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People Magazine asks…are Celebrity too Skinny?

People Magazine asks a very important question with their story “Are Celebrities Too Skinny?” All I can say, is it’s about time that someone in the media calls attention to the way too skinny epidemic that seems to have taken hold of the females in our society…and the celebs are no exception as this story shows.

Being too thin is:

1. Not attractive.

2. Not healthy. Your body needs protein and vital minerals and nutrients in order to function properly. When you don’t have a balanced diet…your body will suffer. Period.

3. For these reasons….it’s just not Cool!

Dr. Francis R. Palmer, III Beverly Hills Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon

Star Bodies: Too Thin? Kate Bosworth, Nicole Richie and others are making headlines for their startling appearances. Tell us, are they too thin? By Julia Wang

Star Bodies: Too Thin? | Kate Bosworth

CREDIT: LIONEL HAHN / ABACA; MLM / FAME
Published FRIDAY SEP 22, 2006 6:00AM EST

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KATE BOSWORTH

THEN: Bosworth (left, in 2003), who has always maintained she’s “naturally small,” once worked out five hours a day to pack on close to 20 lbs. of muscle for her surfer girl role in Blue Crush.NOW: She recently turned heads at New York’s Fashion Week +�G��G�� not for her style, but for her startling frail look. An insider who saw the 23-year-old actress told PEOPLE, “She’s so small, it’s frightening.”

Kate Bosworth: Is She Too Thin? | Kate Bosworth

Bosworth on Sept. 14 Photo by: Gregory Pace / BEImages

Bosworth on Sept. 14 Photo by: Gregory Pace / BEImages

Kate Bosworth: Is She Too Thin?

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 07:45AM EST

When Kate Bosworth turned up at New York City’s Fashion Week recently, the star’s startling slim appearance concerned friends and onlookers.

Admittedly, the Superman Returns actress had been having a rough few weeks. First came her breakup with longtime boyfriend Orlando Bloom. Then came what she thought was an attack of allergies, but “I think it turned into a little sickness,” Bosworth told PEOPLE while sitting in the front row of the Sept. 14 Zac Posen show.

Still, some were concerned as the actress made the runway-show rounds and stopped in at the afterparties. “She’s so small, it’s frightening,” says one insider who saw her at Fashion Week.

Adds another attendee and well-placed Bosworth source, “She’s always been small, but now she is really, really skinny.”

One possible reason: With her recent split, “she’s emotionally and physically strained,” says the source.

The Thinness Debate

And although the 23-year-old actress’s rep declined to comment on her weight, Bosworth has spoken in the past about pressure to be thin.

“I think part of being an actress (is) that your body’s your tool,” she told Showbiz Tonight in July.

But since Bosworth hasn’t filmed anything in more than a year now, some are hoping she will take a closer look at herself. “Every time I saw her,” says the source, “I kept thinking, ‘Please eat something.’ ”

Star Bodies: Too Thin? | Nicole Richie

CREDIT: FERNANDO ALLENDE / CELEBRITY PHOTO; RAMEY
Published FRIDAY SEP 22, 2006 6:00AM EST

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NICOLE RICHIE

THEN: Richie (left, in 2004) told PEOPLE last year, “I gained weight in rehab [in 2003]. It’s been slowly coming off. I’ve actually never dieted.”NOW: Richie +�G��G�� who attributes her gaunt appearance to stress, not an eating disorder +�G��G�� recently admitted she “wouldn+�G��G��t mind gaining a few pounds.”

Star Bodies: Too Thin? | Keira Knightley

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Published FRIDAY SEP 22, 2006 6:00AM EST

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KEIRA KNIGHTLEY

THEN: Though Knightley (left, in 2004) has admitted she+�G��G��s not completely happy with her body, the actress told British Elle,: “I’m trying to go, ‘F+�G��G�� it!,’ and have bowls of pasta or whatever makes me happy.”NOW: Her gaunt look at the London premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest sparked rumors of an eating disorder. “I had no idea that I was (anorexic),” says the actress. “But I’m quite sure I don’t have it.”

Star Bodies: Too Thin? | Beyonce Knowles

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Published FRIDAY SEP 22, 2006 6:00AM EST

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BEYONCE

THEN: Beyonce (left, in 2004), whose hit “Bootylicious” gave women everywhere a reason to flaunt their curves, has said, “I’m very conscious of being a curvy woman and I’m very happy that I am a curvy woman.”NOW: The singer-actress confessed she went on a liquid diet to lose 20 lbs. for her role in the upcoming movie Dreamgirls, but claims she’s put the weight back on: “I am no smaller or bigger than I’ve always been. It was strictly for the movie.”

Star Bodies: Too Thin? | Victoria Beckham

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Published FRIDAY SEP 22, 2006 6:00AM EST

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VICTORIA ‘POSH’ BECKHAM

THEN: The former Spice Girl (left, in 1996), once known as much for her curvaceous good looks as her sassy style, claims bandmate Geri Halliwell got her addicted to dieting.NOW: Following the birth of her first son Brooklyn in 1999 (during which she reportedly gained a mere 14 lbs.), the mother of three’s weight has been a hot issue in the British press. Even Posh confesses in her 2001 autobiography Learning to Fly that she’s been “obsessed” with her appearance.