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Kirstie Alley Being Sued Over Claims of Losing Weight with Organic Liaison

Kirstie Alley drew much attention for her appearance on “Dancing with the Stars” Season 12, during which she shed nearly 100 pounds. But the actress is now being sued for reportedly lying about how she lost the weight.

In 2008, Alley lost nearly 75 pounds with the Jenny Craig program. But shortly thereafter, the actress developed her own diet program called Organic Liaison, which she credits her most recent weight loss to.

Since then, Alley has been openly promoting and endorsing the program saying, “I can assure you that if you follow this program, you’ll get healthier, lose weight, and not be ‘annoyingly’ hungry.”

But California resident Marina Abramyan is calling the star out by filing a class action lawsuit against her saying she did not lose the 100 pounds with Organic Liaison, but instead by dancing on “Dancing with the Stars” and following a clean diet. Abramyan believes Organic Liaison used false advertising to promote the program, including deceptive photos of Alley’s ever-slimming figure.

Abramyan brings the suit after trying Organic Liaison herself and not losing any weight. According to the official lawsuit text, she believes the products “are nothing more than run-of-the-mill fiber and calcium supplements.”

“The claims against Ms. Alley and Organic Liason are patently false,” said the brand in a statement shared with DietsInReview.com today. “We will vigorously defend ourselves against these frivolous claims.”

According to Courthouse News Service, the official complaint states: “In peddling the Organic Liaison Program, Ms. Alley attributes her weight loss to the program, but in reality, Ms. Alley’s weight loss is due to nothing more than the tried and true concept of diet and exercise. It is commonly known, and indeed a scientific fact, that if you are increasing exercise while decreasing caloric intake, you will lose weight. There is no magic pill or supplement that causes weight loss.”

Organic Liaison is a multi-layer membership and supplement program that supports the weight loss efforts of both men and women. The program is meant to “escort you into the world of organic weight loss,” as Alley describes in the product’s promotional video, and includes its own line of USDA organic supplement products to help you lose and manage your weight. The diet supplements are meant to help cleanse and detox the body while controlling cravings, reducing appetite, and boosting the metabolism.

In light of the weight loss claims, the brand defended in their statement their very public promotion of Kirstie’s weight before she was even tapped to appear on DWTS.

“Ms. Alley began her weight loss on the Organic Liaison program in early 2010. Ms. Alley had lost about 70 pounds prior to her participation as a contestant on DWTS in the Spring of 2011. That loss of weight was documented in Ms. Alley’s numerous appearances during that time frame on talk shows, numerous magazine articles and on QVC. Subsequently, during the nearly 3 month period that Ms. Alley competed on DWTS, she lost approximately another 20 pounds.”

They further argue that “Ms. Alley did not reach the 100 pound weight loss milestone on the Organic Liaison program until months after her participation in DWTS had ended. As such, contrary to Abramyan’s assertion, it was not several hours a day of vigorous dancing related to DWTS that caused her weight loss; it was her studious adherence to the Organic Liaison Weight Loss Program that caused the loss; that Program contains and requires regular exercise for success.” Further, the statement notes that Alley followed Organic Liaison for a 1.5 year time period, which would have attributed to her 100 pound weight loss total, far beyond the brief months she spent on the dancing reality show.

While Alley hasn’t formally responded to the charges, she did post a Twitter update on July 23 saying “Lol…noise noise.. Lots of noise…One sure sign of success is noise…even Heroes have lice.” It seems she isn’t taking the lawsuit too seriously as of yet.

Also Read: 

Kirstey Alley Down 38 Inches Since Her Dancing Debut

A Look Inside Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison with CEO Peggy Crawford

Dancing with the Stars Brings Major Changes for Contestants

source: Huffington Post



Celebrities We’d Like to See Lose Weight in 2012

By Arleigh Aldrich

As much debate as there is out there about the weight of celebrities, there’s no denying some of our most beloved of actors, comedians, and singers need to hone in their eating habits. Here are a few celebrities we love that we want to see eat healthier and lose some extra pounds in 2012.

