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Catfight: Has Kelly Osbourne Sold Out With Her New Bikini Body?

As a teenager on “The Osbournes,” Kelly Osbourne was outspoken, opinionated and fat — and really comfortable in her own skin. I remember reading her cover article in winter 2003′s Bust magazine called “Kelly Osbourne: Independent Spirit” and thinking she was pretty awesome. In the years since Kelly’s reality TV show debut, she’s been on drugs, then quit drugs, gained a fiancé, and then lost a fiancé. She competed on “Dancing with the Stars” and now she’s on E!’s “Fashion Police” with Joan Rivers. In the middle of all this, Kelly lost a ton of weight. “I took more hell for being fat than I did for being an absolute raging drug addict,” she told Us Weekly last February. “I will never understand that.”

Kelly and her “new” body were recently on the cover of Shape magazine and she bragged to Us Weekly about how it was an “incredible experience” because “I have never worn a bikini in my life before yesterday.” The Frisky posted about it and yesterday almost 300 people found their way to The Frisky site searching for “kelly osbourne bikini.”

Know who was rolling her eyes at all this? Me. You know who thought I was being too harsh? Amelia. Naturally, we had nothing better to do with our time than to hash it out over IM. Bare your claws, ladies, because it’s time for a catfight! Keep reading »

W Magazine Says “The Girl Who Eats Her Feelings” Is A Back-To-School Look

“The girl who eats her feelings” is a new trend-setting clique to emulate, says W magazine’s recent piece on back-to-school style. If they were trying to describe the trend of wearing “curve-enhancing dresses worn with plenty of attitude,” why would they call that dressing like “the girl who eats her feelings”? That’s just … being curvy. Keep reading »

A Nightclub Bans “Fat Girls”

Club Muzique, a Montreal nightclub, recently posted a message on its Facebook page that had some women kind of pissed. Yeah, I would say “NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!” borders on extremely offensive, wouldn’t you? Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Lost 100 Pounds (And Found Out What The World Thinks Of Fat People)

I come from a small-ish town in Oklahoma where we’ve never met a vegetable we couldn’t fry and the only thing more super-sized than our portions are the huge church complexes that alternate with fast-food restaurants along our roads.

So it maybe isn’t such a big surprise that by the time I graduated from high school, I weighed 260 pounds. My prom dress was a size 24, and my mother had to help me zip it up, a five-minute ordeal during which we grunted and cursed at one another. My aunt had to custom-make my graduation gown, a huge white tent in which I resembled the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Keep reading »

Ann Taylor Caught Photoshopping Skinny Model Even Skinnier

Ann Taylor knows what sells clothes: thin. Yesterday afternoon, Jezebel noticed that an item on AnnTaylor.com was originally depicted by a skinny model in a tank top, but three seconds later, the page re-boots and the skinny model has magically dropped 20 lbs. around her midsection. Some might say the image was airbrushed beyond looking like a proportional human being. But what a bunch of whiners! Seriously, how could that fat cow sell a Chiffon Trim Tank looking that huge? Next you’re going to tell me something crazy like we should have models who are actually the size of the average American woman. [Jezebel.com and AnnTaylor.com] Keep reading »

Quotable: Michelle Trachtenberg Hates Being Called Fat

“Look at me. Tell me—where am I fat? It isn’t even about me, it’s about the message it sends to normal girls. Some girl in Middle America is gonna pick up [a tabloid] and say, ‘Oh Michelle is my favorite actress and they think she’s fat. What does that say about me?’”

Michelle Trachtenberg defends her bodacious body. We are with her 100 percent but, uh, who says that she’s fat? Never heard it. And no offense, I really like Michelle, but I’m just not sure how many people put her in their “favorite actress” slot. [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »

Here She Comes, Italy’s 375-Pound “Miss Chubby” Beauty Pageant Winner

Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.

But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Miss Chubby. Yes, the country that invented Sophia Loren (and spaghetti bolognese and cannoli) acknowledges that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Keep reading »

Quotable: Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa Says Waifs Are So Over

“Calvin Klein originally started the whole waif moment and not much has been done since then … Lara was our exclusive four years ago. We’ve never had someone who really represented our houses and all our licensees in the same way. She is very current, very beautiful and very womanly. It’s time for that persona and for that body. She’s divine, gorgeous and we will support her in that.”

– Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa on model Lara Stone’s more curvy figure and its place in high fashion. It’s good to see that even Calvin Klein, the brand that hired a nearly-naked, teenage Kate Moss to usher in the era of the waif, is broadening its approach in terms of weight. Lara Stone’s “curvy” physique is still totally slim, but she’s at least got the sort of body type that every day women are more likely to relate to — you know, not emaciated. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »

Lane Bryant Wasn’t Always So Full-Figure-Friendly

Lane Bryant may still be a plus sized Mecca, but they’ve certainly changed their approach to advertising. Now, curvy ladies parade in their undies instead of hiding under massive coats and calling other “chubbies” to join the ranks. We think that’s a win. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

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