Biggest Loser adds Justin Bieber’s trainer

Bob Harper and Anna Kournikova will be joined as trainers on The Biggest Loser 12 by Dolvett Quince, who NBC says has served as Justin Bieber’s trainer.

NBC said in a press release that he is “an accomplished trainer who has been helping people get fit and healthy for 10 years” and “Janet Jackson has worked out at his Atlanta studio, and Quince recently went on tour for three months with pop superstar Justin Bieber, creating a workout and nutrition regimen designed to keep the in-demand entertainer in top shape.”

The press release does not mention season 11 trainers Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronuova, who have been unceremoniously dumped from the show.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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