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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...
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Vivica A. Fox banned from Jimmy Kimmel's talk show

March 11th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Jimmy Kimmel
U.S. late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has vowed to never have actress Vivica A. Fox as a guest on his show again after he stirred up controversy between her and best friend, U.S. TV personality Star Jones.

The comedian was a guest on late night chat show Watch What Happens Live on Sunday (09Mar14), and host Andy Cohen put Kimmel on the spot with a series of tough questions, including which celebrity he would never ask back.

At first, Kimmel was blanking on the actress' name, and said, "You know, it's funny because all the guests I would never invite back, would never come back in th...
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Glamour Girls: Ashlee Simpson, Uma Thurman & More At The American Ballet Opening Night Gala

May 14th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
A bunch of celebrities attended the American Ballet Theatre opening night Spring Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday night.

Ashlee Simpson looked beautiful in a black, lace floor-length dress embellished at the hips with feathers. The former "Melrose Place" actress pulled back her blonde hair in a ponytail - a departure from the short hair she's sported over the last couple of years.

Simpson was joined by a host of other well-known figures, including Uma Thurman, Sigourney Weaver, and Lucy Liu.

Simpson appears in the 2013 film "Pawn Shop Chronicles" about a missing wedding ...
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10 Celebrities Looking Great After Their Dramatic Weight Loss

September 20th, 2012 4:15pm EDT
Carnie Wilson
Just like regular folk, some celebrities have problems with their weight. They try everything to lose it - diet, exercise, and sometimes even surgery.

Singer Carnie Wilson had a gastric band fitted in January after gaining back the majority of the weight shed after a gastric bypass in 1999. She has since lost more than 30 pounds but admits going under the knife wasn't an easy solution.

She told the Today Show, "I was at the point where I did need intervention...I needed to take action. I needed to help myself again. What I feel now - I feel the sensation of being full quickly, which I was...
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Celebrities, Barack Obama Respond To Clint Eastwood's 'Empty Chair' RNC Speech

August 31st, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood made a surprise visit to the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida to give a speech - and celebrities have responded to the actor's odd "empty chair" sequence in which he asked questions to an empty chair that represented President Barack Obama.

Eastwood begins talking to a chair around 3:15 in the video

Olivia Munn tweeted, "Clint Eastwood was talking to an empty chair at the RNC … No, that’s not the set up to a joke. It’s not even a joke."

Star Jones wrote posted, "I can’t believe I just watched Clint Eastwood turn into somebody’s DRUNK UNCLE HARRY on th...
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Star Jones: 'Anderson Cooper Came Out For The Ratings'

July 3rd, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Star Jones
On the Today Show this morning, Star Jones says: Forget about all that high and mighty stuff Anderson Cooper wrote about in his coming out email. You know, all the stuff about speaking out and standing up as a public figure for all those kids out there who are bullied for being gay, etc. etc.?

Instead, the former View chatterbox and Today Show regular claims Anderson Cooper came out for the ratings!

The morning after the veteran CNN journalist's coming out email went viral, Star Jones said live, on air, for the world to hear: “When the ratings slip in daytime, the hosts tend to tell you ...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – The Finale - And The Winner is …

May 23rd, 2011 8:54pm EDT
THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
We start with Donald Trump bombastically proclaiming this season as, of course, the best season ever, thanks to him. Cue the unfolding of a red carpet for the Donald to strut along. Two poor fellows ran before him, unrolling a seemingly endless red carpet until it abruptly runs out, just before the entrance. As they fell to the ground, he tells them …. wait for it! … “You’re Fired.” Oh, that Donald …

We’re down to the Final Two – country star John Rich, and Academy Award winning actress, Marlee Matlin. When we left the duo last week, they were both enmeshed in the creation and production o...
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Talking 'Celebrity Apprentice' With Marlee Matlin & John Rich

May 22nd, 2011 2:12pm EDT
Marlee Matlin
Tonight, NBC's latest edition of The Celebrity Apprentice comes to a close, with Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and country music star John Rich going head-to-head for the title and even more money for their respective charities. Before their showdown, both Marlee and John checked in with me to chat about their experiences on the show. They may be the two most gracious opponents I've ever interviewed.

(If you missed it earlier, you can also check out my earlier interview with fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Hope Dworaczyk.)

You've been tough competitors all season long. What do you...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' – Retro Rumble – The Final Two Part 1

May 16th, 2011 11:51am EDT
Retro Rumble
Last week: two terrible OnStar promo videos later, Star Jones was fired. There are now only four Celebrities still in the game; Meat Loaf, Lil Jon, John Rich and Marlee Matlin.

