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Lena Dunham covers the latest Glamour Magazine, talks about her constant nudity on ‘Girls’


Lena Dunham lands the latest cover of Glamour Magazine, and she looks great! It’s not nearly as photoshopped as her recent cover of Vogue, which I find refreshing. She’s proud of her body, why not highlight her natural body, and not make her look like someone she’s not? I think the pictures and styling are great, and it’s one of the better photoshoots I’ve seen of her.

On Woody Allen: “I find the most recent revelations about his life really challenging. I hated that Mia Farrow had been bullied because the man she was [splitting up with] was the most powerful cultural figure in New York and therefore nobody wanted to look at his behaviour. I’m grateful to Dylan Farrow for her bravery in speaking out. I’m disappointed that Woody Allen thought discussing his ex’s sexual history and shaming her was an effective strategy in arguing his innocence.”

On her heroes: “I think I want my heroes to embody values I can agree with in their work and life.”

‘Girls’ helped her love her own body: “I think I radicalized my relationship to my own body in order to accept it. To make my body a prop in my work gave it a value I didn’t feel it had before. At the Golden Globes I had a little bit of fat bubbling over, but I love how that looks. It looks so bountiful. It reminded me of corset dramas. They’ll be a point – maybe when I’m pregnant or when I have kids – when I just want to have my body for myself.”

On her boyfriend of two years, Jack Antonoff: “I remember talking with him on our first date and him being like ‘God, all the articles about your nudity on the show are such bulls—t’. I think women are conditioned to stand by their man and watch them make it to the top, but most men never believe the person they get into a relationship with is going to rise any higher than she was when they met. It takes a very special, evolved person to be able to deal with change within a relationship.”

On her good friend Taylor Swift: “She helps me be stronger and make better decisions.”


Posted Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 at 11:11am
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PREVIEW: Lena Dunham to host SNL this weekend!

"Girls" Season Three Premiere

Lena Dunham is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, with musical guest “The Nationals.”

In the promo for her upcoming stint as host, Lena goes back and forth with cast member Kate McKinnon.

“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EST/ 10:30 p.m. CST on NBC.

Posted Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 10:10am
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Lena Dunham hosting SNL on March 8th!


Lena Dunham will host Saturday Night Live on March 8th, according to NBC.

This will be the ‘Girls’ star’s first time hosting the show. Musical guest will be The National, also their SNL debut.

Lena broke the news herself, “Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true. Can’t wait to debut my character “girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say”!”

SNL returns March 1 with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck.

Speaking of Lena ….. are you guys still watching ‘Girls’? It’s been a weird season, hasn’t it? This last episode was good, but it was the 8th episode, and in my opinion, the first good episode of the season. That’s a long time to wait!

According to EW, ratings are LOW for ‘Girls,’ and I’m not surprised. ‘True Detective’ is AMAZING, however. Please tell me you’re watching it. It’s brilliant.

This is so not surprising to anybody who’s watching HBO’s True Detective: The freshman drama’s ratings have climbed to a series high.

Sunday’s episode of Detective had a best-yet 2.6 million viewers for its first airing at 9 p.m., up 13 percent from its previous high, which was the crime anthology’s Jan. 13 season premiere. Across three plays for the night, Detective racked up 3.6 million, also a new best. During the season to date, Detective has an average audience of 10.9 million viewers across all HBO plays and platforms.

While dramas on broadcast network often launch to high ratings, given their big platform and heavy publicity, and then ebb steadily downward, dramas that debut on cable networks like HBO often launch to modest numbers and then slowly gain viewers. At least, that’s what the successful ones do.

Curiously, HBO has not yet officially announced a second season for True Detective, though everybody is (rightly) assuming there will be one. HBO often gives a drama a pretty quick renewal out of the gate if the ratings are strong or the buzz is big; True Detective has solidish numbers and strong acclaim and early awards buzz. Creator Nic Pizzolatto seemed to tease on Twitter earlier this week that next season, which will have a different cast, might star two female detectives.

