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Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dead at 93

Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dead at 93

Ben Bradlee

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10/21/2014 AT 08:55 PM EDT

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.

Bradlee died at his home of natural causes, The Post reported.

As managing editor first and later as executive editor, the raspy-voiced Bradlee engineered the transformation of The Post from a sleepy hometown paper into a great national one. He brought in a cast of talented journalists and set editorial standards that brought the paper new respect.

Bradlee got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, helping guide Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s coverage of the Watergate scandal.

Actor Jason Robards turned Bradlee into a box-office hit with his Oscar-winning portrayal of the editor in the movie All the President’s Men. Bradlee’s marriage in 1978 to Post star reporter Sally Quinn (his third) added more glamour to his image.

He was one of the few to know the identity early on of the celebrated Watergate source dubbed Deep Throat, finally revealed publicly in 2005 as FBI official W. Mark Felt.

Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
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Tina Fey Shares the (Hilarious) Modeling Advice She Swears By at Fashion Shoots

10/21/2014 at 05:50 PM ET

Ever wondered how it feels to be a cover girl for a national fashion magazine? Let Tina Fey fill you in — she’s covering Elle for their November Women in Hollywood series.

Tina Fey Shares the (Hilarious) Modeling Advice She Swears By at Fashion ShootsMichael Kovac/Getty

“It feels great,” Tina Fey tells reporters at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills Monday night, where she received an award while wearing a Calvin Klein Collection LBD.

Plus, as Fey, 44, points out, it’s kinda neat to switch into Beyoncé mode for a day. “It kind of is for a while!” says the actress of having fun with her her sexy — and leggy — shoot (below). “Why not?”

Should any of us find ourselves in the same position, Fey has some modeling advice, and it’s fairly simple: “Just turn your brain off and pretend like it makes sense for you to be there,” she says.

RELATED PHOTOS: See your favorite stars on the red carpet and vote on their looks!

Tina Fey Shares the (Hilarious) Modeling Advice She Swears By at Fashion ShootsCourtesy Elle

And how did her two most important critics — daughters Alice, 9, and Penelope, 3 — react to their mom’s modeling stint? “They have not seen it,” says Fey, 44. “But I think the day I did the shoot, I came home and just was immediately asked, ‘Why do you have so much makeup on?’ They get very suspicious if I have makeup on.”

Well, no one ever said modeling was easy.

What do you think of Fey’s photoshoot? Which cover was your fave?

–Mariah Haas

Tina Fey Shares the (Hilarious) Modeling Advice She Swears By at Fashion Shoots
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Jodi Arias Back in Court for Sentencing Retrial

10/21/2014 AT 08:20 PM EDT

The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial began Tuesday with lawyers alternately portraying her as a vicious killer and a hard-luck case deserving a second chance.

As he delivered his opening statement, prosecutor Juan Martinez displayed a photo of the slit throat of Arias’s boyfriend and victim Travis Alexander, who also was shot and suffered about 30 stab wounds in his Mesa home more than six years ago.

Prosecutors say Arias killed Alexander in a fit of jealousy and rage after he broke off their relationship and wanted to see other women.

Defense lawyer Kirk Nurmi countered Tuesday by citing Arias’s clean criminal record until the killing as one of the reasons she deserves a life sentence, not death. He also said she suffers from mental illness and was a victim of child abuse.

“It’s up to you to write the final chapter to this story,” Nurmi told the new jurors deciding whether Arias should live or die.

The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but that jury deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison.

The start of the sentencing retrial was less of a spectacle than the initial case in early 2013, when onlookers from around the country traveled to Phoenix and lined up outside court for the trial that became a tabloid TV sensation.

The tumultuous relationship of Arias and Alexander became a major part of the obsession over the case as intimate details of their time together were revealed in the courtroom.

The first trial was broadcast live, but Judge Sherry Stephens imposed restrictions this time. Cameras are allowed at the retrial, but none of the footage can be broadcast until after it’s finished.

Jodi Arias Back in Court for Sentencing Retrial
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Kylie Jenner Is Not Dating Rapper Tyga, Says Kris

10/21/2014 AT 07:55 PM EDT

Kylie Jenner is still on the market!

Despite various reports that the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan is dating rapper Tyga, 24, Kris Jenner told Ryan Seacrest during KIIS FM’s On Air with Ryan Seacrest that Kylie, 17, is single.

“Kylie isn’t dating anybody,” Kris told Seacrest Tuesday morning. “[Tyga is part of] this whole little group of kids who have been around forever – and I call them kids because relatively speaking, they kind of all travel as a pack and they enjoy each other?s company.”

Tyga is certainly close with the Kardashian clan regardless of whether or not he is romantically connected to Kylie. He attended Kim Kardashian‘s wedding with Kim’s good friend Blac Chyna, who is his on-and-off girlfriend and the mother of his child. The rapper also happens to be neighbors with Khloe Kardashian.

“We all live in the same neighborhood,” Kris explained to Seacrest. “[Tyga] used to live across the street for a long time, and now he lives next door to Khloe. Khloe and Kourtney just moved in up the street, so we have all of us ? us four and Scott and all the kids are in the same neighborhood, which is really wonderful because all the cousins get to grow up together. Little Miss Kendall moved across town, Kylie lives upstairs, Rob lives with Khloe. So I’ve kind of got tabs on it right now and it’s kind of exciting.”

Kylie Jenner Is Not Dating Rapper Tyga, Says Kris
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