to where they started, and in the end we feel like there's been a lot of fuss about nothing. Even so, the script offers plenty of hilarious observational humour, and the cast is thoroughly entertaining.

Reprising their roles from Knocked Up, Rudd and Mann play Debbie and Pete, who turn 40 within a week of each other. But Debbie isn't coping very well with it, and her emotions swing wildly from steamy lust to fiery rage while Pete just tries to hang on. Their daughters (played by Apatow and Mann's real daughters Maude and Iris) each have their own issues to stir into the mix. And then Pete's needy father (Brooks) turns up with problems of his own, forcing Debbie to think about her own distant father (Lithgow). Meanwhile, the economic crunch is causing problems for both of their businesses.

Yes, both of them own businesses. This is not the typical struggling 40-something couple, so it's not easy to sympathise with many of their issues. Fortunately, Apatow's dialog is packed with brazen honesty and an appreciation for rude gags that keep us laughing even in the absence of an actual storyline we can get involved in (although there's one major plot point along the way). Rudd and Mann were arguably the best thing in Knocked Up, so it's great to let them take the spotlight here, making the most of their sparky interaction. And aside from experts like Brooks and Lithgow, there is a continual stream of superb side roles, including Fox as Debbie's oversexed and possibly embezzling employee and McCarthy as a furious school parent (her big scene is expanded into a brilliantly improvised outtake riff in the closing credits).

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Ben Affleck Scoops Up Yet Another Director Award For Argo At DGAs


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The awards just keep on coming for Ben Affleck and his CIA drama Argo, as the actor/director/producer/writer and all-round Renaissance man picked up the award for Best Director at the Director's Guild of America Awards last night.

This makes six awards given to Affleck for directing alone, including a Golden Globe, and the DGA one might not even be his last. The latest award also seems to suggest even more strongly that Affleck will pick up the Best Picture Oscar at the end of the month alongside his fellow producers George Clooney and Grant Heslov, but something tells us that after his latest success Affleck might still be ruing his snub from the director category.

During his acceptance speech, Affleck admitted that he may still have some way to go before he can call himself a director, with Argo being only his third film behind the lens (after the critically acclaimed Gone Baby Gone and The Town) he said, "I don't think that this makes me a real director, but I think it means I'm on my way." Backstage he addressed the Oscar snub too, modestly saying, "you're not entitled to anything."

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Lena Dunham To Start Work On New HBO Show After 'Girls' Success


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Lena Dunham couldn't be hotter property right given the massive success that iw her HBO show Girls and now the comedienne is set to to pen a brand new series for the premium cable channel about personal shopper Betty Halbreich.

Often touted as the successor to the hugely successful Sex in the City, the Girls creator will now be concentrating her time on the woman who inspired the fashion - Halbreich, the the personal shopping empress that has been functioning as New York's fashion heart beat since 1976.

Dunham has been signed up by HBO to adapt the fashion Queen's soon-to-be-published memoir All Dressed Up and Everywhere To Go, which follows the life of the now 85-year-old fashion kingpin. According to a spokesperson from the network, the upcoming show will follow the same successful format that has worked so well for the BBC memoir interpretation Call The Midwife, which is based on the diaries of 1950s London midwife Jennifer Worth.

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HBO Acquires Girls Season Three, Lena Dunham Has 6 Year Contract


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Brainchild of Lena Dunham, Girls has been acquired by HBO for a third season, and maybe even a fourth, fifth and sixth season, given that Dunham revealed to Alec Baldwin that she had signed a 6 year contract with the mega-network.

Having just won two Golden Globe awards, it's unsurprising that HBO has been clamouring to keep the tidy little money maker on its books. "I'm so excited [for the third season]," she told Baldwin. "You know, it's not clear. I mean HBO contractually has me I think as an actor for six years but as a writer and director -- I should pay more attention to my deals, but I'm just so excited to have my job, I just go, 'Okay, whatever you say.'" Dunham also signed a $3.5m publishing contract last year with Random House for a book of a collection of her essays, titled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned.

