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Noble's Dr. Steven Schonholz: Angelina Jolie 'messenger' for public on hereditary breast, ovarian cancer risk - 08 Oct 2014 13:17

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Breast surgeon Steven Schonholz is director of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Health at Noble Hospital, in Westfield. He was asked what impact he has seen, after actress and director Angelina Jolie wrote in the New York Times, in 2013, about her decision to have a double mastectomy. This was after testing positive, for the mutation in the BRCA1 gene, that puts a woman at high risk, for both breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie's mother died of ovarian cancer, in 2007,and the mother's sister, who had tested positive for the same mutation, died of breast cancer, two weeks after the publication of Jolie's article.
What impact did Angelina Jolie's piece have, in terms of educating the public? Angelina Jolie was a messenger who identified (to the public) a hereditary cause to breast and ovarian cancer. The public learned, that the mutation can be passed on, from a mother or father, and can be given to sons and daughters. We learned the increase risk of breast and ovarian cancers, for those who possess the mutation, versus those who do not have the mutation. We learned the risk factors, in the family, for which members should be tested. We learned how someone could either be screened for cancer, or can have risk reduction surgery, that would prevent a cancer from occurring.
The choice a woman makes is very personal. It can be based on her age, her family history, as well as other personal reasons. Angelina Jolie made it possible to help identify those women who need to make the choice.
What advice do you give to patients in terms of being tested, and if they test positive for the mutation in the BRCA genes? There are certain key risk factors in which a person should consider testing. At Noble Hospital, we have a screening program in place, at our mammography department, in which every woman having a mammogram fills out a risk assessment form. If any risk factors are identified, they are referred immediately to our Center of Comprehensive Breast Health for further discussion.
Some of the key risk factors are: 1. A woman with breast cancer under the age of 50.
2. Multiple breast cancers in a family member (bilateral cancers, multiple cancers in 1 breast).
3. Ovarian cancer at any age.
4. A male with breast cancer.
5. Three or more relatives with breast cancer on one side of the family (fathers or mothers).
6. A family member at any age with breast cancer with an Ashkenazi Eastern European Jewish ancestry.
If a person meets the criteria for testing, I tell them they should be tested. The risk of finding a mutation is only around 7 percent. It's a 93 percent chance of returning negative for a mutation. I tell them they are being tested, not because I think they will have the mutation, but they have risk factors in the family that require testing.
Not having the test can have consequences to the woman and family members. Just because a person does not test, does not mean that the increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer are not there.
With testing, a woman knows her real risk, whether high or low. It allows a woman, (who tests positive,) to go into a High Risk Screening program, or choose risk reduction surgery, as Angelina Jolie decided upon.
If a woman tested positive it would mean that all of her siblings have a 50-50 chance of having the same mutation. It would mean that all of her children would have a 50-50 chance of having the mutation. If it came from either parent, all the uncles and aunts on that side of the family would be at a 50-50 chance, and those cousins would have a 50-50 chance of having the mutation.
If a person tested positive for the mutation, I would review the increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Normal risk of breast cancer is around 7 percent by the age 70. With the mutation, risk of breast cancer can be as high as 50 percent, by the age of 50, and 87 percent, by the age of 70. The risk of ovarian cancer is around less than one percent by the age of 70. With the mutation, the risk of ovarian cancer can be as high as 26 to 44 percent by the age of 70.
I would discuss that there are two options to consider. One is screening, which would identify a cancer early. Screening for breast cancer would start at the age of 25 for young woman. This would include mammograms every year, self breast exams monthly, a physician's exam every six months and yearly MRIs. Screening for ovarian cancer is much more difficult and this would include blood tests, pelvic exam and ultrasound.
The other option would be risk reduction surgery which would mean removing the part of the body that has a high risk of having cancer. This would be removing both breasts, with the option of immediate reconstruction, which is paid for by insurance. The removal of the breast tissue reduces the risk of breast cancer by 96 percent. Removal of the tubes and ovaries would also reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by 96 percent.
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JWoww 'pulls a Britney' ... shaves head - 08 Oct 2014 12:50

