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A controversial Israeli law banning too-skinny models is in effect as of January 1, 2013, prompting praise, controversy and debate over how much weight it will hold.

So to speak.

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The law requires models to prove they have maintained a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 18.5 for three months prior to a fashion shoot or show.

That means a 5'8'' woman can weigh 119 pounds minimum. The law also requires advertisers to disclose if they have retouched or doctored photos.

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Nicole Scherzinger is downright gorgeous.

But the singer didn't always believe that when she looked in the mirror, admitting in a new VH1 Behind the Music interview that she battled bulimia for many years.

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“I just hated myself,” Scherzinger says in the special. “I really was so disgusted with myself and so embarrassed. I felt so alone. I was in a group, and I never felt so alone in my life.”

These days, the artist is anything but alone. Many stars, including Lady Gaga, have been calling attention to the plague of eating disorders across the country.

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Kirstie Alley is throwing her weight behind Lady Gaga.

The 26-year-old singer is starting a "Body Revolution" to "inspire bravery and breed some m$therf*cking COMPASSION" when it comes to women's weight and body image issues.

Alley, no stranger to the topic, says more power to her.

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"She is such a role model for millions of girls in the world and she should be whatever weight she wants to be and nobody should have to starve themselves," said the DWTS hopeful.

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Lady Gaga is not letting up in her quest to bring attention to the weight issues she's battled with - that she's been tormented by, even - and affect millions of young girls.

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Gaga started a "body revolution" Tuesday by posting unedited pictures of herself in her underwear, with the goal of making her young fans comfortable in their own skin.

"My weight/loss/gain since i was child has tormented me. No amount of help has ever healed my pain. But you have," she told her Little Monsters.

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Lady Gaga wants you to join the body revolution.

The singer posted this revealing picture of herself in just her underwear, captioning the somber image "I've battled Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15." Take a look:

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The photo comes in response to recent criticism of Lady Gaga's weight gain. "I'm dieting right now because I gained, like, 25 pounds," she admitted this month, not that she cares.

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When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, often for many hours a day, and may feel very depressed or even suicidal, according to an eye-opening new study.

People who restrict how much they eat because they have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), may be at higher risk of taking their own lives.

Researchers say restricting food intake because of BDD is linked with double the risk of suicide. In short, body image issues can kill you.

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"Significantly limiting food intake can be physically painful," study researcher Dr. Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., of Rhode Island Hospital, said.

"It goes against our natural instincts to feed our bodies and people may respond to the physical pain that comes with extreme hunger."

"The results of this study suggest the importance of assessing individuals with BDD for restrictive eating behaviors to identify suicide risk, even if they haven't previously been diagnosed with an eating disorder."

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Lady Gaga is a major advocate for anti-bullying campaigns and LGBT rights, but she's come under fire for a Tweet she recently posted about ... eating.

Yes, in what some critics are interpreting as a pro-anorexic statement, the outspoken, wacky-dressing singer recently told her 22.6 million Twitter fans:

"Just killed back to back spin classes. Eating a salad dreaming of a cheeseburger #PopSingersDontEat #IWasBornThisWay," the 26-year-old posted.

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Even though she was eating a salad (maybe she's just dieting?), the backlash started rolling in, accusing the pop star of supporting eating disorders.

"Seriously what is Lady Gaga playing at? In her last tweet she put #PopSingersDontEat. What a great role model she is..." one Tweeter posted.

Added another Tweeter:

"@ladygaga I'm stunned that you would promote such an unhealthy attitude towards food to your fans when you claim to be so righteous."

So far, no response from Gaga on Twitter, and since she's not doing interviews for awhile, don't expect a public comment anywhere else.

What do you think? Harmful or harmless Tweet?

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Miley Cyrus is firing back at critics alleging she has an eating disorder after a recent Twitter pic sparked a great deal of speculation to that effect.

Rumors that the 19-year-old might be anorexic were spawned after posting a photo of her and a bag from fast food chain restaurant Carl's Jr.

In a caption, she Tweeted, "I can't eat it. So I'm just gonna smell the s**t out of it! My mouth is LITERALLY watering." This was the photo:

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Recent Miley Cyrus pictures do show the star looking thinner than in the past, so it wasn't totally off base, but she's not starving herself, dudes. Chillax.

Miley, no stranger to Twitter-induced controversy, was APPALLED that people would DARE interpret it that way and HAD to clarify matters ... on Twitter.

"For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy," she wrote. "It's not about weight it's about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!"

She then Tweeted at sister Noah Cyrus: "U saw how much I ate today at Easter but all of it was healthy and even more fulfilling! Health is happiness!"

There you go, people. Miles has cleared the air. No need to pay attention to every little thing she does, because she would obviously hate that. We clear?

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Kirsten Haglund was crowned Miss America back in 2008, but she was hardly the vision of health and happiness she appeared to be, by her own admission.

The blonde beauty has suffered from severe anorexia-nervosa most of her life.

The Michigan native, 23, has opened up to CNN about the shocking details of her illness, which she says began to take its toll when she was only 12.

Haglund says she picked up bad habits from other aspiring ballet dancers.

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"I was in ballet from just 3-years-old. So from a very early age, the ideal female body type was very thin," Haglund says. "That was the first image I had."

"I always equated beauty with being skinny. I looked at what they were doing and so many of them were throwing away their lunches and not eating."

"I thought, ‘If I can at least be thin, I know I can be successful at ballet.’"

"I was living off coffee, Diet Coke and gum," she said about her diet. "Every once in a while, I'd have vegetables, fruit or a spoonful of peanut butter."

“I knew there was something wrong , but I didn't know how to stop.”

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Angelina Jolie is shedding pounds like a madman, according to a new tabloid report, and unlike many anorexic, waifish celebs, it has zero to do with vanity.

It's all about making a political statement, says a source.

The 36-year-old U.N. goodwill ambassador, who travels the globe meeting the poor, "puts herself on fasts to make statements for the children she visits."

"She says, 'If they can't eat, I can't eat,'" the source adds. "She does different cleanses from around the world. It's very dramatic, but that's how she is."

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Angelina Jolie: Wasting away to nothing?

The actress, currently promoting her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has Brad Pitt worried about her health, according to other insiders.

"He's worried about her and has made her see a zillion doctors," the alleged experts say, but despite the concerns of some, "they just tell her she's fine."

So ... is she really starving herself in that case?

Probably not. But she can't hide the fact that she's looking thinner these days ... and she certainly can't hide the crazy, according to made-up nannies.

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