Judge Slims Down Octavia Spencer’s Diet Company Endorsement Lawsuit

After Octavia Spencer won her Oscar for The Help, she was approached to endorse a weight loss product called Sensa. Unlike a lot of celebs, she decided she wanted to promote the product as ethically as possible. She set a lot of ground rules with Sensa. She wanted to focus on living a healthier lifestyle, not lose massive amounts of weight. She didn’t want to do Before and After pictures. She insisted that tweets about the company include the #spon tag so her fans would know she was getting paid to tweet. She didn’t want the ads to appear in gossip and tabloid type magazines. Sensa originally agreed to these terms, but eventually balked at her use of the #spon tag. They also eventually got her to do Before and After pics and started placing ads in magazines like OK! and Star.

Sensa says Octavia’s ads did not do as well as planned and they sent her a termination letter saying she was in breach of her contract for her tweets and the failure of the ads. Octavia filed a lawsuit saying the company owed her $700,000 of her $1.25 million contract.

Octavia said she passed up a $3 million offer from another weight loss company to take Sensa’s $1.25 million offer and that after she lived up to her side of the bargain by losing 20 pounds in 5 months, Sensa began “scheming” to get out of paying her.

In March, a judge threw out her fraud claim against Sensa, but allowed “a cause of action for breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing”. A trial is scheduled for October 27. Sensa’s web site currently has an ad featuring Ali Landry.

Stars Turn Out for Launch of Rainbeau Mars’ 21 Day Superstar Cleanse Book

Health guru, artist and author Rainbeau Mars lauched her new book Rainbeau Mars’ 21 Day Superstar Cleanse and a bunch of celebrities were in attendance. Russell Simmons, Marla Maples, Rosanna Arquette, Moby, and Shannon Elizabeth all showed up for the event. The cleanse is all organic, vegan, and plant based with modifications for beginners, intermediate, and advanced cleansers. Click the Read More to see pics of the celebs who attended the event.

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Star Jones at the Kentucky Derby

Star Jones attended the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. I haven’t seen much of Star lately. She’s infamous for lying about having gastric bypass surgery and getting Barbara Walters to lie about it as well. After losing 160 pounds over three years, she denied getting gastric bypass surgery in 2006 on a Raleigh, North Carolina radio show, but in a September 2007 essay in Glamour magazine, she revealed that she had undergone gastric bypass surgery in August 2003. Star was criticized for lying and claiming that she had lost the weight from diet and exercise. Click the Read More link to see more pictures of Star.

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Carrie Underwood’s Trainer Talks about Carrie’s Exercise and Diet

There are rumors that 2014 may be the year Carrie Underwood has a baby. A source told Life & Style magazine, “Mike and Carrie hoped to get pregnant in 2013, but they decided to put it off. During the holidays they told friends and family that 2014 was going to be the year they had a baby. They are both finally ready now.” Meanwhile, with no baby bump yet, Carrie Underwood’s trainer Erin Oprea spilled the details of Carrie’s diet and exercise habits with E!Online:

What do her workouts consist of? How have they changed since you first started with Carrie?

 When I first meet a client there is always a learning curve. Each person’s body reacts to exercise differently, so I will tailor individual workouts to meet a client’s fitness needs. We first concentrate on body weight exercises like squats, lunges, pull-ups, push-ups and dips. I do a mix of cardio as well as resistance training in most sessions. For cardio, we do sprints, boxing, jump rope and plyometrics. For resistance training, I recommend mixing body weight exercises together with weights. For reps, we change them all of the time…there is no set number. Carrie’s workouts change every time we work out! She never does the same workout twice. I always incorporate some of the basic exercises in every workout.

What are Carrie’s favorite and least favorite exercises?
One of Carrie’s favorites moves is the cherry picker, where you lunge into a squat. She loves all different leg exercises! Most females dislike pull-ups, but it is a very important exercise in toning your upper body.

What can you tell us about Carrie’s diet and nutrition plan?
Nutrition is key to maximizing everything you do during your workouts. My belief in nutrition is to eat clean and unprocessed foods, and really watch your sodium and sugar intake. Carrie told Woman’s Health that she loves a tofu scramble with peppers and onions for breakfast, and I know that she snacks on raw vegetables.

Tom Arnold Looking Slim at Camp del Corazon’s Gala honoring Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin

Tom Arnold was spotted looking slim at Camp del Corazon’s 11th Annual Gala honoring Sylvester Stallone and Jennifer Flavin. He recently reached his 100-pound weight loss goal, dropping from 287 pounds to 187 pounds.

Melissa Joan Hart Shows Off 40-Pound Weight Loss from Nutrisystem

Melissa Joan Hart showed off her 40-pound weight loss on Instagram. She had gained 60 pounds while pregnant with her son Tucker who was born in September. The actress used Nutrisystem to lose the weight and will be starring in commercials for the program:

It’s not everyday I like to show a lot of skin but these days I’m feeling confidant. Thanks Nutrisystem! Look for my new commercial that begins airing April 21! And don’t miss me tomorrow on @GMA. You can ask me questions on twitter with #askMelissaGMA.

Carrie Underwood at ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops

Carrie Underwood was spotted at the ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops.

Vegetarian for years and now a vegan, Carrie shared her daily diet with Rachel Ray. Breakfast is scrambled tofu with onions, peppers and spinach and top it with salsa. She snacks on almonds. If she eats out for lunch, it’s a Veggie Delite from Subway. At the grocery store, she loads up on stir-fry kits, Amy’s meatless burgers, and lots of onions and garlic. She likes the Raw Revolution bars. She uses Daiya vegan cheese to make a quesadilla filled with beans and lentils.

