She''s on Joy Behar now and I simply can''t believe my eyes.\
Over 200 pounds with 4 chins and straight hair.\
Did not even realize that mess was her... until her name was shown.\
Tragic. She really looked awful. I almost wanted to cry.
She had a whole routine about eating heavily after a date where she would eat lightly. I guess it was true. \
Tilt your head back, unhinge your jaw, and dump in the contents of your refrigerator.
I would guess that her present state stems from an unhappy love life and unhappy dating life - probably non-existent.\
Does she still work as a comedian?
I thought at one point she had gotten married?
Ohhh! she''s committed the DL cardinal sin! She''s fat!\
get over yourself, cunt. She can lose weight, but you''ll always be ugly.
How original, r7...\
got anything more to add?\
I''m genuinely curious as to why/how people just let themselves go like that.
That recent pic doesn''t look like she gained weight so much as she had some injury to her face. Seriously--did she have cheek implants gone wrong or something? She was always beautiful in a non-American tradional sort of way but that recent pic looks like she had some type of accident. Not recognizable at all.
I spent an evening with her-- around 1980 or so. Really really nice person. and genuinely funny.\
I dunno, the bloating she has looks less like weight gain, and more like what happens when someones been sick, maybe on Prednisone.
I have some friends that, due to various illneses or injuries, were put on a steroid regimen that made them gain weight very quickly (it made them heiry, too).\
What a shame. I really liked her. Link to Behar?
No, she''s gained a shitload of weight.\
I can''t find a link of her from last night''s Joy Behar show, but she was easily over 200 pounds.
Ok, I found a Behar link.\
She''s 1 of the 3 panelists in this Rhys Meyer''s clip. \
Look at her at the :54 mark and tell me your jaw doesn''t drop.
Nope, that''s morbid obesity. Oddly enough, though, the blonde hair does "lighten" her look quite a bit.
Yeah she''s gained weight. If she had her frizzy hair and better makeup it wouldn''t be as noticeable
Give her a break, you guysysys. She''s storing nuts in her cheeks for winter.
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If she had frizzy hair it would not be noticeable? What an odd thing to say. Of course, it would be noticeable. What does frizzy hair have to do with not making being overweight noticeable?
I''ve always liked Elayne Boosler--slightly older and one of the leading female comics of today. She still appeared to be together and appealing in the R13 clip.\
But she''s been out of the spotlight the past few years, and she''s gained some weight. She doesn''t look sick, just fat. If she''s happy, then fine, but perhaps she could stand to get on the Jenny Craig program for a year or so.
It''s tragic. They tried to put her as far from the camera as possible so she wouldn''t overwhelm the other panelists, but it still looked like a blue-green volcano in the background experiencing seismic activity when she tried to move. Even Joyce Behar looked liked like an old hooker perched on the slopes of Etna.
I think she''s in denial about her weight because at her facebook page she mentions her appearance on Joy but then has this picture front and center.
R20. You said it. You hit the nail right on the thumb.
Joy Behar has a show?
Yes, on the Headline News CNN cable channel.\
Same channel that Showbiz Tonight and Nancy Grace show are on.
I''m about 30 pounds overweight and have been on a diet for quite some time. (I began at 50 pounds overweight.) It has been pure hell changing my eating regimine and sticking to it. And the exercising! But oh, to have known about that frizzy hair trick!
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Middle age can be difficult and life can be difficult, especially without a happy love life.\
Some of us become more rotund in middle age.
A little trumpet blast of reality: she''s 57 years old, soon to be 58. She did not appear ill on Behar''s show: she was funny, quick-witted, and sharp. She''s a woman in late middle age with a weight problem. BFD. \
And FWIW, she looks much better with her full, curly hair than the overprocessed threads she has now. Straightened hair is so unflattering on women who don''t look like 16-year-old models.
Isn''t her hair naturally straight and in her younger years she had a perm to make it curly?
Agree that she looks way better with her trademark curly hair.
Wasn''t she with Jerry Seinfeld for years, long ago? I seem to recall she was the model for the "Elaine" character on "Seinfeld."
No, I''m wrong. That was Carol Leifer. My bad, carry on.
