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Women's Wear Daily, in a story written by Greg Lindsay, reported Thursday that Harper's Bazaar grafted actress Kate Winslet's head onto the body of its fashion director for the cover of its January issue.

(As you'd expect, the very next day Harper's flacks tried to cover their ass and denied their initial non-denial, which is journalistic lingo for: "Busted.")

This revelation comes on the heels of British GQ's confession that it "digitally manipulated" Ms. Winslet's body for its cover, making her seem thinner.


Because, as Winslet points out, her body type is different than typically waifish actress-types. "'People think that if a woman isn't rail thin, there must be something wrong with her." Winslet once said in an interview. "It's such nonsense. This is me, like it or lump it."

Apparently, editors are lumping it -- two magazines in less than a week were too mortified to show Winslet's excessively voluptuous figure to the masses.

Some observers have pointed out that Winslet, who weighs as much as a dozen Lara Flynn Boyles, is still anything but obese. To them, she is either: A) Caught up in the ruthless weight-obsessed machinery of Hollywood and thrashing against the cogs; B) playing up her populist "I look like every woman" sass for easy news pegs in interviews for magazine covers; or C) Both.

But via our dark, underground sources, BT has learned that truth is a lot bigger. We ain't seen the half of it. Literally.

The Black Table has learned that not only were Ms. Winslet's magazine covers manipulated, but, in fact, most of the New Zealandander's movies have been, too, proving once and for all that Hollywood has a definite bias against the overweight.

A top secret, high-ranking source in Winslet's camp sent BT the following photo, taken straight from the Winslet compound: