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Rita Wilson Named Editor of New 40+ HuffPo Section

Yes, that Rita Wilson. The actress, producer, and wife of Tom Hanks is signing on as Huffington Post’s newest editor.

Wilson will be Editor-at-Large for a new section for the baby boomer generation, called “Huff/Post 40.” And she won’t just be contributing the occasional blog post. HuffPo explains:

In this position, Wilson will oversee the vision and direction of the new site, including hiring its editor and team. She will also assign features, videos, and more.

Nothing against Wilson, who is a considerable talent, but come on. This is like when a beautiful actress wears prosthetic make-up so she can play an ugly role. Ugly actresses need work too! And so do a host of seasoned journalism professionals. They don’t look as good in push-up bra, but they can do the job.

*Sigh*

The new section will launch in August.

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