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Ricki Lake

Birth name Ricki Pamela Lake
Born September 21, 1968 (1968-09-21) (age 39)
Flag of the United States Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S.

Ricki Pamela Lake (born September 21, 1968) is an American actress and tabloid talk show host, perhaps best known for her long-running Ricki Lake talk show and starring in the original version of the film Hairspray. Ricki Lake was a daytime talk show hosted by U.S. actress Ricki Lake. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 298 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (1452 × 2915 pixel, file size: 2. ... is the 264th day of the year (265th 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. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Hastings-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... This article is about the 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... is the 264th day of the year (265th 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. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Freaks talk back by Joshua Gamson: scholarly text about tabloid talk shows. ... Ricki Lake was a daytime talk show hosted by U.S. actress Ricki Lake. ... This article is about the 1988 film. ...

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Biography

Early life

Lake was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York to Jill, a homemaker, and Barry Lake, a pharmacist.[1] She attended Ithaca College and the Professional Children's School.[2]. She also attended Farragut Middle School in Hastings-on-Hudson, and her sixth-grade grade math teacher, Rosemary Reihman, was featured on her talk show. Hastings-on-Hudson is a village in Westchester County, New York, United States. ... The mortar and pestle is an international symbol of pharmacists and pharmacies. ... Ithaca College is a private institution of higher education located on the South Hill of Ithaca, New York. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Early career

Lake first appeared to audiences when she played the hefty Tracy Turnblad, the main character of the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. She also had a cameo role in the film Working Girl. It's in the formal wedding party scene when star, Harrison Ford, asks her for the bridesmaid's nickname. She responds with her only line in the movie, just one word, "Bitsy". Her role as the overweight Red Cross recreation worker "Holly the Donut Dolly" in the television series China Beach gave her additional visibility, and she was eventually chosen to host her eponymous talk show. At the same time, she publicly began a weight loss regimen, ultimately losing around 125 pounds (57 kg). Hairspray may refer to: Hair spray, a personal product used for grooming Hairspray (1988 film), a 1988 film by John Waters. ... John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, personality, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. ... This article is about the 1988 film. ... Working Girl is an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture and an Academy Award winner for Best Song (Let the River Run by Carly Simon), which tells the story of a Staten Island-raised secretary, Tess McGill, working in the mergers and acquisitions department of a Wall Street investment bank. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... China Beach was the name of an American dramatic television series, and it is the name of at least two beaches in the world: one in Vietnam and the other in San Francisco, California. ... Weight loss, in the context of medicine or health or physical fitness, is a reduction of the total body weight, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon and other connective tissue. ...


Talk show

Ricki Lake debuted on September 13, 1993. A typical show might present several lower middle class women, each claiming to be "all that" (the show's catchphrase for someone with high fashion and personal appeal) with others debating the assertion. Other shows would present someone in an obviously bad relationship and have Lake recommend, "Dump that zero and get yourself a hero!" Once Lake became a mother, feel-good mother-and-child shows became common. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...


Lake's talk show has often been the butt of satire. It was repeatedly parodied during the 1990s on Saturday Night Live, with male cast member Jay Mohr impersonating Lake in drag. In addition, it was mentioned in the chorus of the hit 1998 song "Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)" by The Offspring: "So if you don't rate, just overcompensate, at least you'll know you can always go on Ricki Lake." 1867 edition of Punch, a ground-breaking British magazine of popular humour, including a good deal of satire of the contemporary social and political scene. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the American television series. ... Jay Mohr Jay Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is a Caucasian American actor and stand-up comedian. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternate covers Alternate CD single cover Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) is a single, released by The Offspring, from their 1998 album Americana. ... For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ...


In 2000, Lake told Rosie O'Donnell in an interview that she had signed on for four additional years. Although Sony Pictures Television had many stations contracted through the 2004-2005 season, Lake decided to end the show in August 2004, citing (among other things) a desire to spend time with her family. She moved from Los Angeles to New York to tape the 11th season of the show, then returned to California when taping was complete. Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... SPT logo Sony Pictures Television, Inc. ... August 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: August 2004 in sports Deaths in August 2004 • 30 Fred Whipple • 26 Laura Branigan • 24 Elisabeth Kübler-Ross • 18 Elmer Bernstein • 15 Amarsinh Chaudhary • 14 CzesÅ‚aw MiÅ‚osz • 13 Julia Child • 8...


