When someone mentions celebrity fitness videos, Jane Fonda quickly pops to mind. After all, she practically invented the genre with her highly-successful exercise videos in the 80s. Naturally, everyone and their dog wanted to jump on the fitness bandwagon. Even The Golden Girl’s Estelle Getty made one. Til this day, stars are still sharing their workout routines to make a bit of extra cash.
BuzzFeed recently shared some vintage fitness videos from back in the day. There’s something about the production values during the 80s and early 90s that makes everything super cheesy.
Since the Reunion Part 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs tonight, I thought I’d share BuzzFeed’s list. For those who don’t watch the Bravo reality show, this season was all about the competing Stallion Booty and Donkey Booty workout videos. Check out a few of my favorites vintage ones below.
This morning, Donald Trump stopped by The Today Show with Matt Lauer to talk a little about politics, but mostly to talk about the cast for the upcoming All Stars Celebrity Apprentice, premiering in March 2013.
It’s a great mix of people this year and people are definitely bound to butt heads. One of the people I’m most excited about having back is Omarasa – not because she’s my favorite, but because she seems to bring the drama and tension into the show. Remember in the first season when she kept complaining about the fact that a chip from the ceiling fell on her head? I can just imagine how her and LaToya Jackson will clash. Oh, slip of the tongue – she’s back too!
Out of the fourteen cast members, only one former winner is returning and that is the 2010 champ Bret Michaels. Check out the full cast list below, as well as Donald Trump introducing them all back while they were all on The Today Show this morning (with the exception of two of them who couldn’t make it).
Amidst all of the drama going on lately with the many generations of the Jackson Family, a new reality show has just been announced for one of the members of the famous family. The new reality show will be on the OWN Network, which as you know is headed by the one and only Oprah Winfrey.
With so much drama going on with this family (as per usual), it could literally be any of the above. Someone who’s been in the public eye for a long time, or someone like Paris or Prince who’ve come to learn what it’s like to be in the middle of this family. This show will follow what it’s like to be part of this family as well as what it’s like for them on the career side of things.
Curious to know who it is? Read on to find out who it is, what the show’s about, and what they have to say about this new venture.
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, Camille, our darling whacko wannabe from Cycle 2, was eliminated after a very lackluster run this year. I’m disappointed because we never really got to see her stomp out her signature walk that was going to make her famous but didn’t because she was never really that good. Oh Camille. On the flip side, Angelea is making some sort of epic come back. She went from the bottom two to top photo in one week. Tyrant sure is pimping this girl and her “ghetto bitch” storyline. God I hate Tyrant. On the flip side of that, I still love Allison who has been on an impressive roll this cycle. Can she keep it up? Will Angelea continue to be Tyrant’s obvious rags to riches fairy tale princess? Will Kayla rebound from her puke-a-thon slash was it actually some kind of OD as loyal reader Robyn has speculated? Who will be eliminated tonight?
Last week, you’ll recall that I devoted my fave second paragraph to how pissy I was. Sorry about that. Today, life is grand. I have a non-fat, no whip pumpkin spice latte sitting beside me, the planning for New Years’ Eve in Puerto Vallarta is well underway, and I just found out that the boys from the Island (AKA Victoria, BC)are coming over for Bearracuda in Vancouver next week. Stoked! Who doesn’t love a bear/cub/otter/wolf dance party!? Woof. Also, I have Avril’s yeah-ye-ah ye-ah-yeah-ah stuck in head.
We start off this week in the bus with Lisa and Bre lamenting their lower placements from last week. They’re stressed. Bre thought she was gonna be a front runner because she’s been “working” the last six years. Gurl please. Where you been working? Lisa then warns us that it is game on and she is going to go all out to brand herself on this ANTM All Stars platform. She actually used the word “explosive”. Oh shit. Crazy Lisa is coming back. Maybe she’ll shit in some diapers this time, not just piss. That would be fun.
