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Lena Dunham Isn’t Joking Anymore With Body-Positive Nude Selfie

Seeing Lena Dunham nude may barely get a rise out of “Girls” viewers who, over five seasons, witnessed the creator push the boundaries of body positivity on the small screen. But Dunham isn’t done exploring (or exposing) herself yet.

On Thursday, she shared an emoji-decorated nude selfie that speaks to her evolving relationship with her body.

Dunham’s perspective has shifted amid her ongoing health battle. Instead of using her body as “fodder for jokes,” now she’s all about feeling comfortable in the skin she’s in. 

In the photo, the “Girls” creator bares it all, highlighting her impressive collection of tattoos, including her Rihanna-inspired “tit chandelier,” while two pear emojis and a honey pot cover some NSFW spots. 

“I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn’t lovable by others ― its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes. I performed the insult so no one else could,” Dunham wrote in the caption. “I don’t regret any of it ― that’s my art and that was my truth ― but now, at age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people’s perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004. Love it all.”

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The multi-hyphenate creator canceled her Lenny Letter tour last month due health concerns, revealing she’s in the “greatest amount of physical pain” she’s ever experienced. Dunham has long suffered from endometriosis, which has sidelined her in recent weeks, after she was rushed to the emergency room following a red carpet appearance at the Met Gala. 

“After being told I was endometriosis-free after my last procedure, more disease was found in deeper spots that required immediate surgery and now physical therapy,” Dunham wrote in a note on social media after the event. “This disease is wily and unrelenting, and Im really blessed to have a community, both online and IRL, who let me express how hard that is.”

She’s been on the mend since then, spending time with family, resting at home and ― if this nude selfie is any indication ― slowly getting back to normal. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Kylie Jenner’s Epic Met Gala Bathroom Mirror Selfie

 

Another day, another epic celebrity selfie to dissect.

Today’s masterpiece? The glorious Monday night Met Gala bathroom mirror selfie that united a motley crew of reality stars, models, actors and artists, snapped by none other than the selfie queen herself, Kylie Jenner.

First things first: If you’re wondering who’s who, we’ve got you covered.

Now, what else is there to know about the shot? Let’s unpack this bad boy.

It’s against the rules.

In 2015, the Met, Vogue and Anna Wintour set in place a strict “no-selfie” rule at the annual Costume Institute Gala, stating that the use of phones for photography and social media was not permitted inside the event. So basically, this work of art is fashion contraband.

But that doesn’t really stop anyone.

Like, at all. In 2015 and every year since, celebrities and famous attendees have shamelessly violated the no-selfie ordinance. Last night was no exception: Kim Kardashian West basically provided a play-by-play of the evening on Snapchat, and a slew of stars stormed the bathroom for pictures — some even snapping a few inside the main room.

Brie Larson was really excited about it.

“I needed to go to the bathroom and ended up famous,” the Oscar winner captioned the picture on Instagram.

There’s another angle.

Yup, Kylie wasn’t the only one brandishing an iPhone in there. Sophia Li, an entertainment media editor at Vogue, also uploaded her own version of the group shot, posing alongside model Slick Woods.

Kendall Jenner and A$ AP Rocky are totally a thing.

Not only did they basically spend the whole night glued at the hip and hit the afterparties together, but sisters Kim and Kylie even caught the lovebirds sharing some alone time together at one point.

Paris Jackson is having a moment.

Well, we already knew that. But in case you needed further proof that she’s “homies” with her selfie neighbors, here’s a Boomerang of her dabbing with A$ AP and Ashton Sanders.

Supermodels will be supermodels.

Whether it’s a Vogue photoshoot or a bathroom selfie, Lily Aldridge treats every photo op like the Victoria’s Secret Runway.

Frank Ocean looks adorable when he smiles.

Swoon.

Duck face never dies.

And Kim K. is living proof of that.


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‘Fits Perfect!’ Kim Zolciak-Biermann Wears Nearly-Nude Bikini in Snapchat Selfie

When it comes to showing off barely-there swimsuits, Bravo star Kim Zolciak Biermann is a pro.

