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Channing Tatum: I Gain 25-30 Pounds Between Movies

Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Channing Tatum showed off his amazing physique in last year’s blockbuster Magic Mike, but the actor revealed in a new interview that he doesn’t always look so ripped.

“I’m a fat kid on the inside,” he told Cosmopolitan magazine for its July issue. “I love food so much and I fluctuate about 25-30 pounds between movies.”

In fact, Tatum, 33, who was crowned People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” last year, added that a dream role for him would be “a chess movie that requires very little movement.”

That way, “I can eat pizza and play chess on the beach all day,” he said. “And then eat more pizza and cheeseburgers and drink beer. That’d be amazing.”

But it’ll have to wait. Right now, Tatum is filming Jupiter Ascending in London and preparing for his pregnant wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, to give birth to their first child. So, how does the couple of eight years manage to balance so much at one time?

“You have to want it,” he tells the magazine. “Jenna’s and my thing is checking in with each other all the time, like, ‘On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love me right now?’ And you gotta be honest, and you’ve got to want an honest answer.”

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Adele: I'm Not Concerned That I'm a Plus-Sized Singer

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LONDON) -- Adele is comfortable in her own skin, and doesn’t relate to singers who rely on sex appeal to attract fans.

The pregnant singer is quoted by Britain’s The Sun as saying, “I just stand there and sing. I’m not worried that I’m a ‘plus size’ and so much bigger than other artists. No matter what you look like the key is to be happy with yourself.”

According to The Sun, Adele believes that singers who show plenty of skin in their music videos are projecting what the newspaper describes as a “false image.” She reportedly says, “I’ve seen them up close and they don’t even look like that.”

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‘Skinny’ Blogger Calls Kate Upton Fat ‘Piggie’

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Kate Upton is known for her lush figure, but a blogger who acknowledges preferring the “skinny aesthetic” has likened the curvy swimsuit model to a cow and a pig.

In a June 10 post on the website “Skinny Gurl,” the unnamed female blogger wrote: “Did you know that humans are 80% genetically identical to cows? Well, allow me to prove it to you… .” That line was followed by an unflattering photo of the back of Upton’s lingerie-clad body on the runway.

The blogger wrote that Upton was “confidently lumbering up the runway like there’s a buffet at the end of it,” and also called her a “little piggie” with “huge thighs, NO waist, big fat floppy boobs, terrible body definition … .”

But the tables have been turned on the blogger. In a July 8 post, she wrote that she has been deluged with angry emails and threatened with rape and death.

The fashion world’s most influential insiders have denounced the blogger and risen to Upton’s defense.

“Running this site where you actually praise women for staying emaciated and skinny and then to go out there and then track someone who has a normal body, I mean, she’s got issues,” said Lesley Jane Seymour, editor-in-chief of MORE magazine.

“She’s laughing all the way to the bank,” supermodel and author Carol Alt said of Upton.  “I would just say keep your end up and keep moving forward.”

Online, the hacker group Anonymous launched a cyber attack against the Skinny Gurl website, forcing her to change web hosts.

It’s all resulted in some changes to her site, among them the removal of the “Starving Tip of the Day” and the addition of language that “explicitly prohibits the glorification or promotion of self-harm.”

She also wrote that she planned to add resources for help with depression, eating disorders, and self-injury.

Explaining the idea behind the site – which she says is “pro-skinny” but not “pro-ana” (for pro-anorexic) — she wrote: “As a thin person, I was also annoyed by our double-standards around weight. For example, people think nothing of telling a thin woman – to their face, in front of an entire group of people – how skinny they are and even to suggest what they should eat. But I’ve never seen the reverse happen to an overweight woman.”

The blogger writes that she was a model in school and now works in the fashion industry.

“I take personal pride in keeping myself thin (since people keep asking: I’m about 5’7″ and try to stay around 100 lbs),” she wrote. She adds that she stays anonymous because she has “a real-world profession with clients and partners and this is a controversial subject, even in places like NYC and Hollywood.”

While she acknowledged that she has had her “own issues” with food and eating and that those issues had found their way into the writing on her blog, she noted: “There’s nothing wrong with saying skinny is beautiful, just like there’s nothing wrong with saying curvy is beautiful, or red hair is beautiful, or anything else someone happens to find appealing. It’s an opinion, and we’re all entitled to them.”

