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Kirstie Alley signs to be Jenny Craig spokeswoman

April 7th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
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Kirstie Alley has re-signed with diet company Jenny Craig.
The voluptuous actress is set to become the weight-loss brand's spokeswoman for the second time, seven years after parting ways with them.
Kirstie shed a whopping 75lbs in 2004 when she first used Jenny Craig meals and nutrition supplements and stayed slim for three years, but did gain weight when she stopped working with the company in 2007.
The former 'Cheers' star is now determined to beat the bulge after putting on 30lbs over the last six months, and hopes Jenny Craig will help her find her discipline again.
She told People maga...

The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!

March 22nd, 2014 8:00pm EDT
The Biggest Losers: Celebrities Who Have Lost Over 50 Pounds!
Singer Jordin Sparks made a drastic lifestyle change to drop more than 50 pounds over two and a half years. In 2011 she told People magazine what her "secret" was: "It was just a shift in my thinking. Instead of talking about being more active, I just got up and did it. There's no secret. Anybody can do it."

The former "American Idol" star told Life & Style magazine that the extra weight was like carrying a 5-year-old child.

"By March of last year [2012], I lost 50. And then I maintained it for the rest of the year. I was in the gym all day long. When I got up I would hike, then I would g...

Hot Beefy Babes

March 9th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Hot Beefy Babes
Hollywood is full of women of all shapes and sizes, and it's time to pay tribute to the sexy stars who aren't a size 0. These beefy babes are well-built, robust actresses and singers who are beautiful and talented in their own right.

Khloe Kardashian towers over her sisters, but she knows how to work it on the red carpet. She shows off her best assets and isn't afraid to flaunt her figure in form-fitting clothing.

The "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star told Cosmopolitan: "I'm proud for losing weight when I wanted to and I've never resorted to surgery. I'm not against it - one day I pr...

Kirstie Alley is looking for love

February 2nd, 2014 6:20am EST
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley hopes there is a "new man around the corner".
The single star of US comedy show 'Kirstie' - who claimed in 2011 she hadn't had a serious boyfriend in 10 years - is hoping for a new relationship, but stipulates any man she gets serious about has to be able to match her in the laughter department.
She said: "Maybe there will be a new man around the corner, God help him. He's going to have to have a good sense of humor and make me laugh, too. I can make guys laugh easy, but I need the vice-versa thing going on there."
The 63-year-old actress - who was married to Bob Alley for se...

John Travolta to reteam with Alley on the small screen

January 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
John Travolta
Best pals and Look Who's Talking co-stars John Travolta and Kirstie Alley are set for a TV reunion on the actress' new comedy.

Travolta will play an inept stagehand who Alley's thespian character sleeps with on the 8 January (14) episode of her new U.S. sitcom, Kirstie.

Alley tells, "He (Travolta) created his character and made him as dumb as dirt."

And the former Cheers star loved working with her old friend, adding, "John and I are fireballs together."

Patrick Swayze's widow is engaged

December 28th, 2013 6:20pm EST
Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze's widow is engaged again.
Lisa Niemi, who was married to the 'Ghost' actor for 34 years before his death from pancreatic cancer in September 2009, is set to marry jeweler Albert DePrisco after he proposed earlier this week.
A spokesperson for the 'Beat Angel' actress told "Albert proposed to Lisa on Christmas Eve."
The couple began dating 18-months ago after being introduced by mutual friends at Lisa's birthday party.
The 57-year-old dancer previously admitted that she would like to find love again shortly after the first anniversary of Patrick's death.
She said: ...

Kirstie Alley Steers Clear Of Party Food

December 24th, 2013 7:12pm EST
Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley has a tip for those keen to avoid piling on the pounds at Christmas - eat healthily at home before hitting parties at family and friends' homes.

The former Cheers star, who has struggled with her weight over the years, admits she has made a point of eating sensibly instead of bingeing on the rich but delicious food often served at Christmas and New Year events - and her dieting rule has worked in recent years.

She says, "I eat before I go. I try to eat the good, healthy food that I know I'm supposed to eat before I ever walk out the door for a party, so that I don't ...

Kirstie Alley refuses Botox

December 6th, 2013 9:20pm EST
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley refuses to have Botox.
The former 'Cheers' star claims she hasn't had any surgery, and would never have face fillers because she doesn't know what the long-term effects could be.
She told US radio host Howard Stern: "I don't do Botox because don't you just think in the next 15 years, there's gonna be a discovery that injecting botulism could have an effect?
"You don't know what it is. And you don't know what it's gonna do to you, or where it's gonna migrate."
While she's never been under the knife herself, she admits to being tempted, adding: "I don't have any surgery. I don't...

