Three items for the price of one: Men's Health says Dallasites are a bunch of fatties -- as in, we're the sixth-fattest city in the U.S. and A. Top of the list of reasons why? "Mayor Thomas C. Leppert participates in fewer fitness-related events than most mayors." (Blaming Leppert for anything is the way straight to Schutze's heart -- and on Valentine's Day, no less.) Not coincidentally, then, there's this "news": NBC's casting peeps are coming to Dallas this Saturday to cast the sixth season of the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser, beginning at 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. at the Uptown Bar & Grill on McKinney Avenue; says here producers chose "reduced their contestant search to what they have determined to be the 'fattest cities' in America."
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And speaking of NBC, the network's shuttering its Dallas bureau. Reports TVNewser in an exclusive, Dallas and Chicago are losing their bureaus -- "however some NBC News staffing is expected to remain at the O&O stations in those markets," which means, of course, KXAS-Channel 5. Nonetheless, "Dallas will fall under the Los Angeles hub." --Robert Wilonsky