UUmmm. That woman is on some kind of medication. Steroidal I assume.\
That is not just being overweight. \
Carbs found her!
Still looks like she''d be a fun friend.
r9 "She was always beautiful in a non-American traditional sort of way." What country is Elayne from?
She has a medicine type of related bloating and I cannot snark on that.
People who have had liposuction and then gain weight will gain weight in weird places. The bottom of the face is one of those weird places where weight gain happens when fat cells have been sucked out of the abs, thighs, flanks and arms.\
Wish I was joking, but I''m not. A friend of mine got abs and legs lipo''d, then got HUGE upper arms. So she had her arms lipo''d. Then came face fat. When you suck out fat cells and then gain weight, your remaining fat cells are the ones that get larger. Chipmunk face occurs. And there ain''t nothing you can do about it. Plastic surgeons are loathe to lipo the face because they don''t want the skin collapsing once the understory of fat cells is removed. You get sunken, collapsed areas in your face and then you have to get fat cells injected into the sunken areas and hope they "take."\
You are correct, R37.\
I got lipo, and I got a little chipmunk face as well, but adjusting my eating habits helped get rid of it though.\
Lipo is great for people who keep the same relative weight all their lives, but just want to sculpt one area. It''s not for people who eat poorly.
Is that what happened to Lara Flynn Boyle''s face or did she have another medical problem which changed her face so radically?
That hair is age-related. My mom had the less-wavy brunette version. When the sweats hit, her hair went flat. She was pissed off. She said she''d only just gotten used to liking her own hair before it went flat on her.
Love you, Marietta
I do not get what you are saying, R40.
My mom lost her naturally curly brunette hair too menopause. I turned to flat white and beige straw.
Haven''t heard anything about Elayne in something like 15 years. She was quite funny back in the lat 80s. Seemed to headed for major stardom. \
Did she drop off the comedy circuit? Too busy eating to come up with any new jokes?
It''s not medical. It''s fat. She''s a bitter, miserable bitch and not as nice as you think. She fucked over some really decent people and whines that no one likes her and no one will hire her. Yeah dummy, because no one trusts you.
Doesn''t Elayne have a long-term Las Vegas gig?\
And while we''re at it, WEHT Rita Rudner?
[quote]And while we''re at it, WEHT Rita Rudner?\
Clearly Elayne ate her.
On her Facebook page, all sorts of people are wishing her luck on her surgery. I don''t think she''s well.
If you get a facelift and then gain a ton of weight your face looks weird. Think about it. Your face was peeled off and tacked up behind your ears and to the top of your cheekbones. Gain weight and your tacked-on face moves to the front and all the fat piles up behind it.
In my experience women are more likely to get fat because they''re afraid of intimacy than frustrated because they can''t get laid.%0D\
I used to love her and Merrill Markoe when they cohosted the Stephanie Miller Show.%0D\
OP, that really does look like it could be steriod use. The long hair was grown to cover the "chipmunk cheeks" which are the trademark of heavy steriod use. %0D\
Steriods are often prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and a lot of other chronic conditions. Depending on the dose, you can gain 50-100 lbs in the blink of an eye. It''s mostly water, although my sister told me when she took them, she was hungry constantly, and she couldn''t stop eating. Usually people who take steriods for a medical condition are pretty sick. Kathleen Turner took them for R.A., and blew up like a balloon.
None of these responses has lived up to the hilarity provided by the image of OP bursting into tears at the sight of Elayne Boosler.
Wonder if it is a serious illness, or she is getting her stomach stapled?
She posted something about eye surgery.\
That wouldn''t make you gain weight, would it?
Maybe she thought she was eating veggies...
That''s not "fat." Look at her fce. It''s steriods. She''s fat in the cheeks, but her forehead area isn''t fat as well. Also her cheeks are not evenly shaped. The bigger the steriod dose, the bigger the cheeks and the bigger the weight gain. Small cheeks = small dose. She must have serious health issues.
That''s not funny re Mary Travers.\
"In 2005, Travers was diagnosed with leukemia. Although a bone marrow transplant apparently slowed the progression of the disease, Travers died on September 16, 2009, at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, from complications arising from chemotherapy. She was 72 years old."
