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Kate Upton: I Never Said I Wished for Smaller Boobs!

Apr/16/2014 at 03:12 PM ET

Don’t believe the hype: Kate Upton never dissed her famous chest, and she’s ready to set the record straight.

Earlier this week, quotes attributed to the two-time Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl, 21, portrayed her as someone who wished she could reduce the size of her chest at will.

Kate Upton boobsJohn Parra/Getty

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Jessica Simpson Shows Off Her Slim Figure In Sexy Yellow Dress: 'She Looks Phenomenal'

Apr/14/2014 at 04:10 PM ET

Jessica Simpson weight lossCL/Splash News Online

Jessica Simpson better get used to turning heads with her fit new physique. After hitting her goal weight last month, the star continues to work on her slim-down, stepping out in bright dresses that really showcase the result of all her hard work.

Most recently, she hit the red carpet in a slim-fitting yellow dress at the John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit in L.A. that got people buzzing, so we asked: What’s the key to the Weight Watchers spokeswoman’s continued success? As it turns out, diet and exercise (imagine that!); she’s still sticking to her points and remaining active at the same time, says a source close to Simpson.
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Elle Macpherson's Favorite Red Carpet Moment Involves a Couture Gown and ... Flip Flops?

Apr/10/2014 at 03:53 PM ET

We were lucky enough to spend our Thursday morning with the stunning Elle Macpherson — somehow her hair is more amazing in person — to celebrate the launch of her Body Collection at JCPenney. And in honor of #TBT, we had to put our serious journalist hats on and ask Macpherson one very pressing question: What’s your favorite red carpet moment of all time? Her answer led us to this truly killer photo below (Elle, you should get this on Insta stat.)

Elle Macpherson Calvin Klein Collection Met Gala 2005 Evan Agostini/Getty

“My favorite red carpet moment is the acid-green, strapless luminescent dress with flip flops that I wore to a Met Gala,” Macpherson told PEOPLE of the whiplash-inducing Calvin Klein Collection gown she wore to the 2005 ball. “And the tan. It was great.” Read More

We Tried It: A Push-Up Bra For Your Butt

Apr/10/2014 at 10:30 AM ET

We Tried It Spanx Booty BarCourtesy Gillian Morales

What it is: Shapewear that promises to give your butt a lift [I'm holding it in the photo above, along with the before (center) and after (right) back views!]

Who tried it: Gillian Morales-Fraietta, Associate Fashion Editor

Why she did it: Because I’m a new mom whose body can use a lift in more places than I care to admit

As soon as I became a mom, shapewear took on a whole new meaning in my world, and as much as I hate to admit it, I have a drawer dedicated to different miracle workers. I have always used shapewear to flatten and smooth out certain parts of my body (and by certain parts I’m referring to my troublesome thighs), but never to lift. Then I had my daughter and well, a little thing called gravity came into my life along with her.

When the “Booty Bra” made its way into our offices, I had to try it. The name alone had me intrigued. My first thought when I saw it: This thing can’t be comfortable. It has a thick strap that goes right down the middle of your backside (the same way a thong does), but this strap is wide. I imagined I’d feel like someone gave me a major wedgie, and would look like that too. But if something is promising to lift, tighten or hide, you can always count me in.

We Tried It Spanx Booty BarCourtesy Gillian Morales

[Editor's Note: Three editors stood around a computer just to rave about how pert Gillian's behind looks in the "after" photo, right]

So, I tried it. Might I note, I didn’t just “try it.” I really put it to the test and wore it all day long. I could not believe how comfortable it was. The only time I felt any discomfort was when I changed into my pajamas at the end of the day and forgot I still had it on. But I have to be honest, even if it was uncomfortable, if it made my booty look good (which it did!), I’d wear it all day every day.

The first thing I noticed when I looked in the mirror was that my butt looked perky. It was visibly higher. There was actually a “lift” and I was genuinely surprised. Nothing can be more disappointing than putting on shapewear with the hope of seeing a difference and instead — nada. This was not the case. So far, I was happy.

Now I needed outside opinions. I asked my mom and husband if they noticed a difference and if my butt looked perky. My husband responded “Your butt always looks perky.” Well played, Sir, well played. But he wasn’t helping, so I turned to my mom. Now this is the difference between a woman and a man. She made me take it off and do a “before and after” fashion show for her. She confirmed it was definitely perkier and also asked if I could get her one.

Final Verdict:
It delivers, and the name “Booty Bra” is so very fitting. It’s a push-up bra for your bum.

What shapewear have you had success with? Would you test out the Booty Bra like Gillian? Share your thoughts, and see what other trends editors are trying, below!

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Melissa Joan Hart Shows Off Amazing Bikini Body After Losing 40 Lbs.

