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Biggest Loser's David: I Have a New and Revitalized Belief in Myself

David Brown

Everyone deserves a second chance - everyone.  Walking back into the house to kick off Week 6, Ruben was waiting on us with his big, warm, signature smile.  The Red Team felt whole again, and knew this was the start of what was going to be a really good week - we hoped anyway!  I don't know if you had been as tired as we were of the Blue Team winning everything in sight, but the Red Team just believed this week's challenge was going to be different. read more

The Biggest Loser's David Brown Tackles Halloween Candy

David Brown

I remember growing up being in a "sugar-coma" for the entire week after Halloween.  I would literally blow through thousands of calories of chocolate bars, wafer candies and peanut butter cups each and every day until my bag of candy was down to the not-so-choice leftovers.  Be honest now, licorice and those sticks of candy "glue" that you could never get out of your teeth, those are just not worth the time it takes to unwrap them!

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Biggest Loser's David: "Excuses Have Never Helped Me Lose a Pound"

David Brown

I was morbidly obese and needed to do something extreme to change that. The truth is I needed help to "save my life." I know there are likely many of you reading this blog who do too, but will probably never have the same opportunity I've had to do it on The Biggest Loser ranch.  I mean, if you could have met your health goals by now, wouldn't you have done so already?

I walked onto the ranch full of doubts about myself, and lots of excuses.  In fact, if my excuses were bricks, I'm talking about The Great Wall of China.  Week 3 proved to me just how flimsy my excuses had always been.  In the first two weeks, I had finally gotten comfortable with certain machines and go-to exercises in the gym, which, as we all know, means it must be time to take all of those options away - Ha!

The first ever Bigger Loser Gym Auction found our Red Team bidding against the Blue and White teams for exclusive use of specific equipment for the week... read more

The Biggest Loser's David Blogs Week 2: "I Have to Choose Myself First"

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!

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Biggest Loser Contestant David Brown: I Had a Pit in My Stomach Walking Toward the Gym

David Brown

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.

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Major Crimes Creator James Duff Calls Summer Finale Best Episode Yet

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.

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Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Backfire"

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... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "There's No Place Like Home"

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... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "The Deep End"

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 ...
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Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Rules of Engagement"

Mary McDonnell

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... read more

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