Posts tagged "the biggest loser"

5 Details They Cut From My Season Of “The Biggest Loser”

In 2006, “The Biggest Loser” was in its third season. This hit reality show focused on a group of 14 people sent off to live in a complex together, with the goal of losing weight via the fastest possible methods that weren’t amputation or amphetamines. However, behind the hasty weight loss, trumped-up drama, and dramatic music,…

Cracked / May 14, 2014

“Biggest Loser” Winner, Rachel Frederickson, Is Back To Eating The Occasional Oreo

“I’ve gone up about 20 pounds. I think I’m at my perfect weight!…I work out an hour, six days a week. I love classes like SoulCycle, I also loosely count calories, but sometimes I might eat an Oreo. It’s not the end of the world.”
“Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson talks about her 20-pound weight gain i…

Ami Angelowicz / April 3, 2014

“Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson Finally Admits That She Might Have Been “Too Enthusiastic”

“The Biggest Loser” winner Rachel Frederickson is finally ready to talk openly(ish) about her controversial 155-pound weight loss, revealed on the show’s season finale. In this week’s People, Frederickson admits that working out six hours a day in the three months before the finale might have been overkill. Ya think?!

In a video posted…

Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2014

Bob Harper Explains His Reaction To “Biggest Loser” Winner Rachel Frederickson’s Controversial Weight Loss

“I was stunned. That would be the word. I mean, we’ve never had a contestant come in at 105 lbs…What people don’t understand is, when the contestants leave to go home … they’re in charge of themselves. So, I had not seen her until that night, and so when she walked out, I was just…

Ami Angelowicz / February 8, 2014

Jillian Michaels Adopting From The Congo, Keeping Her Hard Body

“My dossier, which is your paperwork portfolio, is in to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Now it’s just a waiting game. It could be six months, twelve months; it could be two years. Or, it could be tomorrow! They call you and they say, ‘Oh, we have your referral,’ which is essentially the child…

Shun, Shag, Or Marry: Reality TV Weight Loss Shows

It’s January, which officially means weight loss reality TV season is in full swing. I’ve been so busy watching shows about dieting that I’ve barely had time to binge on cookies. I guess that’s the point. There’s “The Biggest Loser,” “Shedding for the Wedding,” “Ruby,” “One Big Happy Family,” “Heavy,” “I Used to be Fat,”…

Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2011

Jillian Michaels Leaving “The Biggest Loser”: What Should She Do Next?

Jillian Michaels seems like someone I should like. She is hardworking, entrepreneurial, ardently tries to bring out the best in people, and is famous for something other than her butt. But frankly, the woman terrifies me. I cannot watch “The Biggest Loser” without fear that her glistening six-pack of steel will appear in my living…

Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

Former “Biggest Loser” Contestant Reveals The Big Fat Truth About The Show

Kai Hibbard, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” has decided to come forward and shed some light on how such major pounds are really shed on the show. Wait—reality TV isn’t real? What? “The Biggest Loser” is a $100 million franchise? No way! Props to Kai for coming forward to admit that…

Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2010

Quotable: Jillian Michaels Wants To Adopt To Save … Her Six Pack

“I’m going to adopt. I can’t handle doing that to my body. Also, when you rescue something, it’s like rescuing a part of yourself.”

Jillian Michaels in the latest issue of Women’s Health explaining why she wouldn’t want to have a baby—that she wouldn’t want to lose the diesel body she’s worked so hard…

Reality TV Star Couples Living Happily Ever After

Awww. It looks like two Bravo reality TV show stars have gotten together—and they didn’t even need the help of “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” Kelly Bensimon of “The Real Housewives of New York City” and recently divorced Sam Talbot of “Top Chef” sure look like they are dating. Although this couple is denying rumors of a…

Nikki Dowling / February 12, 2010

“The Biggest Loser” Has A Better Track Record Than “The Bachelor”

In case you haven’t heard, there are wedding bells ringing over at “The Bachelor” camp. Since actual nuptial news from the show only rolls around once every … OK, only once ever, listen up: Jason and Molly are gonna tie the knot on March 8. And in true “Bachelor” fashion, they’re sharing their…

Justine Fields / February 1, 2010

Controversial Combo Looks Fab On “The Biggest Loser” Host Alison Sweeney

When Annika posted about how to wear black and brown together, some of you still couldn’t get behind the color combination. Commenter Chicka Chicka Boom Boom even said, “This is one trend I will definitely not be following.” Well, last night, while watching “The Biggest Loser,” I noticed that host Alison Sweeney paired a brow…

Catherine Strawn / January 20, 2010

Has Tough-Love Therapy Gone Too Far?

It’s no secret that we’re a society of tough-love advocates. Simply turn on the TV, and any self-help series has at least one critical, blunt caregiver or role model trying to motivate participants wanting to change for the better. Each week, we can watch Dr. Phil, “The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels, Simon Cowell, and… / December 5, 2009


We’re all a little bit crazy. I know I am. After battling a bout of depression in my teens, going through therapy in my 20s, and ultimately becoming a happy, more well-adjusted person, I decided to get my masters in psychology. Why? Because people are endlessly fascinating and complex. So I get a little too…

Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2009

Star Couplings: Marc Jacobs Is Engaged!

Marc Jacobs might be engaged to his boyfriend of more than a year, Brazilian ad executive Lorenzo Martone. Marc has reportedly already purchased $13 million love nest in the West Village. [WWD]
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are moving to Santa Monica because she wants to act more and needs to be on the west…

Annika Harris / March 19, 2009