Apr/09/2014 at 12:03 PM ET

Melissa Joan Hart bikini photosCourtesy Nutrisystem

It’s officially beach body season for celebrities, and Melissa Joan Hart is ready to kick things off in a big way. The 37-year-old actress is revealing her 40-lb. weight loss in a jaw-dropping hot-pink bikini.

Hart, who gained 60 lbs. while pregnant with her third son, teamed up with Nutrisystem to help shed the weight after Tucker was born in September 2012. She’s kept off 40 lbs. for a while now — even posing in a one-piece suit in February — but she now finally felt ready to rock a bikini for an upcoming ad. “It’s not every day I like to show a lot of skin,” she admits. “But these days I’m feeling confident.”

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The star’s weight-loss journey has also motivated her loved ones to lose weight (including her sister-in-law Sally Wilkerson, who ultimately dropped 136 lbs.). And Hart is inspired in turn by her husband, musician Mark Wilkerson, who helps her reach her goals. “He is the guy who is disciplined. His whole thing is ‘Stick to it, be healthy, be fit.’ He does it for me so I had to return the favor!” she says, also admitting that her looming 40th birthday creates added incentive to look “fantastic.”

While surely the attention she’s currently getting for her slimmed-down physique is a confidence booster, after losing 29 lbs. last June, Hart told PEOPLE that she became more comfortable with her size after giving birth to her three boys, Tucker, Braydon and Mason. “Being a mom made me stop being so hard on myself,” she said. “My priorities are my children.”

What’s your best weight-loss secret? How great does she look?

–Catherine Kast

Lorraine Bracco on Maintaining Her 35-Lb. Weight Loss: 'I'm Doing Something Right!'

Apr/03/2014 at 11:28 AM ET

Lorraine BraccoSylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic; Kristina Bumphrey/Startraks

She’s known for taking care of others in her roles as a therapist on The Sopranos and a meddling mom on Rizzoli & Isles, and Lorraine Bracco confesses that her caretaking tendencies in real life led to her gaining weight she just couldn’t shed.

At 183 lbs., “The last person on the ‘take care of’ list was me. I let myself go,” she tells ABC News. But it ended up being taking care of her aging parents that finally got her to turn her life around. “We were sitting there, dividing [their] medications, who gets what when. It was insane. I watched and realized, ‘I don’t want to go like that.’ I want to live every day the best I can be.”

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After her parents passed away in 2011, Bracco enlisted a life coach and cut out sugar, dairy and almost all gluten. And now, eating fruit and Kind bars instead of dessert, she’s lost her sweet tooth altogether. “I was a huge Twizzler eater … The other day I said, ‘I haven’t had this in three years,’ and I had half a piece,” she says. “I ended up spitting it out because I no longer have a taste for it. It was so sugary, it was almost like poison to me.”

Bracco has a new book, To the Fullest, coming out next year, which will share recipes, cleanses and tips — “It’s a body-mind-spirit thing,” she says. And despite the added benefit of looking fabulous in her clothes, Bracco’s mostly loving the extra energy she has. “”I am still a vibrant, contributing human being and I am not dead yet,” she says. “I laugh because I used to wake up and everything ached before I got out of bed. Now I jump out of bed! I’m doing something right.”

What do you think of Bracco’s body makeover? What’s your best great-energy secret?

–Alex Apatoff


Mindy Kaling: I'm Not Courageous Just Because I Wore a Crop Top!

Apr/01/2014 at 12:27 PM ET

Mindy Kaling crop topFilmMagic; Getty

Mindy Kaling isn’t afraid to make a statement on the red carpet, but the actress revealed she was a bit surprised by all the body buzz her recent red carpet crop top generated.

“Unless you have problems, for most women that’s a nice little area right under your bra,” she told Jimmy Kimmel Monday of showing a slice of stomach skin in matching Topshop separates, worn to the 2014 PaleyFest. “Some people were pretty mean about it, but then some people were like, ‘She’s just so courageous!’ Aren’t surgeons courageous?”

The Mindy Project star also revealed that because of her curvier shape, she falls into this category where the public — and her followers on Twitter — seem to either fervently praise or harshly critique her style decisions.

“I also am the recipient of a lot of backhanded compliments about it, where people are like, ‘It’s so nice that Mindy Kaling doesn’t feel she needs to subscribe to the ideals of beauty that other people do,” she shares. “And I’m like, ‘I do subscribe!’ They’re like, ‘It’s so refreshing that Mindy feels comfortable to let herself go and be a fat sea monster.’ By the way, I run and work out. It takes a lot of effort to look like a normal, chubby woman. The way they talk about it, [it's] like, ‘She’s a pioneer because she’s glued to her sofa.’” Read More


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