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Nicole Scherzinger may have won Dancing with the Stars, but no perfect score on any routine is as impressive as what Michael Ventrella accomplished this season on The Biggest Loser.

The contestant first weighed in at 526 pounds this season, eventually shedding more than any player in show history and finishing his run at 262 pounds. It was more than enough to make him champion.

“I thought there was a glitch in the matrix!” said th 31-year old from Chicago after he won the title. “I thought, ‘What is wrong with the monitor?’ I can’t believe this. I just proved no matter what it is, possibility or not, it can happen.”

This is Michael Ventrella BEFORE... and this is Michael Ventrella AFTER. Wow.

Earlier in the night, Ventrella said:

"I knew going onto the ranch that I needed to save my life. The only way to do that was to bare all. I left everything I loved, everything I hated - I had to get over it. I dedicated myself so much. I had to reach into a place inside of me I didn't think existed. Even to this day, I don't feel like I'm done yet. I'm going to keep going."

Amazing stuff. We wish Michael the best in his quest to remain happy and healthy.

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She started season nine as the favorite, she faltered near the finish line, but Crystal Bowersox came through when it mattered most last night.

Of the six total songs covered by her and Lee DeWyze, Crystal put on the top two performances. She left her comfort zone (and wore a dress!) with Alannah Myles' "Black Velvet," abandoning her guitar and showing off her range.

But it was Bowersox's take on Patty Griffin's "Up to the Mountain" that should earn her the title. She delivered it with drama and feeling, as Randy Jackson rightly referred to the audition as "amazing" and Simon said it was "by far, the best performance and the song of the night."

Ryan and the Finalists

As for Lee? He did perfectly well. We've already downloaded his rendition of "The Boxer" and we're big fans of U2's "Beautiful Day."

But DeWyze's hoarse sound didn't come across well on that single. Still, it wouldn't shock us if viewers sided with Lee simply because his first song would be that contemporary, well-known U2 hit.

This is how we've ranked the six songs sung on the night:

  1. Crystal Bowersox, Up to the Mountain
  2. Crystal Bowersox, Black Velvet
  3. Lee DeWyze, The Boxer
  4. Lee DeWyze, Beautiful Day
  5. Crystal Bowersox, Me and Bobby McGee
  6. Lee DeWyze, Everybody Hurts
  • Covering The Boxer
  • Shining Down
  • Black Velvet Dress
  • On the Finale
  • Strumming on a Stool

WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD WIN?

 

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Ten weeks and a dozen and a half routines later, Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars has finally come to an end. The winner of the coveted Mirrorball trophy was unveiled Tuesday, with three contestants remaining entering the night.

  • Would it be Evan Lysacek, limber Olympic figure skating gold medalist, looking to add the famed Mirrorball to burgeoning trophy case?
  • Would it be Nicole Scherzinger, the lovely lead Pussycat Doll and lord of the Dancing With the Stars season from beginning to end?
  • Would it be Erin Andrews, embattled ESPN reporter turned ballroom aficionado, and a woman who everyone has to be rooting for?
  • Anna and Evan
  • Derek Hough and Nicole Scherzinger Image
  • Maksim and Erin Andrews

All three made compelling cases this Spring, but there can be only one winner. Follow the jump to see who took home the Dancing with the Stars title ...

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The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky, whose season premiered last night, says she's no longer feuding with nemesis Vienna Girardi. All together now ... Phew.

Chris Harrison, the show's pimp-in-chief, confirmed the hatchet burying at Dancing With the Stars (which aired right after The Bachelorette season premiere).

The two ladies, who famously clashed on The Bachelor while in competition for Jake Pavelka, even "hugged each other and, said 'Hi,'" back stage at the taping.

"That's one of the ways Ali has grown as a person," Chris said.

What, by not being a completely catty b!tch? Great job, Ali!

  • Bachelorette Ali
  • Vienna Girardi Topless

The Bachelorette star Ali, left, and The Bachelor winner Vienna ... yeah.

