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When She Caught Sight Of Herself In The Jumbotron, She Knew Something Was Very Wrong

7/15/2015 4:43pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Lena Dunham felt like the odd man out at 's concert in New Jersey on Friday night.

The Girls star Joined Swift on stage along with the singer's actress and model pals Hailee Steinfeld, Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid, all of whom starred with her in Taylor's "Bad Blood" video.

"I shan't be walking that runway again," Dunham said of the experience, according to Newsweek.

"I've been feeling pretty tall, feeling pretty sturdy, and it was amazing to me, like, 'Oh, I'm not tall, I'm chubby.' It's different. But I mean, on most days, I feel really great and fine about my body, but I don't think s...
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Rumor Patrol: Snooki Joining 'RHONJ' & More

7/11/2015 9:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Snooki Joining 'RHONJ,'  Jessa Duggar Fakes Instag
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Snooki Joining "Real Housewives of New Jersey": In 2014, right before Season 5 of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" premiered on Bravo, the buzz on the internet was that Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi would be starring on the show, however the rumors never came to fruition, but what about season 6?

Verdict: Maybe! Snooki was spotted out on a lunch date with "RHONJ" stars Melissa Gorga and Traci Lynn, Tiki Ba...
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Lena Dunham Pressures Jack Antonoff To Propose

6/27/2015 9:22am EDT
Lena Dunham Tells Boyfriend To 'Get On It' Following Supreme Cou
Lena Dunham is finally ready for her boyfriend Jack Antonoff to propose. Following the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, Dunham tweeted her boyfriend directly, writing, "Get on it, yo..."

.@jackantonoff Get on it, yo...

— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) June 26, 2015

The "Girls" star, 29, previously vowed not to marry the fun. and Bleachers rocker until same-sex marriage was legal for everyone in the United States.

After the Supreme Court announced its decision on Friday, Dunham shared celebratory messages to support gays and lesbians. Dunham, whose sister is gay, joked: ...
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Bristol Palin Rips Lena Dunham, Defends Duggars

6/5/2015 1:31pm EDT
Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin and mom Sarah have blasted the media's heavy coverage of the scandal that has left the Duggar family's reality series 19 Kids And Counting suspended by cable network TLC, while overlooking the recent molestation admissions made by actress Lena Dunham in her memoir.

Bristol wrote a blog post on Thursday titled, "Let's Get This Straight, Liberals – What Kinds of Molestation are Acceptable?" and called out the "liberal media" for its coverage of Josh Duggar's recent confession that he molested five young girls (four of whom were his sisters) from 2002-03, when he was 14 and 15 y...
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'Girls' Recap: Hannah Horvath And The Double Date From Hell

3/2/2015 8:45am EST
'Girls' Recap: Hannah Horvath And The Double Date From Hell
Hannah, Hannah, Hannah. A hot guy asks you out and what do you do? You bring him to your ex-boyfriend's current girlfriend's art show. No, really. For those of you who didn't watch the episode, that's exactly what Hannah did. This handsome, funny, sweet dude asks her out in the teacher's lounge...

Oh, wait. If you'll recall, last week Hannah decided to be a teacher because writing wasn't working out. "Those who can't do, teach." That's what Jessa said in response. Jessa is the worst, but that pretty much sums up this storyline.

Moving right along. Fran asks her out, and she actually radia...
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'Girls' Recap: Hannah's Here To Help

2/23/2015 10:26am EST
Girls Season 4 Ep 6
Hannah Horvath is free. For maybe the first time on Girls, she’s untethered by boyfriend or career pressures. Even her therapist comments on how well she seems to be doing. And indeed, except for a minor meltdown over perma-roomie Elijah eating all of her cereal, she does seem unburdened. Big dopey Adam ending their relationship combined with her decision to leave writing behind has opened up realms of possibility. Scary, yes. Exhilarating? Kinda.

