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'Biggest Loser' Adds Two New Trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom

July 01, 2014 09:07:54

"" has added two new trainers for the upcoming season which will premiere on Thursday, September 11 (8-10 P.M. ET/PT). NBC announced on Monday, June 30 that Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom would join other trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince following ' departure which was announced a few days ago.

"We are excited to welcome Jessie and Jen into 'The Biggest Loser' family, and know they will be valuable players on this life-changing show that continues to inspire millions of people to embrace a healthy lifestyle," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "We look forward to viewers meeting them and to revealing more great changes we have in store for the new season."

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Jillian Michaels Exits 'The Biggest Loser' Again

June 26, 2014 09:06:52

won't return for the next season of "". "After helping hundreds of contestants transform their lives and inspiring millions of viewers at home, 'The Biggest Loser' and Jillian Michaels have decided to part ways and she will not be returning for season 16 when it airs in the fall," NBC says in a statement.

This is the third time the personal trailer leaves the NBC reality series. She first joined the show in its debut in 2004 and later quit in 2006, only to return in 2007. She left the show again in 2011, but returned for season 14 and 15 which aired in 2013.

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Report: Jillian Michaels Wants to Quit 'Biggest Loser' Due to 'Poor Care of the Contestants'

April 08, 2014 03:04:02

is reportedly considering to leave "" again. The original trainer on the reality series, who exited the show in 2010 only to return in 2012, is said "deeply concerned about the direction the show has been taking."

A source tells PEOPLE, "She is turned off by the mean-spirited story lines and poor care of the contestants." The source adds, "Michaels wants to distance herself from the Biggest Loser brand. Especially considering what happened with Rachel [Frederickson, season 15 winner], her feeling is that there isn't proper attention paid to the contestants' health or wellness."

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'The Biggest Loser' Trainer Bob Harper 'Stunned' by Rachel Frederickson's Drastic Weight Loss

February 07, 2014 02:02:05

"" trainer Bob Harper has finally broken his silence on Rachel Frederickson's drastic weight loss on the competition after initially refusing to address the controversy. Appearing on "The Rachael Ray Show", he said he was as surprised as most viewers when he saw Frederickson's transformation.

"What people don't understand it, when the contestants leave to go home...they're in charge of themselves," he responded to 's question if he thought Frederickson had lost too much weigh. "So I had not seen her until that night, and so when she walked out, I was just kind of like, whoa. And I've been on the show since the beginning."

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NBC and 'Biggest Loser' Winner Respond to 'Too Skinny' Criticism

February 06, 2014 10:02:25

NBC has responded to the criticism that latest "" winner Rachel Frederickson dropped so much weight that she looked unhealthy. Meanwhile, Frederickson, who lost 155 pounds or almost 60 percent of her body weight, preferred to dodge the question about people's concern on her new appearance.

NBC and show production company Shine America said in a statement, "We support Rachel and all of 'The Biggest Loser' contestants who have shared their journeys over the past 15 seasons. We remain committed to helping contestants achieve healthy weight loss and live healthier lifestyles, and to inspiring viewers to do the same."

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'Biggest Loser' Winner Rachel Frederickson Faces Criticism for Weight Loss

February 05, 2014 09:02:01

The new winner of "" is facing criticism on social media for her extreme weight loss. Rachel Frederickson, the 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, won the 15th season of the reality show on the February 4 finale after shedding 155 lbs. or 59.62% of her initial weight.

Some people thought Rachel, who appeared in silver dress during the final weigh-in, looked anorexic. "One girl on the biggest loser lost so much weight that she looks anorexic and this was the reaction of the trainers," a Twitter user by the name of Gunner wrote alongside a picture of and Bob Harper.

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'The Biggest Loser' Announces a Winner, Ruben Studdard Returns in Season 15 Finale

February 05, 2014 12:02:55

"" has crowned a winner of its 15th season. On the season finale, Bobby Salem, David Brown and Rachel Fredrickson stepped up to the scale one last time to find out who has lost the highest percentage of his/her initial weight.

After months of intense workouts, Rachel was declared the winner, dropping 155 lbs. or 59.62% of her initial weight to 105 lbs. She took home the $250,000 grand prize and nabbed the title of The Biggest Loser.

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'The Biggest Loser' Reveals Contestants and New Twist for Season 15

September 05, 2013 02:09:54

"" isn't the only competition series that had big news to announce on Wednesday, September 4. "" has also revealed the full cast line-up of its upcoming 15 cycle subtitled "Second Chances".

"" season 2 winner , whose participation has been reported a few months ago, is joined by 14 other contestants in a cast photo. Olympic weight lifter Holley Mangold is another public figure joining the competition. It marks the first time for the show to have celebrity contestant.

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Ruben Studdard Joins 'The Biggest Loser' Season 15

July 02, 2013 09:07:05

"" season 2 winner has signed up for another reality competition show. Unlike the FOX singing competition on which he had to show off his vocal prowess, the "Velvet Teddy Bear" will have to exercise hard and may sweat a lot to win the title of "".

The 34-year-old singer will compete in the 15th installment of the NBC weight loss show, which will air this fall, a spokeswoman for the network confirms. Other contestants for the next installment of the show have not been announced yet.

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'The Biggest Loser: Challenge America' Reveals Its Winner

March 19, 2013 09:03:14

"" season 14 which is also known as "The Biggest Loser: Challenge America" has revealed who lost the most weight. Finalists Danni Allen and Jeff Nichols were joined by Jackson Carter, who edged out Joe Ostaszewski for the third spot in the finale, for the last weigh-in in the Monday, March 18 episode.

