Hilary Duff: “I’m a normal girl. I’m strong. I’m fit.”


On her bikini body:

“I don’t care to look absolutely perfect in a bathing suit. I’m a normal girl. I’m strong. I’m fit. I feel good about myself after I’ve had a baby. I go through ups and downs, being like, ‘Damn, I’m fit right now’ and ‘OK, I’m letting things slide a little’ and I’m totally fine with that.”

… says Hilary.

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Tennis Star Marion Bartoli’s Dramatic Weight Loss


Here’s a story that is getting a lot of heat these days, featuring 31 year-old former tennis star Marion Bartoli, who looks dramatically different and much skinnier these days – and as always, the social media has not been kind. A few comments pointing out her transformation:

@_BeDeMo_ added: ‘What the hell happened to @bartoli_marion? Shocking to see her on @BBC #TodayAtWimbledon #Wimbledon’

@ClairevkVan added: ‘@bartoli_marion you do not look well. Please please put on some weight now. You are a naturally beautiful woman. Too thin is not helpful.’

@ScottishDoris wrote: ‘Marion Bartoli looks really unwell. Not caring what people say about body shaming etc, when you look as ill as she does you’ve gone too far.’

@bolshoi59 added: ‘@BBCSport I love Marion Bartoli but someone needs to have a word. That’s not healthy. Felt the same at the French. I mean, come on!’

Prior to her weight loss, BBC presenter John Inverdale made some unjustified and harsh comments live on the radio about Marion’s appearance while commentating on the tennis star’s straight-sets victory over Sabine Lisicki:

‘I wonder if her dad did say to her, “Listen, you’re never going to be a looker. You’re never going to be somebody like a Sharapova, you’re never going to be somebody with long legs, so you have to compensate for that.”’

While it is unknown whether the presenter’s comments had anything to do with Marion’s weight loss transformation, the tennis player had to defend herself this week on social media after receiving heavy criticism from her followers:

It has happened naturally. My natural frame is quite tiny, that is the way my mum and dad are. I have just gone back to my natural shape. All that shows you is the amount of effort I had to put in to become the tennis player I was. Before, I built the body I needed to win Wimbledon. I was where I wanted to be. I shaped it to become a champion – my body was about power. Now I’m sitting sketching all day rather than squat-lifting 200kg, so I’m not eating the same kind of food. When I played I fuelled my body – I used to eat more carbohydrates and drink sugary drinks on the court. Now I eat vegetables, salads, grains and protein shakes to give me energy for the gym.


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Gwyneth Paltrow Is Worried about her 12 Year-Old Wearing Short Skirts and Make-up


The full story from Daily Mail:

Her lifestyle blog sees her dishing out advice on everything from diets to parenting. But Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed she is struggling with one problem just like any other mother – how to manage her daughter as she approaches adolescence.

The actress, 43, said she finds it hard to strike a balance between wanting to allow 12-year-old Apple to ‘express herself’, and feeling worried about her child wearing short skirts and make-up. She added that she is concerned young girls are being brainwashed by ‘post-feminist imagery’ that portrays provocative behaviour as empowerment.

Speaking at the China Exchange in London on Thursday, she said: ‘It is concerning because I think there is a very denigrating set of imagery and behaviours happening. Women are so powerful and so capable and to have it inferred that you have to generate yourself in any way to be likeable is abhorrent to me. With my daughter I try to find a balance of being an example for her as a woman who … works and tries not to go out in public naked. I am her mum but at the same time I want her to express herself. Sometimes it is hard when she is wearing something really, really short and a lot of make-up and I have to resist the instinct as I want her to experiment and find her own identity. It is an interesting balance right now being a mother of a coming-of-age girl as there are a lot of conflicting messages in our culture.’

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