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  • Lena Dunham’s social media sites quiet since apology to Odell Beckham Jr.

    September 6, 2016 | 11:58 am

    The social media sites of Lena Dunham have not been updated since the actress-writer apologized on them to Odell Beckham Jr. for making “narcissistic assumptions” about how the NFL star acted when seated next to her at a dinner.

    Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series...

  • Who needs Wonder Woman when there’s Hillary Clinton?

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 1, 2016 | 3:10 pm

    I love that her superhero costume was bridal white, the eternal symbol of her gender; recalling both the fight for women’s suffrage and the institution of marriage, that for too long was the only way to lift women out of obscurity and into society.

    I love that white wears ironic...

  • Hollywood millennials for Hillary Clinton

    By Danielle Berrin

    March 23, 2016 | 4:12 pm

    It was a marvelous sight: Beneath a giant screen bearing a big “H” sat Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of a former president and a presidential hopeful; America Ferrera, a first-generation Latino-American actress; and Lena Dunham, the young, half-Jewish writer and creator of the HBO...

  • Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton? Who Jewish celebrities are backing

    February 1, 2016 | 2:26 pm

    Chalk it up to “Hollywood values.”

    The entertainment industry famously, or infamously, depending on your perspective, leans Democratic. And Jewish celebrities are no exception.

    With the 2016 Iowa caucuses kicking off the presidential primary season on Monday, pollsters have...

  • Lena Dunham show ‘Girls’ to end after 6th season

    January 6, 2016 | 2:51 pm

    Lena Dunham’s successful HBO series “Girls” will end after its sixth season.

    On Wednesday, HBO confirmed the rumor first reported on Entertainment Weekly.

    The upcoming fifth season will premiere Feb. 21. The show has been renewed for a sixth season, but its premiere date —...

  • Hillary Clinton talks to Lena Dunham about feminism, college years

    September 25, 2015 | 1:53 pm

    In the wake of the never-ending email scandal and Bernie Sanders’ rise in the polls, Hillary Clinton is feeling some serious heat in the 2016 presidential race.

    In an attempt to connect with younger voters, the Democratic frontrunner agreed to be interviewed by Lena Dunham, the...

  • The nine best Jewish pop culture moments of 5775

    September 10, 2015 | 3:04 pm

    This year, as always, Jews contributed to the worlds of art, music, literature, film, television, comedy — and even Instagram modeling. Here are some of the moments that made members of the tribe stand out in the increasingly bizarre, fast-paced whirlwind of American pop culture.

  • Lena Dunham to launch newsletter named after ‘old Jewish man’

    July 23, 2015 | 11:59 am

    Lena Dunham, creator of the hit HBO show “Girls,” is starting a lifestyle newsletter and naming itLenny — “the name of an old Jewish man,” according to her business partner.

    Lenny is “the name that people call us by accident all the time on the walkie-talkie” on the set of...

  • Calendar Oct. 11-17

    By Laura Donney

    October 7, 2014 | 10:44 am

    SUN | OCT 12


    If you’re a senior or a boomer and are looking for a Roaring ’20s-themed afternoon filled with comedians, music, fun décor, video clips and Fred Astaire, you’re in luck. Celebrate the third year of “Senior Comedy Afternoons” — for seniors, by...

  • Calendar: Fall preview Sept. 26 - Nov. 23

    By Laura Donney

    September 18, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    FRI | SEPT 26


    Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel with the same title, the book tells the story of Judd Foxman, returning home to sit shivah for his late father. Citing legal clearances, the film has altered the Foxman name to a less overtly Jewish...

  • Your guide to Jews and the Emmys

    August 25, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    Mayim Bialik--Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy (The Big Bang Theory)

    Image via Wikipedia

    Jenji Kohan--Showrunner for best comedy series nominee, (Orange is the New Black)

    Image via Getty Images

    Julianna Margulies--Outstanding leading actress in a drama...

  • Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics

    March 5, 2014 | 10:18 am

    Riverdale, get ready for a hipster invasion!

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham is going to write a four-part story for Archie Comics. According to a press release, the story, to be published in 2015, will be about what happens when the eponymous redhead and his gang encounter a reality...

  • Lena Dunham on photos of boyfriend with ScarJo: ‘My mind is going to explode’

    February 24, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Lena Dunham was trolling the Internet when she stumbled upon a shot of her boyfriend with his ex-girlfriend. Relatable, right? Well, yeah, except for that her boyfriend, rock guitarist Jack Antonoff, used to date Scarlett Johansson.

    It seems Dunham was perusing a little obsession...

  • Lena Dunham: Howard Stern looks like a ‘cartoon of a Jewish female horse’

    February 5, 2014 | 9:36 am

    Once upon a time, shock jock Howard Stern said some not nice things on his radio show about Lena Dunham. Specifically that Dunham is “a little fat girl who kind of looks like Jonah Hill” who was “raping his eyes.”

    It took a good year, but Dunham finally hit back. According to...

  • Lena Dunham announces ‘Girls’ premiere on Instagram

    October 17, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Good news “Girls” fans! The show’s return date has been announced, and it’s January 12.

