Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lainey - Body or Baby

New Lainey Riddle - October 15 2008

Body or Baby

The Starter WifeA couple of years ago, I was the first to write about the celebrity IV diet – many of them would admit themselves to hospital under the care of a proper physician for 10 days, 2 weeks or so, eliminating food in favour of an IV drip chock full of essentials to keep one alive while starving. Click here for a refresher.

Mainstream outlets only picked up on this last month.

Needless to say, the IV diet presents some major health issues. It’s also not that convenient. How many weeks on end can you disappear in a given year without arousing suspicion, to say nothing of the limitations on actually having a real life – who wants to spend weeks at a time away from home?

This is why she chose something, for her anyway, that was more … flexible. In more ways than one.

She was always super thin before baby. But after baby it’s been hard to lose the last 10. And to her credit, she did try hard. But nothing was working. And drastic measures had to be taken. Which is why she’s had one of those “lap band” things installed. Like gastric bypass (stomach stapling) only much less invasive.

But it’s typically for the morbidly obese. Not for an already slender women wanting to be more slender who is carrying around an extra few pounds.

Whatever. This is Hollywood. And this is a woman who needs to keep up.

So the weight came off. She’s stick thin again. And all’s good, right?

Well… the problem is that they’ve always wanted to add to their family. And it’s apparently recommended that the device be deflated or however they render it ineffective when a couple is trying to conceive. So he’s been like – ok, you’re done, you’re back to where you wanted to be so let’s get going!

But she’s too scared to stop the band thing, she’s addicted to the skinny, and her body over baby choice is now threatening her marriage.


Update 10/30/08 - Lainey has eliminated Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Heidi Klum, Christina Aguilera, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Liv Tyler, Christine Taylor, Marcia Cross.

Please comment!

*** Update 11/25/08: Lainey outs Debra Messing for this!-
"It`s all about healthy eating
But isn’t it always? Debra Messing with her “new amazing body!” graces the cover of the new issue of Self. Inside the magazine, she discusses her frustration with the tabloids over losing her baby weight and what finally led her to finding a program that worked.Her secret?Oh just healthy eating. That’s all. Nothing invasive. Nothing suspicious. She says it’s all about the diet. Of course it is… "I was exhausted! I couldn't work out three hours a day and do my job as a mother and an actress. So I took the pressure off. I cut back on seeing the trainer but started eating healthier. Ultimately I'm very proud of how I dropped the weight because I think it was the healthy approach. I've finally taken ownership of my body."Right.Now that she has her body back, her priority now is to spend time with her husband: "I can't tell you the last time I had a date with my husband. My ideal date with Daniel would be a spectacular meal, maybe Italian, followed by dancing. That's a New Year's resolution I'm looking forward to."Italian?Carbs expand in your stomach. Then again, that’s what elasticity is for."

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

Posh??

blurry vice said...

Lainey doesn't really say how recent this baby was born. I was thinking Christina Aguilera. But if this is an older child... could be anyone. For some reason I was just thinking about Debra Messing.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with Isla Fisher on this one.

Anonymous said...

For some reason I'm thinking Kate Beckinsale. Don't know why just a guess

Anonymous said...

It could be Posh, MiserAlba, or Marcia Cross...all of them have lost weight VERY quickly after baby(ies).

bc said...

Love the new look!

Based on her post earlier today, I'm thinking Courteney Cox. She mentions in the post that Ashton wants a son with Demi--that could be a clue along with all the talk about the body/face dilemma.

She had a post last week as well about her, how she is aging and choosing her body over her face--or having work on her face as well.

yalaine said...

My first thought was Mariska Hargitay but there was just an interview with her in Self magazine in which she refers to herself as "full figured"...

(love the new look!)

kanonymous said...

It's not Kate Beckinsale--she has said that she and her husband have no plans to have children.

It's not Marcia Cross--she had "babies" not "baby" and she has stated that if she and her husband have more children, they will adopt them.

