The Biggest Loser crew went on strike last week in an effort to secure health benefits. To help the family members of the strikers while they go unpaid, Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper and Alison Sweeney have started a support fund. “Our crew have families to support so in the interim Bob, Ali, I are auctioning off three training sessions each (Ali will be doing lunch dates) to help contribute to this fund,” writes Jillian on her Facebook.
Those who wish to help out can make a direct donation, or can bid on one of the charity auctions on eBay. Bob and Jillian are both auctioning off one-hour workout sessions, and Alison is auctioning off lunches. One workout will be auctioned off by each trainer for three days, and Alison will auction off one lunch day for three days. Each auction will last for 24 hours.
Americans are unarguably obsessed with three (at the very least) things: Social networking, body image and celebrities. So when you create a cauldron comprised of this trio of addictions, you have a potion that is as lethal as a malevolent sorcerer’s concoction.
And that is exactly what an article by a Global Shift writer is suggesting when non-famous Americans start following celebrities and their diet chronicles via Twitter. From Megan Fox’s apple cider vinegar shots to Demi Moore’s bikini photos, celebrities have taken to documenting their diet rituals and their effects in 140 characters or less and, unfortunately, many young and impressionable Americans are reading.
Many follow reading these tweets with a trip to the store to pick up the ingredients for a fad-diet juice blend that likely will not cure their weight issues. Read Full Post >
We’re less than two weeks away from the Biggest Loser 10 premiere. Given all the show has done for so many people and society on the whole, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they’ve reached a milestone tenth season. In pre-season interviews, Bob Harper remarked that he always knew the show had legs because of how relatable it is (watch here), and to the contrary Jillian Michaels in her pre-season interview said that she never expected it to last (watch here).
There are a lot of people that are glad that (for once) Jillian was wrong. Two of those people would be host Alison Sweeney and executive producer Mark Koops.
We had a chance to speak with them as they prepare for the premiere. They talk to us about how the “pay it forward” theme will work not only in the first episode, but throughout the season. They also talk to us about the things they are most excited for us to see in the upcoming season, namely the change in structure to the show and a memorable visit to Camp Pendleton.
Listen now and then continue reading to learn more about the upcoming season.
We watch and marvel as celebrities seem to get pregnant, have babies, and walk a red carpet (what feels like) days or weeks later looking better than ever. But once in a while, in what feels like a “They’re Just Like Us” segment from Us Weekly, a star comes along who seems to face the same battles as the rest of us, one being Alison Sweeney.
She’s a working mom juggling not one but two jobs, as the beloved host of The Biggest Loser and on the long-running soap Days of Our Lives, while caring for her two young children, Ben and Megan. Alison announced her second pregnancy during the show’s sixth season. As if all eyes weren’t on her anyway, being the host of a weight loss show we were curious to see how she’d bounce back. And now, she’s showing us exactly how she maintained healthy pregnancy and healthy postpartum routines. Her first book, The Mommy Diet, releases December 2010 and is sure to become a favorite of mommies everywhere. Read Full Post >
Tune in this Tuesday, February 2nd to the Rachael Ray Show when The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney introduces audience members to a group of inspiring overweight teens who transformed themselves by losing 3,000 pounds.
Now, just in time for their class photo, the Rachael Ray show is giving them head-to-toe makeovers and the confidence to begin their new lives.