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Katie Couric Reveals She Suffered From Bulimia For 7 Years As A Teen: ‘I Aspired To Be Thin’

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The iconic journalist opened up about her struggles with an eating disorder during her teenage years in her upcoming memoir ‘Going There.’

Katie Couric revealed that she had bulimia for seven to eight years when she was a teenager during a chapter of the new memoir Going There, which will be released on October 26. The 64-year-old journalist detailed some of her struggles with an eating disorder during the 1980s, including purging and extreme dieting, in the book, as detailed by The New York Post, which received an advance copy of the book.

Katie Couric opened up about struggling with bulimia in her new book ‘Going There.’ (Anthony Behar/FX/PictureGroup/Shutterstock)

In one section of the book, Katie reflected on getting rejected from Smith College and drinking baking soda and water. After downing the mixture, she put her finger down her throat to force herself to throw up. She also explained how dieting “was a way of life,” and her mom and sisters would eat a diet  consisting of cottage cheese and Tab soda. “Starve, cheat, binge, purge — the cycle would take years to break,” she wrote.

While Going There may look back on some of the dark times that Katie went through as a teen, the anchor has gotten much better about loving herself and being healthy, as she detailed in a profile for People on Wednesday October 13, ahead of the book’s release. Katie mentioned she doesn’t look at the scale, even turning around when she goes to her doctor for a check-up. “Like so many women of our generation, I aspired to be thin and lanky and all the things I’m not,” she said. “There was so much pressure on women, and dieting was so much a part of the culture.”

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Katie’s new book comes out on October 26. (Mark Reinstein/Shutterstock)

Katie revealed that Karen Carpenter’s death at 32-years-old from heart failure after struggling with anorexia “shook [her] to the core,” and brought her bulimia to an end. “I really just started to understand how dangerous it was,” she told People, before explaining how she tried to make sure her daughters understand healthy eating. “I do the best I can. I think probably some of my own neuroses were channeled to them, but I try to emphasize healthy eating and taking care of yourself.”

 

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Dentist, 57, who used fake arm to get vaccine is suspended, says ‘My life is ruined’

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An Italian dentist who used a fake arm to get a Covid-19 mRNA vaccine has been suspended from his job.

Guido Russo, 57, is identified as the anti-vaxxer who went viral for using a fake arm to get the injection.

He is now under investigation for fraud, and has reportedly been suspended from his job, DailyMail.com reports.

Russo allegedly purchased the fake arm on Amazon.com, where a similar product is advertised as a “fake male chest arm” and “silicone body suit”.

Russo wore the silicone and foam arm to fool health authorities into giving him a Covid-19 vaccine pass.

The pass is required for indoor dining in restaurants, to enter theaters and to attend sporting events.

Unvaccinated Italians are banned from attending nearly every event where crowds are present.

After Russo’s name was released publicly, reporters showed up at his door.

Russo told the reporters: “You ruined my life. Go away. I’ll call the police.”

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Khloé Kardashian Konfirms Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Are ‘Very Much A Couple’ Despite Leaked W Mag Story Stating The Opposite

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Khloé Kardashian Konfirms Kylie Jenner & Travis Scott Are ‘Very Much A Couple’ Despite Leaked W Mag Story Stating The Opposite

For some reason, the Kardashian/Jenner family really wants you to know that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are very much a couple.

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Over the weekend, a new cover the couple shot for W Mag–presumably in early November–leaked online, showing the rapper, a pregnant Kylie, and their 3-year-old, Stormi Webster posing together. Though the publication scrapped the cover following Scott’s Astroworld festival, which left 10 attendees dead and hundreds injured, some copies still ended up being sent to subscribers, causing some contents to appear online.

The mag describes Kylie and Travis’ unconventional relationship, claiming the pair still isn’t a couple despite expecting another child together–but now, Jenner’s sister is confirming the opposite.

Relationship expert Khloé Kardashian took to the comments of a Tiktok video about the W Mag story, writing, “Wow i don’t know why this magazine would write this but they are very much a couple.”

