Gerald, The Biggest Loser
When Jerry Hayes, 63, stepped onto the Biggest Loser campus, he was the oldest contestant in its seven-season history. Losing only 1-pound in the second-week weigh-in, Jerry was in the bottom two with Dan, 19, the heaviest player this season. But eventually Jerry was voted out by his fellow players, who felt the younger competitor needed to stay. TVGuide.com caught up with the retired engineer who's lost 96 pounds ("My grandson now calls me less fluffy") and how other self proclaimed "couch potatas" can get up and start moving.
TVGuide.com: Joelle only lost 1 pound this week but was safe from elimination after Dan received a 1-pound penalty for coming in last in the challenge. What went through your head knowing that if Joelle was in the bottom two, she would've been voted out over you?
Last week's premiere episode of The Biggest Loser: Couples was quite a doozy, filled with twists, turns, and tears. After receiving the news that 1 person from each couple had to leave, the contestants were pretty much defeated but upon learning they had the option to come back, their determination was restored. I was pleased to see that within the first few minutes we were treated to a montage of the contestants staying on the ranch, and those competing at home. The consensus of the latter group? "I'm going to prove to America it can be done at home." Just a reminder, the contestants have 30 days to lose weight at home but if they're partners get eliminated in the first 3 weeks then the competition is over for both members of the pair. And while some were off to a good start (Estelle got rid of all the junk in her fridge), others not so much. Within two minutes of David's return he was ordering French fries, and 2 hot dogs! 2! With his family there not saying a word it makes me wonder how he'll succeed on his own.
Alison Sweeney's family just got bigger.
The host of the popular weight-loss reality show, The Biggest Loser, gave birth to a baby girl named Megan Hope Sanov, just before midnight on January 12th, People reports. She weighed 6 lb. 7 oz.
"It was a very easy delivery, and everybody is great," her rep, Carrie Simons, reported. Sweeney, who worked up until the last moment, was still in her hair and makeup from shooting when she gave birth.
Sweeney is married to Dave Sanov, and the couple is already parents to 3-year-old son, Ben. "Both mommy and baby — and daddy, too — are doing well," says Simons.
In this week's episode of The City, Whitney finally got her man to settle down. But it took going out with another guy to make Jay realize he didn't want to lose her.
We were finally treated to an appearance by Diane von Furstenberg herself. DVF was hosting a Wonder Woman event and Diane came to check everything out before the party that would include editors, celebs and of course socials. Luckily Whitney got the thumbs up from her boss who actually took the time to ask her how she was doing and if she was learning anything in her new position.
This week's episode of One Tree Hill was all about taking that scary next step, whether it was Lucas and Peyton testing the waters of parenthood or a few different couples acting on their feelings. Chad Michael Murray also made his directorial debut in a pretty solid episode save for a few cheesy moments.
Less than 2 weeks after being crowned The Biggest Loser: Families champ, Michelle Aguilar gained another title: Bride-to-be.
The 27-year-old winner who shed 110 pounds, told Us Weekly she was "shocked" when her boyfriend of less than 4 months, Micah Whitehead, popped the question. So what's it like dress shopping after dropping seven sizes?
Welcome back to The Biggest Loser! It sure does seem like just yesterday when we were all cheering on Michelle to take the prize and now we're back again for more so soon. This time around we're in for another couples edition which means alliances and drama galore. At the beginning of the episode we were treated to a nice wake-up call from Bob and Jillian. "America, we're the fattest country in the world," Bob told us. "What is it going to take for you to make that change?" Jillian asked. Ahh, such pressure but maybe that's what all of us viewers need to help jumpstart our post-New Year's diet.
On this week's episode of The City, Whitney's BFF's new BF came to town leading her to further question her relationship with Jay. Erin's new beau's name is Duncan and he's from Toronto, which means threes a crowd in the apartment. As if Whitney didn't have an impetus to real estate shop before, now she's really got one.
Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper, and Jillian Michaels
The Biggest Loser: Couples is back for Round 2, and this time it's bigger than ever. The seventh season, premiering Tuesday at 8pm EST, features the largest contestant to date, as well as both the youngest and oldest competitors ever to compete. With 18-year-old Mikey at 385 pounds and Dan, who is 454 pounds at 19, trainer Bob Harper said the show will direct some attention at the youth weight problem in this country. "There's a young generation out there that really does need our help and we want to focus on teenagers in that way, in this season," he said.
After a 6 week hiatus, One Tree Hill was back this week and didn't waste any time in resolving its cliff-hangers. In the first minute of the episode it was revealed that Peyton was indeed preggers. Not a surprise yet a relief to all those who believed she had cancer. Upon learning of the news, Peyton called Lucas in happy hysterics. "I was thinking maybe I start calling you my baby daddy," she said. There was no easing into the bomb she was about to drop on Lucas but he was actually okay with it, in fact both were very okay with their impending parenthood.