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The Biggest Loser: A “Fat-Shaming Disaster?”

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Sounds like the Biggest Loser isn’t the confidence-boosting, health advocacy reality show that I always thought it was…

According to the New York Post, former contestant Kai Hibbard does NOT have good things to say about her participation in the television mainstay.

The whole f- -king show,” she says today, “is a fat-shaming disaster that I’m embarrassed to have participated in.”

Bold words! Since its premiere in 2004, “The Biggest Loser,”- which pits obese contestants against one another in a race to lose the most weight-has been one of the most popular reality shows of all time. But in this illuminating interview, Kai really does let us know what’s REALLY going on when the cameras aren’t filming…

“You just think you’re so lucky to be there,” Hibbard says, “that you don’t think to question or complain about anything.”

On staying in her hotel room when not filming: “The hotel will report to them if you leave your room,” Hibbard says. “They assume you’re going to talk to other contestants.”

On suspecting her computer was bugged: “The camera light on my MacBook would sometimes come on when I hadn’t checked in,” she says. “It was like Big Brother was always watching you.”

On not being able to call home: “I know that one of the contestants’ children became very ill and was in the ICU,” Hibbard says. “He was allowed to talk to his family — but he didn’t want to leave, because the show would have been done with him.”

On working out from 4-8 hours a day: “There was no easing into it,” Hibbard says. “That doesn’t make for good TV. My feet were bleeding through my shoes for the first three weeks.”

On bullying: “They would say things to contestants like, ‘You’re going die before your children grow up.’ ‘You’re going to die, just like your mother.’ ‘We’ve picked out your fat-person coffin’ — that was in a text message. One production assistant told a contestant to take up smoking because it would cut her appetite in half.”

Read the rest of this sad and fascinating story HERE.  Wow.

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Posted Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 10:10am
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And Fifty Shades Of Grey’s MPAA Rating Is…

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The long-anticipated 50 Shades of Grey finally has a rating…and you might be surprised what it is and why it was given!

The film, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, will be released via Focus Features on February 13, just in time for Valentine’s Day. But how old will you have to be to go see it?! Find out, after the jump. 

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Posted Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Phylicia Rashad Keeps Thinking Cosby Stuff Is One Big Weird Conspiracy Against America

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Phylicia Rashad attempted to say some more comments to “clarify” the vehement support for Bill Cosby that we reported yesterday…and…well…she loves to deflect.

Says Rashad:

“We are really missing what is wrong here, which is, this is the United States of America. I know it’s changing, but it’s still the United States of America and there are tenets that we live by,” she told ABC News today. “There is the Constitution of the United States, which ensures innocence until proof of guilt and that has not happened.

“But what has happened is declaration in the media of guilt, without proof. And a legacy is being destroyed because of it. It’s being obliterated.”

(via ABC)

Yeah, BUT- Rashad- how many women do you want to come forward saying Cosby raped and molested them until you believe them? It’s also COSBY’S word against theirs, so all we really have to go by are…words. And you don’t trust them. And also, America? I’m confused.

Do you think Rashad is in denial?

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Posted Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 10:10am
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Phylicia Rashad SPEAKS OUT; Defends Bill Cosby

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OF COURSE everyone’s been following the Bill Cosby controversy, but who better to comment than his amazing,  legendary TV wife ( first on “The Cosby Show” and then on its sequel “Cosby”), Phylicia Rashad!

It feels like nobody would know Cosby better than Rashad, and so far she has not said a word about the scandal that has engulfed Cosby and is systematically destroying his 50 year career and reputation. UNTIL NOW!

Roger Friedman reports that he encountered Rashad, and she fiercely defended her friend and colleague. According to Friedman:

She stands defiantly behind him. She told me that in the years she’s known him, she has never seen the behavior alleged by the women who say they were drugged and raped, or sexually harassed.

“Forget these women,” Rashad said. “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”

Rashad dismisses claims from both Beverly Johnson and Janice Dickinson. “Oh, please,” she said when their names came up. She also is quick to defend Camille Cosby. “This is a tough woman, a smart woman,” she told me. “She’s no pushover.” There is no question, Rashad said, that Camille Cosby has not been complicit or looked the other way as her husband terrorized women for the last 50 years.

She said, “Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” alluding to people other than the women. “And it’s worked. All his contracts have been cancelled.”

(Via Showbiz 411)

As much as I love Rashad, it feels really weird that she’s dismissing all of these allegations. Who would want to keep Bill Cosby off of TV? And why didn’t Rashad come forth sooner? What do you think- does Rashad REALLY believe in Cosby’s innocence?

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Posted Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 at 9:09am
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