John Travolta's wife upset by flirting

December 5th, 2013 9:20pm EST
John Travolta
John Travolta's wife used to get upset when Kirstie Alley flirted with him.
The pair starred in 'Look Who's Talking' together and Kirstie says they would have had a relationship if she hadn't been married to Parker Stevenson at the time, and their friendship wasn't welcomed by Kelly Preston when she first married John in 1991.
Speaking to US radio host Howard Stern, Kirstie said; "We both wanted to [act on it], definitely.
"It took me years to not look at John as a romantic interest. Now, I'm best friends with his wife, and that took a while. Because in the beginning she would bust me, lik...

Comedy club drama sent Michael Richards on life quest

December 1st, 2013 8:30pm EST
Michael Richards
Former Seinfeld star Michael Richards is grateful for his 2006 meltdown on a comedy club stage in Los Angeles, insisting the temper tantrum and subsequent racism charges against the funnyman sent him on a quest of self-discovery.

The comedian was in the middle of his act at the Laugh Factory when he turned on an African-American heckler. His racist remarks were caught on camera and Richards became one of the most hated men in Hollywood overnight.

He appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman days later and apologised for losing his temper onstage, and then quit Los Angeles and moved t...

John Travolta To Guest Star On Kirstie Alley's New TV Series

July 24th, 2013 1:30pm EDT
John Travolta
Another famous face will be joining Kirstie Alley on her upcoming TV series - John Travolta has signed on for a guest appearance on "Kirstie."

The actress' former "Cheers" castmate Rhea Perlman and former "Seinfeld" stars Jason Alexander and Michael Richards also star on the series.

Travolta, who starred with Alley in "Look Who's Talking," said in a statement: "I'm excited about working with Kirstie again... It's always a treat to be surrounded by people you respect so much both personally and professionally."

"Kirstie" centers around Broadway star Madison Banks (Alley), whose life turns...

John Travolta to reteam with Alley on TV sitcom

July 23rd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
John Travolta
Kirstie Alley is set for another major reunion on her new U.S. TV comedy - John Travolta has signed on for a guest appearance.

The actress will team up with her former Cheers castmates Rhea Perlman and George Wendt on Kirstie - and now Alley's Look Who's Talking co-star has announced he will be dropping by.

On the show, Alley will play a Broadway star who reconnects with the son she gave up for adoption. Travolta will play a stagehand on her character's Broadway show who briefly dated the actress.

A statement from Travolta reads: "I'm excited about working with Kirstie again... It's alwa...

Kirstie Alley ordered to modify labels on diet products

June 19th, 2013 8:42pm EDT
Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley has been ordered to modify her diet plan's advertising campaign after a U.S. judge ruled ads were misleading.

Marina Abramyan filed a lawsuit against the former Cheers star's Organic Liaison company last year (12) over allegations she purchased weightloss items which did little to help her shed the pounds, as promised.

The unhappy customer also accused Alley of misleading the public by claiming she whipped her body into shape with the pricey products, even though much of her slim down has been credited to her stint on U.S. reality show Dancing With the Stars.

Both p...

George Wendt to join Cheers/Seinfeld reunion sitcom

June 16th, 2013 4:37pm EDT
George Wendt
Actor George Wendt has joined the mini-Cheers cast reunion on Kirstie Alley's new namesake sitcom.

The TV veteran, who played barfly Norm Peterson on Cheers, will be a guest star on Kirstie, which will also feature Rhea Perlman.

Wendt will portray Perlman's ex-husband on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The casting news comes just days after producers revealed there would be a Seinfeld reunion on the show - Jason Alexander and Michael Richards will also have roles.

Alexander will reportedly play a theatrical agent and Richards a talent driver. Alley will star as a successf...

Kirstie Alley Takes On 'Exclusionary' Abercrombie & Fitch CEO

May 16th, 2013 2:37pm EDT
Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley has joined a growing movement against Abercrombie and Fitch's CEO Mike Jeffries' comments over his brand's target demographic.

A 2006 interview with Jeffries resurfaced on, where he said, "In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids... A lot of people don't belong (in our clothes), and they can't belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."

Alley told Entertainment Tonight, "Abercrombie clothes are for people who are cool and look a certain way and are beautiful and are thin'...

