Alley played herself in the Showtime show, which detailed the daily life of a not-so-svelte actress trying to keep a job in Hollywood -- fictitious, of course, because her weight enabled her to launch the show in the first place. Alley went on to serve as the face of Jenny Craig, losing 75 pounds and paving the way for Bertinelli's career revamp.
Alas, Alley's weight loss didn't last. In May, the 58-year-old actress confessed to People magazine that since giving up her Jenny Craig post, she's gained 83 pounds. But Bertinelli's trying to buoy her with an offer that would double as a perfect photo op for both stars.
"She should come work out with me!" Bertinelli told People. "She should remember you can't do everything in one day [and] her exercise has to be consistent. She can do this. There's no doubt in my mind."
The moral of the story? To the skinny starlets, skipping meals and slogging through workouts in hopes that slimming their figures to mere slivers will bring in the big bucks: stop. Sometimes, embracing weight's ups and downs yields greater (to say nothing of healthier) results.