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Rosie O’Donnell’s New Show Will Tackle Health and Weight Issues

Like many celebrities, Rosie O’Donnell has had to endure scrutiny over her weight while being in the public eye, and her new show, The Rosie Show, will tackle some of the issues she has encountered as not only an overweight celeb, but an overweight woman on the path to health.

Although her weight has gone up and down at times, she recently appeared at the Surprise Oprah show in June looking thinner than she previously had. During this appearance, several people complimented Rosie on her smaller size, but she admitted she wasn’t sure how much weight she’d lost, although she had been actively trying to lose weight.

As a less than slender celeb, Rosie has had to deal with the paparazzi and constant criticism of her weight through the years. At one point it was rumored that Rosie’s weight topped 300 pounds. Rosie didn’t comment on her reasons for trying to get in shape, but it’s great to see her efforts pay off.

Her new talk show, The Rosie Show, will be premiering on OWN network this October. Rosie’s show is filming in the HARPO studios in Chicago where the Oprah Winfrey show was filmed. Different from her previous talk show that focused on celebrity interviews, this time around, Rosie will be focusing on real people and real issues. Each show will be one hour long and focus on a single topic during that hour including raising children, America’s education system, autism, relationships, health, weight issues, and depression.


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Bob Greene’s What’s Making You Fat on OWN

Bob Greene on OrangeTune in at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 18 to the Oprah Winfrey Network for a Bob Greene special. Bob Greene is Oprah Winfrey’s weight loss and fitness guru, and he’s also the creator of Bestlife diet program and the author of The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight and Be Happy.

This own special is called “What’s Making You Fat?” Bob will talk about how to get past the things that are preventing you from losing weight. He counts down his personal lost of ten diet and exercise myths. These are common misconceptions that we hear all the time. This hour-long special will help viewers work though some of their toughest diet and fitness challenges.



Half-Ton Dad on OWN

Oprah Winfrey NetworkTune in to the Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday, June 1st 2011 for the story of a man who weighted more than 1,000 pounds. Kenneth Brumley was the heaviest patient to have ever entered the Renaissance Hospital in Houston. He weighed 1,022 pounds and had to have walls knocked down in his house in order to get out.

This documentary special, which originally aired on The Learning Channel, follows doctors as they work to perform life-saving surgery on Brumley, including removing two 40-pound tumors from his legs and a gastric bypass.

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Deceptively Delicious on Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag

Anna and Kristina's Grocery BagTune in Tuesday, May 10 to Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag on the Oprah Winfrey Network for a taste-test of recipes from Deceptively Delicious. This cookbook form Jessica Seinfeld helps parents hide more nutrients in many kid-friendly recipes, for example, by adding cauliflower puree to mac and cheese or putting kale into spaghetti and meatballs. Seinfeld argues that kids who know that vegetables go into their favorite foods will be less adverse to eating more of them later.

Anna and Kristina aren’t moms, but they do know some picky kids. They round up the little ones to taste-test these veggie-laced classics. Will the sneaky health foods be a success with five-year-olds or will pickiness prevail?


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OWN Introduces X-Weighted to a US Audience

X-Weighted Show LogoStarting last week, the Oprah Winfrey Network began airing X-Weighted, a Canadian reality weight-loss show. There have been five seasons of the show, the first three of which followed individuals and the last two seasons followed families.

Unlike The Biggest Loser, X-Weighted does not involve any kind of competition, nor does it follow multiple story lines at once. Instead, each episode follows one obese individual or family for four months. They begin to address the causes of their weight problems and start down the pathway to a healthier life. X-Weighted works to document both the successes and struggles of weight loss.


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