Kirstie Alley offered 2nd chance as Jenny Craig spokesperson: good idea?

It’s hard to recap all the times that Kirstie Alley has gained and lost weight again, but I’ll try to give a general overview. Kirstie lost weight as a Jenny Craig spokesperson as part of an endorsement deal with them that began in 2005 and ended with her being fired in 2008 for gaining the weight back. Then she did this whole media blitz in which she said she was going to start her own weight loss brand (she eventually did, two years later in 2010) but prior to that she admitted that she’d gained something like 83 pounds, although it was probably more. Then she went on Dancing with The Stars, lost weight, started a Xenu diet brand of overpriced vitamins and juice, (not necessarily in that order) and made a bunch of whack statements about how she was a size 4, weighed 130 pounds, and had a 22 inch waist.

Since all that went down in 2011, Kirstie has gained some of the weight back again and is no longer a “size 4.” So supposedly Jenny Craig is asking her if she wants to lose weight with them again as a spokesperson.

Meanwhile, executives at Jenny Craig are apparently willing to let the past be the past and help the chubby Cheers star drop the 25 pounds she’s regained!

Jenny Craig dumped Alley as spokesperson in early 2008. But they’ve now offered to welcome her back as a special guest sponsor.

“The Jenny Craig brass keep tabs on their former celeb­rity spokespersons, and just like the rest of the world, they’ve watched Kirstie struggle with her battle of the bulge,” a source told the National Enquier.

“They loved having Kirstie as their rep­resentative for three years because she lost 75 pounds by follow­ing their plan. Plus, she’s so much fun that everyone loves her!

“Kirstie eats when she’s un­der pressure, and that’s exactly what she was do­ing while trying to finish her memoir.

“She’s a classic binge eater and she can pack on the pounds faster than anyone. Kirstie is her own worst enemy — she knows she’s fat and she hates herself for it, but that just makes her eat more. It’s a vicious cycle.

“Jenny Craig wishes the best for all their clients, but they especial­ly want Kirstie to succeed. She’s the classic yo-yo dieter, and because she wrestles with her weight in public, everyone roots for her. Hopefully, she’ll figure it out before she faces serious health issues.”

[From ShowbizSpy]

Didn’t they learn their lesson with Kristie the first time? Can’t they say that she yo-yos constantly and this isn’t going to work out? I’m not ragging on Kirstie for yo-yoing, it happens to so many people and it’s normal. I’m ragging on her for constantly making it an issue, one of the few things she’s known for over the past handful of years, turning it into a business and then acting like it’s our fault for focusing on it. That said, I don’t think Jenny Craig wants Kirstie back at all. I think that she’s leaking this news to make it seem like she’s still a desirable spokesperson when she’s not. She’s got a new book out and she needs to stay in the press. Plus her L.Ron juice is a big conflict of interest. There were stories last year that Jenny Craig honchos were super pissed about that. She can’t shill that stuff and still claim that Jenny Craig is what’s working for her.

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  1. bobo says:

    Why bother? Just let go. Those blue shoes…Not good.

  2. JudyK says:

    Give it a rest. And, yeah, those blue shoes are hideous.

  3. Cam S says:

    I think at this point, after struggling this long with her weight, she should consult a professional to help her. As in, therapy. I’m not being facetious

    • Celebitchy says:

      But she’s a Scientologist! “Psychs” are the devil to them, because they have their own therapy, and we’ve seen how well that’s working for their high profile members.

    • erika says:

      Conflict of money + brainwashing…

      That’s why CO$ doesn’t want members to see psychologist/psychiatrist. Because psych’s offer ‘counseling’ to help you ‘deal with your emotions/problems’ AND anti-depressants/other mind altering prescription drugs can be described for severe distorders/depression.

      So, it’s simple math, CO$ wants ALL your $$$$ (and future $$$) and CO$ will help you with your ‘alien volcano trauma’ (otherwise known as AVC).

      CO$ does NOT want you to spend that $$$ on counseling. Why that’s crazy!

      $500,000= total lifetime debt for CO$ counseling

      $30+ $5-15= therapist office visit co-pay plus amount due for 1 month prescription anti-depressant

      SEE? DUH!!! It’s simple math!!!

  4. Kimlee says:

    I Co-sign that this is from Kirstie camp and not Jenny Craig.

    • Wom says:

      I agree. I hope Jenny Craig is smart enough to realize that their brand is NOT helped by being associated with a member of a cult that is spiralling into madness.

