January 18, 2005

Polo Grounds

There’s a major cross-blog debate going on right now about an important topic that everyone seems to have an opinion on. Iraq? Social Security? Abortion? Actually, no- it's actress' bodies. At issue is a photo of actress Teri Polo (Ben Stiller’s wife in “Meet the Parents/Fockers”) looking especially emaciated at a recent movie premiere, as well as in a forthcoming nude photo spread in Playboy.

Wizbang has all the relevant photos; Michele has an illuminating discussion in which her mostly male commenters share their thoughts. As for me, the story depresses me for three reasons: because an actress as attractive as Polo feels that she has to starve herself down to McBeal-like levels in order to be “sexy”; because some men actually seem to like it, and because Polo, who appears to still have a viable acting career, stooped to posing in Playboy. The magazine has become so irrelevant that when I see a celebrity in it, all I can think is “wow, her career must be totally over.”

If she's lucky, maybe she'll able to join the Tara Reid/Carmen Electra crowd of former actresses who currently have no career other than semi-annual Maxim/FHM appearances.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 18, 2005 10:36 PM

Die bloggers die!

Posted by: A at January 19, 2005 10:11 AM

"whenever I see a celebrity in it [Playboy]"--you mean when you're reading it for the articles?


FWIW, I always thought Teri Polo was too skinny.

Posted by: Esther at January 19, 2005 11:06 AM

"Stooped" to posing for Playboy? She probably made millions. If I could figure out a way to make that kind of money with my tits (while also making sure my dad never found out), I'd do it.

Posted by: Emily at January 19, 2005 02:54 PM
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