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Kelly Clarkson may be comfortable with her weight, but Self magazine wanted her to drop a few pounds, apparently. A slimmed-down photo of Clarkson on the women's magazine's cover this month is causing waves online.

Lucy Danziger, editor-in-chief of the women's health magazine, is speaking out in defense of "retouching" the 27-year-old simply make her "look her personal best."

"Yes. Of course we do retouching," Danziger writes about the pic in a post on Self.com. "Did we alter her appearance? Only to make her look her personal best."

Calling Clarkson "the picture of confidence," Danzinger writes, "I think this photo is the truest we have ever put out there on the newsstand."

Kelly Clarkson in Self

Did Self artificially slim down Kelly Clarkson?

But many have expressed disappointment and outrage over the digitally slim Kelly. And in the article itself, Clarkson defends her fuller figure.

"When people talk about my weight, I'm like, 'You seem to have a problem with it; I don't. I'm fine!,'" the original American Idol winner says.

"I'm never trying to lose weight – or gain it," she added. "I'm just being!"

This is not the first photo flap the singer has been involved with in the last year.

In January, Kelly Clarkson wrote on her blog that "they Photoshopped the crap out of me!" on her All I Ever Wanted album cover image.

What do you think of the retouching? Too far, or standard?

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Britney Spears is back in a bikini, and that's a good thing.

The 27-year-old mother of Sean Preston and Jayden James showed no sign of having given birth to two children when she stripped down to a white bikini during a photo shoot at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles on yesterday afternoon.

Late last year, Spears, who will be performing at the Teen Choice Awards Monday night, started intense training to ready for her worldwide Circus tour.

The pop star reportedly shed 20 pounds, thanks to two-hour cardio-and-strength-training workouts three times a week (on top of dance rehearsals).

Here's evidence of it right here ...

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Britney Spears' toned figure is the result of strenuous conditioning.

It's amazing what a radical transformation Britney has undergone, having seen her career almost dwindle away to nothing before coming back better than ever.

We couldn't be happier for the Circus ring leader, either. Some things just get better with age. Click to enlarge lots more Britney Spears pictures below ...

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[Photos: Fame Pictures]

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We know Sherri Shepherd abhors all that Cookie Monster represents.

Absurd as that is, we know she puts her money where her mouth is.

Fat Kirstie Alley Picture

After months of dieting and exercising, The View co-host fulfilled her promise to walk out on stage in a bathing suit on Thursday's episode.

Walking on stage to "I'm Every Woman," Shepherd, 42, proclaimed, "I feel really great. I just wanted to show people that you don't have to do anything crazy. You just have to make some choices and exercise and the weight will drop off."

Sherri Shepherd looks like a new woman.

Since May, Sherri Shepherd lost 5 inches from her waist and 10 inches overall. Barbara Walters said her View colleagues "were very proud" of Shepherd, who celebrated by indulging in ribs and M&Ms producer Bill Geddes brought her as a treat.

Dieting hadn't been easy, Shepherd, who had been eating "a lot of grilled chicken, a lot of salad, a lot of water," said, adding loudly that "I'm miserable!"

In terms of exercise, "I do a lot of stairs, a lot of planks, a lot of squats, a lot of treadmill, a lot of screaming - and I do this four times a week."

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Celebrity gossip readers know that Kevin Federline has gotten absurdly fat lately. Now he is going to be paid money to endorse a product whose manufacturer wants to help him lose that extra "daddy weight." What a great country this is.

According to a source, the former Mr. Britney Spears has been offered a deal - reportedly worth seven figures - to endorse a new weight loss product.

Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Picture

Kevin Federline is reportedly considering an endorsement deal with a company called EP-2 (Extreme Physical Performance). The source said the former dancer has been offered $2.5 million to become the new face of the fat-burning tool.

The weight loss product will be marketed in 1,400 GNC stores.

TUBBY: For $2.5 million, even K-Fed would consider a diet. [Photo: Fame]

While a rep for the FedEx man has yet to comment, a spokesperson for EP-2 said: “Yes, we’re trying to do a deal with him, but nothing has been confirmed yet.”

