I read this on Yahoo News, though it was an AP feed. Apparently an open casting call in San Diego for NBC's reality weight-loss show "The Biggest Loser" drew such a crowd -- upwards of 1,500 people -- that they had to turn people away because the restaurant in which they were holding the audition couldn't fit everyone. Okay, 1,500 people anywhere is going to be a big crowd. But 1,500 potential Biggest Losers? All trying to get into a restaurant -- yes, a food-sellin' restuarant -- to audition for a show to help them lose weight? Now that's comedy in its lowest form. My question is, do you think the producers planned it this way? Come on... an open call for anything draws a lot of people. But an open call for a hit reality TV show is going to draw, well, 1,500 people. Talk about publicity. Brilliant? Cruel? Is there a difference?
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