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By her own account, Jenni "JWoww" Farley has "pulled a Britney."
The former "Jersey Shore" star, who welcomed her first child with fiancé Roger Mathews on July 13, took to her blog to reveal her latest tress formation.
"I didn't feel right as a blonde, so I pulled a Britney and shaved part of my head!" JWoww writes, referencing Britney Spears' infamous 2007 meltdown.
"I'm all about trying something new and my amazing hairstylist Joei D Fox was able to help me come up with an amazing new style that fits my personality," the 28-year-old says on her website. "So for part two of my new hair transformation, I decided to go back to black! We went DARK DARK DARK! It's fall now and blonde just doesn't cut it. I was done with the basic look, and wanted something more badass!"
Farley isn't the first celebrity to try the shaved 'do. Rihanna, Cassie, La La Anthony, Jada Pinkett Smith (and her daughter Willow), Avril Lavigne, Mel B, Skrillex and Demi Lovato have all donned the half-shaven look. Farley's new cut is actually closer to these styles than it is to Spears' fully shaven look of celebrity meltdown past.
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Jennifer Lopez, Jen Aniston & More: Hollywood's Sexiest Stars Over 40 - 08 Oct 2014 12:48

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Celebs are sexy at any age! Jennifer Lopez, Jen Aniston and more hot female stars are proving that age is just a number. These celebs are simply ageless!
Celebrities over 40 are giving young Hollywood a run for their money! From Jennifer Lopez, 45, to Jen Aniston, 45, to Halle Berry, 48, these sexy celebs are showing that getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing. Have you seen these hot cougars? Talk about sexy!
Jennifer Lopez: Proving 45 Is The New 25
Seriously, there's NO WAY Jennifer is 45. This woman must have found the Fountain of Youth. Just take a look at her in her "Booty" music video with Iggy Azalea. JLo looks outstanding and better than ever!
Jennifer flaunted her sexy, toned body in multiple outfits during the video. As expected, her voluptuous booty was on full display.
JLo is more confident in her body than ever, even at 45! The singer donned one sexy and barely there outfit for a performance in Singapore in Sept. 2014.
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Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry & More Ageless Stars
JLo joins a long list of other ageless stars. At 45, Jen Aniston is hotter than ever. She looks better now than she did on Friends! (Yeah, we went there.)
Oscar-winner Halle must of joined JLo on the trip to find the Fountain of Youth. Halle is 48 and doesn't look a day over 30.
Along with these sexy older stars, Sofia Vergara, 42, Gwen Stefani, 45, Kris Jenner, 58, and more all look incredible for their age. Stay beautiful, ladies!
HollywoodLifers, which sexy celeb over 40 do you think is the hottest? Vote now and sound off in the comments below!
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Rock star Johnny! Depp fears his music could be leaked - 08 Oct 2014 12:20

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Actor Johnny Depp has secretly been recording material on his phone for his debut solo rock album.
But since Johnny's fiancée Amber Heard, 28, became a victim of the phone hacking scandal, he's concerned his tunes could get leaked too.
A Hollywood source told us: "Johnny is worried his new music may get into the wrong hands before he has a chance to finish it."
It was Johnny's rock star pal Ryan Adams who confirmed to Off The Record that the screen legend was working on the music.

"Johnny probably has 20 or 30 great riffs stored in his phone right now"
Ryan Adams
The 39-year-old revealed: "Johnny probably has 20 or 30 great riffs stored in his phone right now.
"I don't know if he's got enough actual tunes to make an album, but he's definitely got the talent."
And the 51-year-old recently helped Adams out on his latest Top 10 album.
"There's a song called Kim that needed a guitar solo to explode on, and I knew Johnny's playing would be perfect," recalled Ryan.
"He went in and successfully played it in just one take. He just got it, perfectly."
Our source continued: "Johnny's looking at getting some musicians together for some dates in 2015. He's committed to another Pirates movie in 2016 so he wants to do it before then.
"What other actor do you know who has jammed with Paul McCartney and Keith Richards?"

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Nick Jonas recreates iconic Mark Wahlberg pose in new magazine photoshoot - 08 Oct 2014 12:17

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American singer and songwriter Nick Jonas who is best known as one of the boy band Jonas Brothers, has left his 'boyhood' far behind.
The chart-topping musician, who has embarked on a modelling career is on the cover of the latest issue of Flaunt magazine, 'flaunting' his junk.
In the magazine spread the 22-year-old can be seen showing off his toned and ripped body. The one picture that got everyone talking, was the picture that had the musician with his pants down, in his Calvin Klein underwear.
The photo shoot bears similarities with the brand's 1992 ad campaign that had a young Mark Walhberg in a similar pose.

