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  • Fashion Tricks to Fake the Perfect Figure

    Everyone wants the perfect figure and now you can have it. Well, fake it until you make it, at least. Whether you're curvy, petite, small or large busted, there are fashion tricks to make your body look amazing.

    The style editor of Lucky Magazine, Lori Bergamotto, appeared on "GMA" with secrets to flatter any figure and shave off the pounds.

    Lori's 4 Extra Figure-Flattering Tips:

    1. Invest in the proper-fitting bra and undies. Finding the right undergarments no matter what your body type can easily shave pounds off. Visible and bulky panty lines are never flattering.

    2. Use a bold piece of jewelry to draw the eye away from problem areas. Try a fabulous pair of chandelier earrings or a chunky bib necklace to bring attention to your face and neck. Sparkly jewelry can also highlight your collarbone, one of the sexiest parts of the body.

    3. Chilly days call for chunky knits, but steer clear of boyish cuts with boxy shapes. Instead, opt for silhouettes in lightweight

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  • Dave Matthews Pledges $1 Mil to Sandy Relief

    Dave Matthews Band is the latest musical artist to announce a monetary donation towards recovery efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy — and it’s a biggie.

    DMB is pledging $1 million to the cause, and is turning its November 30 winter tour opener in East Rutherford, NJ into a benefit concert. Tickets for the show are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com.

    All proceeds from the show, including money from ticket sales and merchandise, will go to the Bama Works Sandy Relief Fund, an offshoot of the DMB's own charitable organization.

    READ MORE: Denise Richards Adopts Dog In Support of Relief Efforts

    Last weekend, newlyweds Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel helped out Superstorm Sandy victims in Far Rockaway, N.Y.

    The stars, along with producer Timbaland, doled out relief backpacks and blankets from the back of trucks for nearly four hours Saturday.

    Singer John Legend was also in Rockaway, lending a hand over the weekend.

    "Went out to far

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  • 'Twilight' Premiere a Feast for Fans


    Fans who had been camping out for days finally got a chance to feast their eyes on the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2? in Los Angeles Monday night. Walking the black carpet were Kristen Stewart and co-star/boyfriend Robert Pattinson, as well as the series' other stars, including Taylor Lautner, Kellan Lutz, and Maggie Grace.

    More than 2,000 die hard fans started lining up in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, setting up their tents in front of L.A.'s Nokia Theater ahead of the premiere of the final installment of the "Twilight" franchise.

    PHOTOS: STARS' RACY SHEER LOOKS

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    One of those fans, 36-year-old Cora, got emotional Monday night, telling ABC News Radio she and her fellow "Twi-hards" have "grown as a family," and thanked "Twilight" series author Stephanie Meyer, "because we have more friends for it." Cora explained she and her friend agreed they "can't wait to have kids, so we can tell them" about their

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  • Utah Youth Coach Claims Player Knock-Down Self-Defense

    ABC News' John Muller and Kimberly Berryman report:

    The Utah volunteer youth football coach who was arrested after allegedly stepping onto the field and striking a 13-year-old player down says he was acting in self-defense.

    "It was a defensive position," Nathan Harris, the assistant coach for the Mapleton City's football team, told ABC News. "I never crossed the line. No harm [was] meant to be done."

    Harris was coaching his sons' youth football team last month in one of the last games of the season. As the opposing team's fullback was headed for a touchdown in the Oct. 6 game, Harris allegedly stepped onto the field in Payson City, Utah, and struck the 13-year-old player down.

    "What I saw was the Payson player running toward the Mapleton sideline," said the game referee, David Durrant, at the time. "What I saw was the Mapleton coach didn't even try to move. He just raised his arms and hit him with his forearms, is what it looked like."

    Durrant threw a yellow flag and

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  • Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur Loses 60 Pounds

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    Marissa Jaret Winokur has defied stereotypes both on and off the stage, proving that success is not measured by the scales.

    The actress discussed her 60-pound weight loss today with Amy Robach on " Good Morning America."

    "It wasn't an overnight thing," she, 39, said. "I have no sponsor. I'm totally doing it myself. I actually counted calories and worked out. It's literally 1,200 calories and worked out every day."

    When she was 27, Winokur snagged a Tony award for her Broadway debut in the musical "Hairspray."

    She has since become a Hollywood staple. Known for publicly embracing her curves, Winokur took a turn on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

    Several celebrity dancers, including actress Kirstie Alley, have credited the show with their dramatic weight loss, but Winokur didn't get those results.

    "I lost nothing, not a single pound," she said of her participation on season six of the reality-TV dance competition.

