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‘Biggest Loser’ Controversy: Did Winner Rachel Frederickson Lose Too Much Weight?


If you think it was shocking to see on TV, you should have seen it in person!

The Ashley attended last night’s Biggest Loser finale. Like everyone else, she was shocked and semi-worried when eventual winner Rachel Frederickson emerged to show off her staggering 155 lb. weight loss. Rachel, who lost almost 60 percent of her original body weight, looked frail and unhealthy on TV– but it was even more shocking to see in person.

While The Ashley will be posting more behind-the-scenes photos and tidbits from the finale, the topic everyone is talking about is Rachel’s weight loss. Twitter basically exploded last night after Rachel revealed her weight loss, with viewers expressing shock, concern and even outrage at NBC and the show’s doctors for not stepping in. A photo has been circulating that shows the reactions of trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper when Rachel came out. (You can see it by clicking here.) They are both obviously more worried than excited about the Rachel’s new look.

The Ashley spoke with Rachel, as well as her trainer, Dolvett Quince and host Alison Sweeney about Rachel’s shocking weight loss.

Click here to read The Ashley’s story about Rachel, and be sure to check back for more ‘Biggest Loser’ finale goodness!

UPDATE: Bob and Jillian have released  joint statement regarding Rachel’s weight loss:

“Jillian and I want to take a moment to congratulate all of the BL contestants on their hard work. We’re not comfortable commenting on Rachel’s journey because we weren’t her trainers and weren’t given an opportunity to work with her at any point. Any questions about the contestants on The Biggest Loser should be directed to the show’s producers.”

(Photo: NBC)


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EXCLUSIVE! Farrah Abraham Confirms ‘Teen Mom’ Special & Talks About Her Relationship With Her Father

Last week, The Ashley came face-to-face with Teen Mom Farrah Abraham on the red carpet of the OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party. In fact, Farrah even answered a few of The Ashley’s questions. (Of course, she did not realize it was The Ashley asking her the questions. Let’s just say she’s not exactly a fan of the site for various reasons!)

Anyway, since The Ashley had a couple minutes with her favorite ‘Back door’ Teen Mom, she figured she’d make the most of them and ask about what we can expect from her next. Farrah confirmed The Ashley’s exclusive report back in December that the original ‘Teen Mom’ girls have each filmed individual specials for MTV that will be airing soon.

“That is true,” Farrah told The Ashley exclusively. “You are basically going to see where me and Sophia are in our lives right now. It will show us in our journey and show women how to be empowered working moms. I’m really excited for people to see it.”

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EXCLUSIVE! Tatyana Ali Talks Possibility of a ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ Reunion

"OK, I'll do it!"

“OK, I’ll do it!”

This is not technically about a ‘reality show,’ but y’all know how The Ashley is obsessed with 1990s TV so here we go…

The men of Full House have been making the rounds this week, reuniting for a Super Bowl commercial and stepping back into their ‘Full House’ roles last night for a hilarious segment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. With all the hubbub surrounding the ‘Full House’ reunion, fans are wondering if some of their other favorite shows from the ’90s might be considering getting back together.

The Ashley caught up with Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Tatyana Ali at the OK! Magazine Pre-Grammys Party on Friday night, and she said that it’s definitely something the cast is considering.

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EXCLUSIVE! ‘Bachelorette’ Star Arie Luyendyk Talks Emily & Juan Pablo Controversy

"Bachelor, here I come!"

“Bachelor, here I come!”

Arie Luyendyk Jr. emerged as a fan favorite during Emily Maynard‘s season of The Bachelorette and many were shocked when Sean Lowe was chosen to be the next Bachelor instead of Arie.

The Ashley caught up with Arie, who is in town for Sean and Catherine’s wedding, at the OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party on Friday night, and got the dirt on if he’s still friends with recently engaged Emily, and whether he’d ever be ‘The Bachelor.’

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EXCLUSIVE: Randy Houska Discusses Fame & Whether ‘Teen Mom 2′ Should Continue

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Randy stars with his daughter Chelsea on ‘Teen Mom 2.’

‘Teen Mom 2′ fans have seen Randy Houska advising his daughter, Chelsea, over the years. While we often hear what he thinks of his daughter’s baby daddy Adam Lind, the reality TV dad has never really talked about his decision to allow his daughter to take part in the show, and whether or not he thinks the show is still serving its original purpose in helping to prevent teen pregnancy.

A recent study on the ‘Teen Mom’ franchise shows determined that watching these programs may encourage teens to get pregnant, but Randy disagrees.

“While the show may stray from the main topic, it always shows how damn difficult life for young people is when you throw a child in the mix,” Randy told The Ashley.

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Fans Not Thrilled With ‘Project Runway All Stars’ Winner

There, now you can't complain about spoilers. This photo has all three of them.

There, now you can’t complain about spoilers. This photo has all three of them.

SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned!

The finale of Project Runway All Stars aired last night, and this morning The Ashley had a chance to interview the season’s winner, Seth Aaron Henderson! Seth Aaron, who is the first two-time winner of the franchise, was certainly not the fan favorite: only about 30 percent of the viewers polled said the judges “got it right” by choosing Seth Aaron over fellow designers Korto Momolu and Elena Slivnyak.

Still, Seth Aaron is thrilled with his win.

“You can’t please everyone,” he told The Ashley, adding that this win means more because of the quality of designers he was up against.

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