Friday, July 23, 2004

Thanks to Michele S., who forwarded me this delightful bit of news, knowing of my obsession with overweight celebrities:

"Kirstie Alley starring in TV comedy 'Fat Actress'

LOS ANGELES - Kirstie Alley will take on tabloids, Hollywood and herself in Showtime's "Fat Actress," a reality-comedy series about the life of an overweight celebrity.

Alley proposed the series to the cable channel as a "send-up of her own image as well as Hollywood's obsession with weight and beauty," said Robert Greenblatt, entertainment president for Showtime Networks Inc.

The actress, heavier than when she starred in "Cheers" and "Veronica's Closet" and films including "Look Who's Talking," has been the subject of unflattering photos in supermarket tabloids."--ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wow. Does this mean Terri R. has to get Showtime so I can watch this at her place? Since her fave writer Jonathan Ames is going to have a new Showtime series as well, I think the answer is YES.

Oooh, speaking of Terri R. she just came rushing into Felt Up headquarters clutching a copy of the Dallas Morning News, which has an article in its Overnight section titled "Kirstie At Large," about, yes, the Showtime Kirstie Alley show. Good to know we are literally all on the same page. THIS article mentions that she brought two dozen Krispy Kreme donuts to the press conference "to make her point" about being ready to make fun of her fatness. She also wolfed down "an oversized plate of spaghetti" and asked "Is there any more butter?" afterwards. KUDOS, milady, kudos! And special deluxe kudos to Terri R., too. Now get that Showtime, dammit. PRONTO.

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