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The Daily Shuffle: Octavia Spencer Fires Back at Media For Focusing on Her Weight

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Feb 03, 2012 | 5:30am EST

octavia spencerOctavia Spencer has been receiving major recognition in the media after her slew of recent award nominations, but much to her dismay, the coverage has mostly been about her weight and how much she's concerned about it. And given that the press has once again twisted her words around, the actress decided to address the whole thing on her Facebook page and set the record straight once and for all. She wrote, "The next thing I read, Octavia Spencer is WORRIED ABOUT HER WEIGHT…. OCTAVIA SPENCER FEELS SHE IS LESS VALUED BECAUSE OF HER WEIGHT…Of course I was miffed that not only was I being misrepresented, but it was sending THE WRONG MESSAGE to kids out there. So, I decided to tell you IN MY OWN DAMNED WORDS the truth! First of all, Ladies and Gents here's what i am NOT DOING….I am NOT WORRYING ABOUT MY WEIGHT! I AM NOT TRYING TO CONFORM TO an unrealistic model of beauty." So now that she's cleared things up for us in regards to her weight, can we get back to focusing on the more important things about her -- like her talent! - Facebook

Not sure who to vote for in the next Presidential election? Well you'll have quite the range of selection this time round since Roseanne Barr has filed the necessary paperwork to run for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate. She confirmed the news via Twitter yesterday, writing, "If ppl will merely do as I tell them to do just this one time, I promise everything will get a lot better quickly4 the majority. #nutn2lose." Barr's official announcement also read as follows: "I am pleased to announce that I am seeking the Green Party's nomination for President of these United States of America," Barr's announcement read. "The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants—bought and paid for by the 1%—who are not doing what's in the best interest of the American people. As a long time supporter of the Green Party, I look forward to working with people who share my values. Behold the greening of America!" Something tells me this is going to be an interesting election. - E!, Twitter

If you had any interest in learning why Reese Witherspoon decided to get bangs, it's to cover the scar on her forehead that she received after getting hit by a car last September. The actress explained her decision during a taping of the British talk show The Graham Norton Show, saying, "They said I am very hard-headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo. I don't remember much about it, but miraculously -- and thank God! -- I am fine." Luckily the scar didn't end up on her nose or chin then, since that would have been a lot more difficult to cover up. - US

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