Live paint changes my shapes?

I have a star that I applied the pucker and bloat effect to and I made it into a live paint group via the object > live paint > make and it changed it into an elliptical shape. Why is this? I am  using cs5.
Thank you.

Do you mean why an ellipse and not the original star shape? Or just that Livepaint won't work on it after applying the effect? For the latter, I get this warning when trying to make a Live Paint Group:

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