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Hollywood’s 2008 Weight Loss Winners

These celebrities went to heavy and back in 2008, and have started 2009 looking like the fabulous hotties we love.

Britney’s spending three days in the gym with her trainer doing aerobics and weights.

Jennifer Love Hewitt was the talk of the town last year with accusations that she was too fat, and then her subsequent weight loss.

Seth Rogen shucked his overweight, slacker-dude look for a fit and trim look that’s quite attractive.

See the other celebrity weight loss success stories, and find out what they’re doing to stay in shape.



Jennifer Love Hewitt Gets Last Word on Weight

I can’t get enough “Love”…

Over the summer, I commented on the fake outrage over Jennifer Love Hewitt’s fake weight issues. Well, I guess the outrage isn’t fake, but the whole ordeal is certainly much ado about nothing. Hewitt hopes to put it to rest once and for all.

If you don’t know about this trivial nonsense, Hewitt was made fun of for beach pictures that revealed that, gasp, she was a human being with real life un-airbrushed blemishes. She attacked the tabloid onslaught by defending womanhood, warts and all.

So when she subsequently lost weight and it was spotlighted in US magazine, she was promptly attacked again for supposedly being a hypocrite. Point being, if it didn’t matter, then why would she lose the weight? The people of course missed the point, which was that it’s mean spirited to attack anyone who doesn’t look like a cartoon character of the female figure.
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Jennifer Love Hewitt Attacked Again

Jennifer Love Hewitt was the victim of a malicious tabloid attack a few months back, when they pointed out that the celeb was showing a few extra pounds on her normally very petite frame. Never mind that she still looked great. But she came out and defended herself and women in general, stating “Like all women out there should, I love my body.” She went on to say firmly “To all girls with butts, boobs, hips and a waist, put on a bikini – put it on and stay strong.”Jennifer Love Hewitt

Now she’s being attacked again… this time for dropping the weight, and returning to her previously petite frame. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t, I guess.

The argument is that by doing a before/after shot on the cover of US Weekly, she’s hypocritically giving credence to the criticism. I guess critics feel she is essentially conceding that the weight she put on was actually a problem, and that she lost it in a concession to the criticism.

Here’s what an article on ABC News’ website had to say: “What’s up with Hewitt bucking the weight loss bandwagon then jumping on it?”

People need to get a life, and off her back. They also happen to be missing the point.

Regardless of her motivation (remember, her living is in an industry that is always looking for younger, thinner women), critics are missing the entire point of Hewitt’s stance in the first place. She spoke out against people who are being mean-spirited and judgmental, not only against her very minimal weight gain, but for women in general. People have enough problems, they don’t need to be hyper-sensitive to not having what society deems to be a perfect 10 body. Hewitt was simply saying that women should be comfortable in their own skin, which isn’t the same as saying “don’t lose weight.”

The fact that she lost a few pounds doesn’t negate her message.



Show Jennifer some Love…

As a guy, I can’t fully relate to the body image issues women deal with. I can, however, have an opinion. And, in our celebrity-obsessed culture, the level of distortion about what is beautiful, or even for that matter, normal and healthy, has officially reached surreal levels.

This mean-spirited tabloid story about photos of Jennifer Love Hewitt and her supposed weight gain is so dysfunctional, it practically defies belief. When a size 2 woman with, gulp, a pocket of cellulite, has to defend her figure, how far have we fallen from reality?