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Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Reality TV star gains weight to prove a point

Reality TV star gains weight to prove a point

Katie Hopkins is a reality TV star in Great Britain, but she got a lot of attention from all over the world when she said, "I don't believe you can be fat and happy. I think it's just a cop out." She says she'll prove her point by gaining and losing 50 pounds in less than a year. She's already gained the weight, now she's given herself a tight deadline to take it off. Hopkins has plenty of critics, who say she's being insensitive to people who are overweight or who struggle with eating disorders. Hopkins talked with Weekend Express about her experience, and whether or not it's changed her mind.

Toy Hall of Fame race heating up

Toy Hall of Fame race heating up

The National Toy Hall of Fame is taking votes on the newest inductees and this is a tough race!  There are some timeless favorites, like paper airplanes, and some relative newbies, like American Girl dolls.  The Weekend Express team rummaged through closets and bribed family members to bring some of the nominated toys to our set.  One clarification: the Fisher Price school house isn't nominated, but the Little People who use the school house are.  Either way, you're sure to recognize a few of your favorites among the nominees.  Chris Byrne, from Time To Play magazine, tells us his favorites and has a sneaking feeling about who might win!

What cancer patients really want to hear

What cancer patients really want to hear

When you tell someone you have cancer, you’d be surprised by how some people respond.  Jane Schwartzberg knows first-hand: she’s a two-time breast cancer survivor and she’s heard some really jaw-dropping comments.

She opens up in her new book, “Naked Janes Bares All,” about the one thing you should never say to someone fighting cancer.  She talked with Weekend Express about what to say to families who are fighting cancer together.

IKEA tips first 59 organizes mornings

IKEA tips first 59 organizes mornings

Mornings are hard.  They don't have to be!  A routine that keeps your family on track can work miracles AND get everyone out the door fully-dressed and on time.

IKEA polled more than 1,000 Americans and found that many people don't have a morning routine.  The home furnishing store also found out what drives people nuts and gets them behind in the morning.  IKEA came up with first59, tips and products to help smooth out the morning and get that first hour just right.  IKEA's Deidra Cunningham dropped by Weekend Express to show us the simple solutions that'll help everyone get moving in the right direction.

Kellie Picker stars in 'Beauty and the Beet'

Kellie Picker stars in 'Beauty and the Beet'

Country singer Kelly Pickler is starring in the latest Veggie Tales film ‘Beauty and the Beet’.  It was released last week, just in time for the holidays.

Pickler stopped by to talk with us about the movie and why it holds special meaning for her.  Here's our Weekend Express Closeup.

Halloween Candy Taste Test

Halloween Candy Taste Test

You've heard the cautionary tales of people who gave out sub-par candy on Halloween, only to wake up the next morning to a yard full of toilet-papered trees?  Don't let that happen to you!  We assembled a panel of experts with highly refined tastes (kids) to try the newest, gooiest Halloween candy offerings.  Their reactions are brutally and cute-ally honest!

Singles have harder time saving retirement $$

Singles have harder time saving retirement $$

According to the latest census numbers, more than half of women 65 or older are unmarried.  For men it's, 27 percent, or more than one in four.

The numbers also show many of those single people haven't saved enough money for retirement.  Financial advisor John Vento talked with Lynn Berry about why that happens and how to fix it.

Check out this year's hottest Halloween costumes!

Check out this year's hottest Halloween costumes!

Halloween costume shopping is an autumn rite of passage. If you want the good candy, you have to dress up. We're looking at you, teenagers wearing your normal clothes and claiming to be dressed as a school kid! 

Long gone are the days when you could cut holes in a sheet and call yourself a ghost. Oh no, the Halloween game has stepped up and you don't want to get left behind in the pumpkin patch. Some costumes are already selling out! 

Apple Pay

Apple Pay: No wallet? No cash? No problem!

Starting Monday, you may start seeing people pulling out their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to pay for their purchases, instead of their wallet. Apple Pay begins Monday at stores like Walgreens, Staples and McDonalds.

How does the new technology work, and is it safe? For answers, we turned to technology correspondent Samuel Burke. We also asked him about Apple's two new iPads that were announced last week.

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As seen on Weekend Express: October 11 and 12

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