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Biggest Loser health story leads show to threaten cast; Jillian says “contestants can get a little too crazy”

The New York Times reports today on The Biggest Loser, saying in the headline that “health can take a back seat” on the show. The story is interesting, from the confessions of previous cast members to the way the show threatened its past contestants, warning them not to talk to the media. After some pointless …

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MTV’s Jersey Shore promos highlight “guidos,” offending an Italian-American group

Next Tuesday, MTV debuts its newest docudrama: Jersey Shore, which follows a group of men and women on vacation in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. MTV’s announcement of the show told viewers, “Grab your hair gel, wax that Cadillac and get those tattooed biceps ready to fist pump with the best this summer at the Jersey …

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Next Iron Chef winner Jose Garces deep frying his Thanksgiving turkey

Next Iron Chef 2 winner Jose Garces beat Jehangir Mehta on Sunday’s finale of the Food Network series, and will appear on Iron Chef for the first time in mid-January. He was selected by the annoying judging panel–seriously, has there ever been a more excruciatingly whiny group of judges than Donatella Arpaia, Jeffrey Steingarten, and …

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