The Biggest Loser
Former NFL player Scott Mitchell, a contestant on The Biggest Loser: Glory Days, is about to get some sobering news from Dr. Huizenga.
The new season, which kicked off last week, features 20 former athletes trying to lose a massive amount of weight to gain back their lives. For Mitchell, a 12-year veteran of the NFL, the future seems grim with diabetes staring him in the face and a horrific history of his own father's death and an amputation resulting from the disease.
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One of the trickier balancing acts of the season is being performed by Fox's Red Band Society (Wednesday, 9/8c), which aims to be a feel-good show about kids who feel bad. As in indefinite-hospital-stay bad. Amputation bad. Eating disorder, heart disease and cancer bad.
On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it. If we did, Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes would unleash the show's figurative guard dogs, the fearsome spies of B613, on us.
It's duck and cover time at A&E. Since reality megahit Duck Dynasty lost more than half its audience over the past year, the cable network has been dodging bullets. Most recently, A&E executives canceled Longmire after three seasons, surprising the show's producers and angering fans.
When How I Met Your Mother ended its run after nine seasons, creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas found themselves left with roomfuls of the comedy's inanimate actors: the many props used as sight gags and personal touches on set. And when a show calls it quits, its actors are notorious for raiding the closets and taking home the mementos from set they want the most. So which How I Met Your Mother actors ran off with what?
John Travolta commented on the years-old allegations that he is gay in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Tuesday. The actor also addressed the pending lawsuit against him by Douglas Gotterba, a former employee of Travolta's who is suing for the right to write a book about his alleged romantic relationship with the Pulp Fiction star.