Lena Dunham shaved her head during battle with autoimmune disease

Lena Dunham shaved her head back in 2017 after her hair started falling out due to illness.The Girls creator shared a photo of her brunette locks on Instagram on Sunday and explained that she was embracing her long and luscious hair after shaving it al…

Lena Dunham shaved her head back in 2017 after her hair started falling out due to illness.

The Girls creator shared a photo of her brunette locks on Instagram on Sunday and explained that she was embracing her long and luscious hair after shaving it all off in 2017.

“Two and a half years ago, I shaved my head,” Lena wrote in the caption. “Not in a fun sassy way but in a ‘my hair is all falling out from my autoimmune disease, better rush to the nearest barber shop and pay them 7 bucks to do this’ way.”

The 33-year-old previously revealed that she suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a rare inherited condition that affects connective tissue, with symptoms including joint pain, dislocations, scoliosis, and chronic pain.

In her lengthy post on social media, Lena said she didn’t have “many answers” to her ongoing health struggles, and was too afraid to talk about her hair falling out. At the time, she was worried people would think, “There goes Lena getting another erratic hair cut, just like she has every week since she was seven and cut her own baby bangs with crafting scissors.”

However, chopping off her long, brunette locks made her face her fears and helped to rethink her beauty ideals.

“Let me just say, bald is f**king beautiful, and it’s a full myth that ladies are meant to have luscious hair… but my hair growing has been a living metaphor these last few years – all I did was leave it alone and something I had lost all of came back to be,” she continued. “I’ll carry that knowledge forward and then, you know what? I’ll probably shave my head again. Just for fun, this time.”

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Lena Dunham rejects notion plus-size women should only wear black

Lena Dunham doesn’t want to let her figure stop her from wearing bold and colourful designs. The Girls actress enjoys wearing quirky and creative outfits and refuses to abide by the notion that women who aren’t sample size should be restricted to blac…

Lena Dunham doesn’t want to let her figure stop her from wearing bold and colourful designs.

The Girls actress enjoys wearing quirky and creative outfits and refuses to abide by the notion that women who aren’t sample size should be restricted to black clothing.

“In Hollywood, I feel like there’s this almost rule that if you’re not a sample size, you’re supposed to wear a black column gown and just go simple and surprise people with your hair, ” she told Vogue.com. “I don’t like that rule.”

Lena, who cites eccentric fashion stars Daphne Guinness and Isabella Blow as inspirations for her newfound flamboyant style, likes to select pieces which make her feel “really alive”, but also places importance on comfort.

“I love clothing,” she continued. “And when people notice that I love clothing, it feels really good. For me now, a peasant dress or a funny smocklike shift is just a basic. It’s so trite to say, but you don’t have to trade comfort for style. And there are days where I just need to be cosy, and I’ve had to figure out how to do that in a way that feels chic to me. It can be a challenge, but I’m figuring it out.”

The 33-year-old has become friends with designers such as Christopher Kane, who has a display of her paintings in his London store, and Marco Capaldo and Kikka Cavenati of 16Arlington, who recently cast her in their London Fashion Week runway show.

Lena was first introduced to the design duo by her stylist last year and they ended up outfitting her for the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood premiere in London.

“It’s my greatest joy to wear things that are a little bit funny,” she explained. “And what I love about Marco and Kikka is that they make something that fits your body beautifully, but also has a sense of humour. When I attended the Once Upon a Time premiere, I was like, ‘I look like a hot Muppet!'”

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Lena Dunham: ‘I like the way I look’

Lena Dunham loves looking at herself in the mirror because she’s proud of the way she looks.The Girls creator and star was happy with her body in her early 20s, but when she shot to fame due to the huge success of her hit HBO show, she found her figure…

Lena Dunham loves looking at herself in the mirror because she’s proud of the way she looks.

The Girls creator and star was happy with her body in her early 20s, but when she shot to fame due to the huge success of her hit HBO show, she found her figure cruelly scrutinised.

