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Middle school offered girls SPANX shapewear to help with body image; Parents shocked



Middle school offered girls SPANX shapewear to help with body image; Parents shocked

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Ashley Heun was shocked when her 13-year-old daughter came home Tuesday with a letter from Southaven Middle School.

The letter, titled “Why Do Girls Suffer from Body Image?” explained that middle school girls have a negative body image and suffer from emotional issues due to their weight.

The letter read:

“We, the counselors of Southaven Middle School, would like to have an opportunity to offer some healthy literature to your daughter on maintaining a positive body image. We are also providing girls with shapewear, bras and other health products if applicable.”

The letter gave parents the option of checking yes or no if they want their daughters to receive counseling and shapewear products.

“I had to read it a few more times, to make sure I was actually reading what I was actually reading,” Ashley Heun told USA Today. “I mean, I was shocked, I was absolutely shocked. And honestly, I was angry.”

Heun emailed the principal, John Sartain, to share her concerns about offering her daughter SPANX.

“My 13-year-old daughter. Shapewear. If my daughter begged me for shapewear, I would tell her no. I would be concerned about her if she even asked. Now I find out that you are ENCOURAGING her to wear it.”

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Sartain called Heun on Wednesday morning to explain that the middle school received a donation of SPANX, bras, and other undergarments.

He said the lingerie distribution program had been canceled after Heun and other parents raised concerns.

Heun reached out to the news media to address her concerns.

“While I know they had good intentions, it was just very ill conceived,” Heun said. “And I appreciate the fact that they want to help, because there are girls out there who don’t have access to bras or other essential items, for whatever reason.”

Heun said the decision to outfit her daughter in SPANX and Spandex should be made by her, not the school.

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Charlie Puth Sweats It Out 80’s Style In Hunky New Video For ‘Light Switch’ : Watch



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Charlie Puth, 30, is working on his fitness in the video for the new single “Light Switch,” where the singer rocks 80’s style workout gear and shows off his physique.

Let’s get physical! Charlie Puth, 30, takes a page out of Olivia Newton-John‘s playbook in a brand new music video for his new single “Light Switch.” The ‘Attention’ singer rocks tight, neon workout gear straight out of the ’80s in the video, released on Thursday, January 20.

The video, directed by Christian Breslauer, follows Charlie as he hits the gym on a journey to win back a former flame. Scrolling through his phone looking back at their photos together, Charlie realizes it’s time to get his own mojo back after watching an aerobics commercial. Soon enough Charlie’s back in the gym channeling ’80s expert Richard Simmons, 73, repainting his house, and even saving money: flipping the “light switch” to get his life back on track.

The song, which Charlie co-wrote with frequent collaborator JKash and songwriter Jake Torrey, is the first single of Charlie’s upcoming album, Charlie. The singer had teased “Light Switch” to fans on TikTok and Instagram for weeks before its release.

Charlie Puth, 30, sweats it out in getups straight from the ’80s in a sexy new video for his single ‘Light Switch.’ Pictured: Charlie arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar’s Party in 2020.(Shutterstock)

Charlie has also teased even more new music on socials and shared a snippet of a new track to Instagram last October. Charlie told fans that the song was a breakup track, written about an ex who “stole a year of his life.” The four-time Grammy winner has yet to release a full version of the song, though fans in the comments were begging him to complete the single and share it with the world.

Getting in shape is more than just a music-video storyline for Charlie, who has previously been spotted looking sweaty and strong leaving the gym. Paparazzi caught Charlie leaving a Santa Monica workout facility shirtless last March, where he rocked a silver chain, New Balance sneakers, and Calvin Klein boxers. The actor looked toned and relaxed as he chatted on the phone during his cool down. Whether relaxing after the gym, working hard in the studio, or onset, Charlie clearly gives his all no matter what, and looks good doing it!

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Anna Kendrick Reportedly ‘Quietly Dating’ SNL’s Bill Hader For Over a Year



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Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader may be the next match in comedy heaven as they reportedly got together after starring in ‘Noelle’ together.

