Carnie Wilson
American singer
Carnie Wilson
Carnie Wilson is an American singer and television hostess, perhaps best known as a member of the pop music group Wilson Phillips.
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The New Celebrity Apprentice: all you need to know about the new season.
Yahoo News - about 2 months
The New Celebrity Apprentice has a whole lot new about it: a new title and a new "Chairman of the Board," as the show calls him, Arnold Schwarzenegger. What else is new? Here's all you need to know about the new season. The top 3 most anticipated new winter TV shows The 16 contestants hoping to win $250,000 for their charity - Retired boxer Laila Ali: The Women's Sports Foundation, which ensures girls' access to sports - Actor/comic Jon Lovitz: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for childhood cancer - '80s icon Boy George: Safe Kids Worldwide, which helps prevent childhood injuries - Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson: Young Warriors , a program for fatherless boys - Former Dancing with the Stars winner and host Brooke Burke-Charvet: Operation Smile , for kids with facial deformities - Kyle Richards of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Children's Hospital Los Angeles - Matt Iseman of American Ninja Warrior: The Arthritis Foundation - Former host of Big Morning Buzz Live with Carr ...
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Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming
Huffington Post - about 1 year
I know there's pain Why do lock yourself up in these chains? No one can change your life except for you Don't ever let anyone step all over you -Wilson Phillips This is adapted from the book Brand New Man, which is available for presale. In the two years that I lived my transformation into a Brand New Man, who is 115 pounds lighter, I wrote several articles about the weight loss journey on Huffington Post. One of them, caught the attention of Antonia Namnath, who is the tireless founder and President of the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA) and invited me to speak at their convention in May, 2016. A huge meeting with Carnie Wilson as a headliner. I've gotten to work with WLSFA board member Laura Van Tuyl and they do a terrific job in operating an all volunteer organization. I touch on the concept of fat shaming in Brand New Man, but the WLSFA goes at the topic with full ...
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Celebrity Week In Review: Lindsay's Plea Deal And More
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Lindsay Lohan was the headlining name in celebrity news this week as the 26-year-old actress was sentenced to 90 days in locked-down rehab in lieu of jail time on Monday, March 18. But Lohan may actually be heading behind bars, considering TMZ is reporting that there is no such treatment facility that offers a locked-down program in New York City, where Lohan is completing her sentence. We'll have to wait and see. Also this week, Lil Wayne suffered numerous seizures and was hospitalized for several days. Although TMZ claimed he was on his death bed, it turns out the rapper is recovering and will reportedly be fine. Gwyneth Paltrow and Carnie Wilson also had health scares recently, with Gwyneth revealing she had a miscarriage during her pregnancy with her third child and Carnie confessing that she has Bell's palsy. Also this week, Katie Holmes says she might be making a career change, Rihanna's tour bus was busted for drugs, Jon Hamm's "impressive anatomy" cause ...
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Carnie Wilson Bell's Palsy: Singer Reveals Diagnosis On Twitter
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
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Carnie Wilson Lane Bryant Talks Fashion and Weight
Entertainment Tonight - almost 4 years
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Arnie Wilson: Review: Perilous Moon: Occupied France, 1944 - The End Game
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The barely credible story of German air-ace Helmut Bergmann's murderous but triumphant 46 minutes of ice-cold attacking genius against a wave of RAF bombers two nights after Easter, 1944 sounds as though it should have been dismissed as the kind of fiction found in a schoolboy comic. But as the Paris-based documentary producer/cameraman Stuart Nimmo recounts in Perilous Moon: Occupied France, 1944 - The End Game, one of the seven Lancaster bombers from RAF Bomber Command that Bergmann's Messerschmitt shot down in that ruthless burst of destruction was being piloted by his Flight-Lieutenant father Neil -- victim number six. After shooting down a total of 16 enemy aircraft in 1942, Bergmann had had no further success for four months. He was hungry for a kill. But even he could have had no idea how his luck was about to change -- with devastating results. Bergmann's shooting spree, which killed 38 Lancaster crew members, started at 02:20 am, when "Bergmann struck with his t ...