Shedding 121 pounds or 46.9% of her starting body weight, Danni was crowned the winner of this season. The 26-year-old advertising account coordinator took home the $250,000 grand prize.

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'Biggest Loser' Admits Teenagers and Welcomes Jillian Michaels Back

September 05, 2012 01:09:25

"" welcomes back as trainer in the 14th season. The weight-loss show will return in January with teen participants as young as 13 and 17, supporting the national effort to battle childhood obesity.

"It's brave, it's bold and I'm sure it's going to be controversial, and we'll do the best we can to handle it in the most positive and effective way possible," Michaels said about the season. The focus will be on the kids' health instead of dress size. "It's about getting them on the softball team, not into a size four," the fitness expert added.

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Jeremy Britt Wins 'The Biggest Loser' After Losing Half of His Weight

May 02, 2012 09:05:35

": No Excuses" has crowned Jeremy Britt as the champion. The banker shed half of his body weight to take home the grand prize of $250,000 on the season 13 finale, which was aired Tuesday, May 1 on NBC.

After leaving the Ranch for seven weeks, Jeremy and two other finalists, his own sister Conda Britt and former pro-wrestler Kim Nielsen, stepped on the scale for the last weigh-in. Jeremy went from 389 lbs. to 190 lbs for a total weight loss of 199 lbs. (51.25%), Conda went from 294 lbs. to 179 lbs. for a total weight loss of 115 lbs. (39.12%), while Kim went from 252 lbs. to 134 lbs. for a total weight loss of 118 lbs. (46.83%).

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'Biggest Loser' Resumes Production After Mass Revolt, Cuts Two Protesters

February 24, 2012 03:02:48

"" is moving on despite the alleged protest launched by the contestants. After it was reported that the filming of the currently aired thirteenth season was shut down due to the cast revolt, the show is now said to have resumed production.

According to TMZ, the reality series has axed two of the contestants who walked off the set earlier this week after learning about a secret twist planned by the producers. Sources moreover spilled that the show's bosses are considering to use the mutiny as "a story point."

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Report: 'Biggest Loser' Production Shut Down After Contestants Threaten to Quit

February 23, 2012 01:02:42

"" is facing a big problem, if a report from TMZ can be trusted. According to the site, the remaining contestants in the current season of the reality series have walked off the show and now threaten to quit completely after learning a secret twist planned by producers.

Rumor has it, the show's bosses are considering to bring back previous contestants to compete for the grand prize. The current cast members are allegedly upset because they feel it's unfair that former cast members would be given a second chance at winning the prize.

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'The Biggest Loser' Recap: One Team Sent Home Early, Another Follows

January 04, 2012 12:01:24

After crowning John Rhode as a winner last season, "" returned with "No Excuses" on Tuesday, January 3. Unlike the previous seasons which paired up mother-daughter, father-son, brother-sister and husband-wife in one team, there would be no partners to win the champion title and the $250,000 grand prize this time around.

Aside from the twist, the premiere of the "No Excuses" season also saw an elimination at the beginning of the show. One team of two was sent packing even before they entered the ranch. The first challenge to survive this phase was to finish a 40-yard dash, and it had the blue, orange, brown, and yellow team finishing first.

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Cast and Shocking Twist of 'Biggest Loser' Season 13 Announced

December 15, 2011 10:12:59

Having just picked the winner of the 12th season, "" is gearing up for the next cycle. The show has unveiled the official cast line-up for the 13th season which is subtitled "No Excuses".

Featuring ten teams of two, the show will pit them up against their team mate in the race for the champion title and the $250,000 grand prize. While 18 of the 20 contestants come to the ranch with their loved ones, the other two cast members will initially be paired as strangers.

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John Rhode Is 'The Biggest Loser' Season 12 Winner

December 14, 2011 11:12:30

John Rhode is ": Battle of the Ages" champion. The 41-year-old special education teacher and football coach took home the $250,000 grand prize on the season 12 finale aired on Tuesday, December 13.

On the determining night, Rhode and the two finalists, Antone Davis and Ramon Medeiros, were weighed for the last time to determine the winner. Starting the show at 445 lbs, Rhode has lost 220 lbs which is 49.44% of initial weight.

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Anna Kournikova Will Not Return to 'Biggest Loser'

November 15, 2011 01:11:34

's stint on "" is apparently short-lived. The tennis ace has confirmed to THR via her representative that she is leaving her post as a trainer on the NBC reality show after one season only.

"I enjoyed my time on the 'Biggest Loser' ranch. Although I will not be returning as a full time trainer on season 13, I will always be a part of 'The Biggest Loser' family and my commitment to bettering lives through health and fitness will continue," she said in a statement.

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Losing 129 Lbs, Olivia Ward Wins 'Biggest Loser' Season 11

May 25, 2011 11:05:40

Olivia Ward is "" winner in season 11. At the last weigh in, it was revealed that she currently weighs 132 lbs. The New York City opera singer originally weighed 261 lbs, which means she lost 129 lbs after 5 months.

Olivia beat out her own sister Hannah Curlee who started at 248 lbs and ended at 128 lbs for a total loss of 120 lbs. The third finalist Irene Alvarado currently weighs 139 lbs. She lost 116 lbs after originally weighing 255 lbs.

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Anna Kournikova to Join New Season of 'Biggest Loser' as Trainer

May 21, 2011 12:05:07

has reportedly signed up to join "" as a new trainer in upcoming season. The Russia-born tennis player is said being set to lend her athletic training skills, replacing longtime show trainer Jillian Michaels who is leaving after this season.

According to X17online, NBC will make a formal announcement regarding Anna's involvement in the season finale which will air Tuesday, May 24. Should the report is true, the 29-year-old beauty will join trainers Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel.

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