Larry The Cable Guy Becomes Weight Loss Spokesperson
Top U.S. comedian Larry The Cable Guy has become the unlikely face of weightloss company NutriSystem. The star, real name Dan Whitney, has lost 50 pounds (22.7 kilograms) using the NutriSystem program, and he is so pleased with the results he's decided to help promote the firm in a series of print and TV advertisements. In a post on his website, the comic jokes, "Now I look just like Brad Pitt, only totally different." The U.S. ads will be made public later this month (Mar08).