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Frederickson made waves in early February after the Season 15 live finale of The Biggest Loser, when her final transformation, from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, was revealed. Frederickson is 5’4’’.
The moment Frederickson was declared the winner, the Internet began buzzing about Frederickson’s extreme transformation and new, gaunt look. Indeed, Frederickson looked nothing like the woman the audience was introduced to at the beginning of the season, and many took to the Internet to call her too skinny and some expressed concerns that she had developed an eating disorder.
The look on @JillianMichaels and @MyTrainerBob faces tells you more than any 'public statement.' #TheBiggestLoser pic.twitter.com/CPQcUMkxii
— Brittney Stewart (@honeybstew) February 6, 2014
Frederickson Insists She Is Completely Healthy
Frederickson wants the public to know that she lost weight the healthy way, »
American Idol viewers will welcome back three familiar faces next Tuesday, as the show will debut its first-ever "boot camp" episodes with Randy Jackson, Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry. Story: Ruben Studdard Talks New Album, Weight Loss and Those People on the 'Idol' Billboards Speaking with reporters on a conference call Thursday, Jackson said that the idea is something he had wanted to do for a while -- and alumni Lambert and Daughtry were his first choices to helm the concept. The longtime Idol mainstay said the workshop, as well as other new changes, will help the show, which needed
- Michele Amabile Angermiller
Ruben Studdard is Team Rachel all the way. The American Idol alum showed support for his friend and fellow Biggest Loser contestant Rachel Frederickson on Wednesday, Feb. 5, amid controversy over the season 15 winner's shocking 155-pound weight loss, revealed Tuesday on the show's finale. Asked to, ahem, weigh in on the debate over whether Frederickson, 24, had gotten too skinny, Studdard, 35, was very diplomatic. "The one thing I will say about my friend Rachel Frederickson is that she is a hard worker," he told Extra's [...] »
Did Rachel Frederickson lose too much weight between her time filming "The Biggest Loser" and when she returned for the final weigh-in on finale night? That has been the question since she won the top prize during the live finale Monday (Feb. 4), with many viewers shocked at how thin she looked.
Producers are standing by Frederickson. In a statement to People, production company Shine America says, "We support Rachel and all of 'The Biggest Loser' contestants who have shared their journeys over the past 15 seasons. We remain committed to helping contestants achieve healthy weight loss and live healthier lifestyles, and to inspiring viewers to do the same."
However, an unnamed source says it isn't quite as easy as that. Production knew how thin Rachel looked on finale night, according to one source. "Executives honestly thought that maybe she'd look okay and that no one would notice but people gasped. »
"The Biggest Loser" contestants are sticking together! Ruben Studdard joined "Extra’s" Maria Menounos at Universal Studios Hollywood on Wednesday to talk about the show’s controversial finale.Some have criticized the series for allowing the show's new winner, 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson, to drop from 260 to 105 pounds, going from a size 20 to a size 0/2. The singer, who lost 119 pounds on "The Biggest Loser," weighed in on Rachel's 155-pound loss, saying, "The one thing I will say about my friend Rachel Frederickson is that she is a hard worker... I’ve never seen anyone work harder to change their life than Rachel."Check out the video above to see what else Ruben said in support of his friend.The "American Idol" winner also commented on Clay Aiken's announcement that he's running for Congress in North Carolina."I am really, really proud of my friend... if and when he wins that race, »
- tooFab Staff
How much is too much?"The Biggest Loser" crowned its Season 15 winner on Tuesday night, but some have criticized the show for allowing 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson to drop from 260 to 105 pounds, going from a size 20 to a size 0/2.It's a pretty shocking transformation, as she lost 59% of her body weight -- and even the trainers seemed visibly surprised by how much more she dropped in the time between when they finished filming and the live finale. Rachel appeared on "Today" this morning to talk about continuing her journey, saying "I’m not sure (I’ll maintain this weight), but I plan to try new exercises and just continue on this path and see where that takes me."When asked to comment about the controversy, reps for both Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper declined to comment since they were not her trainers. Dolvett Quince was not immediately available.While much talk »
- tooFab Staff
The biggest night is finally here! Fifteen contestants stepped on the scale for their final weigh-in on the fifteenth season of ‘The Biggest Loser’ — but of course, only one could win the titular title. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know who won!
The Biggest Loser finale is always a night filled with tears of joy and more skinny bodies than the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and Feb. 4′s Season 15 finale proved no different. Find out who won below!
