Sometimes A Parent's Words Can Bear The Weight Of The World

When you're a child, your parent can seem like the earth, moon and sun. That's why an off-hand remark can inadvertently affect a child for life. In this month's O: Oprah Magazine, writer Lisa Dierbeck talks to comedian Margaret Cho, pro basketball player Tiffany Jackson, opera singer and controversial gastric bypass… » 7/08/08 4:30pm 7/08/08 4:30pm

Opera Singer Is Rehired After She Loses Over 100 Pounds Through…

In 2004, Deborah Voigt, a renowned opera singer, was fired from a London production of Ariadne auf Naxos because, according to the New York Times, she was "too heavy to wear a sleek black cocktail dress that [the director] deemed integral to his concept." The opera company had to pay out Voigt's contract even though she… » 6/11/08 9:30am 6/11/08 9:30am