February 12, 2014 |
The executive director of the Eating Recovery Center of California, Jennifer Lombardi, says it was no surprise to her that a contestant on “The Biggest Loser” lost a shocking amount of weight - in this case, Rachel Frederickson dieting to less than half her weight. “I have been waiting anxiously for this moment to arrive,” she said a few days later. Lombardi says the NBC reality show “puts people in the bubble” of constant supervision and grueling workouts to win a prize; Frederickson won $250,000 on Feb. 5, setting off a social media firestorm.
January 24, 2014 |
Kim Kardashian stopped by Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday night to set the record straight about the comings and goings of her sizable clan, as a family member is wont to do every time a new season of the reality show "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" goes back on the air. Wearing a pink Dior skirt and crop top ( that was once a dress ), the curvaceous reality starlet discussed her recent trip to Paris for Couture Week with her fiance, rapper Kanye West, and the wedding-planning rumors that cropped up when the pair took a tour of the befittingly baroque Palace of Versailles.
January 18, 2014 |
Yeah, this isn't going to end well for you, Juan Pablo. America may have fallen for ABC's new "Bachelor" when the long-running reality show debuted with strong ratings this month, but I have a feeling the love affair will end swiftly after viewers get wind of what JuanPabs thinks about gay people. Here's what went down. Juan Pablo Galavis attended an ABC party Friday evening and made the rounds talking to various members of the media. (He posted some pictures from the event on his Twitter account.)
January 17, 2014 |
Before Dana White turned the Ultimate Fighting Championship into an international powerhouse as the company's president/promoter, he was a boxing trainer in Boston. He returns to those roots in producing “The Fighters,” which will debut on The Discovery Channel on Thursday night at 9. Eight episodes are scheduled. “If you've ever been around the boxing world, you know there's a ton of crazy characters,” White said. “To look at the inside world of boxing, it's crazy, and we started with Boston.
January 13, 2014 |
A new study concludes that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" reduced teenage births by nearly 6% in the year and a half after the show started airing, countering concerns that the popular show has glamorized teen motherhood. Teen motherhood has plummeted over the last two decades, hitting a record low last year. Advocacy groups believe sex education and the economic downturn have helped bring down the numbers, but researchers had yet to examine whether pop culture was also steering teens away from parenthood.
January 10, 2014 |
Sarah Palin brought some of that polar vortex feeling to the winter TV press tour in Pasadena on Friday morning. The former vice presidential candidate blew into town carrying a simple message from the frozen hinterlands: Watch her new show, "Amazing America," which will begin airing on the small cable network Sportsman Channel in the spring. She had other messages, of course, conveyed during a sit-down breakfast with reporters who later rose from their chairs to swarm the former Alaska governor as she made her way out of the small ballroom at the Langham Hotel.