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If we've learned anything in two and a half years in this biz, it's that the celebrity news world is chock full of DUI arrests, plastic surgery and best of all, eating disorders. Stars binge and purge - or just starve themselves - like mad.

Well, we're happy to present a rare success story - a young celebrity who, in the not-so-distant past, was fast approaching refugee status, but who has since filled out to the point where she actually looks good in a bikini.

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Take a look at the comparison of Nicole Richie now and 28 months ago (TMZ put this together). It's amazing what a steady relationship (with Joel Madden), a baby (Harlow) and eating regularly will do for a girl's figure. 

Keep up the good work, Nicole! And give Kate Bosworth a call ...

Nicole Richie bikini pics, then and now. We'll take the 12/08 model, thanks.

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Step aside, Olsen Twins.

Take a hike, Kate Bosworth.

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Don't even front, Shenae Grimes.

You food-eschewing stars can officially worship a new queen: Rachel Zoe. Bow down, bitches! Just try not to get too close. Her bones could shatter on contact.

And we thought the Rachel Zoe Project was just a crappy reality show. Apparently it's an ongoing effort to see how long a human can starve itself without dying.

Here's the victim rocking her signature look, which she dubs "Rig Cage Chic," at last night’s Cracked X-Mas event in L.A. Lookin' good, Rachel. Lookin' GOOD!

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So Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow. Will Shenae Grimes sit this one out, if you know what we mean (we mean she's rumored to be an anorexic bitch)?

The Canadian actress says we shouldn't believe the hype, and she has a message for all the haters - ask her before believing what they read.

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"Nobody has asked me about it. I really can't help what someone thinks of me because they are reading a paper and choosing to believe it," Grimes opened up to People in an interview, referencing her rumored eating disorder(s).

The 19-year-old Toronto native says the experience of moving to Los Angeles earlier this year parallels that of her 90210 character, Annie Wilson.

"It was huge culture shock," says Grimes, who became celebrity gossip fodder the minute she was cast in the CW remake of the 1990s FOX drama.

Along with her fellow female 90210 costars, Shenae Grimes has been slammed for being too thin, having eating disorders and being a huge bitch in general.

"It's so frustrating," 5-foot-3 Shenae Grimes says, noting that she does not have an eating disorder, but had a close friend struggle with one for years.

"Meet me in person and you can't say anything ... No bones sticking out. Just because people are calling you skinny doesn't mean I'm like, 'Yay!' No! You're telling me I don't look right. This is me. This is my body - I have accepted it."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Those look like ribs to us above. Just saying, Shenae.

As for being a diva and a party girl, she shrugs that off too.

"The hours I work, I can't be. These are stories written about everybody. Of course we're new girls on a hit show so we're plopped into little boxes. And people buy it. It makes me second guess anything I've ever read about anybody."

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Hey, at least they only need one chair and are doing their part to conserve the world's food supply. We should be lauding these skinny celebrities as humanitarians.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Mischa Barton cozied up at the landmark Grand Opening of Atlantis, the Palm Resort, and the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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She may not be ordering many burgers, but Mary-Kate finds new boyfriend Nate Lowman delicious. Mischa hasn't swallowed anything since her Cisco Adler daze.

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Without a doubt, celebrity diets and weight loss work for some.

Other stars, though, have found that the best diet is none at all!

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Having weathered the highs and lows of several eating disorders, actress Brittany Snow has sworn off dieting and personal trainers!

"I'm done. I canceled my trainer," Snow, 22, said over the weekend at Stride Gum's Longest Day of the Year party in West Hollywood.

"I refuse to do the whole diet or fitness thing anymore. I just go and have fun. I know what I like, what makes me feel good, and that's what I do."

Brittany Snow has had anorexia, exercise bulimia, depression, and body dysmorphic disorder as a teen - once falling to a Kate Bosworth-esque 85 pounds.

But the cute actress credits fellow star and friend Sophia Bush for helping to coach her on her body image issues and now is doing better!

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The Hollywood Gossip: Yeah right.

Despite the actress' remarkably brittle, slender figure, the mother of Keira Knightley insists it's thanks to her genes, not her diet.

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"She's always been thin," Keira's mom, Sharman Macdonald, told Britain's Sunday Times. "She's her daddy's daughter, with his long body."

Like her father, the actress, 23, must "eat like a horse," to maintain her weight, Macdonald said. Mmm hmm. We've heard it all before.

Last year, Keira Knightley successfully sued Britain's Daily Mail, saying the tabloid implied she lied about having an eating disorder.

In 2006, Knightley vociferously denied that she suffered from anorexia. She soon began dating Rupert Friend, who's some sort of actor.

That's not at all relevant, but we thought you might be interested.

In the Times interview, Knightley's mom says the rumors are all upsetting, especially because she felt there was little she could do about them.

"It's a playground situation that we're looking at with the press â€" it's a form of bullying â€" but what can we do?"

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Keira Knightley says she was "sick" and "devastated" when images of her appeared on celebrity gossip sites and in articles covering the ongoing "skinny celebrity" debate.

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"When all that blew up, I felt terrible," the actress, 22, tells the British edition of Elle in its June issue.

"It appeared that I were promoting something when I absolutely was not. I am thin because that's what I am, and I was thinner at that point because of the work I do. Nothing else."

In January, when the photos were taken, Keira Knightley had just finished filming the final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, At World's End.

