I guess I should start out by saying I really don't like Kirstie Alley. OK, whew. Got that out of the way. Let's review her career, shall we? The 80's were her decade with Cheers and then she did that Veronica's Closet thing in the 90's and then nothing. Well she did do something. She ate and ate and ate. I don't blame her for eating. I have a huge weight problem and most of it is because I love food, but I have other issues as well. I don't mind that she gained weight. I don't mind that she only had a chance at a second career because she was a Jenny Craig spokesperson and then got a reality show. That's fine.
Here is my problem. She gained all the weight back, plus some that she lost while on Jenny Craig. That happens more often than not. But, what did she do? Did she try and lose the weight? Nope. What she did was call her publicist. The only time she has been famous in the past ten years is when she was losing weight. She got on Oprah. When is the last time you saw an actress who had not worked in ten years get on Oprah?
She wants that fame again. Instead of hiring a trainer and taking off the weight quietly, she called her publicist who called People who ran a breathless cover story about how she is going to lose it all again. A cover story? Seriously? So as her reward for gaining all this weight she gets a cover story and People is going to follow her as she loses it all again. She will probably get another show out of this and have some fame again. Then, when everyone realizes how annoying she is, it will all go away and the whole cycle begins again.