How Kirstie Alley Will Make More Money Than Any 'Dancing' Star
By Rob Shuter Posted Apr 26th 2011 10:30PM
As long as they're still standing and not voted off, all the celebs on 'Dancing With the Stars' make the same amount each week (the winner makes most, naturally), so when it comes to extracurricular earning, insiders tell me Kirstie Alley is poised to profit most from this experience.
"The weight loss business is worth hundreds of millions of dollars," a friend of Kirstie's tells me. "She has already lost 70 lbs dancing and hasn't wasted one minute to capitalize on it."
The actress, who recently launched her Organic Liaison Weight Loss System, appeared on QVC a few days ago and sold out in less than 15 minutes. And she's just getting started.
"Kirstie is no fool," the pal tells me. "She used her over 800,000 Twitter followers to make sure they tuned in and bought her product and has no plans of stopping any time soon."
"I will be on QVC this Saturday morning around 10:30 ... presenting my Organic Liaison products ... I've lost 70 lbs on them!! Woo hoo," Kirstie tweeted before arriving at QVC. Moments before her appearance, she tweeted, "Go on QVC in approx FIVE minutes ... woo hoo ... Get lean with me!!!..... Together we can do this and stay lean forever!!"
Many celebrity competitors have used the heightened profile they get from being on 'Dancing' to endorse products or book personal appearances, but observers in the industry believe Kirstie is taking it to a new level.
"She's creating a brand of product that can be sold around the world 24/7," a QVC insider tells me. "It's like what Joan Rivers did with her jewelry collection."
Looks like the former 'Cheers' actress will be dancing all the way to the bank!
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