Calorie Counter News – The New York Post Page Six gossip column is reporting that rotund documentary filmmaker Michael Moore is enrolled at the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, located in Aventura, Florida, where he will, among other things, attend classes in “life re-education” in an attempt to bring his obesity under control — at a cost of $3,800 a week.
With its luxurious Turnberry Isle Yacht Club location and its mandatory lifestyle classes the program was described by Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert to Business Week as “a combination of Harvard and the boot camp of spas.” Ebert lost 90 pounds over a 20-month period.
Last year in an interview with the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, consumer activist and former Moore mentor Ralph Nader (pictured with Moore) was quoted as saying, “I’ve been at him for years, saying ‘you’ve got to lose weight.’ Now, he’s doubled. Private exhortations aren’t working. It’s extremely serious. He’s over 300 pounds. He’s like a giant beach ball.”
Whatever your opinions of Moore (and mine are pretty strong, I hate the bastard) lets wish him luck in taking off some weight and getting healthy, in only so he can continue discrediting his own causes every time he opens his mouth.
Related: The Michael Moore Fat Farm Diaries
Rob Port at Say Anything.