We return to the lounge, where Lil Jon and John Rich are awaiting Trump’s decision. They know that Meat Loaf will give as good as he gets, but worry that Star will triumph again. They are ecstatic to see Meat. But Marlee, the other survivor, is teary and upset. She’s lost her team mate, and the win for her charity. Meat Loaf tries to cheer her up, but she clearly would have preferred Star to remain.

No time to rela...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' – Laugh On – Recap May 8

May 9th, 2011 1:37pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
So last week, the teams organized “hair” shows, and NeNe Leakes declared war on Star Jones. LaToya Jackson came back, and joined the men’s team. Hope Dworaczyk was pronounced weak and fired.

This week: Continuing from the end of last week’s BoardRoom, we see Lil Jon and John Rich relaxing with LaToya and Marlee Matlin. The men are delighted to have LaToya on their team, but Marlee interviews that she doesn’t think it’s fair that LaToya not only was allowed to come back, but was assigned to work with the men. When Star and NeNe enter the room, NeNe hugs LaToya, but Star grabs her things an...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Shear Madness: 'I'm Telling Mr Trump On You'

May 2nd, 2011 11:33pm EDT
THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Shear Madness
After briefly recapping last week’s debacle, it’s time to have a look at the celebrity line-up for this, the ninth episode. Minus castoff LaToya Jackson, Team ASAP is down to 4 ladies; Nene Leakes, Star Jones, Marlee Matlin, and Hope Dworaczyk. The men, Team BackBone, have 3 members; John Rich, Meat Loaf and Lil Jon.

We join John Rich as he visits a patient from St. Jude’s Hospital. He presents a check for $649,900. That’s a chunk of change that the families of the littlest patients can really use.

This week, the celebrities have gathered in a parking garage, where they meet up with Donal...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Bitter Suites - Recap For April 24

April 25th, 2011 12:10pm EDT
Trump Hotel Collection
We’re back in the Party Room, just after losing Gary Busey last week. NeNe Leakes is still sulking about LaToya Jackson not wanting to be her best friend, and Star Jones greets the men of BackBone as they file in for a much needed drink. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon tell the ladies of ASAP a few Busey stories. The men seem almost giggly in their relief. John Rich joins both teams in a toast to a great race.

Hope Dworaczyk brings her check to her visit with Best Buddies, a charity she supports.

A new day for the teams, and especially for NeNe, who is determined they’ll do whatever work they have...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap 'Raising The Steaks' Yummm!

April 18th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Meat Loaf The Celebrity Apprentice
Keeping a team member in play when no one else wants to work with them will damage your overall energy. At Team Backbone this week, John Rich, Lil John, and Meat Loaf were working against a total, soul-sucking, energy hole. The fact that they could even raise their heads enough to try to bring the challenge in was a tribute to each of their commitments to their charities.

Continuing from last week’s firing of Mark McGrath, Backbone was visibly stunned to see Gary Busey walk through the door. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon were clearly unhappy, while John Rich went to a safe place in his mind, decid...
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'Celebrity Apprentice's' NeNe Is 'A Big Bully' - April 10 Recap

April 11th, 2011 11:55am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
This week: Pirates me Maties! Hope doesn’t show her biggest assets, and paranoia runs deep for LaToya. Oh yeah, and Busey’s STILL here.

Week 5 and I am now having recurring nightmares of Donald Trump’s weird lip movements. Last week, the teams made ‘art’, and sold it for record amounts. Meat Loaf spectacularly lost his temper on Gary Busey for no real reason, and Richard Hatch got the boot, despite the entire team wanting Busey gone. We can only go up from here, right?

Five celebrities now remain per team. LaToya Jackson, realizing that her team think her ineffective and weak, is determin...
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'Celebrity Apprentice's' Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell! The Recap

April 4th, 2011 11:07am EDT
Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell
This week: Meat Loaf makes a meal of himself in front of the viewing audience, LaToya milks Michael’s fame, and Marlee shows the teams how to bring in the money.

We return to the aftermath of Dionne Warwick’s leaving last week, as the two teams gather. The Men (BackBone) are ecstatic, celebrating their third win in a row, but the Women (ASAP) are in tatters, with NeNe Leakes weeping over Dionne’s rudeness, Star comforting NeNe (“She gone, she gone.”,) and LaToya Jackson telling Lil Jon that she is being set up for a fall. “I know I’m dealing with sneaky, cunning girls, and I’m not used to ...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Dionne Warwick Is 'Off The Hook' – ReCap

March 28th, 2011 11:27am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
In which I learn very little about video phones, Jose Canseco ‘feels pretty’, and Dionne Warwick learns that The Boss cannot be faked out, no matter how much you need your beauty sleep.