After that, TMZ confirmed the same, reporting, “KJ and TS are 100% together at the moment — meaning they’re romantically involved and, presumably, exclusive too. Not just that, but we’re told they were a full-blown couple when this whole profile was coming together for W Mag.”

While Jenner and Scott have never confirmed their relationship again after breaking up two years ago, it seems weird for a journalist interviewing and writing a profile on the couple to assume they’re not together without being told as such. Did they just pull that out of thin air, or were they told different information at the time?

“Travis and Kylie seemed very comfortable under the sheets, but even though they will soon have two children together — their daughter, Stormi, is 3 — they are not a couple, and haven’t been in two years. They’re the modern family!” the W Mag story reads.

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‘Lost In Space’s Mina Sundwall Reveals Why She’s ‘Really Proud’ Of How Penny’s Story Ended

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‘Lost In Space’ wrapped up its 3-season run with a beautiful and touching finale. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Mina Sundwall about Penny’s ending, possibly returning to the role down the road, and more.

Lost In Space’s third and final season ended with all of our favorite characters starting their next chapter. The final moments saw Penny writing a book about her family and the robots. She revealed that this is just the first chapter in her story. HollywoodLife got the chance to speak EXCLUSIVELY with Mina Sundwall about Penny’s fate.

“I, especially for Penny, was really proud of where her story ended,” Mina told HollywoodLife. “There were questions in season 1 and season 2 about what she could contribute and what her place in the family was. Something that I admired about her from the beginning was that she never put up a front, even if it would be easier to fit in. I think because of that, she was able to go on her own hero’s journey, so I’m pleased with where she ended up at the end of season 3.”

Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson. (Netflix)

The ending of Lost In Space leaves it wide open for all of the characters. Mina has an idea of where she thinks Penny will do next. “I hope that she takes time when they arrive in Alpha Centauri and settles into writing,” Mina explained. “I think that she is the type of person that could be the voice for people who are often overlooked or not listened to and write stories that make a difference and matter. I would like to think that that’s where her journey goes.”

Mina admitted that the ending montage featuring Penny’s voiceover was “emotional to record. I thought it was beautiful. To be able to know where they ended up but not know everything about what happens is a special place to be in. I loved it.”

The series finale included a kiss between Penny and Vijay. Mina weighed in about the fate of that relationship. “It’s hard to say because their on-again, off-again, up and down, roller-coaster teenage relationship was partially due to the fact that they were going through this very, in many ways, traumatic journey together,” Mina said. “But also they were really the two teenagers. They’re really the only two. So there was not much choice. They got close because they were the two that understood each other the best because they were the closest in age. There was no one in their world really. I would hope that that maintains outside of the world. I think that they have gone through something together that is so specific to their age and the journey that they went on that I think that they’d be friends for a really long time. I don’t know about a romantic life for Penny, but at least friends.”

The Netflix series was a reboot of the CBS series that ran from 1965 to 1968. Since Hollywood is all about revivals, HollywoodLife asked Mina if she’d want to reprise the role of Penny down the road. “I don’t even know what I’m going to do tomorrow, so I have no idea,” she said. “I absolutely would think about it down the road, but I’d love to settle with these 3 seasons for a moment.”

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Mina Sundwall and Maxwell Jenkins as Penny and Will Robinson. (Netflix)

For Mina, her journey on Lost In Space often mirrored her character. The tremendous impact of the show and Penny Robinson on Mina is not lost on the actress.

“It’s been the greater part of my life for the last 5 years,” Mina noted. “I started when I was 15 and I’m 20 now. I grew up with Penny. I grew up on this show in very formative years of my life. There are a lot of things that I drew from the character and from the show. She and I were always similar ages so some of the emotional twists and turns of teenage life we were going through at similar times. I was able to draw on her experience and her problem solving, and then my experience and mesh the two in this happy middle world as I was growing up. But then the experience of being on the show, of course, and being surrounded by so many talented, hard-working, caring, driven adults to look up to and learn from, I’m eternally grateful for because that’s taught me much about how I act, whether that’s on set or in life and what I value and how I can communicate. It’s been fantastic. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

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