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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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Where's Willie? Where's
Jani? - July 31
Where's Jani? Where's Willie? What's going to happen to
the teams? On Day 47, All of these questions ANSWERED!
We start with the Jani issue. As you know from last
week, Jani was a no-show to both the work-outs and the
weigh-in - to the point that his new nickname bestowed
upon him by Harvey is 'A waste of sperm'. Ouch. We do
find him recording, but he's dealing with a number of
things - stress, a divorce, and alcoholism.
Two days ago, Jani appeared and invited them all to a
performance at The Mint. Victoria is the first person to
greet him and hug him. Victoria - 'I was so worried
about you.' Jani - 'You should still be'. Uh-oh...
We see Jani drinking at The Mint...a lot...make that a
whole lot. We find out that he was hospitalized due to
his excessive drinking and he admits that he is going
through the worst time of his life. They are happy that
he is ok, but Jackee is very worried if Jani is even
going to show up again. After the concert, he realizes
that he let his team down and he didn't care anymore.
With that, he decides to change himself, He got a new
haircut and he showed up again for the weigh-in. Jani
apologizes to the team before his weigh-in. He may not
need to apologize to his team after the weigh-in as
well, as he is 182 - a loss of 8 pounds. Jani breaks a
chain that he has had around his neck. 'I am just going
to put one foot in front of my life, stay positive and
not be negative.' He is warned to not retreat from his
steps as his next target is 5 pounds.
Let's get to the second part of the drama - Willie. He
said that he wasn't working out enough, so Celebrity Fit
Club decided to give him an ambush training session.
What Willie didn't realize was that the ambush was going
to be at 7am. Willie's doorbell is rung and Willie, who
looks like he just woke up, listens to the trainer's
spiel and immediately says that it's not going to
happen. He closes the door on the trainer, who doesn't
take no for an answer and tries again 10 minutes later.
That pisses Willie off even more and after Willie yells
at the trainer, he slams the door on the trainer.
The trainer tries 20 minutes later, where he is greeted
by Willie - and a garden hose, which is turned on. After
receiving a garden shower, the trainer invites Willie to
the backyard, where he hangs out. 5 minutes later,
Willie relents and they do have the session, but he
wasn't happy about it. 'Do you know how lucky they are
that they weren't staring down the barrel of a 12 gage
shotgun?' In Willie's defense, he would have been
happier should it not have been at 7 am.
Willie says that he should call him first. Harvey isn't
hearing any o it and tells Willie to shut up and
weigh-in. Willie has had enough, as he does a 180 and
leaves the room. Oops.
Gary finds him as he leaves the building, adding that
he's willing to listen when Willie wants to chat. Willie
says that he won't be disrespected, while Gary says that
he shouldn't take any of this stuff personally. Harvey
does apolo gize and he and Willie continue to have words
as Willie gets weighed in at...176 pounds. Willie gained
a pound. Willie asks why Harvey didn't answer the phone,
and Harvey says that he didn't answer it because he was
at a funeral as one of his friends dies in Iraq. That
gets Harvey off. Oops. 'Don't f#cking talk to me about
disrespect. Understand that trash? Well, goddamn
understand it! Your target weight loss for the next
weigh-in is 7 damn pounds! Have a great f*cking day!'
Kids, don't piss off Harvey. Willie and Harvey continue
to go at it as Gary comes in to get Willie. Next
weigh-in should be very interesting.
The weekly challenge went to the Santa Anita racetrack.
ANT calls them for a different sort of race. The race
features a person racing from each team in 12 foot balls
called Zorbs. Think about them as enlarged hamster
wheels. The fastest Zorbers from each team will go
against each other in the final heat and whoever wins
wins everything for the team.
Heat #1 - Willie faces off against Toccara. Willie slips
in his Zorb and Toccara wins it in 58 seconds. At the
end of the race, Willie has to catch his breath and get
oxygenated. Well, that's what you get when you challenge
Heat #2 - Jani Vs. Victoria. Jani, like Willie, fell and
Victoria wins it in 57 seconds. Fortunately, Jani
doesn't need an oxygen tank.
