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The Biggest Loser 7

Dane on marathon: “in my mind I ran the full 26 miles”; Biggest Loser producers apologize

The producers of The Biggest Loser have apologized for “misleading” viewers about Dane Patterson competing a marathon, although Dane is keeping his medal and is “proud of” his run. Last week, TV Barn broke the story that the show and Dane lied about completing a marathon, and NBC has since said it was investigating. The …

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NBC admits show lied about Dane running a full marathon, will take “corrective action”

NBC has announced that it is investigating the deceptive where-are-they-now segment on last night’s Biggest Loser, during which Dane Patterson claimed to have run a full marathon even though he didn’t finish it. The segment actually fictionalized Dane and his wife Carli’s finish time, as they were shown completing the race after three hours and …

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Dane didn’t actually complete a marathon; Bob breaks down over team changes

This week’s episode of The Biggest Loser 7 was split into two nights because of Tuesday’s presidential address, and each night offered its own drama, from a trainer and his team’s emotional meltdown to a contestant’s on-screen lie about running an entire marathon. Dane lied, and Bob cried. After being eliminated at the end of …

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People eat junk food while watching Biggest Loser but contestants cook for themselves

The Biggest Loser repeatedly emphasizes careful, thoughtful eating along with exercise, although we don’t always see the contestants struggling to make their own food on television. But what do viewers do while watching the NBC reality series on TV? They eat fattening, calorie-filled shit. Last September, Ernie Hsiung blogged that Twitter posts revealed hysterical eating …

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Bob screams at a contestant, says he was “cussing like I’ve never cussed before”

Bob Harper, the more mild-mannered Biggest Loser trainer who has described his work as “God’s calling,” unloaded on a contestant during Tuesday’s episode, resulting in more fireworks than were on the first episode of American Idol 8. Before Bob started screaming, he said in an interview, “I was so pissed during that last chance workout …

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