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Is Jessica Simpson The Best Person To Lead A Conversation About Unrealistic Beauty Standards?

When I heard a few months ago that pop star Jessica Simpson was considering a reality TV show about “real beauty,” I was thrilled. Finally! A celeb who sought to use the negative press attention towards her and spin it a positive way! In the wake of the offensive tabloid lynch mob over Simpson’s “mom… More »


Yo-Yo Dieting Isn’t A Career

I have no idea how much my own weight has fluctuated in the past couple of years, but I can tell you all about Kirstie Alley’s rides on the bathroom scale. And Melissa Joan Hart’s. And Britney’s and Kelly Clarkson’s and…well, you get the idea. A girl can’t grocery shop without 42-point font headlines screaming… More »


Lessons From The Fat-O-Sphere, By Kate Harding And Marianne Kirby

Oh, no! We forgot to celebrate our new favorite holiday, International No Diet Day, on May 6th!

But it’s cool. We can still score some body-image karma by grabbing a copy of Lessons From the Fat-O-Sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body by bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby.
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Hold That Diet Pill!

Hold that diet pill! The Food & Drug Administration recently recalled a whole slew of diet products made by Universal ABC Beauty Supply International due to safety concerns.

The company didn’t officially declare the products contain an ingredient called Sibutramine. While Sibutramine is FDA-approved for weight loss, the FDA says products containing it… More »


Why I Ditched Gwyneth Paltrow’s Detox Cleanse

In theory, I love detox cleanses. The idea of spending three to five days concentrated solely on health and emerging energetic and, um, skinny, excites me. In reality, I can’t quite conjure the joy.

This is not to say that I don’t force myself through them on a semi-regular basis. I’ve tried a… More »


Sarah Haskins Wants Your New Year’s Diet To Suck It

Supposedly, if I were to cut out soda from my diet, I would lose 15 lbs. But I don’t want to lose 15 lbs. and especially not at the expense of my Diet Coke addiction — Current’s Sarah Haskins feels my pain. In her first 2009 installment of “Target Women,” she takes… More »


Us Weekly Helps You Drop Weight Like A Star!

Hey look! It’s my least favorite issue of Us Weekly — “2009 Diets That Work!”! That is, CELEB diets that work — all of the diets, workout plans, and “weight loss tricks” are ones that have worked for big money stars like Jennifer Aniston (such a fatty before, RIGHT?), Britney Spears, and Beyonce. And by… More »


Quickies!: Boobs Lost At Sea

Australian men’s magazine Ralph was shipping $200,000 of breast implants from Beijing to its headquarters in Sydney, but when the container arrived it was empty. [Your Tango]
According to studies, birth control pills have no effect on libido. Guess you should look elsewhere if your sex drive has taken a detour. [Daily Bedpost]
Taking on… More »


The Last 31 Days Of 2008: Eat Whatever The Hell You Want

Most of us, upon the arrival of the new year, swear to begin a nutritional regimen Madonna would of and take up jazzer-yoga-lates or some other new fangled workout routine. Some will stick to their resolutions; others will last a respectable amount of time before binging on burritos; and a solid portion will cave by… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Katy Perry Dolls, Snake Massages, And Dolphin Diets

There is a waiting list for Katy Perry dolls, even though they don’t look a thing like her — it doesn’t even come with a vintage romper! [E! Online]
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Water Detox: Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Bad

The Amazing Hydration Diet sounds like an elixir an old timey quack doctor would sell out the back of his wagon at a carnival. However silly sounding, it’s really a trendy diet that was recently popular with folks in Britain. Licensed nutritionist Barbara Nash suggested her chubby client, Dawn Page, take a little bit off… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Lil Wayne’s Success, Carbs, And Another Cindy McCain’s Recipe Blunder

Lil Wayne’s album Tha Carter III is the first album since 50 Cent’s The Massacre to sell more than a million copies in a single week. The first single off Lil Wayne’s album is “Lollipop,” and the first single off 50 Cent’s was “Candy Shop.” Is this a coincidence, or do songs about oral sex… More »


Are Victoria Beckham And Katie Holmes Still Friends?

Victoria Beckham had an early birthday dinner in April with some celeb friends, and Katie Holmes wasn’t there, so people started gossiping: What happened to the two of them being BFFs? “Women go into relationships too fast and too furiously with other women,” said Liz Pryor, author of What Did I Do Wrong? When WomenMore »


Friday Quickies!

The tenth way of identifying a tranny? Her big hands. [Asylum]
Us Weekly teaches you how to starve yourself just like a celeb! [Jezebel]
If you’re not going to be able to eat at Beijing’s penis restaurant any time soon, drool (or vomit) over some photos of its dishes. [Spiegel]
Seven reasons why one woman… More »


Get Fat Or Skinny Together

If you want to start eating better and you have a special person in your life, you better get him on board, because one partner’s diet makeover changes mealtime for both. Canadian researchers interviewed 21 couples in which one person was trying to make a diet change. The non-dieting person was usually supportive, but some… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Marilyn Monroe On Her Knees, Guy Ritchie’s Diet, And Married Couples

A sex tape featuring Marilyn Monroe giving an unidentified man a blow job has been sold to a New York businessman for $1.5 million. Back in the ’60s, then-FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had agents spend weeks attempting to figure out who the man was — if it was John F. Kennedy or Robert F. More »


The Skinny On The Real Midlife Crisis

When my mom started trying to lose weight just so she could be skinnier than me, I tried to support her sadistic desire. Okay, maybe her personal trainer wasn’t a personal attack at my waistline, but I thought once you hit a certain age, you just looked forward to getting fat — I already feel… More »


Drunkorexia: The Liquid Lunch Diet

Drinking on an empty stomach is a good way to get the maximum buzz for your bucks, but it’s not exactly an effective way to calorie count. A new diet fad known as drunkorexia, where women choose to spend their calories on alcohol rather than food, is sweeping the U.K. and America. With beverages like… More »