'The Biggest Loser' recap: Trimming the Fat

Hello friends! Given that it's the holiday season I present to you the following gift: a three-paragraph recap of "Christmas in Rockefeller Center," which was on my TV when I tuned in to start recapping "The Biggest Loser." Don't say I never gave you anything! Mariah Carey lip-synced beautifully, but given the cheerleaders onstage and the fact that she's pregnant with quadruplets, we can forgive her. Kylie Minogue killed and skinned the Abominable Snowman and proudly wore his pelt; the singing is best ignored. Boyz II Men still exist and lip sync really well in harmony. Whoever committed the Ashlee Simpson-esque gaffe of playing the Boyz II Men harmony vocals during the beginning of Charice's performance is now fired, and/or really hates Boyz II Men. David Foster is maybe Charice's Rene Angelil, in all senses. Charice is maybe an adorable robot, which makes that last fact slightly less creepy. I don't think she was lip-syncing, but can't say for sure. I mean, someone pushed play for a reason, you know? Susan Boyle didn't look particularly like she was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, which I think is progress. Also, leave it to her to rock a boys choir. If NBC had replaced Sheryl Crow with Shelby Lynne, I would have forgiven everything else. Alas, that would not to happen. I actually kind of like Sheryl Crow, but another generic, watery version of "Blue Christmas" doesn't make me happy, and in fact can be that bad. The Katherine Jenkins/Jackie Evancho "Silent Night" duet...well, aside from visually skewing a little   Toddlers and Tiaras , it was pretty impressive. Bitches can sing. Fucking Josh Groban. I had to fast forward for the sake of my own dignity. Though full disclosure: I was once in a bell choir. PTSD flashbacks galore, man. I love Annie Lennox more than I can properly explain, and so it especially pains me to say that her performance of "God Rest Ye Gentlemen" scared the shit out of me. I know she had some sort of really bad back injury, so maybe a cornucopia of Vicodin is responsible for her album cover. Shut up, Rockettes.   To Read More  Click Here.

TV Tonight: What's On Tuesday 11/30

Tonight, the Glee kids take their hard work to Sectionals, while the models strut their stuff on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS! Also, don't forget the return of Running Wilde on FOX and No Ordinary Family on ABC! See what else is new tonight: 8/7c One Tree Hill  on The CW Glee  on FOX Christmas in Rockefeller Center  on NBC 9/8c No Ordinary Family  on ABC Life Unexpected  on The CW Raising Hope  on FOX This Biggest Loser  on NBC Stargate Universe  on Syfy 9:30/8:30c Running Wilde  on FOX 10/9c Detroit 187  on ABC Victoria's Secret Fashion Show  on CBS Sons of Anarchy  on FX 16 and Pregnant  on MTV Glory Daze  on TBS What will you be watching?

THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 11 - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 11 which airs on Tuesday, November 30 at 8pm. Episode Synopsis: THE FINAL FOUR CONTESTANTS FACE THEIR TOUGHEST CHALLENGE YET – RUNNING A MARATHON — WHILE BEING CHEERED ON BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS – The final four contestants leave the ranch and transition back to life at home, showing off their new slimmer selves to family and friends and facing the temptations and challenges of everyday life. Six weeks later, they return to the ranch to run 26.2 miles, cheered on by loved ones. The winner breaks a “Biggest Loser” marathon record. Then a final weigh-in determines who the two definite finalists will be – and which two contestants fall below the dreaded yellow line, leaving America to vote which one will be the third finalist to compete for the grand prize of $250,000. Alison Sweeney hosts, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels also star. Source & Preview

TV Ratings: Thanksgiving Eve gives CBS a quiet win

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 It was a quiet Thanksgiving Eve on Wednesday night, with another soft night for the networks. "Human Target," which premiered last week and introduced new female characters, lost over a million viewers in its second episode. It was a night of reruns and recap episodes, and with the day before Thanksgiving being a popular night for both traveling and bar-hopping, its no surprise that the only show to break a 3.0 in the key demo was "Modern Family" with a 3.7. CBS averaged 8.1 million viewers and a 4.9/9 share in households . ABC (7.4 million, 4.4/8)  beat FOX (5.3 million, 3.0/5) for second place. NBC took fourth with 5.2 million viewers and a 3.0/5, while The CW came in with 1.4 million viewers and a 0.9/2. In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC led with a 2.3 rating. FOX was in second with a 1.8, followed by CBS with 1.7, NBC with 1.6, and The CW with a 0.5. To Read More  Click Here.