Judd Appatow will continue to be on board as producer for the third season. He's the guy behind Anchorman, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, creating a niche and style of comedy movie for himself. He's also the man Bridesmaids, a comedy about and starring girls, which probably was good experience for producing a show named right after that gender. 

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Howard Stern Just Can't Get A Rise Out Of "Girls" Creator Lena Dunham


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Is it a foot-in-mouth, if Howard Stern does it?

Maybe not, since it is pretty much the shock jock’s job to offend people, but the rare occasion has come when Howard Stern himself has apologized, NY Daily News reports. Well, sort of. After Stern called Girls creator Lena Dunham a “little fat chick” in one of his radio rants, he later had this to add: “I felt bad because I really do love the show Girls," he said on air Monday (January 14). "I admire the girl who writes it. It makes me feel bad, and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she's just a talentless little fat chick.” Wonder how people got that idea.

To her credit, Dunham’s response to Stern’s trolling was quite gracious: "I think Howard Stern's really earned the right to freedom of speech," she told the Daily News' Confidenti@l column at the "Girls" second-season premiere event. After her success at the Golden Globes, Dunham can certainly afford to be noble, and it’s made Stern alter his words as well: "Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going." What, did anyone actually expect Howard Stern to be nice?

Howard Stern Attempts Backtrack After Calling Lena Dunham A "Little Fat Girl"


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Howard Stern, to his credit, has really tried to make things better after insulting Girls creator, Lena Dunham. Unfortunately, and to his discredit, the things he said were pretty awful, and almost impossible to come back from. 

Stern called Dunham "a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill" and that watching the her multi-award winning (most recently Golden Globe winning) show Girls, "feels like a rape" adding "I don't want to see that." Now, that's nasty stuff whatever the context, but he's picked up his shovel named contrition and started digging for light. "I felt bad because I really do love the show 'Girls,' and enjoy it, and I admire the girl who writes it," Stern said of Dunham on Monday. "It makes me feel bad, and I think she is getting the impression that I somehow think she's just a talentless little fat chick."

We can't really speak for Dunham, she does that for herself in her interviews, and via Girls which, again, has wowed critics and fans alike, winning loads of awards on the way. We can, however, suggest to Stern, that if he doesn't want people to get the impression he thinks they're talentless little fat chicks, then he shouldn't call them little fat chicks. It's easy. Really easy stuff. Dunham, clearly unperturbed by his comments, told Letterman, "It put me in the best mood! I just want to be like, my gravestone says, 'She was a little fat chick and she got it going.'" 

Will Poor James Corden Ever Make It Onto Lena Dunham's Girls?


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British star James Corden says he's still holding out for a role on Lena Dunham's Golden Globe winning comedy series Girls. The Gavin & Stacey actor was sounded out by Dunham and co-writer Jenni Konner for the first series, though his commitments to Broadway show One Man, Two Guvnors meant he was unable to take part.

The 34-year-old says he's still keen to hook up with Dunham - considered one of the most exciting writing talents in television. "I was approached to be in the first series but had to decline due to work commitments; I really hope it works out that I can be in the show in the future. I think working with Lena would be an amazing experience," Corden told Company magazine. The season two premiere of Girls aired on Sunday (January 13, 2013) to unanimous praise from critics. It follows the story of various twenty-somethings living in New York City, though without the glitz and glamour of Sex and the City, Gossip Girl and the like. Corden added, "Girls is smart, funny, moving and completely original. Lena Dunham has written a show about real people in real situations, and the best thing about it is that real people love it. It also has - what I think to be - one of the best male performances ever by Adam, played by Adam Driver. His performance is so captivating and brilliant."

Writer Konner revealed he had approached Corden for the show having become "obsessed" with Gavin & Stacey, the BBC comedy that made the actor a household name. 

