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Carrie Fisher lost 50 pounds on Jenny Craig.

It was almost all talk and no action this past week. At least when it came to what Clicker fans were most interested in reading in this TV blog.

When actress Carrie Fisher, who played Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films was on the TODAY show on Aug. 24 to talk about her weight loss, the subject of her sexy "Return of the Jedi" bikini got a lot of you clicking. And clicking. And clicking some more. The star told TODAY's Ann Curry that after losing 50 pounds on the Jenny Craig program, "I want to get into the metal bikini and just walk around the house like an idiot," Fisher said. 

Though our readers were glad she shed her extra weight, it seemed the majority wanted the iconic outfit left alone. "Good for her! But I suggest that she leaves the whole metal bikini notion alone," said reader Lisa Parker on our Facebook page. "Let people remember her as she looked back then. There's nothing wrong with an older woman wanting to look great but there's a point where bikinis and daisy dukes DO NOT BELONG IN OUR CLOSETS."

Not far behind Fisher's bikini talk in popularity was some more talk -- some very honest words, in fact. From an 11-year-old. Jared Gilmore, who played Bobby Draper on AMC's "Mad Men," had a warning to share with the next little boy to play the son of Don and Betty: "Be careful around January (Jones)," Gilmore advised in an interview with TV Guide. "She's not as approachable as the others. She's really serious about what she does. Everyone else is so nice." Good news, New Bobby, whoever you may be. It sounds like "everyone else" will be pleasant to work with!

Third came some rather ... umm ... uncomfortable talk. "Lost" actor Doug Hutchison, who's 51, appeared on an Australia morning show with his 16-year-old bride to talk about their unconventional family and the couple's potential new reality show that is "Like you have never seen before." But before the chat about the reality program, the newlyweds gabbed about their marriage and what attracts them to each other. "Fifty-one plus 16 equals love in our world," Hutchison told the hosts. "Sexy love!" bride Courtney Stodden chimed in. She also went on at length about his physical attributes. (Watch the video on the post.) But back to that reality show. The pair said they're "negotiating" right now, but judging from what you guys had to say, it may be a flop if it ever airs. "A reality show to glorify statutory rape? um ... no," wrote Nancy Collins DeBaere on our Facebook page.

Want to see exactly what our readers were most interested in this week? Here are the top five:

  1. Carrie Fisher drops 50 lbs., eyes her 'Star Wars' metal bikini again
  2. 'Mad Men' actor: 'Be careful around' TV mom January Jones
  3. 'Lost' actor on teen bride: '51 plus 16 equals love'
  4. 'Dancing With the Stars' gets a big bucks ballroom makeover
  5. Chelsea Handler makes an indecent proposal

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