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Portia De Rossi Speaks Out About Developing A Serious Eating Disorder At Just 12 Years Old

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Portia De Rossi Opens Up Eating Disorders

Portia de Rossi has struggled with anorexia and bulimia for a large chunk of her life.

Body image issues are never easy to deal with, let alone talk about. That's why it's so courageous for her to come forward and share her experiences and struggles.

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The 42-year-old Scandal star has been in the entertainment industry since her first credit in 1993, but she recalls being the center of attention before that when she was a child model. She says:

"I felt tremendous responsibility when I was 12 years old and I was put on a catwalk. My modeling agents had told me to go on a diet. So I didn't eat for 10 days before then."

This pressure continued to swell for the Arrested Development star, as she recalls:

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Zoë Kravitz Poses Nearly Naked And Talks Eating Disorders In Marie Claire

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Zoe Kravitz talks eating disorder past on Marie Claire.

Zoë Kravitz is kicking butt lately!

The actress wowed us on the cover of Complex just a while ago, and she shows skin all over again for Marie Claire's May issue!

[ Related: Zoe Drops To 90 Lbs. For The Road Within ]

She's basically wearing nothing underneath her embroidered leather jacket!

Also, her hazel eyes are super intense!

Like she did in her Complex interview, the 26-year-old talks about her role in The Road Within and how it took her back to her days of struggling with an eating disorder:

"I went through eating disorders in high school, so it triggered some old stuff. I was so thin that I wasn't getting my period. And part of me didn't want to gain the weight back, which was really scary. People were like, 'You look so good!' I was like, Oh, my God, that is disturbing."

We're thankful she's recovered and healthy now!

Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet's daughter also reveals a new fashion obsession:

"I've been trying the art of dressing up sweatpants. I feel like an NYU student. Not in a good way. But if you wear them with, like, a chunky boot, it's kind of cool."

Check out a second shot of Zoë in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Marie Claire.]

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France Officially Issues Ban On Models Deemed Too Thin

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France issues ban on overly thin models.

The too-thin model ban is officially in effect in France.

We previously reported that French lawmakers were mulling over banning fashion models that didn't fit a healthy BMI criteria, and now a bill has been voted on and passed by the lower house of parliament!

According to the bill, any model deemed too thin according to the new parameters set forth by the law will not be allowed to work:

"…[M]odels would have to present a medical certificate showing a BMI of at least 18, about 55 kg (121 lb) for a height of 1.75 meters (5.7 feet), before being hired for a job and for a few weeks afterwards."

Moreover, modeling agencies and agents who refuse to follow these new standards will face up to six months in prison or hefty fines reaching up to 75,000 euros ($82,300).

And a second measure states that any website that promotes "excessive thinness by encouraging eating restrictions for a prolonged period of time, resulting in risk of mortality or damage to health" will also face a year in prison or a fine of up to 100,000 euros (approx $110,000).

Wow! France is not messing around with this!

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Zoë Kravitz Poses In Latex, Talks Struggles With Anorexia, & Actually Admits She Benefited From Nepotism!

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Zoe Kravitz poses for Complex magazine's April 2015 issue.

Hey, Kim Kardashian, you're not the only one who looks sexy in latex!

Zoë Kravitz is a dominatrix queen in the April/May issue of Complex magazine, wearing a tiny latex bra top and shorts with boots that nearly cover her legs from toe to crotch!

The pictures are HOT, but the interview is just AH-Mazing!

Zoë gets candid and real about a lot of her personal struggles, particularly with anorexia and having to deal with fame from a young age:

"I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school….Just [a hard time] loving myself… I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame]. I don't think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured."

When she was filming The Road Within in 2013, the anorexia returned:

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Christina Milian Admits She 'Considered' Having An Eating Disorder & Explains Why She Stays Out Of Chris Brown And Karrueche Tran's Relationship

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Christina Milian talks eating disorders with Latina magazine.

We know Christina Milian will insist it was just a joke, but some matters should not be joked about.

During a recent interview with Latina magazine, the singer and reality TV star broached the subject of body image issues in the entertainment industry.

First she explained how she works to be a positive role model for five-year-old daughter Violet:

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19 Kids And Counting's Michelle Duggar Reveals Her Early Struggle With Bulimia

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19 Kids And Counting star Michelle Duggar may seem to live a picture perfect life, but she's the first to admit that this simply isn't true.

On Tuesday's episode of the TLC hit, the Duggar's matriarch opens up about having self-esteem issues as a teenager.

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The 48-year-old confesses:

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Demi Lovato ALMOST Went Back To Rehab For An Eating Disorder If It Wasn't For Wilmer Valderrama!

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This is why Demi Lovato surrounds herself with the people she does!

They'll always keep her best interests at heart, even if it's not something she wants to hear or admit in the moment!

The singer revealed to Fitness magazine that she almost fell back into the clutches of an eating disorder last summer.

[ Related: Demi SLAMS Meghan Trainor's Comments About Having An Eating Disorder! ]

Demi admits to the mag:

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