Yeah, but the pic of Mary Travers is pretty shocking/funny/cartoonish.
It''s called LIFE!
She flies kites on my street. She''s ok.
Did Jan Hooks eat Elayne Boosler, or did Elayne Boosler eat Jan Hooks?
Which of the many clips at the link above feature Elayne? There''s like five different episodes and none of them mention her by name.
Found someone''s blog that uses the same picture to compare her to Rob Reiner, in 2006, so, is this also what she looked like on Joy Behar recently? I didn''t see the show. The tightness and roundness of her cheeks looks like high dose Prednisone to me, too. I''m not saying she isn''t also fat, but the tight, puffy swelling is so typical. A chronic inflammatory disease, maybe, that rears its head every so often? \
If it is something like Prednisone, she''s lucky that she can get paid to be a (funny) sarcastic bitch. Your "edit button" really takes a beating on that s^&!
As someone who took a year to lose the weight I gained on Prednisone, I''d know that face shape anywhere. She''s on medication.
Why would anyone want to take that drug knowing how it disfigures you? Are there really no alternatives?
ok - I went to the May archive of the Joy Behar videos site and found the clip. She was not pred-faced there, just fat. But then, so am I, despite losing 40 lbs (diet and exercise) post-pred. The swelling came off simultaneously with losing the first 12 pounds without trying (at about the 75% dose reduction point) and the rest is just stubborn goo.
R74, if there were alternatives, don''t you think patients would be clamoring for them? In my case, the prednisone prevented my body to having violent reactions to toxic chemo infusions that saved my life. So, yes, worth it.
She a Facebook page and is very friendly, often responding to posts.
What was she gonna do? She let herself go. And now she''s flying through the stars and hopes this night will last forever.
LOL R80. Perhaps Gwyneth can play the lead in "Elaine Boosler: Larger Than Life".
Someone should go on her Facebook page and ask her why she got so heavy? I''m sure if it''s related to a medical condition, she''ll say so.\
Not me, however. I believe Facebook is only for teenagers.
R74, my sister had a massive dose of prednisone becasue she has a depressed immune system (RA) and had sudden hearing loss from an ear infection. It was either take it or be deaf for the rest of her life. She took it and swelled up like a whale in a matter of weeks. She still has some hearing left, though. %0D\
She definitely had the trademark chipmunk cheeks. Anybody who knows somebody on Prednisone doesn''t forget what it''s like. It''s scary to watch, let alone do it yourself.
Did you need to put a swear word in your title, OP?
Yes, he did. Don''t you understand it''s TRAGIC that Elayne Boosler has gained weight?
[quote]She''s fat in the cheeks, but her forehead area isn''t fat as well.\
I''ve gained weight off & on my whole life, but am grateful to say that I''ve never had a fat forehead.
I guarantee if she needed to take steroids for an illness, she''d have said something about it by now. Probably would make a joke of whatever she needed the steroids for, and make fat jokes.
Fat people are always in denial about their weight, hence the ''does this dress make my butt look fat?'' question.%0D\
I heard a story about someone telling Boosler at a TV show taping backstage that he thought she was really funny and she wigged out. %0D\
"Funny? What do you mean? Funny?"%0D\
Just take the compliment. And get on the treadmill.%0D
Wasn''t she an opera singer at one time? Married to a stand up comedian? Or am I thinking of someone else?%0D
Since when do comedians have to look good? She never was in movies, television. She''s a stage comic, and she''s almost 60. Probably doesn''t care too much about gaining lbs. My guess is she''s likely on an antidepressant, which in most cases, never help the weight/appetite cause.
R89: Robert Klein was married to opera singer Brenda Boozer.
why exactly was this old thread bumped?
estrogen kills, doesn''t it?
What the FUCK is wrong with you?!? She is beautiful and talented. You are just a hack with a blog
It all looks very unnatural. Elayne was an attractive woman for years. I believe there is a medical problem that she is not mentioning.
too often I have snide comments to make, but in this case, I can't torment someone who is obviously ill.
