What? That’s Kirstie Alley on the left? If you say so. Kirstie started her TV career as Rebecca Howe on Cheers, replacing the lacklustre Shelley Long and exchanging quasi-sexual banter with bartender Ted Danson (Sam). Kirstie won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award for her performance. In 1989 Kirstie starred in the big screen blockbuster Look Who’s Talking with John Travolta and Bruce Willis. She followed up with two dull, stupid sequels. For her contributions to the motion picture industry Kirstie was awarded her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
That’s when her career took a nosedive. She was offered no further tv sitcom roles or lucrative box office roles. In 2008 Kirstie became the spokesperson for Jenny Craig and alleged she lost 75 pounds before Jenny fired her for re-gaining the weight and attributing much of her weight loss to Scientology. Oh, Kirstie. To read the article click here.
That’s where it gets tawdry.
In 2006 Kirstie made a huge career blooper by appearing in a bikini on the Oprah Winfrey Show and audience reception was less than enthusiastic. Dave Letterman replayed the clip while mocking Kirstie’s appearance. Ever the good sport, Kirstie made a 2010 appearance on the Dave Letterman Show discussing her Oprah appearance and her weight issues.
To see Kirstie Alley’s Bikini Shock on Dave Letterman click here.
To see David Letterman – Kirstie Alley: Eating and Tweeting.
In 2010 Kirstie defended her bikini appearance on Larry King Live, much to his disgust. To see Kirstie Alley discusses her 2006 Appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show in a Bikini.To see Kirstie in a Jenny Craig commercial click here.
In 2010 Kirstie really bottomed out by starring in her own reality show, Kirstie Alley’s Big Life. Come onnn Kirstie! To see Kirstie Alley being dissed in The Dish: Kirstie Alley’s Big Life click here. The show is allmost as bad her latest career move on Dancing With the Stars. To see 60 Year Old Kirstie Alley on Dancing With the Stars click here.
It took guts to appear on Oprah in a bikini.
Comeback Grade: D for desperate to get back in the spotlight even if she has to humiliate herself to do it.
To visit Kirstie’s Facebook Page click here.