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Lena Dunham Announces 'Lenny Letter' Newsletter Is Shutting Down

Lena Dunham‘s Lenny Letter newsletter is coming to an end after three years.

The 32-year-old Girls actress revealed the news on Friday (October 19).

“When we began plotting Lenny almost four years ago, we were casually referring to this venture as our cool older sister — someone who’s been there, done that, someone who’s learned from her successes and her failures. But this newsletter has grown way beyond that dream. It was our dearest hope that we could create a space where new voices were safe to speak, and speak loudly. But we didn’t create that. You did,” she wrote in her last letter, along with co-founder Jenni Konner and editorial and creative director Molly Elizalde.

“In the three years since we began, the Internet has opened up for underrepresented writers in ways we wouldn’t have predicted or believed from our 2015 bunker. It was an honor to be part of that brigade, and we can’t wait to see how those who forged that path keep holding space after Lenny is gone.”

They also revealed that “there’s no one reason for our closure…this change allows for growth and a shift in perspectives — ours and yours.”

See their tweet confirming the news below.

Lena Dunham Undergoes Surgery to Remove Ovary, Reveals the 'Big Lesson' She Learned

Lena Dunham has revealed she underwent a two hour surgery on Tuesday (October 16) to remove her left ovary that was encased in scar tissue and fibrosis.

“Yesterday I had a two hour surgery to remove my left ovary, which was encased in scar tissue & fibrosis, attached to my bowel and pressing on nerves that made it kinda hard to walk/pee/vamp. Over the last month it got worse and worse until I was simply a burrito shaped like a human,” Lena wrote on her Instagram account, along with a photo of her in a hospital bed.

Lena continued, “I spent 9 hours in the post op recovery area with v low blood pressure that nurses were diligently monitoring….A lot of people commented on my last post about being too sick to finish promoting my [new HBO] show [Camping] by saying they thought my hysterectomy would have fixed it (so did I). That I should get acupuncture and take supplements (I do). That I should see a therapist because it’s clearly psychological (year 25, y’all. These are the fruits!)”

“But a big lesson I’ve learned in all this is that health, like most things, isn’t linear- things improve and things falter and you start living off only cranberry juice from a sippy cup/sleeping on a glorified heating pad but you’re also happier than you’ve been in years,” Lena wrote. “I feel blessed creatively and tickled by my new and improved bellybutton and so so so lucky to have health insurance as well as money for care that is off my plan. But I’m simultaneously shocked by what my body is and isn’t doing for me and red with rage that access to medical care is a privilege and not a right in this country and that women have to work extra hard just to prove what we already know about our own bodies and what we need to be well. It’s humiliating.”

Lena then concluded, “My health not being a given has paid spiritual dividends I could never have predicted and it’s opened me up in wild ways and it’s given me a mission: to advocate for those of us who live at the cross section of physical and physic pain, to remind women that our stories don’t have to look one way, our pain is our gain and oh shit scars and mesh ‘panties’ are the fucking jam. Join me, won’t you?”

Lena Dunham Names Her Least Favorite Taylor Swift Ex

Lena Dunham and Maggie Gyllenhaal make an appearance on Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday evening (October 10) in New York City.

During the show, Lena played “Plead the Fifth,” where celebs are asked three juicy questions and can choose to not answer one. However, Lena ended up answering all three questions and not abstaining from any!

First, Lena was asked who she thinks is the biggest misogynist in Hollywood, to which she responded “Daniel Tosh.”

She then was asked about the drama that went down between her and her Girls co-star Christopher Abbott.

Finally, the juiciest question came from Lena‘s Girls co-star Andrew Rannells. He asked which of Taylor Swift‘s exes is her least favorite (if you don’t know, Taylor and Lena are pals.)

Before answering the question, it was noted by Andy Cohen that Lena was sitting next to Maggie, who is the sister of one of Taylor‘s exes, Jake Gyllenhaal.

“I want to do right by her on this question. My least favorite was Calvin Harris because I felt that he was petty in the public, and who needs to do that?”

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Lena Dunham Makes a Fashionable Exit Out of Los Angeles!

Lena Dunham is heading out of town!

The 32-year-old Girls star was seen grabbing a coffee from Alfred’s before jetting out of town on Saturday (October 6) at LAX airport in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lena Dunham

Lena looked chic as she flashed a peace sign to the cameras before making her way through the airport and out of the city.

Lena recently stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live and took the opportunity to explain why she lifted her dress in front of Brad Pitt and Margaret Qualley on set of their upcoming movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. See what she said!

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Lena Dunham Explains Why She Flashed Brad Pitt Her Underwear on 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Set!

Lena Dunham stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday (October 4) and took the opportunity to explain why she lifted her dress in front of Brad Pitt and Margaret Qualley on set of their upcoming movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

“Was this part of the movie?” Jimmy asked. Shaking her head, Lena replied, “Certainly no. That was between takes, [with] him trying to sort of chill and brush up on his lines.”

“It made sense in the moment,” Lena continued. “We were talking about kewpie dolls. Do you guys know what a kewpie doll is? It’s like an illustrated character of the 1920s. Someone asked, ‘What’s a kewpie doll?’ And I said, ‘Well, I can show you. I’ve got one right here on my side’…If you’ve got it illustrated on your body, who are you not to show this?”

“My publicist actually asked me directly not to do it again on this show,” Lena revealed. “‘No matter what comes up out there…” she said with a devilish grin. Of course, that only made it more appealing: “I want to do it really bad right now!”


Lena Dunham on Flashing Brad Pitt Her Underwear

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