      As a Trekkie, I still have a great deal of residual good will for Kirstie because she was in Wrath of Khan. But I wish she’d escape the clutches of L Ron FOREVER.

      By the way, is Kirstie’s ex husband a Scientologist? I haven’t heard anything about Parker Stevenson in years.

  5. blc says:

    Hahahaha, this made my day! Are you kidding?? What a waste. Why doesn’t Jenny Craig pick a normal American woman who needs to lose weight and follow her around to see how she does at it? Wouldn’t that say more for the program than some rich lady with chefs and trainers at her disposal?

  6. Happymom says:

    On the one hand I really feel for her- I’ve had the same issue through the years of my weight going up and down and it sucks. That said: she’s a bride of Xenu and straight up crazy. And remember that other COS lunatic, Kelly Preston, talking about how amazing Kirstie’s special weight loss potions are?!

  7. Aria says:

    Apparently Xenu is not into dieting. How is it possible that Xenu didn’t help her? Shame on CO$!

  8. MoxyLady007 says:

    So…. Her Xenu diet failed? She is admitting this? She trying to fly the cray cray coop?

  9. libby says:

    she still has fabulous hair. she should be a spokesperson for hair products. her weight will always be an issue because she cannot quit the old Paual Dean meal plan of butter dipped in butter then deep fried in more butter.

  10. NeNe says:

    That would be the worst decision ever…. I believe this is just some BS that Kirstie and her peeps are putting out there. I think they would be dumber than dirt if they chose her again for their spokesperson.

  11. dorothy says:

    Jenny Craig…why go down that road again? She’s not capable.

  12. ummmm says:

    NOt so quick on that people. Think about it. Could be competition between Simpson & Alley on who has the better program. Think of the publicity for both. Don’t be too sure that Alley leaked anything it could really happen.

  13. Vee says:

    This woman is nuts. I would never buy what she is selling.

  14. Lee says:

    She has her own weight loss program, it is called Organic Liaison, she sells it on her website.

    • Rhea says:

      Clearly, she’s only selling it NOT using it herself. ;)

    • SMH says:

      She also sells it on QVC. It has really mixed reviews.

      I don’t know if I can believe Jenny Craig would consider this. I had read they were really upset when she went into business with her line. And they still have Valerie Bertinelli and Mariah Carey as spokespeople.

      As someone who has yo-yo’d before, you really need to be ready to lose the weight before you can be successful. I believe that Kirstie’s problems are more than “I just like food too much” and she probably needs to deal with some issues before she can move forward and keep the weight off. She’s got to get to the bottom of what’s eating her while she works on what she’s eating.

      I wish her luck though.

  15. gee says:

    A lot of women yo-yo diet.. with the proper spin, this might be good for Jenny Craig and Kirstie Alley.

  16. Lee says:

    Oh and Kelly Preston said she lost forty pounds on it.

  17. bagladey says:

    Isn’t her weight gain a declaration that HER weight-loss supplements that she sells at her store don’t work? Unfortunately, sometimes the addiction just wins no matter how much the addict fights and Kirstie seems to be totally addicted to food and she can’t handle the struggle on a permanent basis. Does scientology approve of the Lapband? Because that seems like it would be a good solution for her because she has been an obese person before for a long period of time.

  18. ramona says:

    Does Kirstie Alley even have a career anymore? I live in the UK, so maybe I’m missing something, but hasn’t she reached the stage of being famous for being on reality TV? Why do they want a D-lister to represent their brand? Surely there are better options than a has-been who’s a bit kooky and delusional about her own size/weight loss…?

  19. Sirsnarksalot says:

    Anybody remember her Veronica’s Closet show with Kathy Najimy (sorry I know my spelling stinks)? I loved that show. She was hilarious in it. I want to see her back doing a show like that not hawking some self help or diet plan. But maybe Xenu hasn’t approved that for her.

    • Ann Emmess says:

      It’s funny. A lot of the stupidest “holy fool”-type characters are played by extremely smart performers — Tony Shalhoub and Thomas Haden Church, to name two.

      And then Kirstie actually made most of her career playing credibly intelligent characters, from Gloria Steinem to her Star Trek character to Cheers. But she seems to stumble through life as exactly the kind of fool that the smarties all play.

