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After signing on to be a Jenny Craig spokeswoman in January, Queen Latifah has shed a few pounds and is continuing her mission of encouraging others to lead a healthy lifestyle. The Mad Money star, 38, who is known for embracing her curves, said her weight loss goal wasn't "about getting skinny." "My intention was to lose five to 10 percent of my body weight because it makes a difference with health related issues, and I achieved that goal in a couple of months," she told People at the first annual National Awards & Recognition Luncheon for The League recently. "I'm excited about this weight loss. »
- Christina Tapper
The Cheers star was a hit with Winfrey's Harpo production company executives after she appeared on the show in a bikini to show off her dramatic 75 lbs (34 kg) weight-loss in 2006.
The 57-year-old, who recently quit her role as official spokeswoman for Jenny Craig's weight-loss programme, is excited by the venture, stating she hopes to "offer something totally fresh for the television audience."
Tim Bennet, president of Harpo Productions, says, "Kirstie is a tremendous talent who is incredibly relatable and a true fan favourite." »
She may have written a tell-all book, but Valeire Bertinelli was suddenly very tight-lipped Wednesday night when asked about ex-husband Eddie Van Halen's mystery illness. "I really don't think it's anybody's business," the Jenny Craig spokeswoman, 47, told People at a Cincinnati book-signing for her new memoir, Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time. "He's being proactive and that's good." The 53-year-old Van Halen guitarist "is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests," the band announced on its Web site Monday. (The rocker, who has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse, previously battled cancer. »
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