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Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Busy Philipps goes Camping with Nicole Richie
The actress posted an Instagram picture from the set of the Lena Dunham-Jenni Konner HBO series.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
HBO is bringing Jennifer Garner back to TV with the comedy Camping from Girls’ Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner
Garner is making her return to television 12 years after the finale of Alias finale for an eight-episode limited series based on the British TV comedy of the same name. Garner will play “a controlling L.A. mom who is far less cheerful than her Lululemons imply” who goes on a frustrating camping trip with her husband, her “meek” sister and her “holier than thou ex-best friend.” Dunham and Konner will serve as showrunners, while Camping creator Julia Davis will also serve as an executive producer. “We love Jennifer’s restraint and comedic timing, and we can’t wait for the warmth and intelligence she’ll bring to our central character, Kathryn,” Dunham and Konner said in a statement. “It’s truly a dream to have her first on our call sheet. Now we just have to write her some stunts.”
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Lena Dunham under fire for defending Girls writer accused of rape three months after tweeting ”women don’t lie about” rape
Dunham has been a staunch advocate on behalf of sexual assault survivors, even tweeting on August 4: “Things women do lie about: what the ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape.” Yet Dunham is being slammed on Twitter for issuing a statement in support of Girls writer Murray Miller, whom actress Aurora Perrineau is accusing of raping her in 2012, when she was 17 and he was 35. Dunham cited “our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation” to determine that “sadly this accusation is one of the 3 percent of assault cases that are misreported every year.” As Yesha Callahan argues, “of course this will now play out in the court system, but one has to wonder why is Dunham now rushing to give her friend the benefit of the doubt?”
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 8:19PM EST
Lena Dunham: We stand by Girls writer Murray Miller amid rape accusation
“While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year,” Dunham said in a statement co-signed by Girls showrunner Jenni Konner. Murray is accused of raping Aurora Perrineau, the daughter of Lost alum Harold Perrineau, when she was 17 and he was 35 back in 2012. Perrineau filed a police report on Friday. "We stand by Murray and this is all we’ll be saying about this issue,” Dunham said in the statement.
Posted Thursday 11/09/17 at 6:08PM EST
Louis CK seemed to be obsessed with creepy masturbation jokes
Comedians like to make jokes about masturbation. But as The Cut points out, Louis CK’s “preoccupation with the subject takes on more sinister (and creepy) overtones in the light” of today’s New York Times bombshell. The Cut has selected 17 times Louis CK told a creepy masturbation joke.
- Comedian Jen Kirkman, who publicly referenced Louis CK’s alleged sexual misconduct in a 2014 podcast, now says he’s “no longer a friend”
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- Here’s how Jon Stewart reacted last year when asked about the allegations against Louis CK, his last Daily Show guest
- Rosie O’Donnell, Girls’ Jenni Konner, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom react to the Louis CK news