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Bob Harper is the New Host of ‘The Biggest Loser’



The Biggest Loser has found the perfect new host – Bob Harper.

Starting next season, which begins in 2016, Harper will move from trainer to host.

Harper has been a part of the show since it debut in 2004. He will be taking over for Alison Sweeney who decided not to return for season 17.

Trainers Dolvett Quince and Jennifer Widerstrom will also be returning for the new season. Even though Harper wills serve as host, it doesn’t mean that he won’t weigh-in on the training sessions.

“I know all of the ins and outs [of the show],” he says. “And let me tell you, the weigh-in room is going to be a completely different ballgame with me at the steering wheel.”

The Biggest Loser’s Tara Costa Sued By Fitness Company

2012- Tara Costa's FB page.

2012- Tara Costa’s FB page.

Tara Costa, who competed on The Biggest Loser back in 2009, is being sued  by a fitness company.

According to TMZ,  FC Online Marketing — which owns — filed a lawsuit against Costa claiming that they entered into a fitness promotional agreement with the former reality star, but she didn’t hold up her end of the bargain.

So how did Costa break her end of the deal?

FC Online Marketing says  that Costa had re-gained “far too much weight” in 2011 to represent the brand publicly and in print.

The company says it paid Costa’s foundation $45,000 in exchange for her image and likeness . But since she gained some of the weight back, her image is no longer in-line with that of the company’s mission.

As a result, FCOM is suing Costa for breaching the don’t-get-fat agreement, and they are demanding unspecified damages.

After doing some research on Costa’s FB page (photo above), it looks like the former contestant is back in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, FCOM feels as though the damage is already done.


Ruben Studdard to Compete on Upcoming Season of ‘The Biggest Loser’


Ruben Studdard is about to participate in another reality show, but this time around he’s trying to lose.

Studdard, who won season 2 of American Idol in 2003, will compete on the NBC’s The Biggest Loser when it returns this fall.

“I was losing weight, but I was exhausted. It was making me sick,” the 35-year-old told PEOPLE in 2006 after attempting an intense workout regimen on about 1,200 calories a day with trainer Gunnar Peterson. “I’m a big man. There was no way to do those workouts on that amount of food, so everything was contradicting itself.”

In 2006, Studdard embarked on a weight-loss journey  that consisted of consuming 1,200 calories a day and working out with trainer Gunnar Peterson. Sadly, he quit that weight-loss plan after losing just 12 lbs. He later on decided to become a vegetarian, which led to him losing more than 70 of his 455 lbs. in 2006.

The singer maintained a healthy lifestyle  throughout his marriage to Surata Zuri McCants, but he began gaining weight againafter the couple divorced in 2012.

“I’ve never had an issue with my weight,” Studdard has said. “[But] my family has a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart-related issues – things I didn’t have to deal with yet because I’m young. But I don’t want to be worried at 40, and if I don’t fix things now, I will be.”

The Biggest Loser returns to NBC on Tuesdays this fall.

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“Biggest Loser” Stars Divorcing with Baby on the Way

Jillian Michaels Set to Leave “The Biggest Loser”


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Biggest Loser star and trainer Jillian Michaels is about to say adios to the show.

Michaels, 36, is ready to step away from the hit show, reports E! Online.

The trainer took to her Twitter and posted the following message: “Season 11 of Biggest Loser will be my last 🙂 have to finish out my contract.”

“I want to take a year off TV and focus on becoming a mommy and doing more charity work,” she said in another tweet.

Apparently The Biggest Loser has already found Michaels’ replacement.  The hit reality show is shaking up thing sin the upcoming season by adding two new trainers, one of which will be Michaels’ permanent replacement.

The newest season of The Biggest Loser begins Jan. 4.

Selected Reading: E! Online, MSNBC,





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