Tabloid Cover Story: Best & Worst Celebrity Diets

National Enquirer Magazine Cover

I rarely do stories like this anymore, but I figured… why not? :) And as usual, the National Enquirer has exaggerated their cover story… there are actually very little details – if any at all – in this article about actual celebrity diets.  Instead, they merely show [possibly edited] pictures and mention who has lost and/or gained weight.

Given the nature of this website, I’ll just feature some of the people who have lost weight and include some pictures.

Anna Paquin showed up at the premiere for True Blood on June 11th, looking rather thin, having lost all of her baby weight from last year. The article claims she is 5’5 and weighs 120 pounds.  I think she looks slimmer than that:

Anna Paquin- True Blood Premiere June 11 2013

The article also mentions Giuliana Rancic, who has been very skinny for quite some time. She has been through a battle with cancer, so some of it could be attributed to that.  Here are a couple of pictures of her from earlier this year:

Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21, 2013

Giuliana Rancic arrives at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on February 10, 2013

And, of course Miley Cyrus and her weight loss from earlier this year (which has been talked about for quite some time now) was mentioned.  Miley claims to have gone gluten and dairy-free to lose her weight, but there are some doubts.  The Enquirer article shows a picture of Miley from many months ago.  But here are two pictures of her from the Billboard Music Awards last month (May 2013):

Miley Cyrus arrives at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013

Miley Cyrus arrives at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013-2

Personally, I think she looks fine – thin and toned.

Taylor Swift was mentioned as well.  However, Taylor has been thin pretty much from the get-go, so there was really no reason to include her in the story (except to show photos of her bony back, which they did).  Here is a picture of her at the 2013 MMVA’s (MuchMusic Video Awards) in Toronto on June 16th, 2013:

Taylor Swift at the 2013 MMVA's (MuchMusic Video Awards) in Toronto at the MuchMusic Headquarters

Jada Pinkett Smith was mentioned in the story as well.  The article claims that since she has gone vegetarian, she’s dropped down to 105 pounds.  Here is a photo of her from last month:

Jada Pinkett Smith attends the premiere of 'After Earth' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on May 29, 2013

If you ask me, it’s her daughter Willow Smith who looks extremely thin:Jaden Smith & Willow Smith, children of Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith, at Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

(Please remember when commenting that she is under 18!)

Nicole Richie, Nicole Kidman, Miranda Lambert, Sandra Bullock and Denise Richards were all mentioned as having lost weight recently.  Also, Kelly Clarkson reportedly went on a 5 day liquid fast (consisting of juice, almond milk and water) earlier this month to jump start her weight loss.  Christina Aguilera has definitely shed some weight (20+ pounds according to the story).  If I can find some photos of her showing the weight transformation, I will post them later.

Last but not least, for those wondering, the 70-pound skeletal person on the cover of the magazine is not a celebrity at all, but a woman named Hayley Wilde from England who has since recovered from severe anorexia.  Obviously they threw that story and photo in for shock value!