“It’s interesting how numb you become to it. I remember when I was 22 looking in the mirror and thinking, ‘I’m just gorgeous! Look at me! What a babe!'” she told Cosmopolitan U.K. magazine. “And then my career happened, life happened, and instead of growing as it should, that feeling dwindled and I started to look in the mirror and see my pain on the inside rather than beauty on the outside.”

After undergoing a hysterectomy in 2017 to alleviate her severe endometriosis, Lena is accepting of the struggles she’s had with her body.

“It’s funny, I’m probably the heaviest now that I’ve ever been in my entire life, and I’ve been through so much physically, but I look more like when I was 22 than at any other point because I can feel the peace inside me,” she explained. “Sometimes I’ll even find – and you’re not allowed to say this as a woman – that I’ll be sitting there staring in the mirror for two minutes because I like the way I look. I look at myself and think, ‘Woah, I just got lost looking into my own eyes.'”

Lena also recalled an incident that occurred after she had appeared on the cover of U.S. Vogue in 2014, revealing that editors at U.S. gossip website Jezebel were offering $10,000 (£7,600) to anyone who could obtain untouched images of the shoot.

“And people sent them in, and they were comparing the retouched and unretouched images. I remember thinking, ‘You want to basically prove this image of me that I’m so proud of isn’t real?'” she fired.

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Quentin Tarantino gets ‘many letters’ from stars wanting to be in his movies

Quentin Tarantino has insisted the best way to land a role in one of his movies is to write him a letter.The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director lives off the grid and doesn’t even own a phone, but he recently told the New York Post’s gossip column …

Quentin Tarantino has insisted the best way to land a role in one of his movies is to write him a letter.

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director lives off the grid and doesn’t even own a phone, but he recently told the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six he gets “many letters” from actors wanting to appear in his flicks.

“I have no cell and I’m hard to get hold of,” he explained, revealing Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, and Lena Dunham, who all appear in his most recent movie, were among those who penned notes requesting roles in his projects.

“Margot knocked me on my keester (butt). I’ve watched her for years, I like Australians, and she was the only choice to play Sharon Tate,” the 56-year-old said. “She’s my Holy Grail. So, we talked. Then, ‘Want to do it? Don’t do anything meanwhile. You got it.’

“Producers offered her everything. She turned them all down so she’d be available for me. That loyalty and spirit is invaluable.”

However, Tarantino shared that stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt didn’t need to request their roles in his 2019 hit. And he named Roman Polanski as one person who has never written to him.

“I don’t think he’s even seen the movie,” he said of his latest film, in which Polanski was played by Polish star Rafal Zawierucha.

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Lena Dunham: ‘Sadness is the only thing that’s ever made me lose weight’

Lena Dunham has only ever lost weight when she’s been sad, with her greatest loss coming after her split from long-term boyfriend Jack Antonoff.The 33-year-old actress and singer/producer called time on their relationship in January 2018, after six yea…

Lena Dunham has only ever lost weight when she’s been sad, with her greatest loss coming after her split from long-term boyfriend Jack Antonoff.

The 33-year-old actress and singer/producer called time on their relationship in January 2018, after six years together. And while they’ve now both moved on, Lena reflected on how the break-up affected her physically in a heartfelt piece for Elle U.K.

“Sadness is the only thing that’s ever made me lose weight,” she told the magazine. “Two years ago, during the last gasps of my six-year relationship, I lost weight.

“Not a little weight. Not the kind of weight where your bras feel kind of generous and you marvel at your subtle but oh-wow-it’s-definitely-there-now clavicle. No, it was a lot of weight.”

Recalling that it happened “at first slowly and then all at once”, the Girls star explained that she first started shedding the pounds when she had a stomach infection, then during the 2016 election, when Donald Trump was elected U.S. President, and finally with her split from Jack.

“At the end of that relationship, the weight was falling off in double digits but, as I explained to my closest friends, I experienced none of the heady triumph of the women showing off their formerly-huge jeans in a full page ad for weight-loss pills,” she mused.

Lena’s relationship with food was further complicated when she entered rehab for trauma and prescription drug dependency, leading to her completing a food diary for Elle U.K., explaining: “If I write down what I eat, I’ll have to hold myself accountable and accountable people don’t gain thirty pounds in a single month.

