Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser is being sued for alleged false advertising for a diet supplement, The Associated Press reports.
A California woman, Christie Christensen, is seeking class-action status for her case against the personal trainer after...
Biggest Loser - Melissa Morgan
Melissa Morgan and husband Lance were a duo to watch from the first week on The Biggest Loser: Couples campus. Losing 19 pounds at the first weigh-in, then gaining a pound the following week — coincidentally when she had immunity — Melissa denied her trainers' and fellow contestants' accusations that she was strategically playing the game. When Melissa gained a pound once again in Week 6, she felt the same scale that sent her home also vindicated her.
"I'm just praying that the plus one from last night's episode validates what I said through the entire season, which was I'm not playing the game; I'm really struggling with my weight here," Morgan told TVGuide.com.
The Biggest Loser, Migdalia
Biggest Loser's Green Team may have began the competition strong by winning Week 1's task, but they soon faced challenge after challenge. By the third week, Migdalia Sebren, 28, walked out of the gym — and almost the show — when Jillian pushed her beyond her emotional limits. A week later, Migdalia and her mother Miggy were hit with a 2-pound disadvantage. Even without that hit, their meager weight loss that week — Migdalia shed 4 pounds and Miggy only 1 — would have put them at risk for elimination anyway.
Jillian Michaels, The Biggest Loser
Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels may want to choose her words a little more carefully when discussing the show's contestants in Facebook posts.
Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels discusses her new weight-loss show
In a post dated Dec. 30, Michaels wrote ...
NBC is gearing up for more tough love now that Jillian Michaels will have her own show.
Losing it with Jillian will feature a new family each week trying to change their lives -- physically, mentally, even financially. The new weight-loss series will also be distinct from its successful predecessor.
"Biggest Loser is the last resort ... our show is...
Jillian Michaels often catches heat for her harsh tactics and boot camp-style attitude as a trainer on NBC's The Biggest Loser, but the AP reports that Michaels insists it's the only way to get the "half-dead" contestants to shed the pounds.
Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper by Dave Bjerke/NBC Photo
Are Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels raving about the decision to let viewers vote this week on who The Biggest Loser's third finalist should be? Fat chance. Michaels, for one, is "disappointed' with the change in format. "Biggest Loser is not a popularity contest. It's so much more than that," she said in a Friday conference call. "I don't get it, personally."Like Michaels, Harper fears that fans don't have enough information to adequately weigh in on so pivotal a decision, since fans have not seen firsthand as much of each player's progress as they have. "It's really a tricky thing," says Harper. "[The viewers] get all they've seen on the show, but it's still much more than that."To that end, exec producer Mark Koops says this week's episode will recap each player's journey and afford each a chance to appeal to the audience. "It's incredibly powerful," he says. "I personally think it's going to be well received." What's your take? Is this an instance where reality viewers should be...
The Battle of the Bulge will become a Battle of the Sexes on The Biggest Loser 2.
When NBC's hit weight-loss competition returns on August 9, chubby contestants will be divided into two seven-member teams with fitness guru Bob Harper training the women and Jillian Michaels working with the men.
The male-vs.-female gimmick fit The Apprentice, but on this reality show, it's a twist that some fear will give the guys an unfair advantage. "There's this myth out there that men lose weight faster and better than women," says executive producer Dave Broome. "We're going to test that myth."
Actually, it's not a myth. It's a fact. Thanks to years of research, weight-loss experts know that most male bodies burn more calories than female bodies because men have more lean muscle mass. "Lean muscle tissue is the driving force for metabolism," explains Dr. James M. Rippe, author of Weight Watchers Weight Loss That Lasts. "So me
The Biggest Loser's Red Team used Dave Fioravanti's construction expertise to build the biggest pile of food and win an electronics prize package. Last week, however, they decided he was tearing down their morale. Due to his bad ankle, the 39-year-old Boston real-estate developer opted out of a hiking excursion, which Ryan, Lisa and Kelly viewed as a sign of weakness. Here, Fioravanti tells TV Guide Online how he really feels about his teammates, his drastic weight loss, and how he's keeping the pounds off.
TV Guide Online: Why did you butt heads with Ryan so much? Dave Fioravanti: He had lied in situations and so had I, and for him to get on a holier-than-thou podium and call me out for a being a liar was kind of a contradiction. It was the pot-calling-the-kettle-black scenario. I have a problem with that.
TVGO: So are you mad at him or at the girls for voting you off? Dave: When you put people in a house
The Red Team botched this week's weight-loss challenge on The Biggest Loser (Tuesdays, 8 pm/ET on NBC) and they were bitter. Thus, Matt Kamont was declared excess baggage and sent packing. While the spirited, openly gay 25-year-old seemed like the life of the party, his teammates claimed he was self-centered and working on their nerves. Here, the Pennsylvania boy tells TV Guide Online his side of the story — especially what he thinks of his teammates' nasty comments.
TV Guide Online: First off, I loved the Elton John-inspired look donned for the oversize pop-star competition.Matt Kamont: It wasn't supposed to be Elton John. I threw together an outfit and then Caroline Rhea said, "You look like Elton John reincarnated." They actually had to stop production for 20 minutes because she was laughing so hard.
TVGO: You seemed fun, but your team said you're annoying. What's up with that? Matt: I don't know. I