During a lunch with her less than helpful friends, Hannah realizes what the next step in her personal and professional growth should be. Her tr...
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'Girls' Recap: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Off!

1/26/2015 9:09am EST
'Girls' Recap Season 4 Episode 3: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Of
Previously - Hannah discovered that she's not exactly a revelation as a writer. And Elijah came to stay.

This episode of Girls finds the majority of the characters just talking and talking and talking these BS touchy-feely circles around everyone else as a way of masking their own selfish wants and needs. You’re like “uh, that’s pretty much the show, J.” I know, but it felt a lot more prevalent this evening.

Hannah has been in Iowa for pretty much a day when she’s all of a sudden deep into a personal crisis over writing. Maybe she doesn’t WANT to be a writer, she questions? As she tells ...
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'Girls' Recap: Welcome To Iowa

1/19/2015 9:23am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: Welcome To Iowa
Previously - Hannah prepared to move to Iowa for grad school and leave Adam behind. Marnie found being a musician is actual work. Shoshana had awful parents. Jemma was pissed at Hannah for leaving.

"Triggering" is the title of last night's episode and it caused me to tense up for a bit before viewing. I snarked last recap that Girls is actually a horror series, but Season Two's ending episodes WERE horrific. Hannah Horvath's obessive compulsive disorder, which had only been hinted at previously, reared it's exceptionally ugly head. Remember the Q-tip? And the haircut? The t-shirt without p...
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Check Out Lena Dunham's Pre-Golden Globes NSFW Image

1/12/2015 3:04pm EST
Lena Dunham Poses Topless In Pasties Ahead Of Golden Globes, 'De
Lena Dunham, who frequently shows off her naked body on HBO's "Girls," let it all hang out prior to the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. The actress posed for a topless photo wearing only pasties on her nipples.

"Girls" producer Jenni Konner took the shot and posted it on Instagram with the caption: "FREETHENIPPLE cover."

#FREETHENIPPLE cover. @lenadunham

Una foto publicada por @campsucks el Ene 11, 2015 at 3:15 PST

Dunham wound up wearing a crimson Zac Posen gown on the red carpet (and ended up on our "worst dressed" list).

When she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest, the star...
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2015 Golden Globes Fashion: The Best, Worst & Most Exposed Stars

1/12/2015 9:24am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 2015 Golden Globe Awards
Strapless gowns dominated the red carpet at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. Celebrities flooded the red carpet wearing big smiles and flaunting their fabulous figures wearing Versace, Marchesa, Alexander McQueen and other designer clothing.

Fashion highlights included Viola Davis in a crimson Donna Karan gown with a beaded bodice and Katie Holmes looking simple yet stunning in Marchesa.

In contrast, Keira Knightley's custom-made dress reportedly took 30 people to make, but it was a little dowdy for the star-studded affair.

Check out the best and worst of the night and...
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'Girls' Season 4 Premiere: Everyone's Still Awful

1/12/2015 7:11am EST
'Girls' Season 4 Premiere Recap: Everyone's Still Awful
Girls is the only show that the other Mr. Harvey actively hates. My husband hates Girls the way you hate moving, root canals, and the RMV. It’s not that he doesn’t get the humor inherent in watching four young emotional sociopaths rampage through life in NYC. He just doesn’t find it funny.

Your faithful recapper, on the other hand, finds Girls to be a sharply written, often hilarious, more often cringe-inducing horror series that always spurs a reaction. Yes, Girls is a horror series with comedic overtones. If you approach it from that viewpoint, you won’t want to hurl something heavy at ...
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Which Stars Got Engaged This Holiday Season?

1/3/2015 6:29pm EST
Lena Dunham
Is Lena Dunham engaged? Many fans are wondering after she posted a photograph on Instagram in which she's wearing a sparkly ring on her wedding finger.

The "Girls" star has been dating fun. rocker Jack Antonoff for more than two years, and they recently moved in together in New York City.

