Candace Cameron Bure Reveals Her Battle with Bulimia

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  1. ilovepaydays

    ilovepaydays Well-Known Member

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    People article

    Interesting that she started the eating disorder after Full House ended. Don't think I will buy or even check out her book at the library.
     
  2. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    I can't say I'm too surprised. There were rumours about this in Vancouver when she got married to (ex-Vancouver Canucks player) Pavel Bure's brother. Supposedly the Bures were very concerned about her problem and were trying to help. But some teams' wives are more supportive of each other than other teams' wives, and apparently there was a lot of resentment against her from some wives on some of Valeri Bure's teams, because she was already a "star". Everything she did was interpreted as "I am better than you because I am a famous actress" even when she didn't intend that at all. Which didn't help her in getting better at all.
     
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  3. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

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    If I had Kirk Cameron for a brother I'd probably vomit often as well.

    sorry, I couldn't resist and some of you know you were thinking it
     
  4. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    I'm just curious, but why not?
     
  5. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    I hope she's okay now.
     
  6. ilovepaydays

    ilovepaydays Well-Known Member

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    Because her book is on "physical and spiritual wellness" and I have a gut feeling that the material in it is probably too generic to get anything out of it.

    If you are referring to his Evangelicalism - I think she is a lot of the same way.

    Of course there is that banana clip that had to be unbearable for even her to watch.
     
  7. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: :rofl: So true!! Of course, were Kirk my brother, I'd have been driven to drink :nopryde: . Back in the late '80s, he personified they typical mainstream douchenozzle

    IMO if doesn't matter what her personal choice is re: faith -- if that smarmy tool were my brother, I'd be on a Zofran drip 24/7 :scream: . His being an Evangelical minister only amplifies how much of an ass hat he truly is :blah: .

    Candace has always been cute (and far more attractive than her brother, if you ask me :shuffle: ). Several years ago she hosted on of those countdown shows on e! and she was scary thin - Glad to hear she was able to get help for it.
     
  8. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I thought she was just as Evangelical as he is?

    or perhaps I'm just getting her confused with her role on Make It Or Break It :shuffle:
     
  9. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    From everything I've read about her, she's like Summer in real life too.
     
  10. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

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    Has Pavel found Christ as well? :p

    I'm not at all surprised that Candace battled bulimia. Chubby kids often get harassed for their weight no matter who they are. It must be a gazillion times worse in the cut-throat child acting industry. And as someone mentioned, some groups of athlete wives are very supportive of each other, but other groups are full of nasty competitive female meanness.

    Candace and Valeri seem to have one of the most genuinely loving and stable celebrity marriages.
     
  11. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Good on her for having the strength to go public about her battles with such a debilitating illness.
     
  12. Stormy

    Stormy Well-Known Member

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    I follow Candace on Twitter and I agree. Not everyone might agree with her religious beliefs, but she seems like a genuine and sweet person. She believes that going public with her struggle will help others and I hope it does.

    I Tweeted to her once that since she spends so much time in ice rinks with her boys playing hockey that she should take up figure skating. :)
     
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  13. reese

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    Reminds me a little of Tracey Gold from Growing Pains. Both were criticized for being "chubby" when on sitcoms during their teen years and both ended up, understandably, with eating disorders.
     
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  14. UGG

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    I had posters of Kirk Cameron on my wall in the mid 80's when I was in elementary school...along with Sean Astin. LOL.

    For being a child star, I always thought Candace Cameron had a good head on her shoulders. She seemed to be able to avoid the fate that numerous child stars on popular tv shows suffered..including the girl who played Stephanie tanner.

    I wonder what they think when they see Mary Kate and Ashley.
     
  15. DaveRocks

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    Although I haven't seen her in years, I must say that Candace is extremely sweet and very down-to-earth. She was in Fredericton for a lot of my last year of high school and my first year of university at UNB. (Valeri played for the F'ton Canadiens for a year before they married.) Kudos to her for sharing her story.
     
  16. Civic

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    I wonder if Valeri Bure, shares his wife's religious beliefs?
     
  17. Hannahclear

    Hannahclear Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Candace, when does MIOBI start up again?
     
  18. Chele615

    Chele615 Let's go Anacode!!!

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    Not until March I think.....it's supposed to run alongside Secret Life again. So i would assume that those shows will start up in the spring after "Pretty Little Liars" and "Greek" are over.
     
  19. Erica Lee

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    Going by his tweets, he does.
     
  20. heckles

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    The hotness of Candace and her husband is evidence that Christianity is worth a try. The legitimacy of a religion should at least partially determined by the general hotness of its followers, as no potent deity would allow such aesthetic mediocrity to infest the flock.

    Alas, this means that Wicca and Paganism, magnets for drab people, are bogus.
     
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  21. my little pony

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    but Kirk isnt hot, he's kind of goofy looking
     
  22. heckles

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    Kirk was a cute teenager by 80s over-permed standards but he hasn't advanced into mature hotness. Cute teen turns into not-hot adult; call it the Tara Lipinski Syndrome.

    I blame his teaming up with that New Zealand guy to sell Christian DVDs. The pair intentionally avoid looking hot because they spend so much time together and we'd start to wonder what's up.
     
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  23. Wyliefan

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    :confused: I think Tara's rather pretty.
     
  24. alchemy void

    alchemy void it's time for the perkolator

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    Tara is hot!!!
     
  25. El Rey

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    I think Tara was ugly as a teenager. But now I think she's grown into an attractive lady.

    Cameron seems really nice and sweet.
     
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  26. Cheylana

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    I never understood all the '80s hype over him. I always wondered, why does he (along with the two Coreys, neither of whom was cute either) have to be on the cover of every single Teen Beat Magazine? :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  27. heckles

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    Corey Haim had that rescue-me look that dumb teen girls like. Corey Feldman had that sly look that skanky teen girls like. Between the pair of them, they drew in about, oh, 80% of the teen female population.
     
  28. Satellitegirl

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    I must have been a skanky teen girl, because I had the hots for Corey Feldman. Had the hots for Patrick Swayze at the time too. Granted I was more like 9 years old than a teenager, at the time ;)
     
  29. Karina1974

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    So did I. But then... I'm thankful to have gone from a "skanky" teen to being a "drab" Pagan as an adult. ;)
     
  30. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I must have lived with the rest of the 20%, because I was a teenager then and neither I nor any of my friends thought either of them was remotely cute.