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When Does Alison Sweeney Begin Her Return Run On 'Days Of Our Lives'?

10/7/2015 4:23pm EDT
Alison Sweeney returns to 'Days of Our Lives'
"Days of Our Lives" spoilers teased a while back that Alison Sweeney would be returning in the role of Sami Brady this fall and the time has almost come. Fans still don't know just how long Sweeney will be sticking around Salem this time, but from the sounds of things, she's back for a very heartbreaking reason. What's the scoop?

Sweeney tweeted to fans that Sami would show up on "DOOL" on Monday, October 12. She did tease, however, that viewers would have to wait and see just how long Sami stays in the mix of things. According to the latest "Days of Our Lives" spoilers, Sami's return to t...

EJ DiMera And Sami Brady Reunite On-Screen: What Brought These Two Together Again?

9/28/2015 3:21pm EDT
Former 'Days of Our Lives' stars James Scott and Alison Sweeney
James Scott and Alison Sweeney may no longer be regulars on "Days of Our Lives," but the pairing of EJ DiMera and Sami Brady still has a very solid fan base. The couple reunited over the weekend in a dramatic scene put together for one very special fan. What's the scoop?

John Oliver did an in-depth segment Sunday night on his show "Last Week Tonight" about the refugee crisis. Interestingly, that segment paved the way to a special Sami and EJ reunion done all for one teen girl whose story touched Oliver's heart.

As Oliver explained, Noujain Mustaffa is a Syrian refugee who has shared the ...

'Biggest Loser' Host Stepping Down?

8/26/2015 11:21am EDT
Alison Sweeney Leaving Hosting Duties On NBC's 'The Biggest Lose
After 13 seasons as host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," Alison Sweeney is stepping down.

The former "Days of Our Lives" star took over from the series' first host, Caroline Rhea in 2007.

According to Access Hollywood NBC released a statement which read, "After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of 'The Biggest Loser' next season."

In 2014, Sweeney ended her run on "Days of our Lives" after twenty-one years as Sami Brady/Hernandez/DiMera.

Since joining the NBC series, Sweeney has led 13 seasons, including "The Biggest Loser: Couples," "The Biggest L...

Alison Sweeney Quits Her 'Days Of Our Lives' Role

1/21/2014 4:13pm EST
Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney has quit her role in soap opera Days Of Our Lives after 21 years.

The 37 year old actress has played Samantha 'Sami' Brady in the show since 1993, but she is now set to leave the role which shot her to fame as a teenager.

Sweeney confirmed the news of her departure during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show, telling the host, "I've been on Days of Our Lives for 21 years. I'm celebrating my 21st year and I decided that it's going to be my last year with the show. I've been on Days of Our Lives since I was 16 years old, and I have never had more than a two-week vaca...

People's Choice Awards 2013 Fashion: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock & More Sizzling Celebs!

1/10/2013 9:00am EST
2013 People's Choice Awards
Awards season has officially commenced! The People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and the red carpet was flooded with fashionable stars.

"The Hunger Games" dominated, picking up six trophies. Lead actress Jennifer Lawrence was named "Favorite Movie Actress" and "Favorite Face of Heroism." She showed off some thigh in a short black sequined dress.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Emma Watson wore a daring and colorful graphic cut-out mini dress, while Humanitarian award winner Sandra Bullock opted for a more traditional calf-length black and blue off th...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title!

5/21/2012 2:48pm EDT
'The Celebrity Apprentice' Finale - Arsenio Hall Takes The Title
Last week on Celebrity Apprentice: Clay Aiken and Arsenio Hall, the Final Two, have been tasked with having to produce, host, and sell tickets to a celebrity charity event. They’ll be responsible for all aspects of the show, including creating a thirty second charity awareness ad, and producing a variety show to entertain their guests. They themselves will be the entertainment at their show. This week; the live finale.

