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Jessica Simpson Gains Weight, World Ends

So, I guess there’s a big brouhaha among the nasty vindictive star watchers again. This time they are all aflutter about Jessica Simpson, and her apparent negligible weight gain. The New York Post even published a very mean and very exaggerated editorial cartoon about the “situation.”jessica simpson weight gain

Alyssa Caplan of AC360 wrote the longest winded blog post imaginable on a subject that is easily summed up in one word: bogus.

Jessica’s sister, Ashlee, came to her defense:

“I am completely disgusted by the headlines concerning my sister’s weight,” Ashlee wrote on her website. “A week after the inauguration and with such a feeling of hope in the air for our country, I find it completely embarrassing and belittling to all women to read about a woman’s weight or figure as a headline on Fox News.”

Do we just tear down our perfect idols to make our imperfect selves feel better?

January 29th, 2009