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Lena Dunham Will Pay Book Tour Warm-Up Acts

It didn't take long for "Girls" creator Lena Dunham to see the error of her ways. Hours after internet criticism grew against Dunham for not paying the warm-up acts on her upcoming book tour, the "Not That Kind of Girl" author quickly changed her tune.

The New York Times that first reported on the 28-year-old's book tour "circus" and outlined how 600 people responded to open call video auditions on her web site to serve as her opening acts during her 11-city book tour— for free. But on Monday, in a post headlined "Lena Dunham Does Not Pay," Gawker took it further by listing Dunham's alleged annual income ($6 million), her book advance ($3.7 million), and book tour revenues ($304,000).

Dunham took to her Twitter page to admit she had learned a lesson and the artists would be paid, even as she mocked the source of her newfound wisdom. The tour begins in New York City on Tuesday.

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