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Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Read this: ‘Tiny belly’ ads include fake reporter; beauty pageant judge John Kelly; Nancy Grace


You didn’t fall for these fake-news sites, did you? (Federal Trade Commission via AP)
The pretty TV reporter “Julia Miller” you see on those mystery acai berry Web sites? Surprise, surprise: She’s actually a French newscaster named Melissa Theuriau, who had no idea her image was being used on these fake articles, actually come-ons for a variety of supposed weight-loss products. The FCC says all of these “tiny belly” ads are part of a major scam — one that’s foisted itself onto major media web sites, including this one. Paul Farhi reports.

Guess who’s a judge for the Miss D.C. pageant this weekend? Our colleague John Kelly, that’s who. The Casey Anthony trial sent Nancy Grace’s ratings soaring, but you probably guessed that. Anderson Cooper scrambles to save Piers Morgan’s show, but that means Eliot Spitzer is out of a job while Piers still has his, writes Lisa de Moraes.

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