As her Snapchat followers know all too well, the 38-year-old “Tardy for the Party” singer is known to rock some teeny weeny bikinis — whether it be on one of her many tropical vacations or hanging poolside at home.

But a new swimsuit Zolciak-Biermann modeled on social media on Friday might take the cake.

The number looks like it could come straight out of the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. It features nude bottoms and a clear bandeau top with a tape-like strip covering her nipples.

“How cute is this little number?,” the reality star asked as she modeled the suit in a video. “I think it’s like super cute. I mean, obviously it’s not something I would wear on a family trip, but something for my hubby? Yeah? Fits perfect!”

She emphasized the swimsuit’s body-hugging fit in another still image, captioned “Perfect fit.”

Earlier, the mother-of-six modeled the same suit, showing off her bottom. “Obsessed with bikinis!!” she wrote. “My own line coming soon.”

Zolciak-Biermann’s bikini line isn’t the only thing that’s coming soon. The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum will return to the show that made her famous in an upcoming episode.

She was last seen on RHOA‘s season 5, when she exited the series a few episodes in after refusing to go on a girl’s trip with the cast. Since then, she, her husband Kroy Biermann and their brood of children have run amok on their hit spinoff show Don’t Be Tardy.

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But the opening of Shereé Whitfield‘s Chateau Shereé brings Zolciak-Biermann back for the RHOA cameras — and it doesn’t take long for her to pop-off on Kenya Moore.

“Your husband doesn’t have a job right now, so worry about that,” Moore quipped in a trailer for the episode.

“Bitch, you want to be me,” Zolciak-Biermann responded. “You want to have a baby, you can’t. You want to have a man, you f—— don’t. Bye.”

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Britney Spears Shares Abs-olutely Silly Selfie

Britney Spears on Wednesday shared her first selfie “in a while.”

“Entertainment Tonight” noted that the 35-year-old mother of two appears to have been hitting the gym hard lately to sculpt her physique, and pointed out her weightlifting workout that she posted earlier this week (which you can see above).

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Katie Couric’s Makeup-Free Selfie Is All Of Us This Week

Going back to work after the holidays is tough. Going back to work after the holidays and 10 years off is a feat of strength.

Katie Couric returned to her post at the “Today” show this week to celebrate Matt Lauer’s 20th anniversary on the show, and consequently returned to the very early morning routine that comes with it. She posted a sleepy makeup-free selfie to Instagram Wednesday that’s all too familiar for anyone struggling to get back into the swing of things this week.

Day 3 of @todayshow time to make the donuts. #firstmirrorselfie #lastmirrorselfie #omg

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”Day 3 of @todayshow time to make the donuts. #firstmirrorselfie #lastmirrorselfie #omg,” she captioned the adorable photo.

But it’s not just the makeup-free selfie that’s making Couric’s week-long return so sweet; her social media accounts have been filled with throwback gems. Here she is singing with Darlene Love:

And here she is giving us all the feels with a photo of her and Lauer (and a self-deprecating joke about her necklace):

Sigh. To quote Rihanna, we want you to stay, Katie. 

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Rita Ora Shuts Down ‘Becky’ Rumors With Beyoncé Selfie At The Met Gala

Well, that’s one way to quash rumors. 

Rita Ora seemingly confirmed that she is not “Becky with the good hair” by snapping a selfie with Beyoncé at the 2016 Met Gala on Monday night. Better yet, Queen Bey is smiling in the photo (captioned “Family”), further proving that things are OK between the two. 

This is probably the most important career move Ora has ever made, as it means the Beyhive will finally get off her back. 

The “Black Widow” singer came under attack last week after wearing a lemon bralette the day Beyoncé released “Lemonade” and a necklace that looked like a “J.” (It’s actually an “R.”) Ora further increased speculation when she stepped out in the same Gucci outfit Bey wears in her “Formation” video.  

After the Beyhive struck, Ora took to Twitter to clarify that she wasn’t “Becky.” 

