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12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she’s far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:

  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to “a woman’s body with natural fat in places.” “I freaked out,” she said, and her obsession turned into an eating disorder.
  • Katharine McPhee: The American Idol and Smash star revealed that she struggled with bulimia for five years—and that it almost destroyed her vocal chords. Read more…

Chris Brown: “Is It Possible To Love Two People?”

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Chris Brown isn’t exactly handling his breakup from Karrueche Tran in typical Hollywood fashion: Instead, he released a sort of confessional video last night, in which he mused about his love for, apparently, both Tran and Rihanna. “Is there such thing as loving two people?” Brown asks, as pictures of both women flash onscreen. “I don’t know if that’s possible. For me, I just feel like that, you know?” continues Brown—who was “a little drunk” at the time. Read more…

Anderson Cooper Gives Star Jones Epic Takedown

Anderson Cooper indulged in an epic rant against Star Jones, of all people, on his daytime show today while co-hosting with Andy Cohen of Bravo. Asked by Cohen to reflect on his coming out in July, Cooper gave a normal response first before launching into his takedown of Jones in a clip obtained by TMZ. It seems Jones accused Cooper of coming out in an attempt to boost ratings, and that did not sit well with Cooper—or his mom. First of all, “If I was wanting to boost ratings, I would have waited to announce it on ‘A Very Special Episode’ that would have been promo’d for weeks and weeks and there would have been commercials,” Cooper pointed out. “‘Anderson’s Huge Announcement.’” Read more…

Todd Akin In ’08: Docs Give Abortions To Women Who Aren’t Pregnant

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It’s getting to be quite the week for years-old videos to come back and bite candidates, and the latest victim is one Todd Akin, the would-be junior Missouri senator of ”legitimate rape” fame. Seems Akin gave a speech in 2008, in which he compares abortion to slavery and calls abortion providers “terrorists.” He then goes on to describe the “bottom-of-the-food-chain … pit[s]” that they supposedly work in. “You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking,” he explains. “Not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things, misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, and all of that information is available for America.” Read more…

Lisa Marie Presley Now Sells Fish & Chips In An English Village

Elvis Presley’s daughter, donning an apron to serve fish and chips in a quiet English village? Yep, and that’s how she likes it, the New York Daily News reports. Having moved to Rotherfield with her husband two years ago, the singer enjoys hanging out at a local pub run by two of her friends. So when they asked her to help on a van run, she was game. “We were laughing because the customers didn’t know it was her,” said one of the pub owners. “She really enjoyed it.” Read More …

Chris Brown Tests Positive For Pot On Probation

hris Brown has tested positive for drugs while on probation for a 2009 felony conviction for assaulting former gal pal Rihanna. He failed a random drug test while doing community service in Virginia. He told a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom yesterday that he had smoked marijuana in California, and had a medical marijuana card from the state issued by an acupuncturist, reports the New York Daily News. Read more…

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic

Katie Couric seems to have it all, but during her early 20s she battled with an eating disorder, she says on today’s edition of her daytime show, in a confession picked up by the New York Post. “I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” Couric says while talking to Demi Lovato, who has also struggled with eating disorders. “And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself—whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless—that I would sometimes beat myself up for that.” Read more…

Michael Jackson Had An Anti-Abortion Song?

Sony released a 25th anniversary remastered edition of Michael Jackson’s Bad this week, and among the eight previously unreleased songs is … an anti-abortion anthem. “Song Groove,” aka “Abortion Papers,” includes lyrics like, “Those abortion papers / Signed in your name against the words of God / Those abortion papers / Think about life, I’d like to have my child.” At Slate, Amanda Marcotte deems it “a Christianity-heavy screed.” And at Wonkette, Jesse Taylor points out, “Hey, if you abort ‘em, you can’t dangle ‘em.” But Taylor and Marcotte also agree—the song is oddly “catchy.” Read more (and listen to the song!)…

Paris Hilton Says Gay Guys Are, Like, So Disgusting

Steel your stomachs, Paris Hilton has again been caught on tape. This time, a cab driver caught the socialite making some pretty inflammatory remarks about gay men earlier this month—though her people are valiantly attempting to spin it as the socialite simply showing her concern about serious health risks, TMZ reports. While discussing Grindr—a website some gay men reportedly use in a quest for casual sex—with another passenger in the cab, Hilton says: ” Ewwww … gay guys are the horniest people in the world … they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS. … I would be so scared if I was a gay guy … you’ll, like, die of AIDS.” Read more …

Lindsay Lohan’s “Hit-And-Run” Victim Says She Was Drunk

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Lindsay Lohan’s day just keeps getting worse: After her arrest early today for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident, the guy who says she hit him with her car—Jose Rodriguez, 34—is telling The New York Post he thinks she was “drunk” at the time. “She was stumbling,” says Rodriguez, who was leaving his job as a cook when the incident occurred. “I just saw the car coming and I turned around,” he says, adding that when the car allegedly hit his leg, “it hurt a lot.” Read more…

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