Friday, November 5, 2010

This Week's Inspirational Pop Culture Moments

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An actress finds her light, rich kids make a lemonade stand for a cause, and a celebrity foundation hits a milestone of giving. Here are this week's most inspirational pop culture moments.

Portia De Rossi Goes to the Light

Portia de Rossi has had to keep some of Hollywood’s deepest secrets. For years she hid her homosexuality, fearing that it might impact her ability to get roles. And, she now admits, that she was on a 300-calorie a day diet that whittled her down to a shocking 82 pounds.

But if you never saw the Allie McBeal-era de Rossi, you could never imagine that she lived through such an unhappy and unhealthy period. In her new memoir, The Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain, she discusses her battle with bulimia and anorexia, and her dark existence in the closet.

These days, Portia DeGeneres (her new legal name) is married to talk show host Ellen—out of the closet, healthy, and clearly happy. And very brave to share her emotional journey, not only in her new book but with Oprah and Ellen on their talk shows this week.

For more of this week's most inspirational pop culture moments visit Beliefnet's Idol Chatter. 

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