Celebrity Weight Loss
What a weird (wrong) world we live in when the first thing everyone asks about a pregnant celebrity is who will be paying her to lose her baby weight? But when that celebrity is Kim Kardashian, whose very fame relies on people paying her to live her life, we guess it’s not such an odd thing to speculate about. Which is probably why TMZ went straight to diet companies Medifast and Jenny Craig to see if they were considering a deal with Kim. The answer is nope, ’cause neither companies are interested in famous ladies at the moment.
On Anne Hathaway, how much do we love thee? Let us count the awesome quotes about weight you shared with Glamour. “I still feel the stress over ‘Am I thin enough? Am I too thin? Is my body the right shape?’” the Les Miserables actress admitted. “There’s an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would’ve grown out of by now. It’s an ongoing source of shame for me.” On an unrelated note, we love how Glamour didn’t sandblast Hathaway’s face into an unrecognizable doll mask like some Photoshop-happy magazines do. Well-played, you guys!
We’ve said before how much we’ve been enjoying the celebrity-lead discussion about weight recently, and our interest is even more piqued by Hathaway’s inclusion in our 20 Stars Who Took Their Bodies To Extremes For The Screen list. Basically what we’re saying is, Anne’s words lead us to collect our favorite brutally honest celeb quotes about weight. Some of them are uplifting, some of them are depressing, but all of them are a good reminder than famous people are just meat puppets like us. Meat puppets with great hair and nicer cars, but meat puppets none the less.
Clearly, we are not doctors. If we were, our patients would be so angry they had to wait for hours in those little dressing gowns while we wrote blog posts. But even we lay people had to take pause at Matthew McConaughey‘s comments about dropping 40 lbs to play the HIV-positive protagonist of the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club. “I’m eating fresh fish. I’m just eating small amounts. I’m not being starved,” McConaughey told The Daily Beast. “If anything, it’s as much a spiritual journey as it is physical.” Riiiight. While we’re sure McConaughey has the finest nutritionists millions of dollars can buy at his disposal, is it really possible for an already slender 183 lbs person to lose 40 lbs without actively starving themselves? Isn’t starving himself…kind of exactly what McConaughey’s role requires?
Obviously, losing a significant amount of weight for a role is the hallmark of the serious actor: Christian Bale in The Mechanic, Natalie Portman in Black Swan, Anne Hathaway for the upcoming Les Miz. The list goes on. More over, we think it’s up to the actor or actress to do what they’re comfortable with. On the other hand, dropping 40 lbs off a Magic Mike-ready body does not sound like it’s in your internal organs’ best interest. “Everything has shrunk quite a bit. … I don’t have the leverage I used to. I have body soreness,” McConaughey admitted, adding, “[But] I’m as healthy as can be. My blood pressure, everything’s fine.” We believe you, Mattie M. It’s just…lord, those cheekbones. That just does not seem right.
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Nicki Minaj‘s ambition is nothing if not a force of nature. Do you think she’d be able to maintain that wig game or that repertoire of aggressively hilarious faces if she didn’t want to be the best of the best? Highly doubtful. “I never thought about music as just being the end-all, be-all. I always looked at it like a business, something that I could create an empire out of. So that’s why I’m only about to put out my second album and I’m already thinking about this,” the “I’m The Best” rapper told Allure. “I had a little conversation with Jay-Z at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. He said, ‘Congratulations on all your success.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m coming for you. I’m coming for your spot, Mr. Mogul.’” How embarrassing. Jay-Z doesn’t even have a wig game.
That being said, we are going to have to draw the line when it comes to what “being the best” entails. It should have nothing to do with girl’s weight. “I’m naturally petite, but I definitely struggle with keeping those extra pounds off,” Nicki Minaj claims. “And I hate working out. I can’t stand being on a treadmill. That mentally irks me. When I need to lose a few, I just cut out sugar and starch.” What pounds is she talking about? Statues could and have been made to Nicki’s insane figure, including the one we’re chiseling right now. Nicki knows we would only love her more if she weighed 400 lbs, right? More.
Jessica Simpson’s pregnancy was only announced a few weeks ago, and already the singer is planning how to shed that post-baby weight. Oh, and how to rake in millions upon millions of dollars doing it. Hey, if people are going to be talking about Jessica Simpson’s weight (which you know they will be), she might as well get that money, yes? Yes. According to Us Magazine, Jessica was allegedly in talks to become a Weight Watchers spokesperson prior to her baby time news. “But then she got pregnant,” their source says. “So this was the perfect compromise.” Like current spokesdiva Jennifer Hudson, Simpson would have a year to “lose a significant amount of weight” before raking in the dough. Wow, can you imagine how motivated we would be to hit the gym if someone danged $4 million in front of the treadmill? We’re not saying we would actually go either way. We’re just saying: wow.
