Biggest Loser 2 teams revealed

The cast of The Biggest Loser 2 has been unveiled, and they’ll compete as teams of men versus women. The 14 competitors “includ[e] a stand-up comic, an attorney, two police officers and a physician,” according to an NBC press release. Most of the competitors are in their 20s; the oldest is 42.

The other cast members are the same as during the first season: Caroline Rhea returns to host, while the balls of endless energy known as Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will again work to train and motivate their overweight charges.

The show debuts Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET.

Biggest Loser 2 contestants [NBC]
Fourteen New Announced Contestants Will Find Losing Means Winning… [NBC press release]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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