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Isabelle Caro, a French actress and model whose emaciated image
appeared in a shock Italian ad campaign and whose anorexia and
career were followed by others suffering from eating disorders,
has died at the age of 28.

Her longtime acting instructor, Daniele Dubreuil-Prevot, told
The Associated Press on Wednesday that Caro died on Nov. 17
after returning to France from a job in Tokyo.

Dubreuil-Prevot said she did not know the cause of death
but that Caro "had been sick for a long time," referring to
her anorexia.

Caro was featured in an ad campaign by Italian photographer
Oliviero Toscani in 2007 for an Italian fashion house. Under
the headline "No Anorexia," images across newspapers and billboards
showed Caro naked, vertebrae and facial bones protruding.

In later interviews, she said she weighed about 27 kilograms, or
59 pounds, when the photos were taken.

Caro said on her blog and in interviews that she had suffered from
anorexia since she was 13. She wrote a book published in France in
2008 titled "The Little Girl Who Didn't Want to Get Fat."

The Italian ad campaign came as the fashion industry came under an
unusually bright spotlight about anorexia, after a 21-year-old
Brazilian model died from the eating disorder. Her agent, Sylvie
Fabregon, told AP that it was intended "to show what it is like to
be anorexic."

Some groups working with anorexics warned, however, that it did a
disservice to those afflicted with the disorder.

Images of Caro appeared on so-called pro-ana, or pro-anorexia
websites. On Wednesday, one posted a notice about her death
and a photo of her, large blue-green eyes peering over a child-size
upper arm, with the caption, "die young, stay pretty."

Her life and death drew other kinds of followers, as well.

Swiss singer Vincent Bigler and Caro had been working on a video
for a song he wrote about anorexia called "J'ai fin," a wordplay
in French that means roughly "I am the end" but is pronounced
identically to "I am hungry."

Bigler said he penned the song after being so moved and worried by
seeing Caro on television, and meant the lyrics to focus on hope
and healing.

Caro "left me with many images, and much hope," he said by telephone,
describing her different moods and ideas as they worked on the project

Caro herself spoke out about her anorexia and her efforts to recover,
and the menace of eating disorders on the fashion industry.

Her acting instructor described years in and out of hospitals.
Her death and her illness "are an absolute waste," Dubreuil-Prevot said.

Caro's Facebook page says she was born Sept. 12, 1982. She took violin
lessons and then acting lessons in Nantes and Versailles, according to

The Italian ad campaign gained Caro widespread attention in media in
countries around Europe and in the United States. She subsequently
served as a member of the jury on Top Model France, and worked
periodically as a film and television actress.

Caro's father alerted a few close friends at the time of her death,
and a funeral service was held in Paris, according to Dubreuil-Prevot.
Her family could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
In one online video, Caro ends with words of advice for aspiring models:
"Believe in life."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2010/12/30/anorexia-model-isabelle-caro-dies/#ixzz19csNkIlb

Category:Aliya Leigh Live - Podcast -- posted at: 11:55pm EDT

Link: SNTV - It's a boy for Elton John

Elton John and David Furnish announce the birth of their son
Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish via a surrogate on Christmas morning.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 1:18am EDT

A child (Ruby Bridges) changed the world forever, can you do that?

Being united in one thing, staying united is another issue. But, we all
need to be united, not just one race or one culture, but as a human
race made up of Black, White, Yellow, Red, Mixed, African, Asian,
UK, US, India, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Adult, Child, Gay and
Straight. We are all ONE Family, if you like it or not. So,
why put down your brother or sister, mother or father? My kill
your own brother or sister, mother or father? Why hate your own
brother or sister, mother or father?

So let us all be Ruby Bridges for a day and united the human race
with a step in the right direction.

Direct download: unitedwith1step.mp3
Category:Aliya Leigh Live - Podcast -- posted at: 5:44am EDT

Link: SNTV - Celebrity plans for 2011

There's a lot to look forward to in 2011! Check out what
you're favorite stars have planned for next year

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Celebrity weddings of 2010

From the most talked about weddings of 2010, to the
ones that shocked even us…check out which celeb power
couples walked down the aisle this year.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 7:26pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Katy Perry reveals Russell Brand's spiritual side

Katy Perry has insisted that husband Russell Brand
is now 'a man of God'. She said that the British comedian
has matured so much that he wants to use his experiences to
help others.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Bieber fuels Gomez romance rumors

Justin Bieber is adding fuel to the fire about rumors of
a romance with Selena Gomez in a cryptic new interview.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 12:42am EDT

Link: SNTV - Celebrity couples news

Baby joy for David Schwimmer, Fergie and Josh Duhamal
head for a Midwest holiday, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
happier than ever.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:30pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Madonna warned off younger men

Madonna warned off younger men and Gwyneth Paltrow
dishes on her time with Brad Pitt in today's celebrity gossip.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:28pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Celeb says what?