"I had lost weight," she says.

THG NOTE: Noooooooooo kidding.

"We were filming in searing temperatures and shooting fight scenes in which you were wearing a wetsuit underneath a load of corsets, fighting with heavy weights in the water. Can you imagine a more advanced cardio workout than that done hour after hour?"

In January, the Love Actually star sued Britain's Daily Mail tabloid for implying she lied about having anorexia.

"I was completely devastated by all that," she tells Elle about the anorexia rumors, adding that she even visited her doctor for advice on how to put on weight. "Whatever people say about my weight they are all wrong."

"He told me that for someone of my body type to get to a [European] size 12, I would have to eat a lot of sh!t food, stop exercising and drink loads," she says.

THG NOTE: In other words, become Britney Spears, circa 2004-2006.

"But I don't want to have to go 'round eating crap and being really unhealthy in order for people to stop having a go at me."

She's also learning to get past her own insecurities about her body. "I wish I had longer legs, but I haven't," says the porn comic babe. "What I have does its job. Ironically, I'm learning to become more happy with myself as a result of this."

Knightley, who dates actor Rupert Friend, her costar in 2005's Pride and Prejudice, and who looks like her Pirates costar Orlando Bloom, also says she may eventually quit acting:

"I can see myself in five years or whatever just giving the whole thing up. I made a decision recently that I want a life instead."

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Fashion icons battling eating disorders? Stop the presses!

Allegra Versace (below, left) is the latest to be completely consumed by anorexia, says her mother, Donatella Versace (below, right). Collectively, we just have to say, after looking at this pic: yuck! Lindsay Lohan calls herself a skinny bitch, but she's got nothing on these corpses.

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On Wednesday, Donatella Versace described her 20-year-old daughter's situation, saying Allegra "is very ill... anorexia is consuming her and we are very worried. However, the doctors are doing all they can to snatch her away from this cruel disease and we have faith in them."

Hey, doctors did a pretty good job snatching Britney Spears from insanity, bulimia, depression and alcoholism earlier this year, so there's hope yet!

Of course, the Nicole Richie death watch is picking up steam.

Allegra Versace, who inherited half of her uncle, Gianni Versace's $600 million fashion empire at the age of 18, had been studying fashion in New York and was planning to follow in her father's footsteps.

That is, until she appeared to look like Kate Bosworth rail thin in recent photographs. She is currently being treated in a specialist clinic.

Pleading for respect from the press, Donatella Versace claims her daughter has suffered from the eating disorder for years.

"For some time the situation has become worse and that is why we decided to place her in a designated specialized clinic where she is receiving the best possible treatment," says Donatella Versace, who never fake tans and hasn't had any plastic surgery at all.

"Please think of us and respect our pain. Many mothers will know well what I am going through and what my daughter is risking."

We suggest they call Keith Richards for a consult ASAP.

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The tabloids are buzzing that Britney Spears has confessed to doctors that she has been suffering from an eating disorder, bulimia, since age 16.

We love to joke about eating disorders. Especially as they pertain to Kate Bosworth. But such an admission from a star of Spears' magnitude is nothing short of stunning.

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According to reports, the troubled 25-year-old singer tearfully told rehab staff - already treating her for drug and alcohol abuse - that she "pigs out" on junk food such as burgers, sweets, biscuits and ice cream then makes herself vomit to avoid putting on weight.

Britney Spears' nine-year nightmare has reportedly been confirmed by a senior source at the elite Promises rehab center in Malibu, California.

She entered the joint last month after shaving her head at a salon.

"Doctors are alarmed at the physical state she is in," said the inside source. "They confronted her about her desperately unhealthy lifestyle and the truth came pouring out."

Britney said she managed to stop the awful habit during her two pregnancies.

However, as soon as Sean Preston and Jayden James were born, she began the unhealthy cycle again in an effort to lose her added baby weight.

On top of her alcohol and alleged cocaine use, the bulimia turned her into a "human train wreck," according to the source, who added:

"When she came here she was shaking and baking. Her whole body was wracked by spasms and she was hot one minute, freezing cold the next. Her first week in detox was hell. She was a total mess but slowly she's pulling through."

Dietary specialists at Promises are currently working with the doctors to help the estranged wife of Kevin Federline with the eating disorder, which was discovered when specialists realized why her medications were not working.

The source adds:

"For the first few days, she'd take tablets, then go off and eat breakfast or lunch. She was throwing the whole lot up, so, naturally, her medications weren't working. Now the medical experts know why, her progress should pick up a little speed."

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Former American Idol champion Carrie Underwood, made her triumphant return to the show program night, looking like some weight had been taken off her shoulders ... and arms ... and face ... if you know what we're saying.

We're saying she might be anorexic. Now, before we go any further, let us point out that in a way, she's battled an eating disorder all her life. It's called "vegetarianism." So it's no surprise she's shedding pounds faster than she dispatched of Bo Bice and every other Season 4 foe.

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We're not about to claim that the adorable Carrie has officially joined the Nicole Richie School of Dieting, but something's amiss here. Anyway, here's a quick photo comparison of the country star, both last night and two years ago when she was named the next American Idol.

Here's hoping this year's favorite, Melinda Doolittle, doesn't follow the same destructive path. We doubt she will. That girl looks like she can eat! And that's cool. It really is.

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