Other roles

Lake was in talks to star in an untitled CBS comedy, but no further episodes were commissioned after the filming of the pilot. Most recently, she has appeared in a recurring role on CBS's long-running sitcom The King of Queens, playing Doug Heffernan's sister, Stephanie. This article is about the broadcast network. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... The King of Queens is an Emmy nominated, American comedy series that ran for nine seasons, from 1998 until 2007. ... Douglas Steven Doug Heffernan (born February 9, 1965 in Montreal) is a fictional character in the American situation comedy The King of Queens. ...


She has also appeared in the films Cabin Boy, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Cookie, Mrs. Winterbourne, and Inside Monkey Zetterland, and she often appears in small roles in John Waters films, such as Cecil B. Demented, Cry-Baby, and Serial Mom. She also starred in the TV movie Baby Cakes. Cabin Boy is a bizarre fantasy film released in 1994 and produced by Tim Burton which starred comedian Chris Elliott. ... Cover of the 1988 Grove Press reissue of Last Exit to Brooklyn Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1964 novel by American author Hubert Selby Jr. ... Cookie is a 1989 comedy film starring Peter Falk, Dianne Wiest and Emily Lloyd. ... Mrs. ... Movie poster Inside Monkey Zetterland is a 1992 film penned by former child actor Steve Antin. ... John Waters (born April 22, 1946) is an American filmmaker, writer, personality, visual artist and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. ... Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 cult film directed by John Waters. ... Cry Baby is a 1990 movie written and directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Ricky Lake. ... Serial Mom is a 1994 film directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character and Sam Waterston as her husband. ... A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... Babycakes was the the only hit single for garage trio 3 Of A Kind. ...


Currently

According to Broadcasting & Cable magazine Lake was crafting a talk-show comeback, which would have been somewhat similar to The Ricki Lake Show, but more mature. Rumors suggested the new show might have launched as early as September 2006. However, there have been no more developments released publicly on any sort of deal, and Lake wasn't at NATPE 2006, where most new shows are pitched. An associate producer from The Ricki Lake Show stated that Sony Pictures Television/Columbia TriStar, the company that syndicated her previous show, was not involved. Sources say other companies, including TelePictures, which syndicated Jenny Jones' show, were in play. Lake was the host of CBS' Gameshow Marathon, which re-created classic game shows with celebrity contestants. The series premiered on May 31, 2006 and ran through the end of June. She also inked a development deal with Gameshow Marathon production company FremantleMedia for other ventures, including creating and producing future programs and projects. Because of her work on Gameshow Marathon, Lake holds the record for hosting the most game shows, with seven. Ricki Lake is a daytime talk show hosted by U.S. actress Ricki Lake. ... September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... NATPE logo NATPE, the National Association of Television Progam Executives, is an organization dedicated to providing information, marketing and meeting opportunities in television programming. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A then-unknown Jenny Jones on Press Your Luck. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... Gameshow Marathon is an American television program, based on the UKs television program of the same name. ... Quiz show redirects here. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FremantleMedia (formerly All-American Television and Pearson Television) is a division of RTL Group which holds the rights to the Goodson/Todman game show library which includes such classic game shows as The Price is Right, Match Game, Ive Got a Secret, and Family Feud, as well as non...


On March 16, 2007, several sources reported that Lake was supposed to a star in a comedy produced by Warner Bros. Television for ABC titled "The Middle," which was set to begin in 2007. The show centered on an extended lower-middle-class family in the Midwest; Lake would've played the central character and the narrator of the show, a harried but game mom. Also cast in the pilot is Brenna O'Brien as the family's middle child. ABC had green-lighted the pilot for the fall 2007-2008 TV season, only to pass on the project at first,[3] but at the last minute changed its mind in July 2007 and might go forward as a possible midseason replacement.[4] is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Warner Bros. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Brenna OBrien (born March 9, 1991) is a Canadian actress. ...


