Today in smart decisions that actors make, Matthew McConaughey, long known for going big or going home (to play shirtless bongos) lost close to 50 damn pounds to play a dying AIDS patient in his new film Dallas Buyers Club. Weight wasn't the only thing McConaughey lost β€” apparently his vision started to go out, too.

Matthew immediately consulted doctors, β€œwho confirmed that when you starve yourself you begin to lose your vision.” Thankfully, it wasn’t permanent, the insider tells In Touch. β€œThey monitored him, and things are back to normal now.”

It's not surprising considering the amount of stress extreme weight loss puts on your body β€” plus, what could he have weighed to begin with? He's not exactly large and in charge to begin with β€” I'm guessing he began at a buck fifty at most. THAT'S JUST A GUESS, I'M NOT ACTUALLY A SCALE. Anyway, pass that around as fact, and let's hope he finally got to indulge in some of those hamburgers he described so graphically. [In Touch]


Mariah Carey is leaving American Idol because it's a sinking ship and also because she's launching a world tour.

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Hell yeah! Dream lover, come rescue me. [Perez Hilton]


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Bon Jovi reduced ticket prices in Spain because of the financial crisis and also because he's awesome.

"We did a study and we saw that due to the economic situation Spain wasn't going to be on the roadmap. But I didn't want to leave out fans from a country I love that has treated me well for 30 years," he said.

He's so great. Unrelated, but one of my college roommates cross-stitched the chorus of I'll Be There For You onto a pillow for her boyfriend and a week later he broke up with her. What an idiot. [NY Daily News]

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Michael and Dina Lohan eat hamburgers together, for Lindsay's sake. [Perez]

Zachary Quinto and a pug eat ice cream together, for our sake. [Buzzfeed]

LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian (still not totally sure who this is) are making a reality TV show based on "their reality". It's gonna be nucking futs because there's no gravity in their reality and all animals can talk. I can't wait! [People]

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New Kardashinan Klan photo sesh β€” no Kanyes allowed. [Perez]

Vince Gilligan says a Saul Goodman spin-off from Breaking Bad is "indeed worth doing." Seconded! Better call Saul! [Splitsider]

Ben Affleck is now a doctor β€” bet you didn't see that coming! [CBS]

Neil Patrick Harris is gonna host the Emmy Awards. I'd like to officially request that he do the whole thing in song as Dr. Horrible. [LA Times]

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Adding his name to a list of everybody, Lance Bass is scared for Amanda Bynes. [People]

Kristen Bell and Dax Shephard shepherded Lincoln Bell Shepard on a wonderBELL stroll. I don't think that worked. [People]

Unrelated but also related: Has anyone ever been to the Magic Castle in Los Angeles? I just moved here and I'm dying to go. SORCERY! [Abracadabra, bitches]

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Um, I'm pretty sure we all need to adopt this dog. WORK THAT HEAD TILT, GIRL. [Independent Labrador Retriever Rescue of Socal]