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  • Oprah Winfrey takes big financial hit as Weight Watchers stock tanks

    02/27/2019 1:54:51 PM PST · by jeannineinsd · 46 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/27/19 | Dom Calicchio
    Oprah Winfrey was likely feeling a lot lighter Tuesday evening – in her investment portfolio. After the stock of WW (formerly Weight Watchers) nosedived in after-hours trading, the wellness company’s single biggest individual investor was down anywhere from $39 million to nearly $48 million, according to reports. The stock, which was priced around $103 per share last June, sank to about $22 per share late Tuesday, reports said. The drop followed WW Chief Executive Mindy Grossman’s disclosure to analysts that WW would have fewer members in 2019 than in 2018, the New York Post reported. Grossman blamed the company’s winter...
  • Meghan McCain: ‘Never Felt More Conservative, Defensive of Trump Base’ Than Before ‘View’

    01/05/2018 5:08:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | January 5, 2018 | Kristine Marsh
    In a hostile, lengthy exchange on ABC’s The View Friday, co-host Meghan McCain admitted frustration at being the sole Republican host on the show. Trying to explain to co-host Joy Behar that Trump supporters “don’t care” about the Michael Wolff book, or other controversies the media hypes about the White House, McCain gushed, “I have never felt more conservative and more defensive of the middle of the country than I have before I started working on this show.”The segment started by talking about the news of the day, the salacious book about Trump’s White House by Michael Wolff, released today...
  • Oprah just lost $27 million on Weight Watchers

    02/26/2016 11:43:04 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    cnn money ^ | 2-26-2016 | Paul R. La Monica
    Oprah Winfrey may have shed some pounds using Weight Watchers. But she may have lost something else -- influence. And money. Shares of Weight Watchers (WTW) plunged nearly 30% Friday after the diet company reported a surprise $11 million quarterly loss. The company's sales fell and, most alarmingly, so did the number of Weight Watchers subscribers and attendance at meetings. Shares of Weight Watchers surged in October after Oprah announced she was taking a 10% stake in the company, joining its board and becoming a member as well. The hope was that Oprah's blessing would lead to a surge in...
  • Oprah Winfrey to buy 10 pct stake in Weight Watchers, joins board (stock soars)

    10/19/2015 7:16:49 AM PDT · by varyouga · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | USA Today
    Oprah Winfrey to buy 10 pct stake in Weight Watchers and join board.
  • Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie Get Nods From Voters In 2016 Presidential Race, Poll Shows

    05/02/2013 4:09:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 36 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | May 02, 2013 at 4:39 PM | By Brent Johnson/The Star-Ledger
    If it were up to voters, the 2016 presidential race would be a battle between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gov. Chris Christie, according to a poll released by Kean University today. According to the poll, 67 percent of Democratic voters said they would support Clinton — the former First Lady, U.S. Senator from New York and Secretary of State — for president. Vice President Joe Biden finished a distant second There's a sense that the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination is Hillary Clinton's for the asking," Terry Golway, director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy, said in...
  • Dinosaurs Skinnier Than Previously Thought

    06/06/2012 3:57:55 AM PDT · by Renfield · 13 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 6-5-2012 | Jennifer Viegas
    Dinosaurs were often hefty, but not as plump as previously thought. A new study describes a new technique used to measure the weight and size of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. It could forever change museum exhibits, book illustrations, and other recreations of these now-extinct species. The study appears in the latest issue of Biology Letters “This is a huge help for any sort of reconstruction,” lead author William Sellers told Discovery News. “We now have a number that suggests how much flesh to add to the bones and that should help people produce animals that are the right balance...
  • Charles Barkley Didn't Realize He Was On TV And Called His Weight Watchers Endorsement 'Scam'

    01/06/2012 7:50:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2012 | Tony Manfred
    Charles Barkley thought the cameras were off during commercial break of TNT's broadcast of the Hawks-Heat game last night. But was streaming live when Barkley went on one of his funny mini-rants and called his Weight Watchers endorsement a "scam." "I thought this was the greatest scam going—getting paid for watching sports—this Weight Watchers thing is a bigger scam," he said. To be fair, he never said that Weight Watchers itself was a scam (he talked about how he lost two pounds a week for three months). He's saying it's a scam that all he has to do is...
  • Penn State Riots About White Men Not Liking to Be Held Accountable

    11/10/2011 8:29:15 PM PST · by chasio649 · 71 replies ^ | 11/10/11 | Mike Elk
    If, like me, you scanned the crowds rioting at Penn State last night after the announcement of the firing of Joe Paterno, you may have noticed that nearly all the people there were white men. The riots were about white men not liking to be held accountable. As a native Pennsylvanian, I never once considered attending Penn State University. Penn State always seemed like a place full of cliquish white people recalling their glory years of making fun of the dorky kids in high school. More progressive white people and people of color went to big city state schools like...
  • Michael Moore Occupies Denver

    11/03/2011 10:27:59 PM PDT · by invaderzim · 20 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 11.03.11 | Invader Zim
    I went down to Occupy Denver late Thursday afternoon to hear Michael Moore address the occupiers. When I arrived I walked smack dab into two occupiers fighting over pot. That was entertaining for a moment. At any there is audio of his time there on the Hear Us Now website if you're interested. Kelly Maher of Who Said, You Said shuld have video up some time Friday afternoon.
  • Michael Moore Confesses: "I Am The 1 Percent"

