Date: 29th March 2001
Hollywood legend MARLON BRANDO has lost his latest battle with the bulge.
The portly STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951) actor has ballooned since giving in to his mania for munching on junk food. This week (26MAR01) he was accompanied by his private nurse for a check-up at the UCLA medical centre in Los Angeles, where he was horrified to discover how much weight he's loaded on. Even old friend and housemate JACK NICHOLSON can't help Brando stick to his diet - after shedding just two stone (28 pounds) he went back to his old eating habits. (KM/WNTMA/KW)