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17 seasons could be gone due to carelessness.
According to reports, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser“ has been cancelled after 17 seasons.
The show’s resident doctor, Dr. Robert Huizenga, claims that a former contestant’s allegations are what put the show on the chopping block.
According to former contestant Joelle Gwynn, who appeared on the show in 2008, the contestants were given diet pills to “aid” in their weight loss.
Huizenga is suing Gwynn over the allegations.
Huizenga, in a claim to the New York Post, vehemently denies the claims.
“Nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “Contestants are told at the start of the show that there is zero tolerance for any weight-loss drugs. Urine drug screens and the evaluation of serial weights are repeatedly used to flush out possible illicit use.”
However, Gwynn has more incriminating testimony than just her account of her interactions with Huizenga.
Trainer Bob Harper is also implicated in the case.
Gwynn says that Harper said to “Lie and say you were following the directive of intaking 1,500 calories — but I want you to do 800 calories or as little as you can.”
Harper reportedly declined the New York Post‘s requests for comment.
NBC has yet to confirm whether “The Biggest Loser” will return for an 18th season. There are currently no real answers, only hearsay–but Gwynn is not the only contestant to come forward about the supposed mental and physical torture the contestants are expected to put themselves through once they enroll to participate.
The comma has never looked so strange.
Donald Trump, Jr. made headlines this week with his latest email scandal: saying he would “love” to meet with a Russian government lawyer regarding incriminating information about Hillary Clinton. The irony being that this was in an email.
The New Yorker ran an article about this entitled “Donald Trump, Jr.,’s Love for Russian Dirt.“
Except, wait a second. Can we get a closer look at that?
…that’s a whole lot of punctuation in one small space.
It stressed us out.
It’s one thing when the same word gets used twice in a row, or when you have three homonyms back to back to back. But three unrelated punctuation marks in a row?
It’s even more than that. It sort of hurts our feelings.
We know how the Tweeter-In-Chief himself would address this.
The New Yorker wasted no time following up with an editorial, “The Correct Punctuation of Donald Trump, Jr.,’s Name,” which thoroughly explains why, grammatically, The New Yorker was correct the whole time.
“The reasoning for the punctuation of “Jr.,’s” is pretty straightforward. It’s a collision of conventions. The first convention is The New Yorker’s—we place a comma before “Jr.” Doing so leads to another of our conventions: when something like “Jr.” occurs in the middle of a phrase, clause, or sentence, it is set off by its preceding comma and a following comma. Thus: “Ed Begley, Jr., was in ‘St. Elsewhere.’ ” A third convention is one that we all accept: the possessive is indicated by the addition of an apostrophe and “s.” We (the magazine) like our punctuation; we set things off with commas a lot; it drives some people nuts (i.e., it’s “bullshit”). This reaction is not surprising; it is also not new. With “Jr.” occurring in the middle of a line, where else is the possessive indicator supposed to go? This styling doesn’t come up very often in the magazine, and its occurrence in a headline of sorts has brought it a weird kind of notoriety. Now it can comfortably stand alongside the diaeresis and “focussing.”
This doesn’t stress us out any less.
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