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Dr. Drew Makes Sex Talk OK and Addictions Go Away

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.
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Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Audition Casting Calls this Weekend

logo for weight loss television showThe casting team of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is making its way to several locations across the U.S. for an open casting calls this weekend. They will be looking for candidates to appear on the show’s third season under the guidance of trainer and host Chris Powell. On Saturday, February 11th, they will be in New York, Chicago and San Diego, below are the location details.

New York City, NY
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Address: Dave and Busters, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

Chicago, IL
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address: Dave and Busters, 1030 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610

San Diego, CA
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address: NTC Promenade – Command Center at Lierty Station, Point Loma, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, CA 92106

Addtionally, the following open calls will be held on Saturday, February 18th.


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Emily Maynard Is a Health-Food Freak

head shot of emily maynardIt’s not hard to understand how Emily Maynard stays so slender. Just announced as the next Bachelorette, Maynard says she’s a health food “freak” even though she doesn’t cook much. “I eat as clean as can be – no sugar, no sodium, nothing,” she said in an interview with People Magazine. She confessed that she’s an “awful” cook, and depends on eating prepared meals from her local health food store and is known to shop at Whole Foods.

Although it doesn’t have any calories, one of Maynard’s unhealthy habits is an obsession with Diet Coke. “I drink way too many but can’t get through the day without it!”

When it comes to fitness, Maynard loves exciting, outdoors activities. She says Aspen is one of her favorite places because “after being outside all day you can sit in front of the fire.” As much as Maynard likes being out in the sun, she’s careful to protect her skin and always has tunes on-the-go. “I don’t go without music and sunscreen!”


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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Now Casting for New Season

ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is now casting for the upcoming season. The highly successful transformation show will air its new season Monday nights on ABC. They currently are holding open casting calls around the country in various cities along with accepting applications.

The show will select a few individuals who will be documented as they set out to lose half of their body weight in a year’s time. Trainer Chris Powell will be by their side as the participants learn how to properly eat, exercise, and live healthy for the first time. Viewers watch all this take place in the course of an hour. The transformation is so surprising that it is properly called the “metamorphosis.”

Individuals who want to apply are encouraged to either see if an open casting call is coming to their city or submit their application online. Formal applications must be accompanied by a video. The video is intended to help the producers get to know the applicant. They explain the elements they’re looking for on the website. “For example, if there is a high school letterman’s jacket, military uniform or wedding dress you hope to wear again, show us. If you are doing this for your kids, show us!”

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Biggest Loser’s Brett Hoebel Joins Food Network’s Fat Chef

If you’ve ever wondered how chefs manage to work around food all day and maintain a healthy weight, you’ll want to tune into the new Food Network series The Fat Chef, which premieres on Thursday, January 26 at 10pm ET/PT.  Though the media portrays images of slim chefs like Giada De Laurentiis and Sandra Lee, there are many who do not fit this stereotype but play a huge role in determining how and what people eat.

The six episode series will offer viewers a behind-the-scenes look the struggles chefs face when their love for food affects their health. Twelve overweight culinary professionals from Illinois, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio will be featured over the course of their four-month venture to overcome weight issues with the help of therapists, nutritionists, and personal trainers.

Each episode will showcase two chefs working with their health consultants, including nutritionist and author Christine Avant, fitness guru Robert Brace, and former Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel as they work to overcome their abusive relationships with food.


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