Monthly Archives: November 2008

Yes, Ricki Lake, You Were a Fat Person!!

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Ricki Lake is quoted as saying,

“I can’t believe I was a fat person for most of my life,”

Ummm okay.  Did you own a mirror??  Weren’t you cast as the chunky girl in Hairspray.  Why the sudden surprise – that’s my question??

Ricki Lake lost 140 lbs and is holding steady.

How did she do it:

“I didn’t have surgery and I worked hard. There’s no secret. I’m active. I watch what I eat,”

With a little help from meals delivered by a service called Fresh Dining (“It’s organic, it’s fresh, and I still love it,” she says) she is able to keep the weight off.

Good meals delivered to your home – is a definite plus!!  I would love to have healthy food delivered to my doorstep.  The only delivery people that come to my neighborhood is pizza, chinese food or greek food.

Ricki did leave room for error by stating,

“Something tragic in my life could happen and I could balloon and gain weight. I can’t promise I will be like this forever.”

Is it me or is that statement a complete contradiction – you can’t believe you were fat, yet you can’t promise you will maintain this weight forever.


Reese Witherspoon Needs To Get Into the Christmas Spirit!!

reese-witherspoon-711Reese Witherspoon is not into the Christmas spirit – yet!!

According to People Magazine, she has been so busy promoting her movie, “Four Christmases” with Vince Vaughn, that she says she’s

“just not getting into the spirit”

of Christmas. That happens – you get so busy, you can’t even deal with the holidays.

Ready to start her Christmas shopping, Reese Witherspoon says she’s going to set limits on the presents for her kids.

“I’m a little strict about that kind of stuff,” Witherspoon, 32, the mother of Ava, 9, and Deacon, 5, tells the BBC. “I think kids do best when they only have a couple of things that they really enjoy. I try and stay away from the gluttony of things. They don’t appreciate it as much. When they only get one or two things they really like it.”



She will be doing the cooking for Christmas and another holiday tradition that only an Academy Award-winning actress could have: the children dressing up her Oscar.

“At Christmas time they put a little hat on him and a little scarf so he doesn’t get cold.”

Does anyone else have an “unusual” holiday tradition??


Gwyneth Paltrow Thanksgiving Update!!

gwyneth-paltrow1Don’t you love when you read an article in a newspaper and you find out later that the article was COMPLETELY wrong.  I mean not even in the same country – wrong.

I probably had an inkling that there wasn’t too much truth to the “rumor” when I wrote Fact or Fiction in the headline.  But still – i do feel a bit HAD!! 

So as it turns out I originally wrote that Gwyneth Paltrow celebrated Thanksgiving in Florida when in fact I saw a photo on another website stating that she celebrated in London with Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal.  They were each spotted leaving a Thanksgiving party thrown by Richard Rogers at his Chelsea home in London.

I didn’t see where Chris Martin was but hopefully he wasn’t too far.  I am still rooting for them!!

Britney Spears “Starts Over”

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Britney Spears is on the cover of January’s Glamour Magazine. She looks absolutely beautiful – happy and healthy too.

The article couldn’t come at a more perfect time. It’s January’s cover. January, the time when we all think about fresh beginnings, starting over and being a better person for the New Year.

Is it possible to start over or is that just a dream?? Can people make a new beginning and if so – How do you get others to forget the old you – especially when the average person doesn’t have a staff of PR people to do it.
What do you think??

Written by Shari

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Having Marital Problems – Fact or Fiction??

Rumor has it that there is some marital strife going on between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin.

I am a HUGE fan of Gwyneth Paltrow and really hope that it really is just a rumor.

According to the Daily News, Gwyneth Paltrow has been staying at Jeffrey Soffer’s, the owner of the Fountainebleau Hotel, Indian Creek Island Mansion and spent Thanksgiving with him.

This is a surprise to all involved since Chris Martin has been on the road touring and was expected in London after Coldplay’s tour ended on Wednesday.  One would think Gwyneth would be waiting for him with open arms. 

A source has claimed, “Gwyneth has confided to friends she and Chris are taking a break.”

Where there is smoke there is usually fire – in this case I hope not!!  I hope its only false rumors.

A-Rod Spends Thanksgiving with Madonna and Family

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez ended up spending Thanksgiving with Madonna and his family.  Before you get excited – it was not at the same time. 

According to the Daily News, A-Rod was in Miami yesterday with his ex-wife and kids for Thanksgiving dinner and girl “friend” Madonna for “dessert”.

That answers the mystery question – Where is A-Rod spending Thanksgiving?? 

Talk about being pulled in different directions and trying to make everyone happy.  Thankfully everyone was in Florida otherwise it would have been impossible to do it all!!

How Did Your Favorite Star Celebrate Thanksgiving Day!!

According to US Magazine, this is where some of our favorite stars spent Thanksgiving!!

“I’m cooking dinner at my house and inviting my whole family over. It’s going to be fun. I’m in charge this time!”

“We are performing at the Dallas Cowboys halftime show.”

“That’s going to be a new and exciting thing for us to do! For Christmas, we’ll just all be together as a family. It’ll be great!”

“I’m actually singing the National Anthem at the Cowboys game. I have a suite there, so I will be having Thanksgiving with my family. It’s really nice. My mom was Cowboys cheerleader, and it’s the last year in the old stadium, so she is getting to celebrate.”

“I love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday. You get together, and you eat, and you are with family. Every day should be Thanksgiving!”

“Alec will be around. I don’t know if the traditional ‘Baldwin brother turkey’ touch football game will be played. That was a big hope, but we’ll have to see.”

“I’m going to do a big turkey – an 18 pounder! I put the stuffing in it. I put the potatoes around it. I do sweet potatoes — with marshmallows, without marshmallows. I do everything!”

“I’ll be spending it with my family in New York. I’ve never spent a Thanksgiving or Christmas away from them. There will be lots of food, football, sitting, chatting.”

“My mom does such a good job cooking Thanksgiving dinner. She just started cooking a turkey, opposed to lasagna. So we let her do it. I always help a little bit, though. I help with the gravy. It’s very traditional. The one time I did a gourmet Thanksgiving, everyone was upset and went on strike. Thanksgiving is a tradition. You don’t mess with it because it’s perfect the way it is.”

“All of the kids will come from all over, like New York and Minneapolis. We have six kids and the youngest is 21. Thanksgiving is a big thing for us. I actually do some of the cooking, too! I am right in there, boy! I peel the potatoes — that’s cooking!”

“This Thanksgiving, I’m going to order in a chicken pot pie [joking]. I may be overseas, so I might end up doing what we did a few years ago when I was in Stockholm for Thanksgiving: This chef closed his restaurant, and he just opened it up for me and my band. He made us an American Thanksgiving dinner. Instead of cranberry sauce, it was linden berry. It was nice. In another country, [Thanksgiving’s] amazing.”

“Just to be with the family.”

MICHAEL PHELPS: Is home in Baltimore with his family and new girlfriend, Caroline Pal.

So – who do you wish you spent Thanksgiving with??