'Biggest Loser' winner causing controversy

Updated: Wednesday, February 5 2014, 11:49 PM EST
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The newest winner of NBC's show Biggest Loser is stirring up controversy on social media.

Brand-new winner, 24-year-old Rachel Frederickson astonished everyone last night, revealing a staggering 155 pound weight loss.

That's 60 percent of her total body weight.

Some viewers are concerned that she has lost too much weight and took to Twitter to voice their alarm.
'Biggest Loser' winner causing controversy
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ON-AIR SHOOTING - AFTERMATH

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- From the looks of things, those at WDBJ-TV in Virginia yesterday might have thought there was nothing amiss. The station's morning show went on as scheduled, reporters, anchors and those behind the scenes did their jobs. And the desks of reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward looked as they did Wednesday morning. But this time, the world looked on as the station struggled to cope with the fact that two of their colleagues were killed -- and the murderer was someone who used to work at the station. Vester Flanagan shot Parker and Ward as they did a live interview. Hours later, he shot himself to death.

<<CUT ..002 (08/28/15)>> 00:22 "it hit home"

ON-AIR SHOOTING - ANCHOR

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The anchor who was on the air when two of her colleagues were shot to death before her eyes while on a live shot says she felt she could best honor Alison Parker and Adam Ward by being back at the anchor desk yesterday. Kim McBroom was seen wide-eyed and mouth gaping after a former reporter opened fire on them as they did a remote report for WDBJ-TV's morning show on Wednesday. She was back on the set yesterday, observing a moment of silence on the air -- and despite the shock of losing two colleagues and friends, anchored the show with poise and strength. McBroom says if the situation were reversed, she knows "Alison would do this for me."

<<CUT ..006 (08/28/15)>> 00:08 "never understand that"

ON-AIR SHOOTING - COLLEAGUES

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The general manager of WDBJ-TV says Vester Flanagan wasn't a victim of discrimination or harassment while he worked there. Jeffrey Marks spoke to reporters yesterday to counter claims Flanagan made in court and online -- that the station was a racially hostile environment. In social media posts after the shootings, Flanagan said reporter Alison Parker made racial comments and cameraman Adam Ward reported him to human resources the first time they worked together. In a manifesto sent to ABC News, Flanagan said he was mistreated because he was black and gay.

<<CUT ..009 (08/28/15)>> 00:14 "offices of WDBJ-7"

JARED FOGLE - WARNINGS?

NEW YORK (AP) -- Did someone with Subway know its former pitchman Jared Fogle had a thing for underage girls? An attorney for a former Subway franchise owner says she knew what Fogle was up to -- and told an ad exec with the company back in 2008. Cindy Mills says she and Fogle swapped phone numbers -- and in conversations, Fogle began talking about paying to have sex with minors. Mills says she reported that to Jeff Moody, a Subway ad fund official. Subway didn't respond to a request for comment yesterday.

DONALD TRUMP - HAIR

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Whatever the deal is with Donald Trump's hair -- the Republican presidential candidate insists it's the real thing. Trump declared at a campaign stop in South Carolina yesterday: "It's my hair ... I swear." Trump parted from his campaign strategy to brush off an account in The New York Times which said he wore a toupee. He invited a woman onstage and instructed her to pull his hair to prove it was real. She said she believed it was.

<<CUT ..011 (08/28/15)>> 00:12 "no! No you haven't"

OSCAR GOVERNORS AWARDS

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Don't look now, but the first Oscar winners have already been named. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have already tabbed director Spike Lee and actresses Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds as recipients of this year's Governors Awards. They will receive the honors Nov. 14.

ANTONIO BANDERAS - FASHION

LONDON (AP) -- Antonio Banderas is after fashion. The actor is studying at the same college in London that claims designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen as alumni. The actor is in his second week of study at Central Saint Martins. The college confirms the actor is taking a specially crafted short course in fashion. The course lasts several weeks and is due to end before full-time students return in October.

DAVID LETTERMAN - RACING DEATHS

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- David Letterman says the number of recent deaths among auto racers concerns him. The former TV talk show host says the death of racers like Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Dale Earnhardt and others makes him wonder if auto racing has "reached diminishing returns" at making the sport safer. Letterman is part owner of Rahan Letterman Lanigan Racing -- and spoke to The Associated Press two days after Wilson died of a head injury suffered when struck by a piece of debris at Pocono Raceway.

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