Happy surfing, y'all:
- Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because the captain concluded that he was too damn fat and therefore posed a "safety risk." (This wouldn't have happened to Kelly Osbourne.)
- Two multi-million-dollar class action lawsuits have been filed against Jillian Michaels, the meaner of the two trainers from NBC's "The Biggest Loser," claiming that her endorsement of a less-than-effective weight loss supplement amounts to false advertising. The two named plaintiffs say that they bought Maximum Strength Calorie Control pills because Michaels endorsed the product, but later discovered to their dismay that popping the pills didn't make their fat magically disappear. (Duh.) Is it any wonder we Americans are perceived as dumb, lazy, celebrity-obsessed, overly-litigious, greedy fatties?
- Speaking of dumb: "Registered dietitian Jill Weisenberger once had a client who kept a puzzling food journal. The calorie counts were all out of whack. The woman's tuna sandwich had 33 calories. An apple: 144. Turns out the woman was mistaking a food-calorie book's index for a calorie chart." (Source: L.A. Times)