Why do you think it's Isla Fisher?

Anonymous said...

I was also thinking someone like Debra Messing. I dont think its someone who very recently had a baby, I was thinking at least a year or two ago.. I think Christina stil has a fuller figure that she had before I wouldn't consider her stick thin.

What about Courtney Cox?

Kit G said...

I think it could be either Courtney Cox (for reasons listed above), Kate Holmes because my god she's a shadow of her former self, possibly Posh because again, stick figure. However Posh has other children.

Anonymous said...

see her post on tuesday 10/14/08 - Summoned by Her Madgesty - "Which brings us to the Alba Demon with her hair plastered too close to her head who worked so hard to get skinny again but probably still isn’t skinny enough, accounting for that scowl on her face but oh wait…that’s just her face though you can’t deny, there’s probably an extra 10 pounds she thinks she could totally do without, non?"

i say jessica alba.

blurry vice said...

Hmm Katie Holmes, Jessica Alba, and Courtney Cox all good guesses. Posh I could see doing this too but she has 3 kids and I think this one is a single "baby".
Definitely not Mariska Hargitay!

Anonymous said...

What about Christine Taylor?

sistah2 said...

I guess that J ALba article by Lainey is a major hint that its her. wow, she is too young to be running to a lapband. thats pathetic to do that for 10 lousy pounds!

Melanie said...

My thoughts:

It's someone with ONE BABY and I think the baby was definitely PLANNED

someone who was a little bigger after baby but is "super skinny" now

She says "this is hollywood" which tells me acctress, probably not singer

the person has a serious man, not neccessarily a husband

Hieid Klum - but she has more than 1 child

Nicole Kidman - but she was always skinny, even when she was pregnant (if she was ever pregnant at all)

Posh - but like Heidi Klum, she has more than one child

Jessica Alba - but her child wa snot planned, and her and her man have always been off and on so I can't see them wanting to have another now

Katie Holmes - probably my top pick right now - crazy skinny, I could see tom wanting her to have another and her trying to resist

Halle Berry - she seemed to have a little trouble losing the weight at first... compared to the norm

Jaime Pressley? - I dunno, just a thought...

Anonymous said...

I have no new names to add to the above, but about the number... L. says "after baby" not "the baby" or "her baby" so maybe she is trying to be neutral on the number of kids. Maybe this woman just had trouble losing it after the most recent kid?
Must be a while ago though, since she worked hard to lose it without the band apparently.
Somehow I don't think it's Posh, too skinny for too long already.
"always wanted to add to the family" seems odd for Alba. But the rest suits her so well...

Melanie said...

CHRISTINA AGUILERA RULED OUT

in a smutty tingle, Lainey said "No lap band for her" and the link was to Christina

Anonymous said...

It's the Alba Demon!

bugga said...

I think its too recent to possibly be Jessica Alba. Its pretty invasive surgery and shes not really gotten all that thin yet since having the baby. Otherwise she seems like a good guess.
Lainey elim'd xtina today.

Melanie said...

Hmm,

I was totally against the Alba theory because I've always been under the impression that her and her man were on and off and the baby was an accident and she was barely even happy about it...

but after reading what Lainey wrote in 'Summoned by Her Madgesty' and seeing the photos of how skinny Alba is... I'm changing my mind and thinking it's her.

anony-2 said...

She eliminated Posh today....

Anonymous said...

i'm totally thinking katie holmes....she was thin before, she gained a lot of weight during her pregnancy, it was stubborn to come off (she even trained and ran a marathon- lainey said she worked hard to get it off), and she lost the weight plus some. now, she looks malnourished and gaunt (unhealthfully so). lainey also hints that it threatening the marriage and we all know GMD tommy girl is only with kate to have kids (it's in the contract!)

Anonymous said...

Read Lainey today...is she hinting toward Courteney with the piece about her & Wonder Woman?
I am so not good at these. I don't think it is AlbaBitch b/c it says "always wanted to add to their family" or something similar.