This follows a rumor that celebrity trainer Chris Cormier had put K-Fed on a strict high-protein diet last week so that he could shed 45 pounds for his new show.

That's right, Federline and girlfriend Victoria Prince are coming to VH1. Apparently there is a market to watch their lives. It must be a really slow TV decade.

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In the wake of getting dumped hard by Tony Romo on the eve of her 29th birthday, Jessica Simpson has decided on the way to get the sweetest revenge.

Or OK! Magazine has at least decided on it for her so it can sell magazines.

Either way, Jessica Simpson is looking to sweat it out at the gym. Yay!

“Right after Tony ended things, Jessica Simpson said, ‘I want my old body back,’” a friend of the singer reveals in the new issue of the celeb news tabloid.

“She went into her kitchen, got a trash bag and started to clear it out.”

Jessica Simpson Diet

Jessica Simpson's "sexy body is back," people!

Getting rid of the bad food isn’t the only way she’s slimming down. Jessica, who was locked out of Tony Romo's gated community, has taken refuge multiple times at her friend and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak’s fitness center.

“Jessica is serious about getting her body back into fighting shape,” her friend reveals. “Working out is helping to give her focus and clear her head."

Adds this supposed Jessica source, "It’s better than sitting around moping, throwing pity parties with ice cream sundaes.” Well yeah. But would she?

The results are starting to show - Jessica, whose weight gain has often been the subject of celeb gossip, dropped 10 pounds in just the first 10 days!

"She doesn’t want to give anyone reason to not take her seriously,” says the pal.

This pal is apparently unaware that it will take more than dropping 10 pounds for us to start taking her seriously, and that her figure was probably not the reason she got dumped. Being pathetic, needy and annoying? More likely.

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Somebody needs to hold an intervention.

The good news, we suppose, is that Kevin Federline is eating well on the $20-$40K per month Britney Spears gives him to watch sons Sean and Jayden.

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The Bank of Britney Spears is recession-proof, too, so nobody's gonna starve. Steaks for all, from now until the Circus star loses her popularity (never).

The bad news? He's probably not going to make it to age 50 at this rate. Heck, he had a life expectancy of 55 before this recent absurd weight gain.

Seriously. The pregnant man was slimmer than K-Fed, who is now sporting two chins and counting. Check out the FedEx man's obesity in action ...

Kevin Federline has to be tipping the scales at a deuce and a half at least.

Victoria Prince, it's time you step in and help this man. You are a former athlete. Encourage him to eat a salad or go for a jog once every few years.

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Celebrities can afford personal chefs, personal trainers and lots of plastic surgery.

Still, Life & Style seems to think the reason why various stars look good in a bikini is a big mystery - and the tabloid is excited to reveal it in its latest issue!

A trio of beauties opened up to the magazine about their secrets behind their bangin bodies. Read what they have to say below...

Rihanna: "I like wearing a bikini with a cover-up that's loose, not too long and a little bit sheer... If I know I'm going on vacation, I'll do Pilates for two weeks straight."

Kim Kardashian, who tries to emphasis her iconic backside: "I love to put the treadmill on maximum incline and run backward. It's good to switch it up - run forward for 10 minutes, then backward for 10 minutes. Repeat for 40 minutes total and you'll really see results in your booty."

Kristin Cavallari: "I have very little hips, so a string bikini gives me curves and pushes up my boobs... I drink a ton of water and eat stuff that doesn't make me bloat, like fresh fruits and veggies."

Mischa Barton may be fighting for her life... but certain celebrities look good in bikinis! Which story would you highlight?

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Which is it, Kim Kardashian? Are you happy with your curves or aren't you?!?

In March, the reality TV star spoke proudly about her body, railing against critics that mocked her cellulite and setting a good example for women by saying "just because I am on the cover of a magazine doesn't mean I'm perfect."

We applauded her stance at the time.

