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Let’s All Agree That Kate Winslet Isn’t Annoying, Okay?


Sorry I’m running so late today, guys.  Unfortunately every story I tried to write started out something like:  “Kate Winslet won a libel — Oh, my God I have to go to an allergist today and I’m afraid of needles and I’m pretty that I CAN DIE from being stuck sixty times in a row and if I DIE no one will know what’s going on in Hollywood until Beet wakes up — whew, okay, now where was I?”  So, thanks for being patient with me today whilst I went through my mini-meltdown, and if any of you have any tips on how to survive the rest of my life without bacon, please email me.  Because I’m allergic.  That’s right — pork allergy — and if you don’t think I’ve already thought of all the dirty jokes surrounding that, you’d be wrong.  If you need an address to send sympathy cards (and gifts!) just drop me a line.  Clearly, this is karmic payback for making fun of Jeremy Piven.

In the meantime, Kate Winslet did in fact win $40,000 in a libel lawsuit that she filed against Daily Mail for an article they wrote earlier this year titled “Should Kate Winslet Win an Oscar for the World’s Most Irritating Actress?”  Specifically, Winslet took issue with DM’s take on her exercise regimen:  “I am delighted that the Mail have apologized for making false allegations about me.  I was particularly upset to be accused of lying about my exercise regime, and felt that I had a responsibility to request an apology in order to demonstrate my commitment to the views that I have always expressed about body issues, including diet and exercise.”  Well, fuck.  If that statement doesn’t make confirm the allegations of being irritating, I don’t know what does.

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  • I’ve never really had much of an opinion about Winslet either way. However, I think you really need to provide more information about what the article in the Daily Mail actually consisted of before any of your readers can make any type of judgment regarding whether she is irritating or not. If what they wrote was total and complete fabricated sack of horseshit, I think her case maybe justified, even if it is just about her exercise regimen.

  • Trader Joe’s sells good tasting turkey bacon… turkey bacon is usually disgusting… but their’s is good. If you cook it long enough so that it gets to a bacon-like texture it tastes the same and it’s only 30 calories per slice. (not that I’d give a shit about that primarily… I’m not Kate Winslet)

  • So you think she’s annoying because you’re projecting a superior tone onto her statement about wanting to be an example of good body image?? Wow.

    I find nothing annoying about a woman standing up for real beauty, especially one who became a role model for curvier women after telling professionals who insisted she’d have to lose weight (post-Titanic, when, though she had hips like most women do, she was a freakin size 4!) in order to have success in films to F*ck off.

    And if you actually read reports on this case, you’d read that the Daily Mail was basically comparing her unretouched and retouched photos and claiming that she couldn’t have worked out and looked like her unretouched photos.. implying that a) all women who exercise must exercise to the pt of reaching what to some is an “ideal”, a much slimmer form (basically airbrushing themselves through physical force until “successful” in this) and b) that her unretouched form was undesirable.

    Anyone who reads this blog knows that duh, unfortunately airbrushing happens (Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, etc. etc.)

    Plus she donated the money from her last body-image related suit to an eating disorder cinic:

    What’s annoying about doing your part and using your influence to try and stand as a healthy example for young women?

  • I was raised eating kosher. I don’t really keep kosher anymore, but the one thing that really stuck was the pork thing. So I never ever eat pork or bacon or anything, and I have to be honest with you — I don’t miss it at all. There have been a few rare occasions when I tried to eat bacon just to see what I was missing out on, and I thought it was super gross. You’re just missing out on grease and fat.

    • That would be like telling Steadman that he could have spent his life without Oprah. All he’d be missing out on would be grease and fat….and the millions she’s paid him to be her beard.

  • Kate Winslet ROCKS! I think she did the only right thing and I don’t find her annoying at all.
    She is not only one of the best actresses of our time, she also takes responsibility for the example she sets, and the influence she has on the public.

    What the hell do you do? -other than whine over not being able to eat pig?

      • i’m so sick of seeing your dumbass comments posting as anonymous, with the same avatar, pretending to be different people fighting with each other about the most inane things.
        i guess it’s amusing in a way.

  • Morningstar Farms makes great fake bacon. Cook it on the stove top until it’s good and crispy (not floppy).

    Oh, and btw I LOVE Kate Winslet. Gorgeous and real and very talented. We should celebrate people like her for being good role models, and save the mean girls shtick for the no-talent morons who actually deserve it (Paris, all the Kardashians, etc).

  • I don’t see how Kate Winslet is irritating. I love her. I think she’s smart, beautiful, and EXTREMELY talented. Seems to me that everyone else feels the same way.

    Wendie, you’re just so GD bitter.