For model Alt, the weighty war of words is another example of the extreme pressure the fashion industry places on girls.

“Sometimes in this business people’s expectations are a bit unrealistic and it’s very hard to attain those kind of expectations,” she told ABC News.

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Jessica Simpson New Weight Watchers' Spokeswoman

People(LOS ANGELES) -- It’s official: Jessica Simpson will be the new spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

The singer made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday: “So excited to be a part of the @WeightWatchers family!”

The new mother is adding to her coffers with a reported $4 million deal from Weight Watchers to lose the baby weight.

Weight Watchers said in a statement, “We’re thrilled that Jessica Simpson has chosen to join Weight Watchers to adopt a healthier lifestyle and inspire others to do the same.”

Simpson just released her first photographs with daughter Maxwell Drew in the latest issue of People magazine.

She told the magazine that giving birth to her first child May 1 has changed her life forever.

“When I look at her my heart melts,” Simpson, the pop star-turned-fashion designer, said in an interview appearing in the June issue of People magazine. “I didn’t realize how much love I could have.”

Maxwell, known as “Max” or “Maxi,” arrived two weeks early, by C-section. She weighed 9 pounds, 13 ounces.

“As one of the nurses exclaimed when Max was born, ‘She’s a chunk,’” People magazine’s Suzanne Zuckerman told Good Morning America.  “But she is a beautiful baby."

“There was a wonderful family bond that was instantaneous,” Zuckerman said.  “As Max was being born, Eric was holding both Jessica’s hand and the baby’s hand so there was that sort of continuous bond from the moment she arrived.”

Maxwell has Simpson up every few hours for feedings and diaper changes, even though her father, former NFL player Eric Johnson, is a very hands-on dad.

“He has found his calling,” Simpson said of her fiancé. “Maxwell’s definitely going to be a daddy’s girl.”

Maxwell “is my career at the moment. I know I was always meant to be a mom …,” Simpson, 31, told People.

“She says that she’s never before kept to such a schedule in her life,” Zuckerman said.  “What’s also remarkable is this confidence that’s just bubbling over with Jessica.  When it comes to being a mom, she fully admits she’s doing a fantastic job.”

During the revealing interview, Simpson, who was criticized for gaining too much weight during her pregnancy, also discussed her plans for losing weight.

“Jessica actually planned to work with Weight Watchers even before she knew she was expecting but she is committing to that program as soon as its healthy for her to do so,” People’s Zuckerman told GMA.

“It would be nice to feel comfortable in a bikini, but that’s not my goal,” Simpson says in People. “I just want to fit into jeans.”

She said she’s putting off exercising until she fully recovers from the surgery, but laughingly admitted she had broken one rule. “I think I have the sexiest man in the world. So that’s the rule I break.”

She also acknowledged that she’s eager to get back to her pre-baby weight.

“After you have your baby, it’s like, ‘Oh my God, what happened to my body?’  This is not me,’” she said.

The singer has big plans for her wedding to Johnson, and says she wants to feel “really great in a wedding dress.”

Simpson will launch a new maternity clothing line that will be the 24th line in the Jessica Simpson Collection. The singer is well on her way to earning $1 billion by year’s end just from her fashion empire alone.

“She’d love to have more kids although she very openly says she wants to devote her full time and attention to Max right now, so no immediate plans,” Zuckerman said.

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Demi Lovato Responds to Criticism over Her Weight

ABC/Heidi Gutman(LOS ANGELES) -- Demi Lovato was proud of the way she looked at the MTV Video Music Awards, no matter what anyone else thought of her.

The 19-year-old has struck back against people in the Twitterverse who criticized her curvy figure at the VMAs.

She wrote on Twitter, “Guess what, I'm healthy and happy, and if you're hating on my weight you obviously aren't. :) #UNBROKEN.”

Lovato was in rehab from November to January for an eating disorder and depression.

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Stranger Tells LeAnn Rimes to 'Eat Something'

Singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian. (Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for MGM Resorts International)(CHICAGO) -- LeAnn Rimes used Twitter to express her anger over a stranger who told her she needed to eat.

The country music singer was out having dinner with her husband, Eddie Cibrian, and their sons in Chicago on Sunday, when a stranger reportedly approached the table and told her to eat more.

She wrote, "How dare someone come to me at a table w/ the boys and tell me I need to eat something."

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