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Celebs Who've Endorsed Diets
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Nothing gives a weight-loss plan a boost like an endorsement from a boldface name like Jessica Simpson or Jennifer Hudson -- both of whom have recently used Weight Watchers to shed an impressive number of pounds. Of course, even with the support of a big brand name, dieting is never easy. And some stars, such as Kirstie Alley and Carnie Wilson, have struggled to stay super-slim while under contract with a nutrition company. The following celebrities have endorsed well-known weight-loss plans, with varying degrees of success.
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The New Amazing Spider-Man... Wait, Screw That. The New Expendables 2 Trailer!
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
While Erik is taking a three-day sabbatical from work to reorganize his comic book library—it was previously alphabetized, and now he's filing them according to "nipple hardness"—I get to blog about movie trailers! So at first I was going to show you the newest Amazing Spider-Man trailer... until I realized that I kind of hate Spider-Man now. At least the movies. The market's over saturated with hero/geeky stuff, which is why it is physically painful to attend comic conventions these days (I seriously don't know why you people do it), and my prediction is that within the year some serious backlash is gonna start, and the world will start treating nerds like disco. THAT BEING SAID, here's the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer—watch it or not, I don't give a shit, it's boring. HOWEVER! One thing that will never go out of style is old people ripping the door off Smart Cars. And with that here is the new Expendables 2 trailer that features a FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC intro from a wheezing Sly S ...
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After Tour, Jacksons to Release Album; Dylan Among Presidential Medal Honorees
Voice of America - almost 5 years
After Tour, Jacksons to Release Album Following the recent announcement that the Jacksons are planning their first tour in almost 30 years, Jackie Jackson told that the group will also record a new album.   “That’s what we gotta do - right after the tour, we’re gonna go back into the studio and start recording some new music.  I can’t wait,”  he said.  Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon will launch their “Unity Tour” on June 18 in Louisville, Kentucky.  They plan to pay tribute to their late brother Michael with performances of his solo hits. Bob Dylan Among Presidential Medal Honorees <!--IMAGE-LEFT--> The White House recently announced the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.  The list of 13 honorees includes legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, 1960s Assistant Attorney General John Doar, physician/epidemiologist William Foege, astronaut John Glenn, sociologist Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights advocate ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of April 29-May 5
Yahoo News - almost 5 years
April 29: Actress Celeste Holm is 95. Poet Rod McKuen is 79. Actor Keith Baxter is 79. Bluesman Otis Rush is 78. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 76. Pop singer Bob Miranda (The Happenings) is 70. Country singer Duane Allen (The Oak Ridge Boys) is 69. Singer Tommy James is 65. Movie director Phillip Noyce is 62. Country musician Wayne Secrest (Confederate Railroad) is 62. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 58. Actor Leslie Jordan is 57. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 57. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 55. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 54. Actress Eve Plumb is 54. Rock musician Phil King is 52. Country singer Stephanie Bentley is 49. Actor Vincent Ventresca is 46. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 44. Actor Paul Adelstein is 43. Actress Uma Thurman is 42. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 42. Rapper Master P is 42. Country singer James Bonamy is 40. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer Erica Campbell (Mary Mary) is 40. Rock musician Mike Hogan (The Cranberries) is 39. Actor Tyler Labine is 34. Actress-model Taylor Col ...
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Shopping: Wilson Phillips to perform at Loehmann's Beverly Hills
LATimes - almost 5 years
If you want to be at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in Indio this weekend but are stuck in the city, take heart. Loehmann's Beverly Hills is another place where music and fashion will converge. Wilson Phillips, above, is slated to perform in an in-store concert from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. The trio will be promoting their new album, "Dedicated," featuring covers of hits by the Beach Boys and the Mamas and Papas, along with their new TV Guide Network reality show, "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On." Loehmann's is using the performance to promote its spring and summer fashions. Sounds like a match made in heaven -- but in reality a marketing agency called Hip Genius brought the parties together. At any rate, fans of fashion and music are the beneficiaries. Shoppers and Facebook fans will also have a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and tickets to an upcoming Wilson Phillips concert. Loehmann's Beverly Hills, 333 S. LaCienega, Beverly Hills; (310) 659-0674; 1 to 3 p.m ...
