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Harley Blogs: Healthy Spins on Pizza, Piña Coladas & French Toast | Eva Mendes, Harley Pasternak

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Harley Pasternak Shares His Healthy Spins on Pizza, Piña Coladas and French Toast

Originally posted 10/03/2012 11:30AM

The problem with most people's attempts at weight loss is that they stop eating foods they enjoy and force themselves to eat kelp, kale and kippers.

While some of you may actually enjoy these foods, most of us miss the gooey cheese, tangy tomato and crunchy crust of a nice pizza.

The truth is, you CAN have your cake and eat it, too! Well, maybe not cake, but many other of your classic favorites can be slightly modified to keep you more than content, thus keeping your cravings at bay and helping you stay on the path of good nutrition (and a shrinking waistline).

I've been tricking my clients for years by giving them what they want while having them lose weight at the same time.

Here are three "healthy" versions of my favorite cheat meals that are all under 350 calories, high in fiber and protein (the duo that makes you feel fuller longer) and BIG on taste.

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Eva Mendes Embarks on 'Life-Changing' Visit to Sierra Leone | Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Embarks on 'Life-Changing' Visit to Sierra Leone

Originally posted 10/01/2012 09:50AM

With a visit to Sierra Leone, Eva Mendes is helping raise awareness about serious issues affecting girls and women around the world.

Based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the new series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide introduces Mendes and other stars, including America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to women and girls living under difficult circumstances, ranging from maternal death to prostitution.

Mendes, 38, kicks off the four-hour series – airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS – with her visit to Sierra Leone, where she meets with activist Amie Kandeh, a survivor of gender-based violence working with the International Rescue Committee to help other survivors toward safe, productive futures.

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Eva Mendes Takes On Doggy Duty for Boyfriend Ryan Gosling

Eva Mendes Takes On Doggy Duty for Boyfriend Ryan Gosling

Originally posted 08/03/2012 05:30PM

If the way to Ryan Gosling's heart is through his pet, then Eva Mendes is certainly doing something right.

The actress and her beau's beloved mutt were spotted happily strolling around Beverly Hills on Thursday, with George leading the way.

Mendes was first snapped on a solo stroll with the pooch in January, while Gosling was out of the country filming. But with the actor stepping out in L.A. earlier in the week, it seems she's now taken to walking George even when her boyfriend is around.

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PHOTO: Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Sightsee at Niagara Falls | Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling & Eva Mendes Sightsee at Niagara Falls

Originally posted 06/07/2012 10:55AM

Ryan Gosling couldn't bring girlfriend Eva Mendes to his native Canadian province of Ontario without a visit to its most famous attraction – Niagara Falls!

On their trip north of the border this week, the Hollywood couple were spotted doing a little sightseeing, even taking a ride on the Niagara SkyWheel to get a good view of the iconic falls.

For Gosling, 31, who grew up in London, Ontario, it was a special trip in another way, too. On Wednesday, he and Mendes, 38, attended graduation at Brock University to cheer on Gosling's mother Donna as she earned her bachelor's degree in education.

The Toronto Sun reports that Gosling, proud of his mom, jumped to his feet and applauded and snapped pictures as she received her diploma. Otherwise the actor and his girlfriend sat toward the back of the auditorium, the paper reports, whispering to each other during the ceremony.

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Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes Head to Canada Together | Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes Head to Canada Together

Originally posted 06/03/2012 06:45PM

It looks like Ryan Gosling won't be around to hear the outcome of his MTV Movie Awards nominations Sunday night.

The actor, who received nods in the Best Male Performance, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and Best Kiss categories, was photographed heading out of Los Angeles with some very precious cargo: his girlfriend of nearly one year, Eva Mendes.

Mendes, 38, rocking bright green pants, and Gosling, 31, dressed down in jeans, caught a flight to Montreal Saturday at the Los Angeles International Airport.

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PHOTO: Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Go on a Romantic Stroll in N.Y.C. | Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes Spotted Holding Hands in New York City

Originally posted 05/11/2012 11:00AM

It's a springtime romance!

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes enjoyed a couple's stroll in New York City on Thursday, holding hands and sipping coffee.

Gosling, 31, and Mendes, 38, have been linked since last year, but have yet to confirm their relationship.

However, this isn't the first time the rumored couple have been affectionate in public.

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Eva Mendes Gets Giggly over Ryan Gosling with Ellen DeGeneres

Originally posted 05/07/2012 04:45PM



Ellen DeGeneres didn't try to get an official dating confirmation out of Eva Mendes, but she was able to link her and apparent beau Ryan Gosling together by one simple thread – pajamas.

Showing a clip of Gosling, 31, working out in onesie PJs on a recent episode of DeGeneres's show Ellen, the host points out that Mendes, 38, is also a big fan of the relaxing nightwear.

"I don't know if you ever run into him, if you know him in any way, or see him ever," DeGeneres jokingly told Mendes on her show, suggesting she should ask him about the pajamas.

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Eva Mendes Talks to Her Dog – in French | Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Talks to Her Dog – in French

Originally posted 02/08/2012 07:30AM

Eva Mendes and her dog speak a special language.

"It sounds so pretentious," the actress tells Marie Claire, "but he learned his commands in French."

Mendes, 37, brought her Belgian Malinois, Hugo, along for her cover interview at L.A.'s Griffith Park, and the "rather intimidating" dog instantly obeyed Mendes's orders for him to coucher, or lie down.

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Eva Mendes Calls Boyfriend Ryan Gosling a 'Dream' | Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Calls Boyfriend Ryan Gosling a 'Dream'

Originally posted 02/07/2012 10:20AM

Just like Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling's fairytale Disneyland dates, working together on The Place Beyond the Pines was also a fantasy come true for the happy couple.

"He's your dream costar," Mendes, 37, tells Marie Claire in its March issue. "I have never felt so creatively satisfied on a film. He's amazing."

But that's about as much as the notably private actress would reveal about Gosling, 31, who Mendes was first photographed holding hands with in September.

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What Are the Stars Eating at the Globes?

Golden Globe Awards 2012

Golden Globes Banquet Menu Revealed

Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM

An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.

The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.

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