Couric was the co-anchor of NBC’s “Today” for fifteen years and then went on to become the first female anchor of an evening news broadcast at “CBS Evening News” until 2011. Today, Couric is a correspondent for ABC News while taking on the daytime talk show at the same time.
“Katie” is an hour-long talk show with a live studio audience in New York. Couric will commemorate what’s being called her “new beginning” by interviewing other women who are in a transitional period in their lives. The first week is marked with guests that include Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow for her inaugural episode, both in major places of transition right now. Simpson will be addressing her new life as a mother and the public struggle she’s having to take off her baby weight. Crow will discuss how her life is changing as a new mother at age 50 and her recently discovered brain tumor. (more…)
When it comes to celebrity pregnancies, Jessica Simpson’s may just trump them all. The 32-year-old star and new mom was nothing shy of stalked throughout her pregnancy by paparazzi and adoring fans. Now that it’s been four months since giving birth to daughter, Maxwell Drew, everyone seems to have the same question in mind: “When will she lose the baby weight?”
“I didn’t realize it didn’t all come off with the baby,” Simpson admitted to USA Today in a recent interview. “It’s been a challenge to lose the baby weight. I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was pregnant and I wanted to enjoy it.”
What exactly did Simpson indulge in during her pregnancy? Anyone who recalls her days on MTV’s reality show Newlyweds knows that the southern star loves her carbs and decadent foods, including macaroni and cheese and fried chicken. If she was giving into temptations like these quite often during her pregnancy, it’s no wonder the star gained her fair amount of weight.
Though Simpson hasn’t confirm exactly how much weight she gained during pregnancy nor how much she hopes to lose, she seems in no big hurry to slim down despite signing a $3 million dollar contract with Weight Watchers to start trying to shed the pounds once the baby arrived.
Simpson was spotted hitting the gym in L.A. this week for the first time since giving birth. People also reported that the singer-turned fashion designer has been working out with personal trainer Harley Pasternak several times a week, though she mostly walks and hasn’t tried running yet since her “boobs are way too big to run at this point,” she said. (more…)
While the world loves news of celebrity happenings and drama, they especially love stories of post-baby weight loss. And one star our culture has been recently fixated on is singer and fashion mogul Jessica Simpson.
Simpson and her fiancé Eric Johnson just welcomed their 9 pound, 13 ounce baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, into the world on May 1. And what everyone’s wondering now is how long it will take the star to slim down and exactly how she’ll do it.
Simpson made big news last year when she signed a $3 million contract with Weight Watchers to shed her post-baby pounds. This was mostly shocking because the star hadn’t even had her baby yet, which just goes to show how much of a market there is for celebrity weight loss and gains, especially surrounding pregnancy.
Upon signing with Weight Watchers, Simpson was excited about the partnership knowing it would be major motivation to get back into shape as a new mom. But the singer admitted she didn’t count points during her pregnancy because she wanted to enjoy the experience. Although Simpson reportedly ate a mostly healthy diet, she also allowed a few indulgences here and there. (more…)
Regardless of the harsh words spoken by The View cohost Joy Behar, Jessica Simpson has chosen to be the better person.
The 31 year-old Fashion Star mentor recently tweeted her followers to pick up her nude Elle cover.
“Last chance to see me ‘fat’ aka PREGNANT on the cover of Elle,” Simpson tweeted. “I loved this shoot, [and it’s] only on stands for a few more days!”
Choosing to take the high road, the quotation marks are the closest Simpson has come to acknowledging Behar’s comments last Tuesday on The View.
Simpson came under attack when Behar talked about her pregnancy weight gain. “Remember the time that Jessica Simpson was criticized because she didn’t know the difference between chicken and tuna? That kind of thing is more fun to criticize than the fact that the girl is fat,” Behar, 69, told her fellow morning show hosts last Tuesday. “Most women who are pregnant are not supposed to gain more than 25 pounds. She looks like she gained a lot more than that.” (more…)
This week’s Biggest Loser is full of even more surprises. The game is going to singles and the first yellow line of the season will appear at the weigh-in to determine the next eliminated contestant. Amidst the drama, Jessica Simpson will surprise one challenge winner with a shopping spree.
As the contestants dissolve their teams, they will be sent to an ice rink for their first single challenge. Each player will be harnessed by a rope to a ring in the center of the rink and all players will be playing tug-of-war against each other in order to make their way to a buzzer. As each contestant pulls, the other contestants will be tugged further away from their own buzzer.
The challenge promises to be grueling, earning the winner and one contestant of their choice a chance to be swept away for a day of fashion with Jessica Simpson. The singer, actress and designer will style the winners in her Jessica Simpson Collection Los Angeles showroom. The winners will try on clothes and model their new slimmer bodies. In addition, the contestants will be allowed to keep any clothes, purses, shoes, or accessories so they will have a new wardrobe when they leave the ranch. (more…)