If you didn’t believe her tweets then, you probably believe them now. 

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Kendall Jenner Snaps A Selfie In Her Underwear

Looks like Kendall Jenner was feeling a little frisky this morning.

The 19-year-old model shared a steamy photo of herself with her 30 million Instagram followers on Saturday. In the mirror pic, Jenner wears black underwear and a sheer top, which she rocks with the help of a strategically placed hand:

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The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star stepped out in a much more demure outfit the previous night, while she was out on the town in London:

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More proof that no matter what she’s wearing, Kendall Jenner is model material.

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Kendall Jenner Snaps A Selfie In Her Underwear

Looks like Kendall Jenner was feeling a little frisky this morning.

The 19-year-old model shared a steamy photo of herself with her 30 million Instagram followers on Saturday. In the mirror pic, Jenner wears black underwear and a sheer top, which she rocks with the help of a strategically placed hand:

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The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star stepped out in a much more demure outfit the previous night, while she was out on the town in London:

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More proof that no matter what she’s wearing, Kendall Jenner is model material.

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Hilaria Baldwin Posts Underwear Selfie Two Days After Giving Birth

Just two days after giving birth to her son Rafael, Hilaria Baldwin shared an underwear selfie on Instagram, and she looks amazing.

In the shot, Alec Baldwin’s wife is seen posing in front of a mirror while wearing a lacy bra and a pair of black briefs. The brunette beauty also included the following heartfelt caption with her photo:

“Update on us… Rafael is doing wonderfully! He is two days old now. Such a sweet little boy. I’m feeling well, been up with him every hour to two hours. I have been planning on doing post belly photos but didn’t know if I was gonna have the guts to actually follow through. I hope you understand my intention here: I believe it is important to accept and love our form after going through a bit of a battle bringing life into this world. Deep breath, here we go…all the way from my glamorous hospital bathroom. #ShrinkingBaldwinBabyBump #NoShame #LoveYourBody”

The mother of two’s photo was met with plenty of support from her followers, who left comments calling her “brave” for “being honest about post-baby bodies,” and thanking her for sharing a positive message.

Hilaria gave birth to her second child with Alec on June 17. The pair are also parents to daughter Carmen, and Hilaria is stepmother to Alec’s 19-year-old daughter Ireland, from his marriage to Kim Basinger.

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On the ‘A’ w/Souleo: Rafia Santana’s ‘SELFiE’ Is Better Than Yours

The art of the selfie is under attack. From the Met Gala to the Cannes Film Festival to Coachella, high-profile events have recently instituted measures meant to limit or altogether delete the taking of selfies. But you can’t tell that to multimedia artist, Rafia Santana, with the debut of her SELFiE exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

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RAFiA SANTANA, PAiNT ME PUKiNG (2014)

“Anybody who thinks selfies are only vain wants to reduce the importance of a human being. I am not sure where the judgment comes from,” she said. “We should all be reflective of ourselves whether we are in a good place or bad place. Selfies help to bring us out of a bad place to uplift ourselves and connect with others.”

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RAFiA SANTANA, PAiNT ME (2014)

Resembling something out of an Afrofuturistic dreamscape, Santana’s work integrates digitally manipulated images with soundscapes that advance the selfie from candid shots to visual statements. Her process usually begins with a photograph of herself that is combined with other photos taken on her mobile device. The image is then enhanced via a tablet where she uses her hands to digitally paint and complete the work. Thematically the 25-year-old artist focuses on issues related to her self-identity as a young black woman dealing with daily reminders of race and gender challenges.

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RAFiA SANTANA, RAFiA (Above), 2014

“As a small short black woman I have had to always affirm my existence and place. In academic and male dominated spaces I have to push myself twice as far to get recognized for the things that I do well,” she said. “So these images are indicative of me standing my ground on this planet and showing how important I feel I am, as we should all feel we are. In the media we only see black people as coons and thugs. We don’t get to tell our own story as human beings that have good and bad. Being a kid growing up on the internet I realized that a good selfie image of yourself can make others see you in a better light. So it’s important to show ourselves in positive imagery.”

