'Biggest Loser' hires new trainers Jessie Pavelka, Jennifer Widerstrom

Jessie Pavelka arrives at the Unlikely Heroes Red Jessie Pavelka arrives at the Unlikely Heroes Red Carpet Spring Benefit on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. Photo Credit: AP / Richard Shotwell

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'LOSER' GAINING TRAINERS. With founding trainer Jillian Michaels having announced she's leaving the weight-loss competition "The Biggest Loser" for a third time, after breaks in 2004 and 2011, NBC has announced two newcomers to the cast: Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom will join returning trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince when season 16 premieres on Sept. 16.

In addition to working on UK shows, Texas native Pavelka was the trainer on Lifetime's "DietTribe" and hosted OWN's "Wake-Up WorkOut with Gaiam" exercise series. Widerstrom starred on NBC's "American Gladiators" and is the lead female trainer for InterContinental Hotel Group's new "Even" wellness line.

 

AND BABY MAKES FOUR. "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans has given birth to her second child. Her boyfriend, Nathan Griffith, 26, on June 30 posted a Twitter photo of newborn feet with a hospital tag, captioning it, "And you thought we were at the beach . . . Sike!!! [sic]" The couple subsequently tweeted they've named the boy Kaiser. Evans, 22, is already the mother of son Jace, 4, with her ex-boyfriend Andrew Lewis. In between, she married and divorced Courtland Rogers, aborting that couple's pregnancy, she explained, because, "I'd just gotten off heroin, I was very skinny and unhealthy; I wasn't stable."

 

PREMIERES. It'll be a cold day in July as "Ice Road Truckers" returns for season eight tonight at 10 on History . . . Tomorrow night at 10, restaurateurs and investors Joe Bastianich and Tim Love decide, with consultant Waylynn Lucas, which of two competing eateries deserves their money in CNBC's new series "Restaurant Startup" . . . New on Discovery, Thursday at 10 p.m., Captain Timothy "Blimp" Cheramie and his crew hunt for legendary "Beasts of the Bayou" . . . Then at 10:30 on MTV, junk food becomes the ingredients of amateur-chef dreams in the competition "Snack-Off" . . . and on Sunday, Bravo's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" returns at 8 p.m., followed at 9 by the series premiere of the beauty-pageant series "Game of Crowns" . . . Opposite the latter, on the History Channel extension H2, is season three of "Stan Lee's Superhumans," in which the Marvel Comics impresario showcases real people with extraordinary abilities . . . and then, with episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m., A&E's new "Lone Star Lady" follows a newly oil-rich Texas mom and her family.

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RECAPS. Joey Van Pelt was the first to be evicted on "Big Brother" season 16 . . . Tyler Viars was disqualified on "MasterChef" . . . Brian Osborne and Dylan Petitt got bounced from "The Bachelorette" . . . "Rising Star" cut Rye Davis, Egypt Dixon, Trinitii and Deedra Ervin . . . Kashia Zollicoffer was ousted from "Hell's Kitchen" . . . The team of Barry Ackerman and Fred Isla is off "Next Great Baker" . . . and Christopher Lynch won't be the next "Food Network Star."

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