Bill Hader, 43, is the next Saturday Night Live star to get lucky in love as he is reportedly in a relationship with Anna Kendrick, 36. They have allegedly been dating”quietly for over a year,” a source told People. They first met when the Pitch Perfect actress hosted SNL in 2014. They reunited in 2019 to film the Disney Christmas flick Noelle in 2019, “but they got together well after the movie.”

Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader are reportedly an item. (Shuttershock)

For those wondering how the couple managed to stay under wraps for long, it supposedly wasn’t that difficult. “They are both very private people, and with the pandemic it was easy to keep it quiet,” added the source. Most importantly, their relationship seems to be thriving. “They’re both hysterical so they must keep each other laughing all of the time. She’s really, really happy,” the source continued.

The Trainwreck actor’s split with Rachel Bilson was one of the biggest breakups of 2020 even though their relationship was rather short-lived. They were first spotted together at the Golden Globes in January but had called it quits six months later in July 2020. Prior to his brief stint with Rachel, he was married to American film director Maggie Carey from 2006 to 2018.

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Anna Kendrick, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Suzanne Todd, Marc Lawrence and Louis Provost (Photo by Paul Bruinooge/PMC)

The Twilight actress has also dated within the entertainment industry. She was in a relationship with Shaun of the Dead director Edgar Wright which lasted from 2009 to 2013. She moved on to cinematographer Ben Richardson when they worked on her film Drinking Buddies in 2014. Like her alleged current relationship with Bill, she had kept her relationship with Ben under wraps for years. Anna seemed to trick her fans as they were said to be still linked in 2021. However, if she and Bill have been dating for over a year, that may not have been the case.

Anna had fond memories from working on Noelle aside from growing closer to Bill. She played Santa’s daughter in the film and strangely enough, it was an aspect of her character that she could relate to. “My dad played Santa Claus at the Christmas fair every year so I immediately was like it would be pretty freaking cute for me to be Santa’s daughter when I am Santa’s daughter, basically. When people meet him, I describe him as a Santa Claus type,” she EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “It was kind of like a really sweet connection that I had to having Santa as a dad,” she added.

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Justin Bieber Shaves His Head: See Pics As He Tries To Hide New Hair Makeover



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The ‘Peaches’ singer has a fresh new look with an extra close haircut, which he hid underneath a hoodie.

Justin Bieber might be debuting a new hair style soon! The 27-year-old singer was spotted out trying to keep a low profile, while out and about in Beverly Hills on Thursday January 20, but he was spotted pulling a hood over his new haircut, which is a shaved head! The all-new makeover is definitely a pretty big change from some of Justin’s more recent hairstyles, but he still looked great!

Justin was seen pulling a red hoodie up to hide his new look. ( / BACKGRID)

Justin seemed like he was keeping a low profile, while he sat in his Range Rover. The Justice popstar pulled a red Champion hoodie up over his head, but the new look could still be seen form the parts of his head that were poking out. While his hair is definitely short, he didn’t completely get rid of his hair. There was still a bit of peach fuzz, as he tried to hide the extra close new haircut.

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Justin was seen with a super close cut while sitting in his car. ( / BACKGRID)

Justin has had plenty of amazing hairstyles throughout his career, and if a shaved head is his new look, he’ll definitely rock it! While his hair is super short now, the singer had already debuted a pretty short haircut, while vacationing with his wife Hailey Baldwin and her sisters over the holidays. The Purpose popstar had posted a photo of himself hanging with Hailey and her half-sister Jazmyn and stepsister Allie on a boat, and said that they were his “favorite girls.” He also had a pretty short cut back in November when he rocked a priestly outfit for a new Balenciaga campaign.

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Justin’s hair was slightly longer before embracing the shaved look. ( Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

Before the shave, Justin had rocked a pretty short haircut, but it still had a little bit of length to it! While it was definitely a far cry from the wavy locks that he had when he made his debut so many years ago, Justin’s hair still had a bit of a flow to it, as he showed it at events like the Met Gala.

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