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Gossip Girl Producers to Hilary Duff: Lose Weight Fatty

Yeah, this won’t piss off anyone

hilary-duff-metHilary Duff is set to guest star in the up coming season of Gossip Girl, but the show’s producers think she’s too fat to fit in with the rest of the female cast. An inside spy let it slip to Star Magazine that the shows producers have told Hilary to slim down for the upcoming role. “She’s too big. It won’t look right with the other girls. Hilary is fuming. She’s feeling insecure,” said the spy.

I’m surprised the producers didn’t fly her to a clinic in Switzerland to have her bones hollowed out like they did Blake Lively and Leighton Meester. I, of course, have no proof that Blake and Leighton have bird like skeletons, but it seems like a good net rumor to spread. So do your part and pass it on.

What do you think of the producers telling her to lose weight?


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July 29, 2009 - Posted by | Celebrity Shenanigans, Culture Critic | , ,

37 Comments »

  1. I know it is Hollywood, skinny looks better on tv, blah, blah, blah, but what would be wrong with having a more normal looking girl on tv?

    BUT…As a girl who growing up always was the biggest of my friends, it does look funny. In pictures I always looked like I could eat my friends.

    Comment by payter | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  2. Wasn’t it just a few years ago that everyone was making fun of Hillary Duff because she got so thin? Now, apparently that isn’t even good enough?

    Comment by blah | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  3. She looked creepy super thin. I, for one, am glad that she put on a little weight. Not even a lot, just a little.

    Comment by oilybohunk7 | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  4. It won’t look right with the other girls???

    So, they basically admit that “their girls” are freaks. Because it’s obvious that HD looks normal. …If we let one of the normal girls on, it might blow the myth that Skeletor is a good dieting goal. Then how could we continue to push our various health and beauty products and unrealistic standards onto viewers if something happened to bolster their fragile self-esteem? Like, making our glamourous stars look like heroin addicts? What if, Cruise forbid, people realize she looks better? Quick, tape her eyelids open and begin the mindcontrol films! Don’t stop until she hates herself.

    Comment by Roxydarling | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  5. What really annoys me about this is that they apparently want HD to be on their stupid show so what’s with all the crap? It’s not like there aren’t 100 other anorexic blondes who’d pay THEM to be on CrapTV. Heck at least 97 are probably already “stars”. I didn’t recognize half of the starved women in the People magazine I was perusing yesterday during my pedicure. I’m so excited to be a cantankerous, opinionated old lady. I’m startin’ early.

    Comment by Rev. Random | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  6. Those who can do those who can’t bitch,

    Comment by chelsea | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  7. HD was never proana she was thin because she was prodrugs her girl friend was proana. When people say NORMAL WOMEN
    what they mean is FAT

    Comment by chelsea | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  8. I think when people in Hollywood say “normal women”, they are secretly thinking “fatties” but when most women in America say “normal women” they are thinking “someone who is not living off of house insulation, celery and ritalin to stay thin”

    Comment by blah | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  9. I think they mean , like me, what ever that weight is and since more people are overweight than not———-

    Comment by chelsea | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  10. I don’t think Hollywood’s definition of normal is the same as the rest of America’s. And “normal” doesn’t mean “average” either, which is what most people think of as fat (the average woman wears a size 14 and all that).

    I think of normal as “does not have to live at the gym and/or use special medication (like drugs) to reach or maintain unrealistically thin body.” And “normal” for each person is different.

    If you’re eating healthy and working out and your “normal” is a size 10, then that’s your normal. If it’s a 2, good for you, that’s still your normal.

    The idea is that every woman should have the same size 2 normal–and that’s just not the case. HD has breasts and hips and muscle–her normal is not going to be the super skinny of the rest of the gossip girls.

    But she’s not the least bit fat.

    Comment by TheHobo | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  11. Kim Kardhashian is now a size 2, but because she has boobs and a butt they would likely tell her to loose weight as well. Basically, they want girls who look like a pre-pubescent boy (except ya know, with a fake rack and long blonde hair).

    Comment by blah | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  12. blah said: “someone who is not living off of house insulation, celery and ritalin to stay thin”

    Hilarious! You just outlined my next diet plan.

