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Keira: Don't call me skinny

Tbdkeira052507 Let the word go forth from this day: Keira Knightley is a big fat hog. We’re bound by law to say that, really, because Knightley, the Oscar-nominated star of Pirates of the Caribbean just won 3,000 pounds ($5,965) in libel damages over a Daily Mail story that said she was too thin. “If Pictures Like This One of Keira Carried a Health Warning, My Darling Daughter Might Have Lived,” read a headline over a photo the Mail printed of Knightley in a bikini. The star’s lawyers said readers might have inferred that she had something to do with the death of an anorexic 19-year-old referenced in the story. Knightley’s mom told Reuters the actress would double the winnings and give the whole lot to a charity that helps people with mental and eating disorders.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:12am]


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