“The Price Is Right” ends after host Drew Carey endorses keto diet pills on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
“The Price Is Right” doesn’t end, and its host, Drew Carey, didn’t endorse keto diet pills either, despite what some readers may have seen online in a fake article designed to mimic the website. Us Weekly.
Misleading Facebook ad
On May 9, 2022, we watched a paid ad from the Blossom Words Facebook page that showed a photo of Carey with a sad expression on her face. The ad read, “What You Didn’t Know About the ‘Price Is Right’ Host. Will the show stay on the air? It seemed to hint that the long-running game show would end. However, this was nothing but a deceptive bait to try and sell a keto diet pill product named Lifestyle Keto.
The announcement seemed to vaguely imply that something had been revealed about Carey that he was sad about. We’ve seen this same clickbait tactic used before with “Jeopardy” host Mayim Bialik. In this case, an ad falsely claimed there were “allegations” against Bialik. The ad led to a fake CBD gummies endorsement page that didn’t mention any “allegations” against the TV star, because there were none.
Fake Us Weekly Article
After clicking on the ad with Carey’s sad facial expression, we were directed to a fraudulent website (entertainmentnewsnow.net) that published a fake Us Weekly article. It emerged that the scammers had copied the design from Us Weekly’s official website and recreated it to push their scam, all apparently without permission from the magazine’s parent company, A360 Media, LLC.
The article included a fake interview between Carey and Ellen DeGeneres in which he allegedly endorsed a product named Lifestyle Keto. The interview reportedly took place on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” At one point during the fake interview, DeGeneres allegedly asked, “Lifestyle Keto? You mean Lifestyle Ketosis? I think I saw something on Dr. Oz about this. We found no trace of this interview or any mention of Lifestyle Keto on the Dr Mehmet Oz show, as it was entirely made up by the person(s) who designed the website.
The fake interview in the fake Us Weekly article had the following headline: “After Drew Carey’s shocking health news – Millions of Americans are melting body fat and getting ripped thanks to his intermittent Keto routine!” It started like this:
Drew Carey of The Price Is Right recently opened up about his recent body transformation after battling weight issues for most of his life. Drew was recently named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People and is a loving father. Carey said that throughout his acting career, he tried everything. He tried a lot of courses, he tried his own healthy recipes, but nothing worked like Lifestyle Keto. Like millions of parents across North America, the TV star seems to swear by Keto Prime, but he said it was hard to find something that worked and he trusted – he took years to find this keto solution. In 2022, Drew Carey told US Weekly Magazine that he had tried almost every style, class and fitness supplement, but had yet to find what worked for him.
“I’ve tried spinning, I’ve tried running, I’ve tried Pilates. I realized I don’t like running…I refuse to do it,” Drew Carey told the publication. , he said he fell in love with Lifestyle Keto.
This entire article was both misleading and false. Again, we couldn’t find any record that Carey ever endorsed Lifestyle Keto or any other keto diet pill. To cover all bases for any future claims, we also found no evidence that he endorsed any CBD gummies or oil products.
Us Weekly website design
We’ve seen Us Weekly’s website design used in other keto diet pill scams before, apparently without the publisher’s permission.
In 2018, we debunked a claim that singer Kelly Clarkson was fired from reality TV series “The Voice” and then endorsed keto diet pills.
In 2021, another fake article that mimicked the design of the Us Weekly website claimed that the cast of the reality TV series “Shark Tank” endorsed a product named Keto Burn. It was all wrong.
The real story of Carey’s weight loss
In 2010, People.com ran an article about the real way Carey said she lost 80 pounds. Keto Diet Pills Not Appearing In History:
So how did he do it?
“No carbs,” Carey says. “I cheated a few times, but basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Blanks of eggs in the morning or Greek yogurt, cut fruit.
He snacks on fruits and for dinner he will have grilled chicken, steamed vegetables and water. “I only drink water,” he says. “No coffee, no tea, no soda.”
In sum, no, “The Price Is Right” does not end or disappear, and Carey has never endorsed Lifestyle Keto or any other keto diet pill product. It was all wrong.
Hammel, Sara. “Drew Carey: How I Lost 80 Pounds.” People.comJuly 29, 2010, https://people.com/health/drew-carey-how-i-lost-80-lbs/.