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Allison Sweeney

What's her story? It's unusual for a soap star to cross over to tv/movies. Suddenly she is everywhere. Biggest Loser. Allergy Medicine ads. Print ads. I never thought of her as the main attraction for Days fans, but she must have a huge fanbase. I watched Days when she was the bitchy teenager causing trouble in Salem. I just never expected her to have such career longevity. My guess is she's a really nice person. Anyone have any insider information?

by Anonymousreply 22206/28/2016

The flyover fraus love her and she has a high Q score. She's obviously looking to a career outside of Days, which won't be around after a couple of years.

by Anonymousreply 104/27/2010

I think she's a very limited actress and even more limited host, but, as R2 says, she has a very high Q score.

She was much more fun as the chubby teen whose life spun out of control after she spied her mother cheating on her father.

Rumor has it that she was actually writing the soap opera during the writer's strike and transition from one headwriter to the next, but I don't know how she would have had the time. I do believe NBC (and Ken Corday) would listen to her story suggestions, though, they'd do anything to keep her happy.

by Anonymousreply 204/27/2010

Back in her "chubby" days on the soap, she was told to lose the weight or she'd be fired.

by Anonymousreply 304/27/2010

She's great on The Biggest Loser, simply because she hardly ever shows any emotions and if she does it's insincere.

I was shocked, on a recent episode, when she let that massive elephant Michael hug her. He did it so quickly I don't think she had time to react. She normally doesn't touch too many of the contestants.

She also seems to take great pleasure in torturing the fatties during their challenges. Her constant running off of the mouth would make want to kill her.

I don't watch Days of Our Lives but, I love her on The Biggest Loser. I sometimes thinks shes more evil than Gillian.

by Anonymousreply 404/27/2010

r3=Dee Hall, who wasn't even asked back for the Frances Reid funeral episode. Ha!

by Anonymousreply 504/27/2010

R1, are they talking about cancelling Days? What soap operas are still around? Hard to believe the Soap Network survives.

by Anonymousreply 604/27/2010

She sucks off Big Gay Bob regularly. That is how she keeps her job.

by Anonymousreply 704/27/2010

As r2 said, there's a rumor that in 2008 that producer Ed Scott (former Y&R producer and hubby of Y&R's Melody Thomas Scott) was letting her write the show and she has become a total "diva" who gets whatever she wants from the show (they wrote in her pregnancy as she requested, NBC lets/encourages her to do outside projects). When it was revealed the writers guild freaked and Days fired Ed Scott over it.

She's also got be a crazy work-a-holic as she only took like a week off after the birth of her daughter to come back to TBL and three weeks off to go back to her soap.

by Anonymousreply 804/27/2010

r6, Days and all soaps are in danger of being canceled but it is less so than it was a few years ago when it was near the bottom of the ratings heap and they hadn't yet made all kinds of huge budget cuts so that they tape 7-8 episodes a week and let the studio go dark a ton of weeks during the year.

With ATWT soon leaving the air following it's fellow Procter and Gamble soap Guiding Light, the next one on the chopping block is probably ABC's One Life to Live. ABC still has three soaps while NBC only has Days and CBS will only have Y&R and B&B (a half-hour soap).

by Anonymousreply 904/27/2010

r6, Days was recently renewed until 2011. Supposedly, TPTB are happy with the audience numbers and decided to extend the show by one year. After that, who knows? If they can cancel GL and ATWT, Days certainly isn't safe.

by Anonymousreply 1004/27/2010

I worked on the crew of MERCY and she seemed to be an unusually nice person. We liked her a lot. The episode was shot in the dead of winter and she was always so bubbly and friendly, a bit of sunshine in our lives. Well, for 4 days, anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1104/27/2010

They took 4 days to shoot her little bit part in that one episode of MERCY?

Well no wonder she would be happy with that given the insane taping schedule DAYS has now.

by Anonymousreply 1204/27/2010

Her husband, Dave, a police officer, is hot.

by Anonymousreply 1304/27/2010


WTH is Big Gay Bob ?

by Anonymousreply 1404/27/2010

Hope One Life to Live doesn't get cancelled.

by Anonymousreply 1504/27/2010

Oh, r5, that is scandalous. Dee Hall wasn't asked back for Alice's funeral?? She must have really pissed off someone.

by Anonymousreply 1604/27/2010


You want scandalous ? Dee Hall was intoxicated at Frances' memorial service. She made a fool of herself when she spoke in front of the gathering. It was beyond embarassing.

by Anonymousreply 1704/27/2010

Spill, r17!

by Anonymousreply 1804/27/2010

She's as wholesome as white bread and American cheese. The fraus love a chubby white girl with a smashed up face (see Reese Witherspoon).

by Anonymousreply 1904/27/2010

I am thankful we don't have to deal with Caroline Rhea anymore.

by Anonymousreply 2005/11/2010

She's not chubby any more.

by Anonymousreply 2105/11/2010

A friend of a friend dated her before she married the CHP officer some years back. Said she was really sweet and down to Earth.

by Anonymousreply 2205/11/2010

was deidre hall really drunk at alice horton's funeral? i want to hear more. were you there?

by Anonymousreply 2305/11/2010

r23 is that on the soap? or real gossip?

by Anonymousreply 2405/11/2010

R24, i'm just wondering after reading R16's reply.

by Anonymousreply 2505/11/2010

Dee wasn't drunk at Frances' memorial. She talked about what a spit fire Frances was and how she wished that she could be more like Frances. It was a moving speech.

