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Think you're hopeless at the gym? These stars will make you feel better about yourself in 2014 -- VIDEO


It’s January 1, the first day of the new year and the first opportunity for you to completely ignore your New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight and staying healthy are always at the top of resolution lists, so it makes sense that movies and TV shows follow the trend too. So how do some of your favorite characters stay in shape? Apparently, not so well.

From Liz Lemon eating on the treadmill to Dwight Schrute taking over a spin class, watch this supercut of some of the more unique ways of working out. And sorry, Rebel Wilson, horizontal running still doesn’t exist.

Valerie Harper talks cancer on 'Today' and 'The Doctors': 'I'm not dying until I do' -- VIDEO

Valerie Harper is facing her terminal cancer diagnosis with the class and optimism she’s exuded since her early days on The Mary Tyler Moore show.

The woman behind Rhoda Morgenstern revealed last week that she’s suffering from leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer that strikes the membranes surrounding the brain. But judging from her appearances on two talk-shows today, you’d never guess that Harper is even sick — though her voice was sounding a bit raspy, due to a case of laryngitis unrelated to her illness.

The four-time Emmy winner appeared first on Today to discuss her disease and her prognosis. As a healthy-looking Harper explained to Savannah Guthrie, the cancer she’s facing is incurable. Even so, it’s also not an immediate death sentence. “It could be a week, it could be three months, it could be several years” before she succumbs to the disease, Harper explained, adding that she’s determined to make the most of whatever time she has left: “I have an intention to live each moment fully.” The bottom line? “I’m not dying until I do.”


Jennifer Lawrence: 'In Hollywood, I'm obese'


When The Hunger Games was released in March, several critics had an issue with star Jennifer Lawrence: they thought she didn’t look quite hungry enough.

“A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss, but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy about a people starved into submission,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times. Jeffrey Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere also took note of Lawrence’s size, saying that she “seems too big” for her co-star Josh Hutcherson: “She’s a fairly tall, big-boned lady (I’ve been in a hotel room with her) who’s maybe 5′ 8″, and he seems to be something like 5’7″.” Variety‘s Justin Chang was a bit more oblique with his dig: “Hunger, the one constant in Katniss’ hard-scrabble life, barely even seems to register.”

The craziest thing of all: None of this is shocking to Lawrence herself. “In Hollywood, I’m obese,” the Oscar nominee says in Elle magazine’s December issue. “I’m considered a fat actress. I’m Val Kilmer in that one picture on the beach.” (Aw, why you gotta pick on Batman II like that, Jen?)


Andy Cohen talks school recess memories and his new favorite veggie -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen has made a five-night-a-week enterprise of keeping fans abreast of his pop culture obsessions, disappointments, and guilty pleasure. For NBC Universal’s third annual Health Week, the Bravo exec is sharing a new, exclusive insight with EW. Below, Cohen talks about a love-it-or-hate-it food he’s grown to love, his pre-show hydration ritual, and how he stays fit. But what childhood memory has Cohen making #sadface? Find out below. READ FULL STORY

Three things we learned from Mel B's topless campaign for breast cancer awareness

Melanie Brown, a.k.a. Spice Girl Mel B, has never been shy when it comes to cleavage. (Fun fact: there is an entire Facebook group dedicated to her cleavage. Alas, it only has nine members.) But she’s taken her love of “boobs” to a whole new level, going topless in a new campaign to promote breast cancer awareness.

The picture you see to your right is featured in the latest UK edition of Cosmopolitan. Joined by her husband Stephen Belafonte, Scary Spice replicates Janet Jackson’s legendary Rolling Stone cover for the charity CoppaFeel!, in advance of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month. In one word… Spicy!

But it’s the accompanying interview that’s particularly interesting and full of fun tidbits about Mel B and the Spice Girls themselves. We highlight three things we learned. READ FULL STORY

Demi Lovato explains her cutting and cell phone crutch to 'Self'

The more open Demi Lovato is, the more we like her. The new X Factor judge is Self magazine’s August cover girl and candidly answers readers’ questions about her history with cutting, being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and how she stays healthy now. Asked to explain why she cut herself, Lovato says, “There were times I felt so anxious, almost like I was crawling out of my skin, that if I didn’t do something physical to match the way I felt inside, I would explode. I cut myself to take my mind off that. I just didn’t care what happened. I had no fear.”

After her bipolar diagnosis, she says, her life made sense: “I remember being on my tour bus thinking, My life is so awesome right now, but I’m so depressed. Then, a few days later, I’d be on top of the world. It was really confusing….”

You make a choice to work toward happiness, she says. “I used to expect it to come to me, but it takes more than seeing a therapist once a week. I make time for myself and meditate. And I haven’t used my cell in three months! Subconsciously, it was a crutch. When a room gets quiet, what do you do? Grab your phone! Now I can sit and have conversations with people.” READ FULL STORY

Michael McKean tweets recovery after being hit by car

After being struck by a car and breaking his leg in New York City on Tuesday, actor Michael McKean took to Twitter to express his thanks and relief, tweeting: “Lucky man: best wife, great kids, awesome docs and nurses, priceless friends; a little overwhelmed by the sweet tweets. Love all y’all.”

McKean’s wife Annette O’Toole tweeted her appreciation as well on Wednesday morning, writing: “Thank you dear people for your love and support. @MJMcKean and I so appreciative. He is getting great care. Spirits are good. Grateful, we.” READ FULL STORY

Nina Dobrev is now Conan O'Brien's favorite guest EVER. See why!

If you only watch two minutes of The Vampire Diaries‘ star Nina Dobrev’s interview with Conan O’Brien from Wednesday, it needs to be the clip below. Conan asks her to show him a yoga move, and she uses him as a human wall to do the scorpion. As fellow guest Joel McHale says, “This is awesome.” And that was before he saw where Nina put her feet.

Still, it’s the dismount we think Conan will recall most fondly — and what made him take a victory lap. Good times!  READ FULL STORY

Russell Brand testifies before Parliament -- VIDEO

Testifying before the U.K. Parliament today, Russell Brand talked about his 12 arrests and quoted holographic rapper Tupac Shakur. According to The Guardian, Brand’s main objective today was to advocate for treating drug addiction as a health and social welfare issue rather than as a criminal one. Despite cracking jokes, the funnyman got serious for a few moments, saying, “It is more important that we regard people suffering from addiction with compassion and there is a pragmatic rather than a symbolic approach to treating it.” Watch excerpts of Brand’s testimony below. READ FULL STORY

Kathy Griffin takes to Facebook to talk about 'extremely invasive' surgery, mortality

Kathy Griffin’s assistant Tiffany Rinehart has been posting messages on Griffin’s Facebook today about the comedian’s impending surgery for a uterine polyp. Of course the comedian didn’t miss a minute to use surgery — which Tiffany assures will be minor and outpatient — to plug her forthcoming Bravo talk show and bring the melodrama: “I’m probably going to pass away… my chances of making it are very, very slim,” she deadpanned. See Griffin’s hysterical video (wordplay!), entitled “Kathy discusses her vagina surgery,” below. READ FULL STORY

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