“Yes, I am body positive but I am also a young single woman working in Hollywood and I can’t just pretend that weight is not a thing. It’s a thing.”

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Lena Dunham to adapt Steven Spielberg & J.J. Abrams film

Lena Dunham has signed on to script a new Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams movie. The Girls star and creator will adapt A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, which Spielberg and Abrams will prod…

Lena Dunham has signed on to script a new Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams movie.

The Girls star and creator will adapt A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea: One Refugee’s Incredible Story of Love, Loss, and Survival, which Spielberg and Abrams will produce.

Melissa Fleming’s book centres on the true story of Doaa Al Zamel, a mother of two who survived a shipwreck while fleeing Egypt for Sweden by clinging to an inflatable ring.

Spielberg will produce under his Amblin Partners company, while Abrams will develop it under Bad Robot.

Lena is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which she portrays Catherine Share, a member of serial killer Charles Manson’s cult The Family.

Earlier this month (Oct18), the actress was photographed flashing her co-star Brad Pitt on the set of the film and explained she was trying to show him a tattoo.

“My scenes are opposite Brad Pitt and I wouldn’t share that because obviously there is a tight embargo, except that the paparazzi did get a picture of me flashing Brad Pitt my underwear,” she told Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “It was between takes, it made sense in the moment.

“We were talking about Kewpie dolls, an illustrated character of the 1920s, and someone asked, ‘What’s a Kewpie doll?’ And I said, ‘Well, I can show you, I’ve got one right here on my side’. Skirt comes up. If you’ve got it illustrated on your body, who are you not to show the people.”

Lena also went on to share that her publicist begged her not to flash anyone again.

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Jenna Lyons making fashion return with TV series

Jenna Lyons is stepping back into the style spotlight with a new TV show.The former head of J. Crew is not a total stranger to working on the small screen, having previously acted as judge on The Fashion Fund, as well as nabbing an acting role in Lena …

Jenna Lyons is stepping back into the style spotlight with a new TV show.

The former head of J. Crew is not a total stranger to working on the small screen, having previously acted as judge on The Fashion Fund, as well as nabbing an acting role in Lena Dunham’s Girls, but she’ll now be at the helm of a totally new series, after teaming with executives at Turner Entertainment.

The unscripted show will be bringing together fashion, home, and lifestyle, with viewers able to purchase what they see onscreen via an e-commerce site.

“There’s something about this that is connected, real, fun,” Jenna said, according to Vogue. “I am terrified, but that’s a good thing; being in unfamiliar territory feels welcome. One thing that is nice, and I am happy about is that there is no legacy here; we have nothing to live up to other than our own expectations.”

Jenna left her role as creative director and president of U.S. brand J. Crew in 2017, and while she holds a position on the Council of Fashion Designers of America Board of Directors, has kept largely out of fashion over the last 18 months.

Her new Turner series will air in 2019, and Jenna admitted she’s learned a lot during her hiatus.

“In the time I wasn’t working, I was helping my friends who’d perhaps bought a new place and wanted to redo the bathroom, or friends who were getting ready for events or for the prom,” she shared. “Those were things that might have been easy for me, but sometimes people are too embarrassed to ask for help. The point is, everyone can be beautiful; everything can be beautiful. What’s different about this is that I’m not focusing on just one aesthetic – if we redo a room, it could be modern, or preppy, or eclectic, and I can love them all. I’m not selling my idea of what something should be. I’m here to help create.”

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Damon Herriman cast as Charles Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Damon Herriman has been cast as Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.The upcoming crime mystery is set to tell the story of a TV actor and his longtime stunt double as they try to find success in the Los Angeles film indu…

Damon Herriman has been cast as Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The upcoming crime mystery is set to tell the story of a TV actor and his longtime stunt double as they try to find success in the Los Angeles film industry in 1969, with the actor happening to live next door to Sharon Tate, who is later tragically murdered by the followers of cult leader Manson.

