The biggest controversy in Hollywood lately has not been dirty Oscar campaigning, the Republican resurgence or Winona's jury pool.
It has been diets.
Mention at a party that you are an avid carnivore or exclusively a dandelion eater and you will be sure to start a battle royale.
In this image-obsessed biz after all, it's not enough to have an eating plan--you've got to share it with others. Awareness of who is eating what and why has never been higher.
Partisans will proselytize about high-fat, low-fat or low-carb eating with all the fervor of an evangelical minister before a tent full of sinners. Woe betide any soul who does not share their passion.
Reduced to their essence (and stirred well), causes celeb include:
* Atkins, in which refined carbohydrates are gradually eliminated;
* The Zone, which advocates a "40-30-30" balance of carbs, fat and protein;
* Food combining, in which proteins and fats are not paired but other elements are;
* Sugar-free plans, which, compared with many other byzantine diets, are refreshingly comprehensible.
Diet riots often spill into the workplace, where more and more execs are getting precisely measured morsels hand-delivered in a modern twist on the term "meals on wheels."
Given their convictions, it's no surprise so many of those embracing …