If there’s one thing shrinking faster than the new “90210” remake’s ratings, it’s the show’s stars. Ingenues like Shenae Grimes and Jessica Stroup are so skinny, Us reports, that cast and crew members are considering staging an intervention.
Producers “want the girls to gain weight,” a source on the show tells the tabloid. “They are trying too hard to be skinny, and it’s started to wear on them. It’s just not healthy.”
“I’ve never seen Jessica or Shenae eat,” another on-set source notes.
And their male co-stars — either out of concern, or perhaps fear they’ll look fat onscreen by comparison — are mulling an intervention.
“I heard some of the boys on the show are going to sit down with the girls and talk to them,” yet another insider says. “The girls were all skinny when they started, but they’re definitely thinner now.”
Maybe guidance counselor Kelly Taylor needs to sit these girls down and lecture them about her near-death experience with an eating disorder. Whoops — we’ve just officially lost our grip on where TV ends and reality begins …
Is Britney ready?
Britney Spears has undeniably made great strides in getting her personal life back together. And she’s even dipped her toes back in celebrity waters with a triumphant return to MTV’s VMAs. But now that the fallen pop icon is readying a full comeback — complete with a new album, being hurriedly prepared for a Dec. 2 release — loved ones are reportedly worried that it’s too much, too soon.
“The people who really care about her knew that even though she wants to be the pop star she used to be, it won’t be good for her,” a Spears family insider confides to MSNBC.
“Even her label, Jive, understood that. It’s a little unsettling to us that they’d want her to get back to recording so fast.”
But a Jive insider waves aside such concerns: “She’s not Paul Simon. As long as [the album is] produced well and has a good beat, she’ll have a hit.”
The dismissive source adds, “Really, the quicker we do it, the better it will be. You shouldn’t overthink some things.”
Gee, that didn’t sound too ominous.
Oscar winner Hilary Swank was briefly hospitalized for a minor medical problem and is now recuperating, People reports.
The “Boys Don’t Cry” star was “experiencing some discomfort and went to see her doctor, who prescribed an immediate course of action that included a brief hospitalization to remove a small, benign growth,” her manager explained.
“Her condition has been resolved and there are no continuing health issues, with the exception of some short-term rest and recuperation,” he added.
Be a little more mysterious, why don’t you?
‘Girls’ going separate ways?
The rumor that Kendra Wilkinson will leave the Playboy mansion — and “The Girls Next Door” — for her own reality show isn’t the whole story, multitasking beau Hugh Hefner tells E! News. “I think all three girls are likely to get spinoffs,” Hef opines.
As for breakup buzz?
“All the rumors are only going to give us more ratings,” he says. Smart man.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.