The photo, which she posted last week, clearly shows a large ring on her third finger of her left hand.

In related news, Usher is reportedly engaged to his manager girlfriend. Grace Miguel was spotted wearing what appeared to be an engagement ring during a date with the singer in Miami, Fla., before the...
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'Girls' Season Three Set For January 11 Premiere On HBO (Watch Trailer)

11/9/2014 2:58pm EST
Girls
HBO released the trailer for the upcoming third season of hit series Girls on Friday, giving fans a glimpse of what Hannah (Lena Dunham) and her pals will be up to this time around.

The trailer starts off with Hannah in Iowa for a writers workshop, and in a video chat with pal Marnie (Allison Williams), she says, "I'm telling you, Iowa is incredible. I think we should all move here and start the revolution."

"No one is moving to Iowa ever," Marnie realistically replies; adding, "but I am so so glad that you're happy."

While things seem to be going well for Hannah, her friends back in New...
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Lena Dunham Slams Molestation Claims

11/3/2014 1:29pm EST
Lena Dunham Calls Claims She Molested Her Sister 'Upsetting & Di
Lena Dunham is hitting back at critics who have accused her of molesting her younger sister when they were both children.

The "Girls" star recently released the autobiography, "Not That Kind Of Girl," in which she describes being seven years old and learning that her one-year-old sister had the same kind of genitals she did.

She writes: "Grace 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. My mother came running. 'Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!'

"My moth...
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Taylor Swift Talks About Her BFF Lena Dunham, Writing 'Snarky' Songs

10/29/2014 9:11am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift sat down with David Letterman on Tuesday night and talked about her best friend Lena Dunham and no longer writing "snarky" songs about her ex-boyfriends.

Before they met, the singer initially thought "Girls" star Dunham was making fun of her. "I Googled her and I saw her quoting my lyrics and I thought, she has to be doing that ironically, she has to be making fun of me...I have this big loser complex from school," she told the late night talk show host. "Then we met in person...and we've been best friends ever since."

Dunham had previously told Swift, "I feel like you’ve bee...
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Lena Dunham Responds To Book Tour Backlash By Paying Warm-Up Acts

9/30/2014 8:44am EDT
Lena Dunham
"Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham has promised to pay the opening acts on her book tour after she was slammed for expecting them to perform without compensation.

Dunham is kicking off her 12-day book tour on Tuesday to promote her autobiography "Not That Kind Of Girl," and planned to have local artists from each city perform prior to her appearances.

Gawker pointed out that Dunham wasn't paying for the warm-up acts even though her book has already generated $300,000 in sales.

In response to the criticism, Dunham wrote on Twitter: "As an artist raised by artists, no one believes more t...
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The Worst Dressed At The 2014 Emmy Awards - Lena Dunham, Sarah Paulson & More

8/26/2014 9:29am EDT
The Worst Dressed At The 2014 Emmy Awards - Lena Dunham, Sarah P
Stars flooded the red carpet at the 66th Annual Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Monday night. And while fans like to know who took home the big prizes, it's the fashion that many people tune in to watch.

There were plenty of hits and misses on the red carpet last night. Let's start with one of the worst offenders - "Girls" star Lena Dunham. The actress donned a wrinkled button-down shirt paired with a Giambattista Valli pink and red multi-layered skirt. Her platinum blonde hair and tattoos were on full display.

Surprisingly, "Homeland" star Claire Danes also made our l...
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Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV: A User’s Guide

7/28/2014 2:00pm EDT
Don’t Move To New York City Based Solely On What You See On TV:
As a born and bred New Yorker, I’m drawn to shows about my city, taking comfort in the familiar sights and settings; yet I often find myself asking, “Did the writers of some of these shows ever step foot in Manhattan?”

I can shake off the inconsistencies, but I sometimes wonder about all the people saving their babysitting and paper route money hoping to someday move to the Big Apple hoping to mirror the glamorous life seen on the small screen.

