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The Biggest Loser 8

Danny wins Biggest Loser after shedding 55.58 percent of his weight; Subway bribes Shay

The Biggest Loser 8 ended last night, and transformed Danny Cahill was declared with winner for losing 55.58 percent of his body weight and 239 pounds. He said that when he’s in the gym or walking down the street, “no one knows who I am” now because he looks so different. In a cleverly illustrative …

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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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Biggest Loser monitors subtly revealed weigh-in results early, spoiling the outcome

On last night’s episode of The Biggest Loser 8, watching the long, drawn-out weigh in was less necessary than usual, because the monitor that showed the two teams’ percentage of weight loss revealed the final totals at the very start of the weigh in. The pairs were grouped into two teams, black and blue, and …

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Biggest Loser products will make $100 million this year; latest is The Biggest Loser Resort

The Biggest Loser may have become almost unwatchable with its bloated two-hour episodes and annoying product placement, but it is a massive success: it will “generate $100 million from health and fitness products this year,” Variety reports. Among other things, they’ve sold 2.5 million books, have 450,000 subscribers for The Biggest Loser Club, and its …

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Bob and Jillian will work together, not compete, on The Biggest Loser 8

After essentially competing against one another for six seasons on The Biggest Loser, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels will work together to train this season’s contestants, who will not be divided into teams, nor will they have to choose a trainer. Jillian, who said she was “very unhappy” last season, said it “really sucks” that …

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Biggest Loser 8 cast not friends or family, but has season 7 contestant, biggest person ever

After three seasons of The Biggest Loser casting pairs of people who were friends or relatives, the show is returning to having a cast of strangers–at least before returning to family pairs for season nine. The Biggest Loser 8‘s 16-person cast has a loosely defined theme of “second chances” because NBC says they are all …

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