My favorite Frances Reid story is when she had (it wasn't called this back in those days) an intervention with Mac Carey was drunk on the set for most of the 70s. She laid into him and he turned his life around.

Sony is trying to get Days to 50 and they have made unheard of concessions to NBC to keep the show on the air, luckily they make up for the loss of revenue in foreign syndication sales.

by Anonymousreply 2605/11/2010

Didn't Alison play a bitch on one episode of "Friends"? I liked her in that.

by Anonymousreply 2705/11/2010

She's not chubby any more? Every photo of her in Google shows a big girl.

by Anonymousreply 2805/11/2010

I love her totally unapologetic cunt character on "Days".

What's a 'Q score'?

by Anonymousreply 2905/11/2010

She was great on The West Wing. And killed in the Usual Suspects.

by Anonymousreply 3005/11/2010

She was better when she was in that wheelchair.

by Anonymousreply 3105/11/2010

A Q score measures likability and recognition. The higher the Q score, the better.

by Anonymousreply 3205/11/2010

Q score - a personality quotient gauged by opinions of audience members

basically how well you come across to TV they want to be your friend and all that....or want to strangle you...

either one is probably good. but what do i know...I'm a financial analyst

by Anonymousreply 3305/11/2010

Q scores are also kept top secret.

by Anonymousreply 3405/11/2010

That woman who hosted Biggest Loser before her always looked so uncomfortable. . .like she was trapped in a pair of steel underwear. It hurt me to look at her.

by Anonymousreply 3505/11/2010

She's thin now. Watch [italic]Days[/italic] some time. Alison is a size 4 now. Linked is a recent pic.

by Anonymousreply 3605/11/2010

Look at those arms. That is not rail thin. I agree she's not as heavy was she was, but she is never going to be an ectomorph.

by Anonymousreply 3705/11/2010

One of the tabloids said Dee was drunk at Frances memorial and that she made an embarassment of herself.

by Anonymousreply 3805/11/2010

another question. did she and deidre hall get along?

by Anonymousreply 3905/11/2010

Don't know if Dee and Allison got along IRL, but for a pair playing mother and daughter, Marlena and Sami rarely had scenes together.

by Anonymousreply 4005/11/2010

Jesus God, R37 - what the fuck do you want? She's tiny and still looks healthy - how is it possible that she looks the way she does in that photo and you still manage to sound critical?

by Anonymousreply 4105/12/2010

I agree that she looks good for her body type and is clearly healthier than she was. But she doesn't have the ectomorphic build that Hollywood idolizes and prefers.

by Anonymousreply 4205/12/2010

She's gorgeous, in my opinion.

I wonder what she will do given that both TBL and DOOL probably don't have many more years left.

by Anonymousreply 4303/23/2012

This thread is 900 years old. Half the posters in this thread are probably deceased.

by Anonymousreply 4403/23/2012

So? Allison Sweeney, TBL, and DOOL are still around.

by Anonymousreply 4503/24/2012

Skinny now.

by Anonymousreply 4603/24/2012

Is the poster who worked on Mercy still around? What about the lead for that show? She is in a movie with Zac Efron and she pings.

by Anonymousreply 4703/25/2012

She is fourth in seniority among the cast at Days of our Lives.

by Anonymousreply 4803/25/2012

If Sami looked in 1997 like Alison does in 2012, Austin would have dropped Carrie like a safe. Lucas wouldn't have stood a chance with her.

by Anonymousreply 4903/25/2012

Her face is starting to look gaunt.

Wonder if we have another Leann Rimes in the making?

by Anonymousreply 5003/25/2012

Leann Rimes was a regular on Days. She played Madison a runaway who was Jensen Ackles love interest.

by Anonymousreply 5103/25/2012

I hate her. I hated her when she was fat, I hate her now that she's thinner.

She can't act and she presents BL with all the skill of an autistic one armed dog.

She has two acting faces - bitch face and tears. And somehow they pair here with the finest cocks on DAYS - Rafe, Austin and EJ.

