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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Hollywood Eating Disorders

Helen Hunt, Courteney Cox and Ally McBeal's Calista Flockhart are among a wave of actresses recently rumored to have eating disorders. What do you think about extreme thinness in Hollywood?
  • "Helen Hunt has an eating disorder? You'd compulsively self-induce vomiting too if you had to listen to Paul Reiser whine all day."

    Dennis Pittman Claims Adjuster
  • "It's almost as if Hollywood puts a premium on thinness and beauty."

    Teri LaCorte Waitress
  • "It's wrong to assume a woman has an eating disorder just because she's a bit thin. She may just be in the final stages of cancer."

    David Ruhle Systems Analyst
  • "It could be worse. They could be getting big and fat like that cow Kate Winslet."

    Larry Sambito Accountant
  • "They're only doing it because the camera adds 75 to 80 pounds."

    Alison Howe Bank Teller
  • "So you're saying our nation's sitcom actresses may be starving themselves to death? Now what is the problem exactly?"

    Matt Sutton Plumber

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