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Posts Tagged ‘Jillian Michaels’

Kathie Lee Gifford Lands Regis for First Episode of New Podcast

PodcastOneLogoThis sounds like another match made in podcast heaven.

To the freewheeling and long-form interview format on October 23 is coming another name-brand participant: TODAY co-host Kathie Lee Gifford. She is set to kick off her PodcastOne network program Kathie Lee and Company with none other than, as first guest, Regis Philbin. From today’s announcement:

“I’m so looking forward to this new podcast adventure,” says Gifford. “I feel like I’m in an episode of The Jetsons, soaring into unknown territory on my podcast.”

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Laura Ling Revisits Her Conversation with Bill Clinton About Bullying

One of the more memorable media moments of 2012 was when Laura Ling sat down with former President Bill Clinton to discuss his experiences with high school bullying. It was for a special August 13 celebrity-tinged episode of Ling’s series E! Investigates, for which she also chatted with Lance Bass, Mike Tyson and Jillian Michaels.

There was Ling, three summers after being retrieved from North Korea by the 42nd Commander-in-Chief, discussing how he was ridiculed for being overweight and not wearing cool clothes to the dance. How did it all come about, we wondered?

“I had read about President Clinton being picked on as a young man, even “slugged” by a bully, and I knew that he would be able to offer some invaluable insight and perspective,” Ling tells FishbowlLA. “To think that this poor, self-described “band geek,” who was bullied growing up, could emerge to be one of the most powerful figures in the word – now that’s an inspiring story for young people.”

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Pictures from Last Night’s National Magazine Awards

Last night, as we’ve reported, and live-tweeted, and follow-up tweeted to you many times, was the National Magazine Awards.

This is one of the biggest nights for the magazine industry, so we figure we can’t possibly overload you with information about it. And now we have some celebrity pictures from the event!

Host Katie Couric attending the 46th Annual 2011 National Magazine Awards:

Image credit: ASME

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Clownfish of the Week: James S. Fell

There is now a humdinger of a correction sitting atop the online version of an October 11th Los Angeles Times article entitled Ring the Kettle Bell. School’s Back In. It reads:

FOR THE RECORD: Fitness DVD: The In-Your-Face Fitness column in the Oct. 11 Health section about a kettle bells instructional DVD by Jillian Michaels gave the wrong first name for a kettle bells instructor and misspelled the name of his company. He is Mark, not David, Cheng, and the business is Kettlebells Los Angeles, not Kettle Bells Los Angeles.

But that’s not why article author James S. Fell, a personal trainer based in Calgary, Canada (pictured), is in hot water. The bigger issue now, according to his reality TV star target Michaels, is that he got her professional credentials all wrong. Earlier this week, she told TV Guide that “I’ve never met [Fell] but it’s not him that I’m upset with, it’s the Los Angeles Times. I expect an organization like [them] to do their due diligence. It’s not hard to look into my background and discover that I have two current certifications, I have a continuing education program for trainers with AFFA, and I’ve been a trainer since I was 17-years-old.”

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