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Thursday
Jan052006

Teen Queen Battles Bulemia

This 'dramatic' confession is about as anticlimactic as the first time I had sex. You mean to tell me Lindsay Lohan was regularly scraping her bejeweled index finger along her esophagus to upchuck the piece of lettuce she had for lunch whilst vehemently denying there was a problem? Uh - duh...

Am so exhausted by the enthusiastically skeletal teen queens who stagger sickly around Hollywood (Nicole Richie, I'm looking at your sack of bones) proclaiming 95 pounds to be their 'natural' body weight.

Do these dopy debutantes have any idea what kind of ravenous monster they've unleashed on and inside American girls? My god, I've spent a considerable amount of time guiltily surfing the Myspace wave reading the interestingly vapid ramblings of young girls who list Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton and Linsday Lohan as the people they'd most like to meet! Sweet girls from big fuck-off states like Wyoming and Montana advising all who read their blogs 'Don't hate on Nicole Richie! You're just jealous of her body, BEEOTCH!'

I thought we reached our lowest point (and weight) with Kate Moss and the heroin chic brigade.. (and look how great our gal Kate turned out).. yet still - we're violently assaulted with images of the shrinking starlets..

There is no point to the information I'm mainlining into your brain - just that it irks me that the media pretends like Lohan's revelation is a shocker.. I was forced to put it in my newscast yesterday for chrissake! A NEWScast!

This just in... Lindsay Lohan had bulemia and she tried cocaine "a little".. oh.. and 12 coal miners area dead in West Virginia...

Are we waiting for Ms. Richie's teeth to rot out of her lollipop of a head before we all act surprised at the discovery of her eating disorder? .

Reader Comments (11)

I love how the celebrity media, does make it come out as a surprise. I mean hello, ET, Extra, Access Hollywood! You guys have only been speculating that Miss. Lohan had a eating disorder for the past year.

The girl went from being healthy looking to nothing but bones and looking like a heroin addict in no time flat. Same as Nicole Richie. Neither needed to lose any weight. To me they were just fine with the extra meat on their bones.

Ahh...them celebrities always thinking we the nobodies find something wrong with them. Well I suppose we do, but we will certainly think something wrong when they look like they are near death.

And the next thing we'll be hearing is one of them is suiing the National Enquire or Star (ya know those grocery store trash papers) for revealing the truth about them. Oh damn!
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
I thought the same thing last night when I saw it on E! And I had to chuckle at the "I did drugs A LITTLE" comment. Uhhh... who are you trying to kid? But she was just so gosh darn cute as a more curvacious freckled red head.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLolaWants
Don't know if Nicole Richie was chunky or if she just used to wear clothes 3 sizes to small for her. Fat or thin she'll allways look like a troll.

Lindsay Lohan looks like a grasshopper. I will say this, though, in defense of her comment "I did drugs a little": she's an idiot. I did drugs "a little/lot" when I was her age. Who gives a shit? I just was smart enough not to divulge that info to people who might care ie: my parents. In L-Lo's case: The world.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSicksadworld
Totally freakin’ pathetic. As the mother of a ten-year-old girl, it makes me sick (no pun intended) seeing and hearing about these stupid so-called “starlets.” And I make no secret to her about my opinion of these girls. Hopefully, she will absorb some of my ranting and grow up accepting of who she is and not feel the need to puke her guts out every day to build self-esteem. Weight is only a number – and even some of these “what is your ideal weight?” sites seem to put ridiculous numbers together.

It’s irresponsible to allow people (especially young girls) to think that there is a set weight for every height (which is usually a pretty damn low weight, at that) without taking into consideration muscle mass, bone structure, etc. Ok, I’m done venting.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterdasi
What bugs me is the way they gloss over how she got to the point of starving/puking herself in the first place. I'd be willing to bet that a string of (male, jackass) Hollywood producers told her she was fat and she needed to lose weight in order to get roles, and she believed them. And clearly her friends were supportive of her "get thin or die tryin'" lifestyle. Even her mother defended her drastic weight loss as healthy and normal.

These "starlets" are of course responsible for their own actions, but damn if Hollywood doesn't make it easy to go this route. To me, the unsung wankers behind the promotion of unhealthy ideals are the people signing the checks.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commenteramanda b
i totally agree. nicole richie is disgustingly thin. she looks like she's decaying away. somebody needs to intervene or she could die.
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjoey kim
...and what a tragedy that would be....
January 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSicksadworld
Awwww....now Lindsey is angry with Vanity Fair. It's a lie about her be bulimic she says and all that.

Come on now Lindsey......be the poster child for all those young girls. Rise above, don't deny!
January 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
This is awesome! Loving your blog!
January 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterLynn

this sux

August 26, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermia

Wow. Thanks for such amazing insight mia! Now go fuck yourself.

August 27, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterThe Girl Who

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