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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so bertinelli is the new alley, eh? still though, no one will ever be able to replace the charm and charisma of alley, even bertinelli. and doesn't everyone remember the hype alley got in the beginning, positive and negative!? it seems it's rather tame the second time around. i work at NBC and we've been cracking up over Triumph the Comic Dog. he brings me back to the good times when people made fun of alley for all the reasons we love to hate. check it out @ http://video.dotcomedy.com/pla... , it definitely won't be a waste of time!

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Valerie is beautiful as the size she is. I think this is just another example of Hollywood stars dictating to the public on what is beautiful or what is ugly. As long as she is healthy, excersises and eats well then there is nothing wrong with her size. Your beautiful Valerie just as you are

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I had a typo on my last comment...I meant "maybe 30 lbs is alot; but that's her goal." Sorry about that.

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I'm also 5'2 and a size 14; I would be thrilled to lose the weight just to be able to move around easier. May 30 is alot; but that's her goal.
I applaud Valerie for wanting to feel good about herself and get healthier.

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She is beautiful just as she is, She would be an insiration to many middle age women that you can still be sexy at size14 . Personally I think it is so sad that she is feeling she has to be a teenager size again.

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Someone must tell these stars that size 14 is NOT fat - it's normal! I would give my right arm to be size 14 again. Size 14 is perfect. Stay that way, Val, you're darling.

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man..she was beautiful as a kid and shes still hot...

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good morning, at five foot two, bertenelli could lose a little weight. if she stays healthy and happy.
BUT- SIZE 14
is the normal size of the american woman.
especially those entering middle age.
a healthy diet, excercise and a good mental attitude.
is the most important thing for a well- adjusted woman.
seems she has a good man behind her.
hope this isnt all for money.
because she is beautiful as she is. going down too
size eight, fromsize 14, at 47 will leave quite a bit of hanging skin.
well- next stop plastic surgery.
dont be so drastic valerie.
thankyou
ann

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VALERIE IS A DOLL. SHE MAY BE A BIGGER DOLL THAN SHE WAS BUT STILL A DOLL AND A SWEET LADY AND I DON`T LIKE MANY HOLLYWOOD FOLKS.

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shes an inspiration, but how can regular people afford $150.00/wk (food & meeting) + regular family shopping..I'd love to also loose 80lbs but cant swing the cost...any help or advise?