General chatter - Speaking of Kirstie Alley -- How About This "Lemur" Vlog?




K8-EEE
09-18-2007, 11:22 PM
http://jennycraig.com/kirstie/videoblog/video_2.asp

Well this is just odd! IMO! Also odd is that they make a point of dating the Valerie vlogs whereas Kirstie's are undated.

I think when I reach my half way point, I'm gonna do one of these Kirstie-style vlogs, waist-up with animals running around in front of me, and shot on that BIZARRE diagonal angle so you have to turn your head sideways to watch.

I'll have to reach goal to pull off Val's cocktail dress shot!! But I sure would love to, she looks awesome.


shelby897
09-18-2007, 11:35 PM
That was just odd!!!

So -- everyone run out tomorrow and get a pet lemur!!??? How about I just take my black lab for a walk and call it a day? Maybe Jennie Craig could run a promotion -- one lemur with a full year contract?

Valarie looks amazing -- better than Kristie has looked yet!!

K8-EEE
09-18-2007, 11:45 PM
Can anybody watch that thing without tilting your head all the way to one side?? I was watching it with my kids and we were all three getting a whiplash!


Mummy_Tummy
09-19-2007, 03:52 AM
OKay, I thought the lemurs were really cute and all but did anyone notice the disclaimer "results not typical"? What exactly does that mean? That the typical person on Jenny Craig won't have trainers and chefs and stylists (not to mention lemurs) working with them? I'm not dissing Kirstie or her amazing loss at all but just wondering why she isn't considered typical?

Oh yeah and I didn't even realize til my daughter pointed it out that I was watching the vlog with my head tilted!

meowee
09-19-2007, 09:36 AM
I think that's a pretty standard disclaimer used by all 'diet aids' type of products.

aphil
09-19-2007, 10:31 AM
It is standard-they put that disclaimer on other weight loss print ads and commercials as well-because not everyone is obviously going to lose 30, 50, 80 pounds. Not because the plans don't work...but because people don't stick with them.

K8-EEE
09-19-2007, 10:45 AM
Unfortunately in Kirstie's case, they can take off the Results Not Typical disclaimer -- since like most people who diet, she's putting the weight back on.

http://www.tmz.com/2007/09/13/kirstie-alley-black-is-slimming/

What I would like to know is the back story behind this video. The JC exex must be in some kind of panic. Did they see the weight start coming back on and just get a bunch of of these inane "How I maintain my weight" vids in the can early last summer?

This "new" video looks old. Notice on Val's they have all the videos dated (ie, "August 2007.)

I really think JC has crossed the line into false advertising with this situation. At least with Monica Lewinski - they just cut her loose!

bargoo
09-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Aphil is right. I worked at Jenny Craig , you learn to use that phrase automatically. No two people lose weight exactly the same even tho they are on the same diet.There is no guarentee that if you will follow a certain diet that you will lose specified amount of weight.

phantastica
09-19-2007, 11:02 AM
I think Kirstie is beautiful at any weight, actually. She carries it well.

I know how I feel a bit of a fishbowl thing going on when I tell people about my weight loss plans, imagine how you'd feel if you had a huge audience watching. Yikes.

I guess it's foolish of any weight-loss program to "sponsor" someone to lose weight. What if they don't? There is no magic pill or cure, despite what JC says!

K8-EEE
09-19-2007, 12:19 PM
If the losing/maintaining weight in a fishbowl thing is to stressful for Kirstie then maybe she should get another gig. Isn't that what she's getting paid millions of dollars to do....diet in a fishbowl? :?:





I think Kirstie is beautiful at any weight, actually. She carries it well.

I know how I feel a bit of a fishbowl thing going on when I tell people about my weight loss plans, imagine how you'd feel if you had a huge audience watching. Yikes.

I guess it's foolish of any weight-loss program to "sponsor" someone to lose weight. What if they don't? There is no magic pill or cure, despite what JC says!

FrouFrou
09-20-2007, 03:55 PM
Kirstie Alley is such a liar...I just wish she would fess up with her "real" starting and ending weight.

mom2fivesweeties
09-20-2007, 04:33 PM
I thought the lemurs were awesome as I'm an avid animal lover. But......I have a sore neck now!! :rofl: What is that tilt thing all about???????

