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Kate Upton has gained a massive following due to her sexy curves, but surprisingly, her famous figure has landed her a number of harsh critics as well.

Modeling's newest "it" girl is a frequent punching bag of the website SkinnyGossip (dot) com, which has been linked to promoting anorexia in the past.

We thought people liked curvy models in general, but this worthless site features a list of "Starving Tip[s] of the Day" aimed at impressionable girls.

No wonder Kate Upton has become its mortal enemy.

SkinnyGossip refers to Kate with terms such as "thick," "lardy," "squishy brick," "pregnant," "well-marbled" and even "cannibal" (for her Carl's Jr. ad).

An anti-Upton post on the site reads:

"Is this what American women are 'striving' for? The lazy, lardy look? Have we really gotten so fat in this country that Kate is the best we can aim for?"

Victoria's Secret casting director Sophia Neophitou also had some harsh words for the model and her voluptuousness, telling the New York Times:

"We would never use her. She's like a Page 3 girl. She's like a footballer's wife, with the too-blond hair and that kind of face that anyone with enough money can buy."

Fortunately, this awfulness hasn't seemed to faze the 20-year-old ... or millions of male admirers salivating over Kate Upton photos of her Cat Daddy video.

What do you think of Kate Upton's body?

 

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Reality star Bethenny Frankel of The Real Housewives of New York City and Bethenny Ever After fame is coming out with a new novel and talk show as well.

That's on top of her Skinny Girl margarita line and everything else tied in with her extensive brand. When does she have time for cheating on Jason Hoppy?

We're kidding, mostly. But this skinny girl is a busy girl. What kind of weight loss advice does she dispense to women on the go in this lightning-fast age?

A Bethenny Frankel Image

Recently, Frankel talked about dieting and how she maintains her figure (and sanity). Some of her tips on how to get the body, love and shoes you deserve:

  1. Eat good stuff. “I used to starve, then binge, and was 25 pounds heavier. I tried every diet from Beverly Hills to South Beach," she says. Don't do that.
  2. Realize there is no perfect. “I know there is no ‘right’ way of doing things ... The more you see your own ideas work, the stronger you’ll feel.”
  3. Cry if you want to. “Martha Stewart told me that women in business don’t cry. I say crying’s fine as long as you’re doing your job.”

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Guess it's pretty obvious Catelynn Lowell is not pregnant.

In a recent Twitter photo, the Teen Mom star showed that she's shed 22 pounds since she joined Weight Watchers last summer, and she's not done yet!

"I was more than 165 pounds, which is so gross!" the 5-foot-2 reality star admitted. "Now I'm 144. I only have 20 more to lose until I'm at my goal."

Check out the photo of her new, thinner frame below:

Catelynn Lowell Weight Loss

The bride-to-be says she'll fit in her dream wedding dress, too: "I put it on and started bawling. I knew that was it. I love it and can't wait to wear it!"

During the Teen Mom season premiere, she tweeted, "I can't believe how much weight I have lost watching this makes me want to lose way more!"

And her fiance Tyler Baltierra, 20, makes for a good workout partner. The MTV stars hit the gym three times a week, and he's her biggest fan!

Baltierra also Tweeted his support for her weight loss, writing, "Cate has lost so much weight, I never even noticed before! Good job babe."

With a photo, he said, "See her now! Freaking love her."

Aww. One thing they don't freaking love is the rumors that they're having another baby. Apparently Cate's mom impersonated her and told a tabloid.

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first such prescription drug for long-term weight loss to be approved in years.

Despite only achieving relatively modest weight loss in clinical studies, the drug appeared safe enough to win the FDA's endorsement, according to reports.

The agency cleared the pill Wednesday for adults who are obese or are overweight with at least one medical complication, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

Weight Loss

The FDA denied approval for Arena Pharmaceuticals' drug in 2010 after scientists raised concerns about tumors that developed in animals studied with the drug.

The company resubmitted the drug with additional data earlier this year, and the FDA said there was little risk of tumors in humans, so it got the nod.

With U.S. obesity rates nearing 35 percent of the adult population, many doctors have called on the FDA to approve new weight loss medication ASAP.

But a long line of prescription weight loss offerings have been associated with safety problems, including those linked to problems like heart valve damage.

In a rare move, the FDA explicitly stated in a press release that Belviq "does not appear to activate" a chemical pathway that was linked to heart problems.

The FDA says the drug acts on a different chemical pathway in the brain, which is believed to reduce appetite by boosting feelings of satiety and fullness.

Belviq is one of three experimental weight-loss drugs whose developers have been trying again to win approval, after the FDA nixed them in 2010-2011.

No word if Kim Kardashian is eyeing a Belviq endorsement deal.

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Paula Deen knew it was time to shamelessly cash in on for a change.

Six months after announcing she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the Food Network star revealed how she devised a slim-down strategy.

One that has helped her shed 30 pounds already, according to People.

"I do think differently [about food] now," Deen says. "I'm more aware."

Paula Deen Thinner

So instead of regular meals with favorite "trigger" foods, the Southern chef has developed a newfound love for Greek salads and baked fish.

Her focus has paid off so far, with a slimmer frame and fatter bank account, thanks to the diabetes meds she's shilling for. Living the dream!

"It took me a couple of years to get to this point," says Deen, who faced harsh criticism when she finally announced her diagnosis in January.