Kirstie Alley Rejoins Jenny Craig

63-year-old Kirstie Alley is is back with the company that helped her lose 75 pounds in 2004. After a recent weight gain, she made the decision to rejoin Jenny Craig. Kirstie told People:

“I was good for a while and then I wasn’t good, and the weight crept up. Like I say in the ad, I’m not circus fat. I didn’t hugely screw up. I didn’t gain 75. I gained 30.”

“I love that you have a consultant. It’s like being an athlete. No athlete is going to do well without having a coach. We have to equate that to life. Without a coach helping us along the way, I don’t think someone can make it for the long haul.”

This was Kirstie back in December 2013:

Miranda Lambert at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Country singer Miranda Lambert was spotted backstage at the Cumulus/Westwood One Radio Remotes during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. She’s lost 25 pounds and is looking really great. This past winter, she talked to People magazine about her weight struggles:

“I spent my 20s on  a roller coaster — my yo-yo weight, working all the time and partying. I just wanted to get healthier and go into my 30s in the best shape I could be in.”

Portion control and making better choices helped her lose the weight:

“Smaller portions right from the start. Instead of steak for dinner, I might have chicken and a baked sweet potato.”

And her exercise routine keeps it simple:

“We do cardio and a lot of circuit training. We do things that use my body weight, like lunges.”

Jenna Elfman Looking Trim at the “Make Your Move” Los Angeles Premiere

Jenna Elfman - "Make Your Move" Los Angeles Premiere

Jenna Elfman looked cute at the “Make Your Move” Los Angeles Premiere. Last year, Jenna talked to Shape about her diet and exercise.


I actually just drink water all morning (with fresh lemon juice if it’s available) until about 9:30 a.m., which I have found works really well for me—it may not be the best for others. Then at 9:30 a.m., I’ll have a big scoop of peanut butter. About an hour later, I continue with eating a snack such as a small serving of oatmeal or some fresh vegetables, then lunch, snacks, and dinner as the day progresses.


For snacking, I’ll eat an apple or some berries; I eat millet or buckwheat rice cakes; I try not to eat dairy, so the yogurt thing isn’t really happening for me very often, but I do eat the occasional coconut yogurt. I like pumpkin seeds, peanuts and almonds, fresh cut vegetables, fresh vegetable juice, etc. I also enjoy turkey jerky! Sometimes a bowl of rice makes a great snack for me too.


Well, with my crazy, unpredictable schedule, “typically” doesn’t really apply! But I’ll often eat a variation on a salad or soup theme. I always try to stay away from heavily refined foods and stick to organic whole grains, fruit, vegetables, etc. Not always easy—at all. But I try.


Dinner is actually the trickiest for me because I’m with my kids. Unfortunately they can be finicky eaters, so their food selection isn’t the same as mine and most of my evening is spent tending to their nightly routine of play, dinner, play, bath, bed! By the time I realize I’m hungry, I usually just have time for some puffed rice or millet cereal with honey and almond milk right before bed! Unless I get lucky and my husband happened to have brought home some sushi!

Diet tips:

As for diet, just don’t eat that table bread! Sit on your hands if you have to. Don’t do it! I drink plenty of water—vital. I actually carry a 32-ounce water bottle around with me at all times and try to drink two of those a day. Not easy. But if I have it with me, I can usually do it. And I sip at it, I don’t chug it.

Exercise tips:

For exercise, I walk, climb stairs, hike, dance, and do some strength training exercises and lift free weights. But really, all this only happens when I can make time for it in my day without falling over from already being tired from working and parenting my two young boys. But here’s a little trick for when I am limited on time: I keep two 10-pound weights in my bathroom, and every day I do a quick set of lifting in the morning or when getting ready for bed. Also, I do lunges while brushing my teeth and then I try to do 10 to 15 pushups before bed. If you’re consistent with this shortcut regimen, it’s amazing the results you can accomplish!

Just get out there and walk. Also, while I’m out and about during my day, if there is a choice between taking the elevator/escalator or the stairs, I always take the stairs!

In 2010, Jenna used Freshology home meal delivery service after giving birth to her son. She said:

“Since having my newborn seven weeks ago, I have been eating their ‘New Mommy’ program. The food is super delicious and the baby weight is steadily coming off!”

Lisa Marie Presley Slims Down to her Teenage Weight

Lisa Marie Presley - Elton John AIDS Foundation's 12th Annual "An Enduring Vision Benefit"

Lisa Marie Presley has slimmed down to the weight she was as a teenager. Fears about her father’s health history spurred her to get healthy. From People:

“Knowing my family history – my father’s side is totally not healthy and they have shorter life spans [her father died at 42], while my mom’s side is super fit with long life spans – I didn’t know where I would land. So I said, ‘Okay. I’m going to play it safe and try to be as healthy as I can be.’”

Lisa Marie eats vegetables, chicken, fish, nuts, fruit, almond milk and freshly made juices. She also walks 30 minutes every other day and lifts light weights.

“Eating clean and organic is best.”

“I’m at the weight I was at when I was a teenager,” Presley tells PEOPLE. “I love the way clothes fit right now.”

She also practices portion control:

 “I eat half of what I am given, especially when I have carbs or grains.” 

“I just had avocado with feta cheese on toast with some spinach. Last night I had vegetable chicken curry. I watch the rice, obviously. I’ll have a fistful.” 

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