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Originally posted 05/30/2011 03:20PM
Watching the finale of season 11 of The Biggest Loser made trainer Jillian Michaels smile and feel content.
"To see the show wrap up with three female finalists and a female winner with a group of contestants whom Bob and I adored," Michaels tells PEOPLE, "it was the perfect ending."
The veteran trainer, known as much for her emotional chats with contestants as her barking command of their training sessions, announced in December her plans to leave the series.
"I am grateful for what the show has given me, but it's no secret that I've been wanting to be in daytime for years now," Michaels says. "To join Dr. Phil on his show and have him as a mentor – I couldn't ask for a better situation than The Doctors and Dr. Phil. So I'm just hoping to earn my keep over there and do a good job."
Originally posted 05/24/2011 06:40PM
Tennis star Anna Kournikova will take a swing at getting contestants into shape on The Biggest Loser next season.
With Jillian Michaels set to leave NBC's hit weight loss show, Kournikova has been confirmed as the new trainer for season 12, according to New York Magazine.
The decision to go in a new direction with the show's trainer is part of an overall reboot. "We intentionally tried to not replace Jillian," executive producer Todd Lubin tells the publication.
Originally posted 05/13/2011 04:15PM
Having a body or a boyfriend like Anna Kournikova's may seem a little out of reach, but you can live just like the tennis star – for $9.4 million.
Kournikova's 6,630-square-ft. Miami Beach mansion is on the market – even if she's not.
The ivy-covered, waterfront house boasts seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, a sauna, a pool, a dock and a two-story guest house. Notably missing? A tennis court.
Originally posted 01/20/2010 12:05PM
Alla Kournikova, mother of tennis star Anna Kournikova, was arrested and put in jail Tuesday on charges of child neglect after leaving her 5-year-old son, Allen, home alone in her $2 million Palm Beach home for more than 50 minutes while she went to the bank and post office.
According to the Palm Beach police's probable-cause affidavit, a neighbor called authorities to report that a little boy named Allen, a half-brother of the tennis star, was "soaking wet and walking in front of his house, acting very upset." The caller told police that the child said he "had jumped out of a window."
When police officers arrived at the Kournikova home purchased by Alla, 46, in 2005, Allen told them that after he "jumped out of the second story window" he entered the family swimming pool because his "feet hurt."
Originally posted 09/24/2009 03:45PM
Enrique Iglesias, 34, and tennis player Anna Kournikova, 28, who've been dating on and off for almost eight years, were spotted Thursday afternoon at the Cartier Champs-Elysees boutique in Paris – once again prompting speculation the longtime couple may be getting married.
Originally posted 06/30/2009 11:30AM
Anna Kournikova ended up with cuts on her neck after getting into a shoving match this past weekend in Las Vegas
The former tennis ace got into a scuffle inside Lavo Nightclub on Saturday night at the HardBat Classic party after another woman at the club threw a drink on her, PEOPLE has learned.
An onlooker said Kournikova, 28, and her assistant were sitting at a VIP table when the other woman bumped them. They pushed each other but were separated – until the woman confronted Kournikova again as she was leaving the nightclub.
"The woman came back over and threw a drink on Anna and her assistant," the source said. "The woman was definitely drunk."
Originally posted 07/10/2008 04:30PM
Ten years ago, she reigned as the unavoidable golden face of pro tennis, but now that Anna Kournikova hasn't played a WTA Tour match in five years, she's enjoying her time away from the limelight – while swatting away some persistent rumors.
"I'm not married, not pregnant, didn't have a boob job, no Botox. What else?" Kournikova, 27, tells Sports Illustrated.
The tennis phenom paved the way for the similarly glamorous likes of Maria Sharapova, but never earned a substantial victory on the courts. She left the sport in 2003, but says she and longtime boyfriend Enrique Iglesias still have to deal with paparazzi and gawking fans.
"Girls look at him. Guys look at me," Kournikova says. "It goes with the job, but it gets annoying when you feel violated. Just take the picture and be done."
As for feeling pressure to always look perfect, the athlete says she doesn't understand that obsession. "Why are people afraid of getting older? You feel wiser. You feel more mature. You feel like you know yourself better," she says. "You would trade that for softer skin? Not me!"
– Michael Y. Park
Originally posted 04/19/2008 10:20AM
Only a couple of days after Anna Kournikova told PEOPLE she never wants to get married, her boyfriend Enrique Iglesias told reporters he's been trying to get her to marry him for years.
Originally posted 04/15/2008 08:30AM
Tennis star Anna Kournikova raced to the finish line during a celebrity relay this weekend, but says Andy Roddick will definitely beat her to the altar.
PEOPLE caught up with Kournikova at the First Annual Nautica South Beach Triathalon and asked about the recent engagement of swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker to tennis' Roddick.
"They're really young, but I hope it works out," she said. And as for her own prospects with boyfriend Enrique Iglesias? "I'm never getting married," she said, adding, "Everything is good."
Originally posted 03/16/2008 11:15AM
Anna Kournikova keeps in shape for her job as a tennis pro, but she says exercise helps her remain positive, as well.
"I feel great when I sweat and get all the negative energy out," she told PEOPLE Wednesday night at the opening of KSwiss's new store in Santa Monica, Calif.
For the athlete, focusing on doing "weights and machines to keep the muscle mass on" is important, but the other benefits of fitness are just as rewarding. "It's all about building muscle and feeling good about yourself," she says. "I do some cardio but very little, just to relieve the stress and sweat."
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