No Calista Today

Calista Flockhart doesn’t want to talk about weighty topics, so the “Today” show doesn’t want to talk to her at all. The star of Fox’s “Ally McBeal” backed out of a long-scheduled interview (set for next Monday) with the top-rated NBC morning show when its producers refused a request that the interview not include talk about the star’s weight. The ultra-thin actress has denied rumors that she has an eating disorder. “We never agree to restrictions on interviews,” a “Today” spokeswoman said Thursday. Flockhart also has appearances planned for next week on CBS’s “Late Show” with David Letterman and on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.”

  • Flockhart has answered questions several times about her weight, “and it always comes out the same,” said Pat Kingsley, her publicist. “We just said, ‘Enough is enough.’ We’re fed up with it, and we don’t want to put her out there anymore.” The publicist said the Letterman and O’Donnell shows are different, because they are entertainment, not news, shows. Both programs readily agreed not to talk about her weight, Kingsley said.
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