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Posted Nov 29, 2011 @ 7:15 PM

I think an on-air proposal from Ramon is virtually guaranteed, unless Jessica dumps him between now and the finale.
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Posted Nov 29, 2011 @ 9:35 PM

I don't think that would hold him back. In fact, Ramon would probably think the proposal would be so romantic that she'd take him back.
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Posted Nov 29, 2011 @ 10:26 PM

There will be at least one on-air proposal if the previews were correct. However it will be Vinnie and his girlfriend.
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Posted Nov 30, 2011 @ 6:58 AM

There will be at least one on-air proposal if the previews were correct. However it will be Vinnie and his girlfriend.

That would make more sense. They're an established couple instead of Ramon and Jessica's having met five minutes ago. Though I wonder if we're in for a two-fer.
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Posted Feb 7, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

Has anyone seen the new BL commercial. "Nobody's fond of Conda" (said like fonda)? Way to throw her under the bus. But will it bring in viewers???
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Posted Feb 7, 2012 @ 2:31 PM

I haven't seen the commercial, but I doubt it'll bring in viewers. And it lets us know she may be sticking around, so new viewers (should they show up) have a chance to hate her too.
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Posted Feb 14, 2012 @ 4:14 PM

Shortest interview ever with Adrian.
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Posted Feb 14, 2012 @ 11:57 PM

Just found a Facebook page for "I Dislike Conda," and it has over 1200 "likes."
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Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

Interview with Emily.

Interesting bit from Article:

We heard that there was a mutiny on the set with contestants threatening to walk out because of anger about an upcoming twist. Can you tell us anything about that?
"I actually can't, but just stay tuned. It'll be interesting!"


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Posted Apr 18, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

Collection of news articles on the walkout.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:56 PM

Bob on Today show - "Conda is sweet"

ETA: LIAR!

Edited by jj17, Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:56 PM.

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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

Sheesh. Is there *anything* Bob won't say? I guess if threatening to kick and drown your teammates is "sweet," Conda qualifies.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:18 PM

I guess he just about had to say something nice about her. Maybe after the season is over or after he leaves the show, he can open up more about it. But for right now, it would look pretty bad if he totally dissed Conda. Besides, he's around her to get a more well-rounded view of her - I don't doubt that she has at least a couple of redeeming qualities... and maybe that's what he's choosing to focus on right now for his own sanity.
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Posted Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

After the walk out occurred he said all the contestants were awful so he seems to have changed his mind
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:28 AM

A blog entry from Dr. Yoni Fredhoff, a prominent Ottawa specialist in obesity that you will often see quoted on TV or in the press about such matters, reports that

The Biggest Loser Destroys Participants' Metabolisms

I'm sure that doesn't surprise any of us, but it appears that the heavy exercise BL contestants are subject to combined with the rapid weight loss lowers their metabolism much more than just rapid weight loss (like from bariatric surgery) alone does.
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:13 PM

I could provide a link, if needed, but I'll say this off the top of my head anyway:
Lower weight people's metabolisms are lower than higher weight people because it takes less energy to power smaller bodies. It also stands to reason that increased muscle from exercise requires less energy to power than muscle-less bodies made smaller by bariatric surgery.
And I'll stop there, because otherwise this reply will need to simply go to the Weight Issues thread.
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Posted Apr 26, 2012 @ 2:59 PM

Good find, Tigger7. It seems that Dr. H was co-author of the study that shows the greatly diminished metabolic rate of former TBL contestants. After comparing to another study that demonstrates less metabolic loss in bariatric patients, Fredhoff writes:

That's a rather ironic finding given that one of the Biggest Loser study's authors, Biggest Loser's TV doctor Dr. Robert Huizenga, regularly trash talks bariatric surgery on the show as a terrifically unhealthy way to lose weight. Metabolically speaking, it would seem to me that his own study would suggest bariatric surgical weight loss is far healthier to a body's metabolism than is Biggest Loser style loss.

The study concludes,

"Unfortunately, fat free mass preservation did not prevent the slowing of metabolic rate during active weight loss, which may predispose to weight regain unless the participants maintain high levels of physical activity or significant caloric restriction"

Gee, ya think? "May"?

Here's how I'd spell it out. While some contestants of the Biggest Loser will translate their new lifestyles into careers as product spokespeople or fitness trainers and hence have new external motivators to maintain their extreme behaviours, those who donít are doomed by the show itself to regain their weight, as the lifestyles promoted by the reality television show The Biggest Loser are only "realistic" to those whose livelihoods and/or fame depend on them.


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Posted May 1, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

I attended a panel at the TV Academy last night for this show and the panelists were some producers, an NBC exec, Dolvett, Bob and Alison. Olivia, Hannah, Dan and Jackie were also in attendance. They discussed many things. Most significantly, they announced that the show will not be back in the fall. It was explained by the NBC exec that basically viewership has been down and feedback from fans has been that the two hours a week is a significant committment. So I guess they feel like they want to scale back on the broadcasts a little to hopefully get viewers more excited about tuning in. That could be a good move. He also mentioned how the people working the show have been going pretty much non-stop for several years and that perhaps the producers and people in charge of things like the challenges can use the down time to get them self up to date on new trends and things in the fitness world. Another good idea!!