Heat #3 - Jackee Vs. Wendy. Wendy is a little
claustrophobic and doesn't want to do it, but she gets
convinced to. Two very tired bodies get to the finish,
where Jackee edges it out in 1:38.
Heat #4 - Phil Vs. Gary. Gary can't do it because of his
knee issues. Phil won't do it because...Gary didn't do
it. Wah. (DNQ for both of them).
FINAL Heat - Toccara Vs. Victoria. Toccara slips at the
start - and that comes back to haunt her. Victoria wins
it for the team, which wins a rowing machine and a new
set of bicycles.
Victoria wins the challenge. Did she win the battle of
the bulge? According to her weigh-in...sort of, as she
lost 4 pounds. Victoria is thrilled that Jani is there
and back, and she lets her hair down for Jani. Ooh, la
la. The target for her is 4 pounds, which she did last
time, so she should be able to do this time. As a
reward, ANT gives her a victory wreath. AwwwBarf.
Jackee's team gets a yoga workout. The problem is that
birkram yoga is in a room that's 109 degrees hot. Ouch.
During the yoga, we find out that the class induces
vomiting if you have food in your system. Nice. We also
find out that the class they are taking includes moves
to help out their reproductive organs, which thrills
Toccara, but not Jackee, who doesn't want any more kids.
They all curse their way through the workout, but they
all get through it. Jani was thrilled because he was
able to put all of his problems away. 'We'll see what
happens from here'.
Jackee adds that she has faith and confidence in her
team. Does the team have confidence in her weigh-in?
With a 7 pound weight loss, the answer is yes. Jackee
says that she cut out starches completely and Harvey
says that she made his weekend. The next weigh-in is 6
pounds. She says that she can eat a little , but the
scowl on Harvey's face means that she better not...
What about the other team captain? Gary Busey weighs in
at 184 pounds, which is an 8 pound reduction. Everyone
is thrilled that he is continuing to lose weight. Gary
says that he is keeping focus and sometimes he just has
water and mango nectar. Note to myself - have more water
and mango nectar. Gary says that he can't control
emotions, but he can manage them, saying that like an
eagle, he can fly above the storm. Harvey calls him
deep, adding that he is making his targets. The next
target - 5 pounds.
Toccara is taking a class in...Pole Dancing? Wha? She
meets up with Floretta Hill, who teaches her some sexy
dance moves. Toccara says that she can be 200 pounds and
sexy on the pole, and she gets the basics down well. The
first advanced move - twirling your legs around your
head while spinning around the po le. Wowzers. That
works as well as can be expected - poorly. She gets some
of the other advanced moves, which gets everyone (who is
watching the footage) doubling over in laughter and
Will the judges be in laughter? Yes, and for the right
reasons, as she loses 7 pounds at 192. Toccara says that
she followed the diet and Harvey says that she lost some
calories spinning the pole - but Toccara says no more
pole dancing for her. The next target for her will be 5
Wendy is up next. Her weight is 212 pounds, which is a
loss of 2 pounds. Wendy says that she hit a wall, but
she is seeing results and she was thrilled that she made
the competition in her Zorb. The next goal is 5 pounds,
which she says she will do as she attempts to get to
FInally, it's Phil's turn. He needed to lose 6 pounds -
but he lost only 4 pounds as he's 332. Phil says that
it's improving his relationship, but Harvey tells him to
stay on track and to keep going.
Anyone for a Big Scale Weigh-in? Sure you are. Sure the
teams are, as they get on the biggest scale in America
outside the Supreme Court Hall. The winners
are...Sizzling Soul and White Ice, who finally get in
the win column. They have lost 26 pounds for the week,
Vs. the Crunch-O-Matics, who lost 13 pounds. Even more
importantly, they are at the halfway mark, where the
difference is 58 pounds (Sizzling Soul) to 57 pounds
(Crunch-O-Matics). With that, ANT leaves and we go to
Next Week - It's the evil teammate swap! Join us in 7
days to see who goes where and what egos are crushed.