Which must be why, as someone stated above, the fraus love her and identify with her - they fantasize that all the hotties will be fighting over them, too. *eyeroll*

by Anonymousreply 5203/25/2012

I've been watching Days since One Life To Live went off the air. While it's not quite as good as OLTL (best soap ever IMO), It is campy and a bit over the top like OLTL. Allison's character Sami Brady reminds me a lot of OLTL's Tina Lord Roberts. They also have a lot of shirtless guys and a Dorian-style bitch named Kate. They should hire Erika Slezak and some other OLTL actors and pick up some new viewers.

by Anonymousreply 5303/25/2012

R53 did you know that Elaine Princi who played Dorian during Robin's absence originated the role of Kate on Days of our Lives?

by Anonymousreply 5403/25/2012

The Elaine Princi troll strikes again.


by Anonymousreply 5503/25/2012

If Allison Sweeney was the one writing the show during that summer Dena Higley through a hissy fit, then "Brava! Ms Sweeney!" Fans overwhelmingly LOVED that material and for a second, it felt like the good ol' Days.

Unfortunately Dena's temper tantrum got then Executive Producer Ed Scott fired and the show quickly proceeded to suck again for the next couple of years until Greg Meng took over. Maybe Allison Sweeney should consider writing for the show instead.

by Anonymousreply 5603/25/2012

*threw a hissy fit

by Anonymousreply 5703/25/2012

Again Allison Sweeney is FOURTH in seniority at Days of our Lives

Why shouldn't she throw her weight around

by Anonymousreply 5803/25/2012

Who are you talking to R58?

by Anonymousreply 5903/25/2012

It's really too bad that NBC couldn't/wouldn't pick up OLTL. It would have been a great companion soap to Days. Much more so than GH. They could even have Todd Manning and Carly Manning be related. The Ford brothers would provide some flesh for young Will.

by Anonymousreply 6003/25/2012

[quote]the fraus love her and identify with her - they fantasize that all the hotties will be fighting over them, too.*eyeroll*

Like the herrs don't do the same shit with hot chicks. Get over it.

by Anonymousreply 6103/25/2012

I don't think she's lost too much weight, but she definitively doesn't need to lose more.

I feel old hearing that Alison is fourth in seniority - Dee must be one of the other three, who else?

by Anonymousreply 6203/25/2012

[quote] I feel old hearing that Alison is fourth in seniority

At 'Days' if you leave the show, you lose your seniority. Once you come back you start all over again. They did make an exception during the Salem Slasher storyline, and no one lost their seniority during that time.

The three people ahead of Alison in seniority are

Suzanne Rogers, James Reynolds, Peggy McCay

Suzanne has the most seniority, as is top billed.


Suzanne Rogers

as Maggie Horton

by Anonymousreply 6303/25/2012

It's weird to say, but Days is making money in the wake of it slashing it's budget. It's one of the few shows making money for NBC, and that might just save it.

They rebooted it last fall, fired all the old writers and have, with some exceptions, moved away from the over the top stuff and are focusing on family drama.

Will's coming out is getting lots of positive publicity for the show.

And Alison Sweeney is still the center of several storylines.

by Anonymousreply 6403/25/2012

Thanks for the clarification R63. Dee was on that awful family show with Wilford Brimley and Shannen Dougherty.

by Anonymousreply 6503/25/2012

She has a cute family.

by Anonymousreply 6608/07/2012

On the Jeff Probst show. She looks better there than Sami does on Days.

by Anonymousreply 6711/17/2012

I think Days was in most danger of being cancelled when they were thinking of extending Matt Laurer's show and the Hoda and Kathy Lee show for (I think) a full six or seven hours of programming a day.

Matt's ratings are tanking and wasn't Hoda and Kathy in danger of being cancelled? I doubt they're considering this any longer.

Days isn't afraid to fire people who demand big pay raises, such as Bo (and they're already paid quite a pretty penny for what they do). I think Days will stay on the air.

by Anonymousreply 6811/17/2012

I think you are right, R68.

by Anonymousreply 6911/17/2012

who the hell dressed Caroline Rhea? And why would SHE be the host of a weight loss reality show???

by Anonymousreply 7011/17/2012

[quote]It's unusual for a soap star to cross over to tv/movies.


Christopher Reeve

Meg Ryan

Demi Moore

Calista Flockhart

Brad Pitt

Julianne Moore

John Stamos

Ryan Phillippe

Michelle Trachtenberg

Eva Longoria

Tommy Lee Jones

Josh Duhamel

Tom Selleck

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Morgan Freeman

Kathy Bates

Ray Liotta

Lindsay Lohan

Parker Posey

Marisa Tomei

Mark Hamill

Kevin Bacon

James Earl Jones

Cicely Tyson

Billy Dee Williams

JoBeth Williams

Laurence Fishburne

Mario van Peebles

Christian Slater

Robin Wright-Penn

Vivica Fox

would all disagree.

by Anonymousreply 7111/17/2012

Ali on The Doctors talking about running the LA marathon

by Anonymousreply 7211/17/2012

Alison has an interesting figure - large chest and heavy arms, but a slim, flat waist, and not much of a butt.

by Anonymousreply 7311/17/2012

The Facebook photo is so heavily airbrushed that I thought she'd gotten significant work done. But on the Probst show she doesn't.

by Anonymousreply 7411/17/2012

On Ellen

by Anonymousreply 7512/29/2012

On Iron Chef

by Anonymousreply 7612/29/2012

She's ugly (fat or thin) and a horrid actress.

