Archive for the 'celebrity' Category

08
Jan
08

‘October Road’ Actress Hopes to Change Views on Plus-sized Women

Rebecca FieldIn an industry ruled by an obsession with the coveted size zero, the full-figured Rebecca Field is a welcome addition as a regular on October Road.  The actress plays plump barmaid Janet “The Planet” Meadows in the ABC series now on its second season.

In real life, Field has had her own experience tending bar at the Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox, Massachusetts.  More importantly however, she recently took on the responsibility of spokesperson for a timely health cause that is also made evident by her role in October Road.

In the fall of 2007, Field signed on as spokeswoman for the non-profit group, Multi-service Eating Disorders Association or MEDA.  The outfit endeavors to educate, prevent and help treat eating disorders, something the actress considers especially relevant.

“Based on my own body image my whole life and with my role on October Road, it’s so relatable to so many women in America,” the actress declared.  “It’s all about insecurity.  My weight has always fluctuated up and down.  I’ve never officially been diagnosed with an eating disorder, but I certainly have a funky relationship with food.  I was a yo-yo dieter in college.  And when I’m feeling bummed, I go to my chocolate cookie stash.”

“Hollywood is the worst,” Field added.  “It’s, ‘I have to have these clothes and weigh this much.’  It’s become crazy.  I’ve really worked on loving myself regardless of weight.”

“In real life beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and the same should be true on television,” Field said in MEDA’s official site.  “It’s so important to accept and appreciate our bodies and work to keep them healthy.  It’s not about size or a number on the scale.  Slowly, but surely, we can change the way women are viewed, on and off screen.”

Her real life experience both as a member of the female species and as an actress in Hollywood has some semblance of similarity with her character’s own reality in October Road.  The overweight Janet normally becomes just one of the guys, all of whom have their own respective sexy and skinny significant others.

Recently however, Field’s October Road alter ego gave plus-sized women reason to celebrate when Janet embarked on a semi-secret affair with one of the show’s resident heartthrobs, Eddie Latekka, played by Geoff Stults.

“You are showing all the people that you don’t have to be a size two to get a hottie,” a viewer wrote on Field’s MySpace page.  “You are a role model for all women.”

“I am glad that you represent women like me,” another one said.  “I would not date my husband because I thought he would be ashamed of me.  But we have been together for three years with an 8-month-old.”

Still another fan cheered: “As one big girl to another, you rock… You can be a big girl and still get the guy in the end.”

Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: MEDA, The Boston Globe
(Image Courtesy of ABC)

12
Dec
07

Deelishis in Smooth Magazine

26
Nov
07

Is Tyra uncomfortable about her fake hair?

The Times of India is reporting that

The supermodel is said to be very ‘insecure’ about her hair and refuses to spend the night with men, because she doesn’t want to remove her long fake locks in bed.

A source said, “Tyra is a confident woman for the most part, but she is really insecure about her hair.  She doesn’t want any guy to see her without her wigs or hair extensions.  Tyra feels like guys are with her for her image that they see on TV and in magazines.  If one wakes up without her glamorous hair, she’s worried he may not call back!””

Why is the Times of India interested in this?  LOL  American Gossip rules the world

31
Oct
07

Nia Long: The Classic Girl Next Door

Actress, mother, sex symbol…men love Nia Long.  Do you have love for Nia?  Tell me why?

nia long

29
Oct
07

Larissa aka “Bootz” in Smooth

What do ya’ll think? This really makes me think of old school black male magazines…not in a good way.  Flavor of Love 2…Fabolous video…You go girl.

larissa

20
Oct
07

Bobbi Kristina getting her sexy on

I’m sure Bobby Brown is not feeling these pics.  These photos are old, but I wasn’t aware of them.  Bobbi Kristina was looking a lil rough back in the day.  Looks like she’s dropped the weight and is feeling “fast”…as in “fast tail lil girl” (as my grandma used to say).

bobbi

bobbi kristina

19
Oct
07

Fantasia in a Bikini…I don’t like

I like Fantasia but I don’t think this is a good look.  She doesn’t look horrible, but I would have chose a one piece.  maybe a 2 piece with a sarong even.  This must be an old photo.  Bossip has the rest of the pics.

fantasia bikini