Entertainment: Miss DC to Undergo Double Mastectomy After Pageant

(NECN) - She'll compete against some of the most beautiful women in the country in this weekend's Miss America pageant, and then take a serious step when it comes to breast cancer prevention; 24-year-old Miss DC, Allyn Rose, will undergo a double mastectomy following the pageant.

She's lost her mother, grandmother and great aunt to the disease. Rose says she hopes to draw attention to breast cancer awareness.

And, he may have been snubbed by the Academy, but film critics are taking notice of Cambridge native Ben Affleck's directing skills.

Thursday night, he took home best director at the Critics' Choice Awards for his film ‘Argo.’ As he joked, he'd like to thank the Academy.

Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor as president Lincoln, and Jessica Chastain grabbed best actress in the bin Laden flick ‘Zero Dark Thirty.'

We're getting a look at the very first official portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate and her husband, Prince William, were at the British National Portrait Gallery for the unveiling.

The Duchess sat for the painting twice. The Scottish artist also worked with photographs he took of her. Kate reportedly described the work as amazing, saying she thought it was brilliant.

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