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'She's A Fat Little Girl,' But Girls' Lena Dunham Brushes Off Howard Stern Comments


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Howard Stern has used his shock-jock tactics so many times on his radio show that, surely, we should all have long since ceased to be getting shocked by him. However, he was at it once again recently, dissing the recent Golden Globe-winning HBO show Girls, and calling its star Lena Dunham a “fat little girl”.

'It's a little fat girl who kinda looks like Jonah Hill and she keeps taking her clothes off and it kind of feels like rape. She seems - it's like - I don't want to see that,' Stern said, according to the Daily Mail. “I learned that this little fat chick writes the show and directs the show and that makes sense to me because she's such a camera hog that the other characters barely are on” he continued, boringly. “My opinion, if I was a producer on that, I'd say, 'Honey, you're a little too close to the project. You need to allow the other characters to breathe a little and let us get invested in them,' he added whilst the world checked their watch. “Good for her. It's hard for little fat chicks to get anything going.”

Dunham took it very well indeed, telling David Letterman “I did find out that Howard Stern really hates [Girls]. I'm a Howard Stern fan, and really think he has earned the right to free speech and he should just go for it.” Continuing, she added 'But he did say something that is so funny that I wanna get it on my gravestone: 'Congrats to her (Dunham). It's so hard for little fat chicks to get anything going these days'. I want my gravestone to say, 'she was a little fat chick and she got it going'.” The actress has had plenty of support on Twitter in light of the comments, whilst celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson told Us Weekly “He’s, like, literally desensitized himself so much over the years. That guy doesn’t know what’s sexy. What is sexy is the way that Lena exposes herself, exposes her soul, wears her heart on her sleeves and is so freaking confident — that’s sexy.”

Globes Globes Best Dressed 2013: Who Got It Right? (Pictures)


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Ok, so we know you fickle bunch want to know who the Golden Globes' best dressed stars were for 2013. You don't give a damn about Argo winning Best Picture, or Ben Affleck winning Best Director right? You want to know who got it right on the red carpet, and we don't blame you.

One thing particularly apparent at the Golden Globes 2013 was that actresses were prepared to take style chances. Not every outfit worked out, but it was worth the risk for many of Hollywood's biggest names. Cherry red was a favored color, while cut-out dresses, black gowns and intricate detailing were in abundance.  

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Controversial Girls Returning To HBO On Sunday


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Lena Dunham’s Girls is set to return to HBO this Sunday and sadly, the show itself isn’t raising nearly as much hype as its creator.

Lena Dunham herself has been stirring up some controversy, mostly with her penchant for onscreen nudity. And while you’d think that, since this isn’t the 1950s after all, we’ve all worked past our collective issues with nudity, it would seem that now people are getting just as hung up about it, only in the opposite direction.

Dunham’s apparently comfortable enough in her body to display it onscreen and while there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it would seem that critics are going so far in praising that quirk of her character, that they are portraying Girls as some sort of cultural Zeitgeist. And, as fun as the series may be, it is just a half-hour comedy. Nothing more, nothing less. A good, fresh comedy it may be, but it is by no means changing the world. And that’s ok, since it was never out to change the world anyway, which is what some of those, praising the show and its creator seem to think. Nevertheless, this second season is shaping up to be the deciding one for Girls. So you may want to tune in to HBO tomorrow night at 9pm ET and make up your own mind.

HBO Reveal Second Girls Season 2 Trailer!


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Everyone’s getting pretty pumped about the new series of Girls, and they’ve even more reason to be so now that HBO have revealed a trailer ahead of the forthcoming second season.

"Everybody acts like I'm nuts," Lena Dunham's character Hannah says in the new trailer. "I'm not nuts, I just want to feel it all." It’s hard to tell whether she’s going to feel it all or not in this short trailer, which you can see below. It’s the second to be released by the network, with the show based around some of the 26 year-old Dunham’s real life experiences. Presumably this gives it a bit of a shelf life given that eventually they’ll just be getting up to the parts of Dunham’s life when she’s starting to make an HBO drama about some of her real life experiences in some sort of incredibly dull Groundhog day scenario.