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After being put on blast earlier this summer by everyone on the Transformers movies but the craft services people, it seems like Megan Fox’s tattoo removal was a big step in moving on to the next phase in the actress’s life. “I’m removing it,” the This Is 40 star explained to Italy’s Amica. “It is a negative character, as she suffered from personality disorders and was bipolar. I do not want to attract this kind of negative energy in my life.” Well, Marilyn could also be a positive character who stands for being fabulous and have a really great dye job, but we can see the connection.
Besides her ink, Megan Fox’s diet is the lastest thing undergoing a change. “For a year and a half, until about four months ago, I followed a strict vegan diet based on raw fruits and vegetables, no bread, sugar and coffee,” Fox explained. “But I had lost too much weight. So now I eat a bit of everything.” New bare skin available for future tattoos, the ability to eat food heated over 104 degrees Fahrenheit: 2011 is looking like Megan Fox’s best year yet.
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Well hello there, Mr. Hill. The actor (pictured on the left in 2007 and on the right this past weekend) has slimmed down since we last saw him, and he discussed his weight loss and diet plan on the red carpet of the BAFTAs event this weekend. Hill, who just wrapped on the movie version of 21 Jump Street (Richard Grieco forever!), told the LA Times, “It’s not fun. I wouldn’t say it’s the most fun endeavor I’ve ever took on in my life — but it’s important. And I’m enjoying it. If I eat something unhealthy now, I kind of feel a little weird and my body hurts.”
The actor’s close pal Seth Rogen also lost a bunch of weight in recent years, and we think the healthy look suit them both. What do you think of the actor’s leaner body? Hot? Not?
No one on the planet except for a handful of jealous British 30-somethings remember when Kate Winslet weighed 200 lbs or was anything but a gorgeous Oscar-winner…except, of course, Kate herself. “I will tell you that when I was heavy,” Winslet told Glamour. “People would say to me—and it was such a backhanded compliment—they would say, ‘You’ve got such a beautiful face,’ in the way of, like, ‘Oh, isn’t it a shame that from the neck down you’re questionable.’” Winslet says she lost roles as a teen for being “too fat”, which makes us think she should take her millions of dollars and scrub the internet clean of any mention of her weight, rather than continually bringing it up. Isn’t that what being a famous person is all about?
Unfortunately, Winslet’s weight wasn’t the only thing that had her feeling like a failure in grade school. “…I was the kid who never won the races. I never jumped the highest. I wasn’t on the list of the high-achieving,” Kate said about her 2009 Best Actress win for The Reader. “That wasn’t me, so winning the Oscar was like winning all the prizes in one single night that I never won as a kid. For me, it was an internal-fist-pumping moment of yes.” Hmmm, call the woman fat and she’ll turn into a goddess, have her think she’s a loser and she’ll win an Academy Award. It’s almost like Winslet owes her former classmates a big thank you. We’ll sure they’ll be happy to hear it, right when she drops into her high school reunion in a diamond-encrusted helicopter.
We’d love to have the willpower to lose 65 lbs in 11 months. Too bad the only way to do it is to be publicly humiliated on an airplane. While chatting on Joy Behar‘s show this week, a much fitter Kevin Smith revealed he lost 65 lbs since his feud with Southwest. Famously, Smith took to Twitter to blast Southwest for pulling him off a flight due to his size. “I feel mixed feelings about losing the weight,” Smith admitted. “I sympathize far more with heavier people than I ever will with thin. I’ll never be thin.” We don’t know about that; call him a blimp in the national press again, and we bet Kevin will be ready for the runways in Milan.
Behar has her own theories as to how Smith lost so much weight in a relatively short period of time. “Are you on amphetamines?,” Joy asked the animated director, who’d come to promote his new horror film Red State. Not that a new hot(ter) body is going to make Smith switch-up the Silent Bob wardrobe rocked while at his heaviest. “I call up Omar the tent maker,” Smith joked while swimming in a massive hockey jersey. “Get me a hockey jersey, and he takes all the rayon, all this material … and makes my jersey. It’s a whole team I’m wearing! I’m wearing twelve kids on my chest.” We can take it one step at a time, Kevin, but can we at least work on ditching the jorts? Or the trench coat? Or the jorts?