Ally McBeal Triggered Eating Disorder Outbreak

Although Ally McBeal has been off the air for four years, it's making headlines again. This time the buzz isn't about short skirts or wacky fantasy sequences, it's about eating disorders.Two weeks after Portia de Rossi went public about having an eating disorder while she starred in the David E. Kelley series, Calista Flockhart (with boyfriend Harrison Ford) has come clean about the "eating problem" she had while headlining the primetime hit.She gave the Mirror the -- uh -- skinny in a new interview:"At the time of all that, I was seriously stressed. I was working 15-hour days on the set and then I was dealing with the end of the show, which was basically my life. I started undereating, overexercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system. I guess I just didn't find the time to eat. I am much more healthy these days."In 2000, Courtney Thorne-Smith said almost exactly the same thing about her "eating problem." So close in fact that I wonder if she and Calista are still reading the same scripts."I started undereating, overexercising, pushing myself too hard and brutalizing my immune system. The amount of time I spent thinking about food and being upset about my body was insane."Interestingly, these days David E. Kelley's cast members are having the opposite problem. Boston Legal star James Spader was on Ellen just the other day joking around about how he's put on a lot of weight lately. Instead of "undereating and overexercising," he says he's just started sucking in his stomach before he looks in the mirror. And then there's William Shatner...No pressure for the guys in Hollywood to stay thin, yet women are practically killing themselves?
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