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Jillian Michaels “used by” producers to bring Ruben Studdard back to Biggest Loser

Ruben Studdard left The Biggest Loser last week, after losing just five pounds and being eliminated automatically. But he returned to the competition this week. Instead, Jillian Michaels says that was a set-up by the producers to bring Ruben back. At the end of last night’s episode, Alison Sweeney said–and by said, I mean dragged …

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“Trainer save” added to Biggest Loser; cast includes 462-pound Ruben Studdard

American Idol 2 winner Ruben Studdard will be on the 15th season of The Biggest Loser this fall; the 462-pound singer will be “the show’s first celebrity player,” according to NBC, and he’s also the season’s biggest person. The 15-person cast also includes Olympic weightlifter Holley Mangold. Also a first: the trainers helped cast the …

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Jillian Michaels returns to Biggest Loser (again), which will feature teenagers (oh no)

Trainer Jillian Michaels will return to The Biggest Loser, her second return to the show because she has quit twice. She last quit to have a child, and previously quit because of the editing. Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince will also return for its 14th season. The show will also “tackle the childhood obesity epidemic …

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Biggest Loser producer admits twist should have been revealed earlier; quitters can’t talk

The executive producer of The Biggest Loser who appeared on Tuesday’s mutiny episode said he thinks producers should have told the cast earlier that someone would be coming back, but this season only “implied” that. Meanwhile, Buddy Shuh and Mark Cornelison are not allowed to talk to the media and explain exactly why they quit …

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In defense of quitters: The Biggest Loser mutiny is the greatest thing ever on the show

The Biggest Loser: No Excuses contestant walk-out that occurred about two months ago was broadcast Tuesday night, and two of the five remaining cast members, Buddy Shuh and Mark Cornelison, ended up quitting the show. I haven’t watched the show in years, but I still feel comfortable saying that their protest gave the NBC series …

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