Did a Rachael Ray Show Trainer Make Overweight Teen Run Like Forrest Gump?

Losing weight is rarely easy, but on TV shows like The Biggest Loser, it is even more intense. However, what responsibility do TV or talk shows have to their competitors/guests when they agree to put their weight loss struggles on air?

According to TMZ, the Rachael Ray Show could be facing a lawsuit over just such an issue.
Christina Pagliarolo -- who weighed in at 260 lbs -- agreed to be part of a segment on overweight teens.  She claims in her lawsuit ... the trainer made her run like Forrest Gump, yelled and screamed at her, and made her hike in the mountains.

Worst of all, she says the trainer put her on a StairMaster and kept cranking up the speed until she fell off the machine ... and then he yelled at her for falling.


OWN Acquires Rachael Ray and Nate Berkus Cable Rights

Oprah is looking within her TV family of talent to help boost OWN’s ratings. According to The Hollywood Reporter, OWN  has purchased the exclusive cable rights to Rachael Ray and The Nate Berkus Show.
“Rachael and Nate are a natural fit for OWN’s expanding daytime programming lineup,” said OWN president Erik Logan of the four-hour block. “It will be great to have Rachael’s energy and Nate’s upbeat presence on our air.”

Rachael Ray Weighs in on Katie Couric, Ricki Lake and The Chew

Is Rachael Ray worried about competition from Katie Couric and Ricki Lake’s new talk shows next fall or ABC’s The Chew this season? When asked about the topics by Zap2it, Ray responded:
"I'm a huge Katie fan, and I think she's going to kill it. And I love Ricki. There's going to be a lot of great television to watch. I think those are probably both afternoon-type shows, and the afternoon hasn't settled in yet. There isn't another 'Oprah,' and there never will be, but there isn't a lot of smart talk going on in the afternoon."

Find out what Ray had to say about The Chew after the jump.

DC #631: DAYS’ Alison Sweeney Visits The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick

Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney dropped by the Sirius OutQ studio and went on the mic with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on July 20.  During the visit, they cover everything from Johnny having his eye plucked out on DAYS to The Biggest Loser and Sweeney’s teaming up with Crest Oral B.

They also chat about about the return of Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark, as Austin and Carrie, to Salem. How will Sami react to their return? Flick also wants to know what it's like to work opposite James Scott.

Find out how you might win up to $25,000 and a chance to be a guest on the Rachael Ray Show at LifeOpensUpProject.com. The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick generously shared the laugh inducing interview with Daytime Confidential listeners!

Rachael Ray Finds it “Exciting” The Chew is Joining ABC Lineup

The cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Live doesn’t appear to have phased Rachael Ray much. Zap2it caught up with the syndicated talk show host and asked her about the new shows replacing the legendary serials. Her response,

"I think it's exciting," Ray tells Zap2it on Friday (April 15) at the site of her annual cooking show that benefits the Alumni Association of her alma mater, Lake George (N.Y.) Jr.-Sr. High School. "My good friend Mario Batali and Michael Symon are going to be part of 'The Chew,' and I'm thrilled to see them join the roster."


Lisa Rinna and Aiden Turner Head to The Rachael Ray Show on Friday

Soaps.com is reporting Days of Our Lives and Melrose Place alum Lisa Rinna  and former All My Children Aiden Turner  are slated to appear on The Rachael Ray Show. Rinna will be accompanied by husband Harry Hamlin to discuss their new reality series, Harry Loves Lisa. Turner will dish about his stint on Dancing With The Stars last year. Rinna and Turner's episode on The Rachael Ray show airs this Friday.Harry Loves Lisa debuts tonight, check your local listings.

Lisa Rinna photo by PR Photos.