Lena DunhamLatest News and Opinion
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 Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
David Tennant joins HBO's Camping as Jennifer Garner's "obedient husband"
The Doctor Who alum will play opposite Garner's controlling mom character on the Lena Dunham series. His character, Walt, is described as "an obedient husband and a loving father, the reliable lynch pin of his male social group.”
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 6:57AM EDT
Lena Dunham jokes she now has "19 people ready to stop me from tweeting" to avoid more Twitter snafus
At SXSW, the former Girls star addressed her problem of stumbling into controversy on social media. “These articles come out that say, ‘Lena Dunham apologies for like the 87th’ time,’ (but) that was how I was raised,” she said. “We try and we fail and we try again. We think the problem from another angle and we grow.”
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 2:34PM EST
Jennifer Garner on working with Lena Dunham: "Wait did I sign a nudity waiver?”
The actress joked about her HBO Camping collaboration with Dunham while mocking her Oscars viral video. “Can’t wait to work with Lena Dunham! Wait did I sign a nudity waiver?” she said.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Lena Dunham says she underwent a total hysterectomy
The former Girls star hopes the procedure will help in her battle with endometriosis.
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 Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Lena Dunham confirms breakup with boyfriend Jack Antonoff after five years, but she’s still wearing his ring
"I'll always wear (it) because love is a really cool, eternal, powerful, eternal thing," the former Girls star explained on Instagram. "It doesn't have to be defined the way we, in Western culture, define it -- as beginning and ends. Things can be, 'You're a drop of water and you reenter the ocean.'"
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 1:12PM EST
Judd Apatow defends Lena Dunham’s response to Girls writer’s rape accusation
"We’re all kind of trying to figure out how to navigate this best,” said the Girls executive producer. “It affects all of our lives and touches all of our lives in all different ways. She apologized for speaking too quickly, but I think many of us are in that situation. And I think overall she is one of the great people in our business fighting for very important causes. And I appreciate that.”
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 9:36PM EST
Hillary Clinton and Harvey Weinstein were discussing a potential TV docuseries
The New York Times has another bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein’s “web of complicity,” detailing how he stayed in power with the help of the media, executives, scared employees and “willfully blind agents.” The Times reports that, “in late September, emails show, he was discussing a documentary television show with Hillary Clinton.” The paper also reports that Lena Dunham repeatedly warned the Clinton campaign in 2016 to stay away from Weinstein. “I just want you to let you know that Harvey’s a rapist and this is going to come out at some point,” Dunham said she told the campaign. ALSO: NYT reporter says the paper interviewed 200 people for its latest Weinstein exposé.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 5:37AM EST
“Lena Dunham Apologizes” Twitter account creator admits: “I'm not even really an avid follower of Lena Dunham”
Australian Jess Wheeler says he developed the apology generator because “every bloody second, I see 'Lena Dunham apologizes for something culturally insensitive' on my feed.”
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Why the 36 female former SNL staffers supporting Al Franken’s letter are no “Lena Dunham 2.0”
Unlike Dunham’s statement last week in support of her former Girls writer, the letter released this morning from the former female SNL staffers “did not aim to assassinate (radio host Leeann) Tweeden’s character or diminish her claim,” writes Rachel Winters. “While the SNL women could have chosen stronger language than ‘foolish’ and ‘stupid,’ they accepted that what Franken did was wrong. Their intention was not to slander Tweeden, but to testify—after years of sharing a workplace with Franken—about what their own experiences were like.” ALSO: Introducing the “Lena Dunham Apology Bot.”
Posted Sunday 11/19/17 at 8:34PM EST
A writer for Lena Dunham’s newsletter exits citing her “hipster racism”
Lenny Letter writer Zinzi Clemmons, who has known the Girls star since college, writes that it’s “time for women of color — black women in particular — to divest from Lena Dunham." Clemmons cited Dunham’s initial defense of Girls writer Murray Miller for her decision to leave, but says that people “in Lena’s circles” have been known to use the N-word. "Back in college, I avoided those people like the plague because of their well-known racism," she wrote. "I'd call their strain 'hipster racism,' which typically uses sarcasm as a cover, and in the end, it looks a lot like gaslighting — 'It's just a joke. Why are you overreacting?' is a comment response to these kinds of statements."
Posted Sunday 11/19/17 at 6:12AM EST
Lena Dunham apologizes for defending Girls writer accused of rape
“As feminists, we live and die by our politics, and believing women is the first choice we make every single day when we wake up,” Dunham wrote on Twitter after she and her producing partner were the subjects of scorn for dismissing a rape allegation against Girls writer Murray Miller. “I never thought I would issue a statement publically supporting someone accused of sexual assault but I naively believed it was important to share my perspective on my friend’s situation as it has transpired behind the scenes over the last few months. I now understand that it was absolutely the wrong time to come forward with such a statement and I am so sorry.”
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.