Donald Trump lets us know that this is an important night – so important, that he’ll need the fastest car and driver possible to get to the show at the American Museum of Na...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Pop Goes Debbie Gibson And Dee Snider While Aubrey O'Day Walks

4/2/2012 9:21pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
During an extended three hour episode, I watched the Celebrity Apprentice last night. And I only fell asleep twice! Here’s what happened:

Last week: The teams put together parties to launch a new line of mock tail drinks. The men of Unanimous won the challenge with their beach party, and the women of Forte suffered the loss of Patricia Velasquez, who was fired. Aubrey cried crocodile tears, as she had hoped Dayana Mendoza would be the one to leave. Clay Aiken brought checks worth $50,000.00 to the National Inclusion project.

This week, the teams meet up at Trump Towers with Donald Trump a...

Lisa Rinna Mad Her Name Was Used To Sell 'Hollywood Moms' Club'

7/26/2011 8:37am EDT
Lisa Rinna
Lisa Rinna is furious after learning she is featured in a new reality show with her pals Alison Sweeney and model Ali Landry, because the pair never asked her permission before selling the concept to TV bosses.

The actresses have announced they will star in and produce a new show, called "Hollywood Moms' Club," for TV Guide Network. The show follows the pair's regular mum-orientated dinners with close friends Rinna and Denise Richards.

But the soap star insists Sweeney and Landry went behind her back and used her name to help sell the show - and she's adamant she'll have no part in the se...

Audrina Patridge, Dita Von Teese & Other Celebs Are Red Hot At Heart Truth Fashion Show

2/10/2011 8:36am EST
Heart Truth Fashion Show
Several celebrities walked the runway at the Heart Truth's Red Dress Fall 2011 Fashion Show at the Lincoln Center in New York City yesterday.

The annual event raisies awareness about heart disease, and nearly two dozen stars wore crimson gowns.

"Dancing With The Stars" dancer Julianne Hough wore a dress embellished with Swarovski crystals, while "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge modeled a sequined one-shoulder Badgley Mischka gown.

Dita Von Teese showed off her curves in a Zac Posen number, and Taraji P. Henson donned Naeem Khan. See more below:

Reality TV star Audrina Patridge


Celebrities At Game 1 Of The Celtic/Lakers NBA Finals

6/4/2010 3:12pm EDT
Celebrities at game 1 finals
Game 1 of the NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics was held last night at the Staples center in downtown L.A. Celtic Lakers finals are historic and legendary and the rivalry goes back decades. In Los Angeles, it almost seems traditional for celebrities to show up in support of their home team. Game 1 went to the Lakers with an easy 102-89 win over Celtics. Let's take look at just a few celebs that were there for the Game 1 of the NBA finals in Los Angeles.

In Laker colors was Bridget Marquardt.

New England native Adam Sandler not wearing Celtic green…
We c...

Back-To-School Must Haves - Celebrity Style

9/3/2009 8:00am EDT
Hannah Montana
A lot of young girls don't have an older sister or friend to tell them what they need to stock themselves with in order to avoid the Mean Girls-style bullying. Many look to celebrities who are really just fellow children themselves - children who may be making fashion or lifestyle mistakes but doing so in the public eye and with an army of followers who may ultimately make the same mistake too. Are these so-called mistakes ones that will bring on regrets? Or merely ones that will provide for some really amusing "nostalgic" photos later on?

Let's look at a few of these "Must Haves" for b...

'Biggest Loser: Couples' Premieres Jan. 6 With Oldest, Youngest & Heaviest Contestants Ever

1/5/2009 1:02pm EST
Biggest Loser
NBC's hit weight loss series returns with its biggest season yet when "The Biggest Loser: Couples" premieres Tuesday, January 6 (8-10 p.m. ET). Alison Sweeney hosts and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels return to train 11 couples who begin the show with a combined weight of more than 3.5 tons.

The premiere kicks off with the contestants arriving at the ranch in teams of two, including mother/daughter, father/son, sisters, best friends, grandparents, cousins, an engaged couple and former models. Included among them are the series' oldest players yet (63-year-old grandpare...

Be Bonnie Hunt's Correspondent At The 'Days Of Our Lives' Event Nov 1

10/16/2008 5:00pm EDT
Bonnie Hunt
Are you the biggest Days of our Lives fan? Do you think you have what it takes to be Bonnie Hunt's special correspondent at the 'Day of Days' event at Universal CityWalk on Nov 1st? If so, tell why in 100 words or less why you should be picked to interview all your favorite 'Days' stars. Make sure you include a photo of yourself, and if you want, you can upload a video as well. The winner will be picked on Oct 27th so don't delay, enter today! Go here to enter.

