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Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Her Years Long Anorexia Struggles

Mayim Bialik is opening up about her eating disorder struggles in the latest episode of her podcast.

The Call Me Kat star revealed that she’s been in recovery for the past two years.

“I happen to be a compulsive overeater, and I’m an anorexic and I’m a restricter and I’ve never said that,” Mayim revealed. “I eat too much when no one’s looking. I’m eating so I don’t have to feel anything.”

She shared that “this is the first time I’ve ever talked about it, because people are like, ‘Well, why are you so overweight?’ Well, because I’m a compulsive overeater in addition to being an anorexic and restricter.”

“I’m trying to release the pressure of being 15 pounds lighter, which is what I, quote, ‘should be’ by Hollywood standards,” Mayim continued while speaking with author and activist Glennon Doyle. “I’m trying to release the pressure of caring that I’m wearing the clothes that make me look like those other women, even though I’m not those other women. Those are, like, my short-term 2021 goals. Like, when can I wear all black and not have a stylist be like, ‘We need you in more color.’ It’s like, how about if I wear black because I feel the best and I like it, and they make a lot of cool clothes in the color black?”

Many other celebrities have spoken out about their struggles with eating disorders, including Demi Lovato, Katharine McPhee, and Outer BanksMadelyn Cline.

Mayim is set to be one of the guest hosts on Jeopardy!

Jim Parsons Hired Mayim Bialik to Star in 'Call Me Kat' Because She's 'Annoying'

Doctors Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler are together again!

Jim Parsons
and Mayim Bialik had a virtual reunion on Ellen on Thursday (January 14).

The former Big Bang Theory co-stars appeared on the talk show to promote their new sitcom Call Me Kat, which Mayim stars in and is produced by Jim‘s production company.

During their interview, Mayim shared the story on how Jim approached her to star in the show.

“Jim came to me and he said ‘I want to know what you think about this project that my company has.’ It’s this Miranda show, it was really popular on the BBC,” Mayim shared.

‘So I went home, I did a little research, and I came back the next day and I said ‘Well, Jim, that seems like a really awesome project. Good luck, you’ve got my vote of confidence!’” Mayim continued. “And he said, ‘No, I’m asking because I want you to be in it!’ I was shocked because I think I’m very annoying, but however annoying I am, he obviously still wanted to work with me.”

Jim then jumped in and said, “I think that the annoying quality you bring is what America responds to, Mayim. I think that’s what this character wanted.”

Ellen jokingly added, “That’s very relatable. Everyone – we know some annoying, so that’s perfect.”

During a recent interview, Jim revealed that he auditioned for this comedy series before landing a role in Big Bang Theory.

'Jeopardy!' Announces Mayim Bialik & '60 Minutes' Bill Whitaker Will Also Guest Host Trivia Show

Mayim Bialik and 60 MinutesBill Whitaker are the latest celebrities to be announced as guest hosts for Jeopardy! in the coming weeks.

Following the passing of Alex Trebek in November 2020, the trivia game show has announced several guest hosts to lead the show as they search for a permanent replacement.

Mayim and Bill join the previously announced Aaron Rodgers, Katie Couric and current guest host, Ken Jennings.

Jeopardy! also revealed that as part of their hosting appearance, the show will make a donation to a charity of the hosts’ choice and it will be equal to the contestants’ cumulative winnings during the weeks they serve as host.

“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” Jeopardy! executive producer Mike Richards said in a statement. “I want to thank our guest hosts, who will not only help all of us celebrate his great legacy, but also bring their own touch to the show.”

He also told Entertainment Weekly that the guest hosts have chosen people who are “credible giving the clues, people that can actually give the clues accurately, that are going to be able to rule right or wrong on the responses, and that Jeopardy! fans will enjoy in that role, but that will not try to make themselves the star.”

Jeopardy! airs weeknights. Check your local listings for air times.

Aaron spilled the news of him hosting the program earlier this week.

Dan Levy, Andy Cohen, Idina Menzel & Many More Stars Have a Virtual Saturday Night Passover Seder for Charity - Watch!

It’s Passover, and everyone is digitally invited!

A ton of stars came together online to sit around a virtual Seder table with music and comedy to raise funds for the CDC Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Tasty on Saturday (April 11).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Dan Levy

Seder guests included Pamela Adlon, Jason Alexander, Reza Aslan, Skylar Astin, Shoshana Bean, Mayim Bialik, Rachel Brosnahan, Rabbi Sharon Brous, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Cohen, Darren Criss, Fran Drescher, Billy Eichner, Cynthia Erivo, Beanie Feldstein, Harvey Fierstein, Tan France, Eliot Glazer, Ilana Glazer, Josh Groban, Richard Kind, Julie Klausner, Nick Kroll, Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, Dan Levy, Judith Light, Camryn Manheim, Milo Manheim, Alan Menken, Idina Menzel, Debra Messing, Isaac Mizrahi, Busy Philipps, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, Michael Solomonov, Shaina Taub, Nina West, Henry Winkler, Finn Wolfhard and Rabbi David Wolpe, among even more stars.

Watch them all celebrate the Jewish holiday in the one-hour digital special…

Leslie Jordan Joins Mayim Bialik's New Fox Comedy Series, 'Call Me Kat'!

Leslie Jordan has landed a new role!

The 64-year-old Emmy-winner and Will & Grace alum has joined the cast of the upcoming Fox comedy Call Me Kat, produced by Big Bang Theory stars Mayim Bialik and Jim Parsons.

The show follows Kat (played by Bialik), a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you can not have everything you want and still be happy. That’s why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a cat café in Louisville, Kentucky.

Leslie is set to play Phil, according to THR, one of Kat’s employees who is responsible for baking all of the cat café’s pastries. Kat is helping him get his mojo back after a recent breakup with his longtime partner.

Call Me Kat, a remake of the BBC comedy Miranda, got a straight-to-series order at Fox in March, but production on the project has been pushed to summer because of the coronavirus pandemic. The cast includes Cheyenne Jackson as Kat’s high school crush Max, and Kyla Pratt as Randi.

Leslie Jordan‘s recently gone viral thanks to his Instagram videos about being stuck at home during the coronavirus quarantine. They’ve garnered millions of views – Follow him here!


'Big Bang Theory' Stars Jim Parsons & Mayim Bialik Are Teaming Up for a New Fox Comedy 'Carla'!

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik are reuniting for a new comedy!

The Big Bang Theory co-stars will team up again to co-executive produce a multi-cam Fox comedy called Carla, Variety reported on Thursday (September 19).

The series is based on the BBC original Miranda.

Mayim will also star in the series as the titular Carla, a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother to prove that you cannot have everything you want and still be happy. That is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY.

The show is expected to launch in fall of 2020.

READ MORE: Neil Patrick Harris Joins Jim Parsons & Husband Todd Spiewak at Creative Arts Emmys 2019

Tyra Banks & Geena Davis Attend Day One of AT&T Shape Event!

Tyra Banks hits the stage for Day One of the 2019 AT&T Shape event on Saturday (June 22) at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif.

The 45-year-old model and businesswoman looked pretty in a black and silver dress as she spoke during her “Tyra Banks Trail Blazing Entertainment Ventures – Whats Next?: A Phygital Dream Come True” panel.

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Also stepping out for the event was Geena Davis and Mayim Bialik who joined forces for “The Scully Effect – I Want to Believe in STEM” panel.

The immersive, two-day event, explores 5G and the future of entertainment through interactive activations and thought-provoking panels from celebrities, activists, content creators and industry leaders – all changing the way we view, consume and engage with content.

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