The Checkup: Macaulay Culkin Is Scary-Skinny

Photos of the 31-year-old actor turned up this week, and he’s not looking awesome.

• Entertainment Tonight snapped a candid shot of Home Alone actor Macaulay Culkin this week in New York, and it actually made me gasp. Have you seen it? Culkin, now 31 years old, is reeeeeeally skinny—like, scary-skinny. He’s gaunt, sunken and very skeleton-like. Culkin’s rep told Us Weekly he’s perfectly healthy, and that comments to the contrary are “reckless, thoughtless and irresponsible.” So as to not be reckless, I’ll let you make up your own mind; go over here to see the photo.

• Ready for some good news—yes, good news—about trans fats? A new government study found that we have a lot less of it in our bodies than we did a decade ago. That’s thanks to the heavy regulation the artery-clogging fat has come under in recent years, like Philly’s trans-fat ban in restaurant foods. More here.

• Where to prospective patients turn for information about plastic surgery? Facebook. And Twitter. No, really.

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