The Year's Worst Celebrity Health Role Models

Maressa Brown
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How come every time another celeb comes out with a book, loses 50+ pounds, or wins something on Dancing With the Stars, we're subject to headlines bleating their ridiculous words of wisdom on healthy living? It's like anyone who's ever stepped in front of a camera is a reputable authority on medicine, nutrition, exercise, sex, disease awareness, etc.

To me, the fact that "The Queen of All Media" Perez Hilton now has his own celebrity fitness-themed site, FitPerez.com, embodies exactly what I'm talking about. They all think they're Dr. Oz!

Here, nutty Hollywood-ites and their health advice we could do without ... 

1. Kelly Osbourne -- Since Ozzy's offspring dropped around 50 pounds, everyone wants to know how she did it, how she feels about it, yadda yadda yadda. Apparently, one huge factor that played a role in her pound-paring success: Lipstick. She recently told Shape magazine that "wearing cute outfits" and "a little bit of makeup" helped her get to the gym. Now, I'm not one to rip on the power of a polished pout, but come on, really? I'll venture to guess that spending time worrying about sweat-proof mascara before a spinning class isn't really going to do much for your fitness in the long-run. 

2. Jennifer Love Hewitt -- Remember vajazzling from earlier this year? The Ghost Whisperer said it was a great way to get over a break-up. Because sticking Swarovski crystals to your waxed vulva is the key to emotional wellness. In her book, The Day I Shot Cupid, she also recommends making out with a stranger to forget a former honey. One caveat: He must be gorgeous, or else you'll feel worse. Wow, who knew? Pure superficiality heals the heart!

3. Bethenny Frankel -- The Real Housewife-Turned-Skinny Girl usually seems to have her head on straight when it comes to natural, healthy eating. But for some reason, this past summer, she decided to attribute her post-baby weight loss to "tasting everything, eating nothing." What the heck does that even mean?!

4. Jenny McCarthy -- The former Singled Out host preaches that moms ought to steer clear of giving their kids MMR vaccines, because the shots cause autism. No matter which side of the issue you stand on, you have to agree with one thing -- Jenny's no scientist and should probably just shut up.

5. Elizabeth Hurley -- The British beauty recently tweeted her diet advice: "Doctors disagree, but I swear by almost nothing for breakfast for adults. Mugs of hot water first thing, maybe an espresso and a few oat cakes mid-morning." Well, at least she basically admitted she's a nut compared to those in the know about proper nutrition.

6. Demi Moore -- File this one under "Do not try this at home." She attributes her gorgeous looks in part to a treatment in which leeches suck and detoxify her blood. She might be better off with just asking Ashton to dress up like Edward Cullen. 

7. Megan Fox -- The really awful actress attributes her svelte physique to taking vinegar shots, which she says "cleanses out your system entirely." Suuure. Maybe she should steer clear of the diet advice and stick to what she knows best: Pouting and schtupping David Silver.  

What's the worst piece of celeb health advice you've ever stumbled on?

 

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