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Similar in tune to "The Biggest
Loser", eight celebrities will be put through the ringer in a
celebrity-studded weight-loss challenge.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Panel: Dr. Linda Papodopoulis, Harvey Walden IV
EP: Richard Hall, Curt Northrup, Matt Hanna, Jim
Ackerman, Hichael Hirshorn
Packager: Granada America, VH1
Airs: Sundays at 9:00pm ET on VH1
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Follow That Rickshaw!
- July 24
After last week, it seems that Gary Busey's squad, as
dysfunctional as it is, has a nice start on Jackee's
team. Can Jackee pull her squad together? Based on the
sneak previews, the answer is no, but since you never
can tell with these shows, we'll go through the next
hour and see what happens...
Day 32 - We have all of Gary's team showing up. We have
all of Jackee's team show up...except Jani. 'He lost a
lot of weight' jokes ANT, as Jackee says that she tried
to call him, but no answer. Victoria says that she heard
that he was locked up in his hotel room and didn't come
Toccara, who says she didn't lose any weight, says that
it would suck if he doesn't show up. Jackee is worried
that he's not there. We see a montage of Jackee's first
two weeks, including him saying that he was sabotaged
and that he would meet any goal set for him. His
teammates are wondering if any alcohol played a factor
in his not showing up for the weekly challenge. Jackee -
'I'm so disappointed in him', as she says that there is
something scary going on, but she hopes for the best.
Toccara leads a group to, 'ring his door and drag his
white ass out'. They go to drag him out, but he's not
answering the door nor the phone. The next phone call
goes to Waldo Poole, Jani's manager. Waldo doesn't know
(or isn't telling) where Jani is. The team brings out
the last resort - Harvey, has as much success as
everyone else. A frustrated Harvey gives up, adding that
Jani is a 'waste of sperm'. OUCH.
We flashback to the present time. To make things fair
for the weigh-in, Gary gets to select someone who's
weigh-in will not count for the weigh-in. Willie says
that he doesn't think that he lost much, so Gary says
that Willie will not participate - though they will all
still be weighed and evaluated.
Gary will go first, The last time he was there, he
weighed 195, with a goal of 6 pounds. This week, the
weight is 192 pounds, which is a loss of 3 pounds. As we
know you can plateau after a few weeks, and Ian credits
the loss to that, but he is thrilled that he is still
Linda asks him about his teamwork, and he says that the
team is inspired, to the giggling of his teammates.
Harvey says that although he thinks that Gary sometimes
comes from another planet, his team they has been
winning the challenges. Harvey tells Gary to keep up the
good work, as the new target weight loss is still 6
We flashback to fit camp, where the teams convene in
Ramen's Chinese theater. The challenge is a rickshaw
race, with each member carrying the captain 1 lap, which
is 200 yards. With Jani absent, Jackee is given the
option to either go first or to have someone go twice.
Jackee says that Toccara wants to go twice, so she will.
Speaking of Toccara, she hits the first lap against
Wendy. Toccara breezes through the first lap and hands
off to Phil. Victoria takes the second lap and makes up
all of the lead that Toccara handed Phil. The final lap
features Toccara again Vs. Willie. An exhausted Toccara
is no match for a charged up Willie and Gary cruises to
the win. ANT - 'The Crunch-o-Matics win by a hair...a
Jackee's team has more issues that just Jani. Toccara
collapses to the floor, complaining of dizziness. She
admits that she didn't eat a good breakfast and claims
that she needed oxygen. The winning Crunch-o-matics, as
a prize, each win a fitness bike, which is attached to a
new computer. Nice. Jackee, who really wanted that, is
fuming. 'I'll ask Jani if he's alright, then I'll kick
Back to the present. Wendy now loves how Gary's strategy
is helping the team, adding that she is the weakest on
the team and her team is still winning. Jackee doesn't
buy what Wendy is selling and says that they lose not
because of Gary, but because of Jani's absence. They and
WIllie all get into it, while all Gary does is to have a
A steaming Jackee is up next to weigh herself. She's now
to 193, which is a loss of 1 pound. It's better than
nothing, but not as good as her 5 pound goal. Jackee
says that she went to a famous person's place called 'O'
(Oprah), then says that she had too much salt and the
scale is broken. Uh-huh. She adds that she's having a
tough time because Jani's not here and because she's a
woman. Harvey, who is tired of the excuses, asks her
what she's going to do, and she says that she has to go
home and get refocused. The target goal is another 5
pounds, as she has to figure out how to get in touch
with Toccara without hurting her feelings. Harvey calls
Jani a waste of sperm again, while Jackee says that she
didn't say that. Maybe, but she means it...
Once Jackee comes back, Toccara is coming back and is
confused to what Jackee means when she says that Toccara
isn't helping out, adding that she is going twice on the
Rickshaw race and is doing good on the challenges.
Maybe, but she wasn't doing good on the weight race.
Jackee says that they will discuss it after the show,
and I have a feeling that this is going to get worse
before it gets better.
Victoria wants to get better. She gets on the scale and
is down to 161 pounds, which is a lose of 2 pounds. She
says that she tried hard, but she's hungry all the time.
