Barbara Walter's memoir Audition hit shelves today, and she appeared on Oprah to talk about it. Babs has spilled her guts into this book, and it's a true tell-all, since she's telling every fucking thing there is to tell. She went into detail on some of it with O, namely, Star Jones (first she was fat and nice, then she got thin and annoying), Rosie O'Donnell (she has severe emotional problems and would scream at Barbara in fits of rage), her torrid 2-year affair with a married black politician (she never considered herself a mistress), her troubled adopted daughter (who was on drugs and ran away from home), and her mentally-disabled sister (whom she resented for being mentally-disabled). B. Dub said she was actually considering naming the book Sister, because her sister has been such a huge influence on her life. (Could you imagine!? Nobody would ever guess that Sister was an autobiography of a white woman knocking on 80 years old!) Clip above.
You can lose weight from exercise and dieting only - but you don't lose half your weight in a few months, like Star did. It is a lot more gradual than that. So people had good reason not to believe her.
And eh, I don't care how people lose weight, bypass or diet, it is all the same to me. I don't think one is the "hard way" or the "right way". Anyone who has seen Randy Jackson regain all his bypass weight should know the bypass doesn't look exactly easy either, so whatever.