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Elizabeth Banks claims she was once told by a Hollywood agent to ‘get a boob job’

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Elizabeth Banks is spreading a message to women about self-love.

The “Pitch Perfect” series actress and executive producer told reporters on Monday of her difficult time accepting herself as a young and struggling performer in the cut-throat entertainment business.

“I hope it doesn’t surprise anyone, I’m not always comfortable in my own skin either, and I remember when I first came to Hollywood,” Banks began. “My very first meeting in Hollywood was with an agent who told me I should get a boob job – and I left the meeting.”

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“I did not get a boob job, and I decided that I was going to be happy and comfortable with who I was,” Banks explained at the Television Critics’ Association Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif.

She told People magazine in 2017 that she was too broke to go forward with the procedure. “I was so grateful that I didn’t have enough money at the time to follow his advice,” she said. “I also did not sign with him despite that.”

Banks, 45, is an executive producer for the upcoming Hulu original series, “Shrill,” an adaptation based on the book “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” written by Lindy West. The series, starring “Saturday Night Live” mainstay Aidy Bryant, 31, chronicles the life of Annie, a fat young woman who wants to change her life – but not her body.

(L-R) Ian Owens, Ali Rushfield, John Cameron Mitchell, Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Elizabeth Banks, Lindy West and Luka Jones speak onstage during the Hulu Panel during the Winter TCA 2019 on February 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.

(L-R) Ian Owens, Ali Rushfield, John Cameron Mitchell, Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Elizabeth Banks, Lindy West and Luka Jones speak onstage during the Hulu Panel during the Winter TCA 2019 on February 11, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif.
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Over the course of the show, Annie is thrust into a world where she must manage her career while juggling bad boyfriends, an obsessive boss and a sick parent – a life that Banks says is easily relatable not only to millennials but viewers of all demographics.

Banks’ vision behind the camera isn’t one to scoff at. The Emmy-nominated actress’ production company Brownstone Productions, which she co-founded with husband Max Handelman, is best-known for the hit “Pitch Perfect” franchise, which has grossed over a half-billion worldwide – and being at the helm of the 2019 “Charlie’s Angels” reboot, Banks says calling the shots behind the camera is a welcomed change.

“I felt that I was sort of underused and I have more to offer, just like this character does,” Banks explained. “In Hollywood, I wasn’t living my fullest dreams here, and I was here and I didn’t really have any other career to fall back on – I had been doing it for too long.”

The “Modern Family” actress continued: “So, I just thought I wanted to be in control of the stories I wanted to tell. I didn’t need to join the train at the end – I could be in the front of the train, get that train moving and then get to work with these talented and incredible people and tell this really great story. I really feel strongly about female-centric storytelling and providing opportunity for more women in Hollywood.”

“Shrill” premieres on Friday, March 15 on Hulu.

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Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: ‘One year without our enforcer’

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Jenna Bush Hager honors grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush: 'One year without our enforcer'

Jenna Bush Hager marked the one year anniversary of the death of her grandmother, former First Lady Barbara Bush, with a sweet tribute on social media.

Barbara died at age 92 in April 2018 shortly after her family announced that she was in failing health and decided to decline further medical treatment in favor of “comfort care.” Her husband, former President George H.W. Bush died about eight months later.

On Wednesday, the “Today” host took to Instagram to share a photo of her late grandmother along with a touching message reflecting on the year that’s passed without her.

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“Missing you Ganny today and everyday,” the 36-year-old wrote. “One year without our enforcer—hard believe. You made us better and we love you more than tongue can tell.”

Bush Hager previously explained the unique Bush-family phrase shortly after her grandfather died. On Instagram, she shared a touching cartoon from artist Marshall Ramsey and explained that she asked her grandfather about the afterlife shortly before he died. He said he was excited to be reunited with his wife and their daughter, Pauline Robinson “Robin” Bush, who died of leukemia at age three.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.

Jenna Bush Hager shared a tribute to her late grandmother one year after her death.
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Bush Hager explained that her grandfather would repeat a phrase that Robin said before her death, “Love you more than tongue can tell.”

The past year has been more than eventful for Bush Hager, who was recently named the permanent replacement for Kathie Lee Gifford on “Today.” She previously eulogized her grandmother in December with an essay written for Southern Living magazine where she reflected on the first holiday without her grandmother.

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“This Christmas, our first without Ganny, I’m nostalgic for the days when we were together,” Jenna wrote (via People). “This time of year is full of love but for those who have recently lost someone, that loss is illuminated.”

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Demi Moore penning ‘a wrenchingly honest’ memoir that details ‘tumultuous relationship’ with mom, ex-husbands

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Demi Moore is set to release a new memoir her publisher says is “deeply candid and insightful.”

Moore’s “Inside Out” is scheduled for Sept. 24, HarperCollins announced Wednesday. According to the publisher, the actress writes openly about everything from her “tumultuous relationship” with her mother, from whom she was long estranged, to her three marriages, among them to Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher.

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“Throughout her rise to fame and during some of the most pivotal moments of her life, Moore battled addiction, body image issues, and childhood trauma that would follow her for years — all while juggling a skyrocketing career, celebrity status, and raising a family,” HarperCollins announced.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore were married from 2005-2013.
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“In this emotionally charged memoir, she opens up about her career and personal life — laying bare her defining tumultuous relationship with her mother, her marriages, her struggles balancing stardom with motherhood, and her journey toward open heartedness. ‘Inside Out’ is a story of survival, success, and surrender — as well as resilience: a wrenchingly honest portrayal of one woman’s at once ordinary and iconic life.”

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Moore, 56, was a high school dropout who became a television star in her early 20s on the daytime soap opera “General Hospital” and later starred in such hit films as “St. Elmo’s Fire,” ”Ghost” and “A Few Good Men.” She is also a longtime activist for children’s rights and is the co-founder of Thorn, a nonprofit which combats child sex trafficking.

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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married from 1987-2000. They share three daughters together.
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The deal for her memoir, reportedly worth seven figures, was announced in 2010, when she and Kutcher were still together. Moore announced in 2011 that she was ending the marriage and they divorced two years later. HarperCollins, which originally set a publication date of 2012, declined comment on financial details or whether the breakup with Kutcher contributed to the book’s delay.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

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‘T2 Trainspotting’ actor Bradley Welsh shot dead in Scotland

“T2 Trainspotting” actor Bradley Welsh was shot dead Wednesday in Scotland’s capital, officials said.

Welsh, who played Doyle, a gangland figure in the sequel to “Trainspotting,” was shot in Edinburgh’s west end. Welsh’s age wasn’t clear.

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The Edinburgh Police Division said officers were called to the incident following a report of a disturbance. When medical officials arrived, they discovered a man “seriously injured in the street and sadly passed away at the scene.” Police said they were treating the man’s death as “suspicious” and are investigating. Anyone with information was asked to contact police. Police did not name the man shot.

A number of media outlets, including The Scotsman and the BBC, confirmed the actor’s death. Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting,” paid tribute to the fallen actor. The two men are not related.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.

A floral tribute at the scene of the shooting of Bradley Welsh, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Thursday April 18, 2019.
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“Bradley John Welsh, my heart is broken,” he tweeted. “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. Thanks for making me a better person and helping me to see the world in a kinder and wiser way.”

Welsh appeared alongside Ewan McGregor in the sequel. He also appeared on Bravo’s “Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men” in 2009. Welsh had no prior acting experience before appearing in “T2 Trainspotting.” Welsh was reportedly a lightweight boxing champion.

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