This week’s episode began with several of the Backbone (Men’s) team admitting to Gary Busey and each other that their previous week’s win was due to the group effort, and that they needed to present a strong, united front to the A.S.A.P. (Women’s) team, in order to keep winning. Busey tearfully presented two $20,000 checks to a representative of his charity, The Centre for Head Injury Services, explaining...
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Niki Taylor Wants Dionne Warwick To Sub Out On 'Celebrity Apprentice'

March 24th, 2011 10:53am EDT
Niki Taylor
Niki Taylor remained the ‘class act’ she truly is during a live conference call with the media yesterday. She praised fellow team members Marlee Matlin, NeNe Leakes and Hope Dworaczyk , but did not have any compliments for Dionne Warwick, whom she repeatedly identified as a 70 year old, miserable, woman who did not appear to want to be in the game.

Under questioning, Ms Taylor admitted that, having seen Lisa Rinna savaged by the team the previous week, she worried about her turn as Project Manager, but was the only player who had actually ever been camping. She also felt that, had her team...
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Teams Are 'Unhappy Campers'

March 21st, 2011 10:15am EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Teams Are 'Unhappy Campers'
Week Three of The Celebrity Apprentice brings with it the big question that audiences are flooding the Internet to ask: will the Donald continue to encourage and reward the bullies of the teams? Weeks One and Two quite clearly showed that Richard Hatch, Star Jones, and even dowager Dionne Warwick, are using the series to pump up their own sadly deflated careers, instead of putting the charities, for which they are nominally playing, to the forefront.

But this week, Richard, Star and Dionne flew way under the radar. The challenge: create an outdoor camping experience – “Camping in the 21st ...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Women's Alliance Falters (Duh)

March 15th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Celebrity Apprentice
Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" challenges what we define as reality. To a man chained in a dark cave for all of his life, reality is darkness - it is not until he is freed that his perception of reality is changed. Now, imagine that instead of darkness, this prisoner was forced to watch women on reality TV.

Okay, so maybe I'm reaching, but the fact remains that women in reality television are generally presented as backstabbers that cannot get along. These women also jump at the chance to switch over to the men's team, if the opportunity presents itself. "Finally, I don't have to deal with...
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: The Pepperoni Profit Preaches

March 7th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Celebrity Apprentice
Alright, time to forget all the "real" people trying to become Donald Trump's next Apprentice - let's get back to the spectacle that is Celebrity Apprentice. Last night we Dionne Warwick struggling with a credit card machine, Gary Busey wandering into traffic dressed like a TV evangelist, and Lisa Rinna was giving the most two-faced performance in Celebrity Apprentice premiere history.

After their dramatic entrances, Donald ups the ante by talking on rooftops and being escorted by The Rockettes. After a few introductions (including Marlee Matlin's interpreter - more on this later) and cele...
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Donald Trump: 'Celebrity Apprentice' Season Four Is Going To Be Amazing Television

March 4th, 2011 9:00am EST
The Celebrity Apprentice
Donald Trump is back with another season of Celebrity Apprentice and is eager to commence with the firing. The latest installment of the popular reality show is slated to be the most exciting and entertaining, thus far. “It’s the most volatile group that we’ve had and I think that it’s going to be amazing television,” business magnate Donald Trump reveals.

With fiery rivalries heating up between some of Hollywood’s best including, famed rocker Meat Loaf, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, former co-host of The View Star Jones, unhinged actor Gary Busey, and more, the elevent...
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New 'Celebrity Apprentice' Cast Includes Gary Busey, La Toya Jackson & Lisa Rinna

January 14th, 2011 8:33am EST
The Celebrity Apprentice
NBC just announced the celebrity lineup of candidates appearing on the next season of "The Celebrity Apprentice," premiering on Sunday, March 6th at 9pm EST/PST.

The women include: Hope Dworaczyk, La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, NeNe Leakes, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor and Dionne Warwick.

The men include: Gary Busey, Jose Canseco, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Lil Jon, Meat Loaf, Mark McGrath and John Rich.

"The next season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice' will be the most exciting yet. We are thrilled to bring back the celebrity format with 16 new and unbelievably talented celebrit...
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Latoya Jackson Signs Up For 'The Celebrity Apprentice'

October 13th, 2010 2:40pm EDT
Latoya Jackson
Latoya Jackson, Dionne Warwick and supermodel Niki Taylor are among the contestants set to compete on Donald Trump's hit TV series Celebrity Apprentice.

The trio will face-off against rapper Lil' Jon and baseball star Jose Canseco in a number of business challenges to raise money for their favorite charities, reports TMZ.com.

