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HEAVY JUDGMENTS Kate Winslet Accepts Libel Damages Joel Ryan / AP Photo

Kate Winslet Accepts Libel Damages

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet accepted a weighty sum of around $40,000 in damages from the Daily Mail, the U.K. newspaper that incorrectly reported that the movie star had lied about her exercise regimen. Winslet, a critic of body image-obsessed Hollywood culture, said that her quest for an apology demonstrated her "commitment to views I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise." The Titanic actress had previously won a fat settlement from a magazine that falsely reported she had visited a diet doctor. The Daily Mail's owners, Associated Newspapers, apologized for "any distress caused."

November 3, 2009 5:23 AM