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Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Audition Casting Calls this Weekend

logo for weight loss television showThe casting team of Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition is making its way to several locations across the U.S. for an open casting calls this weekend. They will be looking for candidates to appear on the show’s third season under the guidance of trainer and host Chris Powell. On Saturday, February 11th, they will be in New York, Chicago and San Diego, below are the location details.

New York City, NY
Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Address: Dave and Busters, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

Chicago, IL
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address: Dave and Busters, 1030 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60610

San Diego, CA
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Address: NTC Promenade – Command Center at Lierty Station, Point Loma, 2640 Historic Decatur Rd. San Diego, CA 92106

Addtionally, the following open calls will be held on Saturday, February 18th.


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Chef Aida Mollenkamp Dishes Up a Biggest Loser Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving can be a difficult holiday to navigate on a diet but not if you’re a contestant on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. This year, cooking expert Aida Mollenkamp will prepare a healthy Thanksgiving feast for the trainers and past season contestants on The Biggest Loser: Where Are They Now?

Mollenkamp, a chef, television personality and food writer, has a holistic approach to cooking delicious dishes for her friends and family. Following graduation from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, she moved to Europe, where she trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Since then, Mollenkamp has worked at several restaurants and hotels in the United States, from the California Pizza Kitchen to Hotel Bel-Air, in Los Angeles, California.

In addition to her experience in the hospitality industry, Mollenkamp has been an editor for CHOW Magazine, a host on Food Network and Cooking Channel and is writing a cookbook due out in Fall 2012. No matter what she is doing though, one thing is for sure: she’s usually thinking about food. On the Cooking Channel’s foodCrafters, Mollenkamp leaves the kitchen to discover the best handmade foods from around the nation.

Whether she’s cooking a feast for national television or an intimate dinner for friends and family, Mollenkamp has a holistic approach to cooking wholesome, healthy foods with fresh, sustainable ingredients.
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ABC Introduces The Revolution, a New Daytime Weight Loss Reality Show

As soap operas are seeing an end to an era, many stations are picking up brand new formats for daytime programming. ABC will be introducing a new reality show called The Revolution in January 2012.

The Revolution will be a daytime talk show focusing on health and lifestyle transformations. The show was created by the same successful team that has brought viewers multiple seasons of NBC’s The Biggest Loser and Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington will join a star studded cast of hosts in this new series. Tim Gunn of Project Runway and famous fitness expert Harley Pasternak are among the roster for this new inspiring show.


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Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward to Pay it Forward on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers

Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward at Biggest Loser FinaleSeason 11 Biggest Loser winner Olivia Ward and her sister Hannah Curlee will soon be appearing on a new CW talk show, Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. Premiering on September 19, the daytime talk show will be hosted by Dr. Drew Pinsky, a board certified internist and relationship expert. The show will cover a range of physical and mental health topics, including weight loss.

Right now, the show is looking for New York area families who want to lose weight together. Hannah and Olivia will join with a registered dietician, a fitness trainer and Dr. Drew to help one family lose weight together. “We’re going to be there from the beginning, listening, teaching, and going along for their journey step by step,” Olivia told DietsInReview. “We’ll act as mentors in the realms of fitness and health, but we’ll most importantly be there for the family as confidants.”

Hannah and Olivia can certainly empathize with anyone who wants to lose weight. “Weight loss is such an emotional and life changing process, sometimes people just need to know there’s someone they can talk to and consult for advice, that understands how hard it is, what they’re going through, and is on their team to help them succeed,” said Olivia.


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Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition Changes Lives One Year at a Time

If you haven’t heard the concept behind the hit new television show, Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, then you have been missing out on a very inspiring show. This show follows a different obese person each episode as they complete one of the hardest challenges of their lives: losing weight and redefining their lives in one year.

This week’s episode featured Alex, who at 23-years old weighed 459 pounds, which made him morbidly obese. Alex had battled his weight since he was a young child. Although Alex has always loved the sport of baseball, he quit playing in high school because he was afraid of being made fun of due to his weight. His lack of physical activity and  his love of fast food and hamburgers (one of his favorite meals: a hamburger with the bacon and cheese cooked into it and on top of it) showed a diet high in fat and calories that obviously lead to his obesity. Before his mother died from cancer 4 years prior, she made him promise that he would take better care of his health and lose weight. Alex finally decided it was time to honor his mother’s memory.


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