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Cameron Diaz penning fitness book for girls

Okay, so Cameron Diaz is fit. I get it, the media has inundated us with this fact, she had rhinoplasty because of a surfing accident for god’s sake (reportedly, like Jennifer Aniston did to “breathe better”) and all her photos on Google are 30/70 mix of girl next door and sex goddess.

Now a Huffington Post article reports that Cameron Diaz’s latest project is all about “looking and feeling good.” Latest project? Not her entire career?

She’s publishing through HarperCollins who has said the yet to be titled book will offer advice to young women about health, fitness, nutrition and general well-being. The publisher also says Diaz hopes to “engage and empower” women.

And while I hope her intentions are genuine, what I really see here is another case of celebrity ADD.

Perhaps she’s trying to distract herself from the 100th interview she’s done about her recent 40th birthday, her string of high profile relationships that seem to implode like clockwork, or the fact that most people couldn’t name a movie she’s done in the last 5 years.

I can see it now, believe me, I’ve been there, she’s having coffee with her agent, they’re trying to figure out what her next big project will be and she wants to steer clear of the perfume/clothing line route most starlets take (it’s already been done), and the only hobby or interest she can come up with is looking good. I mean, staying fit. Voila! They have an idea.

And a book is really the only medium that makes sense because workout videos would be beneath her, she’s still somewhat relevant in Hollywood after all, and let’s honest, they don’t have ghost fitness instructors. And to give it a relevant, timely edge they decided she’d write it for young women – perfect! An audience that’s not yet old enough to hate her for her metabolism.

I know I sound cynical, but what’s the name of her national health campaign? Which foundation is she supporting? Exactly. So I really don’t see this book being any different than the thousands of healthy lifestyle books focused at young women other than many of those have been written by actual experts in adolescent well-being.

Will young women be better off with a little Cameron Diaz wisdom in their lives? Probably not. Will something good come out of this? If sales are good, a follow up book. And really, that’s what really matters, right?