PureDWTS Media Tidbits From The Kirstie Alley And Maks Chmerkovskiy Camp

Just a few things to report from the Maks and Kirstie Camp. First of all, congratulations to Kirstie Alley. She’s landed a role in an upcoming new TV Land sitcom called “Giant Baby”. According to the Washington Post, Kirstie will play a “high-mainenance broadway star”. This sounds good. I’ll definitely be checking this out.

In the new sitcom, Alley will play a high-maintenance Broadway star who’s in for a shock when her 26-year-old son — the one she gave up for adoption – shows up at her doorstep after his adoptive mother dies. A series pickup on the new project is “cast contingent” TV Land said Thursday – the casting that’s still in question is that of her “son,” described in the news release as “nerdy and schlubby.” Surely this role won’t be hard to fill — Hollywood’s loaded with schlubby guys, who are all the rage these days. You can’t throw a brick in Hollywood without hitting some schlubby guy on his way to an audition or a meeting with his agent. In fact, the hard thing these days is to find a non-schlub to cast in a show.

Also, in news headlines today is Kirstie’s support for Lady Gaga and the scrutiny surrounding Lady Gaga’s weight gain. Kirstie said “weight expectations for celebrities are not normal and constantly perpetuate an unhealthy, unattainable standard for girls and women around the globe.”

“It’s Hollywood that is obsessed with weight,” she said. “I think everyone should try to be healthy. Lean is better than not lean, but I think we send a horrible message to the world, especially to girls.”

Right on, Kirstie! You can read more at Access Hollywood.

In other news in the Kirstie Maks camp, Peta and Maks attended the Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine Fall 2012 Launch Party last night. You can view some great photos of them at Getty Images. So cute!!