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Rival's Parent Swoops In to Save Jenny Craig

Nutrisystem owner Wellful has acquired bankrupt company, will rebrand it

(Newser) - Just a couple of months ago, it seemed like the death knell had sounded for Jenny Craig, the weight loss giant that declared bankruptcy and announced it was shuttering after four decades in the industry. But in recent weeks, the Jenny Craig website shared some "big news," just...

Report: Jenny Craig Workers Told Their Jobs End This Week

Report comes via NBC News, which saw an internal email

(Newser) - An internal email seen by NBC News indicates Jenny Craig—once backed by celebrity clients like Kirstie Alley, Valerie Bertinelli, and Mariah Carey—will shut its doors after four decades in the weight-loss business. In the email directed to employees late Tuesday, the company said its "inability to secure...

Mariah: I'm Down 70lbs Since Pregnancy

Plus: Jessica Simpson's weird pregnancy craving

(Newser) - Mariah Carey is down a whopping 70 pounds since giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe six months ago, she told Rosie O’Donnell yesterday. After first shedding 40 pounds of "water weight", she went on Jenny Craig (which is now, apparently, known as just “Jenny”) to...

14 Celebs Who've Been Paid to Lose Weight

The latest weight-loss spokesman: former Spice Girl Mel B

(Newser) - Russell Crowe has apparently lost a lot of weight recently. To the tune of nearly 45 pounds, reports Australia's News Limited . He's doing it the old-fashioned way—weights, swimming, biking—and he's sharing the details with his nearly 300,000 Twitter followers (a lazy day for him...

Jenny Craig Bets French Women Do Get Fat

Nestle brings its diet program to Europe

(Newser) - Contrary to popular belief, French women do get fat, or at least that's what Nestle is banking on: The company's Jenny Craig diet program hits the country tomorrow, and will expand to Britain next quarter. "The French have a negative reaction to American food," says a Jenny Craig...

Weight Watchers Sues Jenny Craig Over Ad

Commercial claims 'clinical trial' proves Jenny is better

(Newser) - Weight Watchers is suing Jenny Craig over a commercial in which the weight loss company claims that a “major clinical trial” showed that the average Jenny customer lost twice as much weight "as those on the largest weight-loss program.” That’d be Weight Watchers, which says its...

Phylicia Rashad Slims Down
 Phylicia Rashad Slims Down 

Phylicia Rashad Slims Down

(Newser) - Dr. Huxtable would be proud: Phylicia Rashad has shed 35 pounds since December with a little help from Jenny Craig, reports the New York Daily News. Filling the shoes of past spokeswomen Kirstie Alley and Valerie Bertinelli, Rashad decided to take action after getting winded while walking up stairs. The...

I'll Help Kirstie Lose Weight: Bertinelli

Yo-yo dieter Alley 'not a failure,' fellow Jenny Craig alum says

(Newser) - Actress Valerie Bertinelli wants to help Kirstie Alley in the battle of the bulge, she tells ABC of her fellow Jenny Craig pitchwoman, who gained back all 75 lost pounds she lost on the weight-loss system, plus 10, and set off to start her own diet plan. “Let me...

Cash-Strapped Dieters Drop Weight Loss Programs

Millions drop Weight Watchers

(Newser) - Millions of Americans are getting fat on the economic downturn—but not in a good way. As prices for essentials like gas and food spiral, the 20% of the population on a diet are turning away from highly structured weight loss programs like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers in search...

Look Out Jenny, Here Comes Kirstie!
Look Out
Jenny, Here Comes Kirstie!

Look Out Jenny, Here Comes Kirstie!

Alley aims to cash in on weight loss with own diet brand

(Newser) - After cutting her ties with weight-loss company Jenny Craig, former spokeswoman Kirstie Alley tells People she's getting into the diet field herself. "I want to create something new that will help millions of people end the seemingly never-ending fatty roller-coaster ride," says the slimmer 57-year-old, who aims to...

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