Angelina Jolie has revealed some shocking news -- in a New York Times Op-Ed piece.
The Oscar-winning actress, whose been named the "most beautiful" and "sexiest woman" by numerous publications over her career, writes that she had a double mastectomy after her doctors estimated she had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer.
Angelina writes, "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."
In the nearly 1,000-word piece, Angelina adds, "I am writing about it now because I hope that other women can benefit from my experience." She also notes that she's "fortunate to have a partner, Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive."
Angelina's mother died of cancer at age 56 after fighting the disease for nearly a decade.
Source: The New York Times
Taylor Swift’s Red tourmate Ed Sheeran is going on record, claiming T gets a bad rap as a serial dater.
Ed tells OK! magazine, “The rumor that she dates a lot of people is a misconception, because in the time that I’ve known her, which has been almost two years now, she has dated two people. Fact! And in her entire life, I think she’s dated around five or six people.”
So, is he one of the five or six? “I think it would be incredibly unprofessional and idiotic for me to do that. To go on tour for six months with someone and hook up with them just before you go out on tour, which is what people think we did, that’s just a really silly thing to do, because the tour would be very awkward by now, and it’s not, so that’s that.”
Ed adds that his reason for sticking up for T is simply because they're friends. “I don’t like it when people take shots at her because I do know her personally, and I think people get the wrong end of the stick. She’s so successful, and she’s so nice and sweet to everyone that she meets, there is nothing bad to say but she was being pictured with a lot of dudes.” As to whom Taylor should date next, Ed suggests, “A vet. She likes cats.”
The Red tour continues Thursday in Houston.
President Justin Timberlake? A lot of folks like the sound of that, according to a new poll that tabs J.T. as the musician they'd most like to see in the White House.
A survey taken by Public Policy Polling gives Justin a huge lead over all his potential opponents, with 34 percent of potential voters naming him as their ideal musical president. Second place in the poll went to Adele -- even though she's British and not eligible to run for the office.
The top vote getters were:
It's worth noting that none of those people, other than Jay-Z, could actually run for President right now, since the minimum age is 35.
Barbara Walters is hanging up her microphone, but not until next summer.
The veteran broadcaster, who has spent 37 years with ABC News, will make the announcement Monday morning on The View that she's retiring from TV journalism next summer.
Before she steps down, she'll continue to report and anchor for ABC News, appear on The View, and host specials, including 20 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People, set for December, an Oscars special and a career retrospective set for May.
She will continue to serve as executive producer of The View, which she created in 1997, but will no longer host after next summer.
In a statement Walters said, "I am very happy with my decision and look forward to a wonderful special year ahead both on The View and with ABC News. I created The View and am delighted it will last beyond my leaving it."
Source: ABC News