Us Wrap: Biggest Loser Trainer Calls Contestants "Monkeys"

Celebrity News Jan. 6, 2010 AT 5:04PM
Us Wrap: Biggest Loser Trainer Calls Contestants "Monkeys" Credit: Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage.com

--Tough-as-nails Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is under fire for calling the contestants she works out on the NBC series "monkeys." In a message posted on her Facebook page, Michaels wrote about spending a brief break from filming with her boyfriend. "Get a few hours together and then I am off to BL. Monkeys are back on campus. Work to be done," she blogged. A rep for the show insists the phrase was a "term of endearment." [TVGuide.com]

--[Slim] Serenity now! Former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander has signed on to become the newest Jenny Craig spokesperson, following in the footsteps of Valerie Bertinelli, Kirstie Alley and Phylicia Rashad. Why choose Jenny? For the "deadly combination of I'm fat and they [the program] work," Alexander quips. [Perez Hilton]

--Sylvester Stallone is opening up about the filming for The Expendables that left him with a metal plate in his neck after a fight with wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Sly says the fight was "so vicious that I ended up getting a hairline fracture in my neck. I'm not joking." [PopEater]

--Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, is now a working mom. The 19-year-old -- who welcomed son, Tripp, with ex Levi Johnston in 2008 -- has filed papers to incorporate a lobbying, public relations and political consulting services firm. [TheFrisky.com]

--Don't go into a total tizzy, Twi-hards: the leaked version of the Eclipse script that surfaced online -- watermarked with Jackson Rathbone's name on each page -- is said to be an early version of the screenplay that didn't make the film's final cut. [PopSugar]

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