Angelina Jolie has a double mastectomy!

Today Angelina Jolie revealed that she was forced to make the agonising decision to have a preventative double mastectomy, after tests showed she had an 87 per cent chance of contracting cancer.   The actress opened up about her traumatic experience in a U.S. newspaper, saying that she made the decision to undergo the procedure in February after learning that she is a carrier of the deadly BRCA1 cancer gene.

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The 37-year-old’s motherMarcheline Bertrand died at the age of 56 from ovarian cancer, which Angelina revealed she had a high chance of contracting.   But the Hollywood star has not let the life-changing operation interfere with public engagements – she visited the Republic of Congo on March 26 on humanitarian duties and attended the G8 summit in London on April 11 with William Hague, after her initial operations but before the all the procedures had finished.

Writing in an editorial piece entitled ‘My Medical Choice’ in the New York Times, Angelina explained her decision, revealing that she had the initial procedure on February 16th before having the reconstruction operation on April 20th.

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She wrote: ‘My doctors estimated that I had an 87% risk of breast cancer and a 50% risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman.   ‘Only a fraction of breast cancers result from an inherited gene mutation. Those with a defect in BRCA1 have a 65% risk of getting it, on average.   ‘Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could. I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.

‘I started with the breasts, as my risk of breast cancer is higher than my risk of ovarian cancer, and the surgery is more complex.   ‘On April 27, I finished the three months of medical procedures that the mastectomies involved. During that time I have been able to keep this private and to carry on with my work.’   The star’s surgery was successful and doctors say Angelina’s chances of developing breast cancer have now lowered to less than 5%.   ‘I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy,’ she wrote. ‘But it is one I am very happy that I made.

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‘My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%. I can tell my c hildren that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.’

‘My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87% to under 5%. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.’   Angelina praised the support her fiancé Brad Pitt and their children, Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, eight, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, gave her during treatment.   ‘It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that’s it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can.   ‘I am fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive. So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries.   ‘We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has.’

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Buns Of Steel!

andice Swanepoel shares the secret behind her perfect pert posterior as she does leg crunches in tight leggings.

The 24 year old shared a picture of herself working out on her Twiiter and Instagram accounts this week.

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In the snap, the South African stunner is seen doing leg crunches in a pair of very tight workout leggings and a white sports bra, which also expertly shows off her supremely toned tummy.

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Wearing ankle weights, Candice works up a sweat as she flexes her leg and bottom muscles.

She does the exercise in front of a mirror in what appears to be a private gym.

Candice aptly hash tagged the snap ‘buns of steel’, thrilling her fans in the process.

Like her fellow Angels, Candice works out extremely hard to keep in tip top Victoria’s Secret shape.

Candice told FitSugar.com last year that her ‘butt workouts’ are the most important in her regime.

‘Butt for me is really important so [my trainer and I] always end with butt lifts on all  fours,’ she said.

If I haven’t seen him in awhile the whole session is butt!’

The blonde beauty also regularly indulges in Yoga and Boxing.

‘[Yoga is] one of my new favorite ways; I just started doing more. It’s nice to just be able to stretch and work on your body but also your mind,’ she said.

‘Boxing has always worked really well for me as a full-body workout. I like something that’s fast; you really feel like you’re getting the energy up.’   Unlike many of the other VS model, including Adriana Lima, who have admitting in the past to fasting ahead of a shoot or show, Candice said she must eat to keep energised.

‘I have to eat a lot because my metabolism is nuts, although I don’t know how long it’ll be  like that!’ she said.

Recently Candice has been modelling and promoting the new Victoria’s Secret ‘Swim’ range  around the clock.   The blonde beauty jetted out of Los Angeles on Wednesday after a promotional stop in Hollywood  to reveal the retail chain’s latest swimwear.   She, along with fellow VS Angels Alessandra Ambrosio attended a myriad events to promote the new Victoria’s Secret Collection.

The group started their morning with an appearance on Good Morning America, and followed up a  poolside photo call with an online Q&A session.   Their day also included an interview on Extra at The Grove and a meet and greet appearance  for fans at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles.

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They then topped it all off by attending the Victoria’s Secret 2013 Swim Party on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills.   At the event, Candice looked sultry in halterneck fitted dress, which sported a red-and-blue pattern on the front and a flare at the bottom.   The South African stunner wore point black heels and scraped her blonde hair back into a tight  bun.

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Scott Makes Kourtney cry!

Kourtney Kardashian’s post baby body seems to have bounced back in record time. But as the March 10th an episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami revealed , getting into biking ready shape after the july birth of her daughter  Penelope was anything but easy for the 33 year old mother of two especially with boyfriend Scott Disick  pressuring her to speed up the process.

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The drama started when Kourtney stepped onto the bathroom scale while chatting with Disick and sister Kim Kardashian. Upon seeing that his 5 foot tall girlfriend weighed 115 pounds.

