A year after 55-year-old Kirstie Alley made a pledge that she would come to the Oprah Winfrey show wearing nothing but a bikini, the deed has finally been done.
On Monday Alley showed up in a red bikini and received a standing ovation, see video here- it’s actually pretty spectacular.Â Remember how Kirstie looked a year ago?!
The first time Alley ever opened up about her weight struggle to the public was on Oprah back in 2004Â when she weighed over 200 pounds.Â Following the show, the actress quit smoking & vowed to change her lifeÂ & her body.
When Kirstie bared her new bod for Oprah, the talk show host stated, “You look beautiful.”
Alley responded later in the show, saying,Â “I don’t think women ever feel like we’re good enough.Â We don’t feel like we’re thin enough or pretty enough or smart enough or work hard enough â€¦ We all are good enough and we look good enough and we are not our bodies, you know?”
Alley has been keeping track of her weight loss on her Jenny Craig blog. In October, KirsiteÂ posted:
â€œThe most important reason I want to wear a bikini on Oprahâ€¦is because if I, a 55 year old woman can look even half way decent, imagine how all of you could look in a bikini. Then all of us can breathe a little easier. Hell, Iâ€™ll never look like Giselle, I never did! But maybe close to Bridget Jones or a Dove girl or something that is just fine and healthy and happy with no surgery, no lypo and no drugs-thatâ€™s saying something!â€
Well, I have to say, I’m impressed, Kirstie.Â Looking good!
Posted by Allison as Conscience & Morality Tales at 12:59 PM EDT on Nov, 06 2006
Thanks to Celebitchy, we have a Matthew McConaughey Gets Wasted for His 37th Birthday montage.Â A lot of men his age would be toasting their wife over a nice dinner, or taking the kids on a tour of Europe, but no, Matthew McConaugheyÂ is just getting completely wasted for his big day.
McConaughey turned the big 3-7 on Saturday and doesn’t show any signs of letting up on the partying this year.Â I wonder what his birthday wish was?Â Probably not one, but two brunettes in his bed.
Celebitchy:Â Â Tom Cruise hookerÂ makes contactÂ
Bastardly:Â Â Jessica Alba does Elle
Perez Hilton:Â Â Is Eva Longoria Victoria “Posh” Beckham?
Iâ€™m Not Obsessed:Â Â Speaking of Eva Longoria, her Harsh Times premiere
Gossip or Truth:Â Â Maya Rudolph versus the bedbugs
Yeeeah:Â Â Scarlett Johansson is so right
Glitterati Gossip:Â Â Matthew McConaughey likes the brunettes
Hollywood Tuna:Â What was Scarlett Johansson thinking in this awful dress?
Posted by Allison as Career Moves at 9:42 AM EDT on Nov, 06 2006
Neil Patrick Harris has finally confirmed that he is happy, and gay.Â The How I Met Your Mother actor confirmed that he is gay to People magazine Friday.Â Interestingly, Harris’ publicist had just issued a statement two days prior stating that the actor was “not of that persuasion.”Â Maybe someone should tell his publicist….
Both statements came directly after a Canada.com news report stating that Harris had helped “longtime sweetheart” David Burtka land a role on his CBS sitcom.
“The public eye has always been kind to me and until recently I have been able to live a pretty normal life,” Harris told People.
“[I] am quite proud to say that I am a very content gay man living my life to the fullest and feel most fortunate to be working with wonderful people in the business I love,” he went on to say.
Hilariously, it looks like People is being used as a coming-out venue, as Neil becomes the third big name this year to launch the out-of-the-closet interview.Â First we had former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass followed by Grey’s Anatomy T.R. Knight who came out last month.Â Wow, I need to come out in the next People issue!
Harris had more for the public and continued on, saying, “Rather than ignore those who choose to publish their opinions without actually talking to me, I am happy to dispel any rumors or misconceptions.”Â
Who knew thatÂ Doogie Howser, M.D. would grow up & become so mature & open?
Madonna has some more words for us regarding her adoption ofÂ 1-year-old Malawian David Banda.Â Basically Madonna says the mediaÂ fueled the debate on the southeast African adoption and made theÂ whole thing seem more important that it was.Â Here is Madonna now.
“But when you throw in things like I’m a celebrity and I somehow got special treatment, or make the implication of kidnapping, it gets mixed into a stew, and it sells lots of papers,”Â Madonna told Time magazine.
“What they should care about is that there are over a million orphans in Malawi,” she went on to say.
“There’s a lot of Brits — reporters on the street — who’ve said ‘Why don’t you adopt a kid from Britain?’ Or ‘Why did you adopt a black child?”‘ the queen of pop stated.
Madonna revealed to Time that she has not worked harder for anything in her life than the adoption of David Banda.Â So that’s why her tours are sucking lately…
Posted by Allison as Breakups & Goodbyes at 9:16 AM EDT on Nov, 06 2006
64-year-old McCartney & 38-year-old Mills announced their separation in May and began the long road of divorce proceedings in July; the couple have a 3-year-old daughter Beatrice.
“There are certain things in life that are personal, and I think a relationship with a partner is intensely personal, and I prefer to keep it that way,” McCartneyÂ revealed toÂ British Broadcasting Corp. in an interview this weekend.
“When you are going through difficulties, I think the thing to do for the sake of all the people concerned is to keep a certain dignity and remember that it is a private affair, and that way, you will probably get through it better,” Paul went on to say.
McCartney said keeping details of the divorce private would “put less noses out of joint, and I think it is a more dignified way to go about it.”
“Life goes on, I do not hold grudges against anyone, I don’t blame anyone for the sadnesses that have happened to me. I am sad about them because it would stupid to be otherwise.”
“I think life goes on, and it is what you make of it, so I am pretty optimistic.”Â Well, it sounds like Paul has the makings on a pretty good ballad…..
Posted by Allison as Pregnant Celebrities at 9:04 AM EDT on Nov, 06 2006
Scientologists Beck & Marissa Ribisi are expecting their second childÂ together this April.Â The couple married in April 2004 shortly before Marissa gave birth to their first child Cosimo Henri in May.
An interesting little tidbit:Â Marissa and her twin brother Giovanni Ribisi were both delivered by Bibbe Hansen, Beck’s mother.Â Those Scientologists, they just like to keep it in the family…
The Ridley Scott-directed movie also starsÂ Denzel Washington & Russell Crowe and is set in 1970’s Harlem, New York.Â This gangsta role will be a refreshing change for Cuba who has been playing soft-hearted roles as of late.Â You know, he looks more like a hoe-beating pimp rather than a gun-toting player.
What do you think?
The actress visited New Delhi this weekend and is pictured listeningÂ to Sikh children playing religious music at theÂ Khalsa Diwan Welfare Society (KDWS).Â The KDWS is an organization run by & for Afghan refugees.
When questioned about her experience in New Delhi, Jolie stated,Â “The refugee families … are remarkable, courageous people.”
Posted by Allison as Breakups & Goodbyes at 6:58 AM EDT on Nov, 06 2006
41-year-old comedian Chris Rock has started on his own divorce proceedings from his wife of 10 years, Malaak Compton-Rock.Â Sources state that the comedian has hired a highfalutin divorce attorney to do the dirty job.
Chris & Malaak married in 1996 and have two daughters,Â 4-year-old Lola & 2-year-lld Zahra.Â Â Malaak is the founder & executive directorÂ of StyleWorks, a not-for-profit salonÂ that provides free services for womenÂ quitting welfare and joining the workforce.Â So, a stylist gone charitable.
When contacted Rock’s rep only stated, “I cannot comment at this time.”
The newly single Moakler did her divorce up right at the FIX restaurant located in theÂ Bellagio Hotel & Casino Resort in Las Vegas.Â Well, it looks like this marriage is said & done for.Â Wonder what’s up next for Shanna, as we already know Travis has been a busy boy already with Paris Hilton.Â But really, who hasn’t been a busy boy with Paris?
Posted by Allison as Breakups & Goodbyes at 9:41 AM EDT on Nov, 03 2006
Meet the Barkers Shanna Moakler is throwing herself a divorce party today at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.Â Moakler & Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker separated in August and have been battling the divorce front ever since.
Barker was forwarded the divorce party invitation and left a rather nasty little message on his MySpace page.
“SOMEBODY SENT A MESSAGE AND A FLYER WAS ATTATCHED (I POSTED IT BELOW). SHANNA IS HAVING A DIVORCE PARTY FOR HERSELF IN CELEBRATION OF OUR FAILED MARRIAGE APPARENTLYâ€¦.. THIS IS THE SAME WIFE THAT EMAILED ME TO TELL ME SHE WOULD BE SLEEPING WITH HER NEW BOYFRIEND IN MY BED THE DAY OF OUR ANNIVERSARY 2 DAYS AGO SO THIS DOESNâ€™T COME AS A SHOCK. AND THE SAME PERSON WHO IS MAKING â€œI LOVE SHANNAâ€ SHIRTS FOR PEOPLE TO BUY, IN SUPPORT OF ALL THIS AND PLAYING THE VICTIM, IT SADDENS ME PEOPLE AND EVEN BRINGS ON THE URGE TO PUKE, HOPE IT DOES YOU AS WELL. IM GONNA SAY A LONG PRAYER FOR HER, SHE NEEDS IT. THERE ISNâ€™T A PART OF SHANNA AND I AND THE FACT OUR MARRIAGE FAILED THAT I COULD BE CELEBRATING OR HAPPY ABOUT EVEN AFTER ALL OF THIS TIME IT WAS OUR FAMILYâ€¦IT WAS ALL WE HADâ€¦â€¦I MEAN A PARTY??? WHAT DOESNâ€™T KILL ME MAKES ME STRONGER:) GOODNIGHT AND MAY THE FORCE BE WITH Uâ€¦.STAR WARS IS ON AND THIS IS NOW IN THE PAST. HOPE SHANNAâ€™S PARTY IS EVERYTHING SHE COULD HOPE 4.”
Hmmm, those are someÂ strong words for a gentleman who was seen making out with Paris HiltonÂ at the Playboy Halloween party (see picture)Â just yards away from Shanna.Â
Who would have thunk it that Travis Barker would be lecturing on the sensitivities of matters of the heart.
Posted by Allison as Celebrific Sighting Pictures at 8:32 AM EDT on Nov, 02 2006
OK, now really, do we need a reason to show a picture of CSI‘s Sofia Milos in a wife-beater?Â I think not.
The Latin beauty was spotted Wednesday at Christo’s Fifth Ave. in NYC.Â All I can say is that the woman makes even a wife-beater look good.Â Damn her.
Posted by Allison as Awards & Accolades at 8:28 AM EDT on Nov, 02 2006
Everyone gathered around Ricky on Wednesday to toast the man that was named 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year, notice the award didn’t includeÂ the titleÂ ‘Best Singer’.
TheÂ big partyÂ tookÂ place in New York City’s Sheraton Hotel last night.Â J Lo is looking quite lovely in a little red number, while Marc Anthony is looking as ugly as usual.Â Ricky, on the other hand, is looking just as jovial as heÂ alwaysÂ does.Â Congrats to theÂ 2006 Latin Recording Academy Person of The Year!
The financial blow will be forÂ 30-year-old Witherspoon who surpassed Julia Roberts earlier this year as the highest paid actress in Hollywood.Â Reese makes aboutÂ $29 million a movie, while 32-year-old Ryan makes aÂ piddly $2.5 million per film.
Ryan will be reaping the benefits as under California law, withoutÂ your safety-netÂ prenup, earningsÂ are divided up 50/50.Â Ouch!Â But then again, with all this talk of Ryan’s infidelity, maybe Reese will be able to screw him nonetheless, ’cause it looks like he’s done his fair share of screwing this year.
Posted by Allison as Breakups & Goodbyes at 12:00 PM EDT on Nov, 01 2006
Poor Reese Witherspoon, she looks so deflated, unhappy & angry all at the same time in these new Flags of Our Fathers premiere pictures.Â The news of Witherspoon & Phillippe separating after seven years of marriage has everyone talking about why.
With all these rumors circulating about Ryan cheating on the Southern star, no wonder the kid has her chin down.Â Poor Reese, chin up.
Back in 2004, Reese gave some insight into her & Phillippe’s relationship, “We’re still trying to figure out the mystery of marriage.”
“It isn’t one happy joy-ride, and I so admire couples who’ve been together forever. Ryan and I were practically babies when we met, and then we were having babies. But we’ve matured a lot. I’ve become less judgmental and more understanding. He helps me find the good in people and the best parts of myself, and we’ve really discovered balance.”
And now they’ve discovered divorce.Â One more down the drain.
Celebitchy:Â Â Did Angelina Jolie stiff a Cambodian charity?
Bastardly:Â Â Tiffany Lang body paint- hot?
Perez Hilton:Â Â Pamela Anderson is not wearing well
Iâ€™m Not Obsessed:Â Â Build your own celebrity
Gossip or Truth:Â Â Why, oh, why did Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe split?
Yeeeah:Â Â Paris & Shanna play nice
Glitterati Gossip:Â Â Celeb zodiacs
Hollywood Tuna:Â Â Jessica Simpson, not reliably hot
Posted by Allison as Career Moves at 8:00 AM EDT on Nov, 01 2006
Jessica Simpson is getting all packed up & heading forÂ the Tennessee hills.Â Simpson will be joining Dolly Parton at the country singer’s theme park, Dollywood.Â The two blondes are set to make a special appearance together at theÂ park & even perform side by side.
Dolly reveals, “Jessica is going to come up to Dollywood, and we’re going to do something real soon.”
Parton feels that many folks overlook Jessica’s talent, “All they see is this great-looking blonde girl, but she’s got a great voice – and the heartache and pain to throw into songs.”
It looks like Dolly’s just trying to back a girl up.
Posted by Allison as Celebrific Sighting Pictures at 12:00 PM EDT on Oct, 31 2006
Pete & Kate were spotted sporting some indignant looks & Halloween garb as they attended an unknown shindig.Â The two are rumored to be getting married sometime in the very near future & are threatening the public with the prospect ofÂ offspring, a prospect that makes every warm-blooded person very, very afraid.