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June 3rd, 2013
10:06 AM ET

Angelina Jolie’s Shines at Premiere Of World War Z In London: Senior Editor Of People Magazine Michelle Tan breaks down Jolie’s return to The Red Carpet after her Double Mastectomy

Senior Editor, People Magazine Michelle Tan is on 'Starting Point' with John Berman and Christine Romans on Angelina Jolie's first public appearance after her preventive Double Mastectomy at the premiere of her partner Brad Pitt's new film 'World War Z' in London. Jolie was glowing on the Red Carpet after revealing she underwent the procedure four months ago in a New York Times op-ed.

On Jolie's decision to come forward publically about her double mastectomy, Tam claims she has 'really spoken out, and really made these issues come to the forefront,' for so many women who are faced with the decision to have a Double Mastectomy.

Jolie's candor on this very personal issue has made her and Brad Pitt more 'human,' and has revealed the 'incredible bond' the couple shares.

Filed under: breast cancer • Fame • Film • Medical • Women's issues
January 9th, 2013
09:50 AM ET

Victoria’s Secret Model Cameron Russell's message to young girls who want to be models: 'it's not a career path'

Should young girls want to be models? One supermodel answered that question and her response went viral with over 90,000 views on YouTube.

Cameron Russell is a beautiful 25-year-old Victoria's Secret model who has traveled the globe walking in major high fashion runways and appearing in international fashion magazines. She's also an economics and political science major from Columbia University who delivered a frank TED Talk saying young girls should not aspire to be models.

Russell said, “…People always ask me is, ‘Can I be a model when I grow up?’ And the first answer is, ‘I don't know, they don't put me in charge of that.’ But the second answer, and what I really want to say is, ‘Why? You know, you can be anything.’”

She continued; “Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying that you want to win the Powerball. It's out of your control. And it's awesome. And it's not a career path.” Russell went on to break down what she sees as the biggest problems with modeling. Cameron Russell comes to “Starting Point” this morning to tell us why she said what she said.

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June 7th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo sets record straight on pageant fixing accusations, says 'I know it's not rigged'

In an interview on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo tells Soledad she doesn't think the contest is rigged, and says Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin's claims sound 'kind of funny.'

In a written statement, Monnin says she "witnessed another contestant who said she saw the list of the top five before the show ever started."

Culpo says the list in question was confirmed to be the rehearsal list, not a final top five list. She adds that the story didn't seem to stand up to scrutiny.

"It was just kind of funny because originally, Sheena had resigned because she didn't agree with the transgender community now being part of the Miss Universe organization community,” Culpo says. “Then, the story changed that it was rigged when she saw a rehearsal list. So, it’s kind of iffy.”

When asked if the recent accusations have stolen the thunder from her win, Culpo says it doesn’t get her worked up. "I'm not very dramatic...I know that it’s not rigged so I'm happy and it’s not taking away anything from me," she says.

Culpo tells the "Starting Point" team she looks forward to working towards increasing breast and ovarian cancer awareness, and hopes to use her cello skills to help music education programs in New York City.

Filed under: Beauty • Celebrity • Entertainment • Fame
February 24th, 2012
10:42 AM ET

Palminteri: Oscar nominees should be cool

Oscar nominated-actor Chazz Palminteri on what it's like to be nominated for an Academy Award.

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February 20th, 2012
02:35 AM ET

Jackson: Bobbi Kristina will need prayer

Rev. Jesse Jackson reflects on Whitney Houston's funeral and the rough road ahead for Bobbi Kristina, Whitney's daughter.

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February 15th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

Nick Jonas talks about his memories of Whitney Houston and the pressures of fame

Nick Jonas explains where he was when he heard about Whitney Houston's death and discusses life in the music industry.

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