Hence, a guide to separating fact from fiction:

‘Smash’ only lasted two seasons, but it was long enough to get your hopes up that moving here wo...
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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Celebrity 'Family' During July 4th Party

7/7/2014 3:03pm EDT
Taylor Swift Reveals Her Celebrity 'Family' During July 4th Part
Taylor Swift took advantage of her huge mansion in Rhode Island to celebrate Independence Day, inviting dozens of famous friends over for a weekend-long party.

Swift started early with models Jaime King and Amanda Griffith, baking an American Flag cake in the musician's $18 million dollar mansion. Swift name-dropped celebrity chef Ina Garten in her caption, writing, "Look @inagarten !!!! We wish you were here-- love, TS, @jaime_king @amandygriffith." King and Swift also dove into a pool on inflatable animals in another picture from the day, captioned, "jaime_king and I never enter a pool c...
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Lena Dunham, Other Stars React To Shia LaBeouf's Broadway Meltdown

6/27/2014 8:40pm EDT
Lena Dunham, Other Stars React To Shia LaBeouf's Broadway Meltdo
Shia LaBeouf's arrest in New York City on Thursday night has prompted several stars to comment on the incident, including "Girls" creator Lena Dunham.

LaBeouf made headlines after he acted beligerently during a production of "Cabaret." He reportedly smoked during the performance and was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

Labeouf yelled obscenities at the cops while they were arresting him and allegedly spitted on an officer, leading them to put a muzzle on him, according to the New York Post.

The actor also argued with a homeless man hours before he attended the perfo...
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The 12 Worst Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute Gala

5/6/2014 9:02am EDT
The 12 Worst Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume
High fashion isn't always synonymous with beauty - sometimes it can be rather ugly. Lupita Nyong'o attended the 2014 Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday wearing a green, feathery mesh jeweled dress from Prada.

The "12 Years A Slave" Oscar winner was recently named People's "Most Beautiful" woman. Perhaps she should take some fashion advice? Just because it's a designer label, doesn't mean it's good.

There is way too much going on with this look. We can't decide which part is worse - the feathers or the dripping jewel overlay. Is the phrase "hot mess" still relevant?

The eve...
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Joan Rivers To Lena Dunham: Don't Tell Girls It's Okay To Be Fat

3/27/2014 12:00pm EDT
Joan Rivers To Lena Dunham: Don't Tell Girls It's Okay To Be Fat
Joan Rivers has a bone to pick with "Girls" creator Lena Dunham. The comedienne thinks Dunham is sending the wrong message to young women about their weight.

Dunham, 27, stars in the series about a group of 20-something women in New York City who struggle professionally and romantically, and she has appeared nude or scantily clothed in several episodes.

Rivers believes Dunham, who has vehemently defended the onscreen nudity, is not making a good impression on viewers because she's overweight.

Rivers told Howard Stern, "Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresse...
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10 Things We Learned From Season 3 Of 'Girls'

3/24/2014 5:15pm EDT
Girls
This third season came and went and it’s easy to forget what exactly went down this year. Here are the TOP 10 things we learned from this season of HBO’s Girls.

10. Don’t look to Shoshana for any hair inspiration. She will only make you look cray

9. Don’t go to your bosses funeral and beg his wife for another job

8. Don’t just assume rehab is the solution to all your problems

7. Do partner up with a hunkie theatre whore if you’re planning to start a band

6. Don’t date anyone you meet in rehab. Especially if they’re over 55

5. Don’t take your grandparents for granted!

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Lena Dunham Says She May Give Up Acting After 'Girls' Ends

3/11/2014 10:46pm EDT
Lena Dunham
Girls star Lena Dunham says she might quit acting once the hit HBO series completes its run.

Dunham, who created the series and also writes and directs, tells the April issue of Glamour magazine that she's considering giving up being in front of the cameras because she just doesn't like it.

