American actress Christina Hendricks is still furious about the comments critics made regarding her voluptuous figure at the 2010 Golden Globes. Hendricks, 35, became the centre of controversy after she wore a figure-hugging ball gown on the red carpet at the annual awards ceremony in January (10). And when a writer for the New York [...] Continue reading Christina Hendricks still fuming over critics’ overweight comments
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Nicola Bleakley was overweight in her teens. At the age of 28 she was weighing much more than what a teenager of her age should weigh. She didn’t have a control over diet at that time and went to bed very day with a bag of chips, some fizzy drinks and chocolates.
Now after much effort [...] Continue reading Nicola Bleakley: Christine Helped me Lose my Overweight
Net saris are a rage at parties and weddings this season but don’t go for it if you are short and fat, advise designers. If you still want to risk flaunting your flab, go for dark colours, satin petticoats and a lot of motif.
“Net saris look fabulous on women with well-toned bodies, long torsos. Such [...] Continue reading Overweight and dig net saris? Here’s what to do
Howard Stern's comments about the "Precious" star were distasteful, but he was also right.
BY KEVIN BROCCOLI
Earlier this week Howard Stern got into quite a bit of trouble for saying on air that Gabourey Sidibe, the Oscar-nominated star of "Precious," will never work again. I think it was distasteful (if typical) that he made comments about her weight. That said, I think he was absolutely right.
This girl has peaked.
Not because she's not talented, but because she's an overweight African-American girl in Hollywood. I think we all know the odds there. E! Online mentioned that Sidibe is already working on a Showtime drama starring Laura Linney, but if anyone's wondering when her next big movie role is, I think you're going to be waiting for a long time.
People are attacking Stern for his comments, but they're not bringing up the elephant in the room — the truth. Normally, when a woman is nominated for best lead actress for her film debut, she's stepping over offers left and right.
It's become a sad tradition that African-American Academy Award winners tend to fade out of sight once they win. Yes, there are exceptions (Denzel Washington comes to mind), but think of all the stars who received a nomination or award and then never made it back to the red carpet.
Halle Berry hasn't been able to match her "Monster's Ball" acclaim. Jennifer Hudson settled for small roles in "Sex and the City" and "The Secret Life of Bees." Forrest Whitaker turned in a revelatory performance in "The Last King of Scotland" and then did a guest spot on "ER" (for 6 episodes).
It's not uncommon for people to go into professional paralysis after receiving such a high honor. All of the people I just listed took a few steps back in their careers after the Oscars, but Sidibe's career doesn't seem to be going anywhere at all.
This is because on top of being a minority actress in Hollywood, she's also overweight. Like it or not, nobody's tripping over themselves to write movies for overweight African-American girls.
I give Howard Stern credit for at least pointing out that it's ridiculous to have a bunch of celebrities who weigh 8 pounds stand onstage at the Oscars and say Sidibe has a long, A-list career ahead of her.
I'd still like to see Hollywood prove him wrong.