And the idea that Sami would have dudes as hot as EJ, Rafe, and Lucas chasing after her is truly delusional. A guy like EJ would have her fired as the help.

by Anonymousreply 7712/29/2012

Are you blind, R77 - She's gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 7812/29/2012

r77 - please post a photo of yourself. Thanks in advance. :)

by Anonymousreply 7912/29/2012

On RR from a few years ago.

by Anonymousreply 8012/29/2012

IO think she is beautiful and real. She is a great soap opera actress and love her on the Biggest. She put weight on with her last baby but always looks great to me.

by Anonymousreply 8112/29/2012

She is definitely cute but I still can't see E.J. getting all hot over her. I think he would be with a more sophisticated beauty, kind of like a young Marlena

by Anonymousreply 8212/29/2012

The outfits they have her in on Days emphasize her bust and arms, and make her look chunkier than she is. Alison has beautiful eyes and nice skin.

It just looks weird with her and James Scott because of their height difference.

by Anonymousreply 8312/29/2012

She was in a fl Broadway play called "Prymate", in which he had to pantomime jerking off a gorilla.

by Anonymousreply 8412/29/2012

I think she's losing weight again.

by Anonymousreply 8512/30/2012

They put her in these skanky dresses that show off her back fat. It's shocking to look at.

by Anonymousreply 8601/01/2013

She reminds me of a secret redhead.

by Anonymousreply 8701/01/2013

Huh R87?

by Anonymousreply 8801/01/2013

I've got bad news for you R15.

by Anonymousreply 8901/01/2013

On Ellen talking completing a half triathalon.

by Anonymousreply 9001/03/2013

I heard (no proof of any sort) Allison didn't like the fact that Rafe was into her sister on the show. She supposedly HATED that storyline and went to the tbtb and told them to change it. I believe this because it seems like a couple of months after hearing this the show did indeed break up Carrie and Rafe. I didn't like the pairing either but the timing just seemed so suspect to me. Next thing you know the girl playing Carrie is gone from the show and Rafe is a love sick dope for Sami all over again.

by Anonymousreply 9101/03/2013

If true, R91, she was right. Carrie looked like an absolute stank ho running after he sister's man WHILE STILL MARRIED. She was also so self-righteous about this and Sammy has every right to ask her that day if she was sure that the baby was Austin's or Rafe's.

by Anonymousreply 9201/03/2013

Interesting R91

Carrie was always self righteous R92

by Anonymousreply 9301/03/2013

Carrie and Rafe was a serious misfire by the writers. Good for Alison if she did indeed user her clout to end it. And yes Carrie is such a skank on Days but they always write her as some sweetheart victim much like Kelly Taylor on 90210.

by Anonymousreply 9401/04/2013

Carrie is very, very telegenic though...gorgeous woman whose face was made for tv.

by Anonymousreply 9501/04/2013

I agree. Christie Clark is strikingly beautiful. I think Alison's grown into her beauty, though, and it's not just the weight loss.

by Anonymousreply 9601/04/2013

I used to like DOOL, not so much anymore. It was better when Doug & Julie were the focus.

by Anonymousreply 9701/06/2013

R97 - That was ages and ages ago.

by Anonymousreply 9801/06/2013

She looks stunning here.

by Anonymousreply 9901/27/2013

She's been looking exceptionally good on Days lately.

by Anonymousreply 10004/16/2013

Heather Tom was on bway in Prymate. Not Sweeney.

by Anonymousreply 10104/16/2013

I don't know anything about her but have always been a fan. I admire how she has a different beautiful hairdo every day. She is a good actress.

by Anonymousreply 10204/17/2013

That James Scott is gorgeous. He's a fabulous personality actor. His style reminds me of Clifton Webb.

by Anonymousreply 10304/17/2013

James and Ali make a cute couple. Light and dark.

by Anonymousreply 10404/21/2013

I love how she has pink hair now. Or at least a pink streak. Very cool.

by Anonymousreply 10504/21/2013

If James Scott had been an actor in the 30s and 40s, he would have been a huge movie star.

by Anonymousreply 10604/21/2013

I remember her character's fat ass chasing after Austin on DOOL. In what parallel universe could someone like her compete with the woman who played her sister/Austin's love interest (who was infinitely hotter)?

by Anonymousreply 10704/21/2013

r107, it's a soap opera. In what universe could Reva Shayne come back from her watery grave after ploughing her car off a bridge at full speed? Soaps fulfill the fantasies of big framed and overbearing fraus!

