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Weight loss controversy on ‘Biggest Loser’ heats up; Sean Combs in tipping flap


Turns out that old expression, “You can never be too thin,” isn't totally on the mark.

Two days after Rachel Fredrickson won The Biggest Loser, after shedding almost 60 percent of her body weight (a whopping 155 pounds), many were still in shock over her gaunt appearance.

The 5-foot-4, 24-year-old former state champion swimmer now weighs 105 and looks like a starving starlet. Fredrickson's body mass index, a measure of height and weight, is below the normal range.

In a statement released late Wednesday, NBC said it was committed to helping all of the show’s contestants live healthier lives. BL stars Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper released identical statements that didn't take blame: “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.”

Not a great week for NBC: The Michael J. Fox Show has been canceled after one season and just 15 episodes, reports E! News.

Big spender

It’s not easy being Sean Combs. The mogul and some pals were at the bar at the Dream Hotel in NYC Sunday and apparently rang up a $200 tab, yet for reasons unknown, left no tip. Now staffers are calling him out on Facebook, basically saying the mega-millionaire is a cheapskate.

Scandal fizzles

That Bill Clinton-Liz Hurley affair? Never happened. “No, it's not true,” admitted Tom Sizemore to HuffPo Live: “I was never at the White House, and I never met Bill Clinton.” The Saving Private Ryan star didn't deny making up that rumor on an “old videotape” but can't remember doing so due to his drug problem (his vice is reportedly crystal meth these days).

Domestic issues

What's going on with Mary Tyler Moore? RadarOnline.com is reporting that the Hollywood legend called 911 nine times over the past seven months from her Connecticut home. Last month, cops were summoned over “verbal disputes” with her husband, Dr. Robert Levine, 59. On Jan. 19, the “domestic incident” was classified as “nonviolent,” even though Moore claimed Levine was “refusing to leave the house.” Emergency-responder call logs show Moore, 77, also has had a series of domestic accidents.

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