    “Girls” creator/star/promoter/mascot Lena Dunham virtually spread the word about season three yesterday, via an adorable Instagram selfie.

    So mark your calenders. Or scrawl on a mirror with lipstick.  Or you could tattoo it somewhere on your body. Whatever — the point is, save the date.

  • Watch: Tina Fey’s Lena Dunham-approved ‘Girls’ parody

    September 30, 2013 | 3:56 pm

    What happens when a comic genius parodies a highly popular, highly spoofable show? Only good things, as Tina Fey proved on this season’s premiere of “Saturday Night Live.”

    Check out Fey’s “Girls” mock promo, in which we are introduced to the newest member of the hipster crew:...

  • Watch: ‘Girls’ season 3 teaser

    August 19, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Newsflash: Season three of “Girls” is in production! For those fans who are already chomping at the bit, HBO has put together this 31-second photo slideshow of (Jewish) creator Lena Dunham and the rest of the (heavily Jewish) cast at work.

    Don’t get too excited–it’s called a “teaser” for a reason.

  • Lena Dunham weighs in on Weiner scandal

    July 25, 2013 | 10:36 am

    Since Lena Dunham has a lot to say about a lot of things, and since she is a politically-minded New Yorker, it was expected she’d Tweet her thoughts on the most recent chapter of the great Anthony Weiner saga. Also expected: That she’d make a really good point. And a good joke.

  • The 2013 (Jewish) Emmy nominees

    July 18, 2013 | 9:50 am

    The 2013 Emmy nominations are in!  We won’t bore you with the whole long list, but we will share this compact yet impressive group of Jewish nominees. Here goes.


    Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”


    Lena Dunham,...

  • Lena Dunham’s private love advice made public

    July 9, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Just when you thought it was impossible for the very talented Lena Dunham to be amazing at one more thing, the prodigal filmmaker/author/actress has added another line to her resume: Really great friend.

    The “Girls” creator is participating in Miranda July’s “We Think Alone”...

  • Lena Dunham posts wedding plans on Instagram

    June 4, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    You probably think Lena Dunham is nothing like the lovely cast members of “Princesses: Long Island.” You are most definitely wrong.

    Not only is the “Girls” creator a Jewish woman dating a Jewish guy (Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff), but like the reality starlets, she too harbors...

  • Boy on HBO’s ‘Girls’ is also a ‘restless’ filmmaker

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 6, 2013 | 4:52 am

    You might only know Alex Karpovsky as Ray Ploshansky, the caustic barista who fitfully romances the naïf Shoshanna on HBO’s zeitgeist-y hit, “Girls.”

    But while shooting that show, Karpovsky also has managed to write, direct and star in two independent films that recently...

  • Purim’s other woman: Vashti, the queen who kept her clothes on

    February 20, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    When it comes to the story of Purim, Queen Esther has received lots of attention. All the little girls want to play her in the Purim spiel. She’s brave, beautiful, loving and heroic: the quintessential female biblical role model.

    But what about the other brave, role model Queen...

  • Dunham doubles up at Globes, Israeli docs’ double Oscar nomination, Sandler’s countless Razzies

    January 15, 2013 | 3:26 pm

    The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off the Hollywood awards season on Sunday, and it was in television that the Jewish people stood tall -- notably Lena Dunham, the new queen and unchallenged ruler of television comedy.

    Dunham, the creator of "Girls," brought home two...

  • ‘Homeland’ scores at Golden Globes

    January 14, 2013 | 9:58 am

    "Homeland," a television drama based on an Israeli program, won for best drama at the Golden Globes Awards.

    The Showtime program, based on "Hatufim," or "Prisoners of War," also received awards for best actor, Damian Lewis, and best actress, Claire Danes, at Sunday's awards...

  • Judd Apatow mines midlife angst for ‘This Is 40’ [BONUS TRAILER]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 19, 2012 | 3:41 pm

    “I insult myself all the time in my movies, so why not you?” comedy mogul Judd Apatow joked during a recent interview.

    He was addressing my question about a scene in his new movie, “This Is 40,” where a shlubby journalist wearing a yarmulke shows up to do an interview and is...

  • Lena Dunham book leaks

    December 11, 2012 | 10:47 am

    The book proposal that landed "Girls" creator Lena Dunham a $3.7 million publishing deal was leaked online on Monday.

    The 66-page proposal explains the ideas behind the book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” and reveals it will be divided into six sections: Work, Friendship, Body, Sex,...

  • ‘Girls’ writer lays bare women’s insecurities

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 25, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Lena Dunham, the writer, director and star of “Girls,” HBO’s much-talked-about new series, strode onto the stage at the Writers Guild Theater for a Women in Film Q-and-A recently, wearing a tight gray dress, emerald green flats and the buoyant attitude of a Hollywood “It”...

  • The New Yorker’s Bruce Eric Kaplan on His New Book and Judd Apatow TV Series

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 3, 2011 | 2:07 am

    Many people know Bruce Eric Kaplan as BEK, the longtime cartoonist for The New Yorker.  But he’s also worked as a writer on the iconic TV shows “Six Feet Under” and “Seinfeld,” where he penned the episode in which Elaine was enraged by a cryptic New Yorker cartoon.

    To say...