Back in the day, Ali Fedotowsky would call out Vienna Girardi for, among other things, bragging that she'd "shake her boobs in Jake's face," but not any longer.

"[Ali] regretted some of that," Harrison added. "I get it. Look, in the heat of the moment, on the show, you say some things, you regret certain things, there are things you look back and might not do and that was one of them. She apologized for that."

Fedotowsky is "so happy for Jake," Harrison went on about the new star. "She realizes now that it wasn't meant to be, she wasn't supposed to be with Jake."

Harrison said he thinks Vienna Girardi got a bad rap as the villain on the show, and that anyone writing her off is presumptuous. Can't we all just get along?

Apparently we can/ Jake Pavelka even posted a pic on Facebook of him, his fiancee and Ali. Oh, how times change (click here to be THG's Facebook friend).

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Get better soon.

Good luck on Celebrity Apprentice!

Wear a condom!

Ever since his April 21 brain hemorrhage, Bret Michaels has been besieged by well wishes from his ever-growing fan base. Now, though, the recovering rocker - and reality show champion! - has a message for his followers: thank you.

On the rocker's Facebook page, he's written:

With all of my heart, soul and the remaining organs I have left (lol) I would like to thank each and every one of you for all of your support and awesomeness. All the good vibes and well wishes gave me the strength to go back to New York and win Celebrity Apprentice. I am not at 100% yet but I have every intention of trying to continue the tour starting Friday in Biloxi.

I hope to see your rockin rollin, smiling faces on the road… that is the best medicine I can think of right now. You rock my world.

Popular Rocker

Bret is scheduled to undergo surgery in the fall to fix a hole in his heart, so we have three responses to his posting:

  1. You're welcome.
  2. Put your health first.
  3. Wear a condom.

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Chances are, you haven't heard of Nicky Holender. But you're very familiar with his client base.

This personal trainer is responsible for the physiques of Kendra Wilkinson, Melanie Brown, Chris Harrison and other celebrities so famous they've made him sign confidentiality agreements that keep their names a secret.

Carrie Fisher Weight Loss Pic

How does he motivate these stars? And what's the deal behind his upcoming Kendra DVD (No, not that one!)? We spoke with the former professional soccer player today and asked him about society's weight loss craze, among other topics...

THG: Why do tabloid covers hyping various weight loss achievements sell so well?
Holender: Weight loss is a goal a lot of people strive for. The general public struggles with weight for lots of reasons, such as bad eating and inactivity. They want to know: Is it possible to get in shape? How is it possible? These stories help with that.

THG: What's your approach when meeting a new client?
Holender: I give then a nutritional plan and I determine their energy expenditure. I always ask myself: How can I get their bodies in balance? For the most part, one's body wants to remain as it is. My job is to push it someplace it doesn't naturally want to go.

THG: Is it difficult to motivate celebrities that aren't used to being bossed around?
Holender: It's easier. Most of these people have gotten to where they are in life through hard work. They know what's expected of them and don't shy away from it.

THG: Tell us about your upcoming Kendra workout DVD.
Holender: It comes out in July and focuses on people, such as new mothers, that have been away from training for awhile. We try to make working out fun by incorporating five sports into the routines. It's a 48-minute cardio workout that keeps the heart rate elevated at all times and burns calories.

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Yup. No friends. Those are her own words. CAPS LOCK and all. Heidi Montag channeled her inner Kanye today in a Twitter rampage against peeps masquerading as such.

Specifically, "the ones who are pretending to be 'friends' or 'family,' [who are] are crazy, angry, broke, and bitter." This is why "they haven't been in my life for years!"

Two Dumbasses

The fired-up Tweets came just a week after an emotional episode of The Hills where Montag told Kristin Cavallari her life was "really hard" without friends and family.

Hey, at least she has Spencer Pratt ... if that's even a positive thing. It's probably the biggest reason why SHE HAS NO FRIENDS when you stop and think about it.

Besides, there must be someone out there she can talk to. Come on, Heidi. Keep your fake chin up. We highly doubt your Twitter and Facebook followers total zero.

