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Miss Congeniality star speaks out about her weight: Yes, I am fat — get over it

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Candice Bergen has the most refreshing take on weight gain we've heard in a long time

Candice Bergen is reveling in her weight gain, and she DGAF what the haters say.

The Boston Legal star, whose turn as the villain in Sandra Bullock's Miss Congeniality brought her hilarity to a whole new generation, says that as she has aged, she has started to care more about enjoying life and less about fitting the mold Hollywood has created for women.

"Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," Bergen, who looks pretty fantastic to us at the fine age of 68, proclaims in her new memoir A Fine Romance.

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"In the past 15 years… I have put on 30 pounds. I live to eat. None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me. I am a champion eater. No carb is safe — no fat, either."

Bergen said she doesn't even care if other women are uncomfortable with her food choices, because she is relishing every bite.

"At a recent dinner party I shared bread and olive oil, followed by chocolate ice cream with my husband," she revealed. "A woman near me looked at me, appalled, and I thought, 'I don't care.'"

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"They maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish," she said. "I am incapable of this.

"Dieting is out of my purview," she wrote, adding that women of a certain age can either preserve their faces or their butts. "I crave cookies… all the things that dilate my pupils."

Look for Bergen's tome, A Fine Romance, in bookstores April 7.

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