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'The Biggest Loser' seeks contestants, more TV news

NBC reality show "The Biggest Loser" is holding

NBC reality show "The Biggest Loser" is holding auditions in Manhattan. Pictured is past winner Michael Ventrella of Bartlett, Ill. Credit: AP / Paul Beaty

'LOSER' CASTING SEARCH NBC's "The Biggest Loser" is crossing the country seeking new contestants, this time in teams of two (spouses, siblings, co-workers, etc.). Got at least 80 pounds to lose? Manhattan auditions are July 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at midtown's Planet Fitness on West 55th St. Info at

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NOW DOWNLOADING HBO fans can get some shows on digital download before their DVD/Blu-ray release. Available Monday are Queen Latifah's "Bessie" biopic, David Oyelowo's "Nightingale" and "Silicon Valley" Season 2, with Season 4 of "Veep" due July 20. Check e-tailers like iTunes and Google Play.

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