K8-EEE
09-20-2007, 04:53 PM
Next they'll have the camera upside down, shot through a glass bottom boat covered in vaseline, with a herd of wild boar in front of her and you'll have to stand on your head to watch it!

alinnell
09-20-2007, 05:04 PM
I think it was sideways because it was shot by the lemurs. Kristie actually looks better in it than she does on the commercials.

K8-EEE
09-20-2007, 05:39 PM
When was the last full body shot they did on her in any of the JC ads? 2006?

"People CONSTANTLY ask me how I maintain this weight..." Please. Hey Kirstie, hey JC execs, all we're askin' for is a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

I LOVE Val B's clothes on the home page -- that jeweled red top is to die! Really cute for holiday parties....love the navy blue cocktail dress too!

K8-EEE
09-20-2007, 05:57 PM
Well while we're rakin' the JC ads over the coals what about this "I did it ad" from Val B? She looks GREAT although I think the stylists made a rare error (I love all her clothes on the promo shots!) with the pink gown -- it looks too High School Prom and something about drape isn't flattering to her. Her hair is awesome!

The writers didn't do Kirstie any favors with this silly script - "I'm TELLING!" Yikes....it makes her look jealous!

If you missed it you can watch it here:

http://jennycraig.com/

nelie
09-20-2007, 06:49 PM
I think this thread makes me glad I don't watch commercials :)

What I say is go Kirstie, collect that money, go Valerie, collect that money. Kirstie has obviously struggled with her weight for many years and she has never been a skinny minny. Like any of us, I'm sure she hates the struggle and she would get criticized whether or not she was a JC spokes person so might as well get paid for it. Also, what is the old saying, any publicity is good publicity?

Obviously it is good publicity for JC or else they'd get rid of Kirstie. Consumers speak with dollars and obviously the website must be getting plenty of hits in which they can monitor how many people look at the Kirstie information vs how many people look at the Valerie information.

I imagine as long as Kirstie is good business for JC then they will keep her on.

GatorgalstuckinGA
09-20-2007, 06:54 PM
WOW nelie...you have lost an amazing amount of weight...good for you!

nelie
09-20-2007, 06:55 PM
Thanks... I just wish I could've got paid for it :)

alinnell
09-20-2007, 08:05 PM
Kirstie has obviously struggled with her weight for many years and she has never been a skinny minny.

Actually, she was much skinnier once upon a time. She appeared as a contestant on Match Game (am I dating myself here?)--what was that? in the 70's? Anyway, she was quite skinny then. Probably a starving artist!

nelie
09-20-2007, 10:03 PM
Oh I know she was much skinnier but I always remember her being chunkier than the average actress. Maybe my memory is just flaky? Even in the Star Trek movie from the early 80s and definitely from Cheers.

K8-EEE
09-20-2007, 10:06 PM
Well she fessed up to being on the then-popular Cocaine Diet in the 80's, which I dabbled in myself, luckily not to a catastrophic level, had some friends who got seriously messed up (although, thin) on that regime.....with the exception of meth that's probably the worst diet EVER!!

babenwaiting
09-21-2007, 10:56 PM
I feel bad for Kirstie, gaining her weight back, as it's happened to me several times ... :( BUT JC should not lie, and do deceptive advertising! Kirstie was successful at weight-loss for awhile, but she is not right now, and JC is lying. I do resent that! This video with the lemurs is ridiculous ... who thought of that??? :o

K8-EEE
09-22-2007, 02:01 AM
I used to work in an ad agency years ago and I'm just picturing the drama this situation is creating. Would SO love to be a fly on the wall in the meetings with the JC exex & ad agency suits.... HOLD ALL CALLS!

I'll bet they're freaking OUT! Did ya see the new Enquirer with Kirstie on the cover. Not in the marketing plan!

IMO they missed the boat. They should have held her to that 5 lb clause she claims she has in her contract. That way they could have quietly moved on to the next celeb (Val B) before Kirstie got really fat. They would have been off the hook.

Conversely, they could have had her asking Val B's help to get on the wagon -- almost every dieter has setbacks, that would have been a great commercial drama and maybe even brought ex-JCers back to the fold.

But the way they are working it, with her alternatively hiding and getting photographed being 200 lbs + while doing the "how I keep it off" thing....no, that's not a good way to deal with it!