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Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.: An Open Letter to Carnie Wilson: What You Need to Know to Keep the Weight Off
Popeater - almost 5 years
Dear Carnie, It's not surprising that you gained back most of the weight you lost after your first weight loss surgery -- so many people do. I'm glad to hear that you've now lost 30 pounds following a second lap band procedure. There are, though, a number of important skills you need to learn if you want to keep the weight off for good this time. I would bet that no one ever taught you essential skills such as: how to motivate yourself to make healthy choices every day, what to do when you experience a craving;\, how to get yourself to exercise (even when you don't feel like it), how to get immediately back on track when you make an eating mistake, and how to cope with negative emotions without turning to food. My guess is that the number on your scale is still going down and so you probably feel quite motivated at the moment. But what will happen once your weight loss plateaus? Your daily weigh-ins on the scale won't be so thrilling then. And you'll probably experie ...
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Mortifying Side-Effect Of Surgery
KHQ Q6 - almost 5 years
KHQ.COM - After her second weight loss surgery in 12 years, Carnie Wilson revealed that she's been having some rather embarrassing issues.
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Carnie Wilson’s Weight Loss Surgery Derails Wilson Phillips Tour
The Inquisitor - almost 5 years
The announcement that Wilson Phillips singer Carnie Wilson was undergoing a second weight-loss surgery in addition to the widely covered one she had several years ago got the original girl group back in the headlines just ahead of their reunion tour and the debut of TV Guide reality show Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. Wilson’s struggle with weight is for better or worse one of the more notable things about the band- the singer even appeared on Celebrity Fit Club a few years back in an attempt to take off some of the weight she gained during her two pregnancies. But while the on and off struggle is usually a publicity boon for the band, Wilson revealed during the most recent episode that because of her ongoing recovery, she doesn’t foresee being able to perform for some of the band’s upcoming gigs. Bandmates Chynna Phillips and Wendy Wilson visited Carnie while she recovered, asking whether she planned on performing in New Orleans. Wilson hedged, finally answering: “I’m not ...
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What I Wore: How Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips Dressed for the Interview Circuit
NYTimes - almost 5 years
After losing more than 30 pounds, Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips chooses pieces that accentuate her body as she promotes a new album and reality show.
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Wilson Phillips Talk 'Dedicated,' Their New Reality Show, 'Bridesmaids' + More
MTV News - almost 5 years
Wilson Phillips open up about music, their new reality show and hot boys! It's not every day that you get to shoot the breeze with Wilson Phillips. Somehow, I managed to score an interview with the legendary trio, and I got through it without having a full-blown meltdown and/or smudging my mascara! When their powers combine, Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips are known as Wilson Phillips, the strong and talented girl group who tore up the airwaves back in the '90s. (For non-Wilson Phillips diehards, we'll take this moment to remind you that Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of The Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, while John and Michelle Phillips from The Mamas & The Papas are Chynna Phillips' parents. What up, amazing genes.) With a brand-new reality show, tour and album currently in the mix, WP are poised to reclaim a top spot both on the charts and in pop culture. During our sit-down, me and the gals chatted it up about about everything from healthy eating ( ...
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Carnie Wilson on second weight-loss surgery: I've learned to take care of my health
My Fox AL - Fox 6 WBRC - almost 5 years
Carnie Wilson says she has learned to take care of her health after undergoing her second weight-loss surgery in almost 13 years.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Carnie Wilson
  • 2016
    Age 47
    In July 2016, Wilson Phillips reunited and performed on ABC's Greatest Hits.
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    On January 28, 2016, it was announced that she is going to be a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice (also known as The Apprentice 15 and Celebrity Apprentice 8).
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  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, Wilson played herself as an auto insurance claimant on a Progressive Insurance TV commercial.
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  • 2012
    Age 43
    In the spring of 2012, Carnie along with her sister Wendy Wilson and childhood best friend Chynna Phillips starred in their own reality show on the TV Guide Network about the rebirth of her band Wilson Phillips.
    More Details Hide Details The show, called Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On, logged the journey of the girls getting back together to reform Wilson Phillips on the road, in the studio, and at home as working mothers. A pilot episode aired in November 2011; seven additional episodes aired in April and May 2012. She starred in the Chopped: All Stars: Celebrities episode and won. In 2013, Carnie became a member of "Team Rachael" on the second season of Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. She came in second place to Dean McDermott and won $10,000 for her charity, an Autism research foundation. She also frequently fills in as a guest host on CBS's The Talk. It has been rumored that she is in the top of the line as a replacement host if one of the current hosts were to depart.