Christina Aguilera

Undoubtedly one of today’s most powerful voices, Christina Aguilera has been in the public eye since her teenage years, and as is the case with any star, so has her weight. The pop star has had many weight fluctuations throughout her career, although they haven’t been as extreme as others. We want to see this beauty in her best shape in 2012.

Melissa McCarthy

Most recently seen in Bridesmaids but most well known as Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls, Melissa McCarthy is one of the most lovable (and most hilarious) actresses out there. In an interview with Anderson Cooper on his daytime talk show McCarthy said “It’s a work in progress,” also mentioning how hard it is to balance two kids at 41 and manage her weight. Her priorities are elsewhere for now, but hopefully the actress can make time for her body in the new year.


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Diet and Fitness Celebrities Share Their 2012 Resolutions

New year’s resolutions are mostly synonymous with weight loss. It’s not a bad goal to set when you remember that about half of our country is considered obese.

We spoke with some of the diet and fitness world’s A-list to hear what their resolutions are for the coming year. While they are the pictures of health, many of them are also looking at introducing new habits to their lifestyles in the coming year. Many also model using resolutions to simply better themselves, be it a few less f-bombs or more time with family.

Click through to hear how Joy Bauer, Jillian Michaels, Dolvett Quince, Kirstie Alley, Kithe Brewster, Denise Austin, Tracey Mallett, and others will be resolving to make better choices in 2012.

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Jillian Michaels – JillianMichaels.com

“My resolution is to stop swearing. While I’m doing that, I’d love to see people quit smoking, eat better, and hit the gym in 2012.”



Kirstie Alley’s 100 Days of Dance Kicks Off at Midnight

Kirstie Alley is starting a national grassroots campaign to promote an active lifestyle for everyone called 100 Days of Dance. You can sign up online and pledge to dance for 30 minutes each day for 100 consecutive days starting on January 1, 2012.

Kirstie managed to lose some weight when she appeared on Dancing With The Stars, and her new 100 Days of Dance movement is her way of getting others to participate in the activity that helped her lose weight, in addition to what she’s lost with her brand Organic Liaison.

The 100 Days of Dance program, was created and sponsored by Organic Liaision, and features Kirstie Alley and dance director Sergey Onik. Both Sergey and Kirstie will be dancing each day and uploading videos on the 100 Days of Dance blog to keep participants motivated. Dancing is a great way to workout, stay active and lose weight all while having fun.
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Why We Are Drawn To And Repelled By Celebrity Weight Loss Stories

As we hurtle toward 2012, you may be feeling inspired and resolute to make this new year a new chance to create the life that you have always wanted or to improve on the life in which you already find so much joy. As we turn the calendar to an entirely new year, it seems easier to find hope and believe in possibilities. Unfortunately, experience has shown us how powerful habits can be, and despite our purest resolutions, most of the time our goals lose momentum before January ends. It is important to find the accountability or inspiration that can keep you on track to achieve whatever goals you have resolved to obtain in 2012.

Some find celebrity weight loss stories to inspire them to begin or stick with their own weight loss journeys. A 15-year old boy from Mississippi named Kris was inspired to drop his weight by Patrick House, winner of Season 10′s Biggest Loser. As reality television stars, those like Patrick may be more capable of inspiring us because it is easier for us to relate to them than it might be to relate to other successful celebrities. If we are able to identify with someone who has faced a similar challenge, we believe that we can experience similar results.

Writer Chamein Canton explains that her 60 pound weight loss “wasn’t inspired by Jennifer Hudson, Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, Marie Osmond or anyone else. They were more frustrating to me than anything else because they could afford to take care of themselves with nutritionists, personal chefs, personal trainers and all of the other accoutrements that come with celebrity.” Chamein did not identify with the emotional struggles of temptation and habit change of these famous women because she saw the resources at their disposal. Despite these resources, we have watched celebs like Kirstie Alley and Oprah yo-yo gaining and losing weight over and over just like so many others who struggle with weight. This can be another aspect that helps us identify with a particular celebrity and his or her weight loss journey.


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