Yes, Lena Dunham, the creative spark behind HBO's Girls, does reveal in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl that she was raped while a student at Oberlin College. But the guy's name wasn't really Barry. Dunham insists the name was a random pseudonym she used in the book. So Dunham writes on Buzzfeed, following reports that a real Barry she knew at college planned to sue her.
Dunham says her intention was never to go after the guy.
"Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me," she writes. "Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun."
She also says she has no intention of pursuing legal or criminal action against the assailant.
Joan Rivers' will contains no great surprises. The comic, who died on Sept. 4 at age 81, does leave substantial amounts of her $150 mil estate to several charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The will names Joan's daughter, Melissa, as executor.
For her part, Melissa on Wednesday spoke of her mom's courage at a "Women in Entertainment" confab in Los Angeles. "She was willing to say what others were thinking," Melissa said. "She thought of herself as a comic and had to be funnier than everyone else. She just wanted to do her job, and that was to make people laugh."
David Letterman says May 20 will be his last day as host of CBS's Late Show. Stephen Colbert takes over in September. . . . Monaco's Princess Charlene, 36, and Prince Albert II, 56, on Wednesday welcomed fraternal twins, Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier. . . . "More than anything, like any mom, I'm just happy . . . [her six] kids are healthy," Angelina Jolie tells People mag of her greatest moments of the year. "I married their dad [Brad Pitt]. My health is good." . . . Kate Hudson may or may not be dating Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough, USA Today says.