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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cheat Sheet - Calling BS on Our ‘Plus Size’ Obsession

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February 05, 2015
Out of Shape
There's been great fanfare over Sports Illustrated's first plus-size model, but she is a normal size, has a toned stomach, and "real" women remain absent from our magazines.

Four days after 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in a bathtub, a doctor told her family that nothing more can be done, according to People magazine. "Everyone is coming to the hospital to say goodbye," a family member said. The family source also told the magazine, "Bobby [Brown] has been crying nonstop since yesterday. We are grieving." Brown has been on life support in an induced coma.


Amy Pascal, the top Sony Pictures executive exposed by last year's notorious cyberattack, will step down from her post as co-chairman and launch a new production venture with the studio instead. "I have spent almost my entire professional life at Sony Pictures and I am energized to be starting this new chapter based at the company I call home," Pascal said in a statement Thursday. Leaked emails between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin revealed nasty comments about Angelina Jolie (he called her a "minimally talented spoiled brat") and jokes about President Obama preferring movies about black people ("Should I ask him if he liked DJANGO?…Or The Butler. Or Think Like a Man?" Pascal joked.) Pascal is expected to transition to her new role in May.

He Said, He Said
David Axelrod is claiming Romney "shocked and irritated" the president by talking about Election Night turnout in racial code—but Garrett Jackson says his boss said no such thing. Jackie Kucinich and Ben Jacobs report.
Newly confirmed Vivek Murthy says marijuana is "helpful" for certain medical conditions. Michael Ames asks: Could this be the tide-turner for legalization?

Friends Say Harper Lee Was Manipulated
To publish second novel.
Measles Hits 5 Chicago Infants
Too young to be vaccinated.
Obama Praises Dalai Lama as Good Friend
At National Prayer Breakfast.
Republican: Gay Rights Not Human Rights
Meet Congressman Chris Smith.
Pope Francis to Address Congress
First pontiff ever to do so.

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