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Debbie Accuses Bonnie of Crying for Sympathy on 'Biggest Loser' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 21st 2011 1:30AM
'The Biggest Loser' 12 PremiereIn a rather abrupt shift during a conversation on 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), one of the contestants accused another of perhaps turning on the waterworks to garner sympathy.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

The whole exchange was strange to watch, as it came after a loss at the Weigh-In for the Blue Team.

Debbie was talking about how she had a support system at home, as it seemed likely it would be either her or Bonnie going home. But then, out of nowhere, she turned and called Bonnie's tears annoying.

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'Biggest Loser' Contestant Sam Poueu in Critical Condition After Accident

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 8th 2011 11:30AM
Sam PoueuFormer 'Biggest Loser' contestant Sam Poueu is in critical condition in a San Francisco hospital, according to TMZ.

The Season 9 competitor reportedly fell several stories from a building on Sept. 3 and has been in the ICU ever since suffering from a pelvic injury, torn ligaments, a punctured lung and a broken leg.

No word on how long Poueu's recovery will take, but Dr. H from 'The Biggest Loser' told TMZ that Poueu is improving every day.

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NBC Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 6th 2011 2:30PM
Up All NightNBC has unveiled its new fall schedule and it kicks off with football ... if there's a season!

The new scripted shows begin Tues., Sept. 13 with 'Parenthood.' New comedies 'Up All Night' (starring Will Arnet and Christina Applegate, right) and 'Free Agents' premiere after the 'America's Got Talent' finale on Wed., Sept. 14.

'The Playboy Club' bows Mon., Sept. 19. NBC's Thursday night comedy heavy-hitters return on Sept. 22 with new addition 'Whitney.' 'Prime Suspect' anchors Thursday nights.

Fan favorite 'Chuck' moves to Fridays at 8PM on Oct. 21.

Look for Tina Fey's '30 Rock,' 'Awake,' 'Smash' and more mid-season.

Check out the full schedule below!

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'The Biggest Loser': Justin Bieber's Personal Trainer Joins Cast

by PopEater Staff, posted Jun 3rd 2011 10:30AM
Justin Bieber, Dolvett QuinceNBC's 'The Biggest Loser' has added another new face to its roster: Justin Bieber's personal trainer Dolvett Quince.

According to Us Weekly, Quince will join 'BL' vet Bob Harper and tennis pro Anna Kournikova as trainers for the fitness show's twelfth season, which is set to begin production this week.

"I couldn't be more excited about joining 'The Biggest Loser' as their newest trainer," Quince, who has also worked with Janet Jackson, told Us. "This amazing opportunity allows me to use my expertise to change lives one rep at a time, and encourage contestants -- and viewers -- to find strength beyond muscle."

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Kevin Costner Books TV Gig, Nancy Grace Quits and More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted May 25th 2011 2:00PM
Kevin CostnerKevin Costner is heading to the History Channel. Costner will produce and star in a new miniseries, 'The Hatfields and McCoys.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Costner will play Anse Hatfield. The series will retell the tale of the bloody feud between the two families. It's set to air next year, the 150th anniversary of the infamous clash.

"'The Hatfields & McCoys' is a classic tale of American history," Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of History, said in a statement. "These are names that are widely recognized, yet few people know the real story that made them famous."

Leslie Greif's Thinkfactory Media is behind the project.

"As an avid history fan, I am thrilled to join with Leslie Greif and History in this dramatic re-telling of a classic and timeless tale that is forever immersed in the folklore of our country," Costner said in a statement.

History recently announced 'The Bible,' a new miniseries from Mark Burnett.

In other casting news ...

