Actress Kirstie Alley is an open book about her fluctuating weight, wacky lifestyle and self-proclaimed nonexistent sex life. Since so much of her personal life is broadcast to the world, Kirstie has decided to take control of what the public sees. She's producing and starring in a new reality show, Kirstie Alley's Big Life
, about her quest to lose weight. "
The thing I'm good at is making lemonade out of lemons," she says. "I wanted to see a show about a journey. We see the befores and afters, and I wanted to show the every day, what really happens over at my house."
In the series, viewers will not only follow Kirstie's day-to-day struggles, but also meet her two children, two assistants, handyman and wild kingdom of 25 animals. Watch a preview of Kirstie's Big Life
Kirstie has always said she's bothered by the photographers constantly hounding her, but with this show, the ball is in her court. "I've always wanted to have a camera in the car when the paparazzi are following me, so I can shoot them," she says. "I will say this. There's usually about 10 paparazzi outside my house at any given moment, and when we're filming, there's none."