Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gluten Free Celebz

I've posted in the past about Gwyneth Paltrow's GF detox diet and Madonna's soft spot for ThinkThin bars.
Now comes more Gluten Free celebrity news. I have to admit, I am a PerezHilton junkie and visit the site at least four times a day to get my daily gossip needs. I don't know why, but I'm hooked.
So who else is Celiac? And who just eats gluten free for health benefits? Read on...

Zooey Deschanel
You've definitely seen this girl in a movie -- she's been everywhere recently. I think I last saw her in "Yes Man" headlined by Jim Carrey. And guess what? She's allergic to gluten! Her strategy for maintaing the gluten free lifestyle according to an interview conducted by Time Out New York? She tells herself it isn't good for her anyway. As a fellow citizen of L.A. I'm crossing my fingers that I run into Zooey at one of my favorite GF spots.

Emmy Rossum
According to her IMDB page, Rossum, the lead in the 2004 film adaptation of "The Phantom of the Opera," is a fellow Celiac. You may also recognize her from "The Day After Tomorrow" with Jake Gyllenhaal.

Heidi Collins
The official spokesperson for the National Foundation of Celiac Awareness, Collins is a CNN reporter who has worked on Anderson Cooper 360 and CNN Headline News. She reported on Celiac Disease during 2006's Celiac Awareness month (see clips below).

Rachel Weisz
Well now we know that after winning an Oscar in '06 for her role in The Constant Gardner, Rachel Weisz wasn't snacking on those puff pastries at the Vanity Fair afterparty. A BBC article recently mentioned that Weisz is wheat intolerant.

Susie Essman
I absolutely love Susie Essman on "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Her role as a hilariously foul-mouthed and over-the-top L.A. housewife is one of the reasons that I tune in (and own a few seasons on DVD). She also lended her voice to last year's animated film Bolt. Check out this New York Times article where she mentions her dietary restrictions.

Keith Olbermann
Another fellow Celiac, Olbermann has talked about being a Celiac various times on his show "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (check it out here).

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
I've posted about Ms. Hasselbeck before (check it out here and here) and I can't believe that I forgot to include her on this list... whoops! Thanks for your comments and reminding me of one of the best Celiac advocates out there.

Do you know of any other GF celebz? Drop me a line!


Breanna and David said...

Elizabeth Hasselbeck... She is even coming out with a new book about her experiences. Rich Gannon the football player has a daughter with Celiac too. Jenny McCarthy and her son are also following a GF diet.

Allie said...

What a cool post! I never knew all these people had celiac or a gluten intolerance/allergy!

I don't know why - but I love hearing about that!

Cute blog! I just found it today... I live in Boston and am always on the hunt for new places with GF menus or cupcakes! ;)