September 10, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson may have busted her hump to unveil her post-baby body on chat show "Katie," but she needn't obsess about feedback: Most folks were sizing up Katie Couric. Simpson gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew in May and, in support of the singer's Weight Watchers endorsement, pledged to show off a slimmed figure on the debut episode of Couric's daytime program. "I put on more baby weight than I was planning on putting on, so I think that I really have to separate myself from the world's expectations and really just be healthy with myself," she told Couric on Monday.
September 5, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson is fighting the battle of the post-baby bulge, a process she says is slower than she expected. Maxwell Drew Johnson arrived May 1 to Simpson and her fiance, Eric Johnson, and the singer has been working double time to care for the little one and get back to her fighting weight in time for a Sept. 10 body reveal on Katie Couric's new chat show. Her biggest challenge? Her pregnancy cravings. "I let myself indulge in everything I wanted because it was the first time I was ever pregnant, and I wanted to enjoy it," Simpson told USA Today. "I didn't realize [the weight]
June 25, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson is strutting her post-baby stuff, and all we can think is: She looks like a million bucks. Or $3 million. Or maybe even $4 million, depending on who you believe. "Just taking a walk around the block... Street legal???," Simpson said Friday on Twitter as she posted a photo of herself, above left, flashing massive amounts of mama cleavage. Compare that to her look from "The Dukes of Hazzard," above right, circa 2005. The difference now is that Simpson is under contract with Weight Watchers, CNNMoney reported a while back, and millions are riding on her ability to take her 5-foot-3 shape from a reported high of 210 pounds while pregnant down to a goal weight of 130. Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson on May 1. Maxwell was delivered by C-section, meaning Jessica had to do some healing before hitting the gym. Back in 2005, a 25-year-old Simpson, then married to Nick Lachey, got in shape for those Daisy Duke short-shorts with a low-carb, high-protein diet and two hours a day, six days a week of running, squats, lunges and weight-resistance exercises, under the guidance of trainer Michael Alexander. Now it'll be Points Plus for the new mom, who turns 32 next month, and workouts with trainer Haley Pasternak, according to InTouch, which reported that the fashionista recently hit the gym five times over 14 days.
May 30, 2012 |
After a long, long pregnancy, Jessica Simpson finally delivered she and Eric Johnson's baby girl Maxwell Drew on May 1. But now you get to meet her. Mother and baby appear on this week's cover of People magazine, smiling up from Maxwell's Rachel Ashwell-designed nursery in the Los Angeles pad Simpson and Johnson share. "Life has completely changed," Simpson told the mag. "From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!" Parenting is a team activity around the house.
May 16, 2012 |
Rachel Uchitel has completed her public journey from mistress to mom, giving birth to a baby girl with hubby Matt Hahn on Tuesday evening in San Francisco. Wyatt Lilly Hahn weighed in at a little over 7 pounds, according to Celebrity Baby Scoop, which chatted with Uchitel early in May and got a heads-up that the seven-months-married couple had chosen a "boy's name" for the girl they knew was on the way. “I have no idea where [the name] came from,” she told the website . “It just came to us and we thought, 'That is so beautiful for a girl's name.' We love it and if other people don't like it, that's fine.
May 1, 2012 |
Jessica Simpson's baby girl has finally arrived, meeting her mom and daddy Eric Johnson for the first time Tuesday morning in L.A. Maxwell Drew Johnson weighed in at 9 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 21¾ inches, according to the announcement on Simpson's official website , which pronounced the couple “elated” to share the baby news. "We are so grateful for all of the love, support and prayers we have received," the couple said. "This has been the greatest experience of our lives!
March 13, 2012
SERIES The Biggest Loser: One contestant receives a shopping spree with Jessica Simpson in this new episode (8 p.m. NBC). 90210: La Toya Jackson guest stars as a record executive in this new episode (8 p.m. KTLA). Raising Hope: Little Hope's (Baylie/Rylie Cregut) bad behavior leads Virginia and Burt (Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt) to suggest spanking in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Cougar Town: Sarah Chalke guest stars as Bobby's (Brian Van Holt) new love interest, but when he has trouble romancing her, Jules (Courteney Cox)
March 11, 2012 |
Fashion ought to be a no-brainer for television: It's fun to look at, appeals to a spending-happy demographic and involves outsized personalities who tend to believe it's their professional duty to create drama. Yet the history of reality TV is littered with fashion-based shows that never caught on or flamed out after one season. When NBC's "Fashion Star" launches Tuesday, it will be going where many shows have gone — and stumbled — before. The most notable exception is "Project Runway," the design show at the forefront of the niche since 2004.
October 23, 2011 |
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV offers slowed down. But now it's not only acceptable, it's almost expected. Some celebrities are serious about fashion, such as designer-actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, whose multiple lines include the Row and Elizabeth and James, and singer-actor Justin Timberlake, who has William Rast.
September 6, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Tuesday: "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' " Season 2 premiere features tearful conversations about Russell Armstrong's suicide. ( Los Angeles Times ) Survival TV puts its stars in dangerous situations, including drinking urine and cauterizing wounds with gunpowder. ( Los Angeles Times ) "The Help" beats out movie theater newcomers "The Debt" and "Apollo 18" at the box office. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" makes quite an impression at the Venice Film Festival.