That said, for now the show’s proved hugely popular since it began in April of this year, and it up for a few nods in some forthcoming awards, not least the Golden Globes where it’s been nominated for Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical, with Dunham nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy Or Musical. The second season is due to get underway on January 13, 2013 - check out the trailer below.

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Demi Moore's New Boyfriend: 7 Things To Know About Vito Schnabel


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Demi Moore's new boyfriend is 26 years-old. That's 3 years younger than her ex-husband Ashton Kutcher - as Alan Partridge might say, "Cashback". Ok, so art dealer Vito Schnabel might not be as rich as the Two and a Half Men star, but we reckon he's still got a healthy bank balance.

They reportedly got together at a lavish 50th birthday party in India, thrown by supermodel Naomi Campbell for her billionaire boyfriend Vladimir Doronin. A source said, "They were dancing and grinding all over each other, openly, in front of other guests." So who is this mysterious art dealer? Here's 7 things you should know about Demi's new love, Vito Schnabel.

1. He's only 26. Ok, so we've already gone through this, but it's probably worth repeating. It pretty much sets in stone the long held theory that Moore loves a younger man.

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Your First Time: Lena Dunham's Unusual Method Of Supporting Barack Obama (Video)


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Wow, Barack Obama really does have all the cool kids on his side, doesn’t he? The hip-hop community are falling over themselves to show their support for Obama, with Jay Z and Beyonce leading the charge there. Chris Rock’s been piping up about his love for Obama, too, as have Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. And the latest in line to go public in their love for the President of the United States of America, in the run-up to next month’s elections is the comedian Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s hot new comedy Girls.

Entitled ‘Your First Time,’ the video starts off with Lena talking seductively about the kind of guy that you want your ‘first time’ to be with and of course, you’ll start off assuming that she’s talking about losing your virginity, as she says things like “The first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy. Someone who really cares about and understands women… a guy who cares whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control.” Pretty quickly, though, you realize that Lena isn’t talking about sex at all, but voting for the first time and quips that when she did, she went from being a girl to a woman.

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Lena Dunham Set To Write An Advice Book For Girls


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Almost all of Lena Dunham's work to date has been semi-autobiographical. Her hit US comedy drama 'Girls' has some story-lines based loosely on her own 'real-life' occurrences. Tiny Furniture, Dunham's second feature-length film, that won a host of awards, saw her play the main character Aura, and Dunham's own mother and sister play Aura's mother and sister, respectively. One can't help but wonder whether the characters and plot line may, in fact, be based upon herself, mother and sister. All the signs are there.


Almost all of Dunham's semi-autobiographic work is also brilliantly witty, enjoyable and clever. So, when it's released that Dunham is set to write a book largely based on her own life and subsequent advice rising from her own life experiences, we can't help but be a little excited.


The Browbeat blog on Slate.com announced that “according to the proposal” the book will include “candid accounts of losing her virginity, trying to eat well (detailed diet journal included), obsessing about death... along with tips about how to stay focused on work, how not to ruin a potential relationship, and... will recount various ways in which older men continue to be condescending and sexist”. All of which sound like solid ground for a brilliantly hilarious read.

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This Is 40 Trailer


'This Is 40' is a spin-off of 2007 film 'Knocked Up' and surrounds the lives of husband and wife Pete and Debbie. Debbie is the sister of Alison, the woman who the 'Knocked Up' main protagonist Ben gets pregnant after a one night stand. Debbie's own tempestuous relationship with Pete is touched upon in this film when she and him separate briefly after she finds out he keeps disappearing at strange hours to play fantasy baseball thus finding an escape from married life. 'This Is 40' follows their marriage in more depth some years on. Debbie is turning forty and is generally depressed about life let alone her marriage, Pete is finding more ways to escape and their kids are going through difficult stages.

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