This very special episode of Midweek Madness is better late than never!
First the snow delayed delivery of the magazines in Manhattan, then yours truly came down with a high fever. But nothing can stop the gossip! Let's begin.
(Note: We skipped Ok! this week due to consistent crappiness.)
Life & Style
In case the strained smiles in the strangely cobbled-together images on the cover — three ladies from three different photo shoots, in three different types of light — didn't already give it away, this issue sucks. Pages and pages of "secrets" of how stars "peeled off the pounds." Naturally, there's nothing "secret" about weight loss: Kendra "banished belly fat" by eating a low-fat, low-cal diet, lifting weights, running, daily cardio and "deep-ab work to pull the uterus back into place." Quoth her trainer: "She worked her butt off!" Bethenny Frankel's body is "better after baby" because she eats portion-controlled meals, Rollerblades, surfs and does yoga. Jennifer Hudson dropped six dress sizes by joining Weight Watchers and working out at least five days a week. Gwyneth Paltrow lost the 12 pounds she gained for Country Strong by doing 45 minutes of cardio a day and 45 minutes of muscle training a day. Kim Kardashian "works out all the time" and Kelly Osbourne does 30 minutes of interval cardio and 30 minutes of strength training three to four days a week. So the "new secret to instant weight loss" advertised on the cover is: Eat less, work out more. Moving on: Jason Sudeikis and January Jones are no longer seeing each other now that he's back in New York. A source claims, "It worked when he was in L.A. doing movie work; it was convenient and easy." Ew. Now Jason is dating the sister of Seth Meyers' girlfriend; the four went to a Knicks game recently. Meanwhile, January hangs with her dog.
Grade: D- (no closet)