Now, however, sister Khloe Kardashian graces the cover of Life & Style, on which she brags about the 20 pounds of weight Kim helped her shed. And just how did the siblings team up to trim down?

Through a quick-fix, unhealthy system of "cleansing;" i.e. a politically correct form of bulimia, involving the evacuation of all sustenance out the other end.

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Kim Kardashian was proud of her curves... until she discovered a way to pad her bank account by saying otherwise.

In fact, Kim and Khloe are even shilling their very own cleansing product. It's called Quick Trim and it will soon be on sale at GNC.

“It’s a lemonade-based cleanse. It’s ready to go! Khloe has lost 20 pounds off of it,” Kim said this week. “I tried the pepper ones for literally half a day. I couldn’t stick to it! But I can totally do this."

We have two reactions to this:

  1. We can't believe Kim found something she won't swallow.
  2. Don't try this at home, kids. It's not healthy, nor will it result in long-term weight loss. If you somehow can't resist an attempt, don't bother to give the Kardashians money as a result. Just go to Taco Bell.
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Khloe Kardashian is a celebrity weight loss champion.

Sister Kim Kardashian may be the one with the famous figure, but Khloe is really koming into her own with a svelte new shape, having dropped 20 pounds.

Cellulite vs. Britney

How'd this krazy Kardashian lose all that weight?

"I try to do 30 minutes of cardio, mandatory," Khloe konfessed. "Obviously if I have more time, I want to do weights, but really cardio is what works for me because I'm bigger. Cardio leans me out, and still works muscle definition too."

To avoid a monotonous routine, she makes sure to switch hers up.

"I do different kinds everyday because I get really bored. I do boxing, I go on hikes, I do stairs," Khloe Kardashian says. "I'm always switching it up."

At diet and exercise, Khloe Kardashian krushes the kompetition.

Khloe - who will star with sister Kourtney in a new reality series, Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami, this August - is more than happy with how far she's come.

"It's hard work, but it's worth it, and once you start seeing results, it really keeps you motivated," she says. "Now I actually get excited. I'm like 'I've got to start seeing arm definition soon,' so I go to the gym."

A for her dieting secrets?

"I eat whatever I want until noon. From noon on, I watch what I eat," says Khloe, who said she's launching a diet product called Quick Trim with Kim. Really.

"I only drink champagne. 100 calories in a glass, and I'm good."

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Heidi Pratt, a.k.a. Heidi Montag, is proud of her figure.

We're glad to hear that, since she certainly spent enough money on plastic surgery to alter it completely from the reasonably cute girl she once was.

A Giant Boob

The Hills star, who's gonna be doing a "tasteful" naked Playboy spread in September, has plans to share her fitness secrets in The Heidi Workout.

"Staying fit is something I'm very passionate about," Pratt, who officially changed her last name from Montag after marrying Spencer Pratt. "I work out with a strength and conditioning coach 90 minutes a day, five days a week."

She's detailing her routine of "full-body, intense resistance exercises" in a new downloadable workout series, developed with trainer Chad Waterbury.

The series features full-body exercises, executed as rapidly as possible, "so you burn fat faster," says Waterbury, who does both light and heavy weights (75 lbs.!) with Heidi Pratt to give her body "a hard look with a feminine shape."

She's hard to look at, all right ...

Heidi Montag shows off her body, which looks great after all that plastic surgery she had the working out and dieting she does. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

The Heidi Workout will also offer nutritional advice, based on guidelines Waterbury gave to the 22-year-old TV star. She avoids all "white" foods like carbs, but fills up instead with lean meats including grass-fed beef - Heidi loves steak!

She also needs a steady diet of vegetables, fruits and attention.

"Heidi has a really healthy appetite," Waterbury adds.

Not that she needed to shed weight. At 5'1" and 100 pounds, the reality star wanted to put on curves. "When she came to me her butt was really flat and she wanted to make it bigger," says Waterbury. "Now, it's nice, shapely and round."

Amazing what a couple of large silicone implants will do for you. Nice to see the fame whore believes in fake boobs, but not in birth control or fame.

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