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Walmart Apologizes for Labeling Plus-Size Halloween Wear as ‘Fat Girl Costumes’

Walmart Apologizes for Labeling Plus Size Halloween Wear as Fat Girl Costumes

The Walmart website before the header was removed

10/27/2014 AT 04:00 PM EDT

The Walmart site was neither a trick nor a treat for shoppers on Monday: The retailer caused an uproar among online customers when they labeled its selection of adult plus-size Halloween outfits “Fat Girl Costumes.”

Twitter user Kristyn Washburn was among the first to bring the faux pas to the company’s attention – and alert everyone on social media – when she Tweeted, “.@Walmart Not sure labeling these as “Fat Girl Costumes” is the best approach. #rude.”

A deluge of responses that echoed the disbelief made “Fat Girl Costumes” a top trending topic on Twitter with others chiming in saying, “Walmart took it to another level today with their ‘fat girl costumes’ section on their website. Disappointed and flabbergasted.”

In response, a spokesperson for Walmart told PEOPLE, “This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”

The section has since been revised to read “Women’s Plus-Size Halloween Costumes.”

Walmart Apologizes for Labeling Plus Size Halloween Wear as Fat Girl Costumes
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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Split

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Split

Chris Martin and Jennifer Lawrence

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10/27/2014 AT 03:30 PM EDT

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin have split, PEOPLE confirms.

The Oscar-winning actress, 24, and the Grammy-winning Coldplay frontman, 37, were first linked in August, shortly after Lawrence split from her boyfriend, actor Nicholas Hoult.

Following a few quiet date nights at Martin’s Malibu home, the romance seemed to move further into the spotlight on Sept. 19, when Lawrence attended Martin’s performance at the iHeartRadio music festival in Las Vegas.

A source says the pair were together as recently as Oct. 21, following Martin’s friendly dinner with ex Gwyneth Paltrow.

Reps for the stars haven’t responded to requests for comment.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Split
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Watch Reading Rainbow’s LeVar Burton Cheerfully Read an Expletive-Filled Kids’ Book

10/27/2014 AT 03:15 PM EDT

WARNING: Above video contains graphic language

Reading Rainbow is getting rated-R.

On Saturday, the Rainbow host and Roots actor LeVar Burton stopped by Austin-based production studio Rooster Teeth with some unexpected – and explicit – readings for charity, according to CNN.

In an effort to assist the Rooster Teeth fundraising team for Extra Life, an annual 24-hour video game marathon that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, Burton cracked open Adam Mansbach’s Go the F––– to Sleep and read it aloud to a small group of excited adults.

Mansbach’s foul-mouthed, rhyming “kids’ book” sympathetically recounts the struggle of trying to put a child to bed. The story was a hit upon its release in 2011, even earning a reading from swear master Samuel L. Jackson, and it continued to be a crowd pleaser during Burton’s rendition.

The video of the artist formerly known as Geordi La Forge cursing for charity has gone viral, and it has helped Rooster Teeth surpass its fundraising goal of $200,000.

This has been a year of fundraising success for Burton. In May, the actor launched a Kickstarter to bring Reading Rainbow back to kids everywhere, this time as a massive digital library. The campaign soared past its donation goal of $1 million in less than 24 hours, ultimately raising over $5 million.

If this adult taste of Reading Rainbow wasn’t enough to quench your bout of nostalgia, check out Burton’s much tamer reading of The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm below.

Watch Reading Rainbows LeVar Burton Cheerfully Read an Expletive Filled Kids Book
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Mila Kunis Designs Gorgeous Motherhood Ring (PHOTO)

10/27/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Some women wait for push presents — Mila Kunis makes her own.

The actress — and new mom to 3-week-old Wyatt Isabelle — has partnered with Italian jeweler Marina B to design an emerald green motherhood ring to symbolize and celebrate the memorable milestone.

“Carrying a child and bringing new life into the world marks the start of an incredible journey,” Kunis, 31, says. “Throughout history, every culture has its own way of recognizing this extraordinary event, often with a gift for mother or child.”

Mila Kunis Designs Gorgeous Motherhood Ring (PHOTO)
Courtesy Gemfields

In addition to the careful details that went into designing the 18-karat yellow gold piece — which features an emerald Gemfields stone from Zambia — Kunis has chosen to honor fellow mothers by donating revenue from the $4800 ring to aid in the country’s maternal health care.

“Precious green emeralds are traditionally symbols of motherhood, wisdom, and long-lasting love,” she explains.

“But they are also a symbol for hope in many cultures, and so the proceeds from this collection of Motherhood Rings will benefit the opening of Gemfields Nkana Health Centre, where four new wards have been built — a major undertaking that will have long-lasting benefits to the local community.”

Shortly after Kunis and fiancé Ashton Kutcher welcomed their daughter on Oct. 1, the actor announced the birth on his website, writing, “May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.”

– Anya Leon

Mila Kunis Designs Gorgeous Motherhood Ring (PHOTO)
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