Ian says that his number is available to everyone, but
Victoria says that she only lost 2 pounds because she
gained muscle. Linda isn't buying what she's selling,
because they went earlier on this week to her room in
her mirror, as she continues to talk about how her
parents thought she was too fat. Linda tells her to
challenge her views and asks her to tell her husband to
write 5 things that he loves about her appearance. In
the present, Victoria did ask her husband what he liked
about her, and he said everything. AwwwwBarf. Harvey
brings her back to reality 'Whenever you have a brain
malfunction, when your brain goes off wrong, which I
think is quite frequently, then you just call me.'
Back to fit camp. The stars go over to the pool for a
300 calorie workout. Janna Lowell says that aquatic
exercise is tone of the best low to no impact workout
that you can have. The exercises include Figure 8 (Water
Aerobics, good for 75 calories an hour) Barbells in the
water (100 calories per hour) and running in the water
(or Roadrunner, which is 125 calories an hour). As they
are doing exercises, Toccara quit early and took a
breather, which doesn't make Harvey happy.
Speaking of which, Toccara is up now. The goal for
Toccara is 4 pounds. She lost 1 pound - 199 pounds. Ian
is upset with her and questions her motivation. Toccara
wonders why he comes down on her rougher than everyone
else. Ian says that he's not happy with anyone, but
she's the only person with a bad attitude. Toccara says
that she does care, but Ian wants her to show that
commitment for the next 2 weeks.
Linda asks what happened at the pool, and she says that
she was out of gas. Ian questions that, and as we go
back to the pool, we find out that she hasn't been
eating properly, but she did get some diet pills. Both
Harvey and Ian s tare wonderingly at each other, since
neither of them gave her the pills. She says that she
took them because she's hungry, but Harvey says that she
crashed and burned, because she had no energy after the
race and she has no energy now for the pool exercises.
She also says that she took 6 of them, and I don't take
diet pills, but 6 of any sort of pill in one day just
doesn't sound good. Back in the present, Toccara gives
Ian the pills, and Ian and Harvey both ban them from her
list of things to take. Harvey also re-emphasizes the
goal of 6 pounds for the next two weeks. Toccara just
doesn't get it.
Did Wendy get it this week? Her goal was 6 pounds and
her weight is...216 pounds, which is a loss of 3 pounds.
It's only a 3 pound loss, but they went to check her
tissue and fat, to see how it's distributed. Arms -
57.1% fat, Midsection - 53.7% fat, Legs - 53.1% fat.
Over half of Wendy's body is fat. Ewwwww. In addition,
she is at prime risk for diseases. Wendy is floored and
insists that she is trying, adding that she takes
responsibility for the weight loss, but she doesn't know
what's wrong. She says that she is not taking pills
(which gets a sneer from Toccara) and she says that she
couldn't have done any better. Harvey says that she
could have; he asked for a diary, and Wendy says that
she didn't write it. Harvey says that she could have
done better because by chronicling the information down,
they can go over what she needs to improve upon, but
Wendy says that she couldn't have and she's pissed.
Harvey says that the goal is another 6 pounds, and Wendy
Can things get better with Phil? Phil seems to hope so,
as he has a lot to lose at 342 pounds. The goal was 8
pounds, and Phil doesn't make it, but he does lose 6
pounds (336). Ian thinks he's keeping an excellent food
diary and he's following the program to a T. Phil is
doing running (200 calories an hour), Calisthenics (250
calories an hour) and weight-lifting (350 calories an
hour). Phil says that the workout isn't hard, but the
temptation to stop at a fast food joint is - but he does
not yield to temptation. Ian says he's doing a great
job, but Phil is disappointed. Linda says that he's
doing a great job, and Harvey is VERY impressed with
what he does. Harvey is asking if he cheated, and Phil
admits that he did, but he's going to do double time
this week. Harvey is still happy with his progress and
gives him another 6 pounds to lose.
Willie is the last person up, and although his weight
loss doesn't count, he still gets the analysis. Last
time, he was at 176 with a goal of 5 pounds. THis week,
he's at...175 pounds. Apparently, Willie knew what was
going on, as he only lost 1 pound. He says that his
schedule got in the way this week and Harvey is upset
with his excuses. Willie says that he was invited to go
to Gary Busey's house to work out. The workout is with
Willie working out while Gary is lecturing to him,
explaining how discipline is fun. Gary then houses
WIllie at some workout exercises, and Willie, who says
that they worked out hard, says that they bonded. Willie
says that they bonded and Gary was pleased. Harvey was
not pleased and he orders Willie to lose 7 pounds.
It's time to hit the giant scale. According to my math,
Jackee and Toccara didn't do much, but neither did
Gary's team. It's Phil that saves them with a -6 for a
total of 8 pounds lost. Gary (3), Wendy (3) and Victoria
(2) also lost a total of 8 pounds, for...a tie. How does
the giant scale deal with ties? They end with both teams
in the middle. The total so far? Crunch-o-matics - 44
pounds, Sizzling Soul, White Ice - 32 pounds. ANT leaves
while Willie tries to get Gary's team off of the scales,
while Wendy and Victoria are screaming that they will
topple the scale over.
Next Week - Jackee's team find Jani, but would they
prefer if they didn't? And now it's Willie who's AWOL.
How is that going to affect the competition? Join us in
7 days as we play Lost and Found...and Lost again.