It’s been more than a year since Kirstie Alley unveiled the pet project she’d been secretly working on in the years since leaving Jenny Craig. She’d eluded several times during interviews that she was working on her own weight loss program, but never gave much detail beyond that. Then, in early 2010, Kirstie announced her new brand, Organic Liaison, was finally born, thanks to a lot of hard work with a team of scientists she partnered with. It was meant to “escort you into the world of organic weight loss,” according to Kirstie in a video on the brand’s site about the first USDA organic-certified supplement program.
We recently spoke with Peggy Crawford, CEO for Organic Liaison, to learn more about the brand, Kirstie’s actual involvement (as well as her weight), and the roles organic ingredients and fitness play in helping its customers lose weight.
What is Kirstie’s involvement in the company? Is she an investor and face, or an active participant in the day-to-day?
Kirstie worked with scientists and doctors to formulate the products for the company. She also has been intimately involved in all other aspects of the creation of Organic Liaison. She is definitely actively involved in it daily and loves to interact with Organic Liaison members as well.
Can you tell us how much weight Kirstie has lost related to Organic Liaison? (more…)
I have to admit it: I’m a huge fan of The Bachelorette. This season is especially turning out to be full of drama: one guy set out to break Ashley’s heart, another got too drunk to even attend the rose ceremony, and one guy insisted on wearing a creepy mask. When you add all of this to the over-the-top dates and awkward tension between the men who are competing for Ashley’s heart, you know it is going to be a good season.
In addition to the fun drama described above, Bachelorette fans will get another treat from this season’s show: they get to see all of Ashley’s cute clothes. Ashley has already promised to wear tons of short dresses and miniskirts this season, and therefore, will be showing off her amazing legs.
So how did she get those fantastic quads, calves, and everything else?
“I teach jazz, ballet, and hip-hop at my college,” Ashley revealed. “I feel confident when I’m dancing.”
Each season, we watch contestants on Dancing with the Stars undergo major transformations and this season was no different. Kendra Wilkinson may not have won the competition but she did win back her pre-baby body and a whole new perspective on life.
Before DWTS, Wilkinson was somewhere between a size two and four. By no stretch of the term was she overweight, but she hadn’t quite reclaimed her Playboy physique. Wilkinson is happy to report that after competing on DWTS, she’s back to a size zero. Most well-known as the sporty ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner from Girls Next Door, Wilkinson has always been very active. In 2009, when she had her son with husband Hank Baskett , she gained a whopping 60 pounds (don’t worry Kendra, you’re not the only one in that boat!)
As many of us know, losing 60 pounds isn’t easily done. Wilkinson credits her freshly-sculpted body to a combination of Ab Cuts, dancing and a diet of natural foods, rich in fruits and vegetables.
Actress Kirstie Alley has been known for years as one of the many celebrities that has battled her weight publicly. Since starting on the hit show Dancing with the Stars, Alley’s appearance has changed dramatically.
Each week the audience and judges on the show noticed that she was losing weight. Alley wanted to make sure she was continuing to go down in size, but she admits she didn’t have a specific goal in mind. After two and a half months on the show, the final numbers on Alley’s changing body were revealed. In the final episode of the show, Alley was to reprise the dance she performed on the season premiere. This means she had to wear her original costume. After extensive alterations to her dress, it was revealed that Alley’s costume had to be taken in an amazing total of 38 inches.
Much has been made of Kirstie Alley’s mishaps on “Dancing with the Stars.” When her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s leg gave in as they made a move on the dance floor, what went through everyone’s mind was “Kirstie’s weight issues were to blame.” Whether or not that is true, the perception is reality and it had to be mortifying for the actress who has publicly battled with her weight for many years.
The emotional effects of such a public exhibition of one’s health struggles are probably on display in her desperate attempt to find a quick fix. Alley has gone on record as saying that she has been following a low-calorie diet. While calorie restriction is a must for weight loss, if it’s done to an extreme it can be dangerous, or at the very least, set one up for failure.
Alley took another big spill during a taping of “Dancing with the Stars,” this time falling off a stage.
“When I fell off the stage, I [saw] three stairs below me and I started going into slow motion and in my mind, I go, ‘okay there are three stairs, you have on heels, jump bitch’ because you’re either going to break something or you’re going to take control of this and that’s why I jumped.” (more…)