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Carnie Wilson (born April 29, 1968 in Bel Air, California, U.S.) is an American singer and television host, best known as a member of the early-90s singing group Wilson Phillips. Then noted as being one of the few overweight female pop stars, she was later famed for having lost half of her weight. She is the daughter of American 1960s pop icon Brian Wilson and his first wife Marilyn Rovell. is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bel Air is the name of several places in the United States of America: Bel Air, Alabama Bel Air, Los Angeles, California Bel Air, Kentucky Bel Air, Maryland Bel Air, Tennessee Bel Air, Texas Bel Air, Virginia (two places): in Fairfax County in Stafford County Outside America: Bel Air, Mauritius... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Obesity is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissue of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For other persons named Brian Wilson, see Brian Wilson (disambiguation). ... Marilyn Rovell, also known as Marilyn Wilson, is an American singer. ...


Musical career

She co-founded Wilson Phillips with her younger sister Wendy and childhood friend Chynna Phillips when they were in their teens. They released two albums, Wilson Phillips and Shadows and Light and had six top 20 singles before breaking up in 1993. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Wendy Wilson (born October 16, 1969 in Los Angeles, California) is a singer and member of the pop singing trio Wilson Phillips. ... Chynna Phillips (born February 12, 1968, Los Angeles, California), daughter of The Mamas & the Papas John and Michelle Phillips, was a member of the band Wilson Phillips. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Carnie & Wendy Wilson continued to record together, releasing the Christmas album Hey Santa! in 1993, and they joined with their father for a critically successful (yet commercially unsuccessful) 1997 album entitled The Wilsons. Hey Santa! is a Christmas album recorded by Carnie & Wendy Wilson (SBK K2-27113). ...

In 2003, Carnie attempted to launch a solo music career with the album For the First Time. The album featured a remake of the Diane Warren penned Samantha Mumba ballad Don't Need You To (Tell Me I'm Pretty), retitled I Don't Need You To, as its first single. However, the single failed to gain interest and the album was ultimately shelved when Carnie regrouped with Wendy and Chynna as Wilson Phillips in 2004. Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba (b. ... Dont Need You To (Tell Me Im Pretty) was the 5th single to be lifted off of Gotta Tell You. ...

Reunited, the band released a third album, named California, which appeared on Sony Music's record label. The album featured cover songs primarily from the 1960s and 1970s, and specifically highlights the musical glory days of their parents' California-based musical groups: The Mamas & The Papas and the Beach Boys. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The Mamas & the Papas (credited as The Mamas and the Papas on the debut album cover) were a leading vocal group of the 1960s. ... The Beach Boys, originally the Beech Boys, a small team of four brothers from the south of Poland, emigrated to America in the early 1950s in search of a fortune to be made in the Arizonian logging industry. When it soon became evident they had been the victims of...

In 2006, she finally launched her solo career, with an album of lullabies created shortly after the birth of her daughter Lola. The album, entitled A Mother's Gift: Lullabies from the Heart contains several classic songs that are recreated in a dreamier tone.

She released her second solo effort in October 2007, a Christmas album entitled Christmas with Carnie, featuring a song written by her husband entitled Warm Lovin' Christmastime.

Television career

From 1995-1996, Carnie hosted her own short-lived syndicated television talk show Carnie!. The series was launched during the mid 1990's wave of popularity in "tabloid" talk shows, which followed the sudden successes of Ricki Lake and Jerry Springer. In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Freaks talk back by Joshua Gamson: scholarly text about tabloid talk shows. ... This article is about the person. ... This article is about Jerry Springer himself. ...

She later guest-starred on episodes of That 70s Show in 2001 and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch before joining the fourth season of the VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. That 70s Show logo That 70s Show is a Fox Network television sitcom centered around the lives of a group of teenagers living in the fictional suburb of Point Place, near Green Bay, Wisconsin, during the late 1970s. ... For the comic book series, see Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994) is an American cable television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently part of the MTV Networks division... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight for charity. ...

Wilson has also been a correspondent on Entertainment Tonight and in 2006 hosted a special on E! entitled 101 Celebrity Slimdowns. Entertainment Tonight is a daily television entertainment news show that is syndicated by CBS Paramount Domestic Television throughout the United States, Canada, on the Nine Network in Australia and on UBC Inside in Thailand. ... E!: Entertainment Television is an American cable television and direct broadcast satellite network. ...

It is rumored that the movie "Death of Carnie",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DZz4aT_zOI is loosely based on her life and battle with obesity.

Weight Problems

Wilson has had a lifelong problem with obesity and during her Wilson Phillips fame, she reached a lifetime weight peak of almost 300 lbs on her 5'3 frame. Her weight led her to be parodied on Saturday Night Live by Chris Farley and also publicly mocked by Howard Stern. In addition, she was frequently pushed to the background of most of Wilson Phillips' music videos behind the much slimmer Wendy and Chynna. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Christopher Crosby Farley (February 15, 1964 – December 18, 1997) was an American actor and comedian. ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ...

Dieting was ineffective; she would lose weight only to regain it later. Finally in August 1999, she famously underwent gastric bypass surgery, which she felt was a life-saving decision. The procedure was broadcast live on the internet. As a result, she went from a size 28 to a size 6 and lost 150 pounds. In 2003 she posed for Playboy to display her new body. Carnie later toured TV talk shows and hosted her own infomercial to publicize her satisfaction with the procedure. However, she eventually gained back some weight through her pregnancy, and ended up as a contestant on the fourth season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006. She lost 22 pounds over the course of the show. Gastric bypass procedures (GBP) are any of a group of similar operations used to treat morbid obesity—the severe accumulation of excess weight as fatty tissue—and the health problems (comorbidities) it causes. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Celebrity Fit Club is a reality television series which follows eight overweight celebrities as they try to lose weight for charity. ...

Personal life

  • Wilson married Rob Bonfiglio in 2000. In April 2005 they welcomed their first daughter, Lola Sofia Bonfiglio.
  • She has publicly acknowledged having a same-sex experience in her teens.[1]

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External links

  • Carnie Wilson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Carnie Wilson Official Web Site
  • Carnie Wilson struggling with her weight

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