    On January 2, 2012, Wilson appeared on ABC's Celebrity Wife Swap, trading places with actress Tracey Gold for a week.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    In August of 2011, Wilson became a judge on the ABC show Karaoke Battle USA.
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  • 2010
    Age 41
    In addition, a reality show starring Wilson, Carnie Wilson: Unstapled, began airing on Game Show Network on January 14, 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    She hosted GSN's new edition of The Newlywed Game, which premiered April 6, 2009, until late 2010 when she was replaced by Sherri Shepherd.
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  • 2008
    Age 39
    In July 2008, she starred in a new show called Outsider's Inn.
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    In April 2008, she was a cast member of the VH1 series Celebracadabra.
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    Wilson became a cast member of the CMT series Gone Country in January 2008.
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  • 2006
    Age 37
    Wilson has also been a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight and in 2006 hosted a special on E! entitled 101 Celebrity Slimdowns.
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    In 2006, Carnie released an album of lullabies, A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart, created shortly after the birth of her daughter Lola.
    More Details Hide Details She released her second solo effort in October 2007, a Christmas album entitled Christmas with Carnie featuring a song written by her husband; "Warm Lovin' Christmastime". From 1995–1996, Carnie hosted her own short-lived syndicated television talk show Carnie! The series was launched during the mid-1990s wave of popularity in "tabloid" talk shows, which followed the sudden successes of Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer. Former Cosmopolitan Magazine Bachelor-of-the-Month Chris Greeley was a guest on the television pilot. Wilson found the experience a disappointment and a source of professional and personal frustration. She later guest-starred on episodes of That 70s Show in 2001 and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch before joining the fourth season (see below) of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006.
  • 2004
    Age 35
    However, the single failed to gain interest and the album was ultimately shelved when Carnie regrouped with Wendy and Chynna as Wilson Phillips in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Reunited, the band released a third album, named California, which appeared on Sony Music's record label. The album featured cover songs primarily from the 1960s and 1970s, and specifically highlights the musical glory days of their parents' California-based musical groups: The Mamas & the Papas and the Beach Boys.
  • 2000
    Age 31
    Wilson married musician/music producer Rob Bonfiglio in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details They have two daughters: Lola Sofia Bonfiglio, born on April 22, 2005, and Luciana "Luci" Bella, born on June 12, 2009. Her uncles were Dennis Wilson and Carl Wilson. She is cousin to Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, and his brother, former NBA player Stan Love, as well as Stan's son, Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love. Wilson has had a lifelong battle fighting obesity. During her Wilson Phillips fame, she reached a lifetime weight peak of almost. She was often mocked for her weight by Howard Stern and comedians Julie Brown and Chris Farley. Dieting was ineffective; she lost some weight only to regain it later. In August 1999, she underwent gastric bypass surgery, which she felt was a life-saving decision. The procedure was broadcast live on the Internet. As a result, she went from a size 28 to a size 6 and lost 150 pounds. In 2003, Wilson posed nude for Playboy. Carnie later toured TV talk shows and hosted her own infomercial to publicize her satisfaction with the procedure. However, she eventually gained back some weight and ended up as a contestant on the fourth season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. Over the course of the show, Wilson lost 22 pounds, which she eventually gained back. In May 2008, Wilson was widely ridiculed for her weight gain and vowed to get back in Playboy shape, and hopefully pose nude for them again.
  • 1997
    Age 28
    She also sang "Our Time Has Come" with James Ingram for the 1997 animated film Cats Don't Dance.
    More Details Hide Details In 2003, Carnie attempted to launch a solo music career with the album For the First Time. The album featured a remake of the Olivia DiNucci-penned Samantha Mumba ballad "Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty)," retitled "I Don't Need You To," as its first single.
    They joined with their father for a critically successful (yet commercially unsuccessful) 1997 album, The Wilsons.
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  • 1993
    Age 24
    Carnie & Wendy Wilson continued to record together, releasing the Christmas album Hey Santa! in 1993.
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  • 1968
    Born on April 29, 1968.
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