The Word: Jillian Michaels on leaving ‘The Doctors’
Jillian Michaels, the trainer we would least like to cross paths with in a dark alley, made a splash when she joined the hit syndicated show “The Doctors” this year as a co-host. But last week, after only half the season, she left the show. The split, she told Metro, had to do with cankles.
“It was like the relationship that looks perfect on paper — and when you got there it just was all wrong,” she told us over the phone. “They wanted me to do segments on cankles, and I wanted to segments on food deserts. I wanted to do exposés on how prisoners have better food than our children at public schools. It wasn’t anybody’s fault, it really wasn’t. There’s no hard feelings.” Michaels said she called one of the producers she was close to in order to end things.
“I said, ‘Listen, I know that this isn’t working for you guys, because you know I’m not happy and I don’t feel happy doing it, and my fans don’t like me doing it and your fans don’t like me doing what I wanna do. And, you know, let’s just walk away amicably.’”
Food deserts? Public school cafeteria exposés? What is she doing? Trying to reposition herself as a new Lisa Ling — but with biceps?
—With additional reporting by Meredith Engel
Christina Aguilera: Back off, haters!
Christina Aguilera has received a lot of criticism and scrutiny for her weight over the past year, but she insists it’s nothing she can’t handle. “I’ve been on all spectrums,” she says, according to Us Weekly. “You can never be too perfect, too thin, too curvy, voluptuous.” As for Aguilera herself, she says she knows what’s really important: “As long as I’m happy in my own skin, that’s all I need,” she says. “I’m happy with where I’m at. I have a boyfriend that loves my body. I love my body. My son is healthy and happy. That’s all that matters.”
Look, I’m all for healthy body image and lord knows we need more curvy superstars — but judging from this picture, it does seem like someone need to tip off Aguilera that one more thing that should matter to her is a good bra.