by Anonymousreply 10804/21/2013

She's taken Sami and turned it into a multi million dollar a year brand. Good for her.

by Anonymousreply 10904/21/2013

LOL, I guess I should also ask in what parallel universe could a woman be possessed by Satan?

by Anonymousreply 11004/21/2013

Allison was just on the cover of Shape. She looks amazing!

by Anonymousreply 11104/23/2013

More pics

by Anonymousreply 11204/23/2013

Where I live Days comes on right before Judge Judy, so when I was home I would turn it on and often catch the last few minutes of the show. I found myself attracted to this guy whos charactor's name is EJ. I couldn't get enough of I started watching a bit more and then they started this whole big teen gay love thing and I was hooked. I find Allison Sweeney gorgeous and very likable. She makes me think of a young Linda Evans.

by Anonymousreply 11304/23/2013

R109 [quote]She's taken Sami and turned it into a multi million dollar a year brand.

What does this mean? Sami is a character. Procter & Gamble (keeping it soapy) is a brand.

by Anonymousreply 11404/23/2013

"You raped me, Alan! You raped me!

"Meet me at the pub later!"

by Anonymousreply 11504/23/2013

I agree that James Scott is hot. Love it when EJ is on. I don't give a shit about the dumb storylines though.

by Anonymousreply 11604/23/2013

I find James Scott fascinating although I would not call him a good actor. I find him an interesting personality actor, the way he perfectly enunciates his lines in his crisp accent is a somewhat eccentric trait. It's almost like he's channeling a lost breed of English gentlemen, from the Edwardian period. I'd love to see him in a top hat and tails - he has one of the most incredible bodies I've ever seen and looks exquisitely elegant. He would have been a great fit on Downton Abbey - certainly much more authentic to the period than any of the actors on that show. His Days character is a bizarre one - the son of Stefano and Susan Banks, and the E of his name stands for Elvis.

The writing on the show is really nothing to write home about but since Eileen Davidson is back as Kristen and has a fun rapport with Scott, it's always compelling watching. Back to Alison for a sec - it's true what the poster above said - she made Sami a definitive character in the soap world, the perfect bitch one loved to hate (along with Carly from ATWT). Too bad the writers have forgotten her descpicable roots and made her a heroine because Sweeney's whole success with the character and making her a brand to rival Deidre as Marlena is that she was a character so masochistic, so perverse, so shameless and so toxic it was event television.

by Anonymousreply 11704/23/2013

r114, I think the poster meant that she has taken the character of Sami and turned that opportunity into creating a multi-million dollar brand, Ali Sweeney.

It's simply insane that this woman has two children in grade school, stars on a soap opera, hosts a reality show, works out an insane amount and wrote her own novel.

She's also CONSTANTLY popping up on other shows and networking, whether it's getting her home redecorate for HGTV or selling a dinner party show with her and Lisa Rinna to E! It's like you can't escape her even when you try.

by Anonymousreply 11804/23/2013

Great pic of Sami, Kristen and Vivian as the three witches of Salem! Jim Reilly was writing the show back then and these three characters were like something out a Marquise de Sade novel.

by Anonymousreply 11904/23/2013

Thanks for that pic R119

by Anonymousreply 12004/23/2013

The point is, like Susan Lucci before her, Allison took a one note teen character and rode it to the bank. She accepted early on that she neither had the looks or acting chops to move passed soap opera. So she stayed put and developed 'Sami' as the love to hate bitch. Sheis the star of the show, the highest paid, she has a primetime gig, a production deal with Universal, and her Q is through the roof. In the same way that Susan Lucci turned Erica into a brand, Ali Sweeney turned Sami into a similarly successful brand.

by Anonymousreply 12104/23/2013

But Alison has surpassed Susan Lucci. She's everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 12204/23/2013

And that is now called being a "brand." Okay. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 12304/23/2013

It can't be denied. The Lucci comparison is one I've never thought about, but you're right! James Scott should also be commended, he is equally as popular and having landed the Days gig after being fired from AMC, he has become the most popular leading man in all of daytime - an incredible achievement. Naturally James Scott and Alison Sweeney joining forces makes them not only a supercouple but the new Luke and Laura, meaning they will probably be able to dictate screentime and storylines in the near future. For two kids who aren't the best actors, we all have to take our hats off to Ali and James. Amazing how they have eclipsed Marlena, Bo, Hope, Stefano etc.... I just hope they are ready for Kristen because let's face it, Eileen Davidson is the best thing that ever happened to that show.

by Anonymousreply 12404/23/2013

Sami IS a brand. There's only one Sami in all of pop culture or any kind of global information landscape. Who the hell else is called Sami? What's the first thing you think of when you hear or see that name? Ali Sweeney in a wedding dress getting decked by her on screen sister.

by Anonymousreply 12504/23/2013

James and Ali are actually much more natural when they're not acting, don't you think?

by Anonymousreply 12604/23/2013

You could invent a drinking game for the amount of times James Scott blinks in a scene! Got to love him.

by Anonymousreply 12704/23/2013

I was Sammy Jo for awhile.

by Anonymousreply 12804/23/2013

I just asked the girl who is sitting beside me who is Sami? She said, do you mean the girl from the soap who roofied her sisters boyfriend?

by Anonymousreply 12904/23/2013

What I always thought was particularly brilliant about the Sami character is that every scheme she has ever plotted is built on one single event - watching her mother cheating on her father with John Black! That moment in her life damaged her beyond repair and informed all her disastrous life choices and THAT my friends is the mark of a great soap opera character. When a single event can create years upon years of story. This is why Ali has made that character more than the sum of her parts.

by Anonymousreply 13004/23/2013

R126 - Alison and James have a lot of chemistry.

by Anonymousreply 13104/23/2013

Allison and Gillian have a lot of chemistry

by Anonymousreply 13204/23/2013

[quote] she neither had the looks or acting chops to move passed soap opera.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 13304/23/2013

Oh and btw this is r113 can you tell from my post that I am obese?

by Anonymousreply 13404/23/2013

R132 WTF! Who's Gillian? Or are you talking about Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs?

by Anonymousreply 13504/23/2013

I think James Scott is a very good actor.

by Anonymousreply 13604/23/2013

R130, not taking anything from Allison, but that is what you call good writing. I know he's polarizing, but James E. Reilly wrote the shit out of that show from 93 until 97. When Allison recently celebrated her 20th anniversary on the show, she credited Jim Reilly for laying the groundwork as to who Sami is.

by Anonymousreply 13704/23/2013

I just don't understand the Allison love.

Never have, never will.

by Anonymousreply 13804/23/2013

Simmer down R135!

by Anonymousreply 13904/23/2013

She's a really good crier.

by Anonymousreply 14004/23/2013

I had no idea she was so huge. I just started watching DOOL when the gay storyline started. I used to catch the last five minutes back in the '80s if I was home to watch Another World (instead of on tape later). I don't think Sami was on the show then

by Anonymousreply 14104/23/2013

I think Alison started in '92.

by Anonymousreply 14204/23/2013

Sami and EJ - the great love of the ages! Very romantic! Love at first sight!!!!....:

by Anonymousreply 14304/23/2013

I personally loved Sami when she had a bit of meat on her bones.

by Anonymousreply 14404/24/2013

Alison won Favorite Villainess several years in a row if I'm not mistaken.

by Anonymousreply 14504/24/2013

She's one of these girls who will always look chunk regardless of how much weight she loses.

by Anonymousreply 14604/24/2013

R143 is clearly one of those fat unhinged fraus from the soap boards, who cries rape every five minutes about anything. Girl, don't hate because no one wants to fuck your sloppy pussy. Go back to SON or wherever, your kind isn't wanted or needed here, because you are obviously too stupid to know what rape is.

by Anonymousreply 14704/24/2013

r147 - idiot. Ever hear of irony?

by Anonymousreply 14804/24/2013

Allison is quite cute. She's a MILF and she's been smart in terms of expanding her brand. Whoever is saying that she's fat is nuts, she's not.

by Anonymousreply 14904/24/2013

She's definitely not fat. Actually if Alison as she looked in the 90s had lived 100 years beforehand, she would be considered the paradigm for female beauty. No joke.

by Anonymousreply 15004/24/2013

No she is not fat. She has big rack and a short waist which gives the illusion of being bigger than she actually is. I remember during her bulimia storyline, everyone was going Sami's bulimic? Then we saw her in person and figured out that it was her tits, they're huge.

by Anonymousreply 15104/24/2013

This is practically softcore porn!

by Anonymousreply 15204/24/2013

Okay, now they are having all the hunks strip ala Magic Mike. This show, meow!!!!

by Anonymousreply 15304/24/2013

R153, Will, Sonny, or Brian?

by Anonymousreply 15404/24/2013

Gotta say it, Daniel really rocked that stage! Wow!!

by Anonymousreply 15504/24/2013

She looked gorgeous when she was zaftig and she looks gorgeous now that she's svelte.