Melanie said...

HEIDI KLUM RULED OUT today in a smutty tingle link

Melanie said...

I actually think that thing about Courtney Cox makes me think it's NOT her because Lainey says, "What’s the point of working your tits off at the gym and staying away from fries..."
Makes me think Coutney works out like crazy in general and didn't use a lap band.

Anonymous said...

I agree with anonymous about it not being alba b/c of the adding to the family comment. I am thinking either Katie Holmes or C Cox...

Anonymous said...

I doubt CC - there'd been a lot of talk that they'd had trouble conceiving their baby and had gone through lots of fertility treatments so that helps explain why they just have one. Also, was she ever not thin afterwards?

Dangerously said...

Couldn't this be Angelina Jolie?

Anonymous said...

This is most definitely not the Jolie! She is not stick thin again (yet) thank goodness and wants tons more babies-adopted & naturally I believe. Also she & Pitt are not married.

Anonymous said...

This is so "Don't call me Latina Alba!" Read what Lainey wrote about the 10lbs in the other post!

Anonymous said...

I'm gonna go with Katie Holmes on this, she's soo thin right now, and there was talk about them having more kids a couple of months ago.

Anonymous said...

This is absolutley not Katie. Simply b/c you would need to have an opinion, use your own thought process, and be able to make your OWN decision to do what this BI is about. Katie can do none of that while she is brainwashed and under contract with Tommy Girl. She would also NEVER "disobey" him. Scary.

shoe addict said...

Its definitely that Alba bitch.
Its Lainey's blind item
She admits that if you read her page regularly, she revelas the blind items in them.
The way she explained about alba is the way she revealed all her other blinds.

Last but not least she has not eliminated Alba.

I'm convinced...
Alba has body issues and admitted to it because the women in her family tend to be larger than she is comfortable being.

I'm sure "im in it for the Cash" Warren would love to take a play out of Kfeds book and have another baby sooner thyan later.

Kit G said...

I really don't think that it is Alba, not because I don't think she wouldn't consider it (this is Hollywood and the most insane things can seem plausible), but because her child was only born in June 2008. Barely 4 1/2 months ago.

That doesn't seem like enough time to a) lose baby weight even with starvation and exercise AND b) have time to put in a gastric band and have it be effective c) be under pressure from her husband of 5 months to already start working on the next.

I see this as someone who's baby is at least a year old and oddly, as someone Lainey likes or feels sorry for or at least express concern for. She does not like Alba.

In this manner Kate Holms fits better although I think she's too young. I get the feeling that this is an "older actress", i.e. one in her thirties at least.

IsellcrackfromMYminivan said...

Im going to throw Brooke Shields in the fray as I just saw her on some commercial and she is looking REALLY thin. In my opinion much thinner than a woman her age can get through diet and exercise

rampage said...

She says it's threatening their marriage. Is the Alba married to Cash?

hotheaded said...

i think it's nicole kidman for sure. she's always been stick thin. she's always been insecure about her looks and desperately hangs onto her youthful appearance. this is definitely her.

Anonymous said...

Kidman birthed a pillow...Lainey is correct on that most definitely. SO she is not concerned about her weight issues b/c she has never had any. Her "hubby" is her employee, also. He screws around constantly with other women. Also someone above posted that Lainey seems to like this person and I see that, too. She despises Granny Freeze Kidman.

Melly said...

Eliminated Alb and Beckinsale today...Who does this leave? Gotta be Katie, right?

Anonymous said...

Darn, I was sure she'd pre-given it away with that Alba comment. A red herring just for fun, or an indirect hint? Maybe someone else at the same Madge event?

Not sure about Katie Holmes, seems like her weight loss can be explained by her stress, depression, Scieno rituals and Posh ever having been her diet consultant. Also, didn't she get skinny pretty quickly after having Suri? Anyone know why the AGC page has Katie as the best guess?

