I'm trying to figure out if watching three hours of The Biggest Loser is the best or worst diet plan in the world. On the one hand, it is inspiring to see people shed these pounds. On the other hand, it sort of sucks that someone who won as many challenges and lost as much weight as Tara (or even Mike) did, has their accomplishments immediately dismissed as not good enough because they didn't lose the most insane amount of weight ever. The whole thing kind of makes me want to eat a cookie. Anyway, there's some other news out there happening, while I sit and ponder this weighty issue.
We've long thought that Paulina Porizkova was too good for America's Next Top Model, but now the show has decided that they don't need her. On Craig Ferguson's show last night, she was there in theory to promote the season finale of the show, but told him that she was really in Los Angeles because she was looking for a job. "I was fired by America's Next Top Model on my birthday. They timed it well," she said. "The reason I was told I was fired was because, it seemed, that America's Next Top Model has gotten too fat and they needed to cut some fat and the fat was me." What?! "So I figured it was either that or my gigantic huge ego," she continued. "Which I wasn't aware of until I was told by the producers that I have an ego problem." We're guessing that it wasn't so much that she had a huge ego, but that someone else (namely Tyra Banks) had a huge ego and couldn't deal with the competition. It can't be a coincidence how frequently this show loses their ex-model judges. And how else do you really explain why the show would get rid of the most competent person on the panel? I guess competency isn't really a big concern on a series where judges coo their critiques in bird talk.