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Evening Quickies: Brandy Opens Up About Teen Eating Disorder

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Brandy and Monica are back with a duet, "It All Belongs To Me." Read More »
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  • Brandy has opened up about an eating disorder she suffered from in the ’90s, back when she was both a pop singer and the star of “Moesha.” In an episode of VH1′s “Behind the Music” airing tonight, Brandy reveals that she wasn’t “eating properly, not eating at all, diet pills, regurgitating, and all of these things that girls do.” She continues, “People don’t understand that being the hottest star or making the most money does not mean anything. I’m here to tell you I was making so much money — I was omnipresent — and I was the unhappiest teenager probably in the world.” [Us Weekly]
  • Katherine Heigl and Josh Kelley have adopted a second daughter, their rep has confirmed. The couple are already parents to Naleigh, age three, whom they adopted from South Korea. Mazel tov! [People
  • Paparazzi pics from Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s supposedly-romantic weekend away confirm nothing other than Mila has an amazingly cute ass. And she likes blueberries. [Evil Beet Gossip]
  • Rumor has it Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman are tying the knot on June 2. [Celebrity Cafe]
  • TLC is going on tour — with a hologram Left Eye! [TMZ]
  • This woman supposedly has the most symmetrical face in all of Britain. She looks kind of like Kate Bosworth, don’t you think? [The FW]
  • Octomom, who’s recently been accused of child neglect, has been bopped for getting a $520 haircut. Them’s John Edwards prices. [Celebrity Cafe] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Lady Gaga Talks Bulimia

Jane Fonda's Bulimia
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Jane Fonda has come clean about having bulimia in the past. Read More »
Exploiting Anorexia
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Will a new reality TV show exploit women with eating disorders? Read More »
Morning Quickies
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  • Lady Gaga spoke to high school girls earlier this week about having bulimia as a teen and fighting with her Italian dad over his spaghetti and meatballs.  [PopCrush]
  • Oh dear. This is roughly how much money Lindsay Lohan is spending on her legal fees. [Betty Confidential]
  • Naomi Watts has been cast as Princess Diana in a biopic about the princess’s life which will be called “Caught In Flight” and focus on the two years before she died in a car crash. [FoxNews]
  • Secrets behind the love hormone oxytocin. [Gurl.com] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Considered Weight Loss Surgery

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Overcoming E.D.
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A woman explains how she overcame her eating disorder. Read More »
Losing 100lbs
And finding out what the world thinks of fat people. Read More »

It was my worst fear. I recovered from anorexia/bulimia and became morbidly obese. I lost and regained weight in a furious and uncontrollable cycle. I didn’t think I had it in me to try again. 

But I couldn’t ignore how my health was deteriorating. My right knee constantly hurt and buckled, making walking difficult. I had osteoarthritis. While my knee couldn’t be fixed, I could slow down the deterioration and stave off knee surgery.

Enter my thoughts of weight loss surgery. Even if I could lose the weight on my own, it would take well over a year. I read that gastric bypass surgery (“GBS”) patients lost most of their excess weight within 6 months. That’s a no brainer, I decided. Keep reading »

Girl Talk: Overcoming My Eating Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
One woman's experience battling this disorder. Read More »
Kate "Thinspiration"
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Kate Middleton is "thinspiration" on pro-anorexia web sites. Read More »
Barbie Vs. Reality
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Katie Halchishick depicts Barbie vs. reality in O Magazine. Read More »
Comfortable Curvy
She likes her bigger body better. Read More »
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Writing about eating disorders feels like an exercise in vulnerability, not because I am ashamed to share my story, but due to the extremely emotional nature of the topic for countless women. In an era of Kate Moss, skinny jeans, and “she’s too skinny!” tabloid fodder, eating disorders run rampant like a cultural epidemic, continuing to fester alongside a never-ending preoccupation with body image. Although the majority of the media narrows the scope of the issue to models and celebrities, eating disorders are actually most prevalent amongst us everyday girls. Simultaneously, the reality of EDs extends beyond the teenage anecdotes of starving ourselves to be popular; these serious diseases have lifetime physical and psychological ramifications and are far more multifarious than extreme dieting. Weight is a sensitive subject to say the least, one I am going to handle diplomatically. The objective of sharing my story is not to be controversial, blame Hollywood, or spark debate on how to confront eating disorders, but to reflect on the complexities of a ghost that has haunted me and so many others for over a decade.

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Morning Quickies: Jane Fonda Talks Body Image & Bulimia

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  • Jane Fonda opened up to Harper’s Bazaar about her lifelong body image issues. “I wasn’t very happy from, I would say, puberty to 50? It took me a long time,” she told the magazine. “It was in my 40s, and if you suffer from bulimia, the older you get, the worse it gets. It takes longer to recover from a bout. I had a career, I was winning awards, I was supporting nonprofits, I had a family.” Eventually Fonda just had to quit: “I had to make a choice: I live or I die.” She says her father, the actor Henry Fonda, made her feel like her only value was in her appearance. “I was raised in the ’50s,” she said. “I was taught by my father that how I looked was all that mattered, frankly. He was a good man, and I was mad for him, but he sent messages to me that fathers should not send: Unless you look perfect, you’re not going to be loved.” How sad/fortunate for her that in late adulthood, she has finally found peace with her body. [ONTD]
  • Palin pile-on redux: Mercede Johnston, sister of Levi Johnston, posed for Playboy and talked smacked about Sarah Palin (of course). “I think she’d have had a mental breakdown [if elected president],” Johnston told the magazine. “As governor she quit on us. What does that say about her?” I don’t disagree on this one, but you still have to consider the source. [NY Post]
  • Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds may be on the rebound — with each other. [Celebrity Dirty Laundry]

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Kate Middleton Is “Thinspiration” On Pro-Anorexia Websites

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Palace PR disaster: Kate Middleton is the new “thinspiration” icon held up by pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia bloggers. Kate has always been slender and athletic, but she dropped a noticeable amount of weight before her wedding. That makes me sad, because I’ve been a royal watcher for years and I’ve always thought she looked pretty just the way she was. Whether Kate’s weight-loss was from exercise, or from nerves over being watched on TV by a billion people, or some combination of the two, we don’t know. But “The Today Show” has found that women suffering from eating disorders are fawning over the Duchess’s new figure. Keep reading »

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