Event Info:

Who: Stars of "Days of our Lives"

What: Day Of Days - Meet & Greet, Q&A and many more exciting activities w...

'The Biggest Loser' Launches 11-City Search For New Contestants

6/24/2008 1:44pm EDT
The Biggest Loser
NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching an 11-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for season seven of the hit show. They are looking for outgoing and charismatic teams of two who have the personality, desire and competitive edge to vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight, change their lives forever and compete for a grand prize of $250,000. Season six of the series -- "The Biggest Loser: Families" – will premiere in the fall and will feature husband-and-wife teams and parent-adult child teams.

Teams for season seven of the show ca...

Alison Sweeney To Educate Moms About Toddler Nutrition

7/28/2007 9:08am EDT
Alison Sweeney
Gerber Products Company is teaming up with actress Alison Sweeney to help educate moms about toddler nutrition. Sweeney, mother of two-year-old son Ben, is the new host of the NBC's hit reality show The Biggest Loser and well-known for her Emmy Award-winning role as Sami Brady on the network's daytime drama Days of our Lives.

"When Gerber shared its findings from a recent survey of moms, I was shocked to learn that many toddlers weren't getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in a day," Ms. Sweeney said. "As the mother of a two- year-old, I'm thrilled at the opportunity...

NBC Announces Premiere Dates For 'Last Comic Standing,' 'Biggest Loser' & More

4/13/2007 10:16am EDT
Bill Bellamy
NBC announced the premieres for its original alternative programs in Summer 2007 that feature the return of last summer's hit America's Got Talent (with new host Jerry Springer) on May 29 as well as an updated edition of the hit series Last Comic Standing (with new host Bill Bellamy) on June 13.

The network also announced the launch of Age of Love reality dating series (with host Mark Consuelos) on June 18. In addition, NBC will reprise the popular weight-loss series The Biggest Loser (with new host Alison Sweeney) in late summer.

Following are descriptions for NBC's summer altern...

'Days Of Our Lives' Fans Decide What Gifts Sami Brady Will Receive For Her Wedding

3/20/2007 10:27am EDT
Days of Our Lives
Beginning today through April 14, fans of hit daytime drama Days of our Lives (1 p.m. in most markets) can vote online at to help select the special gifts that Sami Brady (Allison Sweeney) will receive from her family and friends on her wedding day.

'Days' fans have the unique opportunity to be part of Sami's wedding by voting multiple times for their favorite elements that will be incorporated into her "green" wedding.

Over the next few weeks, viewers will be able to choose from the following categories once a week: something old, something new, something borrowed, s...

Soap Star Alison Sweeney Is The New Host Of 'The Biggest Loser'

2/20/2007 2:01pm EST
Alison Sweeney
Alison Sweeney, one of daytime television's most beloved actresses, joins NBC's hit reality show The Biggest Loser as the new host of the weight-loss series, which will begin taping its fourth season this spring. "Alison is an incredible talent and will bring not only a great fresh face to the show but a huge, loyal fan base," said Ben Silverman, executive producer and Reveille CEO. "We are thrilled and look forward to another strong season."

Sweeney has portrayed villainess Sami Brady on NBC's hit daytime drama Days of our Lives since January 6, 1993, and will continue to star on the ...

Soap Star Uses Internet to Find Lost Chihuahua

6/5/2006 10:54am EDT
Alison Sweeney
Days of Our Lives star Alison Sweeney and her husband, David Sanov, have turned to the Internet to search for their lost dog, Paco. The couple has enlisted the lost and found dog website, Fido Finder, to assist in searching for the lost Chihuahua.

Paco, a fawn-colored, short-haired Chihuahua, snuck out the front door of the star's home in Hollywood Hills, California. Paco is a 4-year-old male and weighs only 4 pounds. The couple has posted lost dog posters and scoured the neighborhood but has not been able to find the missing dog. The couple hopes that Fido Finder will be Paco's ticke...