Losing It with Jillian was a spinoff of The Biggest Loser with Jillian Michaels traveling to individual families around the country in order to help that family lose weight. Jillian also counseled each family and got to the root of the problem that started the weight gain. Jillian moved in with the families for only one week and helped train and counsel them; returning six weeks after to see the progress the families made.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Jillian Michaels (born February 18, 1974) is an American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and television personality from Los Angeles, California. Michaels is best known for her appearances on NBC, particularly The Biggest Loser. She has also made an appearance on the talk show The Doctors. In fall 2015, she hosted and co-judged a series on Spike titled Sweat, INC. In January 2016, her reality television series Just Jillian premiered on E!.
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In 2010, Michaels faced four separate lawsuits alleging ingredients in the Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Calorie Control dietary supplement, the Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Fat Burner and the Triple Process Total Body Detox and Cleanse, were ineffective or dangerous. In each instance, Michaels denied the allegations. All four suits were dismissed. Michaels was the subject of a critical October 2010 op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times from fitness author James Fell that claimed Michaels “is not actually a real fitness trainer—she's an actress playing the role of fitness trainer on TV and in a line of popular DVDs” and alleged she had let several of her fitness certifications lapse. Michaels responded by threatening legal action for defamation, stating she had been an active physical trainer for 19 years and that none of her certifications have lapsed. The newspaper published a correction citing her up-to-date certifications shortly thereafter and no legal action was taken. In 2012, Michaels faced backlash from law enforcement officers and their families following her outspoken comments on the July 28, 2012 episode of her podcast, “The Jillian Michaels Show.” Approximately 8 minutes into the episode, Michaels expressed a lifelong hatred of police officers, to wit: “Cops are just A-holes ... I've hated cops since I was a kid. The 'Po-Po,' I hate 'em. I've always hated 'em. I tried to pretend like I don't hate 'em.” Michaels' comments were prompted by the police response to a burglary that had occurred in her Malibu home earlier that month. According to TMZ, on July 3, 2012, at approximately 9:00pm, career-criminal Gerjuan Harmon broke into the home she shares with her then-fiancée Heidi Rhoades and their two young children. While Michaels and family were elsewhere in the home, Harmon, a parolee, entered through an unlocked door and removed Michaels' purse, which contained her wallet and the keys to her 2011 Bentley GT. Following a high-speed police chase, Harmon crashed the Bentley into a light pole. After fighting with the responding officers, Harmon was placed under arrest. In September 2014, Harmon was convicted of unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle, evading an officer, resisting executive officers and misdemeanor hit-and-run driving. He is now serving a 17-year sentence in state prison. When describing the incident on her July 28, 2012 podcast, Michaels claimed that the responding officers were bribed by TMZ, accepting money in exchange for details about the crime. With no evidence to support her assertions, backlash from the law enforcement community surfaced on social media. A Facebook page, “Jillian Michaels Hates Law Enforcement,” was established in an apparent effort to counter Michaels' vitriolic comments and assertions by suggesting boycotts of the various brands endorsed by Michaels. The July 28, 2012 podcast episode in question, titled, “Jillian Finds Gratefulness in a Personal Loss,” was removed from the show's iTunes feed by the show's producers, but can still found on SoundCloud.
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