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Valerie Bertinelli on Gaining Weight: 'We Need to Take the Shame Out of It'

Valerie Bertinelli on Gaining Weight: 'We Need to Take the Shame Out of It'

Originally posted 04/02/2014 04:15PM

Valerie Bertinelli is the first to admit it: "I've gained a few pounds."

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Aww: Valerie Bertinelli Adopts Her Foster Kitten

UpdatePosted 07/04/2013 09:30AM

Valerie Bertinelli Adopts a Cat

Originally posted 07/03/2013 03:30PM

Valerie Bertinelli is a failure – at fostering kittens!

The Hot In Cleveland actress is keeping a kitty that was supposed to be "just visiting."

"Nelson – cuddled up after a big breakfast in his new forever home. #fosterfailure," she wrote on Twitter Wednesday, with a photo of the caramel-colored tabby peacefully napping.

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Jenny Craig Gave Me 1,000 Gallstones, Client Alleges

Jenny Craig Diet Led to 1,000 Gallstones, Customer Alleges

Originally posted 06/06/2013 07:00PM

L.A. comic Mara Shapshay isn't finding her life very funny right now.

On May 29, Shapshay filed a negligence lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court against Jenny Craig, claiming she got 1,000 gallstones after using the weight-loss program.

Shapshay, an L.A.-based stand-up comedian who is also a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, says in the lawsuit that about one year after signing up for Jenny Craig, she "developed severe pain in her right abdomen" that sent her to the emergency room in October 2012.

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Valerie Bertinelli Mourns Bonnie Franklin: 'My Heart Is Breaking' | Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli

UpdatePosted 03/01/2013 05:30PM

Valerie Bertinelli, Mackenzie Phillips Pay Tribute to Bonnie Franklin

Originally posted 03/01/2013 03:00PM

Bonnie Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer Friday, and Valerie Bertinelli go back nearly 40 years, to the sitcom One Day at a TIme, on which Franklin played her mother, Ann Romano.

Two years ago the actresses reunited professionally, on Bertinelii's series Hot in Cleveland.

Bertinelli said in a statement Friday: "My heart is breaking. Bonnie has always been one of the most important women in my life and was a second mother to me."

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One Day at a Time Star Bonnie Franklin Dies

Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Originally posted 03/01/2013 01:30PM

One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin, who announced last September that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer, died of complications of the disease on Friday, her family told the Los Angeles Times. She was 69.

Franklin died at her Los Angeles home, and is survived by her mother, Claire Franklin, and stepchildren Jed Minoff and Julie Minoff, said the paper.

On the long-running CBS series, which was developed by Norman Lear and on the air from 1975-1984, Franklin starred as divorced mom Ann Romano, alongside Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli, who played her teenage daughters.

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Pink Trades Sweatpants for Breast Cancer Benefit in L.A. | Pink

Pink Trades Sweatpants for Breast Cancer Benefit in L.A.

Originally posted 11/14/2012 06:00AM

Pink took a break from mommy duties to perform at Sony Studios in Culver City,Calif., benefitting the Margie Petersen Breast Center at Saint John's Health Center on Monday.

The "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)" singer wore a black long-sleeved top and a black leather skirt to perform an 11-song set. The star-studded audience included Heather Locklear, Valerie Bertinelli, Melanie Griffith and Rita Wilson.

"It's been a while since I sang. I'm usually in sweatpants singing 'Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me,'" joked the mother of 17-month-old old Willow.

Earlier in the night, Locklear and Bertinelli were seen sitting together and chatting in the VIP area close to the stage.

Guests at the event enjoyed hors d'oeuvres by Wolfgang Puck, including tuna tartare, crab cakes, mini sliders, and fire-roasted eggplant tarts, as well as cocktails and Stella Artois.

– Gabrielle Olya

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Valerie Bertinelli Admits: I Used Food as a Crutch

Valerie Bertinelli Admits: I Used Food as a Crutch

Originally posted 10/21/2012 08:00AM

These days, Valerie Bertinelli is looking good, feeling good and happily married to husband Tom Vitale.

But that wasn't always the case. On an episode of The Dr. Oz Show airing Monday, the Hot in Cleveland star frankly discusses her past drug use and addiction to food.

"[Using drugs] wreaked havoc on [my body], because one day I'm eating a healthy meal and the next day I'm just putting a bunch of white powder up my nose," Bertinelli, 52, tells Dr. Mehmet Oz during the appearance.

Bertinelli blames not taking care of herself on the fact that she had low self-worth. "I'm not being good to myself ... I'm not worth being treated well anyway, so I'll just treat myself even worse," she says. "I'm so glad I'm not that person anymore."

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Try Valerie Bertinelli's Husband-Approved Gazpacho

Get Cooking: Valerie Bertinelli's Husband-Approved Gazpacho Recipe

Originally posted 10/07/2012 12:30PM

For Valerie Bertinelli, heating up the romance with husband Tom Vitale came down to whipping up a hearty helping of … cold soup.

The 40 lbs. lighter-Jenny Craig success story, 52, already admitted, "The first time I made gazpacho for him, I thought I was going to be made love to the entire night!"

This tomato-based concoction is just one of the healthy (did we say delicious?) recipes included in Bertinelli's new cookbook, One Dish at a Time (available Oct. 16).

"Tom looooooves tomatoes, which is why they appear so often in this book," she writes in the book.

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Valerie Bertinelli Gets Frisky with Food

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Valerie Bertinelli Gets Frisky with Food

Originally posted 10/02/2012 09:40AM

Valerie Bertinelli is one feisty foodie.

After losing 40 lbs., the Jenny Craig success's new cookbook, One Dish at a Time, showcases her love of making healthy, delicious food – but that's not the only joy of cooking for Bertinelli.

Opening up about her husband Tom Vitale's surprising turn-ons in the kitchen, she tells the new issue of Prevention magazine, "I told [Tom] a long time ago, 'You know what foreplay is to me? Emptying the dishwasher.' "

Still she adds, "I think he took it too literally … I'm like, 'No, honey, it takes more than emptying the dishwasher.' But that's part of it."

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Valerie Bertinelli Is Motivated to Wear Her Green Bikini Again

Valerie Bertinelli Wants to Get Back into That Tiny Green Bikini for Summer

Originally posted 06/01/2012 11:30AM

Three years after she first donned the itsy-bitsy green bikini on a cover of PEOPLE, Valerie Bertinelli is ready to break it out again.

"The green bikini is in my drawer just waiting for me to put it back on," the Hot in Cleveland star, 52, said at Thursday's American Heart Association's Wall Street Run & Heart Walk in New York. "When these 5 lbs. come off, then I will put that back on."

"It's like the 5 lbs. that creeps on and then you have to take it back off, creeps on and take it back off," she said, "and I think that a lot of people go through that before the summer."

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