Melly said...

Well, anyone who has an imaginary ten pounds to lose and would get a LapBand to lose it is not mentally healthy. Also, she didn't lose the weight immediately and she worked with the buff bride trainer excessively, etc. Just because everyone else thought she was thin after the baby doesn't mean SHE thought she was thin enough. Aren't you surprised that she's not breeding again by now? That's got to be a breach of the contract. That's my argument for Katie, anyway.

I am just stumped as to who else it could be. I'm open to suggestions. Anyone got any new thoughts? I get so obsessed with these silly things!

Anonymous said...

But Lainey never has a Katie/Tom post about her being RoboBride or Scientology or something. That does not seem to fit with "risking the marriage over the body". That sounds like a real marriage. Which, whether or not its true, Lainey does not see this marriage as.

Anonymous said...

Of course, that is supposed to say "WITHOUT" having something on her being a Robobride etc.... grrr

campchristy said...

Lainey commented today on Liv Tyler's suspiscious weight loss - my guess is for her.

bc said...

The post about Liv Tyler also said she was single and looking to have a good time.

Didn't Lainey have a blind about a new mom doing coke to get thin who quit after her child saw her, that was widely suspected to be Liv? I think this is more likely about that one.

On other boards they are saying that Lainey sort of notted Courteney Cox while revealing her for Belle from He!!, but in the archives that is tagged Lake Bell. Is that a mistake or a reveal? I don't know, but it is not hard to picture Lake Bell being that hateful.

Anyway, I think I am still voting for Courteney Cox, because she did say in the blind that she did really try to lose the weight. But the Brooke Shields guess isn't a bad one, either.

anony-2 said...

Except Liv Tyler marriage isn't just threatened, it's over. Courtney Cox isn't a good guess, IMHO because of her age and her known fertility issues.

Melly said...

I agree. Lainey has also done a couple of Katie bits in the last couple of days without even mentioning her skinniness. Liv is divorcing. Courteney has infertility issues - however, if she believed that there was very little chance of getting pregnant again anyway, then perhaps she did go the way of the band. However, installation of the band also leaves scars - they are small, but inevitable. Courteney wears some pretty skimpy bikinis...

Still don't have a clue...

sistah2 said...

KIT said...

"I see this as someone who's baby is at least a year old and oddly, as someone Lainey likes or feels sorry for or at least express concern for...

In this manner Kate Holms fits better although I think she's too young. I get the feeling that this is an "older actress", i.e. one in her thirties at least."

...yes I agree. - I think that also
this woman has an older baby (12mos-2yrs). Lainey is usually a little more obvious with hints, I really cant think of who fits this . I disagree w.Katie H and CCox.

anony-2 said...

Today she eliminated Sarah Jessica Parker, with a strong hint that she was the subject of the earlier blind vice about too much cocaine, etc. She also eliminated Kelly Ripa.

I can't think of anyone this fits with a baby and an actual marriage. I did think maybe Nicole Ritchie, she's gotten awfully thin again, but she and that Madden guy aren't married, are they?

Kit G said...

I really can't get this one out of my head!
So people here that haven't been explicitly ruled out by Lainey:
Katie Holmes (look at pictures of her on dlisted about a year ago.... serious difference!)
Courtney Cox - but possibly not because she's also had fertility issues previously
Brooke Shields - but I have to say the link Lainey provided of her certainly didn't seem particularly thin...
I wonder about Marcia Cross, but she had twins didn't she? and at her age (over 40) there may not be a lot pressure to reproduce again

So. New names. What about Celine Dion? Weren't they supposed to be working on their second? Also, how's Maggie Gyllenhaal looking these days?

Anonymous said...

kate beckinsale? she's married with body issues (says she has "fat" days and won't leave the house). her daughter is older from a previous marriage.

