Stars in the public eye are microscopically picked apart. Every ounce of fat shows. When the director says "It's a wrap," it really means a big ol' sandwich is just around the corner.
When photos of a bloated Tobey Maguire first hit the Internet last spring, people were shocked at how quickly the star had gone from looking like Spider-Man to Wider-Man. But without that pressurized retinue of on-set trainers, macrobiotic chefs and PA's bearing an endless supply of non-fat lattes, celebrities are often only too happy to let it all hang out. Some wind their way back to another fat paycheck: others get stuck in the chips, soda and cookies aisle and hear only, 'Fat Chance!'
As of November, Tobey Maguire was back in bussiness on the set of 'Spider-Man 3,' ready to take on sandman (Thomas Haden Church) and Venom (Topher Grace) rather than the morre fearsome Krispy Kreme.
His last couple of movies, 'Be Cool' and 'The Punisher', were big fat duds. But actor and globetrotting pilotJohn Travolta is still happily riding the 'Pulp Fiction' gravy train for all it's worth. Maybe John's next movie will be 'Plump Fiction.'
Once upon a time, Janet was the good-looking Jackson. But after a nude sunbathing video made the internet rounds, people began to wonder if Justin Timberlake could even find that nipple ring now.
He lost it for 'Castaway' and will look dapper in this summer's eagerly anticipated 'Da Vinci Code.' But in-between gigs, Tom Hanks has a fondness for VIP restaurant seating rather than volleyballs.
Country superstar Wynonna Judd has sold millions of records, but nothing was more heartbreaking than the unvarnished weight of her confessions in the fall 2005 memoir 'Coming Home to Myself.'
For now, Jennifer Aniston still looks like her 'Friends' character of Rachel. But as former 'All in the Family' star Sally Struthers would be the first to tell her, just wait about 20 years.