EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ricki Lake Thinks Heidi Montag "Looked Better Before"

Jan. 26 2010, Published 11:15 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email caught up with ex-daytime darling Ricki Lake for an exclusive interview as she cruised the swag at the Fred Segal lounge at the Sundance Film Festival in Park Slope, Utah.

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Looking slim and pretty and being ever the diplomat, Ricki refused to trash talk the recently surgically enhanced Heidi Montag, saying, "I'm not going to slag her, I'm not going to judge". Although she does concede that Heidi "looked better before". Ricki says she hopes Montag "loves herself now" saying that she believes it's important we "love ourselves and accept who we are."

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A mantra Ricki takes to heart, telling that at 41-years-old she has never felt better, or looked better. At her heaviest Ricki weighed in at 260 lbs, but has lost the weight through a regime of healthy eating and heavy exercise. Explaining she did it "the old fashioned way" and that she did not have surgery, she tells that she exercises "every other day" with a mixture of hiking, spinning, boxing and her new obsession, the bar method, which Ricki explains is a mixture of pilates, ballet and yoga. Ricki credits the bar method with transforming her body in just three weeks.

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Ricki also tells that she's sad that Oprah is leaving daytime TV and that "as a viewer I'm going to miss her", predicting it's "not the last we're going to see of her".

But are we going to be seeing more of Ricki in the future? She says it's unlikely that she will be making a return to daytime TV, but in true Ricki style says, "never say never!"



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