The Biggest Loser
Something tells me it won't be long before Alison Sweeney joins fellow soaper Kelly Ripa on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the media's most powerful people. The actress, who has played love-to-hate superbitch Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives for the past 19 years, continues to branch out.
In addition to hosting NBC's long-running, primetime weight loss competition The Biggest Loser; serving as an executive producer and panelist for TV Guide Network's Hollywood Mom's Club and writing a couple of bestsellers, Sweeney has also been directing episodes of her soap hub from time to time. In fact, today's eppy of the sudser was helmed by the ultimate multi-tasker! The budding mogul tweeted:
Are you ready for a girls night in Hollywood? This Sunday, TV Guide Network premieres Hollywood Girls Night, starring Days of Our Lives star/The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney and former Miss USA Ali Landry. Each week the pals will host a fresh "girls night," featuring a new group of their Hollywood friends dishing about all kinds of juicy topics. Set your DVR! Watch the Hollywood Girls Night promo after the jump! READ MORE
Alison Sweeney, Cheryl Hines and Lisa Rinna Among Celebs Supporting 19th Annual Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween CarnivalBy Daytime Confidential on October 25, 2011
Days of Our Lives' Alison Sweeney (pictured above left with daughter Megan and son Ben), former DAYS star Lisa Rinna (pictured above right with husband Harry Hamlin) and Suburgatory’s Cheryl Hines were among the celebrities who turned out in support of the 19th Annual Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Halloween Carnival on October 23. The event helps raise funds to support children with cancer, and their families. See more photos after the jump!
Soap fans and reality lovers might recognize the pretty face and svelte figure on the cover of the August issue of SELF Magazine. Yep, that's none other than Days of Our Lives star and The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney, who dishes about how hosting Loser has helped her be a winner at keeping the pounds off. Here's a snippet on how Sweeney finally begin gaining control of her battle of the bulge back in 1999:
I put up and shut up.
"In my early 20s, I'd eat a tub of lowfat ice cream and be like, 'Why am I having weight problems?' Dave, my husband, whom I was dating then, finally said, 'Why do you complain? You're beautiful already, but if you want to do something about it, do it. You pursue your career, but you don't attack your weight.' It was loving but an eye-opener. That was when I turned things around." READ MORE
Days of Our Lives’ Alison Sweeney dropped by the Sirius OutQ studio and went on the mic with Larry Flick and Keith Price on The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick on July 20. During the visit, they cover everything from Johnny having his eye plucked out on DAYS to The Biggest Loser and Sweeney’s teaming up with Crest Oral B.
They also chat about about the return of Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark, as Austin and Carrie, to Salem. How will Sami react to their return? Flick also wants to know what it's like to work opposite James Scott.
Find out how you might win up to $25,000 and a chance to be a guest on the Rachael Ray Show at LifeOpensUpProject.com. The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick generously shared the laugh inducing interview with Daytime Confidential listeners!
It looks like J.D. Roth and Todd Nelson are going to have a lot more time to focus on the fat porn, er weight loss reality shows they're producing for The Mouse House. According to Deadline.com, Roth and Nelson's 3 Ball Productions has been suspended as co-producers of NBC's hit weight loss competition series The Biggest Loser.
The suspension by Reveille comes not-so-ironically on the heels of the success of 3 Ball's "super obese" spectacle Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition which recently premiered on ABC. The production company is also helming essentially a daytime rip off of The Biggest Loser (minus the competition angle that actually makes TBL interesting) called The Revoultion, which, as previously reported, has been slated to replace ABC Daytime's most watched soap opera One Life to Live this January.
Wow. If we ever start liking our veggies on our own what ever will these guys do for a living?