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Richard Simmons and Entertainment Drive Announce the Re-Launch of;
The NEW Inspires and Motivates with over 100,000 Meal Plans

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. & MIAMI/FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. --(Business Wire)-- March 29, 2006 -- Award winning health and fitness expert Richard Simmons and Entertainment Drive have re-launched his Official Website at with everything you need to change your body, your health, and your life. Simmons has helped Americans lose over 3,000,000 pounds, and with the Richard Simmons Online Clubhouse, losing weight and being healthy have never been easier.

Simmons, the nation's most revered fitness expert, says, "The greatest part about my Website and Clubhouse are all the terrific support people receive. We're all here together, trying to stay positive, trying to eat healthy, and trying to get the exercise in. That's why I love my site so. It helps people, and that's what I'm all about. Entertainment Drive shares my vision in creating a destination for years to come that will be fun, informative and unique. I'm excited we're working together."

"Richard Simmons' unique voice doesn't sugarcoat the truth: Only with healthy eating, regular exercise and a positive attitude can people lose and keep weight off living happier, healthier lives," says Michael Bolanos, President and CEO of Entertainment Drive. "Richard inspires millions, and we are honored to Executive Produce, amplifying his message to a worldwide audience."

Anyone can visit and connect directly with Simmons: his personal Daily Message written 365 days a year, biography, calendar, Success Stories, and Silver Anniversary "Cruise to Lose" on Carnival Cruise Line's Triumph, where photographs and journals will be instantly available courtesy of Maritime Telecommunications Network, Features of the New are listed at

Thousands of Clubhouse Members enjoy exclusive features including "Road Map to My Success," a new graphical way to follow their journeys. Members fill out "My Profile and Goals." "My Progress" provides immediate responses to guide members toward their Goals. Members use "My Journal" as their comprehensive, private online diary. "My Meal Planner" contains over 100,000 Meal Plans to maximize Members' success.

Simple to use, colorful, and with Simmons' inimitable style, The "Road Map" is one of dozens of new features making one of the fastest growing health and fitness destinations online. Simmons' SlimAway program is joined by a new Online FoodMover for healthy meal planning. Full details about the Clubhouse are at

The key to is Simmons' direct participation. He hosts live member chats and has an "Ask Richard" Message Board where Members receive advice and motivation. In this era of "fast food" and "fast lives," the support and motivation Simmons provides is unique and needed not only for adults, but also for kids who need to learn about healthy choices before a lifetime of unhealthy patterns are set.

The theme of the testimonials of Clubhouse Members is that the Clubhouse is a "safe harbor" where Simmons instills the confidence to take control of their lives. One member who lost 120 pounds says, "Richard not only gave me back MY life -- he gave me someone else's life -- and I hope they never find out about it because I'm NOT giving it back!!" Success stories and testimonials are at

New Clubhouse Members receive 4 free weeks with their initial membership ( and an exclusive discount in Richard's Official Store at The Store is stocked with Richard's new Supersweatin', Supertonin', Superstretchin' and Superwalkin' DVD's and CD's, as well as classic titles.

About Richard Simmons
Simmons' 56 fitness titles have sold over 20 million copies. An accomplished author, he has written nine books including The New York Times best-seller, "Never Say Diet," his autobiography "Still Hungry- After All These Years," and three best-selling cookbooks. Simmons hosts a weekly talk show airing exclusively on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (Nasdaq:SIRI). Through his books, videos, and personal appearances, he has helped millions of people lose weight by adopting sensible, balanced eating programs and exercise regimes that are energetic, fun and motivating. Fad diets come and go, but Simmons continues to deliver a serious message with his trademark humor and to teach weekly aerobic classes at SLIMMONS, a weight loss, exercise, and motivational center in LA he opened thirty years ago.

About Entertainment Drive
Entertainment Drive(R) is "Your Backstage Pass to Entertainment(R)," a leader in connecting fans with entertainment, events and celebrities. eDrive(R) and yDrive(R) started on CompuServe (NYSE:TWX) in 1994, and quickly emerged with over 1,000,000 members. eDrive was the first online outlet ever to go live backstage at the Oscars(R), Emmys(R) and the Tonys(R); first to digitize motion picture promotions for online use from The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Universal (NYSE:GE) and Warner Bros., and first to bring Tom Hanks, Ron Howard, Mick Jagger, Spike Lee, Sylvester Stallone and many other stars live online. More information is at Featured on the cover of PC Magazine, in The New York Times and on CNN, eDrive produced the Official Websites of Cindy Crawford, Daisy Fuentes, Marilu Henner and Britney Spears.