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Wilson Phillips' 'Hold On' Has Been Inspiring Fans – and Pop Culture – for 25 Years

Wilson Phillips' 'Hold On' Has Been Inspiring Fans – and Pop Culture – for 25 Years

Originally posted 05/08/2015 07:25AM

Yes, Wilson Phillips has been encouraging fans to hold on for a full quarter century. That's quite a bit more than just "one more day" – this song has staying power.

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Carnie Wilson Is 'Making More Progress' with Her Weight Loss

Carnie Wilson Is 'Making More Progress' with Her Weight Loss

Originally posted 03/03/2013 08:00PM

Carnie Wilson lost 40 lbs. after her January 2012 lap-band surgery, and now she's getting to be at peace with her figure.

"I'm not striving for perfection. This has to be for the rest of my life," Wilson tells PEOPLE at the Lane Bryant 34th Street flagship grand opening in New York City.

"So with two kids, a hectic schedule and being a working mom, I fluctuate and that's ok. I'm not beating myself up for it. Every year I'm making more progress now – and that's my goal."

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Carnie Wilson Explains Why She Kept Lap-Band a Secret

Originally posted 03/22/2012 02:00PM

As Carnie Wilson mulled over whether to undergo the Lap-Band procedure, she was afraid to tell sister Wendy Wilson and best friend Chynna Phillips.

"It's not like me to hide things, but I'm in quite a bit of fear about this," Carnie, 43, says on her TV Guide Network reality series taped before she had the January surgery. "That's really the reason why I've put this off, not telling Wendy and Chynna. Something has to be done."

Sitting in between her Wilson Phillips Still Holding On costars and former band mates at lunch, Carnie says, "I want to tell you guys something. I am going to have another type of weight-loss surgery that is going to help me."

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Carnie Wilson Has Weight-Loss Surgery – Again

Carnie Wilson Has Weight-Loss Surgery – Again

Originally posted 03/21/2012 03:00PM

Twelve years after Carnie Wilson underwent gastric bypass surgery and famously lost 150 lbs., the singer has done it again: On January 18, Wilson went under the knife for lap-band surgery, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

Since having the procedure – during which a silicone band is placed around the stomach to create a pouch the size of a golf ball – Wilson, 43, has lost 30 lbs. and counting.

"It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," Wilson tells PEOPLE. "It's all about taking good care of myself."

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Carnie Wilson: I'm Still Struggling with My Weight | Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson: I'm Still Struggling with My Weight

Originally posted 01/02/2012 08:05PM

For Carnie Wilson, one of 2011's ups was something she'd like to bring down: her weight.

"I've had so much stress in the last year, so it's really a struggle," the singer and TV star, 43, whose Celebrity Wife Swap episode airs Tuesday, tells FOX News. "I'm definitely up in weight."

As for the future, she adds: "I'm looking forward to getting an exercise routine again. It's like a daily decision. Am I going to eat healthy today or am I going to make some sh–y decisions?"

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The Royal Wedding: What Already Makes April 29 Special | Kate Middleton, Prince William

The Royal Wedding: What Already Makes April 29 Special

Originally posted 11/25/2010 05:00PM

On April 29, 2011, all eyes will be on Prince William as he weds his future princess Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. This royal wedding, however, is not the first big event to take place on this late April day.

Here's a look back on some other milestones:

April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc left her mark on history by leading troops in Orleans, France to victory over the English.

April 29, 1967, Aretha Franklin debuted her signature song "Respect," which later earned her two Grammy awards – Best Rhythm And Blues Recording and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

April 29, 1967, Muhammad Ali stripped of his boxing crown after refusing to join the Army citing religious reasons.

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Chynna Phillips Ready to Make Music Again

Chynna Phillips Ready to Make Music Again

Originally posted 05/05/2010 01:00PM

After a tumultuous time during which she was treated for anxiety, Chynna Phillips is reuniting with Carnie and Wendy Wilson to kick off a new tour as Wilson Phillips and record their first-ever Christmas album.

"I'm thrilled that the Wilson Phillips family is coming back together again," says Phillips, 42, who entered a treatment facility for anxiety in February, five months after her half-sister Mackenzie Phillips claimed she had a sexual relationship with their father.

"We've known each other for more than 20 years," Chynna says of her bandmates. "We're like family. I'm excited about working with the Wilson sisters again."

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Carnie Wilson Feeling 'Great' After Dizzy Spell | Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson Feeling 'Great' After Dizzy Spell

Originally posted 04/01/2010 01:40PM

Internet buzz that Carnie Wilson fainted while taping an episode of The Newlywed Game is false, a network spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

Wilson "did briefly become lightheaded while taping The Newlywed Game on Thursday, March 18," says the spokesperson. "Carnie took a 10-minute break, then finished taping the show. Paramedics were not called to the set that day, but GSN did provide a medic on-set the following Monday as a purely precautionary measure.

Clearing up rumors about the 41-year-old host of GSN's Newlywed Game, the spokesperson adds: Wilson "finished shooting" the show's third season Wednesday "with no further lightheadedness."

"I'm feeling great," Wilson said. "I appreciate everyone's concern and thoughtfulness, but I'm busy and happy and doing really well."

Wilson, who has been struggling with weight loss after undergoing bypass surgery in 1999, told PEOPLE in February she "needs help" with her weight battle. "I don't want to be drastic. I want to be realistic," she said.

Get a sneak peek of this week's issue – Sandra Bullock's divorce dilemma, new Jolie-Pitt twin photos and more – which is on newsstands Friday

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Dr. Oz's Weight Loss Secret for Carnie Wilson? Tough Love!


Dr. Oz's Weight Loss Secret for Carnie Wilson? Tough Love!

Originally posted 03/02/2010 02:50PM

Carnie Wilson has been struggling to lose the 61 lbs. she gained during her last pregnancy. Luckily, she has Dr. Mehmet Oz in her corner dishing out what he says is "tough love."

"I was disappointed initially [in her progress]," he told reporters Monday at Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Male Awards in New York. "But in fairness to Carnie, she's gotten on the boat. She's on the show on Wednesday and I want to talk to her honestly about why she was doing the things she was doing."

The reality star from GSN's Carnie Wilson: Unstapled last weighed in at 218 lbs. on Oz's show, and was down to 212 lbs. when she talked to PEOPLE, but according to Oz, Wilson, 41, still has work to do – something they address during an interview scheduled to air on The Dr. Oz Show on Wednesday.

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Carnie Wilson Confident That Chynna Phillips Will Be Fine


Carnie Wilson Confident That Chynna Phillips Will Be Fine

Originally posted 02/16/2010 01:35PM

Chynna Phillips, who entered rehab for anxiety over the weekend, is receiving lots of love and a vote of confidence from one of her closest friends, Wilson Phillips bandmate Carnie Wilson.

"She's going to be fine," Wilson, 41, tells The Insider. "Anyone that goes into rehab needs help. She knows how much I love her. She's my lifelong friend and my oldest friend. I wish her all the best in her recovery."

Asked if they will perform together anytime soon, Wilson says, "We will."

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