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Kirstie Alley, Kim Kardashian, Bethenny Frankel: Ten Celebs Who Peddle Diet Products

E! Online reports that Fat Actress star Kirstie Alley is being sued in a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed on July 20 in Los Angeles Superior Court, by would-be dieter Marina Abramyan, who claims the diet supplements are bogus. Basically, the 28-page document states that Alley lost weight not by ingesting Organic Liaison, the magical elixir she touts (and owns a stake in) -- but because she rehearsed her ass off (literally and figuratively) while competing on Dancing With the Stars.

On the one hand, we wish we looked like celebs with toned abs and round butts. Then again -- how stupid do you have to be to believe that the miracle in a bottle they're endorsing is the reason for their weight loss -- and not the private chef and personal trainer they have on the payroll? Alley's not the only celeb who peddles the promise of a thinner you. So put down the doughnut and read our list. Don't you feel thinner already?

Jennifer Hudson for Weight Watchers
When Jennifer Hudson was

kicked off season three of American Idol, her career really took off.

She won an Academy Award for her role as Effie in Dreamgirls, played

Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in Sex and the City, and recorded two CDs.

The only thing left to do was lose weight. She became a spokesperson for

Weight Watchers and she sings about her weight loss -- making her

loss our gain.

Snooki for Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet
When Jersey

Shore meatball looked at herself in the mirror and saw... well... a

meatball staring back at her, she decided to go on a diet. Always one to

make a buck, she hooked up with South Florida-based Dr. Siegel's Cookie Diet.

How the diet works is simple. You eat them instead of anything else. At

$49.95 per box of cookies, we'd have to have a lucrative MTV deal to

stay on this diet.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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