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'My 600-lb Life' Star L.B. Bonner Found Dead in a Ditch w/ Gunshot Wound

8/3/2018 12:04 PM PDT
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L.B. Bonner -- who appeared on "My 600-lb Life" and ultimately dropped over 300 pounds -- was found dead in a ditch with a gunshot wound ... TMZ has learned.

Police were making a welfare check Thursday night when they found him in a park in Lexington, South Carolina ... this according to a police report obtained by TMZ. The circumstances surrounding his death are now under investigation. 

L.B. appeared in last season's "My 600-lb Life" that documented his incredible weight-loss journey. He started at 642 pounds and trimmed off a whopping 316 pounds, but kept shedding the weight even after filming the show. 

L.B. had posted a cryptic message Thursday night on Facebook saying, "I just want to say thank you to everyone who has shown me love and support throughout my journey...I've realized a few things over the last few days and its time that, I face my demons head on."

He went on to say, "No matter what you change or the efforts you put forth in life, sometimes you just have to take it on the chin and deal with things your own way...Again, thank y'all so much... Please don't ever let people you care about not know how you feel."

Cops have not yet officially ruled Bonner's death a suicide, but tell us they're not looking for any other persons of interest in the case.

L.B. was 30. 

Christian Bale Human Yo-Yo's Super Slim Again

7/20/2018 7:26 AM PDT

Christian Bale's ditched any vestige of Dick Cheney from his life, and by that we mean roughly 100 lbs ... in just a matter of months.

CB and his fam -- like most of the world, it seems -- are on vacay in Italy and, during a Friday morning stroll, he looked incredibly thin. Incredible because 7 months ago he was way more bulked up for his role as the ex-veep.

This is kinda his thing -- Christian typically yo-yos like nobody's business for his roles. He got up to about 228 pounds for "American Hustle" ... and everyone remembers how scarily thin he was for "The Machinist." He shed almost 70 lbs for that one!

Looks like he's back to fighting weight now and, just as importantly, all his hair's back!

Abby Lee Miller I'm Feeling Lighter For My Early Prison Release

1/22/2018 7:02 AM PST

What a load off Abby Lee Miller -- she's reportedly getting out of federal prison next month, and she'll be way lighter when she does it.

Abby posted a pic of herself and some friends -- looks like they were visiting her at the federal pen in Victorville, CA -- and her weight loss is obvious in the shot. There are reports she's lost about 100 pounds since entering prison in July.

You'll recall, she'd had gastric bypass surgery in April.

Abby's reportedly getting out on Feb. 20, and will immediately report to halfway house in Los Angeles. She says the dates aren't set yet, but says she's been a model citizen in prison, and she's looking forward to her new life on the outside. Prison officials tell us ... as of now, Abby is still scheduled to be released on June 21.

MMA Star Gabi Garcia 'I Almost Died' Cutting Weight ... Had to Stop

1/4/2018 12:16 PM PST
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Gabi Garcia says she's got a damn good reason for missing weight in Japan ... she literally could've killed herself if she kept droppin' sweat.

"I decide not cut weight because I feeling like I almost died," said Gabi -- who insists she did NOT miss weight by 27 pounds, but rather 17.

The Brazilian MMA star told TMZ Sports about the scary events leading up to her weigh-in debacle ... saying her vision went dark once she started shedding pounds, which told her it was time to call it quits.

In a social media post, Garcia also said she suffered from gnarly headaches and bloody noses anytime she trained.

Still, Gabi feels terrible for having to scrap her fight with Shinobu Kandori ... and told us she's gonna learn from this and come back stronger.

"I accept this fight. It's my fault."

Christian Bale I've Gone Full Dick Cheney That's How the Neck Rolls

12/21/2017 7:10 AM PST

Christian Bale was barely recognizable wheeling his luggage at LAX after putting on more than several pounds for his role as Dick Cheney.

Bale is a master at transformations. He went to the other extreme for his role in the 2004 flick, "The Machinist," dropping 60 lbs. He's definitely put the same effort into his lead role as the former VP, although tipping the other side of the scale. 

Our photog was hilarious ... clearly confusing art for life as he barked tax reform questions at the actor.

BTW ... the flick's called "Backseat" and comes out next year.

Joe Giudice G.E.D. & 45 lbs. Slimmer In Prison!!!

10/15/2017 1:00 AM PDT
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Joe Giudice is following his wife Teresa's lead when it comes to keeping busy in prison ... he's dropping lbs and changing his life ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Joe's lost 45 pounds since he began serving his sentence 18 months ago for bankruptcy fraud. He's been working out nonstop and his diet has changed dramatically.

He's also flexing his brain muscles by getting his GED. His syllabus includes the basics ... English, math, science and social studies.

You'll recall, Teresa also slimmed down during her 11-month stint behind bars. Joe got more time ...  41 months, so he's barely at the halfway mark. If things keep going the way they are he'll be barely recognizable when he's finally out.

