The Buzz Cut: Lena Dunham’s Apocryphal Fertility

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Oct 20, 2017

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In The Buzz Cut, we give hot takes on all of the intellectual and Internet-famous, celebrity and bizarre, buzzy and overlooked family and parenting news we gossiped about over lunch all week.


Not the end of the world, people. Lena Dunham, since going public with her endometriosis, has been fielding a frenzy of questions and anecdotes from randos about whether she is fertile, if she plans to freeze her eggs, and how she feels about adoption. Maybe let a girl have some breathing room? Or privacy? Of course not — that might actually be world ending….

Mums the word. Isla Fisher doesn’t do parenting advice. “Everyone is doing their best,” the actress and author (who has three kids) told TODAY. Thanks, lady. You keep doing you!

Celebutante season. The Internet has discovered Eminem’s daughter and the 21-year-old is now all grown up with a boyfriend, a puppy and a pretty normal social life. All the mommy-daddy drama is obviously behind her. Must be the time of year when celebrities’ newly adult kids make their debut: Reese Witherspoon’s daughter is also stepping out.

Un-attachment parenting. As his son turns 21, rapper 50 Cent throws a “child support release” party. Father of the year? Probably not.

Speaking of dads. The Internet asks: Is Will Smith’s new single the musical equivalent of a cringe-y dad-joke?

Public service announcement. Toothpaste can’t be used as a home pregnancy test. … in case you thought it could?

Paleo playtime. Check out this Bronze Age child’s toy carriage and rattle unearthed in Turkey. It dates back 5,000 years! Even our ancestors knew kids learn through play.

Wedding bells. Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander got married. Mazel tov, you two really, really, ridiculously good-looking people.

Just in time. May they be guided by these secrets to a long and happy marriage, courtesy of two badass (in their own way) celebrity ladies: work hard and spend time apart. Seems about right!

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