Angelina Jolie is still going strong and Gordon Ramsay meets his match
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun
For the second day in a row, Angelina Jolie is owning the Internet. The actress' admission that she had a double mastectomy to prevent cancer is still captivativing readers with over a million searches for Jolie just on Google. Meanwhile, Reddit users are captivated by Amy Bouzaglo, a profane restauranter that even gruff celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay refused to help. After coming off badly on reality TV, Bouzaglo now has taken to the Internet, engaging in a messy, obscenity-fueled feud over social media. Finally, comedian Chris Rock hinted that he may appear on Eminem's next album. Welcome to your online trends report for Wednesday May 15, 2013.
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One of the defining moments in the history of breast cancer occurred in 1974 when the first lady, Betty Ford, spoke openly about her mastectomy, lifting a veil of secrecy from the disease and ushering in a new era of breast cancer awareness. Now four decades later, another leading lady -- the actress Angelina Jolie -- has focused public attention on breast cancer again, but this time with an even bolder message: A woman at genetic risk should feel empowered to remove both breasts as a way to prevent the disease. Ms. Jolie revealed on Tuesday that because she carries a cancer-causing mutation, she has had a double mastectomy. [ The New York Times ]