Lena Dunham raised $3,000 (£1,875) for charity by auctioning off the dress she was wearing at a gala in New York City on Wednesday night (08Oct14). The Girls star and director Spike Jonze co-hosted the Lowline Anti-Gala at Manhattan's Skylight Modern venue, and she brought in extra cash for the city's first underground park by auctioning off the frock she wore to the event.
Dunham helped design the dress along with Rachel Antonoff, her boyfriend Jack Antonoff's sister, and the gown, decorated with a print of the park project, sold for $3,000, according to Vogue.com.
The actress/writer says of the Lowline scheme, "As a kid, I hated going to the park... That's part of why I want to see the Lowline come to fruition so badly... I grew up in SoHo, and our local playground was full of bullies and dog poop, always a line for a broken swing. As downtown kids, our safe outdoor spaces were few and far between - it was before the West Side Highway had been done up all fancy, so a rare trip to Central or Prospect Park was my only experience of the magic of public green spaces."
Jack Antonoff performed at the event with his band Bleachers.
Actress Lena Dunham is holding off marriage to her rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff until her gay sister can legally wed in the United States. The Girls star has been dating fun. guitarist Antonoff since 2012, and while she has dubbed him her "life partner", Dunham insists she is not willing to walk down the aisle until her younger sister, Grace, can marry a woman anywhere in the U.S.
In an interview with shock jock Howard Stern, Dunham explains, "We're not against marriage but I wanna wait until it's something - my sister's gay and it just doesn't feel good to me to do something she can't do. She can do it in some places but not all places."
Since gay marriage is still not legal in 19 states, Dunham may have to way a while to tie the knot, but she feels confident in her relationship with Antonoff, even though they are often kept apart by their busy careers.
She says, "We met and the day after we were apart for three months and so our relationship was sort of formed long distance, like that's what I became used to. But now, for the most part, we see each other... we try not to be apart for more than a week or two."
Actress Lena Dunham has paid tribute to Nora Ephron by dedicating the foreword of her new book Not That Kind Of Girl to the late filmmaker and writer. The Girls creator and star thanks the You've Got Mail director for her friendship and advice in the touching essay.
Dunham says, "It's very hard for me to describe what it was like to be friends with Nora because there were so many beautiful facets to the experience and I'm so grateful to have had her in my life for the brief time that I did.
"Her generosity with other women, with younger artists was completely unparalleled and she had a way of bringing everyone comfortably into her orbit and providing them with fuel that would take them through life, so I know I'm not alone and I know this dedication stands for a lot of women's feelings about Nora."
Dunham also credits Ephron for helping her find love with fun. star Jack Antonoff.
She continues, "She said to me, 'Once you are fully who you're going to be, you need to find someone who accepts and understands that rather than trying to wedge yourself into the kind of girlfriend who this person wants...', and shortly before Nora passed away I met Jack, and I often wish they could meet each other and I could say, 'Look... I did it'."
Actress Lena Dunham has sworn off extreme dieting for good after one tea cleanse landed her in hospital.
The self-confessed "chubby" Girls star reveals she wanted to lose some weight before her show became a hit in 2012, but her plan to shed the pounds didn't work out too well. She tells People magazine, "We were shooting the Girls pilot, and I was like, 'I'm going to Hollywood, what am I gonna do?' So I forced myself to attempt to rejigger (sic) my body. I couldn't even do it. I ended up hospitalized for drinking too much laxative tea and not taking care of myself."
Dunham, who is dating fun. rocker Jack Antonoff, has since embraced her larger figure and takes pride in proving to female fans they don't need to be skinny to succeed in life. She says, "Recently I was around a lot of very thin women with a young girl, 16 or 17. She looked shaken up, and she said, 'I thought I was pretty, but I guess I'm not'. I was like, 'Look at me. I have a great job, I own an apartment, I go out with a guy in a rock band! Who woulda (sic) thought? And I'm totally chubby!' It was the most fun I've ever had."
"My boyfriend would murder me if I told you them. I can tell you he says Ophelia sounds like a horror movie. I said it is a horror movie, it's Hamlet - but Fifi would be so cute! He also won't let me use Simon. Ophelia and Simon are the children I'll never have." Actress Lena Dunham on the baby names her boyfriend, fun. rocker Jack Antonoff, has banned.
"Jack and I have a lot of existential and political issues with marriage. But if we ever do get married, there's no f**king way Taylor is not playing that song." Actress/writer Lena Dunham has booked pal Taylor Swift to perform the song she wrote with the Girls star's boyfriend Jack Antonoff if they ever wed.
Erasure star Vince Clarke has recruited rocker Jack Antonoff to remix the British pop veteran's new single, Elevation, after working together on new music for the fun. member's debut album with his side project Bleachers, reports the New York Post. Clarke helped to produce a number of tracks on Bleachers' Strange Desire, including I Wanna Get Better.
"I wipe down airplane seats, which is really annoying. I find ways to make it work. But if I shook someone's hand and then touched my tongue, my head would blow off." fun. and Bleachers star Jack Antonoff on his battle with germophobia.
Singer Nate Ruess has reportedly struck up a romance with fashion designer Charlotte Ronson. The fun. frontman met the Brit through her twin sister, DJ Samantha Ronson, and the new couple has been secretly dating for months, according to Us Weekly.
Ruess and Ronson made their first public appearance together on Saturday (19Jul14) at an event in Montauk, New York, and an insider tells the magazine the Some Nights singer was "very incognito and didn't want to pose for photos but stood close and held Charlotte's dog Oliver... it's been super hush!"
Another source adds, "They were introduced a while ago and have met a few times but it recently turned romantic. They have quite a few mutual friends actually. It's cute."
Ruess previously dated his bandmate Jack Antonoff's sister, Rachel Antonoff, who is also a fashion designer.
Rocker Jack Antonoff has risked the wrath of Michael Jackson fans by insisting singer Taylor Swift is the "closest thing today" to the King of Pop.
The fun. rocker is adamant Swift is a better songwriter and more likely to be a longtime success than her pop contemporaries Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, whose music he brands "throwaway".
Antonoff, who wrote 2013 track Sweeter Than Fiction with Swift, tells GQ magazine, "I think Taylor Swift is one of the best songwriters ever. Taylor Swift is cool, because she's the closest thing today that hearkens to Michael Jackson - to great, great pop music. There's a difference between her and Gaga and Katy Perry and Lily Allen and all that. It all feels throwaway, comparatively."