Prison ... it does a body good.

Beyonce Back In Formation 4 Months After Twins' Birth

10/12/2017 7:04 AM PDT

Beyonce gave birth to twins Rumi and Sir only four months ago but you can't tell ... from any angle.

Bey's been sharing pics of her post-twins bod on Instagram, ever since the kiddos were born, but this latest batch of her in a corset is the first time she's shown off her midriff ... a good midriff we might add.

She's definitely lost her pregnancy lbs, but got to hand it to Bey ... she's still keepin' that booty poppin' ... almost too poppin'.

Hail to the queen.

Paige VanZant Topless & Drained Candid Weight-Cutting Pics

10/11/2017 1:29 PM PDT
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Paige VanZant says she'll NEVER drop down to fight at 115 lbs ever again -- and says these pics prove just how brutal the weight cut can be.

The UFC star has previously told Ariel Helwani about how she was "killing" herself to make weight for her last few fights -- and claimed she even passed out in her bathroom during the process. 

The bathroom photo she posted on Wednesday appears to be from the incident she referenced on the show. She also posted a pre-fight bikini pic where she looks emaciated. 

"Never again. 125 is my division! I will take over," Paige commented. 

VanZant says weight cutting has affected her overall health -- and has vowed not to go down that road ever again. 

The UFC has recently created a women's 125 pound division -- and Paige says her next fight will be at that weight ... a much healthier weight for her. 

Rob Kardashian I'm Gonna Lose the Weight And Get My Life Back

10/1/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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Rob Kardashian is hellbent on making a comeback following his breakup with Blac Chyna and what's motivating him this time is another gal ... his daughter, Dream.

If you recall ... Rob started to get back in shape and healthy again when he began dating Chyna, but it all went to hell when their breakup drama ignited. Rob spiraled back into another deep depression and gained back the weight he lost ... and then some. 

We're told he's determined to lose it and has already hired a nutritionist and started working out again. His goal is to get back to the "old Rob" and he's determined to do it on his own ... with no help from friends or family.

As we previously reported, Rob now has 50/50 custody of his daughter with Chyna, and he's forking over $20k a month in child support, despite being broke. His family is footing the bill ... for now.

We're told his friends and family are skeptical he can rebound without their help, but they do believe he loves Dream so much he might have a fighting chance.

Christian Bale It's Him ... We Promise

9/6/2017 9:02 AM PDT

Christian Bale ... is actually pictured here. Take it in. Believe it.

That really is Christian at the Telluride Film Festival where he's promoting one movie, but clearly packing on the pounds for his next one. He's playing former VP Dick Cheney for a biopic, and his transformation is in full swing.

Bale's famously gone through extreme weight changes -- for instance, "The Machinist" and his 'Batman' roles.

But if ya find yourself missing Christian at his fighting weight ... blame Dick. Cheney.

Rick Ross B.P.F. (Blowing Pounds Fast!)

6/27/2017 6:56 AM PDT

Rick Ross is almost unrecognizable ... save for his trademark beard and tats.

Da Boss was looking like a man in charge Monday at LAX as he flaunted a seriously slimmer physique. He was flanked by his entourage as he headed to security.

The rapper, who has reportedly lost around 100 pounds, credits CrossFit for his transformation. And in true Rozay fashion ... he dubbed the popular regimen as RossFit.

Props for not only sticking to it ... but for taking the healthy route.

Mariah Carey's Ex-Fiance Feeling the Blues

6/22/2017 7:09 AM PDT

Mariah Carey's ex-fiance is letting loose these days ... at least that's how he rolls on vacay.

James Packer was aboard his yacht in Tahiti Thursday ... and from the look of things, he's still reeling from his split with Mimi last October.

It was pretty nasty -- she burned her $250k wedding dress and demanded $50 mil claiming he uprooted her from her life in NYC and caused emotional distress after canceling the South American leg of her world tour.

Nothing like a tropical vacay to pound out the sorrow.

Eddie Lacy Gets Fat Bonus Check ... For Droppin' Weight

5/15/2017 11:53 AM PDT
Breaking News

Eddie Lacy's off-season diet plan is already paying off HUGE -- the NFL star just cashed a $55k bonus check from the Seattle Seahawks for hitting a major weight loss milestone.

EL's weight issues are no secret -- and when he signed his new deal with Seattle, the team tied $385k to specific weight loss targets ... since he reportedly blew up to 267 during the off-season. 

The first checkpoint was $55k if Eddie hit 255 by May 15. The good news -- he's 253.

Cha-ching.

The next goal is 250 lbs by June which he must maintain through August. Then he must stay at 245 through the season. Basically, he gets $55k for each month he hits the target weight.

Eddie's tried P90X in the past -- and the program famously slimmed him down into the low 240s.

The big issue for Lacy ... dude loves Chinese food -- LOVES IT.

We did some Yelping -- looks like there's a handful of Chinese joints right near the Hawks practice facility.

Stay strong, Eddie ...

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