Angelina Jolie's 'Starvation' Story Sells for the Wrong Reason

angelina jolieAngelina Jolie is a beautiful woman. She, like many other celebrities, also happens to be thin. Really thin. And, unfortunately, many "normal-sized" women in the world want to be just like her -- even if "really thin" means "really unhealthy." And, hey, guess what? Tabloids and gossip sites know this, so they run articles on the eating habits of gals like Angelina Jolie and Kate Middleton because they know you'll read. Not because you're genuinely concerned, because you're genuinely curious. What do they eat to stay so thin?

The latest shameless ploy comes to us via The Daily Mail (via Grazia magazine). Recently, they ran an article entitled, "Is Painfully Thin Angelina Jolie Surviving on Just 600 Calories a Day?" They then proceeded to say that Angie weighs in at around 97 pounds and followed up with a list of what she eats for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Of course, this article has a "source" (don't they all?) -- and a close one, at that. Whoever this mystery person is -- they must spend a lot of time with Angelina, as they're very intimate with her eating habits. The source says things like: "Angelina has been known to start her day with little more than a spoonful of coconut oil and a handful of cereal," and "Sometimes she'll skip lunch altogether or will just grab a few almonds and some gummy bears while she's on the go, or will have a protein-based shake rather than anything more substantial." Hmmm ...

Here's the thing: Like I said -- and like you know -- Angelina Jolie is thin. But, has she lost a ton of weight recently? Does she look any thinner than usual? To my naked eyes, she doesn't. She looks like she always does. So, why would a "source" come out with this story now? Why would somebody risk their friendship with Angelina or, more likely, their job to make a couple of bucks off of this non-story? They probably wouldn't. Which is why this story is most likely fake.

I'm on to you, Daily Mails and Us Weeklies. The jig is up. When there's nothing going on in the world of celebritydom -- and let's face it, this was a slow week -- the "so and so's not eating" stories are your go-to. Because you know women will buy. And, unfortunately, not because they're concerned.

Do you think Angelina Jolie looks thinner than usual?

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