Kirstie Alley Wants To Join 'The View'

April 5th, 2013 10:25am EDT
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is enthusiastic to take over from Joy Behar when she departs The View in August.

The former Cheers star is desperate to take over from departing co-presenter Joy Behar when she leaves later this year and has been in touch with the show's creator Barbara Walters about joining the team.

A source told Star magazine: "Kirstie loves TV and wants badly to land a permanent gig - she tried to get a talk show deal on her own but didn't get any bites. She thinks 'The View' would be a great fit for her brand of brash outspoken opinions.

"Kirstie loves the idea that she'll be able to...

'Kirstie's New Show' Starring Kirstie Alley, Set For Fall Debut On TV Land

February 16th, 2013 8:40am EST
Kirstie's New Show
TV Land and Kirstie Alley are happy to announce that herself, Rhea Perlman and Michael Richards are back on TV together.

The cable network announced the 12 episode series title 'Kirstie's New Show' (formerly 'Giant Baby') will debut this fall. Ally and TV Land took to YouTube to make the announcement. You can check out the video here along with the extended press release.

Multiple Emmy® Award-winner Kirstie Alley is lighting up the stage on TV Land as the network picks up “Kirstie’s New Show,” a new sitcom revolving around Alley as Broadway star Madison Banks. The sitcom reunites the ac...

Kirstie Alley Insists Scientology Saved Her Life

November 7th, 2012 8:10pm EST
Kirstie Alley
Actress Kirstie Alley turned to Scientology to help her kick a cocaine habit that was spiraling out of control.

The former Cheers star dabbled with the drug during her youth, but vowed to give it up for good after continuously fearing for her health each time she got high.

During an interview on the Tonight Show, she says, "I thought I was going to overdose almost every time. I would snort the coke, then I would sit there, I'd take my pulse (thinking), 'I'm dying, I'm dying, I'm dying.'"

The 61 year old later enrolled in a Church of Scientology-affiliated treatment programmer and read th...

Kirstie Alley & Patrick Swayze Had A Secret Love Affair

November 7th, 2012 12:12pm EST
Kirstie Alley
In her new tell-all book, Kirstie Alley confesses she had a secret romance with her "North and South" co-star Patrick Swayze nearly 30 years ago.

The couple fell in love in 1985 while working together on the mini-series, according to Alley's memoirs, "The Art of Men." Both of them were married at the time, and according to Alley, the actor wanted her to get divorced so they could get married.

The actress told ABC News' Barbara Walters, "I probably was more willing to break up my marriage, and I wasn't willing to break up his marriage."


Alley says she and Swayze had a magneti...

'Dancing With The Stars' Goes 'Gangnam Style'

October 24th, 2012 8:37pm EDT
Oppan Gangnam Style
Dancing With The Stars pros and contestants Cheryl Burke, Emmitt Smith, Kirstie Alley, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Kelly Monaco, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Gilles Marini took to the dance floor for a little "Gangnam Style" for their Team Dance Monday night.

The song has made Korean singer PSY an overnight sensation as his hit single continues its reign as perhaps the biggest guilty pleasure since Los Del Rio's "Macarena" in the mid-90s. "Gangnam Style" refers to a lifestyle associated with the Gangnam district of Seoul.

Tuesday PSY was spotted at the United Nations Headquarters ...

'Dancing With The Stars' All-Stars Professional Partners Announced

August 13th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke
The professional pairs for the upcoming all-star edition of Dancing with the Stars have been announced, and not everyone has the chance to dance with their previous partner.

Emmitt Smith and Cheryl Burke reunite, bringing together the couple that took the mirror ball trophy home in the third season and started a streak of four athletes winning the competition.

Shawn Johnson and Derek Hough pair up, although Johnson won season 8 with someone else: Mark Ballas (his partner is coming up).

Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are back together, forming the duo that reached a surpri...

Kirstie Alley Sued Over Her Weight Loss Plan

July 24th, 2012 7:49am EDT
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley has been hit with a lawsuit over her weight loss program.

The former Cheers star has dramatically slimmed down in recent years, shedding 100 pounds, and she credited her new figure to her Organic Liaison plan.

However, Alley is facing legal action from California woman Marina Abramyan, who claims the diet does not work.

Abramyan is convinced Alley shaped up by taking part in Dancing With The Stars last year and adopting a low-calorie diet, and she is seeking unspecified damages in the class action lawsuit, according to

10 Celebrities You May Not Know Are Scientologists

July 8th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Sofia Milos
It's widely known that Tom Cruise, John Travolta, his wife Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley are scientologists. Cruise is going through a very public divorce with actress Katie Holmes, and it is allegedly due to his ties with the religion.

