Disturbing things in Macleans

The more I read the new Macleans Magazine, the less impressed I become. This blurb is in the bottom right corner of page 85, under an article about a new book on relationship etiquette. It has nothing to do with the article. It’s just a pointless little blurb in the cult of celebrity vein.

Most Improved… Kate Winslet
The star of Finding Neverland and Titanic is rumoured to have stopped living large: she’s dropped three dress sizes, reportedly in a bid to avoid losing movie roles to slimmer starlets. Another reason for Winslet’s reduced circumstances may be her marriage to director Sam Mendes, who has previously dated skinny stars Calista Flockhart and Rachel Weisz. Despite a previous vow to remain curvy, she’s removed all wheat and dairy products from her diet.

First problem I have with this: Macleans used to be a news magazine, not a celebrity gossip mag. Ick. I feel dirty.
Second: The best thing about Kate Winslet is her curves – real beauty, in my eyes. And if she’s losing weight, well that’s her choice and good for her if that’s what she wants. But this little tidbit puts a negative spin on her being three sizes bigger, using words like ‘living large’ and ‘most improved.’ The implication that she needed to be improved is insulting.

Anyhow. It’s lunchtime.


  • duhbigman

    November 24, 2005 at 8:28 pm

    Totally agree on Winslet. It’s her curves that make her a real hottie. Contrary to popular belief, most men aren’t really attracted to Twiggies.

    Similarly, Renee Zellweger should have kept her Bridget Jones pounds on. She was far better then.

  • ashkitty

    November 24, 2005 at 8:39 pm

    No kidding. Kate Winslet has been one of the few actresses who both looks and acts like a real person. We all liked her just fine as she was!

  • daruba

    November 24, 2005 at 9:27 pm

    i agree. i also have issue with “depite a previous vow to remain curvy”

    She may be cutting out dairy and wheat since most nutritionists i know of say they have very little actual nutritional value in ther present form.

    In fact, it is belived they can cause excess mucus in the body.

    • xoobee

      November 24, 2005 at 10:56 pm

      Ewwww mucus!

      I agree tho, curves are better than ultra slimness.
      I tend to be on the very slim side and I feel better with some curve rather than being a ‘twig’. :p
      It’s healthier anyhow.