Anonymous said...

prevous post....kate b. was eliminated by lainey

Anonymous said...

i think its nicole ritchie, remember she was rumored to have the lab band in place prior to the pregnancy which is how she lost all the weight in the first place.

Melanie said...

Nicole Richie is not married


I think Katie Holmes. I think she's more in control than people give her credit for. Even if it is a contract marriage, Cruise needs her

kit G said...

another thought occurred to me a la Katie Holmes.

What if this is not about staying thin to "keep up" so to speak, but to have a measure of control over something in her life? As long as she can make it about being thin and staying current, it would be hard for Tommy Boy to "force" her to remove it.

But by keeping the lap band, she has a built in excuse for not conceiving and keeping a few measure of control over her life. Another baby right now and she's even more tied to Tom, and her career takes another year off and it really is just starting to move again.

But its still speculation. And Lainey hasn't given us new hints lately.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if Lainey's comments today about Gwenyth being skinny and her marriage on the rocks to Chris Martin is a clue to this one???

Anonymous said...

Paltrow was the first she eliminated.

Melly said...

Has there ever been a photo of Katie in a bikini? I remember her in that weird one-piece with belt and Laboutins. I found one! However, it is when Suri was pretty small and she is wearing a life jacket in one photo and either putting on or taking off a shirt in the other...

Scars?

Even Helen Mirren rocks the bikini.

Anonymous said...

i can't believe no one said Nicole Richie!
true she's not married, but the item says it's threatening her marriage-maybe threatening the chance of a marriage happeneing?

Anonymous said...

Nicole certainly has been mentioned just a few posts above yours. Also she is NOT married. Lainey does not say things that are "almost" true...the subject of this blind riddle is most definitely married.

Anonymous said...

christine, ben stiller's wife, has looked anorexic especially after the birth of her last child three years ago. although always thin she's never been rail skinny until she's married ben stiller. could this be her?

deb messing?

i so think katie holmes is a fantastic guess......

Anonymous said...

christine, ben stiller's wife, has looked anorexic especially after the birth of her last child three years ago. although always thin she's never been rail skinny until she's married ben stiller. could this be her?

deb messing?

i so think katie holmes is a fantastic guess......

Anonymous said...

I saw photos of Debra Messing recently and she looks very thin. She piled ALOT of weight on when she was pregnant and was still carrying extra weight around long after the baby was born. She has definitely done something to lose those extra pounds. My vote is for her.

Anonymous said...

I'm going with Debra Messing too. She didn't lose the baby weight as quickly as some other stars do, but she's definitely as thin again.

blurry vice said...

So we're back to Debra Messing again I guess.

PS - Helen Mirren rocks in a bikini because she never had children.

Baited Breath said...

Mimi Driver

Anonymous said...

it's either Brangelina or Gwen steffani
they both have always been SUPER skinny
but it does says that they've always wanted to add to the family so given that Brangelina already have a gazillion kids i say it's Gwen

Anonymous said...

the verdict is still out on katie holmes and deb messing...i've emailed both to lanie and she hasn't shot down these guesses but has to my others so i still think they're hot guesses

Anonymous said...

My bets are on Deb Messing. However, it did take her ages to get pregnant and was hospitalized for a month leading up to the birth of her son. But, her career is starting to take off again after pracically being invisible for a few years so the thought of getting "fat" again might scare her off having another baby.

Anonymous said...

Its debra messing. See today's posting for lainey.

Anonymous said...

Definitely Debra Messing according to Lainey's post today.

unicorn jones said...

to the PP who said reference lainey's post today that confirm's it's debra messing -- true statement.

Here's the link: http://www.laineygossip.com/Debra_Messing_new_body_in_Self_Magazine.aspx?IsMicro=0


--uj

Anonymous said...

I love it when she finally reveals who these are!!!

blurry vice said...

I called it from the first day - WOOT!!!
She stuck out in my mind as someone who carried a lot of weight while pg and right afterwards but has been super skinny ever since and only has one child.

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