I Know What You're Thinking – I'm Fat !
Cheese-curl rations and all, Bertinelli, who turns 47 this month, has no complaints. Joining Kirstie Alley as a celebrity face – and body – for Jenny Craig, the 5'2" actress best known for her 1975-84 sitcom One Day at a Time is vowing to lose 30 lbs. by September (from a size 14 to a size 8). Going public with her goal "is the motivation I need," she says. "I need to do this in front of millions of people so I can't mess up. It is freeing because I can say it first: I know what you're thinking – I'm fat."
"We feel the same way about weight loss," says Alley, 56, who has maintained her 75-lb. downsizing. "She isn't interested in promoting whittling yourself down to a size 0, and I agree." Bertinelli says Alley also offered some advice: "She said, 'Even if Wolfie wants to go to In-N-Out Burger, don't do it, because paparazzi will photograph you!' "
The campaign, for which she will shoot a new ad every month as she shrinks, represents a major step back into the public eye for Bertinelli, lately a stay-at-home mom whose last big TV role was on Touched by an Angel in 2003. "Wolf is my priority," she says. "I was a Hollywood hermit." Also, she adds, "I didn't like going up for interviews because I didn't want to hear how fat I am."