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Keira Knightley Talks Weight and Body Image

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Keira Knightley is nearly topless on the December cover of Allure magazine, and among the topics she discusses in the accompanying interview is her weight. 

It wasn’t long ago that Knightley sued a British tabloid that printed that she was anorexic, and she has been criticized by others for being too skinny.

Knightley explains, "The anorexic stuff -- it's always going to have an impact, so I think it did hit pretty hard.  Because you go, oh, maybe that's right!  I knew I wasn't anorexic, but maybe my body is somehow not right."

The 27-year-old Anna Karenina star noted that Hollywood also makes changes to her body when she does films or appears in promotional materials, which again makes her feel like her body is somehow not right. 

Knightley says, "They always pencil in my boobs.  I was only angry when they were really droopy."

She added, "For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy tits.  I thought, well if you're going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts."

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Keira Knightley Engaged to Rocker James Righton

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(LONDON) -- British actress Keira Knightley is the latest Hollywood star set to say “I do.”

The Pirates of the Caribbean star is engaged to marry her musician boyfriend, James Righton, 28, according to her publicist.

Knightley’s publicist Sara Keene confirmed the engagement to ABC News on Friday.

The 27-year-old actress has reportedly been dating Righton, who is the keyboardist for the British indie band, Klaxons, since early last year. The pair was reportedly introduced by mutual friend, British TV personality Alexa Chung.

The British actress made a name for herself in movies such as The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Atonement and Bend It Like Beckham, and received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Pride & Prejudice in 2006.

Before Righton, Knightley dated her Pride & Prejudice co-star, actor Rupert Friend, who she met on the set in 2005. The duo dated for five years but split in January 2011.

Knightley’s publicist would not comment on any details about the proposal or wedding plans. The couple, who lives in London, has managed to keep their romance largely out of the spotlight, rarely attending public events together.

Both Knightley and Righton have seemed to balance work with their personal lives. Righton’s band is reportedly working on their third album. Their debut album, Myths of the Near Future, won the Nationwide Mercury Prize in 2007. Knightley is slated to start filming her next movie stateside. In the flick, Can a Song Save Your Life? she plays a wannabe singer.

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Daniel Radcliffe Tops List of Richest UK Entertainers Under 30

Dave M. Benett/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is the richest entertainer under the age of 30 in the UK, according to Heat magazine. The publication estimates the 22-year-old Radcliffe has earned $80 million dollars over his career, putting him solidly in first place, ahead of Pirates of the Caribbean actress Keira Knightley, whose career earnings totaled $47.8 million.

Twilight star Robert Pattinson is ranked third with $38.5 million in earnings, while Radcliffe’s Harry Potter co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint round out the top five with estimated fortunes of $37 million and $32.5 million, respectively. The singer Adele made the list for the first time. She’s ranked 16th with an estimated fortune of nearly $12 million.

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Keira Knightley, Other Stars to Audition for 'Dark Knight' Sequel

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- Keira Knightley could put the "knight" in The Dark Knight sequel.  The Hollywood Reporter says she's set to audition for a role in the sequel to The Dark Knight sometime in the next two weeks.

Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and 127 Hours actress Kata Mara are also expected to test for unspecified roles in The Dark Knight Rises, which will open in July of 2012.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, there will be two significant female roles in the film, one of which is Talia, the daughter of Ra's al Ghul, the villain portrayed by Liam Neeson in Batman Begins.  Talia is also a love interest for Batman and the mother of his son.

The Dark Knight Rises, which will again star Christian Bale as Batman, could start filming in May.

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