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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/20/2006

My Celebrity Eating Disorder

By Liz Kelly

Time for another lesson in Celebritology 101, in which I point out something rather obvious, mix it up with something you (hopefully) haven't seen before, then arrive at an unexpected conclusion, which may or may not make sense in relation to the rest of the piece.

Today's lesson is a double-header: Once you're a celebrity, privacy evaporates and no matter how mundane, there is an audience for anything celebrity related.


Don't pay any attention to the hideous visage of Johnny Knoxville chowing down on a snow cone. (AP)

To illustrate the above, I share the following re-enacted anecdote. On Friday night, I was overcome by a serious craving for pictures of celebrities eating. Having already wasted $4.99 on "Hostel" on OnDemand, I was desperate for entertainment. Did I dare hope for such a treat? I dared. My appetite was sated by a quick Google search and the No. 1 return: Celebrities-Eating.com.

The site is pretty addictive -- who can resist shot after shot of beautiful people captured at the unglamorous moment when the plane is heading for the open hangar? See Uma chow down on something stringy, witness Nicole's unfortunate encounter with a corndog (hey, at least she's eating) and learn what Elijah Wood can do while eating corn.

While mildly embarrassing for some of the subjects, Celebrities-Eating.com is actually pretty tame compared to some other scathing (yet hilarious) sites. There's no harm being done here. Well, unless by some freak of nature this site is like the only thing being picked up by some alien culture looking for signs of intelligent life in the universe. If that's happening, I think we may be harvested as food for our betters.

By Liz Kelly  | June 20, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebritology 101, Miscellaneous  
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Comments

Ha! I saw something on tv that showed Nicole Richie eating...she made a MEAN face every time as if she was swallowing nails instead of food. I bet if you take off her glasses in that one picture of her on celebrities-eating.com...you'll see the "face".

Posted by: Alexandria | June 20, 2006 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Yikes, Liz!! Nekked picture of Jennifer Aniston? Keanu Reeves barfing? What an, um, awesome site (sight?). I'll stick to my alltime favorite vice-GoFugYourself.

Posted by: WDC | June 20, 2006 11:27 AM | Report abuse

Is it just me, or does Elijah Wood always look like he's 10? He freaks me out.

Posted by: MD | June 20, 2006 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Although the celebrities are what they look like...they all have hard things going on in their life that you may not be aware of....give them alittle slack because these are the kind of stars that keep the film rolling and keep the big movies in hollywood...put yourself in their positions...you'll see...

Posted by: Colette | September 25, 2006 10:27 AM | Report abuse

Celebrities are looked up to by people worldwide - young and old, male and female.
They should be setting an example...and if this is the example they choose to set, they need help.
People think it's ok to be disgustingly stick-thin...just look at pro-ed websites with "thinspiration" pictures of celebs like Nicole Richie, Lindsay Lohan and Mary Kate Olsen.
Hollywood has such a focused attention on people's image that sure, the celebs feel pressured to look thin and beautiful (although unhealthily skinny is not beautiful) but people who watch them in the media also feel the pressure to look thin and beautiful.
Have you ever watched a film with your boyfriend/girlfriend and a beautiful man/woman comes on screen semi-naked...and you just can't help thinking they are comparing you?
It shouldn't be like that at all...
Celebs have to set a better example!
Young girls are practically committing suicide to look like them!

And what's with these new "Thin is in" t-shirts?
Some people disgust me...

Posted by: OutSpoken | September 26, 2006 11:58 AM | Report abuse

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