Last time we caught up with E! News anchor Ashlan Gorse, she revealed her diet and exercise secrets. Next month, Gorse will candidly spill about what it takes to look like a celebrity on her new website Hollywood Smoke and Mirrors.
“When I was growing up, I looked up to women like Molly Sims and Cindy Crawford. I wish I knew at the time that stars like them and the Victoria’s Secret angels have mostly fake hair! I’ll admit it, I have extensions in right now,” Gorse says.
Since many celebrities are coy about what it really takes to appear red carpet-ready (“all I did to lose the baby weight was breast feed,” Gorse says, giggling while mocking the average new Hollywood mom), she will offer insider tips on healthy ways to get the looks you see on TV. The first post will show Gorse walking in to the E! studios before 6 a.m. sans-makeup, in contrast to her TV-time face.
“So often, outfits are taped, pinned or clamped on—things you can’t tell from the front! Through my site, with the help of my hair and makeup team, you’ll learn positive ways to do it yourself. And I can’t wait to share how my stylists and I deal with chubby days,” Gorse says. (Hint: Seek out empire waists and belts and play up your legs!)
Hollywood Smoke and Mirrors is a welcome change for Gorse, who told us during a visit to the FITNESS offices yesterday that she occasionally tires of the topics in celebrity news. “It drives me crazy when the industry talks about how fabulous these women look in their bikinis when you just want to feed them a sandwich,” Gorse says. “Luckily, I think ‘skinny’ is celebrated less than ‘healthy’ now that women like Sofia Vergara and Christina Hendricks are on the scene.”
Awards season is in full swing and we can’t help but wonder how these celebs manage to look so good. And what’s a girl without access to expensive Hollywood trainers and stylists to do? We caught up with actress, model and former wrestler Stacy Keibler (who looked stunning on the arm of boyfriend George Clooney at last week’s Golden Globes!) to learn about the new game she uses at home to keep her svelte figure looking fabulous for the red carpet.
First of all, you look great! How often do you workout each week?
I always try to fit in some type of activity every day, but just like everyone else’s schedules, some days are busier than others. I’m a big believer in being active no matter what, so even if I only have a few minutes to squeeze some moves in, it’s better than nothing.
What are your go-to moves for those busy days?
I love lunges, especially because you don’t need any equipment to do them. So no matter where you are, you have those to fall back on.
What about when you have some time, but just can’t get to the gym?
Home workouts are just as effective as ones done in the gym. It’s all about how much effort you put into it. That’s why I love Ubisoft’s new game, Your Shape Fitness Evolved. I can design the workout exactly the way I want to, but it still guides me to make sure I’m getting a really great workout.
How exactly does it guide you?
Once you turn it on, a hologram of yourself appears on the TV and it matches all of your movements. As you work out, you can watch that hologram with a trainer next to you, and if your moves aren’t being done correctly, the trainer will tell you how to fix it.