Dr. Drew Pinsky straddles the line between medical expert and media personality, often combining the two. After graduating from Amherst College, Pinsky got involved with radio during medical school at the University of Southern California. That’s when he started guest starring on his friend’s radio call-in show Loveline. His popularity soared as he spoke with frankness about sexuality and relationships, and soon he became a regular host. The show went national in 1995, airing live five nights a week, and the following year MTV picked it up for a television version hosted by Pinsky and Adam Carolla, running for four years. Loveline has been taking calls since 1983 and can still be heard Sunday through Thursday from ten to midnight.
Pinsky has appeared on numerous television shows as a guest, and has also hosted several of his own series. Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew aired on Discovery Health Channel in 2005, followed by the currently-airing Strictly with Dr. Drew. Strictly focuses on general medical topics. His show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew began in 2008 and has proved to be very popular.. He also appears on HLN (formerly CNN Headline News) for the nightly show Dr. Drew, and on the CW’s daytime talk series Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. (more…)
MTV reality show star, Chelsea Settles will be making a guest appearance at one of the country’s premier weight loss camps for kids.
Settles will be taking her inspiring story to the New Image Camps at Pocono Trails in Reeders, PA. This Saturday, May 12, 2012, Settles will meet with parents and campers and discuss the subjects she’ll be teaching as she herself attends the camp this summer season. Settles plans to teach classes in grooming, poise, and charm.
Camp founder and director Tony Sparber has invited Settles to be a part of his camp. Sparber has spent his career providing safe and healthy environments where campers can learn all about proper diet and exercise habits while losing weight. He hates the term “fat camp,” however he has been given the title, “The King of Fat Camp.” He allows this title as it speaks truth to his vision as a pioneer in the weight loss camp industry. Settles will join Sparber this weekend at the Pocono Trails open house, where the children will surely be inspired and probably a little excited to be on MTV. (more…)
Chelsea Settles is MTV‘s newest reality star and, at 324 pounds, their first ever plus-sized one. Her new reality show Chelsea Settles will be premiering in October and will highlight Chelsea’s move to Los Angeles as she tries to break into the fashion industry.
Settles will attempt to get a job, live with a roommate for the first time and try to lose weight, all on camera. Chelsea is 23-years old and knows that getting into the fashion industry is going to be hard work – especially while trying to not only tackle weight loss, but overcome the fashion industry’s attitude towards weight. Not only will Chelsea be chasing her dream career, she will also be working with a personal trainer to lose weight and experiencing the LA social scene. (more…)
Here at DietsInReview, we get many, many inquires about how to get on MTV’s reality weight-loss show, I Used to Be Fat. Today we have some good news for anyone interesting in applying for the second season of the show. MTV just announced that they are looking for high school seniors who want to lose 40 to 100 pounds before starting college. MTV casting directors will be traveling to Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas. According to our contact at 3 Ball Productions, the show’s production company, the ideal cast members will live no more than 50 miles outside of these locations.
Interested candidates should send recent photos and a paragraph explaining why you should be on the show to HSweightloss@gmail.com, along with your name, age, weight and contact information.
DietsinReview announced MTV’s new weight loss show “I Used to Be Fat” in November. Since then, the show has aired four times, showing us the lives of four teens who have just graduated high school and are entering college.
So far, we have seen Gabriella, who lost an amazing 90 pounds in 90 days, Marci, Dominick, and Makenzie as they face the emotional and physical issues that have lead them to become obese at a young age. “I Used to Be Fat” is an unscripted show, which gives it an authentic air that some other shows can miss at times. The emotional and physical pain that all four teens have expressed on the show is possibly part of the show’s appeal because viewers can get to know the teens on a more personal level.
“I was tired of using my weight as an excuse,” Gabriella said in her post-episode update. “I’m very glad I did [the show]. I just wouldn’t take back anything. It was an amazing experience and I’m blessed that I was given that opportunity.”