The Fitness Myths Celebrities Perpetuate

On Friday Britney Spears made her buzzed-about ‘comeback’ in Las Vegas. The show, entitled ‘Piece of Me’, is strangely apt considering it wasn’t her voice but rather her abdominal muscles which garnered the most publicity in the lead-up to the performance.

Two days prior, the trainer of Megan Fox told outlets how he whipped the actress ‘into shape’ for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Because if it’s one thing the already svelte mother-of-two needs to be rigorously fit for it’s a turtle movie based on a cartoon television show.

“She eats carbs,” her trainer told Us Magazine “She just eats the right carbs.

The right carbs, huh? The implication is always the same. It has been since the celebrity fitness industrial complex began at the dawn of online gossip two decades ago: the path to replicating an actress’s body is aspirational and easy. Which means, you should go out and get that body, too!

And everyone who has ever regretted nibbling on a Tim Tam knows exactly what a female celebrity body should look like: concave and/or muscular stomach, toned limbs, thigh gap, perky breasts. Or, if ‘curvy’ is part of their brand, they’re allowed bigger breasts and a posterior, those components of the female body that can be readily sexualised. But the stomach must not change. Not even ‘after baby’.

It didn’t used to be part of every female celebrity’s job description to have an unusually svelte body. [Read more...]

Megan Fox Believes in Everything Paranormal

Megan Fox, the talented and beautiful actor from Hollywood, opened her heart out while defending her strong belief in paranormal activities in an MTV News interview.
According to the report by the Huffington Post, Megan appeared in the interview to promote her latest movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The movie is running at this moment and reportedly made $65 million dollars in its opening weekend. 

In the movie, Fox played the character of April O’Neil, a reporter who is friendly with the turtles.

During the time of the interview, MTV’s Josh Horowitz brought into the conversation the amusing fact that, like her character in the movie, Fox does believe in the paranormal phenomena.

While talking about Bigfoot, Fox said that science is coming up with new discoveries every day. She also didn’t find it strange enough that they are yet to be found, “because it is intelligent enough not to be found,” She further commented.

While answering Horowitz’s question on if she ever believed in UFOs, Fox took no time to reply  “yes, yes 1000%.”

She categorically asked “How can you not believe?”

As explained by the Huffington Post, to defend her belief in UFOs, she remarked “If they are a more advanced species, why would we be able to find them if they don’t want to be found?”

Fox said until things are found, they had been previously unfound but this doesn’t mean that they didn’t exist.

Megan clarified that she believed in everything about paranormal. She described her experience about a ghostly encounter in Mexico. She couldn’t really see a ghost, but someone, or something poured her a cup of coffee when she was out of the room in a hotel in Mexico City. No one else was there, so she could never think it was a human. She went on saying she didn’t find anyone there in physical form.

At one point she seemed to be a little annoyed with Horowitz, who never took her beliefs seriously.

Strong beliefs on anything can take one real far. Megan surely knows that.

Source: IB Times

 

Megan Fox picks Rain as her ideal type

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American actress Megan Fox picked Rain as her choice for her ideal type!

Visiting South Korea for the red-carpet premiere of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, she stopped by for an interview on ‘Entertainment Relay’.

When she was asked about her ideal type, she picked Rain. “He’s very handsome,” she said. “Did you see ‘Ninja Assassin’? Did you see those abs?”

For any other man, that might not be reason enough, but we think we can make an exception for Rain! Check out the full interview above.

Source: All K Pop

Megan Fox On Giving Up Bread: “I Cry At Night Because Of It

From a flesh-eating cheerleader (Jennifer’s Body) to an ass-kicking heroine (Transformers), Megan Fox has played many versions of the all-American fantasy. But her latest role, as ball-busting TV journalist April O’Neil in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, is the first time she’s gotten to live out one of her film fantasies. “When I was a kid, I was genuinely in love with the Turtles series and franchise,” she admits.

