Actress Valerie Bertinelli defended friend Kirstie Alley after pictures surfaced of the star looking heavier, telling "Entertainment Tonight" that "I have seen Kirstie and I think she looks terrific."

"I don't know what those photographs might say and I don't necessarily see a lot of them. I have heard of them, but I disagree. When I have been with Kirstie, she looks terrific."

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Bertinelli, who lost 40 pounds on the Jenny Craig diet program, told ET that she is happy with her new body, which is "between a six and an eight. In the business that I am in that is heavy, but I am comfortable at this weight."

"I wasn't satisfied a year and a half ago," she said. "I can move about at a much easier pace than I could when I was 40 pounds heavier. I am not going to be told what I have to weigh by society or by what glamour magazines tell you you have to weigh."

Bertinelli, who is known for her role on the '70s sitcom "One Day at a Time," next stars in "True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet" with Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, premiering in August on Lifetime.

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