11:45 PM EDT 09/16/2015
Days of Our Lives
Originally posted 09/16/2015 12:00PM
It's so hard to say goodbye.
Following last month's announcement that she was leaving The Biggest Loser after hosting the weight loss game show for eight years, Alison Sweeney admits she got a little emotional.
"Just thinking about the response I've gotten from fans and former contestants makes me tear up," Sweeney tells PEOPLE exclusively in this week's issue. "It's been an amazing run. I'm so proud."
Originally posted 08/27/2015 02:50PM
In 50 years, the Horton and Brady families have seen countless steamy kisses, dramatic breakups and near-death experiences.
NBC is paying homage to Days of Our Lives' fifth decade on the air this fall, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the soap opera's big anniversary.
Originally posted 08/25/2015 05:30PM
The Biggest Loser is normally about losing weight, but now the show has lost a host.
"After an incredible run together, Alison Sweeney will not be returning as host of The Biggest Loser next season," the show's producers tell PEOPLE in a statement.
Originally posted 05/06/2015 05:15PM
After leaving her 21-year gig on Days of Our Livesto spend more time with her family, The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney has had more time than ever to spend with kids Ben and Megan.
During an event to promote Sleep Number's Better Sleep Month on April 27, Sweeney, 38, talked to PEOPLE about the crucial health lessons she hopes to pass on to her children and how she is preparing to return to Salem for Days's 50th anniversary later this year.
Originally posted 04/13/2015 11:55AM
Eileen Davidson is taking all that bad behavior she witnessed on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and putting it to good use!
The 55-year-old soap star, who joined the Bravo reality series earlier this year, will briefly return to Days of Our Lives for a short but juicy arc.
In this exclusive clip, Davidson reprises her role as Kristen Blake DiMera, who's been living in Italy with Theresa's (Jen Lilley) stolen baby. Now Kristen plans to hire some baddos to kidnap Theresa and bring her to Italy so she can help save the baby who's suffering from some rare, made-for-daytime-TV disease.
Originally posted 02/10/2015 09:30AM
Alison Sweeney is used to seeing contestants reach major milestones as host of The Biggest Loser and a PEOPLE.com blogger, but she has a few of her own coming up.
Originally posted 10/30/2014 08:30PM
She was loved, she was loathed, but Sami Brady was never ignored.
And Thursday, her final day in the fictional town of Salem, was no exception. As Sami left for Hollywood, Alison Sweeney, who played the character for 21 years, posted an emotional farewell to her fans on Facebook.
"We've been through a lot together, haven't we?" she wrote. "It was quite literally a dream come true for me … I'm proud of who I've become as a result of my 21 years in Salem."
Originally posted 07/24/2014 08:30AM
Ever since she was 16, Alison Sweeney often logged 12 hour days, five days a week on the set of Days of Our Lives.
Originally posted 07/23/2014 06:55PM
One way to add more drama to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Throw in a couple of former soap opera stars.
Just a week after PEOPLE learned that Days of Our Lives alum Lisa Rinna will appear in the Bravo series, a source says that Eileen Davidson is now set to join her soap opera star pal next season on the reality show.
Originally posted 06/03/2014 05:15PM
Crying on cue isn't hard for a soap opera star. But for Alison Sweeney, who celebrated her last day on set of Days of Our Lives last week, not crying was the issue.
After nearly 22 years playing fan favorite Sami Brady, Sweeney officially retired from the show last week, but not before one last scene.
"All of a sudden I'm walking out on stage and there's this huge crowd of people," Sweeney, 37, tells PEOPLE of the surprise send-off members of the cast and crew put together for her. "I realized they were gathering for me. It was so amazing and so touching and special."
And it was emotional. After seeing some cast members she'd worked with back when she started the show as a teenager, "It was hard to keep it together," says Sweeney. "My kids [Benjamin, 9, and Megan, 5] were there, so I feel like that helped me avoid the ugly cry. But I totally had tears streaming down my face."
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