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HEIDI MONTAG EATS IT: Whether it's any consolation, we can't say. But if nothing else, you know ice cream won't betray you. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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It's been a busy week for Miley Cyrus.

First, she visited a school in Hazard, Kentucky, where the singer contributed to Blessings In A Backpack. This organization provides food and supplies to poverty-stricken children.

A French Throng

As seen below, Miley met with program officials and local school representatives to receive updates on the program’s presence in the lives of its recipients and school-age volunteers. We must give her a round of props for this effort.

Said Cyrus: “Hazard, in fact all of Appalachia, has always been special to me and to my whole family. It’s where we’re from. So the health and education of these Hazard County kids was important to me, and something I felt I really could help do something about... these kids, and this organization, are really amazing.”

From there, Miley may have gotten herself in trouble with Justin Bieber and his fans.

Speaking to Q100's Bert Show yesterday, she had the following to say about The Biebs, with whom she shared dinner two weeks ago: "I have my travel-size boyfriend [Bieber] and I have my oversized security boyfriend [Liam Hemsworth]. It's perfect!"

Uh-oh, Kim Kardashian. Sounds like you have competition for your boy. Who do you think Justin should date, readers: Miley or Kim?

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With Lindsay Lohan barred from any alcohol or drug use until her next court hearing July 6, we got to thinking: Can she defeat the dreaded ankle monitor?

Either by going cold turkey, or by fooling it in some way? If anyone is up to the challenge, it's LiLo, who has rocked such a bracelet before, back in 2007.

During that stint, she posed with it in a bikini ... presumably while sober. But who knows. Can Lohan's SCRAM bracelet be tricked so she can still party?

The device, which measures alcohol intake via an individual's sweat, seems impossible to beat. Sensors record any attempt to remove or tamper with it.

The New York Daily News, however, suggests that by sticking one's foot in a tub of ice water, and thus not sweating, one could avoid any positive reading.

So ... put the keg in the tub and let's party!

SCRAM-ED: Have Lindsay Lohan's partying days been collared?

The newspaper also said that people can try sticking "cold cuts between the unit's sensor and the wearer, creating a skin-like barrier that doesn't sweat."

Seriously. There have been entire articles written on this subject, so you know Linds is going to be well-versed in any loopholes or trickery she can employ.

Some lawyers and addiction counselors refute that you can "trick" the bracelet, though saying it's nearly impossible. What about simply ... not drinking?

This could be a tall order for Lindsay. First of all, she's going to be so bored. More significantly, the girl has cravings and needs to be satisfied. Fast. Hard.

Her motivation to stay clean is strong, however. If that SCRAM device indicates she's violating the rules, she could end up in jail by the end of the day.

Who do you think will prevail?

 

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Mindy McCready was hospitalized in Cape Coral, Fla., for a possible drug overdose earlier this morning, according to reports. Her condition is unknown.

The troubled country star's rep denied that she OD'd on drugs, but rather she just had a bad reaction to a painkiller, to which her mother "overreacted."

Pic of Mindy McCready

Brent Young, Mindy's rep, told TMZ she broke her toe two days ago and has been complaining about the pain and her mom gave her four Darvocet pills. 

Darvocet is a narcotic painkiller. Mindy told her mom that she wasn't feeling well, possibly from a bad reaction to Darvocet, and her mom called 911.

Young says McCready's mom may have been trying to make her custody argument stronger - they're fighting over Mindy's young son - by calling 911.

Mindy McCready during a rare, lucid moment ... by her standards.

Young says he just spoke with Mindy, saying, "She's totally coherent. She can't believe her mom did this." Mindy denies she is off the wagon, period.

Backing her up? Dr. Drew Pinsky. He says there is "no evidence of any relapse" and furthermore, that Darvocet was an appropriate med for her pain.

This is the first story we've done on Mindy in some time that didn't involve her getting arrested or naked, at least. Hospitalized is right up there, though.

Last year, the Mindy McCready sex tape came out. Before that, she was accused of leaking the Eric Dane nude tape and jailed for a probation violation.

What a mess.

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