    Comment by Lily the Pink | July 29, 2009 | Reply

  13. What annoys me is that they obviously offered her the job knowing what she looked like. If this is what they wanted, it should have been something they stipulated up front so that she was given the choice before she signed.

    Comment by oneofthevoicesinmyhead | July 29, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by shu_shu | July 30, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by Stay, see? | July 30, 2009 | Reply

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    Comment by Roxydarling | July 30, 2009 | Reply

  18. LOL…at least the calotren bot had no spelling errors.

    Back to skinny unrealstic body images on GG and etc., this is why I like to balance out the tv shows I watch with British tv shows. If you have ever watched Coronation Street, for example, there are all sorts of people of not only different body types, but also ages and nationalities. Oh and most of the actors are not good looking whatsoever yet all the characters have good storylines.

    P.S. I wish I was as “fat“ as HD.

    Comment by rumoUr | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  19. rumoUr – serioUsly. She has quite a nice figure. I’d take it in a heartbeat. Not THAT way.

    Comment by SeaKat | August 1, 2009 | Reply

  20. I love it when diet supplements say things like “along with a healthy diet and exercise…”

    Yes, and if I was capable of a healthy diet and exercise, I wouldn’t need the supplement.

    Which is also my favorite Slim Fast joke: “two shakes a day and a sensible dinner.” If I knew what a sensible dinner was, I wouldn’t need Slim Fast.

    “it makes fat loss a completely natural process…” Yeah, that’s what diet and exercise is…a completely natural process.

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    Comment by TheHobo | August 3, 2009 | Reply

  21. thats ridiculous.shes the role model of all lots of teenage girls.im a size 0 and hate it.who thinks that we have to see her ghastly

    Comment by sasha | September 11, 2009 | Reply

  22. that’s a good question. who exactly are the people who think we need to see people terrifyingly thin??

    Comment by baby fish mouth | September 11, 2009 | Reply

  23. Can anyone decipher what Sasha said for me, I don’t understand stupid and/or under the influence.

    Comment by Mae | September 11, 2009 | Reply

  24. There’s such a thing as size 0??? Does that mean you disappear when you turn sideways?

    Comment by WhoMee | September 11, 2009 | Reply

  25. your very beatiful hilary

    Comment by flakrina | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  26. WhoMe there is such a thing as a size 00. That’s right, smaller than a size 0. They apparently don’t know about negative numbers. But it has always bothered me that, size wise, women strive to be nothing, that the greater message is that we take up the least amount of space in the world…goes with that weird idea of being seen and not heard, of women not having voices, of pretty much all the things any feminist would fight against.

    Me, I take up a lot of space. I’m very loud. And I will be seen and heard. 😉

    Comment by TheHobo | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  27. The Hobo:

    I just read this article that said something similar.

    A quote from it:
    “Women have replaced the prison of the kitchen with the prison of an unachievable body shape, as if it doesn’t make sense to be a woman without bearing a cruel burden. The more powerful a woman is, the more likely she is to be bulimic.”

    I can’t help but wonder if the guilt and negative attention that comes with being a successful woman causes us to want to become invisible, as a way to deeply apologize for taking up more non-physical space in the world than is our right.

    Comment by Sar | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  28. Or maybe it’s simply a sign of high social standing.

    Generations ago, when people couldn’t count on having enough to eat, having a bit of extra padding was a sign of prosperity and was considered beautiful.

    Nowadays our lives have completely inverted. We live sedentary lives, most work is relatively low-calorie-burning. Even farming or house-cleaning rely heavily on machines or chemicals to do what we once accomplished with hard labor.

    And as has been commented on before, high-fat, high-cal, nutrionally “empty” foods are far more affordable than fresh produce and top cuts of meat, etc. (If the poor even have access to them at all – one of the huge nutritional issues in large inner cities, for example, has been a lack of quality fresh produce within a reasonable distance.)

    So being very thin, unless you happen to be born with an unusually fast metabolism, takes more of our precious leisure time and money. And thus, it is held up as an ideal.

    TMIMO.

    Comment by SeaKat | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  29. Well said SeaKat

    Comment by payter | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  30. Yeah, I like that explanation too.

