Getty Images Losing weight is hard. Losing weight in the public eye? Now, that’s something else entirely, coming with all sorts of pressure and scrutiny. But these guys did it. Of course, we can credit the personal chefs, nutritionists, trainers, and others who made it all happen, but ultimately, losing weight is a matter of willpower—and we’d like to credit these dudes for putting in the work. Let these 25 celebs serve as all the inspiration you need to finally shed those pounds in 2019. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 1 Kevin McHale The Glee star was spurred to change his diet from stomach pain. “I had been working through an intestinal/digestion issue that was eluding diagnosis and that really took a toll on me," McHale told us. As he put it, he had become “skinny fat,” eating out almost every night. McHale changed his diet, ended up with a trainer, and lost seven pounds of fat and gained five pounds of muscles in the span of … [Read more...] about 25 Celebrity Weight Loss Transformations
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As much of the nation sees record freezing cold temperatures, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin criticized the country for "getting soft" for closing schools because of the dangerous winter weather. CBS affiliate WKYT reports that Bevin made the comment during an interview with radio station WHAS' Terry Meiners. "Now, we cancel school for cold, I mean — " Bevin said. "It's deep freeze; this is serious business," Meiners countered."Come on, now," Bevin said. "There's no ice going with it or any snow. What happens to America? We're getting soft, Terry, we're getting soft."Bevin fears the school closures could send the wrong message to students."It does concern me a little bit that in America, on this and many other fronts, we're sending messages to our young people that if life is hard, you can curl up in the fetal position somewhere in a warm place and just wait until it stops being hard, and that just isn't reality. It isn't," Bevin said.The Republican's remarks drew an … [Read more...] about Kentucky governor says U.S. “soft” on school closures as polar vortex grips nation
A TV meteorologist in the upstate New York city of Rochester has had no shortage of defenders after he was fired for apparently uttering a racial slur on air. WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he was accused of referring to a park in his weather report as "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park." Rochester's mayor, who is black, called the words hurtful. Kappell, who is white, said it was a mispronunciation.NBC weatherman and personality Al Roker has tweeted in defense of Kappell. An online "I Stand Behind Jeremy Kappell" petition seeking his reinstatement had more than 46,000 supporters as of Thursday morning.Roker, who is black, said on Twitter on Wednesday that Kappell flubbed a line and should be given the chance to apologize on WHEC. "Anyone who has done live tv and screwed up (google any number of ones I've done) understands," he tweeted.Kappell has apologized and explained himself multiple times this week, most expansively during a four-minute video on Facebook in which he speaks to the … [Read more...] about No shortage of defenders for TV meteorologist fired over racial slur
The famous Polar Vortex has come and gone in North America. Then, it came back. What a jerk. As I write this the outside temperature is 13 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, and tomorrow morning’s Bus Stop Temperature promises to be about –25F windchill here in central Minnesota. Meanwhile my Twitter stream is polluted with climate science denialist tweets pointing out that it is too cold outside to believe in global warming, even though the entire land area of the United States, where this cold is being experienced as a cultural and physical phenomenon, is about one and half percent of the planet Earth, and the Northern Hemisphere has just experienced its fourth warmest January during the period known as “Since Records Began” which in this case is about 1880 to the present. Releasing the Carbon Kraken There are multiple dimensions along which denialists either get it wrong (because they are not paying attention or don’t understand the data) or making it … [Read more...] about Denying Climate Science in Multiple Dimensions But Galileo!