12/27/2004 at 01:00 AM EST
"I didn't realize I was fat," Kirstie Alley admitted. But the tabloids noticed, and their coverage led her to create Fat Actress, her upcoming Showtime series. Filming convinced Alley, 53, to quit living up to the title and try to lose about 70 lbs. "My goal," she declared, "is that in March, when my show is released, I'm skinny."