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Shannan Ponton might just be… [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, gossip, The Biggest Loser on November 23, 2008 by jetsamjr

The Biggest LoserShannon Ponton’s possibly bitter ex-girlfriend Jaime Wright claims that she split up with The Biggest Loser‘s loveable boofhead because he verbally abused her, and she feared he’d become violent. Dun dun!

Ponton and Wright – who News.com.au inexplicably refers to as one of Sydney’s “it” couples, really?! – recently ended their six-month relationship, after Ponton allegedly became abusive during a trip to Bali. Says Wright:

“Pathetic bitch’ was his favourite thing to call me… He would be very aggressive, in my face and screaming, telling me I was a liar and a nobody with no friends. He told me everyone liked him because he is a TV star.”

Too many roids, maybe?

The new fight club [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, The Biggest Loser on October 9, 2008 by jetsamjr

Ever wondered what it’d look like if Biggest Loser fitness freaks Shannon Ponton and Michelle Bridges went head-to-head? Fist-to-fist? Man-to-man? Well, wonder no more!:

Fatties lose weight, gain bronzer [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, Ten, The Biggest Loser on May 1, 2008 by jetsamjr

The Biggest Loser contestants should all have at least five kilograms deducted from their final weights; their gaunt cheeks, razor chins and sinewy limbs were slathered with at least that much bronzer.

I almost forgot about The Biggest LoserSo You Think You Can Dance has finished, Big Brother has started, so Loser‘s predictable final three nearly slipped clear from my head. It was almost like my brain presiently knew how anticlimactic Sam’s eventual victory would be; my pal Coby succinctly compared the excitement at the end to that of a child winning a raffle for a meat tray.

And why did the top three seem so overwhelmingly joyless to learn their weight-loss totals? Kirsten and Sam both grimaced when they stepped up to the scales (the latter only cheered up when he realised he’d won). Usually I dig the fatties’ remarkable transformations but this finale was as lacking as the contestants’ rice-cakes-and-lettuce diets.

Capping off the lacklustre end to the season was a bizarre and pointless “world first”: every fatty who’s ever had anything to do with The Biggest Loser (with the exception of Ajay Rochester, who was unable to find a top that flattered her ham arms) stood together on a super-sized scale that calculated the total number of kilos lost. Oh… wow?

Cosi plays the victim [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, news, The Biggest Loser on April 27, 2008 by jetsamjr

The Biggest Loser fattie and Adelaide radio star Cosi reckons that Bryce and another unnamed contestant have threatened to bash him at this week’s finale. Suddenly I like Bryce a whole lot more…

I don’t know what annoys me more: Cosi’s lame play for attention, or the fact I’ve fallen for it.

[Link, via Reality Ravings]

Even more reasons to hate Cosi [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, reality TV, The Biggest Loser on April 18, 2008 by jetsamjr

As if you didn’t hate Cosi enough, there’s now two more reasons to think he’s a wanker.

In last night’s episode, our favourite Biggest Loser contestant moaned that a particularly difficult challenge made him feel like Jesus, nailed up on the crucifix. To repeat: he unironically compared himself to Jesus Christ.

So just when I was starting to wonder whether I could possibly like him any less, I stumbled across a TV Week interview in which the former fattie comes across as a puffed-up, bitter blowhard who takes his weight-loss journey far too seriously. Warning: reading it will annoy you.

I hear on the spoiler grapevine that Cosi wins tonight’s super challenge and earns the chance to return to the competition, but that he’s knocked back out again in a handful of episodes. Couldn’t happen to a nicer fellow.

[Image Biggest Loser official]

The Biggest Loser is finally a lady [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in news, North Americana, reality TV, The Biggest Loser on April 17, 2008 by jetsamjr

The lady fatties on the Australian Biggest Loser have often remarked that they’d like to win the show and become the first female Biggest Loser, but that dream’s been stolen from them: a woman named Ali has just won the fifth season of the US Loser.

Interestingly, it seems the latest US cycle also brought back eliminated contestants at the last minute as an unwelcome ploy to introduce a little drama, like Loser‘s current Aussie season. I hate that twist.

[Link]

The desperate scrambling of a former fattie [The Biggest Loser]

Posted in Australiana, reality TV, Ten, The Biggest Loser on April 14, 2008 by jetsamjr

Cosi annoyed the crap out of me on tonight’s instalment of The Biggest Loser. He had a huge target on his back the entire night, so he spent most of the episode scrambling to convince everyone that Sam is actually the bigger threat in the competition and should therefore be the one to go. Wha-EVA. Anyway, the dumb strategy didn’t work, and Cosi was cut. Shucked in.

Though it was obvious the entire time that Cosi would be voted out, but the show still did that thing where it hinted at the outcome by showing parts of the eliminee’s body… body parts which clearly belonged to Cosi, even though his face wasn’t shown. Quit doing that, show!

But even though the show spoiled itself (again), there was one shock right at the end: it turned out Cosi’s real name isn’t Cosi but Andrew. What?! Now that’s what I call a stunning twist.

[Image, The Biggest Loser official]