Thursday, November 03, 2005

Chastity Bono Plans to Lose It on TV

(Link) Feeling extra-fluffy at 200-plus pounds, Cher's daughter joins the cast of "Celebrity Fit Club" and explains how much fun it is to be imperfect-looking in LA. Answer: not much.

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From Yahoo Entertainment

"Celebrity Fit Club" is back with its third cycle, and this time out the battling-the-bulge scale tippers include CHASTITY BONO, BRUCE VILANCH, KELLY LeBROCK, YOUNG MC, COUNTESS VAUGHN, JEFF CONAWAY, TEMPESTT BLEDSOE and BIZARRE.

Each group of "Celebrity Fit Club" weight-loss hopefuls is put through a regimen of exercise, diet and nutritional training by experts. To date, the previous members have lost a combined total of 465 pounds.

Season 2 alum JACKÉE is ET's special reporter, covering all the action for the new group. After all, who better to understand what the eight weight-challenged celebs are going through? For her first task, Jackée goes one-on-one with CHER's little girl, Chastity, who tipped the scales at more than 200 pounds.

"Does it bother you that you don't look like your mom?" the former "227" star asks.

"No, it doesn't bother me at all," Chastity replies. "I wish I got those genes more. I got my dad's side of the family. My dad's side of the family's got the weight problem. I would love to have a body more like her."

Chastity also points out that if you look at early SONNY AND CHER photos from the mid-'60s, her dad was a little chubby, but he lost the weight before the "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" hit the air.

When Jackée pursues the subject, insisting that every little girl wants to grow up to look like her mom, Chastity adds, "I'm so different from her and that's not really my look. I've always been such a tomboy."

Even so, growing up in Hollywood couldn't have been easy for Chastity, who went to school with people who went on to become famous, such as JENNIFER ANISTON. That's a lot of peer pressure.

"I went to high school with Jen, so it wasn't the same feeling then," she explains. "I didn't think about that kind of stuff at all. Look, I live in Los Angeles. You do feel kind of separate and apart when you're overweight in this town. It's not other people doing it. It's just that I have eyes. I see what the standard is in this town. I don't fit it, so it's not 100 percent comfortable. But I don't need to be skinny in order to be comfortable. I just want to be healthy."