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Tim Gunn reveals he hasn't had sex in 29 years

Tim Gunn, right, with fellow "The Revolution" panelists

Tim Gunn of "Project Runway" has given his new ABC chat program, "The Revolution," a big publicity boost with a very personal revelation. During a panel discussion about Americans in low-sex or no-sex relationships, Gunn admitted he hasn't had sex in 29 years — and said he's perfectly fine with it.

"Do I feel like less of a person for it? No!" he said.

Gunn's co-hosts — designer Ty Pennington, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, fitness trainer Harley Pasternak and sex therapist Tiffanie Davis Henry — seemed taken aback, but Gunn, who was visibly emotional talking about it, elaborated.

"It's largely psychological for me. I was in a very intense relationship for a long time, and my partner ended it, saying that, quite frankly, he was impatient with my sexual performance."

The talk show about health and lifestyle issues has been airing since Jan. 16 as a replacement for the soap opera "One Life to Live."

And the number of Americans in those no- or low-sex relationships? That'd be 15% to 20%.

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Photo: Ty Pennington, left, Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Harley Pasternak, Tiffanie Davis Henry and Tim Gunn. Credit: Lorenzo Bevilaqua / ABC.


Jennifer Hudson talks about family tragedy, weight loss

Jennifer Hudson, before and after

Jennifer Hudson
has slimmed down to a size 6 from a size 16, overcoming family tragedy while winning a Grammy and an Oscar.

The girl's been working hard, that's for sure.

Hudson is prepping for the March release of her third studio album, "I Remember Me," and while doing the rounds she admitted to Oprah that she'd shed 80 pounds through Weight Watchers.

"After being pregnant for I felt like forever ... you want your body back. And then I realized when I was pregnant I wore these same clothes before I was pregnant. So what does that say? I don’t really like this. Most of all I wanted my body back, so I made up my mind while I was pregnant."

Oprah, ever the most gracious host, then gifted three Weight Watchers plans to each audience member so they and two friends could also whip themselves into shape like the "Dreamgirls" star.

(We would have preferred the brand new car, but whatevs, health is important too.)

Even Tim Gunn graced the couch to praise her transformation and dub the star, who got her start as an "American Idol" finalist, one of Hollywood's best dressed women.

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'Project Runway' star Tim Gunn reveals suicide attempt

 

Tim Gunn, the debonair and confident host of "Project Runway," attempted suicide by overdosing on pills when he was 17 years old and "in quite a bit of despair."

Tim-gunn-mannequin "At the time it's all that I could contemplate," said Gunn, now 57. "I thought, 'I need to end things right now.'"

The next morning, waking up after the botched attempt, "I frankly just wanted to start life all over again," he said in a presentation that at one point had him nearly choked up with emotion.

Gunn spoke in a video he made for the Trevor Project's "It Gets Better" campaign, an effort that is snowballing in the wake of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi's Sept. 22 suicide after his roommate allegedly taped and broadcast a sexual encounter between Clementi and another guy after Clementi requested private use of their dorm room.

"It Gets Better" is aimed at supporting gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens; the Trevor Project is a 24-hour crisis and suicide prevention hot line for those same kids.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Tim Gunn in November 2009. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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