Ricki made a cameo appearance in 2007 movie musical Hairspray as a Willam Morris talent agent and teamed up with star Nikki Blonsky (who plays Tracy in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical) and Marissa Jaret Winokur (who played Tracy in the Broadway musical version that inspired the films adaptation of the musical) to record "Mama I'm A Big Girl Now" for the soundtrack, which is played at the film's end credits. She will reunite with original "Hairspray" co-star Deborah Harry for the upcoming film "Grammercy Park Hotel", set for a 2008 release. For the 1988 film, see Hairspray (1988 film). ... Nikki Blonsky (born November 9, 1988) is an American actress and singer. ... Marissa Jaret Winokur in Stacked Marissa Jaret Winokur, born February 2, 1973 in New York, is a American actress best known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical, Hairspray. ... Debbie Harry on the cover of her collection Most of All: Best Of Deborah Harry (born July 1, 1945) is a Miami-born American rock and roll musician who originally gained fame as the frontwoman for New Wave band Blondie, which originated in the late 1970s and achieved commercial success...


In March 2007, at the World Poker Tournament, when asked, "What's happening currently?", Lake said, "Now I have a documentary I have been working on for 3 (years) that's coming out in a couple months." "It's about the politics of birth, it's called "The Business of Being Born", and it's my first executive producing gig." "It's been my passion for a long time since I had my children. In some ways I feel like it's the best thing I've ever done".[5] The Business of Being Born her documentary about home birth and midwifery, promises "shocking facts regarding the historical and current practices of the child birthing industry" is due for limited release January 18, 2008[6]. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and Red Envelope released the film in New York, L.A. and San Francisco in October [7] and it also screened in Australia[8]. The Business of Being Born, includes footage and details of her own "life changing" home birthing experience and follows a midwife going about her work. Tribeca called it "The Inconvenient Truth of Childbirth"[9] Ricki, describing it as her lifes work for the last 3 years, hopes the film educates and empowers people to really know their choices in childbirth. [10] March 2007 is the third month of the year. ... Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal 2005 The TriBeCa Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro in a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the consequent loss of vitality in the TriBeCa neighborhood in Manhattan. ...


In early 2007, Ricki pursued an intense "new routine" resulting in 24 pounds of weight loss, taking her to 120 pounds, down from a high of 260 pounds.[11]



Also in October 2007, Lake will appear in a Lifetime original movie with Holly Robinson Peete titled "Matters with Life And Dating". Holly Robinson (born September 18, 1964 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/95/Ricki-Lake.html
  2. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800073972/bio
  3. ^ http://www.movieweb.com/tv/news/10/18410.php
  4. ^ http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-abcextendscomedyoptions,0,1345687.story?coll=zap-tv-headlines
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRNLTyA5KYY YouTube
  6. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1809861551/details
  7. ^ http://www.movieweb.com/news/70/22370.php
  8. ^ http://www.rickilakedoco.net
  9. ^ http://www.rickilakedoco.net
  10. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ricki-lake/ricki-lake-on-the-bus_b_46002.html
  11. ^ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18494736/

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Ricki Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (945 words)
Lake was in talks to star in an untitled CBS comedy, but no further episodes were commissioned after the filming of the pilot.
Lake married Rob Sussman on 26 March 1994; she said in a television interview that their attraction had been immediate: "Within an hour and a half of first meeting, we were tearing each other's clothes off." Nonetheless, she filed for separation from Sussman in August 2003.
Lake won the first legal round when the judge ruled that the prenuptial agreement signed by the two was valid.
Ricki Lake - Uncyclopedia (285 words)
Ricki Lake (1968-2001) was born Ricki Uwilingiyimana in the small town of Muhlonga, South Africa.
Ricki got her start as an actress by playing the voice of KITT the talking car in the long running action-adventure series Knight Rider 2000.
Ricki died in a tragic kitten huffing accident in the fall of 2001.
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