LOL R144 clip. Kate was saying she's a job creator.

by Anonymousreply 15604/24/2013

Alison's hair looks amazing in the clip from R145

by Anonymousreply 15704/24/2013

r156 - very well said.

by Anonymousreply 15804/25/2013

Here's Sami confronting Marlena about her affair with John - Alison was very green here and the acting is predictably appalling!:

by Anonymousreply 15904/25/2013

She is currently fourth in seniority at Days. It breaks down like this

Suzanne Rogers

James Reynolds

Peggy McCay

Allison Sweeney

Kristian Alfonso

Lauren Koslow

by Anonymousreply 16004/25/2013

The definition of a hot mess!

by Anonymousreply 16104/25/2013

Is this something the credits tell you, R160? They go by so fast nowadays, I've never looked at DOOL's.

by Anonymousreply 16204/25/2013

Can someone tell us why they got rid of Sean Douglas (the excruciatingly handsome Brandon Beemer only, not the other guy) and Nathan Horton (Mark Hapka)?

by Anonymousreply 16304/25/2013

Deidre Hall always gets billed last regardless of how many times she leaves the show.

by Anonymousreply 16404/25/2013

Here is an opulent orchestration of the theme used around the time of Jim Reilly's return as head writer:

by Anonymousreply 16504/25/2013

Ali Sweeney's weight loss journey was partially brought on because back in the 90s, she had the nickname Spami on online soap sites. It annoyed her quite a bit and I remember her being interviewed on Entertainment Tonight about it. Most of the fan encounters I've read about her describe her as a nice person.

by Anonymousreply 16604/25/2013

I enjoy the twins who play Sami and EJ's son Johnny. Great little actors - I don't know which one this is, but he's very precocious!

by Anonymousreply 16704/25/2013

More Johnny:

by Anonymousreply 16804/25/2013

Apparently, Alison decided to change her eating habits after a visit to the dentist who advised her to cut back on sugar.

by Anonymousreply 16904/25/2013

I know this thread is about Alison/Sami but there is a major sexual tension at the end of this clip between EJ, Sami's husband-to-be and Will, who is Sami's son... start the clip from 2:55 and tell me I'm not imagining this!!!! They look really attracted to each other!

by Anonymousreply 17004/25/2013

You're not imagining a thing, R170. They look and act just like two people in love with each other.

by Anonymousreply 17104/25/2013

Happened to catch the show today, first time in a year. When did Tad become friendly with Sonny? He was formerly a homophobe -- has he finally realized he's gay and will be a third wheel in a triangle with Will and Sonny?

by Anonymousreply 17204/26/2013

She's got a killer body now.

by Anonymousreply 17304/29/2013

Rafe was the worst dancer out of the strippers. Brady was the best. Eric M comes across as so gay on-screen though.

by Anonymousreply 17404/29/2013

r164 Check again. Deidre is billed in the middle of the credits now. Has been since her return in 2011.

The "And Deidre Hall as Marlena Evans" billing at the end was a perk offered her when she returned to the show in 1991, along with a huge salary. Apparently, the opted not to offer it when they brought her back.

by Anonymousreply 17504/30/2013

r175, I'm surprised Deidre came back. She'd rather be poverty stricken that lose her place in the credits!

by Anonymousreply 17604/30/2013

Are there links to any of the stripping scenes?

by Anonymousreply 17704/30/2013

R176, you're not kidding.

The connection to fame and presitge these actresses -- or stars -- have over the craft of acting is so bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 17805/02/2013

Back in the late 90s, Hall's 1991 Days contract leaked on line, I remember it being a 3 year contract with an option for her to leave every 6 months. She was to be paid an huge salary of 1.5 miillion a year and had a guarantee of 3-4 episodes per week.

She also had male co-star approval, a car of her choice every year, ridiculous amount of paid vacation time, her pick of trailers (she picked Drake Hogystyns and had his ass thrown out of his trailer) and a pay or play development deal with NBC.

Part of that development deal was that they would spin her off into her own soap called Manhattan Lives, where Marlena would move to Manhattan with step daughter Carrie.

Scripts were written and a mere weeks before filming was to begin NBC pulled the plug fearing Marlena was too important to Days to spin her off.

Hall still got a flat rate from NBC for the spinoff that never was on top of her 1.5 million annual salary

She also had a TV movie deal with NBC as part of her contract

by Anonymousreply 17905/03/2013

Was Manhattan Lives intended to air in primetime?

by Anonymousreply 18005/03/2013

[quote]She also had ... her pick of trailers (she picked Drake Hogystyns and had his ass thrown out of his trailer)

Neat trick, since they don't and never have had trailers at DAYS.

by Anonymousreply 18105/03/2013

Alison shows workout tips. She's in excellent shape.

by Anonymousreply 18207/10/2013

On this month's self and has a video about her fitness plan.

by Anonymousreply 18307/21/2013

[quote] Neat trick, since they don't and never have had trailers at DAYS.

It actually wasn't a trailer, but a dressing room with a private shower. It was Drake's, but when she returned she demanded that dressing room (which was Drake's)

Manhattan Lives was suppose to be her star vehicle, as she was co-executive producer.

NBC had to decided between that show and Sunset Beach by Aaron Spelling.