Having recently welcomed her second son, Bodhi, with husband Brian Austin Green (their first, Noah, turns 2 in September), the 28-year-old bombshell dishes on staying fit after baby, how motherhood has changed her, and ditching her trademark tattoos.

OK!: How intense was your childhood obsession with TMNT?


Megan Fox: I had a crush on Michelangelo! When you’re little, you do kind of have a crush on cartoon characters, as ridiculous as that sounds. Michelangelo was the comic relief, the one who never took anything too seriously — and now I can see that his personality echoed my father’s. I think I was taken with him for that reason.

OK!:Your character fights crime — but you were pregnant in real life!

MF: 
I got pregnant 10 days into making this movie. I was hormonal, so I was sensitive and everything made me cry. When you’re in your first trimester, all you want to do is lie in bed and watch movies — you definitely don’t want to make an action movie, climbing fences and screaming!

OK!: You gave birth to Bodhi just six months ago. How are you working to get your body back into shape?

MF: 
It’s just about eating differently. I don’t eat bread anymore, and I cry at night because of it…. But, seriously, I’m just eating a lot of proteins, fruits and vegetables. [Eating well] actually makes you more efficient as a mother. You’re able to expend more energy without being exhausted.

OK!: You’re known for your multiple tattoos. Is it true you’re over them?

MF: I want to get rid of a lot of them, because what makes sense to you when you’re 18 doesn’t make sense when you’re 28 and have children.
 I don’t want a portrait of Marilyn Monroe on my arm anymore. It’s not significant to me, it doesn’t represent where I’m going in my life.

OK!: Has having kids changed you?

MF: Yeah, it’s made me so much more aware. You start asking all these questions — what is the purpose of this soul, and why did he choose me to be his mother? — that you didn’t when you were younger, because they just weren’t important to you. The only thing [I’m worried about] now is making sure my children are safe and happy. That’s my biggest fear, every moment of every day.

Source: OK Magazine

Megan Fox Got Sexy, Slim for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles From Healthy Diet, Intense Workout Routine

Move over turtles, Megan Fox is the true star of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie! The stunning actress, 28, looks amazing in the reptilian romp, stealing the spotlight from Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello.
To find out how Fox got into such good shape for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — and shortly after the birth of second son Bodhi — Us Weekly exclusively caught up with the star’s trainer, Harley Pasternak, who also makes an appearance in TMNT.

Far from starving herself, Fox relies on a well-balanced diet to give her energy. “She eats carbs,” says the trainer, 40, who has also worked with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Hudson. “She just eats the right carbs. She has a low-sugar diet. It’s so sustainable, it’s so moderate, she’s not doing any zero this/zero that.”

“She eats three meals and two snacks a day,” Pasternak continued. “She’ll have protein, fiber, and healthy fat every meal. She is living a low-sugar lifestyle, definitely… She has definitely buckled down and she is amazing.” [Read more...]

Megan Fox Talks About TMNT in an new Interview!

Q. Were you a fan of the Ninja Turtles before getting involved in this project?
R. I became even small fan, when I watched the 1991 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II – The Secret of the Ooze (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze), which was attended by Vanilla Ice. Since then, I always loved the turtles and all the films in the series.

Q. How was you had the chance to participate in this new approach to adventure?
A. I knew they were planning to do a new kind of action movie about turtles because there was already talk about it for years. The project ended up going for Platinum Dunes producer Michael Bay, and I was lucky to find the doors open to a meeting. I really wanted to be part of this project, then fought hard for it.

Q. How did it feel to attend Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)?
R. In fact, I think I’ve never been so excited to participate in something, just for what it represented: bring me back to childhood.

Q. Das quarter Ninja Turtles, what was your favorite when you were little?
R. Michelangelo! When you’re a girl, you can have a crush on cartoon characters, as ridiculous as that may seem. Mikey was also my favorite because he brought a certain mood to the group and was the one who never took anything too seriously.Today I see his personality, in a way, echoes of my father, so maybe I liked him.