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David Guetta Announces New Album | NoisePorn - 08 Oct 2014 11:48

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During a Q&A session via Twitter with SiriusXM Hits 1, David Guetta revealed that his new album will be released November 24.
Guetta also told SiriusXM that a new song will be released October 6. A rep from Atlantic Records has confirmed the release date and it will come out on Big Beat/Atlantic. This album is a long awaited follow-up after his 2011 album Nothing but the Beat. The album included hits such as "Where Them Girls At," "Titanium" and "Turn Me On" and has sold 567,000 units to date, according to Nielson Soundscan. Since this release, Guetta has co-produced songs for Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and recently Sam Martin that has a new single titled "Lovers On The Sun."
"All I can say is that it's completely song-based," Guetta told Billboard during an interview earlier this month at New York's Electric Zoo festival. "There are featured artists of course, but none that you'd expect with me, and really it's just completely different from anything I've done before. That's why it has taken almost three years. It's just different." ()

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Jessie J sympathises with Justin Bieber - 08 Oct 2014 11:46

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Jessie J said she felt the need to support Justin Bieber. (Source: AP)
Singer Jessie J has revealed she wrote a letter for pop star Justin Bieber to show her support for him during his turbulent period earlier this year. The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker said she felt the need to support Bieber, 20, because of the immense pressure he is under and the attention his fame brings to him, reported Contactmusic.
"I just felt like it was my duty. I hand-wrote it, old school. I was just like, 'I'm here, you're amazing.' He's young and he's got so much pressure on him. It's easy for people to comment when he's having a photo taken of him, but you don't see what we see.
"When it's just a picture of us, you're not seeing the hundreds of people pushing you, kicking you and hurling abuse at you. Sometimes even the people you may frown upon, whose behaviour you may frown upon, they're the ones that need the most help," she said.
Jessie, 26, eventually made the decision not to post the letter as she felt it might be inappropriate to send it to someone who she doesn't know.
"I just didn't think it was my place. I know people who know him, so I could have got it (the letter) to him. But instead I just made sure his people knew I was available to speak to m as I have been to many artists," the singer said.

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Monica Bellucci, Mediterranean beauty icon, turns 50 - 08 Oct 2014 11:18

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By Africa Albala Soria.
Actress and model Monica Bellucci, a successor to the great Italian film divas of the past century such as Sophia Loren and Claudia Cardinale, and a persistent icon of the Mediterranean beauty ideal, turns 50 on Tuesday.
The star, who has for decades represented the image of voluptuousness and eroticism in Hollywood, enters her fifties with the serenity provided by maturity, but without losing any of her trademark sensuality.
Bellucci, born Sept. 30, 1964, in Citta del Castello, in the Italian region of Umbria, uses her generous curves and Mediterranean features as her main weapon to conquer the audience, retaining her charms at age 50.
Her separation more than a year ago from actor Vincent Cassel, whom she married in 1999, does not seem to have dented her career.
Featured on countless magazine covers and in advertising campaigns since the late 1980s, Bellucci also has more than 50 films and nominations for international awards, including Italy's David di Donatello Award and France's Cesar, to her credit.
The Italian star began her professional career as a model to pay for law school and achieved international fame on the covers of magazines such as Elle and Vogue, before shifting her career toward performing.
After making her acting debut in 1990 in the TV miniseries "Vita coi figli," Bellucci made the leap to the world of cinema under Italian director Francesco Laudadio in "La Rifa" (1991).
Her first appearance in an international production came under one of the great geniuses in cinema history, Francis Ford Coppola, who cast her in his film "Bram Stoker's Dracula" as one of the three vampire concubines.
In 2000, Belucci served as Giuseppe Tornatore's muse in his film "Malena," playing an attractive young woman who ignites an imaginative teenager's desire in a small town in Sicily.
Bellucci's breakthrough as an actress came in the controversial film "Irréversible," in which she co-starred with her now ex-husband, Vincent Cassel, playing a woman whose partner sets out to avenge her rape.
Currently shooting "On the Milky Road," by Serbian director Emir Kusturica, Bellucci garnered praise a few months ago for "Le meraviglie," a critically acclaimed film by Alice Rohrwacher that earned the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in May.
Despite her busy schedule, the actress has not neglected her family life, managing to combine her showbiz work with being the mother of girls ages 4 and 10 from her marriage to Cassel.
After more than two decades of success, the Italian thespian has proven her versatility by performing in many languages, including English, French, Italian and even Aramaic, in her role as Mary Magdalene in the 2004 film "The Passion of the Christ" directed by Mel Gibson.
She has also been the face of many of the most prestigious fashion brands in the world, such as Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. EFE

