On the Season 7 premiere of Desperate Housewives, I noticed something very interesting. Well, interesting in Dishmaster land, anyhow. Ricardo Chavira (also known as “Carlos”) seems to have lost a lot of weight, and I almost didn’t recognize him. Have the men on the show been infected with the Desperate Housewives disease? If you don’t know what I’m referring to, Dana Delany once said in an interview that when she started her role on the show as Katherine Mayfair, a costume designer warned her about catching the “Desperate Housewives disease,” which is an “unspoken competitive weightloss” amongst the lead actresses. Delaney said that even her on-screen daughter lost ten pounds. Judging from last night’s episode, he lost more than ten pounds. Watch a recent PSA with Ricardo below, where you can see the weight loss.
Dana Delany and Julie Benz are set to have a lesbian love affair on Desperate Housewives, and the rumor mill says it’s going to be steamy! The Desperate Housewives cast is certainly no stranger to straight actors playing gay roles. Remember when Melrose Place’s Doug Savant (“Tom Scavo”) had the first gay male kiss on television? At the time, the camera cut away from the actual kiss because Fox was threatened by advertiser boycotts. We have certainly come a long way.
This picture is my personal ode to Nicolette. I miss her on the show. Anyways, check out Julie Benz on Chelsea Lately discussing her guest role.
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