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Rachel Murray/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rosie O'Donnell is down nearly 50 pounds.

The comedian and TV personality flaunted her major weight loss in a before-and-after photo of herself posted on Twitter this past Thursday.

"Almost 50 lbs off -- I can see it now," the 52-year-old The View alum wrote.

O'Donnell reportedly underwent weight-loss surgery in July 2013, one year after a heart attack. Before the procedure, O'Donnell reportedly weighed 220 pounds.

But O'Donnell isn't the only one. Here are some other celebrities who lost some serious weight:

Al Roker

It took Al Roker months after he shed 100 pounds in 2002 to go public about his gastric bypass surgery. "In this country, if you have an alcohol problem or a drug problem, you can get treatment," the Today weatherman told USA Today in 2002. "If you have a weight problem, it's lack of willpower."

Carnie Wilson

In 2012, 12 years after documenting her 150-pound weight loss following gastric-bypass surgery, singer Carnie Wilson went under the knife again. This time, she told People magazine, she opted for lap-band surgery. "It was the right decision for me and I'm doing really well so far," the Wilson Phillips singer told the magazine in 2012. "It's all about taking good care of myself." Wilson said that by 2010, she was struggling to keep the weight off, after having two children.

Star Jones

Beginning in 2003, Star Jones, another The View alum, dropped 160 pounds in three years. While the world speculated about how she did it, Jones was evasive, until finally, in 2007, she admitted in a first-person essay in Glamour magazine to undergoing gastric bypass surgery. "The complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me. I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure," Jones wrote.

Graham Elliot

MasterChef judge Graham Elliot has been up-front about his struggles with weight and the sleeve gastrectomy he underwent last July after nearly hitting 400 pounds. He told People magazine that the hour-long procedure, where nearly 80% of a patient's stomach is removed to create a small sleeve-shaped stomach the size of a banana, allows him to still taste and try ingredients -- a necessity for a chef. By the end of last year, Elliot had completed his first ever 5K run and had posted a before and after photo on Twitter. "Now weighing in at 268lbs, down from 396lbs. Thanks everyone for the continued support!" he wrote.

Randy Jackson

After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, American Idol judge and mentor Randy Jackson made the difficult decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2003. "I was having serious issues with becoming a diabetic," Jackson told CBS' The Early Show in 2004 after losing over 100 pounds. "So thinking about how to do it, I tried all kinds of diets, everything under the sun. I was like: I really need to do something to nip this in the bud right now. It worked for me, but I hesitate to recommend it for people because it's like a personal life decision. It's a life choice because you change and alter your complete life when you do this."

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ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Michelle Obama will be guest starring on an episode of the musical drama Nashville, ABC Television confirms.

In the episode, the First Lady will join Rayna-- played by Connie Britton-- for a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

Kellie Pickler will also guest star.

The episode airs Wednesday, May 7 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Lions Gate Entertainment(NEW YORK) -- In a few weeks, season two of Orange Is the New Black will hit the web.

Now, we have a glimpse of what to expect.

A trailer for the Netflix series was released Thursday -- and many of last season's characters are back in full force, along with a few new faces.

The minute-and-a-half long video begins with Piper, played by Taylor Schilling, making a pointed statement. "I am prepared to behave like a model inmate and I feel I no longer pose a threat," she said, possibly referring to the violent crime she committed at the end of last season.

Meanwhile, Red, played by Kate Mulgrew, may have a new nemesis, who takes a liking to Crazy Eyes, played by Uzo Aduba.

For more, check out the video below. Orange Is the New Black premieres on Netflix on June 6.

 

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former The View co-host Debbie Matenopoulos, 39, shared a double dose of news with People magazine -- she’s married and pregnant!

Matenopoulos married Jon Falcone, a 36-year-old photographer, in Greece over the summer after two years of dating. The two met through mutual friends in 2012 and have been together since.

“I eloped in Greece and I’m four months pregnant!” she tells People.

She continued: “We had a secret eloping ceremony at a title monastery. I’ll do a proper wedding after I have the baby.”

The TV personality was in Greece working on her new recipe book, It’s All Greek to Me, when she decided to elope. This is Matenopoulos’ second marriage, but her first child.  The baby is due in October, but she isn’t sure she wants to know the baby’s gender just yet.

As for any strange cravings she’s having: “I’m not craving anything per se, but I have become ravenously hungry. I’d wake up in the middle of the night and chug orange juice and I’ve never liked orange juice! I’m a monster.”

On May 15, pregnant Matenopoulos will join all of the present and former co-hosts of The View for Barbara Walter’s special farewell episode.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the series finale of Lindsay Lohan's OWN reality series this Sunday night, the actress becomes emotional as she discusses the fallout from a magazine publishing her alleged "conquest list."

Last month, In Touch Weekly published what it claimed was a list of stars with whom Lohan allegedly was once involved. In a preview clip for Sunday's episode of Lindsay posted by E! Online, she says, "The fact that that happened was not only humiliating, but just mean."

Lohan then says, "For those two weeks that I took off, no one knows this..." The rest of the sentence is left out of the preview.

In the clip, Lohan also touches upon her struggles with alcohol, saying, "It's a really f**ked-up disease and it's really scary."

The Mean Girls star acknowledges how much her career has suffered in recent years, saying, "I've seen all of these other actresses do all these other things and then just realizing, 'Oh s**t, I don't have that anymore.'"

The two-part series finale of Lindsay airs this Sunday on OWN at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

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