The rest of HBO’s evening was less impressive: Girls had 916,000 viewers at 10 p.m. (1.3 million for the night) while freshman series Looking hit a series high at 10:30 p.m. with 519,000 viewers (749,000 for night). Season to date, Girls is at 4.3 million and Looking is at 2 million.



Posted Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 at 9:09am
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Lena Dunham’s book is coming!

Lena Dunham took to Instagram yesterday morning to show off the cover of her new book, called “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’.”

The ‘Girls’ creator wrote, “It’s official. Coming 10/7/14.”

Lena struck a deal with Random House for over $3.5 million after the huge success of her HBO comedy. “We’re thrilled to welcome Lena to Random House. Her skill on the page as a writer is remarkable — fresh, wise, so assured. She is that rare literary talent that will only grow from strength to strength and we look forward to helping her build a long career as an author,” said the editor–in–chief of Random House, Susan Kamil.

“Not That Kind of Girl” is now available for preorder on, and here’s an introduction by Dunham:

If I can take what I’ve learned in this life and make one treacherous relationship or degrading job easier for you, perhaps even prevent you from becoming temporarily vegan, then every misstep of mine will have been worthwhile. This book contains stories about wonderful nights with terrible boys and terrible days with wonderful friends, about ambition and the two existential crises I had before the age of twenty. About fashion and its many discontents. About publicly sharing your body, having to prove yourself in a meeting full of fifty-year-old men, and the health fears (tinnitus, lamp dust, infertility) that keep me up at night. I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you with this book, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or having the kind of sexual encounter where you keep your sneakers on. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a registered dietician. I am not a married mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in self-actualization, sending hopeful dispatches from the front lines of that struggle.

Would you read Lena’s book? I think she’s pretty awesome, but I don’t know if I need to read her book…

Posted Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 8:08am
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Lena Dunham responds to $10,000 bounty for her un-photoshopped Vogue pics


Last week we got our first look at Lena Dunham’s Vogue magazine cover. The photos were taken by Annie Leibovitz, and almost as soon as they hit the web, people were digging for the original, un-photoshopped pics. The website Jezebel offered anyone $10,000 to provide the original, un-retouched Leibovitz photos. Within a few hours, the pictures surfaced, showing how much Vogue edited the pictures. If you’re interested, you can see the photos here.

I do think it’s interesting how much Vogue changed the pictures. Of course, they had to photoshop here and there, but I found it odd they would do SO MUCH photoshopping for Lena, who really gives a “I don’t give a f**k” attitude about what people think of her body.

Lena was asked by Slate what she thought about Jezebel putting a bounty out on the original photos:

On tour in Paris on Friday, the actress/director/writer/voice of her generation told Slate France:

“I understand that for people there is a contradiction between what I do and being on the cover of Vogue; but frankly I really don’t know what the photoshopping situation is, I can’t look at myself really objectively in that way. I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am. And I felt that was very lucky and that all the editors understood my persona, my creativity and who I am. I haven’t been keeping track of all the reactions, but I know some people have been very angry about the cover and that confuses me a little. I don’t understand why, photoshop or no, having a woman who is different than the typical Vogue cover girl, could be a bad thing.”

[As for the apparent paradox between the spirit of Girls and the spirit of Vogue, Dunham replied:]

“A fashion magazine is like a beautiful fantasy. Vogue isn’t the place that we go to look at realistic women, Vogue is the place that we go to look at beautiful clothes and fancy places and escapism and so I feel like if the story reflects me and I happen to be wearing a beautiful Prada dress and surrounded by beautiful men and dogs, what’s the problem? If they want to see what I really look like go watch the show that I make every single week.”

Here’s my thing…. what woman, in her right mind, wouldn’t say yes to some photoshopping. If it were possible to photoshop that double chin, zit, flubber, stretch marks away….who wouldn’t go for it. I think most women would opt for a little re-touching. You can’t blame her….


Posted Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 9:09am
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