Matthew McConaughey, 43, seems to be the latest star proving himself as a serious actor by dropping excessive amounts of weight for a role. His last film, Magic Mike, costarring fellow beefcakes Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer and Joe Manganiello, featured a buff and bronzed McConaughey, but all that has changed since he has dropped 38 pounds, reports USA Today, for his portrayal of Ron Woodruff, a 1980s AIDS sufferer who sought the experimental treatment of AZT at the time of his illness, in the upcoming The Dallas Buyers Club, also starring Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto.
Broadway Hairspray star Marissa Jaret Winokur, 39, is turning heads all over Hollywood with the new, slimmer look she sported at the premiere of her new film, Wreck-It Ralph, after having gained back some of the weight she dropped last year.
Food Network chef and comfort food queen Paula Deen has shed 30 pounds nearly six months after revealing that she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Deen has been widely criticized for her love of the kind of fatty, high-calorie foods that many say contribute to the nation's growing obesity epidemic, as well as conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.