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Lena Dunham has been a divisive figure for the majority of her career, but this week, the Girls creator revealed that she shares something in common with tens of millions of Americans from all walks of life and all regions of the country.
In an interview with actor Dax Shepard, Dunham revealed that she has struggled with prescription pill addiction for several years.
“I was having crazy anxiety and having to show up for things that I didn’t feel equipped to show up for … but I know I need to do it, and when I take a Klonopin, I can do it,” Dunham said on the latest episode of Shepard’s podcast.
“I didn’t have any trouble getting a doctor to tell me, ‘No, you’ve got serious anxiety issues, you should be taking this. This is how you should be existing,’” Dunham continued.
“It stopped being, ‘I take one when I fly,’ and it started being like, ‘I take one when I’m awake.’”
Dunham attributes her acute anxiety to trauma stemming from sexual assault and health issues:
“I was diagnosed with pretty serious PTSD,” Lena said.
“I have a few sexual traumas in my past and then I had all these surgeries and then I had my hysterectomy after a period of really extreme pain … It stopped feeling like I had panic attacks and it started feeling like I was a living panic attack.”
These days, it often seems that public figures only open up about substance abuse issues when they’re forced to following some sort of PR disaster, so we commend Lena for opening up of her own volition.
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Dunham will be penning a screenplay for a J.J. Abrams-Steven Spielberg film about a family of Syrian refugees.
On social media, many were critical of the decision to hire Dunham for such a project, arguing that there’s no way someone in her position can relate to the plight of Syrians driven from their homeland by war.
But perhaps Abrams, Spielberg, and company knew what the rest of us did not — that Dunham is a survivor of a different variety, and with sufficient compassion, she may be able to channel her painful past in a creatively productive way.
Only time will tell, of course.
But for now, we applaud Dunham for being candid about such a topic that affects so many, yet is so rarely addressed.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are having a baby.
You probably already knew this.
But the public does NOT yet know whether the Royals are expecting a boy or a girl.
This information was not included in the official statement by Kensington Palace that confirmed the major news.
However, a handful of astute (and/or possibly misguided) Internet users think they have cracked the gender code. They think Markle revealed the sex of her impending child via the color of the dress she wore for a state dinner in Fiji.
No, really. They think this.
Scroll down to see the gown in question, along with these excited responses to it…
1. Wearing Blue
2. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?
3. Boom! It’s a Boy!
4. She’s Carrying a Boy!
5. Yes. We All Know This…
6. Here’s the Thing, Though:
Selma Blair has written candidly and emotionally about the most personal of topics.
On Saturday, the actress revealed that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
This disease affects the central nervous system, disrupting the flow of information within the brain.
It is not a death sentence, although those afflicted live on average seven years fewer than those who have not been diagnosed.
It is debilitating, however.
Blair posted a selfie on Instagram over the weekend and proceeded to explain why she came forward with her “profound” story.
She did so by giving credit to costume designer Allisa Swanson, who is working on her upcoming show Another Life, detailing how Swanson designs her wardrobe on the show…
… but also “carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself.”
Wrote Blair of her illness:
“I am in exacerbation. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it.”
Blair hopes to use her platform to assist others, but also admits that she could use a lot of help herself.
“I am in the thick of it but I hope to give some hope to others. And even to myself. You can’t get help unless you ask.
“But I am a forthcoming person and I want my life to be full somehow. I want to play with my son again. I want to walk down the street and ride my horse. I have MS and I am ok.
Continued the star, perhaps best known for her big screen role in Cruel Intentions:
“But if you see me, dropping crap all over the street, feel free to help me pick it up. It takes a whole day for me alone. Thank you and may we all know good days amongst the challenges.”
Blair also appeared opposite Charlie Sheen on FX’s Anger Management and also portayed Kris Jenner on the first season of American Crime Story.
In response to her open and honest post, Blair has received support from strangers on the Internet and friends in the entertainment business.
“I love you, I’m proud of you, and there is nothing I wouldn’t do for you,” wrote Sarah Michelle Gellar, while her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr., added:
“Love you Mama.”
Blair, who was diagnosed in mid-August, said she thought she just had a “pinched nerve” prior to receiving her diagnosis.
She estimates that she has had MS for about 15 years.
The cause of MS is still unknown, but women have a much higher diagnosis rate than men.
There is no cure.
Tweeted actress Megan Mullally to Blair:
“damn, it’s hard to know what to say, except i’m terribly sorry to hear this, and thank you for your courage and for coming forward, selma. you’re helping hundreds of thousands of people.”
Blair also heard from others suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. To wit:
We admire thes strength and courage of Selma Blair.
She will remain in our thoughts and in our prayers.
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In many respects, the ladies of the Teen Mom franchise have it much, much easier than most young single moms.
After all, they enjoy six-figure salaries from relatively cushy jobs that generally don't require them to spend much time away from their children.
But the ladies of Teen Mom seem to be cursed with a virulent streak of bad luck as well — and sadly, the newest cast member is no exception.
It's only been three weeks wince Cheyenne Floyd joined the cast of Teen Mom OG, but already, her sad story has earned her the sympathy and support of a legion of new fans.
Here's the latest on Floyd's frightening situation: