I get a lot of press releases… no, a lot. Most of them are for weight-loss products, so that’s a delightful waste of time. Today I got one about a diet plan, so I deleted it, but the first paragraph was interesting. (The headline, clearly capitalizing on the fact that people seem to inexplicably care about Jon Gosselin, was “Jon Loses Kate And Packs On 8…Pounds.”)
While itâ€™s sad when a relationship comes to an end, it is not the time to turn to Ben & Jerryâ€™s, french fries and beer. Recently single celebrity dads including Jon Gosselin, Kevin Federline and Brendan Frasier have been turning heads lately for their slightly rounder figures.
Have they been? All I’ve seen lately is Jessica Simpson and her 10 pound weight loss that supposedly means “her sexy body is back.” Just so I’m clear on the math here, plus 10 pounds: not sexy. Minus 10 pounds: SEXY. Charming. Apparently the article is even worse:
Here’s how it starts: “Until recently, it seemed you couldn’t have a strawberry festival or a chili cook-off without Jessica Simpson showing up to take the stageâ€¦” Sources say that Jess has “already peeled off” 10 pounds in ten days. And the story is called her “revenge bikini diet.” The mag says “She doesn’t want to be an even larger target” and “she doesn’t want to play the role of pitiful plump punchline any longer.”
Eyeroll. Also making me roll my eyes: someone is going to pay Kevin Federline $2.5 million to endorse a diet pill. I guess gaining weight can be a smart move sometimes, if you’re famous.
Posted by mo pie