January 4, 2010
'The Biggest Loser' Where: NBC When: 8 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-PG-L (may be unsuitable for young children, with an advisory for coarse language)
April 27, 2013
If you have more than 80 pounds to lose and no fear of puking on a treadmill on national TV, here's your chance: NBC's weight-loss show "The Biggest Loser" is launching a nationwide search for Season 15 contestants. Auditions begin May 4 in Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Salt Lake City and Charleston, S.C. On May 11, auditions will be held in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Philadelphia and Phoenix. Casting in Los Angeles takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Citadel Outlets at 100 Citadel Drive.
May 10, 2013 |
News that "The Biggest Loser" contestants Sam Poueu and Stephanie Anderson are in the process of getting a divorce only two months from the due date of their first child has many fans asking one big question: Why? If a People source close to the situation is to be believed, the answer is not a good one. With the baby's birth approaching, Anderson, 33, felt they "weren't connecting" and sought couples counseling, the source told the mag. And in one of the sessions, Poueu, 28, allegedly decided to come clean.
March 19, 2013 |
"The Biggest Loser" has a new winner: Danni Allen, who takes home the title and the $250,000 grand prize by one of the slimmest margins in the competition's history. And America just might have a new fitness model. Allen, 26, of Wheeling, Ill., had been working multiple jobs to pay off college bills until she joined the cast of the weight-loss reality show weighing 258 pounds. She lost 121 pounds -- or 46.90% of her body weight -- over the course of the competition. But Allen drew gasps when she walked on stage Monday night for the big reveal at the finale.
September 4, 2010 |
The NFL is built on competitive balance and the notion that, unlike baseball, any team from any sized market has a reasonable chance of winning the Super Bowl. Not many people predicted the New Orleans Saints, among the most downtrodden organizations in sports, would ever hoist the Lombardi Trophy. Now, the Saints are defending champions. But changes at the top are what the NFL is all about — with every season, churn, churn, churn … In each of the past 14 seasons, at least five teams have made the playoffs after missing them the season before.
May 25, 2012 |
Contestants on the reality TV program "The Biggest Loser"not only lost weight fast, they "rapidly and substantially" lowered their blood pressure and improved their metabolic function, the physician who is the show's medical consultant reported Friday to the American Assn. of Clinical Endocrinologists. Dr. Robert Huizenga, the medical director of the NBC program and several other shows, including Univision's " Dale Con Ganas ," says the combination of moderate calorie restriction and roughly four hours of daily exercise yields bigger health gains, more cheaply and with fewer complications, than bariatric surgery.
October 6, 2009 |
Can you duplicate the experience of "The Biggest Loser" without trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels standing over you, ordering you to do one more rep or push-up? NBC Universal thinks so. Today, the company's "Biggest Loser" franchise unveils two new ventures, both aimed at fans of the weight loss competition who watch the TV series each week and think, "I wish I could do that." One is The Biggest Loser Wii and Nintendo DS fitness games, offering individualized workouts.
October 24, 2006
Re "NBC's Cuts Will Alter the Look of Prime Time," Oct. 20 NBC's retreat from expensive prime-time TV production is merely a sliver of the gigantic sea change in pop culture that's irrevocably in motion. It started with the music business, which has imploded into a shadow of its former self as veteran stars have been humbled into smaller paychecks and an apathetic landscape. I've been saying for years now that movies, television and pro sports are right behind it. Everybody keeps saying, "It's the Internet," but it's bigger and more basic than that.
January 13, 2012 |
"The Biggest Loser" is an extremely popular show that's spawned a mini weight-loss industry and inspired a slew of loyal followers. But does watching the show foster more positive or negative attitudes about overweight people? That's what researchers set out to find in a study, published online recently in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise . Participants included 59 people, mostly white women whose average age was 20. About half were randomly assigned to view an episode of "The Biggest Loser," while the others, acting as a control group, watched an episode of "Meerkat Manor," chosen because it featured no people who could have influenced the viewers' feelings about weight.
November 19, 2008 |
Something presumably has to give in a collision between teams with a combined two victories in 21 games. "Just right now we want to get one," the Clippers' Marcus Camby said Tuesday, looking ahead to tonight's game between the NBA's two loss leaders, the 1-9 Clippers and the 1-10 Oklahoma City Thunder. "We want to get one. Tomorrow we're playing against Oklahoma for last place. Somebody has to win, and God, I hope it's us."