Quintessential Southern Cook Paula Deen Dishes On Her 36 Pound Weight Loss

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Food Network star Paula Deen is known for her southern dishes. They exemplify southern cooking- sticks of butter and deep frying and all. Paula took some heat when she revealed she’d been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (as part of her deal to promote a diabetes medication), but now she’s dishing on how she lost 36 pounds and keeping the weight off.

“It’s all about moderation. I just needed to learn to eat a normal portion size and not overindulge.”

It sounds SO easy- LOL. Honestly, you only have to watch Paula add those sticks of butter when she’s cooking to know you can NOT eat that way every day! The Food Network star said she does still indulge in her fried chicken and grandmother’s pound cake.

“It’s amazing how little changes will give you big results.”

Which is why Paula refuses to go fat-free. She prefers other techniques, like eating more slowly.

“In my refrigerator, there’s no light mayonnaise. I’d rather eat less of the real thing and have it taste really good than have diet stuff that tastes awful. Putting my fork down and having a conversation has been a huge help. Because it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain that you’re full.”

Have you checked out Paula’s son’s show, ‘Not My Mamma’s Meals’ with Bobby Deen? He has a lot of great techniques for cutting down on the fat without sacrificing the taste. I’ve tried a few of his recipes: they’re good!


Photos by Mr. Blue/WENN

Bethenny Frankel & Jason Hoppy May Have Split But Moving On Isn’t Easy

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Bethenny Frankel announced she and husband Jason Hoppy were splitting after nearly three years of marriage right before Christmas. Some early reports indicated Bethenny and Jason may have taken time off to see if they could make their marriage work, but a source tells People a reconciliation “is out of the question.” So what went wrong? A “friend” spills the beans.

“There was no one turning point that caused this… they tried to make it work. It just got too hard to be husband and wife.

“With Bethenny, it was her way or the highway. If you are a person who surrounds yourself with people telling you, ‘You are right; we will bend over backwards to make things happen for you,’ you will have a tough time in marriage. Marriage doesn’t work that way.”

That’s the truth! Although they’ve decided to split, Bethenny and Jason both are said to be having a hard time. Jason was spotted out still wearing his wedding band this past weekend. As for Bethenny:

“Bethenny is devastated. The split has been tough. You go into a marriage thinking it’s going to be forever. When you realize it’s not, it’s really hard – especially when a child is involved.”

I’ll “out” myself right now: I haven’t seen any episodes of ‘Bethenny Ever After.’ If you did, and saw these two struggling, then did you see this outcome?


Photos by Teach/Flynetpictures




Romeo Beckham Struts His Stuff For Burberry

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Victoria Beckham is raising a little fashionista (and it’s not baby Harper– not yet)! Romeo Beckham has made his modeling debut for Burberry. We saw the print ads in December. Now here’s Romeo in first Burberry commercial.

You have to admit, Romeo’s got style. But then, what else would you expect from the child of David and Victoria Beckham? Something tells me this is only the start of a career for Romeo in fashion. I wonder if we’ll see him on the runway with his mother soon? Or perhaps he’ll get involved in a kids line for Victoria. Give him a couple of years: I see it ALL happening!


How Is Lindsay Lohan Still Getting $100,000 To Party?

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Actually, I don’t know why I ask that question in the title. Lindsay Lohan is getting paid $100,000 to party because people will pay big bucks to party alongside her. They’re hoping to get ringside seats to the latest trainwreck! Really, it’s sad. But I guess now we know how Lindsay is financing this trip across the pond. Brunei’s Prince Haji Abdul Azim reportedly paid Lindsay $100,000 to ring in the New Year at his party. A source said:

“Prince Azim not only flew her out; he put her up in a beautiful suite in the Dorchester for the weekend and following the party. Her mom, Dina, is also in London with her at the hotel and attended the party.”

Now THAT make sense. Apparently the Southeast Asian prince throws extravagant bashes. Every year he throws a NYE party in the 10,300 square foot ballroom at the Mayfair. Guests receive gift bags that include diamonds and high-tech gadgets.

“He rents the ballroom and does this for his amusement. He rents the ballroom and pays stars to show up. Lindsay went because she’s that desperate for a paycheck.”

Lindsay’s mother, Dina, is there in London with her. Her father, Michael, had this response when he was told:

“Now she’s getting paid for dates?”


