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You all know the annoying “celebrity cook” Rachel Ray. She’s know for her simple recipes and that raspy voice that a lot of men find sexy. She also hosts her own show which is appropriately titled, “The Rachel Ray Show”. The show is usually filled with light-heartedness, cooking and inspirational stories. However, an overweight teen by the name of Christina Pagliarolo is suing the show. The 260lb teen claims that the Rachel Ray show was more intense than the Biggest Loser.
Christina agreed to be apart of the show, which featured a story on overweight teens in America. Christina claims that the show’s trainer made her run like Forrest Gump (were assuming it was after he had his leg braces removed.) She also says that the trainer constantly yelled at her and made her hike in the mountains, and that he put her on a StairMaster and kept speeding it up until she fell down to the ground. The teenager says she suffered multiple injuries and claims that her legs are really messed up now. She is suing for negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Are you kidding me? It sounds like she is describing a normal workout. Is she suing the trainer for getting her to exercise? I’m confused. I know the whole concept of getting up and moving might be new to her, but I can assure you that putting someone on a StairMaster is not abuse. And run like Forrest Gump? That’s not even a good analogy! Forrest Gump jogged at leisurely pace across America. He wasn’t doing wind sprints in the gym.
I can’t wait until this lawsuit gets slammed in court.Read more...
I’m still coming to terms with this decision myself. Forbes however seems to have their minds made up. Jennifer Lopez has been crowned the most powerful celebrity of this past year. She has been everywhere, from movies, music, fragrances, car endorsements, and Television both domestically and Worldwide. As a result, she brought in a staggering $52 million. Forbes wrote,
”With $52 million in earnings over the last 12 months and a massive amount of fame, Lopez lands at No. 1 on our Celebrity 100 list for the first time”
Last year it was Lady GaGa who also earned $52 million this year and has slipped to number 5. Last year when she reigned supreme she earned a staggering $90 million!
Oprah comes in with a respectable 2nd place despite her struggles with her network OWN. Her impact on society is still huge and she has many vehicles that still actually touch millions and millions of people in ways that are life changing. She has a website, a TV show a radio station, not to mention syndicated shows like, Dr. Phil, Rachel Ray and Dr. OZ.
Oprah might be No. 2 in the listings but she is No. 1 on the money list. She smashed everyone with earnings of $165 million. This year was the first time that Oprah was not listed in Time’s most influential people. Of course she cares…but she has $162 million reasons to care less. She should feel vindicates with this number 2 ranking.
It pains me to say that “The Bieb” came in with $55 million followed closely by Rihanna who earned $53. These are staggering amounts of money. These are net worths that they are earning in one year.
Here is the top 30 Most Powerful Celebrities as Ranked by Forbes
- Jennifer lopez
- Oprah Winfrey
- Justin Bieber
- Lady Gaga
- Britney Spears
- Kim Kardashian
- Katy Perry
- Tom Cruise
- Steven Spielberg
- Taylor Swift
- Angelina Jolie
- Donald Trump
- Lebron James
- Beyonce Knowles
- Elton John
- Simon Cowell
- Rush Limbaugh
- Tyler Perry
- Paul McCartney
- Jennifer Aniston
- Glenn Beck
- Bon Jovi
- Dr. Dre
- Kobe Bryant
- Brad Pitt
- Ryan Seacrest
- Howard Stern
You can see the complete list here.
I think Forbes will certainly catch a lot of criticism for this list. To rank Kim Kardashian over Steven Spielberg, or Katy Perry over Simon Cowell. This is about Power. Not just how many twitter followers you have, but the potential that you can create and influence deals in movies, music, or television.
Forbes used 5 categories to score and rate the celebrities: Money Rank, TV/Radio Rank, Press Rank, Web Rank and Social Rank. When you look at the list holistically it doesn’t’ make sense. The talent and fame is getting misconstrued as power. Power is money and connections and that goes with longevity, business acumen and creativity: Get Mark Burnett (62) higher on the list. Move Beyonce up a few notches as well as Tyler Perry, and by no means should any of those mentioned be out ranking Ryan Seacrest!!
What do you think of Forbes Assessment of the Top 100?
(Hollywood Reporter announced that the deal was not yet complete)
Weight Watchers is putting their money where Jessica’s mouth is. They are in the process of negotiating a deal with Simpson to lose her baby weight. At age 31 and pregnant with her first child, I think this won’t be a slam dunk.
Before she announced her pregnancy Simpson was battling her weight and even took criticism for chubbing up. It all started when she had the photo taken in the now infamous Mom jeans. The internet was a blaze with criticism and justifiably so. We were all shocked!! You can’t go from Daisy Duke to Paula Deen without a warning.
“All kinds of women started coming up to me and saying what an example I was setting by not constantly dieting, Everybody fluctuates, but I’m open about my weight and I’m still confident…I didn’t cry about it too much.”
She will marry her fiancé Eric Johnson after giving birth so I honestly think fitting into a wedding dress is enough incentive so the $3 million would just be icing on the cake.
EATING FOR TWO
Recently on Rachel Ray, Jessica admitted she has been eating out of control, chowing down on toasted peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
“And then, I’ll put some salt on my hand like I’m taking a tequila shot and then take a bite of the sandwich.”
Wha – what!!
A deal with weight watchers is expected to be finalized shortly. Hey it worked for Jennifer Hudson!
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During an interview last week Anthony Bourdain took the gloves off and let ‘er rip. In reference to Paula Deen he said,
“The worst, most dangerous person to America is clearly Paula Deen, She revels in unholy connections with evil corporations and she’s proud of the fact that her food is f—ing bad for you.”
Oh no, that’s not all folks. He also said that she should think twice about telling an already over weight nation to eat food that’s killing us. Then to put icing on the cake, or sugar sprinkles on the Gooey butter cake, he says,
“Oh, and “her food sucks.”
I have to admit, I do not really watch Anthony’s show, “No Reservations” but I might now. Paula Deen wasn’t the only target.
About Guy Fieri
“I look at Guy Fieri and I just think, ‘Jesus, I’m glad that’s not me.’
About Sandra Lee
“I hate her works on this planet.”
About Rachel Ray
“Does she even cook anymore? I don’t know why she bothers.”
This guy is like Chef Ramsey! Anthony attempted to put an end to the matter via twitter (of course)……
“Resolved: Next time I’m asked (for the millionth time) who the worst cooks on Food Network are, I’ll just shut up. Who cares?”
I guess he’s not in the friend making business. BRUTAL!!
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