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General Hospital Scores 28 Daytime Emmy Nominations

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General Hospital Scores 28 Daytime Emmy Nominations

Originally posted 03/31/2015 08:40PM

Tuesday was a good day for the cast and crew of General Hospital. The long-running soap opera picked up 28 Daytime Emmy nominations.

The awards will be held on April 26 and Betty White will be honored at the ceremony, where she'll be presented with a lifetime achievement award.

In other nods announced Tuesday, nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series are Maura West and Laura Wright for General Hospital, Alison Sweeney and Peggy McCay for Days of Our Lives, and Gina Tognoni for The Young and the Restless.

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Alison Sweeney: My Husband and I 'Give Each Other a Job Evaluation' on Our Anniversary

Alison Sweeney: My Husband and I 'Give Each Other a Job Evaluation' on Our Anniversary

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.

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Alison Sweeney Wants to Help You Stay on Track with Weight-Loss Goals

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Alison Sweeney Wants to Help You Stay on Track with Weight-Loss Goals

Originally posted 01/28/2015 03:40PM

As the host of The Biggest Loser, Alison Sweeney has heard her share of weight-loss advice.

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Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our Lives

Alison Sweeney Says Goodbye to Days of Our Lives

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."

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Alison Sweeney: I Left Days of Our Lives For My Family

Alison Sweeney Quit Soap Stardom to Put Family First

Originally posted 07/27/2014 03:20PM

No one can question Alison Sweeney's work ethic.

For the past two decades, the actress, who plays fan favorite Sami Brady on NBC's Days of Our Lives, was up at 5 a.m., often clocking 12-hour days five days a week on the show's Burbank set.

And that was just her day job.

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Alison Sweeney: Life After Days 'Feels Crazy'

Alison Sweeney: Life After Days 'Feels Crazy'

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.

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Inside Alison Sweeney's Surprise Days of Our Lives Retirement Party

Inside Alison Sweeney's Surprise Days of Our Lives Retirement Party

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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Alison Sweeney Remembers The Biggest Loser Finale's Special Moments

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: Remembering the Finale's Special Moments

Originally posted 02/05/2014 01:50PM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

What an incredible night! I am so proud and thrilled for all The Biggest Loser contestants – and their families!

I tell the contestants during rehearsals that this is just a big party, a celebration for what they've all accomplished, and it's true. The wave of love coming toward the stage from the wonderful audience of family, friends and fans just blows me away every season. So whether you were cheering at home or in the theater, thank you! And your support was felt by all on stage.

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Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: See Rachel's Jaw-Dropping Makeover

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UpdatePosted 01/22/2014 11:15AM

Alison Sweeney's Biggest Loser Blog: See Rachel's Jaw-Dropping Makeover

Originally posted 01/22/2014 10:15AM

Alison Sweeney is the host of NBC's The Biggest Loser, the award-winning star of Days of Our Lives, and author of The Star Attraction and The Mommy Diet. She's also a director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past three seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter: @Ali_Sweeney.

It was makeover week on The Biggest Loser Tuesday – the episode that every contestant dreams of reaching and one that moves me to tears every time.

By the time I saw the contestants this week, they had been with Tim Gunn and Ken Paves and they each looked stunning. Marie's hair change was genius! She looked so breathtaking and clearly her husband was shocked. I'm so glad she was willing to trust Ken's vision.

When Rachel walked out, my jaw literally dropped and I could have never dreamed on day one that she would look like this. Her smile lit up the night and to have her parents then tell her how great she looked was just such an incredible moment.

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Alison Sweeney Leaving Days of Our Lives After 21 Years

Alison Sweeney Leaving Days of Our Lives After 21 Years

Originally posted 01/21/2014 09:40AM

The days of her life suddenly became years. And after spending 21 of them as Sami Brady on the soap opera that made her famous, Alison Sweeney is getting ready to say goodbye.

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