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Ryan Benson is The Biggest Loser; Shawn Nelson wins The Rebel Billionaire.

Ryan Benson is The Biggest Loser; Shawn Nelson wins The Rebel Billionaire. At the conclusion of NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Ryan Benson walked away with $250,000 after losing 120 pounds. His weight loss alone didn’t give him the win; instead, it was because of a number that included the percentage of weight lost. “Benson lost …

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Slate critic: “On reality television, fat people are the new gay people.”

Slate critic: “On reality television, fat people are the new gay people.” Slate’s Dana Stevens/Liz Penn (two names are better than one) argues that “[o]n reality television, fat people are the new gay people.” After abandoning mocking the gays, she says “the evil forces that plot new reality shows have now turned their attention to …

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