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Chris Brown vs. Usher - The Boombox Battle - 08 Oct 2014 11:16

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Chris Brown has done it again. With more than 73 percent of the vote, the singer dominates The Boombox Battle for the second week in a row, this time against Estelle and her new song 'Something Good.'
The 'X' creator's new track, 'Autumn Leaves' features Kendrick Lamar, who speeds through his verse in a breathy and lighter voice. Brown sings about a relationship that isn't working out. Using natural metaphors in his lyrics, he sounds emotional over the synthy R&B melody.
"I've been bleeding in your silence / I feel safer in your violence / I hold on like leaves and fall to what is left / Before I sleep I talk to God / He must be mad with me, it's coming / I'm confused who'll I'll spend my forever with," Chris sings on the second verse.
Usher is Breezy's opponent this week with his single 'I Don't Mind.' Featuring a verse by Juicy J, the song gives some love to the ladies who work the pole. With a beat produced by Dr. Luke, this pop-infused R&B track is the perfect dancefloor ditty.
"Shawty, I don't mind if you dance on a pole / That don't make you a ho," Usher sings on the chorus. "You can take off your clothes, long as you coming home / Girl, I don't mind."
Who will win this week? Will it be Chris Brown's breakup track? Or Usher's stripper love song? It's up to you to decide. Vote for your favorite artist's song once per hour until the polls shut down on Tues., Oct. 14, at 10AM ET.
Listen to Chris Brown's 'Autumn Leaves' Feat. Kendrick Lamar Listen to Usher's 'I Don't Mind' Feat. Juicy J Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll.
Rules of The Boombox Battle Two artists and their respective songs compete against each other each week. The triumphant artist goes on to compete in the next The Boombox Battle. If an artist wins The Boombox Battle four times consecutively, their song will be honored in The Boombox Battle Hall of Fame.

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Hollywood stars attend Stella McCartney's Green Carpet Collection show - 08 Oct 2014 10:49

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As some of the world's biggest fashion designers have come together for London Fashion Week, it was Stella McCartney's Green Carpet Collection show on Sunday that everyone wanted to be seen at.
The special showcase - which was led by Green Carpet Challenge co-founders Livia Firth and Lucy Siegle - displayed ethical bespoke outfits designed by the British designer, with a hope to change people's perceptions of 'green' fashion.
Hollywood stars Salma Hayek, Drew Barrymore and Samuel L. Jackson led the A-list appeal at the star-studded fashion event.
Salma, 48, cut a stylish figure in an all-black ensemble, she put her toned pins on display in a classy black number, which boasted large dark circle designs all-over.
The Frida actress teamed her number with classy black peep-toes and a patent leather clutch bag, while she kept her luscious locks straight down around her shoulders.
Meanwhile, the Charlie's Angels babe dressed to impress in a loose-fitted black dress, with zip detaling along the bottom, which she paired with smart heeled courts.
Samuel L. Jackson, 65, rocked up to the event in a large black jacket, a crisp white shirt, with a printed tee underneath and fitted trousers.
The Pulp Fiction actor also donned a cream bucket hat and his trademark circular spectacles.
Colin Firth, who no doubt went to the show to support his wife Livia, looked handsome in a deep blue two-piece suit, which he styled with a matching coloured tie and white shirt.
Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Daisy Lowe and Poppy Delevingne were also among the guests who watched the special show. The A-list fash-pack were kept refreshed as they sipped on bottles of Peroni Piccola.
Stella's collection has being showcased as part of Firth's campaign, with the pieces 'designed and produced in accordance to the highest sustainability standards'.
Speaking recently about the collection, the 43-year-old fashion icon said: 'For me it's all one thing, because my business is based on these kind of ethics.'
She added: 'It's a very holistic approach for me, it's the way I live my life and it's my message. We're trying to have just a little more conscious consumption.'

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