SB won

by Anonymousreply 18407/21/2013

When was Manhattan Lives?

by Anonymousreply 18507/21/2013

She did a play on Broadway, PRYMATE, in which she played a lab assistant who gave a (simulated) handjob to a (simulated)gorilla, played by Andre DeShields.

by Anonymousreply 18607/25/2013

Really R186 LOL!

by Anonymousreply 18707/25/2013

She's so damn U G L Y

by Anonymousreply 18807/25/2013

R188 is jealous and mean mean mean!

by Anonymousreply 18907/25/2013

Allison's 7-day fat-burning plan:

Monday: Fight. "I work out with my trainer for about 90 minutes. Lately we do Eskrima, a type of ancient Filipino fighting that involves lunges, squats and a 2 1/2-foot stick."

Tuesday: Hill Climbs. "When I don't have much free time, I'll take a 45-minute run on a hilly route. The hills are so good for your butt—it's an extra benefit!"

Wednesday: Chill. "If I get home at 9 p.m., I just say, "I worked out yesterday. I'm going to do it again tomorrow." I'm happy to take a free pass."

Thursday: Longer Run. "I'll go for 6-7 miles in the morning if I can get it in."

Friday: Tone at Home. "I do DVDs. One of Bob's has a move where you lie down then stand without using your hands. It's so hard, and I'll think, He's looking at me!"

Saturday: Pedal Power. "I'll do an 18- to 20-mile bike ride. I live in fear of getting doored like Paul Rudd in 'This Is 40.'"

Sunday: Mid-Distance Run. "I'll go 5-6 miles. I also meditate at home for 20 minutes—no music, no thinking about what's next. I'm learning to be still."

by Anonymousreply 19007/31/2013

What is she going to do after Days?

by Anonymousreply 19108/27/2013

Now with dark hair

by Anonymousreply 19211/11/2013

r191 - sleep?

by Anonymousreply 19303/21/2014

I love her new hair.

by Anonymousreply 19403/21/2014

She has a new novel coming out.

by Anonymousreply 19505/29/2014

She is fourth in seniority

Now she is going to give that up, and Kristian Alfonso will move up one spot to be fourth.

by Anonymousreply 19605/29/2014

The show wouldn't last much longer after she leaves.

by Anonymousreply 19705/30/2014

The series with Dee was originally Pacific Lives, which was to take place in Hawaii. Tommy Horton and Sandy Horton were supposed to be part of it, working in a clinic where Marlena comes to take over. The Hayeses were also supposed to show up, but it did morph into Manhattan Lives which to me sounded less interesting.

by Anonymousreply 19805/30/2014

Talking about her new novel.

by Anonymousreply 19907/30/2014

[all posts by childish idiot removed]

by Anonymousreply 20007/30/2014

She has not been fat in some time. The clip posted in R199 is new.

by Anonymousreply 20107/30/2014

Is she a Republican? Someone said she was.

by Anonymousreply 20207/30/2014

She's not vocally political.

by Anonymousreply 20307/30/2014

She's gained some weight back.

by Anonymousreply 20407/30/2014

She's been outstanding the past few weeks on DOOL, as Sami seeks revenge on EJ and Abigail.

by Anonymousreply 20507/30/2014

She has been shadowing directors at GH for a year, and she's filling in for a director who had to take a leave.

by Anonymousreply 20607/30/2014

R206 - Have any of her GH episodes aired?

by Anonymousreply 20707/30/2014

sorry r203 but she is a republican. her hubby had mitt on his facebook page until fans began to kvetch then he removed it.

by Anonymousreply 20808/01/2014

Got proof?

by Anonymousreply 20908/01/2014

I was enjoying Sami's revenge plot but now she's playing it like some rich bitch Real Housewife type. I loathe the "fancy rich lady" voice and the pretentious mannerisms.

She sold Stefano's island. What a bitch.

Ali needs to gain some weight back in her face and go blond again. She looks very strange of late.

by Anonymousreply 21008/02/2014

I was kind of disappointed she & Abby didn't get into a knock-down drag out fight when Abby went to the mansion to confront her.

Believe she has gone back to blonde. Not sure if it was before she stopped filming.

by Anonymousreply 21108/02/2014

I wish they'd just do a full-out "fall from grace" story for Abigail and make her interesting instead of the Dannifer worshiper she's been.

by Anonymousreply 21208/02/2014

R210 - See clip in R199

She's blonde now and has gained some weight.

by Anonymousreply 21308/02/2014

Good to know, R213, thanks.

by Anonymousreply 21408/02/2014

Her new novel? Novel's a bit of a stretch don't you think?

by Anonymousreply 21508/02/2014

R215 - It is a novel. The lead character is a script supervisor.

by Anonymousreply 21608/02/2014

The GH episode Ali directed airs tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 21708/14/2014

Ali does the ice bucket challenge

by Anonymousreply 21808/20/2014

Her farewell to Days

by Anonymousreply 21910/30/2014

Possibly returning to Days

by Anonymousreply 22012/14/2014

Alison and The Biggest Loser return on Thursday.

by Anonymousreply 22101/05/2015

[R190] what date was that when you say ej and sami looked like they have some sexual tension? The video is down

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