    Despite not losing any weight on the show, however,

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  • Any parent of a newborn knows how hard it can be to keep the house clean. And since you can't stop a baby from crawling once it's on the move, this outfit was created to kill two birds with one stone.

    The Baby Mop, a one-piece outfit with built-in mops on the arms and legs, lets your kids clean the floors as they crawl around getting their exercise.

    The Baby Mop was inspired by a spoof of a Japanese commercial for a similar invention. The website BetterThanPants.com decided to give the product a shot and is selling the onesie for $40.

    "The idea was originally thought up in Japan in the late 90s. They have something called Chindogu, which are like useless inventions," Mike Parker, BetterThanPants.com's press officer, told ABCNews.com. "They had a book that came out about 10 years ago about 101 useless inventions. We've seen it, we've seen the fake commercial that floated around, and so we've been talking about using it as a real product for years. So we tried

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  • Prince William, Kate Celebrate School Where They Met

    Britain's Prince William and his wife on Thursday celebrated the 600 th anniversary of St. Andrews University, the institution where they met.

    William and Catherine attended the university's fundraising dinner at Middle Temple Hall in London.

    (Reuters)Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a black lace gown by designer Alice Temperly, the same gown she wore to a movie premiere earlier this year.

    PHOTOS: Will and Kate's Wedding Day

    William addressed the gathering, telling them how much he and his wife valued their experience at the Scotland university.

    "We love it for its traditions, traditions that lie at the very heart of Scotland's history. We love it because it made us look beyond St Andrews, beyond the borders of Scotland, to the wide world," he said, according to the BBC. "But perhaps most important of all, we love it for the friendships it has given us."

    "As I look around this hall tonight, and even take a peek at the person sitting three from my left

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  • Leather and fur are two of the hottest trends for winter, but it's hard to look luxe without bursting your budget. Now you can, thanks to Kate Dimmock, fashion director of People StyleWatch, who has found luxurious looks for less than $100.

    Photo Credit: ABC/Lou RoccoFrom tops to pants and accessories, these items all look expensive, but they're not!

    Look No. 1. Party Peplum Top With Brocade Pants

    Trendy peplum tops and brocade pants can retail for nearly $1,400, but these options are wallet-friendly and perfect for a party.

    Zara Embroidered Faux Leather Peplum top, $69.90; at Zara, In store only

    H&M brocade pant, $49.95; at H&M, In store only

    Yochi jewel bib necklace, $99; shopkitson.com

    C Label purple burnished shoe $33; lulus.com










    Credit: ABC/Lou RoccoLook No. 2. Faux Fur Vest with Jeans, Satchel Bag

    Real fur vests retail for more than $1,000, but get the same look with this fashionable faux version .

    Buffalo David Bitton faux fur vest, $89; available here at buffalojeans.com

    Gap sweater, $54.95;

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  • Daphne Oz's Edible Beauty Treatments

    As a co-host of "The Chew," author and wellness expert Daphne Oz can get the fanciest and most luxurious beauty products on the market. When it comes to treating her own skin however, Oz, author of "The Dorm Room Diet," is a do-it-herself kind of girl.

    Oz is known for concocting natural beauty remedies using everyday ingredients found not in the bathroom but in the kitchen. She appeared on " Good Morning America" today to share her beauty secrets and three of her beauty recipes that are perfect for fall.

    Try them at home today, and click HERE for Daphne Oz's food recipes featured on "GMA."

    'PUMPKIN PIE IN THE FACE' MASK

    Good for sensitive skin. Moisturizing and brightening. Contains vitamins A, C and zinc.

    Ingredients:

    2 tablespoons pumpkin purée

    2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds ground in spice grinder

    2 tablespoons Greek yogurt

    1 tablespoon flaxseed oil

    Instructions:

    Mix together and apply to skin.

    'POTATO PUFF' UNDEREYE TREATMENT

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  • Bentley's Newest Car Aimed at Workaholics

    ABC News' Ashley Jennings reports:

    Bentley's newest model, the Bentley Mulsanne Executive Interior Concept, is every businessperson's dream.

    The luxury car features three TVs, built in Wi-Fi and two iPads and keyboards that fold up from a tray table.

    Overall, the car houses six screens to help drivers keep in touch while on the road.

    The 15.6-inch high-def TV is "backed by the processing power of both an on board hard drive and an Apple Mac computer housed in a bespoke boot drawer," according to Bentley marketing material, and is attached at the front of the vehicle.

    Two smaller TVs are built into the headrests, while an iPod sits near the center console, allowing drivers to play music and control the entertainment system all at once.

    There is also a telephone inside the armrest.

    The Mulsanne, a fully connected mobile office, was last shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and even though Bentley hasn't released a price for the concept, the original Mulsanne costs £202,000

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