Kirstie Alley partners again with Jenny Craig, Jenny will shill her Scientology juice

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You know the What Year Is It meme? That’s what immediately came to mind when I heard this story. Kirstie Alley is making a big announcement that she’ll lose more weight, which may or may not happen. She’s also rejoining Jenny Craig as their spokesperson ten years after she was dropped for gaining weight.

How many times have we heard this before? I remember Kirstie’s announcement in 2008 that she was eventually going to lose weight through her own weight loss brand. She gained weight at first but eventually lost it, then she gained weight again, lost it on DWTS, claimed to have a 22 inch waist and to be a size 6, and then yo-yoed up again. Kirstie’s weight loss brand, Organic Liaison, was exposed as a front for Scientology elixirs and vitamins, and Kirstie eventually had to pay out a $130,000 settlement to a dissatisfied customer.

Anyway Kirstie is with Jenny Craig again. Kirstie says that she only wants to lose about 20, maybe 30 more pounds. She never was good with numbers. For the record, I think she looks fine, she’s just someone who seems to focus on nothing else but her weight. Rinse and repeat.

Alley, 63, announced Monday, April 7, that she is joining Jenny Craig again, a decade after she worked with the weight loss company in 2004. The first time around, the Cheers star dropped 75 pounds with the diet program, a total much higher than the number she is going after now.

“I’m not like, circus fat,” Alley says in a new ad campaign for Jenny Craig. “I just want to lose 20 pounds,” jokingly adding that she might shoot for 30.

Kirstie is serving as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig after ending her initial agreement with the company in 2007. She shows off her physique in a form-fitting dress in a newly unveiled commercial, where she praises the brand, complimenting the “yummy” food and personal consulting.

Alley, who has long been vocal about her struggle with weight loss, appeared on The Today Show Monday morning to discuss the partnership, telling host Matt Lauer, “I feel amazing because I feel healthy and I feel happy.”

She went on to explain her return to Jenny Craig, adding that she maintained her weight loss for four years before going “off the rails” due to “man trouble” and holiday indulgences.

[From US Weekly]

This announcement comes right after Jenny Craig spokesperson Valerie Bertinelli admitted that she gained weight following surgery on her foot. So this is Jenny Craig’s solution, to go back to using Kirstie Alley, who has gained weight and lost it time and again, all in the spotlight. What’s more is that Kirstie’s weight loss program has been exposed as a scam and a front for the Scientology cult. (Don’t point it out or Kirstie will call you a bigot.)

I would say it’s damning enough that Jenny is hiring Kirstie again, but guess what – they’re also going to sell her “Organic Liaison” products. The vitamins and cranberry juice that Kirstie claims will help people lose weight are straight from a Scientology ritual called the “Purification Rundown,” which has no scientific basis or proven efficacy. They’re supposed to help people purify their body, not that they work, and Kristie just repacked and branded them as a weight loss program. On her website, Kirstie announced “And I am excited to bring my favorite Organic Liaison products like Rescue Me to Jenny Craig and Jenny’s members.” So Jenny Craig just got in bed with Scientology. What a massively stupid marketing move.

Here’s Kirstie’s announcement:

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Update: Here’s Kirstie Alley’s Jenny Craig commercial. Asinine.

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I do not understand how this vicious, self-centered, insensitive, nutso keeps getting lucrative gigs and her own tv show. I just don’t get it.

    • Snazzy says:

      Perfectly said … it’s just sooooo confusing how people like that keep getting these gigs!

    • eliza says:

      Nothing to add. PERFECT!

    • blue marie says:

      + 6 (cause that’s always been her size ya know)

    • doofus says:

      me neither.

      I never used Jenny Craig but I SURE AS HELL won’t now.

      their stuff is SO processed and gross…you can get the same “diet” by just eating more healthy food and planning your meals/diet, but that would require EFFORT and THINKING…things that are not in Alley’s wheelhouse.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      I agree. When I saw the ads for her new tv show I said to my husband: I think people are so over her. She peaked a long time ago and her craziness and behaviour with Scientology and especially how she reacted when Leah Remini left just made her even more dislikeable. For whatever reason, a lot of Scientology-bigwigs (Cruise, Travolta, Kirsty) have become a lot more vocal and public about Scientology in the last decade as opposed to when they were really at the top of the their careers decades back when they never really spoke about it at all. With all the stuff coming out in court cases (Cruise and other Scientology cases) they just end up looking even more crazy and weird. I liked Kirsty back years ago, but now I can’t stand her.

