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Modern Family Star Refuses To Cover Up Surgery Scars


“Modern Family” star Ariel Winter was at the center of a controversy following her decision not to cover up the scars from her recent breast reduction surgery, The Los Angeles Times reports. The 18 year old actress was criticized in some quarters of the media and social media for wearing a low cut gown on the red carpet for the SAG Awards that revealed the scars from the surgery she underwent in June 2015.

In response to the criticism the “Sofia The First” voice actress received she responded to Jon Urbana via Twitter by stating she felt the scars were part of her and should not be hidden. The criticism came days after the actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on “Modern Family”, celebrated her birthday with cast and family members. Winter had revealed at the time of the surgery she had felt self conscious about her body before undergoing the breast reduction surgery to aid her level of confidence as she enters adulthood.

The Illusion of the Perfect Person is Shattered in Our Digital Age


Ever since Jon Stewart announced he was leaving as host of “The Daily Show,” speculation has run amok on who will replace him. The announcement finally came this Monday that comedian Trevor Noah will take over for Jon Stewart. Noah is a relative unknown to U.S. Audiences, so it is hard to know what to expect from him when he begins hosting the show. Needless to say, his life has come under a microscope since this announcement. Someone who was hailed immediately after the release of his name suddenly found himself mired in controversy for tweets he sent. Fersen Lambranho (epocanegocios.globo.com)  knows that he was seen as a man who rose over challenges that could have held him back and now is vilified in some quarters for controversial remarks, some of which were made a year or more ago.

This is the age we live in. We all said stupid things when we were young, and many of us keep saying such things as we get older. However, when we say these things in type through the internet over twitter, they are preserved for all time. If you suddenly find your name in the limelight, people can and will look back over everything you may have ever tweeted, posted or said to find anything to take offense against. Welcome to a digital age where it becomes difficult, if not impossible, to cling to the illusion that anyone is perfect. That illusion is increasingly only possible in an earlier age where every word one says or writes or every act they do is not permanently recorded and ready to rear its ugly head at the most inopportune moment.

NBC brings the Manson Family to TV for the Summer


The Summer TV schedules look set to be dominated by Charles Manson for viewers of NBC, who will get the chance to see the 13 part event series Aquarius on Thursday evenings from May 28th, Rolling Stone reports. Former X-Files star David Duchovny will star in the series as a Los Angeles police officer, Sgt. Sam Hodiak who is assigned the task of tracking down Manson and his murderous family. The character of Hodiak will head the investigation into the murders committed by the Manson family in 1967 and work with an undercover cop looking to infiltrate the counterculture movement.

The arrival of Aquarius follows a series of creative decisions that have set NBC on a different path to its usually family oriented programming choices. People at Anastasia Date have learned that in recent seasons the network has broadcast more adult themed shows, such as Hannibal on a Thursday night. The production of Aquarius will see show creator John McNamara tasked with producing a cable style show the network hopes will be a critical and ratings success.