One of the audience members got up and asked a multi-part question, one of which had to do with whether they know when they cast someone like Conda that they are going to be as manipulative and unliked as they turn out to be. Dolvett was anxious to jump in on this one but was interrupted by a producer who went on about how Conda was a 19 year old single mom when they met her and blah, blah, blah and how all the contestants get up there in front of millions, take their shirt off and show their real self and how you have to admire anyone who is willing to do that. The producer was very careful with his wording and said Conda has come a long way. When moderator Marc Cherry said "I am sure she is a nice lady," the producer quickly jumped in and said something along the lines of, "I didn't say she was nice."

It was a nice, easy evening with the discussion mostly being how the show changes lives and all of that. For those who are curious, one of the producers who welcomed everyone said that he would give us a "sneak peek" into the weigh in tonight. All contestants have been pre-weighed and even though he couldn't tell us exact weights, he said that the total weight lost this season comes out to
Spoiler

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Posted May 8, 2012 @ 4:41 PM

Buddy's take on life at TBL. No mention of the treatment of Daphne or Adrian. No smoking gun reason for leaving except they didn't like the twist and Kim never said she would leave.
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Posted May 9, 2012 @ 7:35 AM

Interesting article about the day-to-day routine at the ranch. I agree that there is no mention of the Aqua team and how they were treated. He bonded with the Britts and Mark from day-one and the alliance began.
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Posted May 9, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

Buddy's take on life at TBL. No mention of the treatment of Daphne or Adrian. No smoking gun reason for leaving except they didn't like the twist and Kim never said she would leave.


Buddy's reason for leaving remains lame. His comparison to a football game is completely off base - the possibility that contestants would come back was spelled out in the contract (as shown by the lawyer), that they ignored or forgot that fact isn't an "unfair twist," it's the way things go. Yeah, the other contestants got to go home and live with their families, but that's not an advantage in most cases. His baby was born while he was on the ranch? His choice - he didn't have to go on the show.
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Posted May 9, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

and... while the at-home contestants (who were eliminated because they were not part of the alliance, were threats, lost 9 lbs., called Jeremy "tank", etc.) were with their families, Buddy was surfing in Hawaii and meeting the first lady at the White House. Poor, poor Buddy!
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Posted May 9, 2012 @ 3:07 PM

Buddy doesn't think it was fair that eliminated contestants got to come back and compete. But he forgets that Jeremy was eliminated and got to come back. And win.

Creepiest part of the story was that he baptized Megan and Conda while they were on the ranch! Major psychological games going on there.
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Posted May 9, 2012 @ 3:55 PM

Hmmm...

Ben and Buddy became friends while trying out with Jeremy and Conda, Ben leaves the show because he misses his family, Buddy leaves in a huff when the others have a chance for the third spot (does not seem to remember the fact that Jeremy got a second chance) and Jeremy is now buying Buddy a mini-van.

Something stinks and it ain't the litter box.

Edited by bigskygirl, May 9, 2012 @ 3:59 PM.

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Posted May 10, 2012 @ 8:05 AM

Creepiest part of the story was that he baptized Megan and Conda while they were on the ranch! Major psychological games going on there.


How bizarre was this group?
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Posted May 13, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

As hannahjane reported:

NBC announces fall schedule. Something's missing.
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Posted May 14, 2012 @ 7:53 AM

http://www.deadline....er/#more-271368

Article that says it will come back (not in September), but they need more time.
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Posted May 14, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

Two good things about that: They're taking the time to do a makeover, which is desperately needed. Who likes the show more now than they did a few seasons ago? Anybody? Probably not. I'm glad they realize that the show had gone in the wrong direction and needed some major changes. Of course, they could screw that up, but for now we can all hope that it will improve.

Also, the show was over-exposed. I don't think I was alone in burning out on so many 2-hour episodes for so many weeks on end with only the tiniest break around the holidays.
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Posted May 14, 2012 @ 11:06 AM

I think NBC needs to have a come-to-Jesus meeting with the production company after this past season. Some problems that had been simmering the past few seasons -- more emphasis on gameplay and alliances, and contestants being cast simply for douchebag/shit-stirrer potential -- became a toxic stew this season with the Britt Brats and the God Squad. There has been loads of negative publicity, both in traditional media and online in blogs and sites like this.

All that hurts the Biggest Loser brand, the product line dependent on the good image of that brand, and thus the Biggest Loser's bottom line. NBC needs to decide if it wants to continue down the Survivor/Apprentice road in a ratings grab, and risk turning money-spending fans away.

Edited by Ms Chicklet, May 14, 2012 @ 11:08 AM.

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Posted May 14, 2012 @ 1:38 PM

I will only watch this show again if they go back and do it like the first season of Biggest Loser.
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