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A Farewell to Cat

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We're sad to hear that Cat Marnell is leaving xoJane in favor of the drug-addled lifestyle that she has written so candidly about. Though no one is entirely surprised (because she writes about it so candidly), the signs that she couldn't continue to mix the two worlds of deadlines and drug addiction were there. Exhibit A: Back in December, xoJane partnered with Racked for our "Working It" feature and Cat wore, in her words, "a fox fur that this bald exotic dancer my friend was dating traded me for a bottle of Adderall in 2007 (incidentally, I now think Adderall is the worst style choice of all)," before heading to rehab months later. And in terms of style advice, Cat offered, "Girls look amazing when they look like they've been up partying or having sex all night instead of sleeping." Noted, Cat, and good luck to you. [Page Six]