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Friday
Feb242012

Report: 'The Biggest Loser' Moves on Without Two Contestants

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Biggest Loser has shed a couple of contestants after the cast walked out on the show in protest of a potential format change.

According to TMZ.com, the NBC weight-loss series has decided to continue shooting the rest of the season without two of the contestants who revolted.

TMZ previously reported that nearly all of the remaining contestants on The Biggest Loser left the set because they were upset that producers are thinking of inviting previously-eliminated contestants back into the competition.  The website says producers may turn the protest into a storyline on the show.

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Thursday
Feb232012

Report: 'Biggest Loser' Contestants Leave Show in Protest

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Producers of the NBC series The Biggest Loser have a lot weighing on their mind.

TMZ.com claims nearly all of the contestants who remain in the hunt for the $250,000 grand prize this season have quit the weight-loss show for the time being. The reason: the contestants discovered that producers are thinking of inviting previously-eliminated contestants back into the competition.

The current contestants, who reportedly don't like the idea of giving the others a second chance at the jackpot, left the show while shooting an episode.  As a result, production has been shut down for at least a week while producers figure out how to proceed.

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Friday
Nov252011

"Biggest Loser" Star Discusses Battle with Losing Weight

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Ali Vincent underwent a life-changing transformation when she lost 122 pounds, and in the process became the first woman to ever win the popular TV weight-loss competition, The Biggest Loser.

"I went from a size 22 to a size 4. I never even knew 4 existed," she said in an appearance on Good Morning America Friday.

Vincent, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, had weighed 234 pounds. A former competitive swimmer, she maintained her healthy swimmer's appetite even after she left the sport, and as a result, slowly gained weight -- 5 pounds each year for 13 years.

Vincent admits she used food as a crutch, explaining that she'd tried many different diets before going back to her old habits.

"The small changes [are] what helped me," she said, adding that she started out by getting on a treadmill for one minute, getting off, then getting back on again for another minute.

The mantra that spurred her on was "believe it, be it," and she's now taking that positive message to her new challenge: her new show, Live Big With Ali Vincent, through which she aims to help others who are struggling with their own weight problems.

She'll take a hands-on approach, helping them not only in the gym but at home, too, where she will teach them how to eat better to achieve their goals, get them involved in new activities and help them learn how to overcome psychological obstacles.

Vincent has also written a book about her experiences, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life.

As for her secret to keeping the weight off? She has a simple, no-excuses mandate: exercise anywhere, anytime.

"I do lunges in grocery stores, I do squats in lines. I jump rope in an airport," she said.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Anna Kournikova Leaving 'The Biggest Loser'

Michael Buckner/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Tennis star Anna Kournikova is leaving NBC's The Biggest Loser after just one season as a trainer, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Kournikova worked on season 12 of the reality weight loss series, but after conflicts with staffers and contestants she decided to exit.  A source on the show told The Hollywood Reporter that Kournikova was "a nightmare."

Meanwhile, Kournikova said in a statement, "I enjoyed my time on the Biggest Loser ranch. Although I will not be returning as a full time trainer on season 13, I will always be a part of The Biggest Loser family and my commitment to bettering lives through health and fitness will continue..."

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Friday
Sep092011

Former 'Biggest Loser' Hospitalized After Falling From Building

Comstock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) - A former contestant of NBC's The Biggest Loser has been hospitalized in San Francisco after falling from a building.

TMZ.com reports Sam Poueu, who appeared on the ninth season of the TV weight-loss competition, fell several stories from a building on September 3 and suffered a pelvic injury, torn ligaments, a punctured lung and a broken leg. There's no word yet regarding what caused his fall.

Poueu is listed in critical condition but is well enough to recognize visitors. NBC released the following statement to E! News regarding the incident: "Sam Poueu is a beloved member of our Biggest Loser family and we are keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers."

A fundraiser collecting donations  for Poueu’s  family was held last night in Santa Rosa, Calif., and a Facebook page dedicated to the fan favorite continues to draw dozens of comments from fans offering their sympathy.

The reality star, who lost 142 pounds on the hit show,  is engaged to fellow Season 9 cast mate Stephanie Anderson, whom he first met at the “Biggest Loser” ranch in 2009.


Tuesday
Jan042011

Paula Abdul's 'Live to Dance,' 'V,' 'The Biggest Loser' Premiere Tuesday

Photo Courtesy - Jeffrey Ufberg/ WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Seventeen months after she left American Idol, Paula Abdul is making her full-time return to primetime TV.  She's a producer, judge and mentor on Live to Dance, one of three season premieres airing Tuesday night.

Here's a closer look at her show and the two others premiering with it:

* Live to Dance, CBS, 8:00 p.m. EST -- Abdul's U.S. adaptation of a hit British series will showcase solo dancers and dancing groups who can perform a wide range of routines.  They'll compete against one another for a $500,000 grand prize.

* V, ABC, 9:00 p.m. EST -- ABC's update of the 1983 sci-fi miniseries begins its second season.  The aliens known as the Visitors have piqued the curiosity of the human race, though not everyone trusts them.

* The Biggest Loser: Couples, NBC, 8:00 p.m. EST -- The 11th season of the weight-loss reality show will include 11 teams consisting of two family members each.

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