Season 8 of The Biggest Loser was all about second chances, especially for newly crowned winner Danny Cahill. The 40-year-old from Broken Arrow, Okla., was an overweight teen who managed to lose the weight and pursue his dream of becoming a successful musician. After falling off the wagon and gaining the weight back, though, Danny became determined to shed the weight once and for all. By the season finale, he lost 55 percent of his body mass, ending up at 191 pounds.
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The Biggest Loser - Alison Sweeney
After months of sweat and, of course, tears, the remaining Biggest Loser contestants will step on the scale for one final weigh-in. In tonight's two-hour live finale, either Amanda or Liz will join Danny and Rudy to compete for the $250,000 prize, while the rest of Season 8's competitors will reveal their transformations as the at-home winner is determined. So let's get to recapping!
After watching some clips of that first and dreadful mile run-walk from Week 1, Alison introduces the finale scale. Dun-dun-dun!
This past week, votes have been cast to decide if Amanda or Liz would be the third finalist to compete for the title. Out on stage first is Amanda, strutting her stuff as her old self is transposed next to her. Alison asks her how she feels in a dress, something she often avoided, and Amanda simply says, "I feel beautiful."
Liz comes out next looking wonderful in orange. After a short commercial break, Alison announces who America has chosen. And that person is... Amanda! It's only fitting that the woman America chose during Season 7 to compete this season, was also chosen by America to be the third finalist.
It's time for the at-home players to reveal their fitter selves and see who will take home $100,000. Here is everyone's stats after weighing in:
Those of you who said last week's episode wasn't the last we'd see of Alex were right. Her suicide attempt was thwarted just in the nick of time by Julian, who was going to deliver the news in person that their film had been financed. So how did this chain of events affect the rest of the Tree Hill gang, and who did we (for the time being) say good-bye to? Keep reading to find out.
It took a bathtub of blood to finally get Millicent to admit her drug problem. Mouth is by Millie's side as she sobs, admits she stole the dress from Brooke's line, and tells him of her cocaine and pill addiction. Millicent apologizes to Brooke who tells her, "You're not my model anymore, but you're still my friend. Just go get some help." So she checks herself in and she and Mouth share a tearful good-bye. They both know that for now the relationship is over. "I will always be there for you, sweet girl," Mouth whispers in her ear before walking out the door.
At 17, Selena Gomez is already an actress, singer and now... philanthropist. On Sunday, the star of Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place will be on hand to meet the Scott family, who learns that their problem-ridden home will be rebuilt by ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (8/7c). TVGuide.com spoke with Gomez about her passion for giving back to her community and what's next for her on Wizards.
TVGuide.com: How did you get involved with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition?
Selena Gomez: The little girls in this episode were big fans of the show. They didn't know where they were going and they just pulled up [to the Wizards set] and were completely surprised. We gave them a huge tour of the set. It was awesome.
The Hills - Kristin Cavallari, Justin Bobby
Summer is over, and it's time for Kristin to up and leave her Malibu pad. But will Justin Bobby be joining her on the next venture? Let's find out.
Everything was perfect in Vegas, but Kristin tells Stacie that vacation is never the way it's going to be. She's still worried that she'll get hurt by Justin, but Stacie urges her to give him a chance. But when Justin comes over, Kristin suggests that they cool off for a bit and throws the old "I don't want a boyfriend" excuse at him again.
We're down to the final four, folks, and only three contestants will make it to the live finale. The first few minutes of this week's episode featured flashbacks from Week 1 on campus. But now it's time for Danny, Rudy, Liz and Amanda to head home for 60 days to finish up their journey there.
After a one-week hiatus, the One Tree Hill gang is back, and while one couple stays stronger than ever, three others seem to break further apart.
Nathan works with his agency, minus Clay, and a deal is coming in. But during the meeting, Nathan and Haley find out it's to play overseas in Spain — a way for Nate to improve his game and come back to the NBA a year later. Not quite the deal they were hoping for. And for Haley, this new option may hurt her career in the short-term. When she suggests to Miranda that she finish her album in Spain, Miranda tells her that they've scheduled a tour to support the new album and if she doesn't go through with it, she'll break the record contract. But when Haley asks Nathan what he's thinking, he tells her that they should go to Spain. Nate believes if he were to sit out of the NBA for a year, he wouldn't make it back, while playing overseas during that time, will ensure his return. After talking everything over with her sis, Haley tells Nathan she's not going on tour because she wants him to have his dream. But Nathan already mapped out the tour for her, with every great stop along the way, and wants her to have her dream as well. Aww.
Allen Smith was eliminated just one week shy of the Biggest Loser finale. A firefighter and father, Allen, 44, was a strong competitor who has excelled since returning home. Now down a total of 125 pounds, Allen told TVGuide.com he was surprised to be voted out and shares how he's been able to continue his weight loss despite his busy lifestyle.
TVGuide.com: Were you surprised with Amanda's decision to vote you out?
Allen Smith: I was a little surprised because Amanda is somewhat of a game-player. I was thinking she would want to look at going for the win. But when you're on The Biggest Loser and you get down to just a few contestants, really nothing comes as a big...
Holidays are a time for family, fun and, of course, food — which doesn't mean you have to throw all your hard work to the wayside. The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney, Season 4 winner Bill Germanakos and Couples contestant Nicole Brewer offer some tips to stay healthy during the holidays and beyond.
Treat Thanksgiving like any other day
It's easy to use any holiday — especially those that revolve around food — as a "cheat" day, so Germanakos suggests treating it as "just another day." Just because many people gain a few pounds during the holidays, "it does not give you a free lease to go ahead and ruin what you work so hard for all year long," he says. "It's a matter of taking some precautions and trying not to overdo it." Newlywed Brewer makes sure she doesn't deprive herself. "I definitely have a spoonful of everything so I can feel like I had Thanksgiving dinner, but I don't go for a second plate."
Filling up on the good stuff
Fill up on healthier options, leaving little room for the higher calorie items. Sweeney does this by eating...