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Forbes’ List of Most Trustworthy Celebs Is a Bit Of a Head Scratcher

capt phillips robin robertsWhile you were off being in love and shoveling snow, Forbes released its list of most trustworthy celebrities. And it is a hodgepodge indeed.

On top is Tom Hanks, which completely makes sense. For a person who makes a living pretending to be other people, there is something undeniably genuine about him. No matter the role, you can connect to him. There is a human-ness that just won’t quit. The only other person on this list that makes as much sense is Robin Roberts, the most trusted woman in media and your imaginary brunch buddy.

But then you also have Carol Burnett, who’s wonderful, but not really someone you hear from too often. And, pretty safe bet, she’s not very recognizable to many young people. Can you trust someone you don’t see too often?

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How Robin Roberts’ Coming Out Reflects on a New Way of Communicating

shutterstock_52331746We’re not terribly familiar with Robin Roberts or her work on Good Morning America. More importantly, we don’t believe that her private life should be anyone’s business but her own unless she chooses to make it so.

That said, we do think that her decision to very nonchalantly reveal the fact that she has been involved in a relationship with another woman for more than a decade via yesterday’s year-end Facebook post is important enough to merit a comment.

Why? Because it reveals the changing nature of the relationship between public personalities and the people who know them by name.

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Robin Roberts’ Announcement Leads to Bone Marrow Registry Surge

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Last night on ABC World News, George Stephanopoulos announced an astonishing 1,000 percent increase in the number of people registering to become bone marrow donors in the 24 hours following Robin Roberts’ announcement that she has a rare blood and bone marrow disease. Roberts shared the sad news during the GMA broadcast on Monday while sitting side-by-side with her colleagues, including Stephanopoulos.

According to the Be The Match registry, more than 3,600 people have signed up to become potential donors. An average day usually sees between 200 and 300.

Revolving Door: Robin Roberts announces new health battle, Changes at ‘The Cut’ blog and MSNBC

Robin Roberts announced on GMA this morning that she has a rare blood and bone marrow disease called MDS for which she is beginning treatment today. You can learn more about this disease here and watch video of Roberts revealing her illness here. But be warned, it’s absolutely heartbreaking. We wish Roberts a speedy recovery.

Christina Han has joined New York magazine’s The Cut blog as its first beauty editor. Gawker’s Maureen O’Connor announced last week she was joining the site as the first features editor.

New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg outlines five ways to get on the cover of the paper. There’s a lot of personal embarrassment involved. [via JimRomenesko.com]

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Facebook Tackles The Need for Organ Donors

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced this morning that the social network will now have a feature allowing users in the U.S. and U.K. to spread the word to friends that they are registered organ donors. And if they’re not, there are links that will take visitors to sites where they can enroll.

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Chris Brown Admits That Transparency Isn’t One of His Talking Points

On Tuesday, Chris Brown lost it. Today, he’s apologizing on BET’s 106th and Park.

We asked if PR could help him out (we saw a couple of simple “No” responses pop up on Twitter), and Mike Paul, president of MGP & Associates PR, offers an answer on his blog, The Reputation Doctor (along with the assertion that “he could really help this kid”).

In addition to intensive media training prior to the F.A.M.E. release, Paul writes, “Chris Brown needs to own the issue of hitting Rihanna. He needs to speak about it often and in every interview to prove he has learned from his mistakes and will never hit a woman again.”

*Update after the jump.

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Chris Brown Has A Meltdown. Can PR Come to His Rescue?

Chris Brown made a cringe-worthy appearance today on Good Morning America that, according to TMZ, ended with Brown breaking a window, ripping off his shirt, and confronting a segment producer.

Brown had been there to promote his new album “F.A.M.E.,” which GMA‘s Robin Roberts points out in the interview (available via TVNewser) is doing well. He left before taping another performance that was meant to appear on the ABC website, essentially cutting off his nose to spite his face if, as he stresses over and over, he’s there to promote his album.

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