Carnie Wilson axed as diet spokesperson for cheating on diet with cheesecakes
Carnie Wilson has had a very public struggle with weight loss complete with successes and setbacks. The singer, who is the daughter of Beach Boy Brian Wilson and member of Wilson Phillips, was recently dropped as the spokesperson for The Fresh Diet, the company confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com on Tuesday.
The company's official blog also confirmed a report by Star magazine that Wilson was dropped as the spokesperson for eating food off the diet plan, including cheesecake. "Sadly, Carnie was indeed dropped by TFD for eating cheesecake," the blog post says. "We are genuinely sorry things didn't work out with Carnie, and we wish her the best!"
"Carnie was promoting her cheesecakes while she was supposed to be only eating our three meals and two snacks a day," The Fresh Diet publicist Ezzy Duchman told Star magazine. "We had to take her off the corporate website because she has not been a successful case. She didn't stick to it and she didn't lose weight. We had to cut ties with her."
The Wilson Phillips singer underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1999 but gained back some of the 150 pounds she lost, which led her to become a contestant on "Celerity Fit Club" in 2006. In February, Wilson appeared on "The Dr. Oz Show" where she was warned about her weight gain and blood pressure. The signer recently admitted to Entertainment Tonight that losing weight was "a struggle right now." She added, "It is always going to be a struggle for me. I am just trying to stay healthy and that is the best thing."
There is some good news for Wilson. Her group Wilson Phillips is making a comeback with a new Christmas album, "Christmas in Harmony", which includes classic holiday songs such as "Sleigh Bells" and "Winter Wonderland' and "I Wish It Could be Christmas Every Day", whose music video was just released.
Wilson Phillips' cover of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" debuted at No. 27 this week on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart.