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Special education teacher John Rhode became the latest “Biggest Loser” champion Tuesday after dropping a whopping 220 pounds during his time on the ranch.
Rhode, 41, had the highest percentage of weight loss on the show this season. He began the process at 445 pounds and weighed in last night at 225 pounds. With his win comes the big prize of $250,000.
“I love my new body,” Rhodestold Us magazine after his win. “I’ve got a whole new attitude, a whole new optimism. I put myself to the limit and now I know I can do anything.”
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Britney Spears’ ex-husband had a misfire with his battle of the bulge.
Kevin Federline was hospitalized in Australia for “heat stress” while filming “Excess Baggage,” the Oz version of “Celebrity Fit Club.”
E! News reported that the competition was filming in the Kimberley region of Outback Western Australia in November, which is “widely regarded as one of the most remote and hostile parts of the country,” when Federline was “taken to hospital as he was showing signs of heat stress.”
November is the hottest month of the year in the Outback, with daily temperatures averaging more than 100 degrees.
Happily, the former backup dancer and occasional rapper recovered and resumed filming the series, which is set to debut on the Nine Network in Australia next year.
This isn’t Federline’s first public attempt to lose the pounds he piled on since marrying–and divorcing–America’s favorite pop tart. He lost 30 lbs. during 2010’s “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp” on VH1, falling 55 lbs. short of his goal to lose 85 lbs.
“Once you get depressed, you don’t really feel like doing anything,” Federline told “Access Hollywood” of his weight gain following his divorce from Spears. “Everybody knows what happened with me and Brit–I’m not going to say that’s the total cause of it but, I mean, just not being happy with myself was probably the main part of my depression.”
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the case of celebrity spawn, it’s a good bet that the kids of Hollywood’s most beautiful women will inherit their mom’s good looks (the same goes for Hollywood Dads and Their Look-Alike Daughters).
Snakkle.com found pics of some of our favorite leading ladies, like Susan Sarandon and Goldie Hawn, before they were stars, and matched up their school pics with their look-alike starlet daughters. In these famous families, looks like the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Famous Mom: Goldie Hawn
Rocking an admirable bouffant in a 1962 high school photo, Kate Hudson’s mom Goldie Hawn is best known for her roles in “Private Bejamin,” “Overboard,” and dark comedies “Death Becomes Her” and “The First Wives Club. ”
Famous Daughter: Kate Hudson
Kate got her big break playing Penny Lane in 2000′s “Almost Famous.” Most recently, she was seen in “Something Borrowed.” Kate’s mom Goldie also starred with mother-daughter duo Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri in 2002’s “The Banger Sisters.”
Famous Mom: Susan Sarandon
Sarandon, an Academy Award-winner, is pictured here sporting a charming flip in her 1964 Edison, New Jersey high school photo. She recently left fellow thespian Tim Robbins for a ping pong entrepreneur about half her age.
Famous Daughter: Eva Amurri
You may recognize Eva as Jackie, Hank’s stripper love interest from the third season of Showtime’s “Californication.” She may have gotten hre lack of onscreen modesty from mom, too, as the latter famously disrobed in the classic “Atlantic City” opposite Burt lancaster. Mother and daughter also acted together in the 2002 film “The Banger Sisters.”
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