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The public art exhibition, curated by Stephanie George, is on view until September 27.

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Get Over Selfie

Recent research by The Body Shop reveals that the average young woman spends 753 hours of her life, that’s approximately ONE MONTH, taking, editing and uploading the perfect selfie. True story.

I have often been amazed and frustrated at the preponderance of open laptops and their mishmash of owners filling almost every table in every coffee shop and café across the globe; that is, until I joined the ranks of table-takers nursing a macchiato long past its due date. It’s so unifying to be surrounded by so many people pretending to be serious writers. The blogosphere is filled with thousands of the great unwashed and uneducated dabblers, along side so many discarded award-winning journalists as well as hordes of wanna-be novelists and screenwriters. We all seem to have so much to say, and there’s something comforting about doing it all together while being alone in our heads.

Today, while NOT writing the article I am supposed to be writing, I became fixated on a pretty teenaged girl at the table right next to me, tossing her hair from one side to the other, all the while texting and snapping, as she posed — at first pouty-mouthed, then sensuously, lips parted, smiling at no one. She repeated each ‘look’ and snapped selfie after selfie, making sure to catch her reflection in the window. She must have seen me staring but to her, I’m past the age of deserving even a glance; I don’t exist.

She was bored and had obviously run out of people to text, friends to call. She took another selfie, making a ‘yucch’ face at her barely-touched bagel. Then a picture of the contents of her purse, of her split-ends and then of the scar on her knee, which she named “Scar-Jo”, written in eyeliner on her napkin. That and all the other banal photos were then beamed into Cyberville for all her admirers and their admirers to share with their admirers. Bored from watching this boring girl, I steeled myself and began tapping on my computer.

This was to be my Pulitzer prize-winning piece on body-shaming but my fragile concentration was shattered by Scar-Jo-girl’s loud Miley Cyrus ring-tone. Completely clueless that she wasn’t alone in the universe, she began berating the person on the other end. It could have only been her mother, given the accusatory diatribe she unleashed: “Because of your ‘poor planning,’ I’m going to have to go to prom wearing those stupid ($ 5000.) ‘pretend’ invisible braces, which will ruin everything!” I wanted to smack her. Lucky for her and the rest of us, she gathered up her stuff and stormed out of the café, still ranting, leaving her bagel just sitting there. I’m tempted. No. I’m better than that.

I turn back to my computer but am soon distracted by the arrival of a guy, best described as “Pigpen” who is all excited as he drops into his chair where a friend, almost as disheveled, has been absent-mindedly Snapchatting. Pigpen, his shirt wrinkled under an ill-fitting jacket, and hair looking like it may be housing a couple of hatchlings, is excited because he aced his job interview. The waiter brings him what looks to be a glass of chardonnay. In his exuberance Pigpen knocks it over and it shatters all over the table. Both guys are killing themselves laughing. They simultaneously whip out their phones. Selfies and pics are snapped and instantly posted. I immediately think, there goes his chance of a job. It may have just been apple juice but in that flash of the moment, Pigpen is going to come across like a sloppy daytime drunk.

I now am ruminating on whether I’m being too judgmental, given that I once sported a Farrah Fawcett look-a-like full tress of streaked hair on a head possibly better suited to a mane. I wore mini dresses when less leg would have been better but with absolute confidence as I loudly giggled and laughed along with my peers in many a cafe where the regulars would have been far happier if our sloppy, obnoxious gaggle had not been born. The push of a button technology that is now ubiquitous didn’t exist for us but yet we were just as preening and impervious to the world around us as the selfie-obsessed texters of today. One day, they too will look back askance and wonder how the current crop of young people can be so caught up with their own fabulousness. Some maybe reminded of their younger selves but most will grouch,, grumble and groan proving that they have disconnected from the good times gone by.