"I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore," she says. "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."

The actress, 27, often sheds her clothes for the show, something that's been heavily criticized in the past, and she...
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Lena Dunham Apologizes For 'Not So Great Molestation Joke'

3/10/2014 8:47am EDT
Lena Dunham Apologizes For 'Not So Great Molestation Joke'
Lena Dunham was in hot water over the weekend for casually joking about molestation. The "Girls" star hosted "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) and appeared nude in a sketch about the Bible's Adam and Eve.

In her opening monologue, she said: "There is an old saying: If you're nervous about giving a speech, just imagine the audience naked. Or at least imagine that they haven't seen you naked."

In response to the biblical skit, one Twitter user wrote: "You don't always have to get naked," and Dunham joked, "Please tell that to my uncle, mister. He's been making me!"

She later removed the post fr...
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Lena Dunham Dismisses Vogue Photo Shoot Uproar

1/18/2014 10:04am EST
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham has dismissed an online controversy surrounding her cover shoot for Vogue magazine, after a feminist blogger insisted the images had been digitally altered and offered up $10,000 to see the original, untouched photos.

Jezebel.com writer Jessica Coen called out Vogue editors in a post this week, accusing them of reworking the Annie Leibovitz photos to hide the Girls star's chunky features.

Coen wrote, "Lena Dunham is a woman who trumpets body positivity, who's unabashedly feminist... Her body is real. She is real. And, for as lovely as the Vogue pictures are, they're probably n...
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Lena Dunham Brings New Characters To 'Girls' Season Three

1/10/2014 1:20pm EST
Lena Dunham at the NY premiere of Girls season three
When HBO presented the third season of “Girls” to the Television Critics Association, they also announced they signed off on a fourth season as well. Lena Dunham spoke on the “Girls” panel about what we can expect in the new season.

“I think, [in the] third season, we are finally finding room to expand the world because we’ve sort of given you their backstories,” Dunham said. “We’ve given you their lives. We never want to start a story line that we are going to kind of let flitter off. So, now, we are finding ways to introduce people who are more lasting because we are ready to kind of ope...
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Lena Dunham & Producers Defend The Nudity In 'Girls'

1/10/2014 9:00am EST
Lena Dunham
During the Television Critics Association on Thursday a reporter asked "Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham why her character Hannah gets naked so much.

The critic said: "I don't get the purpose of all the nudity on the show, by you particularly. I feel like I'm walking into a trap where you go, 'Nobody complains about the nudity on Game of Thrones.' But I get why they're doing it. They're doing it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often naked just at random times for no reason."

Dunham responded, "It's because it's a realistic expression of what it's like to be ...
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The Ladies Dazzle At The 'Girls' Season 3 New York City Premiere

1/7/2014 2:00pm EST
Girls Season 3 premiere
The third season of HBO's critically acclaimed show "Girls" kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 12. Series regulars Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams and Zosie Mamet stepped out for the premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday.

Dunham opted for a sleeveless silver sequined dress, while Kirke wore a beige satin gown.

Williams popped in a pretty light blue frock, while Mamet eschewed pastels and opted for a little black dress.

In the new season, Hannah and Adam are a happy couple, one of the girls enters rehab, and Soshanna plays the field (read some spoilers here!)

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First Look: 'Girls' Season 3 Full Length Trailer

11/22/2013 3:03pm EST
Girls Season 3 First Look
The Emmy award winning series 'Girls' will be returning for its third season on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Doing some rough math, that's some two and a half months away!  

The full length trailer for the third season was originally scheduled to be released Sunday but hit YouTube earlier today.  HBO's first look trailer features the show's creator and star Lena Dunham having some breakthrough therapy moments as well as a little gravestone twerking!?!? She also doesn't seem to be a big fan of hiking.

What else do we see - Adam sitting around naked and complaining, of course, and Ray still tryin...
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