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Desperate Housewives creator breaks surprising news about Work Out’s Doug Blasdell

Surprising news emerged yesterday, almost five years after the death of Work Out cast member Doug Blasdell: He inspired a character on Desperate Housewives, as he was the trainer of its creator, Marc Cherry, and actually died at Cherry’s house from salmonella poisoning. Doug died in 2007 and all we learned back then was that …

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Jackie Warner blames editing: “I would never do a docu-drama about my life ever again”

Jackie Warner is about to return to Bravo as a star of a reality series, Thintervention, but it is not one about her life, because she says she was basically burned by the editing on her first series, Work Out. In an extended interview with After Ellen, Jackie said “I’m OK watching Work Out again” …

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Bravo gives Jackie Warner a new series, Thintervention, despite controversial Work Out

Work Out star Jackie Warner is getting a new reality series on Bravo, which may be a surprise considering how reviled Jackie was when her show ended well over a year ago. During the series’ contrived and set-up final season, Jackie made off-camera comments about a breast cancer survivor’s fake breasts, and as part of …

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Greg Plitt was cast for Work Out by producers, reveals how contrived and set-up it is

Work Out‘s workplace drama looks increasingly contrived this season, and there’s good reason for that: At least one of the show’s trainers was cast by producers, not hired by Jackie “I’m fond of emotionally manipulating people and then blaming them because I have no self-awareness” Warner. One of SkySport’s newest trainers, Greg Plitt, did a …

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Jackie Warner blames “negative editing” after apparently losing a sponsor over comments

A week before her new workout DVD comes out, Jackie Warner’s increasingly annoying behavior on Work Out has apparently cost her a sponsor. But she has placed the blame for criticism she’s received on Bravo and the editing of the show, which she says is not “a reflection of what I or SkySport represents.” Late …

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Sky Sport Spa’s trainer list spoils which trainer will leave Work Out this season

The few episodes of Work Out that have aired so far this season have mostly focused on Jackie Warner’s conflict with her trainers. Because the show is a nonfiction workplace drama, and because that workplace is open to the public, the gym’s web site offers behind-the-scenes details–and a spoiler about what happens to one of …

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Bravo brags that Doug’s death episode of Work Out “delivers in the ratings”

Bravo’s promotion of Work Out‘s most recent episode, which featured trainer Doug Blasdell’s death, may have been sensational, but it’s nothing compared to what the network is doing now. On Wednesday, Bravo issued a press release that shouted, “BRAVO’S ‘WORK OUT’ DEDICATION EPISODE DELIVERS IN THE RATINGS.” It says Tuesday’s episode “delivered 962,000 million total …

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Bravo relentlessly teases, then includes, Doug Blasdell’s death on Work Out

Three weeks ago, an AP story said that Work Out trainer Doug Blasdell’s death would be addressed in the show’s fourth episode. Instead, that aired last night, the Bravo docudrama’s seventh episode. Trainer Brian Peeler tells After Elton about the chronology of Doug’s illness, saying that he ‘knew Doug was sick shortly after we finished …

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Work Out trainer Doug Blasdell dies, was undergoing chemo for a brain tumor

Doug Blasdell, one of the trainers on Bravo’s Work Out, died Monday. He “was suddenly hospitalized over this weekend and died unexpectedly” on Jan. 22, AfterElton.com reports. He was 44. Jody Watley, who was trained by Doug on the show, wrote in her blog (via Towleroad’s discussion of Doug’s death), that Doug was “undergoing chemo …

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Bravo’s Work Out, Oxygen’s The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency both renewed

Two female-centered life- and workplace-focused reality series have been renewed by their respective networks. Bravo is picking up a second season of Work Out, which aired last summer. There’s no word when the new six episodes will debut. Jackie Warner will return, of course, but the rest of the cast may be slightly different, as …

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