ABC Family’s “Huge” may surprise you

As promised, I tuned into Monday night’s series premiere of “Huge.” And despite all my powers of positive thinking (It’s written by Winnie Holzman! It stars a Golden Globe-nominated actress! It couldn’t be worse than anything else aired on ABC Family!), I was skeptical. I mean, seriously? Overweight teenagers don’t feel ostracized enough? Now they… Continue Reading →

ABC Family premieres weight-loss comedy/drama “Huge” next week

ABC Family will surely be stirring up controversy next week (this is nothing new to the network; have you seen “The Secret Life of the American Teenager“?!) when it premieres the new comedy/drama “Huge” starring Hairspray‘s Nikki Blonsky. The show centers on Blonsky’s character, Willamena, a rebellious teen banished to weight-loss camp by her parents…. Continue Reading →

Special K uses thin models to promote dieting

Special K has come out with numerous television commercials promoting their Special K diet plan. Their latest ad features a modelesque woman sitting at the breakfast table, staring forlornly at her breakfast bowl. Then, she opens her cabinet and smiles at the array of Special K cereals at her disposal. In the opening scene of… Continue Reading →

Kardashians fall prey to Hollywood’s narrow standards of beauty

When the reality show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” debuted in 2007, I remember being very happy to see that Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian represented a curvier body type. Thanks to the Kardashian sisters, young women could finally be proud of having hips, breasts, and a butt. Unfortunately, Khloe Kardashian has been plagued by… Continue Reading →

Tori Spelling talks weight (again), blames swine flu

Man, remember when whether or not Donna Martin graduated was her biggest problem? (I’ve just aged myself, haven’t I?) Oft-criticized, suspiciously slender Beverly Hills 90210 alumna Tori Spelling is drawing attention to her famous frame once again in her new book, Uncharted TerriTORI. Tori is going on the record, blaming her dwindling weight on a… Continue Reading →