Anna Kournikova will officially train contestants on next season of 'The Biggest Loser.' Trainers Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova will not be returning. [Vulture]

'Lights Out' star Billy Brown has joined the cast of 'Dexter.' Brown will play Mike Cutler, Chicago transplant who steps on some toes at Miami Metro. [THR]

Nancy Grace has quit 'Swift Justice.' Grace attributed her decision to leave the series to the shift in production from Atlanta to Los Angeles. "I am so proud of the work we have done on 'Swift Justice.' Leaving such a successful show was a tough decision, but, with the increased requirements of the production's relocation to Los Angeles, it became challenging to balance my most important job -- mother to John David and Lucy -- back home." She'll be replaced by Jackie Glass. [Entertainment Weekly]

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'Biggest Loser' Winner Gives Weight Loss Advice on 'Today' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted May 25th 2011 1:00PM
Olivia Ward of 'The Biggest Loser' on 'Today' with Matt LauerOlivia Ward was the winner of this season's 'Biggest Loser,' but she told Matt Lauer on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) that some of her hardest work is ahead of her. It was a struggle to get the weight off, and it will be a daily struggle to keep it off from now on, she said. She also offered some advice to those who might be trying to lose weight on their own.

"I think the biggest thing is that you just don't look at the whole, entire, you know, journey all in one bite," said Ward. "It just takes baby steps. You didn't get this way overnight, it's not going to come off overnight."

What it takes, she added, was making one good decision at a time until you're in a better place. On a more personal note, Ward is an opera singer, and said she is hoping to get a shot at playing Carmen and some of the other women she couldn't before she lost weight.

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'The Biggest Loser: Couples' Season 11, Episode 21 (Season Finale) Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 25th 2011 5:30AM
Irene, Hannah & Olivia, 'The Biggest Loser' finale['The Biggest Loser: Couples' - 'Live Finale']

These shows being what they are, it can be a bit of an endurance test at times. Alison Sweeney has improved as a live host, but she still has some very awkward moments delivering lines.

And then there are just those awkward moments production-wise as they try to get through 20-odd weigh-ins and everything else. In fact, the weigh-ins is about all they had time for on this Season 11 Finale of 'The Biggest Loser.'

As this is Jillian Michaels's last season on the show I thought for sure we'd get some emotional tribute video to her and the impact she's made, but all we got was a few quick words when the trainers were brought out. Speaking of which, they did introduce her replacement.

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'The Biggest Loser' Season 11 Finale: Before & After

by Maggie Furlong, posted May 25th 2011 2:22AM
When a show gets to its 11th season, you'd expect things to get a little predictable, but not on 'The Biggest Loser.'

This season saw women nab three of the top four slots -- including the series' first sisters to make it to the top together, fierce competitors Hannah and Olivia -- and some amazing transformations all around.



With over 2,000 pounds lost this season, the reveals were jaw-dropping and the stories were tear-jerkers in tonight's live finale. They also introduced brand-new trainer for next season, tennis pro Anna Kournikova.

!!!SPOILER ALERT!!! Take a look at some of the show's biggest losers of the season after the jump, find out who won the at-home $100,000 prize, and find out who took home the grand prize of $250,000 and the title 'Biggest Loser.'

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'The Biggest Loser: Couples' Season Finale: And the Winner Is ... (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 25th 2011 1:50AM
'The Biggest Loser: Couples' finaleAlison Sweeney started the night by reminding us that this has been the longest season of 'The Biggest Loser: Couples' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC) so far. After 20 weeks of competition on the Ranch, it came down to a pair of sisters at the top of the heap, a father who was eliminated and earned his way back into the competition, and a young woman who lost her mother in the first week.

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While sisters Hannah and Olivia were locks for competing for the $250,000 prize, Jay and Irene had their fates handed to them by America's vote. So they came out at the top of the hour and both looked absolutely fantastic -- though Irene should be careful about doing high kicks in a dress when coming through a paper picture of herself.

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Anna Kournikova Joining 'The Biggest Loser'?

by PopEater Staff, posted May 23rd 2011 9:50AM
Anna KournikovaWith Jillian Michaels out of the picture, could Anna Kournikova be taking her place? According to reports, the tennis star will join the NBC's 'The Biggest Loser' as a trainer next season.

Kournikova will join new trainers Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel as the show undergoes major changes in the wake of Jillian Michaels' departure from the hit show, X17 Online reports.

