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Full Episode Summary

In Hollywood, the pressure for actresses to get and stay thin is the source of a shocking and alarming trend. Female celebrities have become tinier than ever, and "skinny" has moved from a health-conscious preoccupation to a dangerous obsession.

It began in the late '90s, when a few skeletal celebs like Calista Flockhart and Lara Flynn Boyle made headlines for being too thin. Now, nearly all of Hollywood's leading ladies are all drastically underweight. They know their next role or great red carpet gown often depends on how many pounds they're packing. This weight fixation has set the bar higher than ever, and in turn, created a dark side to Hollywood "fitness."

VH1 All Access: How Thin is Too Thin? will explore this new trend and examine the disturbing mentality behind it, while exposing the stick-thin celebs currently perpetuating this problem. The show will be broken into 3 distinct blocks:

CURRENT STARS WHO APPEAR TO BE TOO THIN

  • Renee Zellweger

  • Kelly Ripa

  • Gwen Stefani

  • Nicole Kidman

  • Kate Bosworth

  • Brittany Murphy

  • Selma Blair, etc.

    THE EXTREMES CELEBS GO TO TO BECOME/STAY SUPER-THIN

  • Over-exercising, Very low-calorie diets, Diet Pills/Dietary Supplements, etc.

    WHEN THE OBSESSION GOES TOO FAR: ANOREXIA & BULIMIA

  • Stars who have battled these diseases: Mary-Kate Olsen, Jamie-Lynn DiScala, Tracey Gold

  • Celebrity backlash to the thin craze: Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Jennifer Lopez, etc.

    Entertainment/gossip columnists, nutritionists, and celebrity trainers will all weigh in on what celebrities are doing to their bodies, while putting it in the context of how healthy - or unhealthy - some of these popular practices are.