Q. In the film you play a journalist April O’Neil. What kind of woman is she?
A. As soon as you know it, it seems one of those interviewers that you see on the red carpet, making futile matters. But she wants to be taken seriously. Then, you realize that she is unhappy trying to find a real story to succeed.

Q. How she manages this success?
R. His life changes when she stumbles upon the turtles and the Foot Clan. She is deeply engulfed by this story.

Q. What is the extent of their involvement with the Ninja Turtles?
R. It involves so much that you have to ask yourself how far you want to tell the story and become a hero as a journalist. Or should be protected and remain faithful to this new family to which was attached to.

Q. Do you think that would make a good reporter in real life?
A. I guess I would not have succeeded in this sector because they would never want to cover frivolous things like celebrity news. But at the same time, my psyche is very sensitive and I feel kind of overwhelmed by what is really going on in the world. Therefore, none of the segments is good for me.

Q. Have you worked with Michael Bay in the first two Transformers movies – Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) – other films and special effects. What was the difference with The Tarugas Ninja?
R. In this film, there was a smaller number of large explosions and feats than in Transformers and Transformers: revenge of the Fallen. The way I contracenei with the turtles was also different from how I interacted with the giant robots.

Q. How was the experience of this new type of interaction for you?
R. Instead of giant robots that were never actually present in Ninja Turtles, I interacted with actors playing the turtles with motion capture technology. And also, the fact of having a dilálogo with someone who is physically in front, which has its own lines. This changes everything and just makes the job easier.

Q. What differences do you think we’ll see in The Ninja Turtles on the big screen, compared to those that you watched when little?
A. I feel that they are very similar. Perhaps are not as simple as drawing, but are well faithful to the original comics and movies. People want to see the turtles of their memory, and ours are also fun, funny and ridiculous. I think fans will be very happy.

Q. has many comical scenes in this movie?
A. Oh, yeah, that guy has a lot of teasing and typical comedy turtles. It’s good for the kids and never gets too sinister.

Q. And how was the physical demands of this role for you?
R. attended a lot of action scenes. Has a huge scene with Will Arnett and choreographed fighting the Foot Clan, which we only found out an hour before being on camera. That scene was chaotic and crazy and made us feel powerful. It was very exciting!

Q. How is Jonathan Liebesman directing?
A. What I love about Jonathan is that, above all, he wants to make a good film and is always willing to listen to the opinions of others. So we really formed a team.And I also love his sense of humor making fun of himself!

Q. Whoopi Goldberg plays the role of his boss. What can you say about her?
R. I love you so much! She is amazing, has a great mood and is a very special human being. Whoopi is one of those people that makes you open as an actress and makes you feel great on the scene. I feel I could do well better with her by my side.

Q. Will Arnett is inseparable camera April.
R. I was very excited to get him on the project because I am a big fan of Arrested Development. He also has very funny moments in the film and it was very nice to have someone around who also has son and, accordingly, have the same priorities that I now have.

Q. Have you ever had a pet turtle?
A. I never had one at home but when I go to Hawaii, has a sea turtle that I always visit, his name is Franklin. I know it’s him because he has fallen left eye.

Q. Why do you think these Ninja Turtles are so loved around the world?
R. My theory is that each is based on our temperaments and thus we can identify with one of them. Do not know if this formula was intentional or unintentionally, but is perfect to attract the audience. Clear that Michelangelo is who I most identify myself, although Leonardo may be slightly melancholic and I also have a little bit of this in my personality. But it is the part of me that I do not want to analyze, while Mikey is in the foreground.

Q. And they’re fun!
A. Yes, it helps to release that inner child that we all have, even when we try to repress it. And so, when you watch the turtles, you go back to being a child without having to make excuses.

Q. You already admitted that sometimes feels afraid of the dark, but recorded many scenes in this film to dark tunnels. How was that?
A. It is true that sometimes I’m afraid of the dark, but only if you’re at home, all alone. In shooting, you’re never, then, I was right!

Source: Jornal Debrasilia