According to the New York Post, Trump will also mentor Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath, soap star Lisa Rinna and TV personality Star Jones on the series.

Poison rocker Bret Michaels was crowned the winner of the third star-studded season earlier this year.

The sh...
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Star Jones Recovers From Heart Surgery

March 22nd, 2010 8:13am EDT
Star Jones
TV presenter Star Jones is recovering after undergoing heart surgery last week.

The former "The View" talk show host was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday for a cardiac procedure relating to surgery she had 30 years ago.

Doctors pronounced the operation a success, and Jones is now recuperating with her loved ones.

A statement from her rep on People.com reads, "On Wednesday, March 17th, a pre-planned cardiac surgery was performed on Star Jones. This recent surgery is a follow-up to the thoracic surgery she had 30 years ago. The procedure was successful and she is recovering well with ...
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Weekly Fashion Wrap Up: Shontelle, Star Jones, More

March 5th, 2010 11:48am EST
Fashion Wrap-up
What is up with Hollywood lately? The past few weeks we have had a really difficult time finding “best” fashions. So, yet again we have a worst fashions of the week post- it seems like most celebs are hiding out until awards night.

So Hollywood take note, we have high hopes for Oscar night!

Real Housewive’s Kelly Bensimon

Honestly, we would have left this one alone- but what is up with the tights?

Star Jones

The black dress wouldn’t be bad if that pink furry thing didn’t look like it was eating her.

Josie Maran

Again, would have left this one alone too- but the shoulder pads...
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Dina Lohan Designs Her Own Shoeline Called 'Shoe-Han'

October 7th, 2009 12:16pm EDT
Dina Lohan
Dina Lohan, star of the E! show "Living Lohan," as well as mother to actress and starlet Lindsay, is announcing the creation of her new own shoe line, "Shoe-han." She is also becoming a national spokesmodel for the popular LoveMyShoes.com retail designer ladies footwear stores.

Other celebrities that have sold millions of shoes include: Vanessa Hudgens, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Star Jones, and Carlos Santana.

LoveMyShoes.com hopes to have Dina's shoes available world-wide from coast to coast by Mother's Day. She will be appearing as a shoe fashionista later this on month on tel...
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Female Celebrity Weight Battles: Should We Give A Hoot?

September 23rd, 2009 10:15am EDT
Celebrity Weight Loss
Female celebrities are scrutinized publicly in regards to weight constantly. For those who are able to keep it off -- it's great! However, as time has proven, losing the battle of the bulge publicly can lead to celebrities succumbing to continued public humiliation. Whether successful or not, we have become familiar with these women and their trials. Should we care whether a celebrity gains weight or not? Let us know what you think.

Comedian Sherri Shepherd debuted her new body on "The View," where she is a talk show host, and is experiencing a successful phase with her weight loss ...
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Win A Lunch Date With Rosie O'Donnell & Star Jones

April 3rd, 2009 10:33am EDT
Rosie O
Rosie O'Donnell is to dine with the woman she once called "delusional" on television in a bid to raise charity cash.

The former chat show host will host a luncheon with Star Jones, the TV lawyer she replaced on magazine show The View.

The off couple is auctioning off a lunch date in New York City to benefit the Figure Skating in Harlem Skating with the Stars Gala.

O'Donnell hit the headlines in 2006 when she poked fun at Jones after she told fans she lost excessive weight through exercise and diet alone. Jones later admitted she underwent gastric bypass surgery to achieve a n...
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Top On-Set Celebrity Feuds

February 27th, 2009 11:32am EST
The View
Hilary vs. Faye, Beyonce vs. Etta and Chris Brown vs. Decent Society: No doubt about it, the celebrity feud is alive and well. Though many celeb squabbles make for amusing gossip fodder, it's rare for public battles to result in real-life rows; except, of course, when volatile stars enact personal wars in the workplace. What do you get when you cross massive egos and crippling insecurities with bright klieg lights and tight shooting schedules? Ten of the juiciest on-set squabbles in Hollywood history, that's what. Lights, camera, altercation!

Debra Winger vs. Shirley MacLaine -- Te...
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'Dancing With The Stars' Fantasy Cast

February 6th, 2009 9:40am EST
Dancing With The Stars
Season 8 of the hit reality show, Dancing With the Stars premieres March 9th but more excitingly, the cast will be announced on February 9th! DWTS isn't just for has-been teen idols and D-list stars anymore; everyone wants to get on the hit show! It boosts the star's popularity and they end up getting in incredible shape! Celebrities on the show go from almost forgotten to back on top nearly overnight!

When the press announces the celebrities that will be dancing on the show, the list always seems so random, but after the first episode all the pieces of the puzzle start to come togeth...
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