Keira Knightley topless in Allure, talks anorexic rumors

CREDIT: Allure

Today’s perusal of the pop-culture glossy pages finds a noted actress, a new direction for One Direction, a final premiere for The Twilight Saga, other things, and the mystery music video.

TOO SKINNY?: You be the judge, per Allure, “(Keira) Knightley achieved plenty of success early on in her career, thanks to roles in films like Bend It Like Beckham and Pirates of the Caribbean, but by 2007, aggressive paparazzi and a suggestion in a British newspaper that she was anorexic took their toll. "I knew I wasn't anorexic," she said. "But maybe my body is somehow not right. Or my face is not right. Or the way I speak is not right. When you're going through a period where you're really getting a lot of criticism, you go, Maybe all this is right! You just kind of want to hide it all."

THE SHOW MUST NOT GO ON: Their times has come – and gone, per the New York Times, “The Australian rock band INXS, once one of the biggest live acts in the world, has said it will no longer tour after 35 years of giving concerts. The band’s drummer, Jon Farriss, made the announcement that the band was giving its last concert on Sunday during a dual performance with Matchbox Twenty at an arena in Perth, Australia.”

YET ANOTHER REMAKE: Who is she this time?, per the Los Angeles Times, “When Christina Aguilera declares at the top of her new album, "There's a thousand faces of me," she's exaggerating, but not by much. How many Aguileras have we seen since the onetime "Mickey Mouse Club" member rocketed to superstardom in 1999 with "Genie in a Bottle"? She's been the good girl, the bad girl, the Lady Marmalade; she's gone blond and brunet and purple-and-pink; she's worn long pants, hot pants and no pants at all.”

JON STEWART’S LAMENT: He didn’t read her right, per Entertainment Weekly, “Who could have seen General David Petraeus’s fall from grace coming? Well, anyone who watched Petraeus biographer Paula Broadwell on The Daily Show last winter may have had an inkling that something fishy was going on — Broadwell spent seven minutes lavishing praise on her subject, hinting strongly that she and the director of the CIA were unusually close.”

A TELL-ALL: Of a folk-rock legend per the AP, “Add one of rock `n' roll's most admired and most uncompromising stars to the list of memoir writers: John Fogerty. The former frontman for Creedence Clearwater Revival has a deal with Little, Brown and Co., the publisher announced Monday.”

BACK IN THE GAME: Roll ‘em, per Deadline, “Michael Eisner, who got out of the movie business when his 21-year run ended at The Walt Disney Company in 2005, is back in the feature game. Eisner’s Tornante Company has made a multi-year worldwide distribution deal at Universal Pictures for a slate of films his Tornante Company will fully finance.”

AS EDGY AS THEY WANNA BE: But there could be a limit, per the Huffington Post, “One Direction, the latest object of tween fantasies, debuted its sophomore album, "Take Me Home," on Tuesday. The members of 1D -- who were put together in London from the show "The X Factor" -- tend to push the boundaries of the traditional clean-cut boy band image, with their tatted-up bodies and rumors of womanizing. "Take Me Home" does little to bring One Direction towards the innocent end of the spectrum.”

THE MORNING RACE: No. 2 misses being No. 1, per The Hollywood Reporter, “There are more changes afoot at NBC's Today. Executive producer Jim Bell will leave the morning program for a full-time position at NBC Sports, where he’ll be executive producer of the network’s Olympics coverage, according to network sources. It’s unclear exactly when Bell will exit the formerly top-rated morning show, but his departure has been rumored for some time. NBC News executive Alexandra Wallace, who recently took over as executive producer on Brian Williams’ Rock Center, is likely to become the executive producer of Today.”

BOX-OFFICE MUSING: A cinematic rally, per The Wrap, “Despite a serious late-summer slump, it's now a safe bet that 2012 will top last year's lackluster box office. Thanks to a rush of awards-caliber and critically-lauded movies, ticket prices stabilizing and a loaded holiday season, the classic Hollywood adage "things turn out fine in the final reel" can be applied to this year's box office.”

MEANWHILE: It’s not so great elsewhere, per Variety, “Greek companies at this year's American Film Market were on the hunt for one thing: mercy. The country's crippling economic problems have forced many Greek distribs to try to renegotiate sales contracts made prior to 2012. And with all of Europe facing a massive debt crisis, Greece's struggles could be a harbinger of tougher times ahead for the film biz in much of the rest of Southern Europe.”

PACKING A BITE: The stars come out, per E!, “Dry those tears, Twihards: Our favorite vampires, werewolves and Forks residents have reunited one last time as the flick makes its Los Angeles debut! Catch the stars of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 (and their famous fans) as they sparkle at the Nokia Theatre for the franchise's final premiere.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

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--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)