The Social Climber: Farrah Fawcett Foundation Honors 'Angel,' Kirstie Alley Explains 'Circus Fat' Comment

Farrah Fawcett Foundation Honors 'Angel'
PHOTO: Farrah Fawcett poses backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held, March 7, 2004, in Hollywood, Calif.
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The Farrah Fawcett Foundation and Stand Up to Cancer are pouring $1 million into the fight against HPV-related cancers.

The money, which will be dispersed over the course of three years, will help fund a research team that "addresses critical problems in HPV-related cancers," the foundation said on its website.

Fawcett, most famous for her iconic role on "Charlie's Angels," died of anal cancer in 2009. She was 62.

Kirstie Alley Explains 'Circus Fat' Comment
PHOTO: Kirstie Alley is seen arriving at her hotel, April 8, 2014 in New York.
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Kirstie Alley has joined Jenny Craig again and has already courted a little controversy.

The "Fat Actress" star, who says she has had no problem making fun of her own weight, is drawing criticism for a recent Jenny Craig advertisement in which Alley says, "I'm not like circus fat, I just want to lose 20 pounds."

Twitter users lashed out after the comments aired, calling the phrase "demeaning" and "offensive."

Alley explained her use of the wording to Diets in Review, saying "That's how I see me" -- not the other members who might be offended by the comment.

Stiletto Heel Killing Verdict
PHOTO: Ana Lilia Trujillo sits in the courtroom before opening arguments in her trial, March 31, 2014, in Houston.
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It took one hour for a Houston jury to convict Ana Trujillo in the so-called stiletto heel killing of her boyfriend, who was battered by her spiked-heel shoe.

The Houston trial gained international notoriety because of the weapon -- a blue suede closed toe pump, size 9 with 5-inch heels.

Prosecutors allege Trujillo, 45, fatally bludgeoned her boyfriend, Dr. Stefan Andersson, by hitting him in the head 25 times with the heel of her stiletto shoe.

Get All the Details From ABC News' Exclusive Interview With Trujillo in January Here

Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Has Another Milestone In Sight

The Air Force's X-37B, an unmanned reusable spacecraft on a mysterious mission, spent a record-breaking 470 days in orbit last month, and now another milestone is in sight.

The space plane will hit the 500-days-in-orbit mark on April 25.

Officials have remained hush-hush about the aircraft since it was first launched in 2010 and have said its missions are classified.

Yosemite Rockfall Closes Trail

Heads up! A hiking trail at Yosemite National Park is closed for the time being after 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet from a cliff, the Associated Press reported. The rockfall happened on March 31, the AP said, and destroyed 400 feet of the Rancheria Falls Trail, crushing trees and sending up a dust cloud. No injuries were reported.

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