I return to my work when the waiter asks if I’d like anything else as he picks up the pouty girl’s bagel-plate, which mysteriously has migrated to my table and is now empty, except for a few crumbs. I’m horrified and wonder if I should take a selfie to prove to myself that I don’t even know when I’m eating. I decide not to. Firstly, I am as far from camera ready as a homeless woman on her way to the local garbage dump. Actually I am dressed as a writer — in a baggy formless sweatshirt and nondescript, stained, well worn, past their prime pants… I think they’re mine. My hair is awful, an overgrown thatch and there is ink on everything. I always make notes on scraps of paper/napkins before inputting into my computer. Secondly and the real reason; I can’t bear the idea that my unconscious eating of someone else’s leftovers will live on to remind me how pathetic a moment that was. I am not selfie-worthy!
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First Chewbacca Photo From ‘Star Wars’ Set Is A Selfie With Bob Iger… Maybe

It’s the selfie seen ’round the Galaxy.

A photo posted to the official Star Wars Instagram account on Sunday shows Disney boss Bob Iger posing with Chewbacca — and it’s been racing through Twitter, Imgur, Reddit and more with all the speed of a smuggler trying to make the Kessel Run.

Online, many have speculated that the photo could be the first image of a character on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII,” which is going into production in London. Some have even postulated that the man in the costume is none other than Peter Mayhew, the actor who portrays Chewie in the films and is reprising the role in “Episode VII,” and that the image was taken at Pinewood Studios in London, where portions of the movie will be shot.

However, the only description on the Instagram image is “Chairman’s new co-pilot. #StarWarsDay,” and Mayhew’s Twitter account has been silent for a few days.

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Selfie, Begone

Boy, do I hate the word of the year.

You’ve probably heard it. Yes, the word “selfie,” which the Oxford Dictionaries chose as the word of the year for 2013.

Not only is at an ugly word — it has an infantile sound (perhaps it’s that diminutive “ee” that makes up the second syllable) but it’s also, to my mind, rather belittling. Someone who takes a picture of him or herself isn’t just marking a moment in time, and sharing it on social media, but doing so in a way that makes him or her somehow laughable.

Or maybe it’s just that people who take pictures of themselves don’t mind being laughed at for the awkward poses, the odd angles, the bad lighting and the fishbowl aspect of the whole thing. If you’re taking a photo of yourself to post on social media, well, you don’t mind looking sort of foolish.

It’s also the whole “self” implication of the word that rubs me the wrong way. We live in an era that values community — and with that is the remarkable growth of social media, which allows people to connect with each other — and people simply posting pictures they take of themselves (the implication also being they can’t be bothered asking someone to do it) is both a bit too narcissistic and, well, a little sad. Selfie seems somehow linked to “selfish” and that doesn’t sit right.

Now, I am a marketer who urges writers to take full advantage of social media to broaden their reach and spread their message. But I don’t advocate posting funny pictures of yourself you’ve taken simply to commemorate your being someplace.

It can be dilute your message. Or just seem inappropriate. Just after the death of Nelson Mandela, someone I know posted a photo of himself standing in front of Mandela’s house in South Africa. I was impressed how this person was able to make the death of a beloved leader all about himself. I imagine this person realized it himself — he took down the photo after a few hours.

Perhaps it’s both the word selfie and the selfie action that I find annoying. I’m not one for policing words — it’s impossible, for one thing — especially since English has become the most powerful language in the world because of its adaptability and because English swallows and accepts so many other words, thus enriching itself.

English isn’t language that fears losing its own identity — unlike, say, French — and it’s stronger for that. English has perhaps more words than any other language and is the better for it.

Still, some words that are officially recognized as a word of the year may not, perhaps, live that long. Trendy words may fade away like yesterday’s ultra-hip lingo.

That said, I’m all for recognizing another word, one that describes someone who pops up in the middle of someone else’s photograph to “spoil” the effect. You know — someone taking a selfie only to find that another person is also in the frame and smiling at the camera and totally upstaging the selfie taker. That word is photobomb — and maybe it will help obliterate the selfie.
Entertainment – The Huffington Post
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