Skinny People's Poop May Hold the Disgusting Key to Weight Loss

"Are you obese? Have you tried everything to lose weight (black and white footage of a person accidentally springing a thighmaster into a flatscreen TV. TV falls down on top of person/ footage of person running in sweatbands and wristbands and kneebands and looking miserable/ footage of a heavy person forlornly… » 9/06/13 6:20pm 9/06/13 6:20pm

Strong Is Not 'The New Skinny' Because Women Don't Need a 'New Skinny'

Today's New York Post profiles a 24-year-old ex-dancer who traded intense cardio workouts and self-deprivation for intense resistance workouts and weight lifting, gaining 20 lbs of pure muscle meat in the process. She's never felt better, she says. She's happy with her body and she feels totally awesome. STRONG IS… » 8/15/13 6:00pm 8/15/13 6:00pm

San Francisco and New York Have the Nation's Skinniest Dudes

A new report from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington finds that in 2011, in a nation-wide study of counties, the lowest levels of obesity in men were found in San Francisco and New York. The New York Daily News crows, "Manhattan men nation's 2nd-skinniest." Meggings for… » 7/22/13 3:45pm 7/22/13 3:45pm

Vogue Asks How Many Pounds Anne Hathaway Lost by Playing a Dying 19th…

Anne Hathaway had to lose weight in order to play Fantine, the consumptive factory worker-turned-prostitute in Tom Hooper's forthcoming film adaptation of Les Misérables. Notice of her transformation has not escaped Vogue magazine, which profiles the actress for this month's cover story and asks all of the important… » 11/12/12 7:00pm 11/12/12 7:00pm

Losing Weight Won’t Fill the Emptiness Inside. Only Cake Can Do That.

Growing up, I spent a lot of time on diets. At first, it was just something I did to make my parents happy; I didn't really care too much, I had other shit to do—underwater headstands, amassing an enormous Garbage Pail Kids collection, reading about the color of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's eyes (Pacific Ocean… » 10/24/12 11:30am 10/24/12 11:30am

New Diet Pill to Provide New Ammunition in Battle Against Skinny…

For the last several decades, America's been experiencing an unprecedented looming health care crisis — naturally skinny Americans pumping the atmosphere full of dangerous levels of smugness in the form of concern trolling obese and overweight Americans. But now, thanks to the FDA's approval of a new weight loss drug,… » 6/28/12 6:40pm 6/28/12 6:40pm

Model Natalia Vodianova Explains it Is Better to be Skinny Than Fat,…

"Come on, guys, it's better to be skinny than to be fat!" So said 30-year-old model Natalia Vodianova as part of a panel discussion at the British Vogue Festival over the weekend. (This was after she was asked, "It's undeniable that models are very thin, expected to be very thin, and thinner than 99.9 percent of the… » 4/23/12 1:20pm 4/23/12 1:20pm

Dr. Oz Gives His Audience No Choice But to Admit They're Fat

Anyone who's ever watched Dr. Oz at work knows that he is a hack of the first order. He'll happily push whatever magical berry or miracle elixir will pay him, passing it off as essential to keep you from dying—or worse, getting fat. He's a women's magazine with a mouth. So we were not shocked when a tipster alerted us… » 2/01/12 10:20am 2/01/12 10:20am

Skinny Water Pulls Advertisement Telling You To Drop Some Pounds

After unveiling their latest advertisement claiming "Skinny Always Gets The Attention," Skinny Water has decided to pull the campaign because —drum roll please— someone wrote in and told them they should. » 10/15/11 12:05pm 10/15/11 12:05pm

Looking For More Attention? Drop Some Pounds

At least that's what Skinny Water is promising in their latest advertisement. The ad shows a woman facing a throng of cameramen snapping her picture, elegant earrings dropping to the top of the headline which says: "Skinny Always Gets the Attention." Take a look: » 10/14/11 2:20pm 10/14/11 2:20pm

Karaoke Club Seeks 'Fragile' Hostesses

A Los Angeles karaoke club is looking for a few good hostesses, but they must be both "EXTRA THIN" and "fragile." Read on for the full — and fully upsetting — Craigslist posting. » 10/03/11 4:15pm 10/03/11 4:15pm

Too Fat For The Roller Coaster

In Diana Spechler's new novel Skinny, twenty-seven-year-old Gray Lachmann has been compulsively binge-eating since her father's death a year ago. A series of events, including her desperation to stop eating and gaining weight, leads her to take a summer job at a weight-loss camp. In the following excerpt, she is… » 4/25/11 2:50pm 4/25/11 2:50pm

Joan Collins Terrified Of Hollywood's Skinny Obsession

She adds: "I remember slimming down for a film when I was in my 40s, [subsisting] on 850 calories a day. Anyone can do it, but why should they? Life is too short and food is too good." » 11/15/10 11:20am 11/15/10 11:20am

Is Bigger Better? Wrong Question

Having caught wind of the Marie Claire controversy, a sorta lousy USA Today story asks, "Is bigger better?" People! That is not the question we should be asking. » 11/09/10 1:50pm 11/09/10 1:50pm

Beth Ditto Has A Message For People Who Think Thinner Is Better

In an interview with TV host Ferne Cotton, Beth Ditto said that she finds it "tiring" to defend her weight all the time. » 9/23/10 1:43pm 9/23/10 1:43pm

I Used To Be A Skinny Person

I used to be really, really thin. People were always telling me I was so thin. Like a compliment. And I brushed it off and even pretended to be a little offended, because "thin" shouldn't mean "pretty." » 6/28/10 6:00pm 6/28/10 6:00pm

Gwyneth's Diet Is More Famous Than She Is

Gwyneth Paltrow recently revealed she has the bone-thinning condition osteopenia — but when did her health become the most interesting thing about her? » 6/28/10 5:20pm 6/28/10 5:20pm

Perez Pulls Pro-Ana Shirts

Perez Hilton says he didn't know "Nothing Tastes As Good As Skinny Feels" was a pro-ana slogan, and that he's pulled the shirts because he "didn't want to encourage anyone to possibly be anorexic." Baby steps, we guess. [CocoPerez] » 6/01/10 3:40pm 6/01/10 3:40pm

Perez Hilton Hawks Pro-Ana Shirt

Given Perez Hilton's track record of offensiveness, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that he's promoting pro-ana merchandise. Maybe a little more surprising: channeling Kate Moss. » 5/26/10 11:00am 5/26/10 11:00am