Valerie Bertinelli is Fat, Wants to Be a Size 8

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Some celebs, such as Allegra Versace, are consumed with anorexia.

Others, such as Valerie Bertinelli, best known for her 1975-84 sitcom One Day at a Time, have got some different, but still exciting career news to share with us:

She's fat.

As a result, she's got a new role - joining fellow fattie Kirstie Alley as the new celebrity face - and body - for Jenny Craig.

The 5'2" Bertinelli, who turns 47 this month, vows to lose 30 pounds by September (from a size 14 to a size 8).

Going public with her goal "is the motivation I need," Bertinelli says. "I need to do this in front of millions of people so I can't mess up."

And Valerie Bertinelli is not shy about it, adding: "It is freeing because I can say it first: I know what you're thinking, I'm fat."

She's a good role model for Jennifer Hudson.

Poor thing.

Bertinelli says that Alley, who has maintained her 75-pound downsizing, also offered some advice:

"She said, 'Even if Wolfie [the 16-year-old son of Bertinelli and her ex, rehabbing Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen] wants to go to In-N-Out Burger, don't do it, because paparazzi will photograph you!'"

Freaking pararazzi. Just ask Justin Timberlake about those bastards...
The Jenny Craig campaign, for which Bertinelli will shoot a new ad every month as she shrinks, represents a major step back into the public eye for the mom whose last big TV role was on Touched by an Angel in 2003.

"Wolf is my priority," she says of her son. "I was a Hollywood hermit."

If only Britney Spears felt that strongly about Jayden James.

Although Bertinelli remains guarded about her current weight, her boyfriend Tom Vitale has been supportive of her. Which is nice, because she's focused on her goals.

"I don't know how my size, 14, has become obese while size 0 is normal," she says. "It's insane. I'm not even going for a size 6. I'll be happy with an 8."

We'll be happy (and shocked) if Nicole Richie makes it to age 30.

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HaHa! Valeria slimmed down, Nicole is over 30... you should feel like an A-S-S now for making all those negative, judgmental mocking statements!! You're wrong and stupid and I'm laughing at you! I bet you're the one who looks like hell now and wishing people wouldn't judge your dumb ugly ass. Hahahahahahahah!

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Yes, Valerie was beautiful at size 14, and she's beautiful now. But FAT is a health issue. People should not be encouraging a woman to stay big just because they think she's beautiful that way and she would be making a statement that fat women are not attractive by losing a large amount of weight. The truth is, it is NOT HEALTHY to be that overweight. I agree 100% with the person who said that people should focus on being healthy rather than glorifying either anorexia or obesity. And obesity is a HEALTH PROBLEM just like alcoholism or drug addiction. You wouldn't glorify either of those, so why glorify FAT? She did a great job losing all that weight, and apparently she hasn't had plastic surgery at all, so she didn't really have loose skin either. At 47...that is just really lucky. She must have really good genes. She looks beautiful!

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Sorry guys but she was fat.
Anyone who thinks that overweight people can be healthy are delusional. You might be eating healthy foods but if you're overweight, you're eating those foods in portions that are very excessive which is very unhealthy. Just because being overweight is the norm in this country does not make it healthy. If you are overweight, then see it for what it is and don't fool yourself into believing that you're healthy - because you're NOT. Just because being anorexic is not healthy does make it okay to be overweight.

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fat whore!

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No one said anything drastic about being thin is more important than being happy. It is possible to be happy and thin. Actually, I think being in shape and confident about your looks would add to your happiness. You can't do much about race, religion, or mobility but you can and should take pride in your looks and strive for better health.

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All you people amaze me with your size prejudice. Do you have the same attitudes toward racial and religious minorities and the disabled? Just because someone is thin doesn't mean they are any more fit or healthy...or better than anyone else. Some of us who are large are considerably more fit and healthy than some of you stick figures. As long as you eat right and exercise, that's what matters not trying to look like a supermodel! I think it's pathethic that when a person thinks the only thing that matters is being as thin as possible instead of actually being someone who is interesting and has a full life!

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I'm 5'7 and a size 14 and I'm freaking fat, so y'all need to quit that "She's not fat" mess! She does need to lose weight along with 60% of this country. Defending her weight and acting like it's OK is just like promoting heart disease and diabetes. IT'S NOT OK TO BE FAT! If you wouldn't want your kids being alcoholics why is it OK to be fat?

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I am also 5'2" and wear a size 12/14. That is too much weight on a short frame. 158 pounds is too fat for me. I gained about 30 pounds in three years. Heart disease and diabetes are a possibility with my lifestyle. What would I like to see again? About 126-130 pounds, or 23-24% bodyfat. Guess I better break out the Body For Life book and get to work.
And to the person that said size 14 to size 8 would leave a lot of hanging skin... that is only when you have been overweight for a long time.

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Just saw her newest commercial, saying how for the first time in years she won't wake up on New Year's day with the resolution of losing weight. Well just to let her or anyone else know, she is still fat.

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I have always thought that Valerie was, and is, a beautiful woman. She is not only outwardly beautiful but she is beautiful on the inside as well. I hope that she can somehow see this comment and know that there is one man who knows a beautiful woman even though we have never met and probably never will.

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