See, this is a confession I can believe. Me too, buddy, me too.
In the confessional age we live in, it’s not rare to hear a celeb start a sentence with “I have a confession” and then follow it with something really bland. I have a confession: I picked out all the green jelly beans and ate them first! (Actually I really did. Hoo boy am I enjoying jelly bean season!) But a true confession, at least in my mind, should involve some semblance of shame – else why go to the bother of unburdening one’s soul? So here goes. I have a confession: I know way more about celebrities than I wish I did. No, nobody is force-feeding me tabloids. I’m drawn to them like a moth to the light in the Bachelor’s eye when he finds endless self-promotion, er, true love. I don’t want to care. But I do. And the things that always draw me in the quickest? Celebrity confessions! Duh!
So this month when I got assigned to write “Refreshingly Honest Celebrity Body Confessions” I might have had a couple already in mind. Like memorized. My personal fave from the piece (talk about honest!):
“I still battle with my deeply boring diet of, essentially, yogurt and breakfast cereal and granola bars. I hate dieting. I hate having to do it to be the ‘right’ size. I’m hungry all the time. I think I’m a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn’t. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think.” – Julianne Moore
And my least favorite of the confessions. I love Emma Stone but this… confuses me. Maybe it’s because I enjoy getting my emotions out through exercise? (And a part of me thinks “Well that’s just ’cause she hasn’t lifted weights with ME!”) If you read the whole quote, she admits she hasn’t exercised in months (but has that gorgeous body anyhow sigh) and then trashes running and weight lifting in the same breath. Which is both awesome and awful. But hey, she’s definitely honest!
” I had a trainer during Spider Manand I discovered I have deep-seated rage when I’m holding heavy weights over my head. Whatever dormant anger I have in me, that’s where it comes out. That’s not the kind of working out I want to do. I would much rather sleep at night than want to throw a weight across a room at someone. I’m usually a pretty peaceful person, but for some reason when I get in the gym something bubbles up in me.” – Emma Stone
To read the rest, check out my slideshow: Refreshingly Honest Celeb Body Confessions
Other stuff I wrote this week…
People thought January Jones was a little nuts for admitting to popping pills made from her placenta (recycling is… good?) but that was eclipsed by Alicia feeding her son Bear, mama-bird style. I have to admit that was a first for me. While my kids have occasionally pried open my mouth and either took food out of it and ate it or tried to stuff their chewed up food in my mouth, I’ve never considered that as a viable feeding option. First, watch this video (but not while you’re eating) and then read the rest of my post: Alicia Silverstone, the “Ewwww!” Heard ‘Round the World!
What do you think of celebrity “confessions”? What do you think about Alicia Silverstone’s unique method of baby feeding? Clueless or cute? (Sorry, had to go there. I used to freaking love that movie. Probably saw it 30 times. Had the whole thing memorized. “That’s Ren & Stimpy. They’re like way existential.” Okay, I’m done now.)