The Biggest Loser
Week 2 has historically been a low weight-loss week on The Biggest Loser, so with frequent reminders of such from our trainers, the pressure was there to motivate us from the beginning of the week. I actually had a little pep in my step because I had just come off an amazing 38-pound loss in Week 1, and so I felt a lot more confident headed to the gym to workout with Dolvett this time around. I even finished the workout strong!
My name is David Brown, Season 15 contestant on the NBC show The Biggest Loser, and it will be my honor to be blogging for TVGuide.com each and every week of the season. The objective for me here will be the same as it was on the ranch, to be as open and authentic to the process as possible, and to share my thoughts and fears and triumphs in hopes they impact others seeking to positively change something in their own lives. I will say right up front, it will be the hardest thing you will do, but I promise you this, it will be worth it.
Mary McDonnell, Michael Paul Chan, G.W. Bailey
Our summer season comes to an end with what many of us believe is the best episode of Major Crimes so far. I won't go into a long explanation here about the difference between spree killers and serial killers except to say that, usually, spree killers are much more impulsive and lack an exit strategy, while serial killers mainly want to get away with it. Consider the differences between Andrew Cunanan, who buckled under stress and then murdered his way across the United States, and the Zodiac Killer, who has yet to be found.
Americans like their privacy.
Yes, here we go again with another episode of Major Crimes that was written and produced before a big news story took over the front pages and, once again, I remind our viewers that the show is not about politics. I don't know whether having informers and wires and cameras everywhere is a good or a bad idea, though I will express some pity for those tasked with analyzing American e-mails: after reading the first one hundred explanations of why spouses cheat on each other, I am pretty sure you have read them all. Even sex in the Twitterverse - lit up by pictures of politicians in various states of undress — begins to seem banal after so much...overexposure. Personally, I think a nonporous wall between our public and personal lives is a good idea, and that protections afforded our privacy by the Constitution are central to American liberty. But we live in a complicated age...
Doris Roberts and G.W. Bailey
My first order of business in previewing the next episode of Major Crimes is to thank Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts and Marion Ross for lifting this entry of our series onto the list of our most memorable. Our entire cast of regulars was thrilled to host these legends from, respectively, McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show, Breaking Away and Grace Under Fire, Barney Miller and Firefly, Remington Steele and Everybody Loves Raymond, and Happy Days and Brooklyn Bridge. Also appearing, the dynamic Paul McCrane (of E.R. fame), as an ICE agent with a curious (one might even say horrifying) hobby.
Now to write just a few words about our story, which revolves around an all-too-familiar aspect of an individual's identity. To state the obvious (I am a television writer, after all!), people change...
Kearran Giovanni, G.W. Bailey
When we began breaking stories around the theme of identity this season, no one ever thought we would be plumbing such dark and disturbing places inside the collective unconscious. Yet our next episode of MAJOR CRIMES dives further into the bottomless waters of the human psyche than we have ever gone before, sinking quickly past the (relatively) more common sins of murder, racial prejudice ...
In the seventh episode of our summer long examination of identity, we actively consider that oldest of old saws, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." We are usually taught this elemental lesson in judgment when we're very young, and (for many) it begins the effort to hone the native suspicion of human nature. There are too many examples of how people have been led astray by appearances to repeat them here, but one should not have to go back very far in American history to locate tragic mistakes that occur when people form false impressions based entirely on semblance. But Major Crimes is only an hour drama on television, and not a civics lesson; many of the questions we ask have no answers...
Previously on The Face: Let's flash back in time! You met our three supermodel coaches; queen of posing Coco Rocha, blonde bombshell Karolina Kurkova and the legendary Naomi Campbell. You saw them in action: modeling, coaching and strategizing. Each week our coaches taught and guided the girls through their test-shoot challenges on how to pose, strut the runway, shoot a TV commercial, walk the red carpet, be a brand ambassador and more. Along the way there were experts and celebrities in the field bestowing their Face wisdom on aspiring ladies. Coveted jobs in the industry were awarded to the team and model that the individual clients from W Magazine, Marshalls, Kleinfelds to Cosabella all personally chose.
Previously on The Face: Naomi's reaction sent Sandra on a tirade during the Christian Louboutin test shoot, inspiring our supermodel to put the rookie in her place. In the OpenSky campaign, Team Coco tried to get Margaux to speak up, while Team Naomi attempted to win for a 4th time in a row but Team Karolina was having none of that, as they managed to break Team Naomi's winning streak. Meanwhile Margaux and Sandra were put up for elimination and Sandra's out-of-control behavior finally caught up with her.
This week on The Face we kicked off with asking our ladies the public's favorite tabloid question "What's in your bag?" for the test shoot, hosted by Karolina and US Weekly's Jennifer Peros.
Starting Weight: 328
End of Week 11: 230
Total Loss: 98
Previous Weight: 235
Weight Loss: 5 pounds
Current Weight: 230
It's our last week on the ranch and everyone is kind of emotional. Even though it has been a very challenging ride, both physically and emotionally, we have completely turned our lives around at this place! It's hard ...