Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show testifies on Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products - DC
Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committee at a hearing on “Protecting Consumers from False and Deceptive Advertising of Weight-Loss Products” on Tuesday.
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A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  “I don’t get why you need to say this stuff when you know it’s not true,” said committee chair Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo). Oz said he does believe in the products and feels his role is to be a “cheerleader” for the audience, to give them hope. Later, in a prepared statement, he said he would exercise “an abundance of caution in discussing promising research and products in the future.” [CNN] [Time]

Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz decided not to photograph his wedding to Kim Kardashian, meaning he had to get a last-minute replacement and meaning that he and Kardashian, personally, had to spend four days on their honeymoon editing so a photo of the couple kissing would look like Leibovitz had taken it and could be posted on Instagram because of “how important Kim is to the Internet."  [Los Angeles Times]

Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address Tuesday morning as fashion designer Ralph Lauren received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. [The Cut]

Steve Madden and Juicy Couture are partnering on a footwear line that’s to be available for spring 2015. [WWD]


Rafferty Law, the 17-year-old son of actor Jude Law, strolled the runway for DKNY Men & Esquire on Tuesday in London. [People]

Gisele Bündchen is replacing Kate Moss as the face of Stuart Weitzman. [Independent]