Good Morning America: Matthew McConaughey Weight Loss
Matthew McConaughey is looking very frail and thin for his next movie role. Many people have been questioning if the actor went too far for the role, dropping nearly 30 pounds for his new role as a cancer stricken electrician. The Matthew McConaughey weight loss issue has many experts weighing in.
One fitness expert said losing that much weight can affect the kidneys and liver while another expert in Hollywood said losing that much weight is going to make people notice him, which could lead to some awards.
McConaughey, who was named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive in 2005, isn’t the first actor to drop a lot of weight for a role. Christian Bale dropped 63 pounds for The Machinist, Tom Hanks has dropped 30 pounds numerous times and Beyonce had to lose 20 pounds for her role in Dream Girls.
So is it asking too much for an actor to lose so much weight for one role? Let us know what you think in the comment sections below.
GMA: My Shopping Addiction & Compulsive Shoppers
One woman said she will spend between $150 and $300 on a pair of jeans and she said she has hundreds of jeans. Another shopper drained his parents’ savings because of shopping and another, Sarah, went dumpster diving.
Sarah said the dumpster diving was not her low point, it was a high for her. She loves shopping so much it gives her adrenaline and she even seemed to be getting excited just talking about dumpster diving.
Dr. Raman Durvasula, a clinical psychologist, said people with shopping addictions oftentimes have financial problems or relationship problems and the shopping takes up much of their time. She tries to help the women overcome their addictions by making them donate many of their goods and spend a significantly less amount of time buying things.
If you want to see more of the shopaholics, tune into Oxygen on Monday nights.
Good Morning America: Marissa Jaret Winokur Weight Loss
Marissa Jaret Winokur, the Broadway star who won a Tony for her performance in Hairspray at the age of 27, has recently lost 60 pounds. She said she has been struggling to lose weight her entire life, not dropping a single pound when she was competing on Dancing With the Stars a few seasons ago. She said she thinks she even got booted from hosting Dance Your Ass Off because of her weight.
But Winokur was able to show her critics by losing a lot of weight the old fashioned way, by counting calories and working out. Winokur said she only takes in 1200 calories a day and makes sure she works out every day as well. She even brought her own food on the plane and to her hotel on New York.
She said she lost the weight because of health reasons and she is now doing everything she can to keep the weight off, knowing it is more a lifestyle change than anything else.