‘The Biggest Loser’ Finale: Rachel Fredrickson Crowned Winner Of Season 15
Excuse us, but we’re still drying our eyes as we type…
‘Biggest Loser’ Rachel’s Extreme Weight Loss — How She Went Too Far ‘Biggest Loser’ Tips
After all was said and done, Rachel Frederickson won $250,000 and the title of Biggest Loser. Rachel went from 260 lbs to 105 lbs and looked far too thin if you ask me, »
- Shaunna Murphy
Spoiler Alert: Do not read the following article if you don't want to know who won The Biggest Loser's 15th season! No complaints about spoilers in the comments, mmmkay? After months of intense workouts, healthier diets and jaw-dropping transformations, it's time to name the newest winner of The Biggest Loser. On Tuesday night, the hit NBC reality competition reached the end of its workout and only one contestant took home the coveted $250,000 grand prize. With just three finalists left—Bobby Salem, David Brown and Rachel Fredrickson—the stakes were incredible high. In addition to crowning a victor, the season 15 finale also featured former contestant Ruben Studdard performing his new single »
On The Biggest Loser, when you lose, you win. You win big. With a $250,000 prize at stake, three very different contestants stepped up to the scale on Tuesday night's finale to see if they had lost what it would take to win the grand prize and the title of The Biggest Loser. In a season that celebrated second chances, finalist Bobby Saleem, 28, epitomized the theme of the 15th edition of the NBC weight-loss competition. Saleem - whose struggles with his sexuality inspired his trainer Bob Harper to make his own public declaration - had been eliminated in week nine, »
- Patrick Gomez
NBC's long-running weight loss competition show "The Biggest Loser" crowned a winner for the Second Chances edition Tuesday (Feb. 4) -- who was the biggest loser out of David Brown, Rachel Frederickson and Bobby Saleem?
Before the final weigh-in, contestant Ruben Studdard reminded us all why he's an "American Idol" winner, as he performed a lovely R&B ballad about following your dreams. We love you, smaller-velvet-teddy-bear Ruben.
When it was time to climb the scale, Bobby went from 358 pounds to 170 pounds, which is a loss of 188 pounds and a percentage of 52.5 percent. Rachel went from 260 pounds to 105 pounds, which is a loss of 155 pounds or 59.6 percent. Holy crap.
The last one is David, who went from 409 pounds to 187, which means he lost 222 pounds or 54.3 percent, which is not enough to beat Rachel. Rachel Frederickson is your "Biggest Loser" for Season 15.
It has been a long and grueling season for The Biggest Loser contestants and viewers alike. We have seen them shed tears, shed traumatic pasts and, ultimately, shed weight. This week on the 'Second Chances' finale, we get to see the big reveal for all the contestants from season 15, learn who wins the at-home prize and, most important, who will win the title of The Biggest Loser. Plus, as I predicted, Ruben Studdard performs his new single. »
American Idol continued with auditions in Salt Lake City where judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. recruited a lot of young talent to Hollywood, including stand out Tessa Norman.
Austin Wolfe, 16, kicked it off with a strong rendition of Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive” that won over the judges immediately. Keith and Harry loved her from the get go when she introduced herself – they were immediately jealous of her rock star name.
Other young aspiring singers who made the cut included Briston Maroney, 15, Kylee Adamson, 18, Michael Simeon, 19, D.J. Bradley, 20, Emily Rottler, 17, country singer Laurel Wright, 18, and diva in the making, Tessa Norman, 19. Tessa had the judges in the palm of »
The nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards were announced Wednesday, and American Idol has been represented in the form of a certain season 4 winner (as well as a current judge). Also in today's Roundup, Ruben Studdard's new album is available to listen to for free. And two Idol alumni have teamed up with Randy Jackson for his season 13 workshop. »
We’re halfway there! The Jan. 23 episode of ‘American Idol’ puts us in the fourth round — and the home stretch — of the nationwide auditions of ‘Idol’ hopefuls. See our top five performances of the night and tell us if you’re happy for Neco Starr and his second chance!
The performances we’ve seen from the auditions this season have been truly outstanding, and it’s so refreshing to see them judged by a panel with all of the chemistry and none of the conflict of recent seasons. This hour-long episode was jam-packed with talent, including a group of auditions who had made it through on previous seasons but were sent home early! See below for our top five performances of the night and to see if you recognize anybody from previous seasons! (I’ll give you a hint: one of them is Neco Starr. And he was amazing.)
- Hollywood Life Staff
The Grammy- and Emmy-winning music star has appeared during past rounds of the Fox singing contest, but he becomes a full-fledged member of the panel as he joins returnees Jennifer Lopez (back after a season away) and Keith Urban for twice-weekly Season 13 telecasts starting Wednesday, Jan. 15. Ryan Seacrest continues as host, with Randy Jackson moving into the role of "in-house mentor."
"Other than performing, it's kind of the best gig," the friendly Connick tells Zap2it. "I don't get to sing or play, but I get to be around music ... and it's live television, which is really an exciting medium for me. It's not like being on a talk show, but having input into things as they happen. It's kind of like being onstage, really, just a great mix »
This is the week we've all been waiting for: it's the return of American Idol! With new and returning judges (all non-controversial) on the panel this year, this is already shaping up to be a much-improved season. In today's Roundup, we've got three preview videos so you can get a sense of the kind of talent to expect during the auditions. Ruben Studdard has released two cover songs from his upcoming album. And Forbes has released a list of the top-earning Idols of 2013. »
16 items from 2014
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