    I heard somewhere that standards of beauty are defined in each culture by the rich and popular. So that clicks too.

    Comment by Sar | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  31. Yes, except that rich men don’t feel the same pressure to be thin. In fact, rich and successful means you can look like whatever you want and still sleep with supermodels.

    “A Harvard University study found that 80 percent of women are unhappy with their bodies, and only 1 percent are “completely happy.” Men, by contrast, were broadly happy with how they look: the accepted idea of male hotness is so broad it can range from 79 year old Sean Connery to twenty-stone James Corden. We are now living through an epidemic of female anorexia and bulimia, with over 50 million victims in Europe and the US. How many women do you know who are happy with the way they look?”

    So, while I get the explanation for it (mostly) I still feel like there is a darker force at play here. I guess it’s because the idea is that success makes a man powerful so that he can break away from any standards of “hotness.” His success makes him hot. But even the most powerful woman is still beholden to the same standard as the least powerful, that in fact the size of a woman is seen AS her power.

    Are they bulimic because they are successful or are they successful because they are bulimic? Even they, I think, don’t know, so closely has physical attractiveness been linked to female power we can’t imagine a woman who has one kind of power and doesn’t have (or strive for) the other.

    Comment by TheHobo | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  32. “EPIDEMIC of female anorexia and bulimia” you got to be kidding , what world do you live in take a look around you the next time you go to a mall. You will see a lot of fat people some normal, but none or very few anas. Obesity is the #1 health problem in America . Anorexia is about control. Control of your body , life and yes a type of power.
    Young men are the fastest growing ana group.it’s no longer a female only thing.

    Comment by chelsea | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  33. I think when taking “control” over your body leaves you frail, dull-eyed, and near death, maybe you should try another method.

    And I live in LA. All I see are Anas. Sadly, their IQs are even lower than their calorie intake…

    Comment by TheHobo | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  34. “Yes, except that rich men don’t feel the same pressure to be thin. In fact, rich and successful means you can look like whatever you want and still sleep with supermodels. ”

    But men and women have never been judged by the same rules, have they?

    You can also invert that:

    “Women don’t feel the same pressure to be rich. In fact, thin and beautiful (and young…) means you can be as poor as you want and still sleep with billionaires and rock stars.”

    Comment by SeaKat | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  35. You don’t know shit only your prejudices .Like fat and stupid.Most people have no self control, if you live in LA then you see those women with nice looking men most of the time.
    NOT ALL ANAS ARE SKELTIONS, they are the extreme just like 600 lb fat people

    Comment by chelsea | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  36. Good point SeaKat. My male friends point that out to me as well, but I have my own issues with what women are supposed to look like and tend to only focus on that aspect. 😛 In fact, I hate the entire dynamic of the young hot thing and the old rich dude…something about it just seems wrong. But maybe that’s just my own issue.

    And chelsea, you’re right, I am prejudiced. As much as you see overweight people as being unhealthy, I see Anas as being unhealthy, and we’re both able to point to extremes for our purposes.

    I suppose the difference, for me at least, is that you can still control your eating, and your body, AND be healthy. You can make healthy food choices and be thin. You can eat regular meals that give you proper nutrition and be attractive.

    So I don’t understand the point of just not eating, when you could use that same “control” to eat healthier and reach the same ends in a way that is much better for you.

    I just can’t think that any obsession is truly healthy for anyone.

    Comment by TheHobo | October 8, 2009 | Reply

  37. You prove that you can control your life and your future.
    Every thing is bad for you car exhaust,candy,meat,fish,
    lettuce(ecoli)donuts with or without beacon,drinking drugs,smoking,pasta,sugar,honey,corn, and the list goes on and on. Experiments on lab rats have proved time and again
    that the ones that have been fed a low calorie diet lived a lot longer than the ones that had unlimited food.If someone wants to be a ana you do have a to use your head and not just stop eating. You eat to live not live to eat.That’s a mind set. Example when I First started I Did not eat french fries for a month and when I did they tasted disgusting because I broke habit,just like AA one day at a time

    Comment by chelsea | October 8, 2009 | Reply


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