While the shoot is already underway, editors at The Wrap have now confirmed that Herriman is to play Manson in the film, joining already established castmembers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

The Australian actor is best known for his role as Dewey Crowe in FX’s Justified, and has also had minor roles in Breaking Bad and Top of the Lake: China Girl, as well as parts in The Lone Ranger and The Water Diviner.

Empire star Rumer Willis has also been cast as British actress Joanna Pettet, a friend of Tate who had lunch at her house just hours before her murder, while Dreama Walker will portray actress and singer Connie Stevens.

Costa Ronin, Victoria Pedretti, Margaret Qualley and Madisen Beaty have landed parts too.

In addition to directing, Tarantino has written the screenplay and will produce the feature in collaboration with Gravity’s David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh, who previously worked with the 55-year-old on his movies Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.

The film was originally scheduled for release on 9 August 2019 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders, but is now expected to debut on 26 July.

Lena Dunham was also recently added to the ensemble cast, as well as Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, and Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth’s estranged wife, Lorenza Izzo.

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Lena Dunham lands first major movie role in Quentin Tarantino’s new project

Lena Dunham has been added to the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded new movie, along with family members of the moviemaker’s past leading men and women. Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, and Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth’…

Lena Dunham has been added to the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded new movie, along with family members of the moviemaker’s past leading men and women.

Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, and Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth’s estranged wife, Lorenza Izzo, have joined Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, and Luke Perry, among others, in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Vanessa Hudgens’ actor boyfriend Austin Butler is also a new addition to the film, which is set in the late 1960s and revolves around a washed-up western star, played by DiCaprio, who lives next door to tragic actress Sharon Tate, who was slaughtered by members of Charles Manson’s cult The Family.

Pitt plays the longtime stunt double of DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton.

The project marks the first major feature for Dunham, who previously appeared as the star of cable TV series Girls. She also had supporting roles in Happy Christmas and This Is 40.

Hawke, whose father is actor Ethan Hawke, made her mark as one of the stars of the BBC’s three-part adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic Little Women. She is also set to star in the upcoming third season of Netflix hit Stranger Things.

The film also features Timothy Olyphant, Emile Hirsch, Burt Reynolds, Al Pacino, and Tarantino regulars Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.

Dakota Fanning is part of the ensemble too – she has signed on to portray Lynette ‘Squeaky’ Fromme, the Manson Family devotee who tried to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford in 1975 – and Brit Damian Lewis has been cast as movie icon Steve McQueen.

Tarantino has described the film as “a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood”.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is slated for release in August, 2019.

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Lena Dunham taps into elementary school days for style inspiration

Actress Lena Dunham hates adult fashion and prefers to dress like a six year old.The Girls star and creator taps into her inner elementary school student whenever she chooses outfits, revealing dressing for her age at 32 doesn’t appeal to her in the sl…

Actress Lena Dunham hates adult fashion and prefers to dress like a six year old.

The Girls star and creator taps into her inner elementary school student whenever she chooses outfits, revealing dressing for her age at 32 doesn’t appeal to her in the slightest.

“I was everything I’d ever wanted to be (formidably adorable), everywhere I ever wanted to go (my bedroom) and hanging with the hottest company in town (my parents),” she writes in a new essay for InStyle about her life as a six year old. “So, like the high school quarterback who can’t stop milling around the football field well into middle age, I have just continued to dress like a full-scale baby.”

Lena ensures her fashion is childish by selecting certain clothing cuts and styles, such as harem pants with saggy crotches, baby doll dresses, rompers or shirts with huge collars.

The star is convinced the looser and baggier the outfit, the more girly she looks.

“I can’t buy enough,” she says of her favourite childlike looks. “No matter how many times red-carpet blogs eviscerate my cutesy, well-meaning but ill-fitting outfits, I continue to draw from the same well.”

Lena, who has recently overcome a health milestone after undergoing a hysterectomy to treat painful endometriosis, looks to her wardrobe as a form of escapism from the trials of adulthood.

“Being an adult is hard,” the actress and writer concludes. “(You) might as well go back to when your look soared as high as your youthful heart.”

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