Twelve years ago, Travolta made the film "Battlefield Earth," a film adapted from the novel by Ron L. Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.

In 2010 on Larry King Live, Alley said her religion helped her with weight loss, considering she'd only been fat three or four years of her life. "God knows where I'd be if I hadn't changed the things I have changed,"...

Red Carpet Fashion Hits Of 2011

December 22nd, 2011 8:00am EST
Fashion Hits Of 2011
It's been another star-studded year on the red carpet, but before putting 2011 completely in the books, we thought we'd take a look back at some fashion standouts that occurred throughout the past 12 months.

While some of 2012's big events are right around the corner, let's take one last look back at some of the fashion hits from 2011. Check out the slideshow and enjoy!

Catherine Zeta-Jones gave her beloved New York Jets a boost on the red carpet at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

"Glee" star Lea Michele in pink at last year's Globes.

Shakira rocked the carpet Cannes France last...

Kelly Preston Raves About Kirstie Alley's 'Brilliant' Diet Plan

December 9th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Kelly Preston
Kelly Preston has heaped praise on Kirstie Alley's "brilliant" new diet plan after revealing she's living proof of the program's success.

John Travolta's actress wife has shed 39 pounds since giving birth to their son Benjamin last year and Preston has now hailed the former Cheers star's Organic Liaison products for helping her get back into tip-top shape.

During an appearance on Good Morning America on Friday, she said, "You know my best friend, Kirstie Alley, she created a program that is so brilliant. It is the first USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) certified organic weight-loss...

Kirstie Alley Wants To Help Fans Lose Weight By Dancing For 100 Days Straight

November 29th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is planning an active 2012 - she has pledged to dance for 100 consecutive days in a bid to help fans get fit.

The star, who has struggled with weight issues for years, has been shedding the pounds ever since she was forced to shape up as a contestant on TV show "Dancing With the Stars" earlier this year.

The actress lost an impressive 100 pounds since March after adopting a healthy new diet and focusing on a strict exercise regime, and now she is vowing to help others do the same by leading an ultimate dance marathon, beginning on January 1.

She says, "I'm trying to start a...

Did Kirstie Alley Have An Organic Liason To Lose 100 Pounds?

November 14th, 2011 1:20pm EST
After her gig as a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig Diet, actress Kirstie Alley founded her own weight loss program called Organic Liaison. Participants sign-up online and adhere to a diet regime that consists of organic food and five different supplements. The Organic Liaison Diet starts dieters off with a Rescue Me Kit which includes a one-month supply of all the supplements they must take in order to follow the program.

Organic Liaison promotes the use of their trademark supplements as vital to weight loss. According to the company website these supplements are designed to suppo...

Kirstie Alley In Talks To Play Hollywood Madam In Broadway Debut

October 28th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley is in talks to make her Broadway debut in Lance Bass' new play "The Fabulous Lies Of Hollywood Whores."

Former 'N Sync star Bass recently signed up to produce the comedy, which will center around a high-end escort service run out of a luxury department store, and now the star is in negotiations to take on the leading role as a Hollywood madam.

The eight-character production is slated for a spring opening. Jamie Kennedy and 7th Heaven actress Beverley Mitchell will also serve as producers on the project.

Rhea Perlman Joins Kirstie Alley’s Sitcom 'The Mazanis'

October 10th, 2011 8:19am EDT
Rhea Perlman
Former Cheers co-stars Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman are reuniting for a new TV comedy series.

The pair, famous for their roles as manager Rebecca Howe and mean-spirited waitress Carla Tortelli in the long-running hit, are now teaming up for a new small screen project.

Perlman has signed up to appear in Alley's new pilot The Manzanis, about an American Italian family living in a quiet New Jersey neighborhood.

She will play the mother-in-law of Alley's matriarch character.

Living In Hiding, Casey Anthony Fears For Her Life & Plans To Leave The U.S.

September 25th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Casey Anthony PEOPLE
Three months after she was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Casey Anthony is finding life on the outside long on threats and short on work, friendship and family ties. In a series of exclusive interviews with several people in touch with Casey Anthony (for which PEOPLE, per its usual policy, did not pay), a portrait of Anthony's state of mind and her life in hiding is created in this week's issue of PEOPLE.

Sources say that, estranged from family and shunned by strangers, some of whom have issued threats against her, she now has a love-hate relationship with her lonely ...

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