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

In this new cycle, the contestants will be split up from their team mate and up against each other to win the grand prize.

'Biggest Loser' winner John Rhode says he's at risk for gaining all the weight back

"The Biggest Loser" winner John Rhode lost a total of 220 pounds, or 49.44% of his body weight, going from 445 lbs to 225 lbs during the course of the show. That's a pretty astounding feat, even with challenges and trainers like Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.His trainers expressed a fear that Rhode will gain it all back, something Rhode agrees is a possibility. In a media conference, Rhode said, "I am at risk, I'm frightened about that." He said he wasn't insulted by the very same sentiments being expressed by Harper and Quince. "I need to be aware of that... That's a possibility.""Ultimately I found out the person I trusted the least was myself," he said after expressing how grateful he was to have spent time at the ranch. He said he was an addict. "Yeah, I've got a food addiction and yeah, I could put the weight back on." He says he believes...

TV ratings: 'NCIS' dominates Tuesday, 'Glee' Christmas episode soft

Fast national ratings for Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011Viewers were not feeling very giving toward a Christmas episode of "Glee" Tuesday night, as its ratings were on the low side for the second week in a row. A holiday edition of "NCIS" scored the night's best numbers across the board, and the finale of "The Biggest Loser" gave NBC a bump.CBS led the total-viewer race by a huge margin, drawing 15.5 million viewers and a 10.0 rating/15 share in households. No one else drew even half that many people. NBC (6.95 million, 4.7/7) was the best of the rest, finishing a little ahead of FOX (6.5 million, 4.1/6). ABC came in fourth with 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/5, while The CW (712,000, 0.5/1) barely registered.FOX and CBS tied for the lead among adults 18-49, each scoring a 2.8 rating. NBC took third in the demographic with a 2.2. ABC averaged 1.5 and The CW 0.3....

The Biggest Loser Names a New Winner

A season dubbed "The Battle of the Ages" came down to a battle between Ramon Medeiros, Antone Davis and John Rhode last night, as each man vied for the $250,000 grand prize on The Biggest Loser . And while all three impressed on the scales - Davis lost 45.19% of his initial weigh-in figure; while Medeiros went from 355 pounds to 201 - the numbers don't lie: John Rhode is your champion! This 41-year from Mesa, Arizona - who works as a special education teacher and football coach - lost 220 total pounds throughout the competition, weighing in last night at 220 pounds, down 49.44% from his opening weight of 445. Truly amazing. A feat worthy of such a large check. Congratulations, John!

'The Biggest Loser' finale: John Rhode, Antone Davis or Ramon Medeiros, who won the prize?

A winner was crowned on "The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages" Tuesday night (Dec. 13) - was it Ramon Medeiros, Antone Davis or John Rhode?The winner was John Rhode, who started the show at 445 lbs. His final weight was 225 lbs, for a loss of 220 lbs, which is 50.56% of his starting weight. Goodness.The other two didn't have bad showings either, of course. Antone Davis came in second. He went from 447 lbs to 225 lbs, which is a loss of 202 lbs, or 45.19%. Ramon Medeiros was third, goign from 355 lbs to 201 lbs, or a loss of 43.38%.In the at-home challenge for the eliminated contestants, the final three came down to Vinny Hickerson, Patrick Ferrari and Jennifer Rumple. Jennifer won the $100,000, having lost almost 44% of her starting weight of 330 lbs. Vinny came very close, needing only three more pounds to beat Jennifer, but she pulled it...

'The Biggest Loser' Season 13 features no partners. And Santa Claus.

During "The Biggest Loser: Battle of the Ages" finale Tuesday night (Dec. 13) on NBC, host Alison Sweeney announced the twist for next season - no partners. The pairs that come on the show will be competing against each other, with one member of the pair being trained by Dolvett Quince and one being trained by Bob Harper. In addition to that twist, there is also ... Santa Claus? A man whose beard is obviously real, perhaps he plays Santa every year? But as he collapses during a workout, the jokes already start about kids crying because "The Biggest Loser" killed Santa. What do you think, "Biggest Loser" fans? Do you like the splitting up of the partners? Or does that take away from one of the driving forces behind the show?...

Finale Photos: The Biggest Loser Season 12 Episode 13

The Biggest Loser  Season 12  Episode 13 aired last night on NBC. Episode Synopsis : In this must-see, exciting live finale, the contestants from this season return for  a special reunion and a chance to weigh in one last time – and show America how much weight they’ve all lost since beginning their weight-loss journeys. Those who have been eliminated will compete for the $100,000 “at home” prize. Then it’s the moment viewers have been waiting for, when one of the three finalists will be named this season’s “Biggest Loser” and win the coveted grand prize of $250,000! Alison Sweeney hosts the series, and trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince also star. Read More..

The Biggest Loser Season 12 Episode 12 (Marathon)

TThe Biggest Loser  Season 12  Episode 12 airs Tuesday December 6 8-10 p.m. ET on NBC. Episode Synopsis : The stakes are higher than ever  when all the contestants return to the  same spot where they had their first challenge to compete in a marathon. For the first time in the show’s history, the contestant who wins the race automatically becomes a finalist, eligible to compete for the $250,000 grand prize. But there’s extra incentive because the first five players who finish the race will also get to split $50,000. The only way to guarantee a spot in the finals is to either win the marathon – or be one of the contestants who stay above the red line at the weigh-in. In the end, the three finalists of season 12will be revealed. Alison Sweeney hosts the series, and trainers Bob Harper, Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince also star. Read More...

TV ratings: 'Rudolph,' 'Victoria's Secret' score for CBS Tuesday

Fast national ratings for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011A wholesome Christmas special and a bunch of models in lingerie carried CBS to a big ratings win Tuesday. Both "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" improved on their ratings from last year, with the "VS" show rising by more than a full point among adults 18-49.Elsewhere, "Glee," "New Girl" and "Raising Hope" were all up a bit from their last airings two weeks ago, and NBC's lineup and The CW's "90210" improved as well.CBS scored 12.1 million viewers and a 7.1 rating/11 share in households Tuesday night, leading its closest competitor by more than 4 million viewers. ABC (7.5 million, 4.8/7) finished second, a little ahead of FOX (7.15 million, 4.2/6). NBC was fourth with 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3/7. The CW (1.6 million, 1.0/1) was off the pace.The Eye also ruled the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.8 rating, beating out...

'Biggest Loser' Contestants Ramon Medeiros and Jessica Limpert Plan to Marry

It seems like 'The Biggest Loser' could teach 'The Bachelor(ette)' a thing or two about finding real love on a TV show. Earlier this week recently eliminated contestant Ramon Medeiros told Wendy Williams that his time on the show was well spent. He lost a ton of weight, inspired his family to get fit with him and fell in love with fellow 'Loser' Jessica Limpert. Now, in a refreshing change from the big rings and flashy engagements of other reality TV stars, he's told 'People' magazine that the couple plan to wed, but not just yet. "It is in the cards for Jess and I to get married," Medeiros said. "But it will be in the future. We're a new couple, and we're going to just get into the real world now. I want to take it a little slow. We're not going anywhere, so we're going to be together for a long, long time."