"If you make a few small changes, they can add up to big results."

Results may include longer life span and/or total loss of scruples.

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Lauren Manzo has never worn a bikini.

But, having dropped 30 pounds in the last 10 months, the recurring player on The Real Housewives of New Jersey tells Us Weekly this is her new life goal. How did the reality star accomplish the feat?

She underwent lap band surgery in September - "I hated myself... I was depressed," Manzo says - to get rid of the initial 20, had the band loosened in May, went on a strict diet, worked out six days per week ... and then dropped 10 more.

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Lauren Manzo before and Lauren Manzo after surgery.

"Getting the lap band was the best thing I've done in my life," says Lauren, who adds she feels "amazing" these days, but also warns of the procedure: "It's not a miracle button that lets you eat whatever you want."

The Bravo star hopes to lose 35 more pounds and credits her strong willpower, along with new skills in the kitchen, for helping her keep the weight off.

"I like food. I can't drink liquid egg whites for the rest of my life. So I've learned a lot of great ways to cook now."

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Jessica Simpson has her work cut out for her if she's serious about dropping the pounds gained during her pregnancy with daughter Maxwell.

We're not being critical of Jess - it's not her fault the huge baby (9 lbs., 13 oz.) caused her to put on an estimated 75 pounds - it's just true.

On Tuesday, the 31-year-old was once again spotted hitting a gym in Los Angeles, giving us our first glimpse since she gave birth in May:

Jessica Simpson Butt

Heading into an SUV, Simpson (who's engaged to Maxwell's dad Eric Johnson) wore black leggings, tracksuit hoodie and cross-trainers.

The singer and fashion mogul was first spotted hitting the private gym of celeb trainer Harley Pastermak last week, with a lot at stake.

At the time of Elle's Jessica Simpson nude cover shoot, the 5-foot-3 star said she weighed 175 pounds. Her goal? Get close to 100.

Her motivation: A $4 million deal with Weight Watchers.

"She hasn't even thought about working out for a year!" a source told Us. "But if she wants this, she'll need to work out a good five days a week."

For four million bucks, she might even make it six.

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Charlie Villanueva of the Detroit Pistons was cut by the Dominican Republic national team because he's out of shape, head coach John Calipari said.

This is, needless to say, a rarity for an NBA player.

"Charlie was not in good form when we saw him," Calipari told Deportes en la Z. "He was overweight, and unfortunately, we could not slow down the entire team and this was a decision taken collectively ... the only problem was his weight."

Charlie Villanueva Cut

Villanueva was thus cut by the national team, which reportedly was not pleased with his conditioning months ago, despite an active role in recent years.

An ankle injury slowed his progress and any hopes of getting much playing time for the Pistons this season, but his release still comes as a surprise.

Villanueva fired back at Calipari by tweeting the above photo of his scale, which reads 243.5 pounds, or 11.5 under his "playing weight" of 255.

He also conspicuously holds his college championship ring from the University of Connecticut in 2004, in an apparent bid to ... prove something.

Since that was eight years ago, in college, and Calipari won his year's NCAA title with the Wildcats anyway, we're not sure what. But something.

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A 33-pound orange cat named Sponge Bob lives in a palatial space typically reserved for litters of puppies at an animal shelter in New York City.

He can't fit anywhere else, after all.

The nine-year-old male cat was given up recently when his elderly owner had to be moved to a nursing home, and has baffled his caretakers.

33-Pound Cat

"We don't how how he became so big," says Animal Haven associate director Kendra Mara. "We can guess that his owner, because he was ill, was feeding him dry food on a regular basis, maybe just leaving it out, so he was able to eat whenever he wanted."

Now available for adoption, Sponge Bob will not be challenging Meow the 39-pound cat's record. Now on a diet, Bob is down three pounds in two months!

Due to his extreme size, Sponge Bob can't groom himself, so he gets brushed by hand. The staff tries to get him moving with daily exercise.

Sponge Bob has already started to run ... for a (small) treat.

"I am exceptionally sweet and LOVE kids!" reads his adoption page. "Besides eating and sleeping, my favorite activities are being brushed, sun bathing and people-watching."

And sitting around the house ... sort of literally.

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Life ain't shabby for Kelly Clarkson these days. She's starring on a new reality show, she's dating a guy named Brandon Blackstock and she's shed 30 pounds in the last six months.

How did she accomplish the latter feat?

"I do cardio. I run. I strength-train using my own body weight. I don’t like free weights because I build muscle easily," Clarkson says in the latest issue of Redbook. "Really, what I try to instill in my fans is to be healthy and happy. I have no desire to be super-skinny."

Kelly Clarkson Redbook Cover

Among other topics touched on by Kelly in the interview:

Why is she appearing on Duets? I’m going to be completely honest: I had no one looking out for me [on American Idol]. They were looking out for the show, and it was horrible. I was 19 years old. I was smart enough to know that it wasn’t about me, but that didn’t make it any easier. I’m all cried out about it, but my first four years, I hated my life; I almost quit a dozen times.

On actually being happy: I know, where’s the kick in the ass? I told my assistant that today. I said, “I’m just waiting for something to blow up.” She said, “No, that’s what happiness is.” I’m like, maybe I’ve never been happy! Because Brandon does, he makes me happy.