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Chrissy Teigen Producing Scripted Series on Christian Dietician Gwen Shamblin Lara at HBO Max

The hair will be back — just as the second part of HBO’s hit docuseries The Way Down premieres on the streamer, HBO Max has announced that the Gwen Shamblin Lara story will soon be revisited. A scripted series is in the works, as Deadline reveals. Much like the docuseries, the upcoming project is set to chronicle Shamblin's program The Weigh Down, a Christian-based diet program (yeah) that somehow evolved into a religious cult. Shamblin and her husband died in a plane crash in early 2021.
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Gwen Shamblin Lara, Subject Of HBO’s ‘The Way Down,’ Led A Weight-Loss Cult That Devastated Me

You might have recently heard about recently-deceased cult-leader and weight-loss author Gwen Shamblin Lara because of HBO Max’s documentary, “The Way Down: God, Greed and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin.” Three episodes of the docuseries are available now, with two more planned for 2022. The series follows former members of Gwen Shamblin Lara’s Brentwood, Tennessee church, The Remnant Fellowship. It chronicles Gwen Shamblin’s rise to fame, money and power. It sheds light on the trauma members suffered under her leadership, including how she contributed to the child abuse death of a little boy in her congregation. It’s horrifying.
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HBO Max Documentary Promises to Expose the "Cult" of Gwen Shamblin Lara After Fatal Plane Crash

The late Gwen Shamblin Lara's legacy as a diet guru and church leader is set to be explored in a new documentary project. On Thursday, Sept. 23, HBO Max debuted the trailer for the five-part docuseries The Way Down: God, Greed and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin. The footage featured interviews with people about Gwen's Christian diet plan, The Weigh Down Workshop, along with the Tennessee-based Remnant Fellowship Church, which she later founded.
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Gwen Shamblin Lara cult documentary The Way Down gets an HBO Max trailer

The Way Down: God, Greed and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin tells the story of Gwen Shamblin Lara, who died in a plane crash in May. Lara founded a Christian-based diet program that preached slenderness as next to godliness and founded a Tennessee-based church that is accused of abuse, exploitation and cult-like practices. The Way Down premieres Sept. 30.
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Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara and six others presumed dead after small plane crashes into Tennessee lake

A plane crash in Tennessee resulted in one confirmed fatality and has left six other people missing, and presumed dead. A small jet carrying seven people crashed into a lake in Tennessee on Saturday morning, according to law enforcement. The plane was en-route between Smyrna Airport, near Nashville, and its destination at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida when it crashed into Percy Priest Lake. The crash occurred around 11am, according to law enforcement. Captain Joshua Sanders of the Rutherford County Fire Rescue issued a statement at a press conference on Saturday saying they were "no longer ... looking...
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'It is now a recovery': Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, her husband and five other chief members of the Remnant Fellowship Church are 'presumed dead' after their private jet crashes into lake

A small plane carrying Christian diet guru Gwen Shamblin Lara, her husband and five other members of the Remnant Fellowship Church crashed into a lake in Tennessee on Saturday, and all passengers are now presumed dead. The Cessna C501 left from Smyrna Rutherford County Airport before it slammed into the...
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