Incredible Shrinking Celebs

Drew Carey: 'I like being skinny. I was sick of being fat on the camera.'

J-Hud on cover of August issue.
J-Hud on cover of August issue.

Some of the biggest stars just aren’t anymore.

In the current issue of People magazine, John Goodman tells how he lost 100 pounds and Drew Carey, 80 pounds.

I really liked John Goodman in HBO’s Treme, probably because he was a frustrated writer. I think fellow Ohioan Drew Carey is wasting his talent as host of The Price Is Right, but whatever. Am sure his paycheck is right, and that may be all that matters right now.

Jennifer Hudson, 28, on the cover of this week’s InStyle Makeover magazine, says she went from a size 16 to a size 6 on Weight Watchers. Have you seen the commercial? It seems intentionally dark, so you really can’t get a good view of Hudson at all. I’ve always wondered if that’s intentional. But you get the full monty, as it were, in the August issue of InStyle Makeover, where Hudson’s lauded as its “Makeover of the Year.” In addition to Weight Watchers, Hudson had a personal trainer.

Here are tidbits from People magazine’s interviews of Goodman and Carey . . .

John Goodman, 58

·        Went from 368 to 268 pounds.

·        Quit drinking three years ago.

·        Hired a health coach.