  20. Tanya says:

    she has a foul mouth, I find that utterly classless…especially for an older woman. I also find her creepy leering at younger guys and bragging about her and them, pretty gross out as well…but, as for Jenny Craig?.. it will work for her, she’ll lose the weight..then regain it…she is an emotional eater, as most of us are to varying degrees. As another poster wrote, she needs some sort of therapy..which she will probably never get. too bad….

  21. lucy2 says:

    I can’t imagine why they’d hire her back – she’s a classic example of why programs like that aren’t good for the long term.

  22. Kaboom says:

    Why cast against her type? Dunkin Donuts should just get it over with and call her.

  23. Mew says:

    How about she’d just accept herself as she is and started just enjoying life instead of constantly stressing about her weight? Oh yeah, that’s not an option. Too sad.

  24. Elj says:

    Jesus. Look at her imdb and the last time she worked apart from some random TV movie no one’s heard of, was 2007. Other than eat, what does this woman DO?!

  25. Green Is Good says:

    IF Jenny Craig re-hires her, they’ll deserve whatever Xenu crazy they get throw at them.

  26. moo says:

    The woman is crazy and cannot keep the commitment. She’s a LOSER! And, her CULT IS TOO!!!! (sorry…. still fuming over that Suri story……..)

  27. DreamyK says:

    She lost any credibility she had left by claiming to be a size 4. She actually looked closer to a size 16 or greater.

    Also? If Co$ is so great with it’s auditing and mental health business, why isn’t Kristie all squared away with her food issues? I’m not bagging on her, I’m just highlighting more crazy talk that the Co$ think they can actually help people with their mumbo jumbo BS.

    • Penguin says:

      I thought she looked like a 10-12 maybe but I could be wrong. Kirstie should of admitted her real size & owned it. Whatever size she was really suited her,it looked good. It was only when she started all this size 4 crap that people ridiculed her.

  28. Cathy says:

    That dress and those blue shoes are ewww.

  29. wobble says:

    Well I can Identify with yo yo dieting, but also, I can indentify with there coming a time when you eat right and even begin to enjoy working out. Maybe she is there now and can make it this time. Plus I had to learn to manage my stress eating in order to drop pounds and get healthy. Maybe she can, too. I don’t mind her shenanigans…she’s a mess and that’s wht kinda makes her still relevant to some people.

    No comment on her religious beliefs….I think we’ve seen enough to understand what’s up with them and their methods….smh.

  30. hmm says:

    I keep wondering why she looks 60 years old??? Just found out she IS 60. LOL

  31. Journey says:

    that john travolta is so smart. he was headline news with his gay lover scandals, so apparently he whispered quietly in Katie’s ear, “Here, take these burn phones and escape the midget!” then he whispers in kirstie’s ear, “hey, how about you call jenny craig and go all diet diva again.” and whoosh, just like that, he’s the scientologist who’s NOT headline news.

  32. Ally says:

    Dayyyum, those are hot guys that are standing with her. Look at those arms!

  33. crtb says:

    She needs to start dancing again.

  34. Snowpea says:

    Those long aqua claws and those aqua suede hoofs are just gross.

    There’s something about Kirstie Alley. She always looks grubby like she needs a bloody good scrub. Why is her hair parting always greasy?

    Plus, I just know she would stink of ciggies. Ewwww, she really is kinda vile.

  35. Jackie O says:

    she’s a wreck. who would buy anything she endorses. so much for scientology giving you the ‘tools’ a better life.

  36. palermo says:

    Oh please no, I can’t stand how she always camps it up

  37. erika says:

    I’m a block of cheddar, and Kirstie grates one me…!!! obnoxious. pee-yuu

    Um..NO! YO-YO dieter of the Millennium!
    Why would Jenny promote the message-

    “Call 1800-Jenny now! You too can yo-yo diet just like Kirstie! Once you take it all off, than put it ALL back on (plus some!) you can re-join Jenny and DO IT ALL OVER again! Hurry and call now, operators are waiting!”

  38. Caz1310 says:

    Doesn’t EVERYONE know by now these weight loss foods/programs are slightly bogus? These companies don’t care if you lose the weight and put it back on…as long as you sign up again and fork over a lot of $$. I think Kirstie is too tainted by Scientology now to spruik anything seriously.

  39. Helen says:

    Maybe she needs to ditch the weight loss programs and find a good shrink..

  40. jay says:

    I always check out this website before buying any products in Weight Loss, My personal favorite is the Jenny Craig system because of its ability to assist so many women and men achieve their personal weight loss goals.