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February 12, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     CBS This Morning Stephen Wynn; Dr. Robert Lustig; Carrie Underwood. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio); Jillian Michaels; Steve Harvey; Soleil Moon Frye; Richard Sandoval. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Live With Kelly and Michael Josh Duhamel; Anthony Edwards; Jillian Michaels. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Steve Harvey; Lenny Venito.
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January 15, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
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December 4, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Reserve judgment. That's what Jillian Michaels says about the new season of "The Biggest Loser. " She's not talking about her return to the show -- she talking about the controversial decision to include three children among the new competitors on NBC's weight-loss program. For the first time in its history, the show is taking on childhood obesity. While we may be a country that can talk endlessly about weight loss and exercise and diets, we often fail to discuss childhood obesity with more than a generic "move more, eat more veggies" kind of way, Jillian said.
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November 13, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"The Biggest Loser" producers continue to stay mum in the face of "cheating scandal" headlines. But one person who is talking -- kind of -- says the return of "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is the real deal. Viewers were shocked when this week's weigh-in began with news that trainer Jillian Michaels broke rules by giving her teammates caffeine supplements. As a result, the earlier week's weigh-in was overturned, paving the way for the return of Studdard, the highest profile player ever to take part in NBC's weight-loss reality show.
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January 8, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"The Biggest Loser" counts on Jillian Michaels being tough. Her no-nonsense, hands-off-the-treadmill, in-your-face antics make for exceptionally good TV! But is she being too tough, too no-nonsense as she returns to the show? (Put another way: Is she shooting herself in the stiletto?!?) And is the white team paying the price? Granted, the viewer at home is seeing just a sliver of the time that Michaels has spent with her team. And no doubt, we're seeing far more of the screaming, bellowing and ranting side of Michaels because, again, that makes for good TV. But it seemed like Michaels had zero mercy for Nikki and, in the beginning, T.C. and Nathan.
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December 11, 2010
Jillian Michaels, the tyrant trainer with a heart, is leaving "The Biggest Loser," the NBC series in which overweight contestants compete to shed pounds. The 11th season, which starts in January, will be her last, she said. Michaels said via Twitter that she plans to take a year off, do more charity work and "focus on becoming a mommy. " NBC executives declined to comment Friday on the departure. But Michaels said ? also via Twitter ? that a new trainer was on the way. ?
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June 1, 2010 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
Jillian Michaels is used to barking orders and having them followed. But right now, she's being ignored. She's trying everything — even cooing and high-pitched baby talk — to persuade Buzz to stand still for the camera. But Buzz wants a "cookie" — and he wants it now. The massive chocolate-brown draft horse that stands 17 hands high — Michaels can barely peer over his back — will ultimately win this war of wills that is playing out at a photo shoot.
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September 4, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
Jillian Michaels is returning to "The Biggest Loser" -- again -- as the show revamps its format to focus on what is certain to be a sensitive topic: childhood obesity. Michaels made the announcement on NBC's "Today" show, telling Al Roker that she couldn't miss an opportunity to tackle such a touchy topic, one that Michaels dealt with herself as an overweight child.  "The show has chosen to take on something very controversial. They are going to go after childhood obesity," Michaels said.
HEALTH
February 16, 2013 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
Jillian Michaels didn't think she had another weight-loss book in her. She'd already written several, including "Master Your Metabolism," "Winning by Losing" and "Making the Cut. " What else was there to say? Plenty, as it turns out. Her latest book is "Slim for Life," and it represents Michaels' most accessible approach to health and fitness. Not exactly what you might expect from the star of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," known for ripped abs and a no-excuses, take-no-prisoners approach to diet and exercise.
BUSINESS
May 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
“The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels has listed a house for sale in Hollywood Hills West at $2.45 million. The contemporary home, built in 2000, features  an open floor plan, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and a security camera system. There's no gym, but she probably works out at the office. Michaels, 39, is on her third stint on “Loser” since 2005. She had her own show, “Losing It With Jillian,”  in 2010.   She bought the property in 2008 for $1.565 million, public records show.
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July 1, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard is joining the cast of "The Biggest Loser," becoming the first celebrity to compete on NBC's weight-loss reality show. The balladeer nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" was crowned the winner of "American Idol" Season 2 in 2003, edging out Clay Aiken in one of the tightest votes in that show's history. Studdard used the win as a platform to launch a singing-and-performing career, and also earned a Grammy nomination. One thing he hasn't been able to tackle?
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May 31, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, have bought a 13-acre estate in Montecito that had been listed at $26.5 million. The purchase price has not yet appeared in the public record. The restored Tuscan-style villa and gardens had undergone years and millions of dollars in reconstruction work under the care of an earlier owner, designer John Saladino. The two-story villa was built in the late 1920s from locally quarried stone. The property, entered through wrought-iron gates, has a quarter-mile-long driveway that winds through olive and eucalyptus trees.
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May 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
“The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels has listed a house for sale in Hollywood Hills West at $2.45 million. The contemporary home, built in 2000, features  an open floor plan, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and a security camera system. There's no gym, but she probably works out at the office. Michaels, 39, is on her third stint on “Loser” since 2005. She had her own show, “Losing It With Jillian,”  in 2010.   She bought the property in 2008 for $1.565 million, public records show.
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May 3, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"Biggest Loser" fans: Would you like to submit to workouts so punishing that you throw up on national TV? Do you like the idea of taking your shirt off in front of America? Do you want Bob Harper to threaten to rip off one of your limbs -- and then beat you with it? Here's your chance! The NBC weight-loss show launches its Season 15 auditions this weekend. Auditions will take place Saturday, 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.
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March 19, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
"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.
HEALTH
October 11, 2010 | By James S. Fell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I don't know much about proper kettle bell techniques. Neither does Jillian Michaels. FOR THE RECORD: Fitness DVD: The In-Your-Face Fitness column in the Oct. 11 Health section about a kettle bells instructional DVD by Jillian Michaels gave the wrong first name for a kettle bells instructor and misspelled the name of his company. He is Mark, not David, Cheng, and the business is Kettlebells Los Angeles, not Kettle Bells Los Angeles. Also, the article said Michaels obtained introductory fitness certifications 17 years ago but didn't seem to have recertified, based on information on her website.
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January 3, 2012 | By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
It's Saturday morning and Bob Harper is sidling up to a stationary bike at Crunch gym on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He's been teaching this cardio cycling class for years — long before becoming a trainer on NBC's "The Biggest Loser. " In fact, he gets paid the same amount as any other cycling instructor employed by the chain. "Now that I think of it, I've never had a raise in all these years," he joked recently. The lights go low and Harper doles out a bruising 75-minute cardio session — and plenty of Harperisms.
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