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'Biggest Loser' producers: Illegal drug use claims without merit and false'

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. Los Angeles County Sheriffs investigators confirmed Tuesday that they are looking into allegations of alleged illegal drug use on the set of NBCsThe Biggest Loser. An investigation began earlier this month after a journalist advised Malibu...   Read More... //feeds.ew.com/~r/entertainmentweekly/tv/coverage/~3/fWD3r9HqqGM/biggest-loser-producers-illegal-drug-use-claims-without-merit-false

Biggest Loser Under Investigation for Illegal Narcotics Use on Set

The Biggest Loser is under investigation by the L.A. County Sheriffs Department for illegal drug use following allegations by former contestants that the show pushed the use of amphetamines and diuretics to facilitate weight loss. In May, 2016, a journalist advised Malibu/Lost Hills station personnel of a news report regarding unsubstantiated allegations of illegal narcotics use in the past on the set of the television reality show, The Biggest Loser, Lieutenant James Royal said in a statement released on Tuesday. Based on the information contained in the news report, Malibu/Lost Hills Station personnel are conducting an inquiry regarding the unsubstantiated allegations.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/biggest-loser-under-investigation-for-illegal-narcotics-use-on-set/

Authorities probe Biggest Loser over doping allegations

Southern California authorities are eyeballing The Biggest Loser over doping allegations connected to the long-running NBC show, according to a report. Much of Loser is shot at the sprawling King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, and thats where investigators want to know if contestants are given illegal drugs to manipulate their show performances, Los Angeles County...   Read More... //nypost.com/2016/05/31/authorities-probe-biggest-loser-over-doping-allegations/

Biggest Loser Producers Deny Forcing Contestants to Take Weight-Loss Drugs

"Contestants are told at the start of the show that there is zero tolerance for any weight-loss drugs."   Read More... //www.vulture.com/2016/05/biggest-loser-deny-mandatory-weight-loss-drug-use.html?mid=full-rss-vulture

Biggest Loser Alum Blames Show For Weight Gain: Biggest Mistake of My Life (VIDEO)

The Biggest Loser could have a massive problem on their hands.  Read More... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/OGYFFsY6lbE/

Biggest Loser Pushed Drug Use to Lose Weight, Ex-Contestants Say

Former contestants of The Biggest Loser claim the show encouraged drug use for weight loss, including amphetamines and diuretics. Bob Harper was my trainer, Joelle Gwynn of 2008s Couples season told the New York Post . He goes away and his assistant comes in. Hes got this brown paper bag thats bundled up. He says, Take this drug, itll really help you. It was yellow and black. I was like, What the f--k is this? After taking the pill once, Gwynn surmised, People chastise Bill Cosby for allegedly offering meds to women, but its acceptable to do to fat people to make them lose weight. I feel like we got raped, too.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/biggest-loser-drugs-weight-loss/

Biggest Loser fed us illegal drugs to lose weight: ex-contestants

Lezlye Donahue survived Hurricane Katrina. Going on The Biggest Loser, she says, was worse than that. Its my biggest nightmare, she says, and its with me to this day. Following a controversial study that claims to explain why almost all Biggest Loser contestants regain massive amounts of weight, numerous ex-Losers reached out to The Post...   Read More... //nypost.com/2016/05/22/biggest-loser-fed-us-illicit-drugs-to-lose-weight-ex-contestants/

Why Biggest Loser Contestants Gain the Weight Back

The Biggest Loser is notorious for having former contestants gain back much of the weight they lose on the show, but a new study says that might be more attributable to biology than anything else. The study, published Monday in the scientific journal Obesity, was conducted by Dr.Kevin Hall, an expert on metabolismwiththe National Institutes of Health, and examined former Biggest Loser contestants to gain insight into why drastic weight loss so often doesnt stick.   Read More... //www.thewrap.com/why-biggest-loser-contestants-gain-the-weight-back/

The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels Is Engaged to Her Longtime Partner

  Jillian Michaels proposed to her longtime partner, Heidi Rhoades, on Tuesday's season finale of her reality show Just Jillian . Michaels brought Rhoades to a movie theater, where the couple's family and friends were also in attendance. She played a fake movie trailer made up of photos of the couple ...   Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/news/the-biggest-losers-jillian-michaels-is-engaged-to-her-longtime-partner/?rss=breakingnews

VIDEO: Why The Biggest Loser's Bob Harper Is Still Speechless From a Julia Roberts Encounter 20 Years Ago

  Bob Harper , host of The Biggest Loser , is just like the rest of us: he has his weaknesses when it comes to eating right, and he can have a freak out moment when meeting a celebrity too. In this video, Harper recalls having a... ..Read More...   //www.tvguide.com/news/video-why-the-biggest-losers-bob-harper-is-still-speechless-from-a-julia-roberts-encounter-20-years/?rss=breakingnews