This week's news roundup includes celebrities standing up for themselves amidst public scrutiny, as well as a digital boob job and a little Simpsons trivia. Read on to find out more.
Ashley Judd gets offended by critics:
The Double Jeopardy
actress, who currently stars as Rebecca Winstone on the ABC thriller-drama series Missing
, has lashed out at the media for enduring weeks of criticisms regarding her appearance. Last month, Judd stepped out with a "puffy" face that prompted rumors that she went under the knife. US
magazine reports that her rep already explained that Judd's fuller face was due to a medication she was taking for a serious sinus infection but since that didn't seem to pacify critics, Judd herself is now slamming her detractors. "The conversation [about my face] was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day," she said in her article at the Daily Beast.
Miley Cyrus promotes gluten free diet:
One celebrity who appreciates Ashley Judd's article is Miley Cyrus, who has also been the target of the media these days due to her slender than usual figure, which sparked rumors of the 19-year-old actress having an eating disorder. "For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy. It's not about weight it's about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!" Cyrus tweeted
. "Everyone should try no gluten for a week! The change in your skin, phyisical and mental health is amazing! U won't go back!"
Amanda Bynes wasn't drunk during her arrest:
The 26-year-old actress, who is perhaps most famous for her starring role on the TV series What I Like About You
, was reportedly arrested last Friday for driving under influence but according to her father, Rick, she was sober. "She was not drunk," Rick Bynes told People
magazine. "I was told that she blew a zero on the Breathalyzer. She didn't have a single drink that night. My daughter doesn't drink." Though the specifics on her case is still not clear, her father explained that she was arrested because "she was upset and very emotional."
Alec Baldwin's stalker gets temporary restraining order:
According to Eonline.com
, French-Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin, who has been sending the 30 Rock
star emails and text messages demanding him to marry her, was arraigned on aggravated harassment and stalking charges in Manhattan Criminal Court. She also received a temporary restraining order. This, however, hasn't stopped Sabourin's friends and family from claiming that she and Baldwin had a two-year affair.
Jennifer Love Hewitt gets digital boob job: The Ghost Whisperer actress, who is now the star of the The Client List, appeared on ad for the Lifetime series with noticeably less cleavage. "Somebody sent me a copy of the photograph, and I was like, 'Ummm, what happened?'" she said. "I'm not quite sure what's going on. But apparently somebody wanted me to have a boob reduction. ... The thing that"s even crazier is that usually when they do that stuff, I had to see the photograph before they went out anywhere, and I never saw a new version of it."
Simpsons creator Matt Groening reveals origin of Springfield:
In an interview with Smithsonian.com
, he talked about why the Simpsons live in a town called Springfield and even confessed that he was bullied when he was a child. "Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon... I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, 'This will be cool; everyone will think it's their Springfield.' And they do." As for those who bullied him, he "hated their guts," adding that "maybe they are characters named after themselves on The Simpsons
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