The Biggest Loser Second Chances Recap: Rachel, Bobby, David in Finals (1/28/14)

Jennifer and Chelsea are not The Biggest Losers. The 3 finalists are Rachel (2nd row in photo), who had predictably won the triathlon tonight, and red line survivors Bobby (right, back row) and David (in grey). Rachel wins a Ford hybrid car. The highlight of the episode was the contestants’ viewing of their old selves, where they talk about their issues and talk to their future new, improved versions. After David reviews the video of himself attaching a note to his dead wife to a balloon, he tears up and says, “A lot of healing in this journey”. It’s The Biggest Loser‘s…

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Judge Judy: $5,000 for Loans to Godson (1/28/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $5,000 to Nick Schuft, who had loaned money to his godson Skyler McDonald. Skyler has taken a restraining order for 2 years against Nick. Nick brings in his designer Keith Berwald as a witness to 2 loans. One loan was to pay for damages that Skyler had made to the apartment leased to his wife. The judge also awards $250 for plane tickets and dismisses the slander counterclaim. The most unusual thing about this case is that Nick is only 9 years older than Skyler. Door Company Owner Nick says that not only does Skyler not repay…

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Judge Judy: $477 for Drawer and Shed (1/27/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $477 to Landlord Amanda Emhof (left in photo) for the replacement of a missing drawer and removal of a shed. Judge Judy doesn’t award Amanda damages due to wear and tear, like the replacement of carpets, and repainting of walls. The judge dismisses the counterclaim for maintenance and cleaning that Tenant Chassey Sossaman (right) had done, because she and her family could have moved. Judge Judy also awards $2,700 to Jerry Eldred for his ex-girlfriend’s bail. Rental Home Damages After the judgment, the tenant’s husband Jesse Sossaman, says that the house was not cleaned after the previous…

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Judge Judy: $4,865 for Lost Dog (1/24/14)

Judge Judy Sheindlin awards $4,865 to Paris Haider (right in photo) for the German Shepherd that Dog Trainer Kevin Ford had lost. She dismisses Paris’ brother Ali Hussain (left)’s lawsuit against Kevin for his untrained dog. She also dismisses Kevin’s countersuit for unpaid training fees. She then awards $367 to Robin Ashwell for 4 loans to her Godson Kevin Falls. Kevin had been electrocuted at work. Dog Paris bought his year-old German Shepherd for $4,500, but asks for $4,865 because of shipping and crating. Paris brought his papers. Ali’s dog is a 2-year-old Rottweiler. Ali sues Kevin for the return…

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Shark Tank Recap: Impressive Sales Talk Can’t Hide Poorly-Conceived FitDeck, LifeCaps (1/24/14)

Two of Shark Tank’s entrepreneurs tonight were a big hit on the entertainment aspect but failed in the “great ideas” division. In the end, the road to success is all about great products, business strategies and hard work. Let’s start with the not-so stellar hopefuls. At face value, the presentations of Phil Black and Daryl Stevenett were very impressive: from their sales pitch to their future goals. However, the details turned out to be disappointing. Phil Black is the man behind FitDeck, a group of cards illustrating various exercises. He said this is the most simple yet effective way of…

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