Receiving the pictures for next week’s episode a week early has it’s pros and cons. On one hand, you get to see the girls’ final picture early and you get to formulate your own opinions without being swayed by editing or the judges’ views. On the flip side, you have to wait to see who’s going home. Last week’s preview, it was pretty obvious that Camille was next to be eliminated. How horrible was that pic? Like Rich, I also think that Camille wasn’t as cray cray this cycle. In fact, you almost felt sympathetic to the aging model during last night’s episode. Almost being the key word.
For next week’s episode we get a double dose of “celebrity” appearances. First we have the ever so
popular annoying Kardashian sisters dropping by. The ladies show up during this cycle’s first runway challenge. I wonder what sage advice Kimmy K has to offer. Probably something like, make a sex tape, date athletes and have no discernible talent. Follow these steps and they too, can have a career on E! like her.
Also dropping by is Janet’s wacky older sister, LaToya Jackson. The “Entertainment Entrepreneur” (her profession on Celebrity Apprentice) shows up to give the girls pointers during the Michael Jackson-themed photo shoot. That’s right folks. The girls are emulating the “Thriller” singer during various points of his career. I can’t wait to hear Tyra’s explanation for this week’s creative direction.
Miss LaToya also pops up on the judging panel to help Nigel, Andre and Tyra with deliberations. I love how LaToya is now the go-to guest judge for these types of shows. First “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and now here. To be fair this cycle is pretty draglicious with Dominique, Isis, Lisa and Angelea in the mix. Check out this week’s preview pics below.
A few months ago, we revealed the ANTM alums returning to smize their asses off for Tyra Banks’ amusement. Today, the CW officially announced this cycle’s contestants. The 14 girls coming back to to compete in ANTM Cycle 17′s All-Stars season are Shannon Stewart (Cycle 1), Camille McDonald (Cycle 2), Brittany Brower (Cycle 4), Lisa D’Amato (Cycle 5), Bre Scullark (Cycle 5), Bianca Golden (Cycle 9), Dominique Reighard (Cycle 10), Isis King (Cycle 11), Sheena Sakai (Cycle 11), Allison Harvard (Cycle 12), Laura Kirkpatrick (Cycle 13), Angelea Preston (Cycle 14), Kayla Ferrel (Cycle 15) and Alexandria Everett (Cycle 16).
The girls will once again be competing for a fashion spread in Vogue Italia and a $100,000 CoverGirl contract. New to the mix this year is an Express fashion campaign and a guest correspondent for Extra. Banks and company are billing this cycle’s goodies as a “career-launching” prize package. LOL.
As opposed to previous cycles where the contestants have been in the 18-24 range, the majority of the ANTM veterans are in their late twenties and early thirties. Both Jay Manual and Banks have stated that this cycle will focus on branding. In other words, the goal is to make the girls in mini-mogul brands like Tyrant herself. I can’t wait for the ridiculous challenges that lie ahead.
It’s the finale of the most entertaining season of Celebrity Apprentice yet, and it’s down to two finalists: Marlee Matlin and John Rich. Personally, I’ve been routing for Marlee Matlin the entire season. She’s has raised the most money ever on the show and she’s performed amazingly on every task (amongst so many nut-jobs). I’ve also met her a few times (she shopped at my store once) and I also recently interviewed her and Meatloaf as well, and I just feel that she’s just an incredible woman. That said, John Rich is a great guy too and they are both deserving of being finalists.
To give you a little bit of a refresher, here are the teams for the final task of launching 7up Retro:
TEAM JOHN RICH : Lil Jon, Mark McGrath, Star Jones
TEAM MARLEE MATLIN: Meatloaf, Richard Hatch, LaToya Jackson
After running into some issues in booking former 7up spokesperson Jeffrey Holder, Marlee’s team manages to get him into the studio and he nails the commercial. As for John Rich, he finally connects with Def Leppard and they move forward in prep for their live performance.
After Nene, LaToya, and Star all got “fired” last week, it’s now down to four (far less bitchy) celebrities in this the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice:
Without wasting too much time, Donald Trump walks into their suite and tells them that they will be going into interviews with Bret Michaels, Joan Rivers, and Piers Morgan. After the interviews, two more people will be fired and the final two competitors will go head to head in the final task.