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Entertainment Bits: Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy, “The Great Gatsby,” and Barbara Walters to retire

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Angelina Jolie’s breast cancer decision

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A lot of chatter on the Internet today about actress Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. The Academy Award winning actress, best supporting for the 1999 film “Girl, Interrupted,” went public in a New York Times opinion piece about her genetic risk of breast cancer and how that prompted a major decision to take preventative action. Jolie’s partner, actor Brad Pitt, reportedly praised Jolie’s courage and that of others in her similar situation. People has that. More discussion of Jolie’s decision and what it means for other women on Forbes.

How “The Great Gatsby” became a hit

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The reviews were mixed, but “The Great Gatsby” debuted with $51 million over the weekend. How did it happen? The stylish film with the hip soundtrack apparently caught on big with women. More on the success of the film and its marketing on The Wrap.

Barbara Walters’ retirement announcement

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After more than 50 years on the small screen, veteran journalist, Barbara Walters, is calling it quits. Walters made the official announcement on her talk show, “The View” yesterday. Walters is bowing out next summer. More on this and video too, on Deadline.

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