Michaels will serve as a co-host on 'The Doctors' and a correspondent on 'Dr. Phil.'

An official announcement regarding Kournikova's role on 'Biggest Loser' is expected after the show's season finale on Tuesday.

Kournikova, who recently put her $9.4 million Miami mansion on the market, is certainly no stranger in the fitness world.

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'The Biggest Loser: Couples' Season 11, Episode 20 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 18th 2011 5:40AM
Final Four, 'The Biggest Loser: Couples 4'['The Biggest Loser: Couples' - 'Week Twenty']

"I want to say I can't believe it. But that's not true, because I CAN!" -- Hannah

Four entered this final week on The Biggest Loser campus and ... well, four people walked out. Couldn't we have had a two-hour makeover episode and shortened this penultimate installment to a single hour?

There may have been two challenges, a weigh-in and trips home for all four contestants, but it still felt like there was just so much padding. I felt like I could probably go ahead and do laundry or cook dinner while the episode was running and still not really miss anything.

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Which Two Finalists Guaranteed Their Spot in 'The Biggest Loser' Finale? (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 18th 2011 12:48AM
'The Biggest Loser'The penultimate episode of 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC) always seems to drag as there are only four contestants left, no one gets eliminated, and we've still got two hours to fill. But there are heartwarming moments, and this is a pretty special Final Four.

Jay is the comeback kid, who's decided he must have nine lives. He's been eliminated once, saved from elimination a second time and is still hanging in there. Then there's Irene, who lost her partner in the first week of the competition.

They're joined by sisters Hannah and Olivia, who nobody gave a shot at making it this far in the beginning. That they did it together is even more impressive. This week's weigh-in determines the top two, who are guaranteed a shot at the $250,000 prize in the finale. The bottom two plead their case to America and hope for a vote to put them in the Top Three.

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'The Biggest Loser: Couples' Season 11, Episode 19 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 11th 2011 6:40AM
The Final Five, 'The Biggest Loser'['The Biggest Loser: Couples 4' - 'Week Nineteen']

It was back to two-hour shows this week, and just in time. I don't think they could have covered five rounds of "exams," two challenges and a weigh-in this week in just one hour. That's right, Alison Sweeney announced that this was Final Exams week.

The contestants would be subjected to one test for each of the trainers, and then a final test with Alison. It was Spinning with Bob, Health and Wellness with Brett, Boxing with Cara, and Motivation with Jillian. Alison's test was a surprise for later.

The tests were to win a $10,000 prize, but it was a one-pound advantage at the weigh-in on the line in the physically brutal challenge of the week.

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The $10,000 Decision That Could Change the Game on 'Biggest Loser' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 11th 2011 1:45AM
Olivia, 'The Biggest Loser'The results of this week's weigh-in determine the Final Four on 'The Biggest Loser' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), which is the culmination of the contestants' work on the show. From there, two are definitely into the finale while the other two fight for America's vote. So this week was the last week your peers could vote you out.

Add that to the fact that you're smaller than you've ever been, and that a one-pound advantage can make a huge difference on the scale. But is it worth $10,000? Two contestants this week were given that very choice.

!!SPOILER ALERT!!

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'The Biggest Loser: Couples' Season 11, Episode 18 Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted May 4th 2011 10:45AM
Tim Gunn, 'The Biggest Loser'['The Biggest Loser' - 'Week Eighteen']

It's Makeover Week on 'The Biggest Loser'! And to kick it off in style was none other than fashion guru Tim Gunn himself. Gunn arrived in style in a horse-drawn carriage, and announced himself as the contestants' fairy godfather.

With the lofty title came the power to grant them three gifts throughout this week's episode. As we only had an hour because of the second episode of 'The Voice,' there wasn't much time spent on their hair and wardrobe shopping. Basically, we got right down to the reveals.

Later, the contestants discovered there were two cars to be won, which is pretty solid odds considering there were only five people left. And then we had a very memorable weigh-in for two reasons, and both of them created very happy moments. It was a feel-good episode all around. Well, except for that yellow line.

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