    10/29/2011 9:07:16 AM PDT · by LesDowrey · 19 replies
    Bottom Line ^ | 10/29/2011 | Martin Wolk
    Anti-capitalist film director Michael Moore has drawn fire in recent days for standing with the Occupy Wall Street protesters while failing to acknowledge that he is part of the “1 percent,” not the 99 percent. Now the director of “Capitalism: A Love Story” and other documentaries has come clean and admitted that he is indeed among the nation’s wealthiest citizens, but without providing details of just how rich he is. In a post titled “Life Among the 1%” on his blog “Open Mike,” Moore recalls how he made his first millions when he sold the distribution rights to his 1989...
  • Michael Moore Threatens The Rich: Let's "Deal With It Nonviolently Now" (or violently later)

    09/23/2011 6:12:56 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 90 replies
    RCP ^ | 22 SEP 11 | dcbryan1
  • How is Weight Watchers Like NFP? [Catholic caucus]

    04/13/2011 11:47:00 AM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 14 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 4/13/11 | Kay Anne Kelly
    In the late summer of 2000 I entered the doorway of the nearest Weight Watchers and tipped the scale at a little over 200 pounds. After having two little boys within two years of each other, health issues from the first birth experience, and the death of my mother just days after my second son was born I took solace in one thing: chocolate. A busy work schedule which included me passing off the little boys to my husband, Pat, as I headed to my retail job in the evening did not help matters. I knew I needed to eat...
  • Has The Fat Lady Sung In Wisconsin?

    03/06/2011 5:36:49 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-6-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Protesters in Madison have "aroused a sleeping giant" in the national fight for workers' rights, filmmaker Michael Moore told thousands at the Capitol Square on Saturday, as rallies opposing Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposals wrapped up their third week.... "America is not broke ... Wisconsin is not broke," Moore said. "The only thing that's broke is the moral compass of the rulers." More at Wisconsin State Journal A "sleeping giant" was aroused?!? I'm confused, I'll explain why in Pulp Fiction style: First of all, boobs...check...liberal ideology....check...did I not just say a fat lady is singing? Second, assuming his skin...
  • Michael Moore: "America is not broke"

    03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario
    The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits. Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites: Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke. The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that...
  • Weight Watchers Upends Its Points System

    12/04/2010 1:36:19 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | Dec. 3, 2010 | Elissa Gootman
    [snip] The new plan, company officials say, is based on scientific findings about how the body processes different foods. The biggest change: All fruits and most vegetables are point-free (or free of PointsPlus, as the new program is called). Processed foods, meanwhile, generally have higher point values, which roughly translates to: should be eaten less. [snip] “It’s a complete overhaul; it doesn’t get any bigger than this,” said Karen Miller-Kovach, the chief scientific officer for Weight Watchers International. “Fifteen years ago we said a calorie is a calorie is a calorie. If you ate 100 calories of butter or 100...
  • Michael Moore knocks Canadian policy

    09/17/2010 5:29:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    reuters ^ | Sep. 17, 2010 | Etan Vlessing
    TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Moore, a longtime defender of Canada, has slammed the Great White North for its treatment of U.S. war dodgers. "It is absolutely shameful how Canada has behaved toward those who have resisted this (Iraq) war. It's not the Canada we used to know," the U.S. documentary maker said during a panel discussion at the Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Chilean miners trapped underground could be too fat to fit through 26 inch escape hole by Christmas

    08/25/2010 9:29:39 PM PDT · by traumer · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Chilean authorities fear that the 33 miners trapped underground might get too fat to fit through the escape shaft at Christmas. Incredibly, the miners survived the 17 days before they were located by each eating two spoons of tuna, a few sips of milk and half a biscuit every 48 hours. But with those starvation rations now over there are fears that the group will put on weight due a lack of exercise in the very confined space, according to Health Minister Jaime Manalich. It has also emerged today that the owners of the mine failed to install an emergency...
  • What NASA is wasting Their Time On Instead of Going to the Moon or Mars

    06/10/2010 9:42:05 PM PDT · by anymouse · 14 replies · 372+ views
    June 10, 2010
    JSC Today Headlines 1. Joint Leadership Team Web Poll 12. June is LGBT Pride Month 13. Weight Watchers at Work - Note Room Change ________________________________________ 1. Joint Leadership Team Web Poll Nearly 70 percent of respondents last week recognized "Deep Space" as the bogus Mission Directorate. Sounded pretty real though. You clearly believe that the head of BP is having the most difficult time with his public image by far. It may take a long while for that to be fixed. This week the question is about the recent SpaceX launch. Did they perform better than you expected? Just like...
  • Floor collapses at Weight Watchers meeting

    01/15/2010 11:07:52 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,779+ views ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | David Charter
    A floor collapsed beneath a group of about 20 members of Weight Watchers as they gathered to compare how many pounds they had shed over Christmas. Members of the weight-loss club were lining up to compare readings on the scales when they heard a bang as the floor came away from the walls of their meeting room in Växjö in southern Sweden. “We suddenly heard a huge thud – we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air. The floor collapsed in one corner of the room and along the walls,” one of the those...
  • Weight Watchers floor collapses

    01/14/2010 11:38:13 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 67 replies · 2,412+ views
    upi ^ | Jan. 14, 2010
    Members of a Swedish Weight Watchers clinic said a floor collapsed from under a group of about 20 dieters participating in a weighing event. The participants said they were gathered at the Vaxjo clinic Wednesday night to measure the amount of weight they had lost with the help of the program when they heard a loud noise shortly followed by the collapse of the floor, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported Thursday. "We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air. The floor collapsed in one corner of the...