The Greatest Moment in 'Biggest Loser' History (VIDEO)

The theme for this season's 'Biggest Loser' is "paying it forward." This concept means doing a favor, without expecting anything in return. It's based on the idea that we receive generosity from strangers all the time. Since we can't pay them back, we should move "forward" and do good deeds for others. Tonight, that theme really paid off. By the end of this episode (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC), there were hugs, tears -- and one man's life changed for the better. It began when the contestants faced the latest challenge, which involved "Angels Flight," the world's shortest railroad. However, for some players, it proved to be quite a long trip. To Read More Click Here.

The Biggest Loser Strike Ends

A strike that temporarily shut down production of The Biggest Loser has ended after the crew members' union and the show's production company reached an agreement that secures health benefits for the crew of the NBC series, a network rep confirms. Two weeks ago, the Biggest Loser crew walked off set in an effort to unionize. Production resumed shortly after, but the crew picketed the series. The International Alliance of Stage Employees union and Reveille, the company that produces the show, reached an agreement to provide the crew with health benefits, and the crew unanimously approved the deal on Monday.  Further details of the deal were not released. "This agreement is a positive step forward for the crew of The Biggest Loser, especially in the area of health benefits," Mike Miller, the vice president of the union, said in a statement. "We are pleased to see them go back to work." Source Here

The Biggest Loser Makeovers: Then and Wow!

Here's a change you can believe in. On The Biggest Loser's makeover episode, the remaining contestants finally shed their stinky workout gear and unveil polished new looks, walking the runway at a Ford Warriors in Pink breast-cancer-awareness event. "They've been sweating away for months," says host Alison Sweeney. "It's the first opportunity for them to think about how far they've come — and to enjoy it." For tech consultant Ada Wong, 27, getting a shot at the head-to-toe revamp was nearly as big a goal as making it to the December 14 finale. "I'm a girl — I like makeovers! I knew that at a minimum I had to get to this week," she says. She got her wish when she and the other ranch-dwellers were whisked off to Ken Paves' salon, where the celeb stylist gave her long locks slenderizing layers. "Having a lot of hair makes everybody look wider," says Paves. "This cut elongates her neck and lifts her face up and away from her shoulders." To Read More Click Here.

THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 10 (Makeover Week) - Preview

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the upcoming episode of THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 10 which airs on Tuesday, November 23 at 8pm. Episode Synopsis:  First, the remaining seven players head to the salon of celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, who crafts great new looks for each of them, and then they’re off to a People Magazine photo shoot. Later, the contestants show off their stylish and slimmer selves on a fashion runway celebrating Ford Warriors in Pink and all of their efforts to raise breast cancer awareness and fight the disease. Then it’s time for emotional reunions when the made-over players show off their incredible new looks to loved ones flown in to help them celebrate their big day. After the makeovers, it’s back to reality at the ranch, and then a challenge that will give the lucky winner the biggest prize yet this season — a 2011 Ford Edge car. The contestants’ stamina and endurance are put to the test, but it’s their hearts that really come into play when a surprise turn of events at the challenge leads to one of the most heartwarming moments in “Biggest Loser” history. Finally, one player reaches a milestone at the weigh-in, after which an elimination round sends another contestant home. Alison Sweeney, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels star. Source & Preview

THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 9 - Photos

Check out photos of the upcoming episode of THE BIGGEST LOSER Season 10 Episode 9 which airs on Tuesday, November 16 at 8pm. Episode Synopsis : This week, the competition moves to singles, so contestants will compete on their own without partners or teammates from this point forward. The most recent elimination is still a big topic of conversation, with trainer Bob Harper trying to determine why the vote went the way it did and one player still upset over the departure of a close friend. But the players all perk up with news from the trainers that they’re getting a special gift from loved ones – heartwarming videos from home that move everyone to tears. When one player doesn’t receive a video, the other contestants thoughtfully plan an uplifting surprise to try and make up for it. Then a pool challenge tests everyone’s balancing skills, and later, one player reaches a milestone at the weigh-in. Finally, one more contestant is eliminated, and heads home to an emotional reunion with loved ones. Trainer Jillian Michaels and host Alison Sweeney also star. Source & Photos

The Biggest Loser Crew Pickets NBC Series

The Biggest Loser's crew and union sympathizers picketed Wednesday outside the state park where the NBC series is produced, according to The Hollywood Reporter. On Monday, with support from the International Alliance of Stage Employees union, the crew of the NBC series walked off the set in an effort to unionize. "This is a top-rated prime-time television show, and the crew remains unified," IATSE international President Matthew D. Loeb said in a statement. "The strike is the result of a unanimous decision by members of the production crew that they get a contract similar to others covering these types of productions, and we are resolute in getting it for them." Wages and working conditions are not the issue, sources told THR; pension and health benefits are. The show has about 50 crew members (some are union members) and all voted to walk off the production, the trade paper reported. Reps for the NBC series did not respond to's after-hours e-mails. Source Here