Thin is in, or so it is said in Hollywood. Take a look at some of the most drastic transformation from fat cat to zowie wowie.
Not so long ago, TV talk show hosts such as Jenny Jones and Ricki Lake were the doyennes of the makeover beat. But in a new millennium twist that not even trusty old Nostradamus predicted, reality TV and celebrities have now largely edged Joe and Joan Blo out of the before-and-after picture. And thanks, in the latter case, to friends in high product placement places, these celebs can anchor their personal betterments around the holy grail of any celebrity crash diet: the freebie.
True to form, Anna Nicole Smith's 2005 miracle diet combined something old (colon cleanser) with something new (TrimSpa). She soon returns to the Supreme Court to hopefully feast on Grandpa.
When male rappers can't stop rhapsodizing about big booties in small thongs, getting rid of all that junk in the trunk -- as Missy Elliot has -- ranks as nothing less than an act of political defiance.
Christina Ricci may be the darling of the indie set for films like 'The Opposite of Sex,' but when she first admitted her anorexia, she revealed that she took pointers from a Tracey Gold Lifetime movie.
As NBC 'Today Show' weatherman Al Roker follows in Chris Rock's footsteps with the fall 2006 biographical sitcom 'Meet the Rokers,' the big question is how funny will the stomach stapling episode be?
Next to 'King Kong' director Peter Jackson, no male looked more shockingly different after 2005 weight loss than jumping Jack Osbourne. It's a pretty safe bet Ozzie has mistaken him for an intruder.
As 'Fat Actress' tumbled onto DVD, Kirstie Alley miraculously dropped the weight and now blogs enthusiastically on the Jenny Craig site. Smells like one big 1400 calorie, 40-minute daily workout hoax.
When your first name is short for carnival, and your weight loss is something of a freak show, it's almost the kind of poetic rhyme that belongs in a Beach Boys song. Tenative title: Food Vibrations.