      I think Jenny Craig is making a big mistake having her come back as a spokesperson. She’s just not that likeable anymore and plus it just emphasizes that she lost 70 lbs with them and then gained it all back when she was no longer just eating *their* food. Kind of dissing their own thing about how they teach people how to change their lifestyle and eat food properly even off the program. Especially on the heels of Valerie Bertinelli gaining back 50 lbs!

      • Decloo says:

        I wonder if there’s a Jenny Criaig/Scientology connection already? If not, aligning themselves with this product, which has already bombed, is beyond stupid. Maybe Kirstie made some converts when she was repping this company before?

      • TrustMeOnThis says:

        I’ve never heard anything linking Jenny Craig to scientology before (other than having hired KA in the first place). Terrible move. Be interesting to see how long this lasts!

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I think some people support her simply because she’s “plus-sized.” There are many people who will gush about how beautiful and wonderful a woman is for no other reason than that. I think they mean well, maybe trying to turn the tide away from Hollywood’s obsession with anorexic women. But a larger woman can be just as nasty as a thin woman, and Alley fits the bill.

    • Bridget says:

      It’s because she’s a known quantity. It’s the same reason why movie studios make sequels, reboots, movies based off of crappy shows – because they think it’s going to be less risky to deal with something people are already familiar with vs. someone new and unknown. Horrible person or not, Jenny Craig’s partnership with Alley was very successful the first time around, and Alley was mystifyingly popular during her stint on DWTS. That being said, I am genuinely shocked that JC allowed Kirstie to bring her Organic Liason crap as a part of her deal, and it makes me think they now have a stake in it (great idea, there).

  2. JudyK says:

    You mean we’re going to have to hear once again that she’s a Size 4.

    I find Kirstie Alley a bore…good way to describe her show, too.

  3. aims says:

    Don’t drink the kool aid

  4. Jen34 says:

    I would much rather hear about Valerie Bertinelli. She has a healthy attitude and is very likeable. Kirstie, OTOH, is a joke. If I were in advertising, I would stay away.

  5. mayamae says:

    I think Kirstie’s problem (besides CO$), is that she’s never accepted that she is simply not meant to be super slim without the help of cocaine.

  6. MollyB says:

    Get a hobby, Kristie. One that isn’t about Xenu or your weight.

  7. Kiddo says:

    Jenny Craig is supposedly having financial problems and Nestle was going to sell it to the same company that owns ‘Curves’. I don’t know whether that transaction happened or not. Their history includes settling a class action lawsuit in the 90’s, but admitting no wrong, where dieters claimed that the food caused gallbladder disease.

    • mimif says:

      Oh I had no idea Nestle owned Jenny Craig. Nasty, nasty company.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Nestle owns Jenny Craig? I didn’t know that. I do know Nestle is having a lot of its own problems with other products involving diseased meat and recalls and other issues.

  8. Macey says:

    I wouldnt buy anything she’s selling, Im surprised JC thought this was a good idea considering the scandal with C$S and the other products.

    Most ppl that use these prepackage meal systems to lose weight usually gain it all back after they go off the program b/c they dont learn portion control. It all comes back as soon as they go back to regular foods.

    • Suzy from Ontario says:

      Exactly Macey! If you only eat what someone puts in front of you and it’s below a certain calorie count, you will lose weight. But that doesn’t mean you will continue to be so careful once you have to actually create such meals yourself! When you have to think about creating meals that are healthy and good for you and working out portions that are reasonable and add up to a certain amount of calories …well that can take a lot of energy that isn’t always easy for most folks with jobs and children and housework, etc. If I was a rich celebrity who was overweight, I’d hire a chef to create tasty and healthy meals that fit (calorie-wise) into a healthy weight plan, and have a personal trainer come work me out in my home gym 3-4x a week …and have an indoor swimming pool so I could swim everyday year round. Sadly, I am not rich, so I do the best I can on my own.

  9. Candy Love says:

    Thing are just not adding up to me.

    Why would Jenny Craig get in to bussiness with Kirstie and Scientology when Kirstie had to pay out a $130,000 settlement to a dissatisfied customers. That’s a big red flag that her products do not work not to mention if all Kirstie wants to loose is 20 pounds why doesn’t she just use her own “weight loss” products to do it.

  10. idk says:

    Since when did losing weight, gaining it back, losing it again, gaining it back, and then trying to lose it again become a CAREER?

  11. msw says:

    Wow, this is going to be an epic, epic fail.

  12. CAM says:

    Maybe Jenny Craig is a Scientologist as well. Explains why she keeps hiring Kristie and why she has no problem that her spokesperson will talk about another product (Kristie’s Scientology detox juice) besides her own that will contribute to weight loss.

  13. Stephanie says:

    In my opinion, everything about Kirstie says: “my sense of worth only comes from my weight.”