Celebrities say the funniest things. Most of the
time it's when our cameras are on.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT

Link: SNTV - The Hiltons Head To Maui

The Hiltons are here today, but gone to Maui. Paris,
Nicky and the rest of the family took off to the Hawaiian
island for some relaxation and sun over the holiday season.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:25pm EDT

Do you have a purpose in your life?

Direct download: having_purpose.mp3
Category:Aliya Leigh Live - Podcast -- posted at: 10:28pm EDT

Link: SNTV - George's Xmas present

With Elisabetta Canalis wearing a bikini in Mexico,
it looks like George Clooney has opened his Christmas
present a little early.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Ozzy's sick of Gaga

Ozzy Osbourne is sick of Lady Gaga, calling her overexposed.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:44pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Latest celebrity gossip

All the latest celebrity news and gossip.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 8:42pm EDT

By Jenny Block

1. Myth: The clitoris is a magic arousal button.

Truth: While the clitoris IS crucial to most women's arousal and orgasm,
every woman has different preferences regarding its stimulation. It's not
a doorbell, and you can't just push it to be let inside! (Fun clitoral
fact: The clitoris is not just that little organ you can find at the top
of a woman's vulva -- it extends into her body like a wishbone, with
legs at least 2 inches long, and all of it can be erotically sensitive
because it becomes engorged and erect when aroused).

2. Myth: There's no such thing as a G-spot.

Truth: The Grafenberg Spot (named after Dr. Ernst Grafenberg) does
exist, and it is comparable to a man's prostate. It's glandular
tissue that surrounds the urethra and in some percentage of women
it is indeed sexually sensitive, especially to pressure.

3. Myth: Every woman has a G-spot and should find it, or she won't have optimal sex.

Truth: The truth is while every woman does indeed have a G-spot, not
every woman loves G-spot stimulation. For some, it's “Wow!;” for others,
“Ehh;” and for still others it can actively feel irritating -- not a
sensation to pursue for long, much less add to your repertoire. Plus,
if she's not turned on when you get started, it's not likely to feel sexy.

4. Myth: Nipple stimulation is a must for getting a woman aroused

Truth: Some women LOVE nipple stroking, licking and sucking, and some can
even orgasm this way. But other women really don't care for it at all,
especially when you twist them like radio dials. You're not trying to get
a signal from outer space, you know!

5. Myth: Women who don't reach orgasm during sex just have partners who don't last long enough

Truth: More than half of women (some studies say way more than half)
don't orgasm during intercourse. In fact, more important than duration
of intercourse for many women may be how aroused she was when it began
-- which means all the sexy stuff that comes before intercourse may be
the most important element. If you're going to worry about time,
remember that minutes (or hours) spent on that kind of pleasuring is time

6. Myth: There are secrets you can learn that will let you please ANY woman

Truth: While sexual secrets may well be worth learning, the only
secrets that really matter tonight are the ones that matter to
the woman you're with right now. Learn those preferences and
responses and she'll consider you a great lover -- the tricks
that worked on your ex (or that you spent money to learn in a
Get More Girls seminar) may not be the things that float her boat,
since women are individuals erotically as well as in other ways!

7. Myth: Pheromones are the key to her arousal

Truth: The nose knows, eh? While appreciating a partner's pheromonal
signature (which you can't just sniff like cologne) may be
a key element of attraction, that doesn't mean you can slap
on some of that special after shave you got because you were
reading the spam e-mails promising you success in bed. Those
are often made of pig pheromones anyway, and you'd HATE it if
she left you for Porky.

8. Myth: You’d be able to tell if she faked it for sure.

Truth: A recent study revealed that men thought their female partners
orgasmed about 20 percent more often than they actually did. Apparently
it’s common for a woman to fake her orgasm, and the very best way to
know if it's happening is to talk to her intimately to make sure you
know what truly works for her -- and then do those things! She won't
even think about faking orgasm if she's having an orgasm.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/12/22/myths-womens-bodies-debunked/#ixzz18x2gAnhy

Category:Aliya Leigh Live - Podcast -- posted at: 10:24am EDT

Link: SNTV - A boy for Ali Larter!

Ali Larter and husband Hayes MacArthur welcome a baby boy named Theodore.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 10:42pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Lady Gaga where's your trousers

Pop star Lady Gaga looked as though she'd forgotten her
trousers as she stepped out in Paris to visit the Bruce Field store.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 10:40pm EDT

Link: SNTV - Latest celebrity gossip

All the latest celebrity news and gossip from Hollywood.

Category:Aliya Leigh Videos -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT