Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow & Ryan Seacrest team up to tell women they’re fat

There were some new photos of Tracy Anderson this morning when I was looking through our photo agencies, and I offered the pics to CB. CB wasn’t interested (she really dislikes Tracy) and she sent me this lead explaining why Tracy was at this particular event. The event was the AOL Digital Content NewFront, which I guess is like an “upfront” for digital content. Yes, Tracy has a new digital series. And she’s teamed up with her BFF Gwyneth Paltrow AND Ryan Seacrest, because how could that ever go wrong?

Gwyneth Paltrow is teaming up with Ryan Seacrest for a new online series. The Iron Man 3 actress – who recently launched her second healthy cookbook It’s All Good – is fronting a 10-episode show called Second Chances on the AOL On Network, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, alongside her fitness guru pal Tracy Anderson, during which they will share stories of numerous women who have faced and overcome a variety of obstacles in their lives.

AOL announced they signed a deal to premiere the series and issued a statement saying: “Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who’ve overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.”

“We’ll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.”

American Idol host Ryan, 38, who already produces a number of reality shows including Keeping Up With The Kardashians told that he is excited to focus on digital shows.

He said: “It’s a new focus for us, in the context of this company.”

[From Ahlan Live]

“We’ll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.” Yeah. I knew it was going to be something like that. They got my hopes up with the “women who have faced and overcome a variety of obstacles in their lives” description, like the adversities these women faced were going to be something other than “being fat” or “not working out enough”. I’m not saying that the women profiled in the series won’t have legit ailments or troubles or adversities. I’m just saying that the only stories Gwyneth and Tracy will be attracted to will be about “being fat” or “not working out enough”. I’m sure Tracy and Gwyneth will tell these women to their faces that they’re terribly disappointed that they are so fat and they have “disaster bodies”.

Here are those photos of Tracy at yesterday’s AOL 2013 Digital Content NewFront.

Photos courtesy of WENN and Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Tania says:

    Wow, what a loving embrace of her child. She’s holding him as if he were a yoga mat.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:


    • mkyarwood says:

      Babies kinda like to be held that way, but if you’re going for a walk, strap ’em on.

    • Elizabeth says:

      She’s obviously angry at that baby for gaining an ounce. Look at those chubby cheeks!

    • Toot says:

      Probably was more worried about her dress.

    • Birdix says:

      looks like she’s about to give the baby the Heimlich! cute baby though

    • Seagulls says:

      I don’t know… I have a moose baby and sometimes, after carrying him for awhile, that’s about the only way I can carry him. But I agree, it does look like she wants him gone now.

    • WickedSteppMom says:

      She looks like she’s using him as a human shield. Either that, or she’s saying “You’re overfeeding him & not working him out enough, so I’m taking him away.”

  2. Aud says:

    These 0.001 bodyfat percentage bobble-head women have to have rocks in their head if they think they are attractive.

    • Birdix says:

      with so little body fat, how is she so chesty?

    • Me Three says:

      Thank you for saying that Aud! She looks so out of balanced as so many in Hollywood do and she needs to fire her stylist and her make up artists. God that blush…

      I love all these skinny girls with rosy and big cheeks and big boobs. Huh…wonder how that’s possible when you have virtually no body fat?

  3. Minnie says:

    Not impressed at all with tracy’s body. Nothing special. Short and boxy.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      agreed, but as my lil sister who has the same body type, it is the best short and boxy she could be. The weird look on her face is most disturbing.

  4. Happymom says:

    How would anyone look at that woman and feel inspired to listen to her advice?

  5. Camille says:

    She has no neck.

    • Boodiba says:

      That’s the first thing I see whenever I look at pictures of her!

      Plastic surgeons cannot give you a neck…

    • Coco says:

      I don’t know…her neck be decent but with that giant mandible overhanging it we’ll never know.

  6. mkyarwood says:

    She’s like Gwyneth’s IRL Mini Me.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I would rather be a little chubby than look like Tracy. Sure she has thin thighs but her face looks horrible – thank goodness she covered her disgusting implants with that black dress. Since Gwyneth is always telling people what to do why not tell Tracy to stop with all the fillers and bad plastic surgery. And why does it look like she hates carrying her own baby – maybe she thinks he’s too fat?

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Is this a real person?

    Looks like an evil mannequin.

    • Liv says:

      Why is she the one to present them? Bad choice. I surely don’t want to look like her!

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – it looks like she maybe once was normal and maybe a little cute, but between starvation and bad surgery now looks like a Muppet reject.

  9. DeltaJuliet says:

    Such an unattractive woman and such an adorable baby.

  10. Reece says:

    Of those three I’d only (half) listen to Seacrest because he’s the only that actually lost a lot of weight and went through it. The other two need to STFD!

  11. k says:

    Seriously what is going on with Gwyneth’s eyes? I think she and Cammie treated themselves to 40th b’day refreshers.

  12. doofus says:

    That’s a MAN, baby!

    and UGH! the nude-shoes-with-black-dress AGAIN! NO NO NO NO NO NO!!!

  13. Beep says:

    Put down the blusher, Tracy.

  14. liza_jane says:

    the only thing i think of when i see tracy anderson is “BABY FISH MOUTH”

    cute kid though. too bad for him.

    • Agnes says:

      Wow, that’s an old school reference! Love it!

    • RN says:

      It took me a minute. I had to sort through the detritus in my brain to come up with it, and when I finally remembered, I burst out laughing. Well played!

  15. DanaG says:

    Those two women are going to “help” others? I see a lot of Goop advice and Tracy working them hard no matter what. Neither of these two are really in the position to understand or show any empathy to any sort of “normal” woman. Ryan at least knows the pain and work needed and support needed to lose weight. Tracy needs to cut out what ever she is doing unless part of the show is plastic surgery clearly she can’t handle being a natural women so how good are her workouts. You can be too skinny. That poor baby wonder if he is on a diet already?

  16. LadyMTL says:

    Honestly, one day I would just loooove for Gwyneth or Tracy to gain a f*ck-ton of weight just so they know how awful their message is.

    I’ll use myself as an example…I gained 15 lbs last year (and I’m in no way fat at 5ft7 135lbs) but I now have jello thighs and I hate them. I try to work out and eat right and then I see these two rich, entitled biotches and want to slap their teeth out of their heads. Give me a ton of cash and free time and yeah, I can work out 6 days a week and be Goop approved.

    And now I need a cookie. 😛

  17. Jennykins says:

    Is it ironic that this post touches on the fact that body image isn’t the be all and end of of a woman’s existence, but most comments seem to be on Tracy’s body? I’m here to snark with the best of them, but I’d rather pick on her inability to blend blush or her weird baby handling. Is there a line? Or do we get to boy snark because she’s put herself out there as a fitness person? I’m serious here, I don’t know 🙁

    • eo says:

      “inability to blend blush”

      first thing I noticed… weirdly placed orange dots that clash with the lipstick color. and she lectures people about their exterior?

  18. Sam says:

    I actually read this whole interview that Goop did with TA, and it made me wanna scream:

    Some gems:

    ” While running and cycling may burn calories, they do not design feminine muscles or get rid of an imbalance that may masquerade as a “problem area”.”

    While bulkier muscle looks OK on women in their 20s and 30s, it doesn’t age well. The sooner you build a long, lean, and feminine arm, the more sustainable the results will be—and with no sacrifice in strength.”

    What the I don’t even. No legitimate trainer would tell women to avoid strenght and muscle-building exercises out of a fear of getting too “bulky.” ESPECIALLY older women who are at more risk of losing muslce tone as they as. If you’re “bulky” with muscles, that is good! It means you’re working and your body is strong and fit. TA peddles the same old stuff – that the only acceptable shape on a woman is thin. Even if you’re weak, you’re thin, so you’re doing it right! I’m a cyclist, I’m a rock climber and black belt, and I am “bulky” and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    If you’re gonna do a fitness show, at least get a trainer who actually supports the fundamentals of human anatomy and fitness. Not a person who just sells skinny.

    • Agnes says:

      Yeah, you’re spot on. It’s not about being strong, healthy, athletic, and not about feeling good. It’s all about chasing an unattainable ideal of thinness and femininity. And it’s unattainable because the goal posts are always moving.

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        My head just exploded with rage, so I’m glad you ladies all made such coherent and sane responses to this crock o’ …

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Gah! Why did I read that? So rage-inducing.

      Here’s the thing, Gwynnie, some of us bike and run because we actually ENJOY doing it and it has nothing to do with attaining what YOU perceive to be the physical ideal.

      I don’t GAF how running makes my body LOOK, I love how it makes me FEEL and that’s why I do it.

      • berry says:

        +1 On everything you said, I don’t think Goop ever does anything just for the fun or enjoyment of it.

      • AmyLynne says:

        Amen! It’s natural therapy- running and biking and hiking. You know what is the opposite of natural therapy? Fixating on every calorie you eat and putting all your worth into how thin you are. Yuck! No thanks. I’ll take my muscles and my happiness. These women are disgusting.

      • Sam says:

        My sensei actually told me once, “Once you stop caring about what your body looks like and start caring about what it can actually do, you’ll finally be free.” And that’s true. Once you care about what you can do, you’re more likely to feed your body right, take care of it, etc. I wonder what Goopy and TA’s other clients can actually do.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Exactly, Sam. Some people are so obsessed with the aesthetic component that they completely forget what our bodies can actually DO.

    • Lisa says:

      What a dumb Dora. She doesn’t know that you have to actually TRY to bulk up, or that just exercising without cleaning up your diet can make you look bulky?

      • Sam says:

        What gets me is that she isn’t even referring to female bodybuilders (who vest a ton of time and energy into getting those bodies). She’s talking about the natural muscle development that comes from running or cycling with resistance. Those women aren’t muscle-bound like the bodybuilders are. They just carry a little extra mass in their legs, and maybe their butts and hips. The idea that great, beneficial exercises should be avoided because they might add a slight amount of “bulk” to you is so absurd, she ought to be laughed out of the public eye. But sadly, lots of people see her as an expert.

    • Emily says:

      My entire family is “bulky”. We all have broad shoulders and strong arms. I haven’t been able to work out in over 2 years (disability), and I still have muscular upper arms. What, I’m supposed to get surgery to… I dunno, reduce my musculature?! Shrink my shoulders — is that even possible? Also, strength-building exercises are great for helping avoid osteoperosis.

      Anderson is a known fraud, and yet self-hating, vain, rich women like Paltrow lap her bs up because she tells them what they want to hear. Forget that you wear clothing that costs tens of thousands of dollars while children starve and people go without healthcare and women are raped and the world burns. You don’t have to change your lifestyle, you don’t have to do any good in the world; so long as you’re skinny, you’re a good person. Your marriage is crap and you can’t control everything in your life, but you can (supposedly) control your body shape. No need to think or feel deeply about anything. Everything’s fine so long as you’re getting thinner.

    • RN says:

      I’m going to go do my squats and swing my 16 kg kettlebell around just to piss them off.

    • Dagny says:

      @Sam – I read her interview too and had the same gag reflex response as you. I am a full-time athlete and work with top level trainers. Her program is simply laughable.

      As anyone ages, muscle mass is lost. The weight room is the fountain of youth, if you are performing functional and correct exercises. I’m not sure why she thinks waving around light dumbbells will make you less prone to injury than kettlebells and other lifts- it actually looks like something that could cause greater injury to ligaments and tendons in joints.

      It is also simply not true that specializing in a sport like running or cycling will make you “fat.” It will build muscles specific to that sport, which the athlete has gained through hard work and should feel proud of! In most sports, cross training in the weight room is a necessity to create balance. Additionally, most women simply don’t have the genetics to build big muscles, and adding weight training to an average cardio based fitness program will build muscle tone but not a lot of bulk. It actually may slim you down because building muscle strength and mass helps your body burn fat more efficiently.

      If you search for pictures of women athletes from the 2012 Olympics, you will see vastly different female shapes and sizes at their fittest. There are 6’5″ women and 4’8″, muscular women and skinny, and women who carry both fat and muscle for their sport. Being beautiful and fit isn’t about having “feminine muscles.” Fit women come in every shape and size. The things these women can do are simply incredible, and they are all beautiful in their own right.

      Tracy’s pathetic business can only be successful with women who have little athletic experience and have very poor body image. She’s selling and perpetuating the idea that women have to have a certain body type to be beautiful, and if she were a better person she’d be ashamed of herself. She is leagues away from helping real women be fit, confident, and loving their bodies and what they can achieve.

  19. oilfox says:

    I am surprised that Tracy can hold up that gigantic head complete with nutcracker jaw. I would never aspire to be a disproportionate waif. But thanks for thinking I should, Goopy and Tracy!

    Also, great use of baby as prop. Well done.

  20. anna says:

    I’d rather be fat than have terrible work done and have an even worse personality, Tracy. And Gwyneth should worry about not wearing dresses that look like they were designed for a porn film and constructed by a third grader. But what do I know, I’m just a peasant.

  21. Bodhi says:

    I feel terrible for TA’s kids. They are going to have massive issues with body image & food

    • Annette says:

      Unless they are natually super skinny, in which case it will be the best thing that coulda happened to them.

  22. junegorilla says:

    Does this show include a bulimia tutorial?

  23. lucy2 says:

    A series about women overcoming real hardships would be interesting. But you know this will turn into the video equivalent of Goop – overpriced solutions, all focus on surface and stupid trends, no common sense.

    It seems like all Goop does is dole out advice, which leads me to say…WHO ASKED HER???

  24. Annette says:

    Her body is good…but she has zero neck and a man face, and she would still have those at any weight or bodyfat%.

  25. chops116 says:

    I think what the post is saying is that diet and exercise is the be all and end all of these women’s existence….and rather than focus on inspirational issues such as recovery from injury the poster feels the show will focus instead on weight loss

    • Joy says:

      I feel like we’re going to see TA chastising women for letting a little thing like cancer make them let themselves go.

  26. truthful says:

    it must be about money cause Seacrust would not be involved..

    what a bunch of hogwash, Tracy’s face is like wonky tight cement.

    these heifers would never brow beat me for all to see.

    I do not want to be thin, there is nothing wrong with it, but its not my body type–I’m busty and embracing it, if I lose too much, I look sickly, because I have big eyes.

    have at it Goop and Sloop!

  27. videli says:

    I LOVE the title of this post. It’s so sadly spot on.

    Gwyneth is heading towards having her own reality TV show. Especially if she divorces Martin.

  28. truthful says:


  29. skilo says:

    “Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow & Ryan Seacrest team up to tell women they’re fat”
    Three people who I don’t give a sh*t about have stuff to say Yippee!

  30. nuzzybear says:

    She looks like Minnie Driver decided to get a bleach and a blow-out.

  31. Nanea says:

    Tracy Anderson, Gwyneth Paltrow & Ryan Seacrest team up to tell women they’re fat

    Seacrest is a woman too? I had no idea.

    Oh, and I’d rather listen to someone with expertise, e.g. a doc, a nutritionist, anyone with a real degree if I were ever to need help, not some self-appointed quack.

  32. Jayna says:

    I can’t believe Gwyneth pays someone money to have her hair always look like that. Ms. Most Beautiful Woman in the World and Ms. Stylish has the worst hairstyle, always fried, flat, straggly, and just parted in the middle and behind her ears.

  33. Emily says:

    How has everyone forgotten that Tracy Anderson is a known fraud? And diet advice from someone who starved herself into a vitamin deficiency, osteoperosis, and anemia: yeah, that sounds about right for Hollywood and its invented “obesity crisis”.

    And of course supposedly all that matters if you’re a woman is being thin enough — no matter your natural body shape, no matter how healthy you are, looking like a rail on stilts is the one thing all women must do. Well, it’s all that matters to Goop, and it’s what made the fraud Tracy Anderson her money, so.

  34. erika says:

    2 ideas….

    ‘how to fight orange skin’


    ‘how to know when the public has had enough of you and SHUTUP!’

  35. I want mytrainer to be attractive, not an orange troll real housewife

  36. HotPockets says:

    Wow, I am in love with Tracy Anderson’s orange blush..

  37. kristen says:

    I think I’m about done with Gwyneth stories. I understand she’s in heavy rotation right now because she’s promoting Iron Man 3, but man. I’m on GOOP overload. Next?

    • RN says:

      Every day it’s Goop and Kim, Kim and Goop. Lather, rinse and repeat. I’ve started taking breaks because that movie can’t be shown quickly enough and that baby can’t be born fast enough for me.

      • kristen says:

        Testify! (Also, sick of hearing/reading “THIS!”. I’m waging a one-woman [so far] campaign to end it.)

  38. some bitch says:

    These women are exhausting, pretentious, have no connection to the real world and would look like 10 different kinds of hell without the designer clothes and (poorly done) makeup.

    I’d rather gradually lose the extra weight I’m carrying, enjoy food and be satisfied with what I see in the mirror and not a number on the scale.

  39. Assistantrachel says:

    Damn that bitch us scary looking…

  40. Chris says:

    Why would any woman take diet and exercise advice from a woman who looks like that? She’s hideous, and to top it off doesn’t look healthy at all. Not to mention, the fake boobs and obvious botox. Yep, a real role model for healthy living, that one.

  41. KellyinSeattle says:

    They’re like the blind leading the blind….I’m really tired of flat-ironed hair and spray tans.

  42. hannah says:

    I would really like to ask Gwyneth and Tracy whether, in their heart of hearts, they believe that an overweight person has anything to offer or to learn from, because at the end of the day I really think they look at fat people and think: “I couldn’t possibly learn anything from you”, “you couldn’t possibly have anything to offer me as a human being or as a friend”.