Elayne is the perfect example of what happens when one eats their Micky D happy meals without unwrapping them first. It might not matter so much for the first two or three at a sitting, but after 5 or 6 this is what one can expect to look like.
This is what Boosler posted on 4/1/11.... Probably in response to OP. LOL!!
Said she became addicted to facebook. Said she sat her ass in front of the computer for 2 yrs and didn't move.
So, it wasn't medical!! It was laziness. She got lazy and then she got fat, Fat, FAT.
Her little rap song is entitled.... Facebook is a clocksucker.
OP, give yourself a pat on the back, you probably saved the fattie from a heart attack. Because, every now and again on her facebook page, she mentions that she got up and went for a walk.
But, I still don't think she will be cracking any more Chris Christie jokes, because now she's in his league.
Antidepressants don't necessarily make you fat. I ate like crazy on Paxil and gained about 15 pounds, but I'm not sure now whether it was the drug itself or the fact that it wasn't really helping me. When I got off that crap and switched to Zoloft, a drug which enables me to be about as sane as I'm capable of being, I ended up losing all my Paxil weight plus about five pounds more.
[quote] Lipo is great for people who keep the same relative weight all their lives, but just want to sculpt one area. It's not for people who eat poorly
It's also not for people who age. If you weigh 100 lbs and get your thighs lipo'd because they have cellulite and are disproportionate and you get that little pooch lipo'd because it's not as flat as the rest of your stomach..... you have a surprise coming when you hit 50, lol. You're not going to weigh 100 lbs anymore.
Look, she has that bug eyed German gene, They never age well. Always remember that some of the light eye have that buggy blue thing going on. We've all known the freakish blue-eyed blond who was just an abomination, right?
Look, can we all acknowledge the big nosed, buggy blue eyed gene that comes out of German stock? The horse nostriled left handed freaks who think they're "pure" because both peasant stock parents came here after the war? Peasants who think they're not peasant stock, but they are.
The pharma in my governement hospital fits this. Big nostrils. Husband loves to suck Italian cock. He's only part Italian and his brother is gay BUT SO IS HE!
A lot of people always want to blame medical issues, but it just ain't true.
People just become lazy and undisciplined.
How could she get so fucking fat and her family and friends not say anything?
No one slapped her with reality until she went on Behar's show and people like OP said What in Holy Hell?
I don't think the OP was posting this out of concern for Elayne. Just typical bitchiness. You know, their life sucks so why not point out the flaws in others.
Oh and half of everyone's links don't work or redirect to a page one has to look through like reading Webster's dictionary.
They worked in May of 2010, but then shit happens.
I bet Behar personally took down that one link to save her friend and fellow comedian from anymore embarrassment.
She was attractive back in the early 90's when she did those commercials on tv. Does anyone remember what the fight she had with Howard Stern a couple decades ago was about? Howard was still making funny-yet-harsh comments about her around 1993-94 or so.
Any 2012 pics of her?
She's had over 18 months to start pulling it together.
If she's slipped any further, she ain't never getting up. Just put the motorized scooter on standby.
So, it's now 2013.
Has Boosler moved her ass or is she even bigger?
I know Elayne was once friends with Morgan Fairchild (don't know about now). Anyway, I remember Boosler use to crack that every time she saw Morgan at the gym she was sitting at the juice bar socializing.
Jesus, what a tough crowd...the poor woman is obviously dealing iwth some kind of health problem...I mean where are aging female comics supposed to go?
I feel bad for Elayne, but I hope this is Kathy Griffin's fate.
[quote]What the FUCK has happened to Elayne Boosler?
Someone took a hammer to her for bumping old threads.
so naughty, r107
I fucking love this thread!
Someone has got to have a current pic. Or is she hiding from the cameras?
She has definitely lost weight. Here she is from a gig she did this month:
If that really is from this month, she looks much, much better.
Maybe she called Morgan for some diet and weight loss advice.
See what a little effort and discipline can do for a body.
OP gave Boosler one hell of a wakeup call. It was harsh but necessary because it's quite obvious her family wasn't willing to do it.
If I chunk up a little, my dad calls me on it in a subtle way.... "Honey, how's your weight."
My mother, OTOH, is much more direct. "Your butt is getting big."