Disick asked, “Do you know what you’re supposed to weigh for your average weight for your height

Kourtney estimated that she should be around 105 pounds, and then revealed  that she was probably around 95 pounds when she and Disick first met. “I feel like 93 is the dream,” Disick said, sighing. “Your body was banging when  I first saw you on the beach with that little ass.”

Kourtney initially shrugged off his comments, but Disick continued to needle her about her weight for the rest of the episode. At one point, when Kourtney asked why he cared how much she weighed he replied,
“Why wouldn’t I care? You’re my piece of machinery!”

“Right now seems to be probably the heaviest she’s ever been not pregnant,” he told the cameras. “When we had Mason I remember her trying to whip herself back  into shape pretty quick. This time around it seems like it’s the least of her concerns,  and the only thing she thinks about are the kids…I just think that she would feel better  if she got back into the shape that she feels the most comfortable in.”   By the end of the episode, Kourtney was in tears over Disick’s offhand remarks about her body. “You are so crazy. I’m trying to do this the healthy way,” she told him when he admonished her about her diet. To which Disick replied: “Do it the healthy way, just do it faster.”

Visibly distraught, the reality star confronted her longtime  love about how his jokes made her feel. “It’s frustrating,” she said.  “I wish I had people around me who were supportive. At least you know now  it hurts me. I don’t want to hear any more weight comments.”   Disick admitted he didn’t realize she was so affected by what he thought.  “I’m sorry, doll. You’re a good-looking lady,” he said by way of an apology.  “You’re proportioned properly, you got a beautiful kneecap and a gorgeous little face.”  Later, in a confessional, he added, “I love her, not her weight.”

Don’t Cha Wish you had a derriere like me?

She has an amazing shape so who can blame Nicole Scherzinger for showing it off and that’s exactly what the singer did at the Comic Relief concert on Wednesday. The 34 year old singer emerged onto the stage at Wembely in a pair of leather knickers bra-let and a netted top , that left little to the imagination.

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Nicole showed off her pert derriere in the outfit as she performed at the charity concert along with a host of familiar faces.

The singer had her hair ties back into loose cornrow plaits and wore a large hoop earrings to finish off her
fierce look.

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She performed right there , before launching into Don’t cha a hit track from her pussycat doll days.

Nicole as sang her latest track Boomerang as well as don’t Hold Your Breath and seems that she certainly caught the eye of host Russell Brand.

Emeli Sande were among the other musical guests at the charity event.

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Emeli showed off her recent weight loss in a fitted pencil shirt and great T-shirt as she opened her set with Heaven before taking  the tempo down a notch with a vocally stunning performance of Clown.

The Scottish singer finished her set with a performance of her hit track Next To Me.

Bucking the Trend!

The fashion week crowd focus on what everyboyd is wearing just as much as what is being shown on the
runway but it seems that Renée Zellweger didn’t bother to put her best outfit on as she stepped out in Paris
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The 43 year old actress was looking slightly dishevelled as she arrived at a Prada boutique in the french
capital.  Renée had her blonde locks in a messy up style and was sporting an ill fitting oversized nay
coat.

The blonde caused a stir at last Month’s Academy Awards with many viewers critcising her appearance.
At the event Renée showed off her shape in a stunning golden gown by Carolina Herrera but
attention was firmly focused on her face.  Many fans took to twitter to question if her wrinkle free face and smooth complexion was down to too much botox.
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The thigh-gap Workout

As top personal trainer has revealed that it is possible to get the supermodel thigh look without resorting to
cosmetic procedures or extreme eating regimes!

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But while mr Townsend’s targeted inner thigh workout may be healthier it is by no means an easy option and
requires some serious effort. One must do 12-15 reps of each of the five different exercises which include
squarts , lunges and the terrifying-sounding single leg romanian deadlift. On the plus side they can be done at home as part of a daily routine as like any workout keeping it up regularly is key to its success. The workout challenges the commonly hed belied that one must severely restrict their diet in order to achieve slim upper thighs.On the plus side they can be done at home as part of a daily routine as like any workout keeping it up regularly is the key to its success.
But Mr Townsend is adamant that a severe diet is the worst course of action.

The goal is to effectively target the muscles so they are healthy and toned not weak and frail he explained. so many of these girls think they need to starve themselves to get skinny. while i agree that both dieting and genetics do play a role.

Brooke Burke Charvet Shows off her Washboard Stomach!

She successfully underwent thyroid surgery in Decemeber after being diagnosed with cancer the previous month.
But Brooke Burke-Charvet is edvidently not keeping anything hidden after beating the disease as she proudly showed off her throat scar on sunday.

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Leaving her gym in Malibu,California after her workout the 41 year old television personality couldn’t her smile as she flaunted her surgery scar and her washboard abs in one go.

Showcasing her incredible figure in a skimpy white top. The actress was displaying the sort of stomach that would leave most woman positively green with envy.

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Ensuring her toned and tanned torso got maximum exposure the brunetter star teamed her barely there top with a pair of tight jogging pants as se made her back to her car.

Brooke completed her workout look with her locks scraped back off her face, Minimal make-up and oversized sunglasses to protect her eyes from the strong californian rays.

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