Photos by FameFlynetUK/FAMEFLYNET


‘New Girl’ Zooey Deschanel Is A Glamour Girl!

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New Girl‘ star Zooey Deschanel got to show off her glamorous side for Glamour magazine! This are some great shots, don’t you think? Zooey also sat down for an interview with the mag. Here’s some of what she said:

On the success of New Girl and making the jump from movies to television: “I’m just going where the material is. Some of the smartest people run the network I’m on. People sometimes say, “Oh, you were a movie star,” and I’m like, “No, I was a supporting actress.” I wasn’t an A-list actress, and I’m fine with that. I’m proud of what I did in film. But getting to do the stuff that I was passionate about was such an uphill battle. If New Girl had been a movie, I don’t know whether I would have been given the opportunity to do it.”

On whether she considers her hair to be part of her “brand”: “This business is all about branding! But I’ve never been like, “Let’s calculate an image.” I’m just, “I like that. Let’s do that.” I grew up loving French New Wave movies, and so a lot of what I like is that style. It’s just about doing what you like so that when you look at yourself, you’re not disgusted. And I’m all about unintentional. I’m not a calculated person…. Somebody asked me, “How did you start doing comedy?” and I was like, “By being unintentionally funny.” I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident—and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.”

On being seen as an oddly controversial figure to some women and her critics: “I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a f–king feminist and wear a f–king Peter Pan collar. So f–king what?”

On if she feels pressure to look a certain way: “I don’t. But actresses have definitely gotten thinner over the course of my lifetime. Women I admired growing up— Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep—were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny—much, much too skinny. You can’t Pilates to that. I’m a very small person, and if I lost 15 pounds, I’d look like them; it’s scary. For young girls, what does that say? You need to look this way to be successful? That’s not true. You do not need to look or be anorexic to be successful in Hollywood. The range of what’s acceptable is larger than what people believe.”

I completely agree with that! You can read Zooey’s entire interview, and see all of her amazing photoshoot, in the February issue of Glamour, which will be available on January 8th. Or, if you have a tablet, you can download the digital version NOW.


Photos by Glamour

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Take A Boat Trip With Everyone In Their Family But Knox

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt nearly got all of their kids together for a family boat ride. The only one missing of their six kids was Knox. Knox reportedly refused to get out of a box. Apparently, he’s not a fan of the water. Josie Neal, Brad’s niece, spent the holidays with the family in Turks and Caicos and shared that detail as well as some others on twitter. Pax reportedly told Josie:

“Santa is dead to me” -pax (the 9year-old) #where #is #the#christmas #spirt?? (sic)”

Shiloh, however, was in the holiday spirit. She joined in on a treasure hunt, even though it was supposed to be “bro fun.” Brad and Angie hosted more than 22 members of their families at Donna Karan’s island retreat (where they also were said to have 12 nannies on hand- two for each child). It also sounds like the perfect opportunity for the family wedding Brad was talking about…


Photos by Flynet UK/Flynetpictures

Kim Kardashian Sure Knows How To Monetize EVERYTHING: Set To Make $16 Million Off Pregnancy

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One of the reasons Kim Kardashian supposedly wanted a baby with Kanye West was to help “cement her and Kanye’s brand,” so it makes sense that she’s looking to make some serious coin off of her pregnancy! Kim reportedly is already in talks to start sponsoring baby products and have camera crews accompany her to her doctor’s appointments, etc.

“Kim is in talks with TV execs about filming the run-up to the birth – scans, hospital visits, everything. She could make $16 million from the pregnancy alone. She’s already been bombarded with tons of potential deals to endorse parental products.”

$16 MILLION: goodness! On one hand, this makes me feel really weird. Yet this is what Kim does: as a reality TV personality, she profits off of her life. A “source” claims what encouraged Kim and Kanye to have a baby was spending time around Beyonce and Jay-Z’s baby daughter, Blue Ivy.

“It was actually Beyonce’s daughter, Blue Ivy, who made them both broody. And despite reports Beyonce and Kim do not get on, she was one of the first to congratulate Kim and Kanye and is going to be invited to the mother of all baby showers in New York.”

Somehow, I believe the “cementing their brand” story more, I have to admit. Kim and Kanye will NEVER be Beyonce and Jay-Z. But it doesn’t mean the media isnt going to explode (like it’s currently doing) and Kim’s not going to make a pretty penny off this pregnancy. At least the baby will be secure financially!