  43. kim says:

    Would not be surprised if this …whoever she is …chic single white femaled kelly ripa.

    First time I’ve seen this chick and that’s all I can think of…

    Plz get kelly some extra security bc crazy is teaming up with psycho goopster

  44. Tara says:

    wow, this woman needs to fire her plastic surgeon.

  45. Noodle says:

    Four women are sitting on a couch with Gwynny and Tracy.

    Gwynny: “Tell us about what you had to overcome.”

    Woman 1: “My husband died the day I gave birth to triplets.”

    Woman 2: “I had brain cancer.”

    Woman 3: “I was sold into slavery as a child, but managed to escape.”

    Woman 4: “I had cankles.”

    • Neva says:

      I know I shouldn’t laugh about this, but I did… (Also, I’m so over the term ‘cankles’. When people invent terms to describe not-perfectly-slender ankles, something is wrong. What’s next, fat ears?)

  46. Happy21 says:

    And they are the reason that women over 35 seem to want to have bodies like 12 year old boys!

    I understand some women are naturally thin or they are athletic or whatever but I am seeing more and more women whose kids aren’t babies anymore who are now taking their bodies and lives back, who obsess over the food they eat and how much they work out and I can tell you that looking like a 12 year old boy does not look good if you are a woman. I think GOOP has a hideous body. No hips, no tits, no waist. No thank you. I will take my big boobed, thick waisted body anyday.

    And the unfortunate thing is to people like these twits it’s all about the skinny not about the health!

    RAWR!! I’m so done with Gwyn. I’m adding her to the list of people I won’t post about anymore.

    • Noodle says:

      I am 33 and I live in a suburb. I had my kids young, so most of the people I know are closer to 40.

      I see this ALL the time. My facebook has basically become one big eating disorder book. Everyone going gluten-free, or vegan, or waking up at 3am so they can work out for 2 hours.

      And then…the constant bikini pictures! Constant!

      I agree. Looking 12 when you are 40 is not a good look. It has really aged many of these women and is setting a bad example for their daughters.

      • Dagny says:

        Yeah, this is a real problem with suburban culture. I feel since everything is the same day in and day out, everyone lives in the same house/drives the same car/has an office type job/is exposed to the same tv programming/social media, it promotes these types of issues. Harder to find real meaning in life and people tend to lose the plot.

    • Marnie says:


      I think they resent being older and are trying to compete with teenage girls.

      Not that I blame them. It’s our society that detests aging.

      I’m sorry, Madonna has a fit bod but she does not look better than a 19 yr old.

  47. Jane says:

    Can the public team up to tell them they are idiots?

  48. Ruyana says:

    I will never forgive Seacrest for foisting the Kartrashians on us. After that he has nothing to offer anyone.

  49. mar says:

    I am so sick of Gwyneth, like really already, she is an eye sore

    that baby is CUTE!!!!!

  50. Mew says:

    Don’t ever think of fighting against injury with Tracy’s method – she causes them. Her hand series are truly a murder for anyone who might have risk to develope inflammation to their shoulders, and the exercises destroy the rotator cuffs easily. She’s a walking hazard.

    There’s nothing wrong with exercise and sensible eating but come on – stop telling women they need to *diet* their whole life. That’s just sad.

  51. mk says:

    All of that dang time and hard work, yet they are still so unattractive.

  52. Porsha says:

    Tracy Anderson reminds me of Meryl Streeps character in Death Becomes Her, the scene in which Goldie Hawn hit’s Meryl with a shovel on her head and it pushes down with her neck disappearing

  53. Selena says:

    Oh dear one day these odious creatures are going to have some type of chronic disease and then they are going to realise what it is like to feel as though you are battling your body. Not just battling some idealised view of the body but the actual body itself. Then they can tell me about not doing some exercise, any exercise, no matter what it is. Stupid, vacuous toads. UGH!

  54. Blenheim says:

    I like Gwyneth’s body, but let’s not forget that she has the time and means to exercise with expensive personal trainers a few hours every day, she doesn’t even have to think about grocery shopping and cooking or cleaning her house, probably not even picking up her kids from school. So I’m not even going to start comparing my body with hers. Oh, and when she’s stressed out, instead of grabbing a (cheap) chocolate bar and vegetating in front of the computer, she can go have, I don’t know, Tibetan Gong Therapy? Or some such thing. So again, no comparison.